Castagna Restaurant

4.9
744 reviews
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At Castagna Restaurant we offer two different dining options: a Chef’s tasting menu and a Seven course menu
The Chef’s tasting menu is $165 per guest and the Seven course is $100 per guest
The Chef’s tasting menu is only offered until 9pm each night.

Vegetarian versions of both menu’s are available with 24 hour advanced notice.

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Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had been to Roe Restaurant for its tasting menu the might before and found it too pricey for the experience. Castagna Restaurant was a much better value. We ordered the complete tasting menu and found it very competently prepared and with more than a few pleasant surprises. The foie gras pate was amazing and among the best I have ever had. I felt that the wine parings were across the board acceptable; a couple were outstanding. The meal was paced well and we never felt rushed but would have preferred a few more minutes between courses. Other than that. the service was exceptional.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really incredible meal.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Unique and memorable food.

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DF
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The food was inventive, fun and spectacular. Great and interesting mix of flavors. The service was spot on, and our wait staff was fun and knowledgeable. We selected the 7 course menu which was perfect. The plates are all small, but we didn't leave hungry. It was quiet, lovely ambience and nice date night for my husband and me. I highly recommend it if you like interesting flavors and a chance to experiment with foods you may not normally order. Everything was superb!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent cuisine worthy of a Michelin star consideration. While Portland Oregon has a great many good restaurants, few can be considered fine dining like Castagna.
Excellent service, attentive but not rushed.
Food is European blended with Japanese influences, artful presentation, many surprising flavors blended together. Delicious. Fish, poultry and beef are part of the menu as well while the dinner starts off with a series of deliciously prepare amuse bouche. I can recommend the wine pairing which is made up out of mostly European wines ie. France, Italy and Germany (a Wonderfull Riesling).
The ambiance is tasteful and clean. The music selection wasn't quite fitting the mood considering you're going on a fine dining journey and music should be more of a background filler.

One small flaw was the fact there is no espresso coffee available, only drip coffee unfortunately. At a restaurant of this level one would expect that to be on offer.

An experience at this level comes at a price but the price value is well balanced.

Overall we enjoyed a great experience and will certainly be back.

Steven Ploem.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Food is thoughtful and expertly balanced. Also perfect portions for a tasting menu. This restaurant is a breath of fresh air in the food scene. Definitely worth a visit. I live in Seattle and would drive down to Portland just to have dinner at Castagna.

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Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful and very informative. Clearly a unique dining experience in Portland. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious, creative and high quality. We will continue to support this restaurant as it is an important asset to the Portland restaurant culture.

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WR
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tasting menu dinner we’ve had In Portland. Amazing experience

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Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderfully enjoyable evening. Quiet in-rushed excellent service some great wine recommendations and food that tasted as good as it looked.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal dining experience. A culinary adventure from course to course. Incredibly well paced and balanced. The sections did not have one weak offering and each presentation easily stood on its own. Could not have been happier with the meal. Fantastic value for the Seven Course option.

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J
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and outstanding offerings that were very varied in their tastes… This is definitely a very special occasion place, and one to savor❣️😋

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit didn’t disappoint. So many delicious and creative dishes, I especially loved the trout with leek and black vinaigrette and the satsuma desert. Service was very attentive, but not rushed. Thank you Castagna!

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R
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great creative food, beautiful quiet room, fantastic wine service.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an exceptional place with sophisticated food and stylish environment. Molecular cuisine presentations was so fun to eat and delicious to savor. There was enough going on to keep lively conversation just around food and wine pairing. Hard to forget culinary experience and made our anniversary a day to remember.

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MP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as usual. The only unusual negative was a table of folks who probably thought they were in a bar and produced noise levels to go with that. They were so loud that we could hardly hear the conversation at our table with their table quite a distance away. Other than that food and service were great.

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LP
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a treat to visit. We look forward to our next visit.

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TR
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Have already recommended it to others.

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l
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, exceptional food! Better than I expected.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal and the staff was super accommodating of my lactose and gluten intolerance. I would def recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic dinner.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here with my girlfriend for our 3 year anniversary. The meal took us 2 hours for the 7 course menu (a positive thing), the wait staff was attentive and friendly. As a young couple even the $100 price tag (without drinks) is fairly steep during any given month, but worth the overal experience.

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HK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible and the service is exquisite. We try to get there every time we come to Portland.

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C
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in the Portland area. Michelin star quality and price.

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awesome as usual! We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dinner.

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YP
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the very elegant tasting menu. Each dish was like a beautifully wrapped present. The cocktails were delicious and even though we opted out of the wine pairings, the recommended wine was perfect. The shared service was seamless and all were well informed about every dish. Except for a noticeable lag between a few dishes, the experience was truly memorable.

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PB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience in every respect. The food is, in a sense, simple--most dishes have but three main components, so each component plays a vital role in the dish as a whole--yet conceptually sophisticated. A dish of beet with crispy chard, for example, first delights the front of the tongue with its sweetness and softness but then stimulates the back of the tongue with its bitterness and crispiness. The service is perfect--warm but not intrusive, relaxing but not relaxed. Dietary accommodations are handled with laudable deftness. At $100 for a seven-course experience of such pleasure, the meal is a remarkable value.

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l
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant for that special occasion. Will definitely be coming back!

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GC
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and wine list. A fantastic dining experience. World class food in a casual setting. If you enjoy tasting menus this is your place!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service were amazing. I just wish they acknowledged our anniversary which was noted in our reservation...

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a foodie's delight. Absolutely creative dishes and amazing presentation. My only minor gripe is the restaurant decor, a kind of minimalistic 70's barren landscape - but, again, the reason you are here is for a food adventure.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best fine dining Portland has to offer. Get the chef tasting menu, it’s incredible.

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MS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We ate at Castanga a few years ago and we were blown away by how delicious and inventive the food was. This time however, the food was good, but not worth the price you pay. The gratuity is included, but it is on top of the price of the meal. Most of the time when we have dined at restaurants where the gratuity in included (Or where it is stated the staff is paid a living wage), it’s already included in the price. This is what Castanga needs to do. I would not recommend them now.

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G
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wine pairings were absolutely incredible, partially due to the exceptional description and story of each provided by the sommelier.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish wash creative and delicious.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent in every way, we had the tasting menu. Outstanding tastes every course was a delightful surprise. Would definitely come back on another occasion.

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HH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Medicore food at delicious (for them) prices. Save time and eat your burnt money instead.

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JK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I told the server that the experience was about art, not just the food. I was referring to the presentation of each course and the design of the space, as well as to the flavor and texture of each course. The flavor and texture of the rock fish were especially wonderful and it arrived much hotter than is usual with restaurant food, which made it all the more delectable.

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F
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Should be a Michelin starred restaurant. Worthy chef.

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J
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place food great would recommend for anyone

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GF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine pairing was especially azaming!
Everything was great- but the wine stood proudest with some rare pours!

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