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Best Italian Restaurants in South Waterfront

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A photo of Il Terrazzo restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(689)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southwest Portland
Booked 15 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 Nostrana restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5345)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 76 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
4.9
Exceptional(43)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 39 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 Serratto restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2377)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 27 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
4.8
Exceptional(112)
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 Barba Mingo restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1337)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 8 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 Piattino restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(459)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 1 time 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(1730)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 7 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 Caro Amico Italian Cafe restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(435)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southwest Portland
Booked 7 times today
Caro Amico Italian Cafe, located in Portland, is reputed for offering genuine and authentic Italian cuisine. Customers often praise the restaurant for its superb, flavorful Italian dishes, likening the quality to top Italian eateries in Boston's Northend. The owner, remembered for her congeniality, attentiveness, and intimate knowledge of Italian culture, adds an extra touch of authenticity to the dining experience. The restaurant's ambiance, a cozy blend of classic American and Italian styles, is equally appreciated. Despite occasional busy periods, reviewers highlight the excellent service, making Caro Amico a popular choice for significant occasions. As one long-time customer professes, it's "Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in the Portland metropolitan area."
A photo of Caffe Mingo restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(273)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 11 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.
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