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Best Italian Restaurants in Forest Park

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A photo of Dolly Olive restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(87)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 40 times today
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, OR on the bustling corner of SW Alder & SW 12th, Dolly Olive centers around Southern Mediterranean ingredients and flavors, with an emphasis on an in house bakery program, fresh made pastas, and Italian aperitifs. Dolly Olive sports an inviting atmosphere featuring soft leather banquettes, warm wood accents, and custom patterned tiles. We're currently serving brunch & dinner daily with a midday aperitivo hour. Whether you're stopping in for a pre-show dinner, celebrating a special event in your life, or just popping in for a quick bite at Dolly Olive you can expect an excellent experience, start to finish.
A photo of MiNGO West restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2654)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Beaverton
Booked 43 times today
MiNGO West, located in the bustling and evolving city of Beaverton, has earned a reputation for offering excellent Italian cuisine. Guests often appreciate the restaurant for its reliably good food, remarkable service, and a welcoming atmosphere. The changing seasonal menu keeps the dining experience fresh and interesting, with consistent quality across all dishes. Special mentions from customers include the Spiedini Gamberi appetizer and the Penne Sugo for dinner complemented by an excellent selection of Italian wines. The restaurant's modern PNW Italian cuisine has been described as "simply outstanding", making MiNGO West a must-visit for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Serratto restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2399)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 18 times today
Serratto is a delightful Italian restaurant recognized for its exceptional food, wine, and service, garnering rave reviews. Located in Portland, Oregon, the restaurant is praised for its warm ambiance, attentive staff, and authentic Italian cuisine, confirmed by a customer who has lived in Rome. From the desirable rigatoni and the best lemon drops in town to a unique twist on traditional Italian dishes, Serratto offers a superb dining experience. Patrons commend the fine Italian wine selection, and laud the restaurant as one of the best places to eat in Portland. With its consistent high-quality food and service, it is no wonder Serratto is a favorite among locals.
A photo of Barba Mingo restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1350)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 13 times today
Barba Mingo in Portland is highly praised for its exceptional Italian cuisine. For over 15 years, visitors have delighted in the warm ambiance, personable staff, and superb food and wine selection. The restaurant consistently provides excellent and familiar Italian fare, with a unique twist that sets it apart. Reviewers mention daily specials and outstanding Italian dishes like lasagna and gnocchi, served at reasonable prices in a cozy, unpretentious setting. Excellent service delivered by the professional staff heightens the dining experience, making Barba Mingo a popular choice for special occasions and regular visits. A solid favorite, Barba Mingo offers an authentic taste of Italy in the heart of Portland.
A photo of Caffe Mingo restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(283)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 6 times today
Caffe Mingo located in Portland stands out for its authentic Italian cuisine, described by patrons as 'consistently amazing' and 'top-notch'. This family-friendly eatery, recognized for accommodating to the needs of young diners, also offers a unique 'family-style feast' where the server selects a variety of dishes for the table to share. With offerings ranging from delicious chicken ragu caccitore to creamy panna cotta for dessert, their menu boasts an array of Italian classics. Guests also appreciated the restaurant's 'knowledgeable' staff, 'friendly service', and 'cozy atmosphere', while also acknowledging the restaurant's impressive wine selection and top-notch food recommendations. Despite being a smaller venue with the occasional noise level, Caffe Mingo is considered one of the 'Top 5 Italian restaurants in Portland' by various customers. Its reputation for authenticity and consistent quality makes it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
A photo of Piattino restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(473)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 10 times today
Piattino is highly praised for its authentic and excellent Italian cuisine. According to customers, the restaurant stands out in Portland with its warm and welcoming atmosphere, along with consistently high-quality food and service. Reviewers applaud dishes such as Lamb Pepperdell, pasta, polenta pie, and pizzas, labeling them as delicious and indicative of true Italian fare. One reviewer compared Piattino's cozy environment to a neighborhood bistro in Paris or New York City. The staff's flexibility in catering to specific dietary needs is also applauded. With unique and tasty dishes, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff, Piattino is heralded as a go-to choice for Italian cuisine.
A photo of Don's Favorite Foods restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(63)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Beaverton
Don’s Favorite Foods is a prix-fixe restaurant created by husband and wife team Chef Don Salamone and Kate Laurents in partnership with Sommelier Adam Galbraith. We also offer cocktails courtesy of Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Benjamin "Banjo" Amberg.Our Italian and French-influenced menu changes monthly and highlights dishes Don grew up with as well as those he mastered though his experiences working at Michelin-starred restaurants all over the country.From Don: At Don’s, you may find gnocchi like my Ma used to make or Italian sausage modeled after my Godfather’s, Oreste “Ernie” Capone. You might also find scallops still in their shells, Oregon pork in the style of Braciole, and popovers I learned to make from my mother-in-law, Terry, because the Laurents family makes those every Christmas morning... beef tartare, sea urchin, caviar, etc too. These things are all my favorites.We hope you’ll find some of your new (or old) favorites here too.
A photo of The Star Portland restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(287)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 14 times today
The Star Portland is highly reputed for its excellent Pizzeria cuisine. Customers often echo its praise, attesting to the quality and authenticity of its deep dish pizza. The pizza crust stands out for its perfect balance, neither too dense nor too light, and the dishes have been described as a "midwest pie" experience. Customers have labeled it an "outstanding" addition to the pizza scene in Portland. Besides pizza, its salads and appetizers are equally commendable. The service and atmosphere are also part of what makes the dining experience great. Whether you're a local or an out-of-towner, The Star Portland leaves a memorable impression.
A photo of Mama Mia Trattoria restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1743)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 10 times today
Mama Mia Trattoria, located in Portland, is highly praised for its contemporary Italian cuisine. Patrons rave about the "old school" Italian food on offer, celebrating the variety and authenticity of the dishes. It's a favorite among locals and visitors alike, often visited for special occasions like birthday and anniversary dinners. The restaurant stands out for its excellent service and delightful dishes, with the carbonara, chicken parmesan, and eggplant parmesan receiving special mentions. The complimentary focaccia bread and house-made desserts also add to the experience. Despite its location in a less than ideal neighborhood, the outstanding food and atmosphere make Mama Mia Trattoria a must-visit for lovers of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Grand Amari restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(123)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 3 times today
Grand Amari is a highly acclaimed Italian restaurant that has received glowing reviews from enthusiasts of Italian cuisine. Patrons are particularly impressed with the fresh and delicious food, the friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, and the wide variety of wines and beverages on offer. One reviewer described it as "a unique variety of traditional and modern Italian dishes that both delight and push the boundaries of expectations." It also offers a unique Italian dining experience that reminds customers of dining in New York or Milan. Other diners praise the restaurant for its exceptional service, high-quality ingredients, and delicious dishes like the ribeye steak and Cacio e Pepe. Appealing to both traditional and innovative taste buds, Grand Amari is a culinary gem that is a must-visit for all lovers of Italian cuisine.
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