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Best Italian Restaurants in Portland

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A photo of Nostrana restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5418)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 77 times today
Nostrana, a well-loved restaurant in Portland, boasts an impeccable reputation for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Reviewers consistently rave about the divine food, authentic Italian experience, and excellent service. Customers highlight the tender octopus and the superb pizzas, all bursting with classic Italian flavors. The restaurant's fusion of traditional Italian fare with Northwest ingredients is highly appreciated, and dishes such as the goat cheese pappardelle and radicchio salad are cited as sublime. The beverage offerings are also highly praised, from the cocktails to the strong wine list. Its warm, hospitable environment and high-quality food lead many customers to deem Nostrana the best Italian food spot in the area, providing a fantastic dining experience time and time again.
A photo of Dolly Olive restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(87)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 34 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 Il Terrazzo restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(712)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southwest Portland
Booked 14 times today
Il Terrazzo is a much-loved Italian restaurant in the competitive Portland dining scene, boasting a prime waterfront location. The restaurant consistently receives rave reviews, notably for its excellent and authentic Italian food, friendly professional service, and beautiful venue that offers spectacular river views. Diners have particularly praised the restaurant's knowledgeable staff, wonderful wine selection, and the freshness of the ingredients. Not only is the food outstanding, but the ambiance also contributes to a unique dining experience. The combination of delicious cuisine, warm and attentive service, and stunning surroundings continues to see Il Terrazzo recognized as one of the best Italian restaurants in Portland.
A photo of Serratto restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2399)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 20 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 Grand Amari restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(123)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 4 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.
A photo of Piattino restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(473)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 8 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 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 Barba Mingo restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1350)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 16 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 The Star Portland restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(287)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 13 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 clarklewis restaurant
4.2
Awesome(2504)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 4 times today
Located in an industrial district in SE PDX, clarklewis offers a unique take on Northwest cuisine, with reviewers lauding it as consistently classic and superbly imaginative. The farm-to-table establishment, which opened its doors in 2003, has become a staple in Portland's dining scene, impressing both local and out-of-town guests with its exceptional menu and high-quality service. Described as a "go-to spot for date night," the restaurant serves various dishes that notably incorporate Pacific Northwest flavors. Customers rave about the cauliflower served here, which they say is so good that "who can make cauliflower that people rave about?". The salmon, steak, and duck are also highly praised. The venue's use of local products, appreciation for seasonality, and creative, memorable presentation ensures a true gourmet experience for diners.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Portland

Discover the essence of Italian cuisine in Portland's exclusive neighborhood, where a selection of top-rated restaurants offers a delightful array of authentic Italian dishes. Each establishment, known for their culinary expertise, serves up a menu that brilliantly combines traditional Italian flavors with local ingredients, ensuring a fresh and memorable dining experience. From classic pasta dishes and gourmet pizzas to innovative Italian-inspired entrees, the culinary scene here caters to all palates. The ambiance across these restaurants varies from intimate and cozy to vibrant and sophisticated, making each location perfect for any dining occasion, whether it's a romantic evening, a family gathering, or a special celebration. Portland is celebrated for its vibrant dining scene that emphasizes quality and authenticity, and the Italian restaurants in this exclusive area are a testament to this culinary culture. With a focus on high-quality service, exceptional food, and a great overall dining experience, these restaurants uphold a standard of excellence that keeps patrons returning. Whether you're a local foodie or a visitor looking to indulge in Portland's Italian fare, the offerings in this neighborhood are sure to impress with their rich flavors and exquisite culinary craftsmanship. Each restaurant's commitment to providing a unique and satisfying dining experience highlights the city's overall dedication to exceptional gastronomy.

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