Arrivederci Wine & Jazz
Sunday, Feb.14, 2016: 5pm - 10pm
The food is excellent and much better than we anticipated. We also enjoy the music very much. The reason for the lower grade is that the service the last time we were there was not good. We think there was a problem in the kitchen but we were never told why the delay. We have been there before and it has been a good experience so we are going to over-look this one-off (we hope) experience.
We're never disappointed going here. Thank you for a great intimate Italian restaurant!!
Great place to gather with friends. Wait staff is attentive, food is excellent, and drinks are over the top. Not overly expensive either.
Wonderful atmosphere did not feel like we were in Milwaukie, OR. really takes you into another element which was very surprising yet really nice ! Food was very good, place was vibrant and busy and fun. Had a Great time, we will be back and have already told friends and family about Arrivederci, thanks for a Great time !
This is a fun casual dining option. The food is very good. The wine is reasonable. The other guests looked liked they were enjoying themselves. There is always live music. I had bruschetta and gnocchi and a glass of red and they were all yummy.
Live Jazz music each night... great food as always...
The food was very good. We were there for Sellwood Jazz which was excellent.
What a fantastic little find! You would never know from the inside that you were right off of 99E. I was quite impressed by the freshness of their food and the produce they used. Everything we tried was excellent and priced reasonably. Clientele age ranged from mid-twenties to mid-seventies, giving it a fun, eclectic feel. I wouldn't describe the vibe as terribly swanky or stuffy (you might expect that from the name), but maintaining a balance of high quality (food/music/wine) and easy going. I.e., this spot is equally appropriate for a date night or special event, or just a casual night with friends or family. You can definitely hang out here for a few hours enjoying the music with a bottle and some apps and not feel rushed out.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here with friends and will definitely be regular patrons!
We love it!!! Great people great ambiance and great service!!!
I am in love with this place! From the amazing wine list, delicious food, to the incredible live music. Can’t say enough good things. Will most definitely be going back.
We love this place! Lee is the best!
Good food great music! The Jazz group really added to the atmosphere of the restaurant and the mood of the evening. The special Spicy Seafood pasta was very good. only one thing missing, They really need a good Chianti on the menu. I think an Italian restaurant with our a good Chianti is like cake without icing.
We had a very good meal. The service wasn’t very attentive, had to request our wine from the bartender.
Excellent food and service. I will be going there again in the future. What a jewel hidden on McLaughlin in Milwaukie.
First and foremost, make a reservation! Met with friends the other evening. We received a warm welcome and were seated promptly. Our server was attentive and helpful. For example one of our party wasn't sure whether she wanted the house white or pinot grigio, the server brought samples. Thank you very much. The food was delicious and well presented. Needless to say, we'll be back in a month or so.
Special thanks to Samantha for taking such good care of our party. Even found a better table for us.
Excellent overall experience. We had prompt service and the food was great.
Food and service was excellent. Great atmosphere.
Great place for friends, food and wine. The music is always great.
Our first visit and were not disappointed. Came for husbands birthday and food was delicious, ambiance was good but noise level was really high. So loud at some times, we couldn't hear each other talk (a table of ladies were having a VERY good time). We will definitely come again, but probably a little later in the evening so we can enjoy the music for a while.
From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and appreciated. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.The entertainment was so good that it is indescribable.
This was a "save face" for me! I stupidly tried to make a reservation for Mother's Day dinner for my wife and I WAY late in the game- "D'Oh!!" but she was happy with the belated nite out. I love this place! YUM.
We always love this place!
If you really enjoy good Italian wine, ask for what they have off the menu.
The pasta was incredible, fantastic experience!
I chose this for my Birthday dinner. We had great service, great food and wonderful music! What more could this birthday girl say! We will be back.
I have come to Arrivederci many times with my husband and it has always been a good experience. Last weekend I booked a reservation for six people and we were seated in a booth. It was one of the most uncomfortable dining experiences I've had to date. The booth is very poorly designed--the table is far from the bench seating and you can't pull the benches in to get closer to the table. The only comfortable way to dine is by either holding your plate up to your torso, or sitting at the very edge of the bench so you can reach the table. Three of the six people at dinner were in pain by the end of the meal. Also, this particular table didn't have a server--it was taken care of by the bartender, but no one told us that. We sat there for a long time waiting for someone to offer drinks or food orders and no one came by. I finally waved to the bartender (through an odd cut out in the wall) and asked for a server. The bartender said he would take our orders. He was very nice once we caught his attention, but it was an odd dining experience. This was for a special occasion and was pretty disappointing. Discomfort aside, the food was great. I just don't want to have to ice my back after spending $200 on a meal.
The service started out slow but picked up once we ordered our second course. Food was worth the wait. I would come back a second time.
We always enjoy ourselves here. Everything is wonderful!
We went to listen to Robby Laws Andrew Larson play live music had the most fun ever.
What a great little find! I've heard it was a cool place so I took a girlfriend for her birthday. I was perfect. What a gem.
Table for 8 was not in a great location but that really could not be helped. They have limited spots in the restaurant that will accommodate that size party. Had I known 2 of us were not going to make it I could have adjusted the reservation and opened up entirely different areas of the place which would have been great.
Aside from that one point I really would recommend this place. Decent wine list, great food and music. My third time here, I will definitely return.
Dinner was delicious! Great music! A hidden gem on Mcgloughlin. I will go back again, soon. The restaurant has a cool vibe to it, it has multiple areas/sections that all have a different feel about them. The music started later then I expected so we hung out to listen for a while. Great evening
My friends and I meet here for happy hour quiet often. We usually just sit at the bar, but I reserved a table because we were expecting a larger group. The food, drinks and staff are always amazing! See you next time!
As always, the food was great, as was the service. My only complaint was the live music was so loud we couldn't hear our dinner companions talk, despite the fact that we were as far away as is physically possible to be. In addition, the music was definitely NOT jazz but some loud contemporary stuff. It was nearly 8 pm on a Saturday night, but certainly not past dinner hours. I guess I'll go earlier or not on Saturday. One of the main appeals is the jazz. I hope this wasn't typical.
Warm and cozy ambiance, delicious Italian food and the best jazz in town! What more could one ask for?
Great music and food.
Great place for jazz and dinner.
We go for and love the music...After Six with Graham Covington
Great place to meet a group of friends. Loud enough we didn't feel overly loud while we were visiting. Good wine selection and great food options! Really loved the quirky seating areas. We had our own window to the bar and loved it!