decarli

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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JohnR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I discussed that the only thing keeping this restaurant from being in our top 3 is the lack of richness in aesthetic design. For example, all of the art is on one side of the building, and the other side is a vacant brick wall. Perhaps this is by design, but we were thinking that some additional aesthetic "layers" would make this place exceptional. Also, the music is downtempo and a bit bland. The same could be said for the auditory experience. The food, however, is AMAZING and that is the most important part. Well done, DeCarli.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe, dinner and the service!

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WilliamC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The short ribs are to die for. Friendly staff and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommended for fine dining.

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vipNattyM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just what I was looking for to celebrate my mom's 85th birthday. There were six of us that sat around a round table and ate way too much food that was all amazing and #worthit. My son was in heaven as he was able to get his favorite mussels, followed by a filet. Everyone had an amazing time and this is always such a great experience for us whenever we can find the time to go. Do yourself a favor and go if you haven't been before!

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BobB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A very good experience overall. Food was great, service was tops. We arrived at 6:30 PM on a week night. It was already busy but we got seated immediately. Now for the nits... The dining room had high open ceilings with very little sound dampening in the room and the choice of music was a bit annoying. The volume was low but the play list had heavy base drum thumping for much of the meal. As a result of the acoustics and the music, sitting at a table for two and facing one another, my wife and I could barely hear each other without raising our voices. Toward the end of the meal the music became more jazz oriented and far less distracting. The food & service helped to make up for the ambiance issues, though.

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JudiR
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal. There’s something for everyone. If there were anyway to buffer the noise, it would be even better.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After being told about this place by multiple people, we finally went for an anniversary dinner. The menu was varied but not overly busy, with some very interesting fare. We tried several small plates and salads along with a couple of entrees and were pleased beyond expectations on all. This is certainly a rarity in the Beaverton area, and we will without doubt be going back. The one thing to consider is the lack of parking in this neighborhood; Uber/Lyft, may be a good choice.

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JessicaK
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous every time. We come here often and jt never ever disappoints. Excellent food, drinks, and service. Can’t go wrong.

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CindyH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love decarli, and this was one of the best meals we have ever had there. Appetizer was the baby octopus which was delicious and different. Not at all rubbery, very tender. I had the chicken which was perfectly cooked, moist, even warmed up two days later. My husband had the bistro filet because we were curious about it. It was yummy but he said he wouldn't order it again. My only very slight complaint was the salad was overdressed. Still tasted great and we ate the whole thing! It is very noisy so I had to mark it down slightly for ambiance. We are used to it but someone else might be bothered by it. Service was outstanding. Even the coffee is EXCELLENT here!

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RywoltJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was spectacular. Limited beer selection, but otherwise plenty to choose from.
Food was original and good.

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vipErikW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for years. It was always good but now with Dan as the GM it is great! Between Dan, Zack at the bar and the attentive wait staff, you will not be disappointed. If you have never tried the short ribs, your culinary life is incomplete.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 8 for an adult birthday . This place is usually packed, so I made reservations 2 days in advance. We were pleasantly surprised to find the dining room 1/2 empty on a Sunday night. It was still noisy though.
Good wine list & fabulous appetizers -we chose 4 to pass around. Bread is by Grand Central Baking & was served with quality butter. Interesting & creative entrees. Service was great. We lingered over desserts, passing 3 choices around until the plates & bowls were empty. This is not traditional Italian. Delicious! Would be a great place for date night too. Request a cozy corner. The lighting is dim!

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HelenK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love that we have a restaurant like this in nearby downtown Beaverton. Beautiful Portland-style interior, delicious food, great wait staff, all at a moderate price. We recently went for dinner, but I've been for Happy Hour a couple of times as well. Always a great value for a delicious meal.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Would never know the inside was so pleasant without walking in the door. Try it. Food great. Service special. We went for a special occasion and were not disappointed.

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vipElspeth1
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. The kids meatball pasta was yummy and the beef short ribs were fantastic.

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lepdds
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant. A little noisy, but I write that off as atmosphere. We look forward to returning.

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Kir11
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! I love the lower lighting. Only area of improvement would be something to help with the noise.
My favorite food was the short ribs. Incredible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Decarli! Food was wonderful! Service was even better!

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NANCYM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and had dinner on Valentines Day. The foie gras was very good. The citrus reduction with it was perfect. We really enjoyed the various bruschetta were great. We had gnocci that melted in your mouth which i really like that way. We also had the pizza with caramelized onions and arugula- the dough was exceptional, light and fluffy with thin crisp bottom. Great meal!

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KyleB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five years in a row for Valentines day! Excellent!

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vipDjazz5
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wow! That fois gras torchon was really good!! I had to get one to go for my chef buddies to try. Great execution on all of our courses. We love coming here.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service impeccable. Highly recommend

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KariM
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here two or three times a month. It’s that good! I usually have something different each time, this last time the beet salad and arancini. SOO good! My husband always has the short ribs, never disappoints. Great bar, great happy hour, perfect service! Thx!

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stanmi
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I special ordered due to allergies; substituting noodles instead of potatoes. The waiter inquired if eggs were acceptable as a noodle ingredient. Not only willing to make the swap, but looking out for my best interest. Nice touch.

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vipJtmed
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the selection of fresh pastas was large and unique. I had the cavatelli with a boar ragu that was excellent and was a very filling proportion. Most smaller Italian restaurant have at most two his and hers restrooms. There were three emasculate multi-use restrooms to avoid any waiting. One of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at on the West Coast!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is it is amazing every time!

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DebbieH
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good and service is great
Only thing is the noise level sometimes -
Will return

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JoelG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oysters!!!!!!

I’m always surprised how quickly they get the entrees out.

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Kevin
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great atmosphere and outstanding food!

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CoreyV
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, and the service was just as excellent.

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PatsyW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my brother and his friend they both can’t wait to come back it was so good it was his birthday our waiter his name is Zach I think, overall just a great experience and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, our server was attentive and prompt. He even comped my dessert for my birthday, and put a candle on it. Didn’t sing Happy Birthday, which I thought was a plus (though I’m sure he is a fine singer.)

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LisaG
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

deCarli is a go-to for the short ribs and for a upscale atmosphere without outrageous price. Great service, all the food is fantastic!

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Stargeezer
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We eat at Decarli once or twice a year and the food is always great. Very noisy though. It seems they could put fabric or something in the ceiling and walls to attenuate the noise down to just a roar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, really great! Fun to have found a new place! We will return!

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot. Only suggestion would be adding more vegetarian/no-meat options.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent and the short ribs are so delicious.

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Tahitian
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decarli is always a great experience. Along with our friends, my wife and I had a wonderful evening. Upon sitting down, we shared with our server that we wanted to take our time with our dinner experience, and the Decarli crew did a great job. The food was wonderful, and our server was so supportive and relational. Decarli is our regular go-to because it never disappoints!

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MarkG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipCndfl
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh, server, Dan, manager/maitre'D, are simply outstanding at their jobs. Thank you