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Best Italian Restaurants in Southeast Portland


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A photo of Nostrana restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 90 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
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 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 2 times today
3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge is highly revered for its Italian cuisine, situated in the heart of the fun and lively Hawthorne neighborhood in Portland. The restaurant consistently garners excellent reviews for its well-cooked food, delightful service, and old-school ambiance. Patrons rave about their on-tap Manhattan and the divine Tiramisu which is passionately dubbed "the BEST we have ever tasted." The restaurant's gracefulness extends to their pet-friendly policies. The restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience with flavorsome dishes ranging from succulent steak and ziti to perfectly-prepared halibut and sweet Italian sausages. It's an inviting dining venue where you can savor authentic tastes of Italy, promising a gratifying gastronomic journey every time.
A photo of Serratto restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pearl District
Booked 26 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 Mama Mia Trattoria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 12 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 Il Terrazzo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southwest Portland
Booked 11 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 Grand Amari restaurant
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.
A photo of Caffe Mingo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northwest Portland
Booked 5 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 clarklewis restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southeast Portland
Booked 8 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.
A photo of Piattino restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pearl District
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.
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