decarli

4.6
1411 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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decarli restaurant is where rustic meets modern. Chef/owner, Paul DeCarli, pulls from his Swiss-Italian roots to create a menu that reflects his heritage as well as combine local Northwest ingredients. Polenta fries with gorgonzola butter, mussels in fennel-saffron cream sauce, and espresso-braised shortribs are just a few of the many "must-haves.” Soaring open beam ceilings with rustic brick walls add to the ambiance of this 1924 historic building.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(503) 641-3223
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul DeCarli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Farmington
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Parking details
There is street parking in front of the restaurant. Also, to the right there is plenty of off-street parking as well as a small public lot.
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Public transit
Watson and Farmington both offer bus stops within a block of the restaurant. MAX is 3 blocks away.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Private Dining

Italian-inspired with a menu that changes weekly, decarli features fresh seasonal ingredients from the Northwest.

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What 1411 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive wait staff. We always enjoy our meal at Decarli’s. One of our favorite “go to” restaurants in Beaverton area.

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Portland
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Korean cuisine (my favorite) aside, Decarli is the best restaurant in Beaverton. The wait staff is friendly, informal, yet professional. They listen and deliver! The bartender is on top of the game - a most competitive game in the Portland metro. Most importantly, the food is satisfying, healthy, and well-presented. The menu includes pleasing innovations while delivering superbly on recognizable offerings we all love to order. Also, the menu is sufficient in length, yet not so large that it requires an overwhelming task in making choices.

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BD
Portland
5 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here often and it's always great! Recommend the mussels or polenta fries as starters and the short rib entree. Really good food and great service.

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Portland
10 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! We will go back for sure. It was very busy but the staff was perfect with timing.

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CO
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tamara was great!! Awesome recommendations and personalized, friendly service!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, service was a little slow

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Portland
8 reviews
3.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not our best experience at a place we frequent whenever we can. My pasta dish was ok but ran into several really “woody” pieces of mushrooms and steak bits were just ok Our smore tart tasted good but was hard I’m sure it was just an off night

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JB
Portland
1 review
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a yummy meal & craft cocktail!! Short ribs will make you smile :)
Great salads also & good service!!
Easy parking .....

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DB
Portland
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were pleased with our Italian-fusion choices, but what brought us in was the Instagram picture of their s’mores tart — which was amazing! We like decarli and have eaten there before.

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s
Portland
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious Food! Excellent Service (Thank you Josh, our dinner server! Also, thank you to the gentleman who sat us exactly at our reservation time. Lastly, thank you to the bar server, who provided excellent service to me at the bar while I waited for my date). Went there for a first date, and it was a little loud. This actually works out really well if you want an excuse to get closer to your date. But, if you're not into your date, then it just gets a little awkward. Parking is awful, so bring your patience.

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C
Portland
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, and found the place is cozy. the staff is friendly and provide good service.

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J
1 review
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant! I felt like we were in more of an urban downtown setting. I recommend everything. It is great for special occasions, business lunches. I was surprised how many people were there for dinner on a Tuesday. I think it is a reflection of how good this restaurant is - a true gem in Beaverton.

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KB
Portland
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fan of this restaurant! Once again they are spot on service and food. Best short ribs ever!

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G
San Francisco
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to decarli's several times in the past and are never disappointed with the food or the excellent service. Once again it was a fantastic evening.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Food is always incredible. Pretty much every time I go I get the short ribs (they are next level amazing), this trip I reluctantly forced myself to branch out and some new stuff, and I’m sure glad I did. Artichoke appetizer was unique and yummy. And the pizza with speck was very verrrry good.

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l
Portland
25 reviews
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good as usual, love this place. The kitchen can slow down a bit when there is an event in the private dining room.

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C
Portland
39 reviews
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. One of the best restaurants in the Portland metro area.

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JC
1 review
4.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Just way too loud. Would really like it so that you can actually hear the person talking with whom you are with. I won't come back because of the extreme loudness. It's just not relaxing to have to yell at dinner. It takes away from the whole experience.

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JZ
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everytime I go to Decarli it is amazingly delicious! Great food, great wine, good service. Seating could be more comfortable but it did not keep us from taking a 2 hour dinner. I can't wait to go back.

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WK
Portland
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than the noise level, it was a fantastic dinner. This is one of the best restaurants in Beaverton.

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BG
Portland
1 review
3.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

It was way too loud. Some ceiling tiles would probably help make conversation easier. We thought sitting inside would be quieter than sitting out on a busy street but as it turned out I think it would’ve been quieter outside. One thing that may help for a couple is if they could sit diagonally from each other instead of across the table from each other. Even the waiter said, “ I hope you can hear me all right.” (We could. He was great.) We loved the short ribs - they were phenomenal. The beet salad was fantastic too.

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JB
Portland
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal !! Service funny & friendly but professional. Great craft cocktails & fantastic salads Try the braised short ribs & the beet salad.

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C
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! The waiter was very helpful arranging a vegan dish for our daughter. We loved Decarli.

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PD
Portland
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Interesting menu choices and what we had (beet salad, pasta dish, personal pizza) was very good. Not much ambience but a busy place.

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B
Portland
50 reviews
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love our experience at deCarli. Tamara, the hostess Sunday evening, was especially kind and attentive to us and gifted us an order of the polenta fries. Tamara has been our server many times in the past. The restaurant is very kind to my 97 year old mother. Great experience and the food is fantastic.

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LB
1 review
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love their food. Mussels with fennel are amazing.

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G
Portland
6 reviews
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The euphemism choices offered regarding noise level on this review site are not very illuminating. "Energetic" is not the same as "too noisy for conversation" which is how all 4 of us felt when the evening was over. It would be a real improvement if they could take advantage of some acoustic mods to dampen the sound level - e.g., soft surfaces on the walls, ceiling or floor.

We probably won't return unless we learn that such changes have occurred. Too bad as the food is very good.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. It was great

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D
Portland
1 review
3.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The menu states that a party of six will be charged mandatory tipping. We were a party of 5 and charged the mandatory 18% gratituity. Our waiter was less than attentive but the rest of the service staff deserve accolades. The fish was dry and the braised short ribs were the victim of a heavy handed salt shaker.

This is not my first time to Decarli’s but it will be my last. For the price, mediocre service and food quality, there have to be better options even in Beaverton.

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F
Portland
1 review
3.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Decarli's is one of our favorite restaurants but the experience can be spotty and Saturday was no exception. My husband and I each ordered the hanger steak dinner while splitting the duck mousse appetizer and a salad. The mousse was outstanding and delightfully smooth, the salad fresh and well dressed. The main course was a major disappointment. The flavors of the meal were outstanding BUT both the steak and asparagus were room temperature when they arrived and only the semolina gnocchi were hot. A large scoop of unmelted butter rested atop the tepid steak which was slightly underdone. Clearly this was a kitchen issue and the server, to his credit offered to do what he could to make it right but rewarming the entire plate would have resulted in an overcooked steak and we did not have time to wait for a complete recook. Thank goodness the excellent flavors were some compensation and the service was excellent. The kitchen would be greatly improved by developing consistency as this is not the first time the kitchen has been an impediment to what would otherwise have been an outstanding meal.

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W
1 review
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Adhered to my reservation time and gor right in. The service was very good. The food was excellent and the portions were perfect! We were not rushed and this was important as my party had not seen one another for quite some time. We had so much to discuss and were able to take our time.

Thank you DeCarli's staff!

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LH
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The server’s recommendations we spot on. Appreciate the Italian wine selections and wine knowledge of staff.

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d
Portland
1 review
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Decarli. This dinner in particular was exceptional! Service was great from the time we stepped in the door until we left. Very reasonably priced for what you get. Food was great, service matched it!

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here for a long overdue date night. It was fantastic. The ambience and decor is very nice. It was a bit loud, but after the crowd thinned a bit, it was no problem. The food and drinks were pricey but delicious and filling. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, we both loved it. We plan to return for our anniversary in a few months.

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SL
Portland
1 review
4.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service was great, as usual, however the noise level was too loud to enjoy a dinner conversation.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
4.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tables for 4 are quite small. The food is worth the tight squeeze.

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Portland
9 reviews
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as always. The food was great (hooray for carpaccio being back on the menu!) and the service was professional without being pretentious. This is my go to restaurant in Beaverton and they never disappoint.

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Portland
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were fabulous ! The noise level was a little loud, especially for older members of group.

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PD
Portland
1 review
2.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was only about 40% full when we arrived on a Saturday evening but no one was at the host stand and we had to stand there uncomfortably for a few minutes. Once finally seated, the waiter was friendly and service was prompt. The salads and short ribs were good. The pasta, on the the hand, was at room temp and overcooked (probably because it was cooked before the ribs were ready so it sat in the kitchen past its prime). For a $16 pasta, the serving size was also rather small, more like an appetizer. It's always frustrating when you paid a lot for a pasta dish at a so called Italian restaurant for something that you knew you can do much better at home. For the price, I would not recommend it.

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Portland
1 review
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had family in from Florida and wanted to take them out for dinner somewhere comfortable with amazing food - decarli fits the bill perfectly.

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