decarli

4.6
1643 reviews
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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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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

On this, our first visit to Decarli's, we enjoyed the space, the décor and the food. The fact that we were there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary apparently didn't translate from Open Table to the restaurant, as we were not offered congratulations, never mind a free dessert or other perk. The food (spaghetti & meatballs for my husband, braised beef ribs for me) was as good as other reviewers had reported. However, the one thing that would have made our experience more enjoyable (being able to hear each other speak) was missing. We arrived right on time for our 5:30 reservation, and, despite the fact that most of the tables were empty, the hostess led us to a 2-top just a few feet away from a table of 10 young women who were obviously having a great time involving wine and lots of group laughter. As the restaurant began to fill up, the hostess seated a couple at the table next to us (another 2-top, further away from the group of 10). This couple sat there for 5 minutes and signaled the hostess that they wished to move. This was repeated for two more couples during the time we were there. We suffered through, but it was a relief to finally finish and get out to the sidewalk, where the relative quiet was welcome. Next time, we'll just go to the bar order a pizza.

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MG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Amazing 👌 would highly recommend you go and enjoy some mouth watering food!!

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AA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ryan was our server and he was fantastic.
We had 2 orders of the planta fries, the duck fat potatoes, 2 orders of the braised short ribs, the pesto pizza and the steak.
Out of all of the items we ordered, the steak was lackluster.
The service Ryan provided was amazing. Can't wait to visit again

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RB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The host was incredibly pleasant the building is nice and the food was just OK. We tried the polenta fries based on the recommendation but we’re not impressed. My husband ordered the chicken and I ordered the gnocchi, both were lacking unfortunately. Our server was thoughtful and nice but we didn’t see him much. We did not order alcohol- asked for sparkling water. Our drinks were never refilled and no one ever asked if we’d like another or anything for that matter after they brought our first club soda. We got flat water about half way through our meal and noticed all the tables around us got bread but we never did. We sat without anything to drink and our table cleared for close to 20 minutes before our waiter asked if we’d care for dessert. We had planned to have dessert but after our experience up until that point we opted to call it a night. Maybe this is a better experience if you’re drinking? I’m not certain but we definitely won’t be back. It was also incredibly loud and required that we basically scream across our small table to hear each other.

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K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The dim lighting creates an inviting setting. The polenta fries are a must get.

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h
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great. fab place, great food

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g
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is always good, service , depends on server, like anywhere else. Our server didn't listen very well, this time. We go about 5-6 times a year.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely PERFECT. Food is INCREDIBLE and fast, and the service is top notch. You’d be crazy not to hurry and make a reservation to taste chef sydney and his teams work

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R
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome place amazing food and amazing service a bit on the loud side overall great experience

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DP
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was fantastically good. I had a beet salad and a halibut with wonderful vegetable accompaniments. A fabulous meal with good service

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FR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, location, and ambience. I would come back again soon! The polenta fries and pizza 🍕 was to die for.

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JT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I have had in a long time.

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MR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were great. Service good too but parking situation is rough. Street parking is scarce. Very frustrating. Won't be back for that reason because there are plenty of great restaurants with parking options.

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SM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the restaurant, food, and service. Noise level is unbearable and needs to be addressed. Love to meet friends here for dinner but hate having to scream at them through the meal. Please do something to mange the noise.

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S
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first time to DeCarli and it didn't disappoint!. I think that the food and beverage prices are really great - lots of imagination on the cocktail list, expansive domestic and import wine choices (could use a few more by the glass) and lovely food. We were not in a hurry and told our server so and the meal was a real treat. Ambiance was vibrant and I would rate higher if it was a little easier to talk at my table due to the high level of customer talk, but honestly not a factor in keeping me away!! I will be back.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at decarli last week. We both had the short ribs which were melt-in-your-mouth amazing!! Our waiter surprised us with a complimentary dessert of our choice - salted caramel cheesecake I believe - and it was delicious! Thank you to our wonderful waiter and to decarli for a lovely evening!😍

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GC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere and food was great. The waiters were very formal and courteous. It was a bit crowded making for it to be a little loud but space is limited in downtown Beaverton so that's a hard factor to control.

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JP
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decarli’s is one of my favorite places. The food is usually very good and the service excellent. It’s been awhile since our last visit and although we had an early reservation on a Friday things felt a bit rushed. Braised ribs were excellent as always. The duck ragu pasta dish was too oily - prefer the wild boar ragu. Otherwise food was very good. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Noise level is always high there which can make it hard to be heard. Still worth the visit.

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MC
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was disappointed at how loud the restaurant was. It made it hard to have a conversation. But otherwise, a good experience.

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RO
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Great food and great service!

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PN
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was so thankful to have made my reservation through Open Table, this place is BUSY! We were promptly met at the door and our table was ready for us. All food and drinks were amazing except for the vegetarian pasta. It was very bland. It would be nice to see more vegetarian options but other than that, perfection!! We will definitely return!

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D
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed another delightful dinner. The food is consistent in quality and seasonal variety. Service is friendly and attentive, not intrusive. Their signature entrees, brick chicken and short ribs were delicious. The chicken was accompanied by sautéed wheat berries— an unexpected pleasure. The salted caramel cheesecake was a sinful treat to share.

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M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time and it was delicious!!! The pizza was so good... then the short ribs came out, SO GOOD!!

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KB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met with friends who were traveling through. Decarlis has become the best dining spot in Beaverton! From the greeting at the door to the final check SPOT ON!

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MN
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants!!! Foods great, prices are great, and they have Bodizafa again. You won't find a better Italian restaurant.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A long-time favorite with good food and attentive service. The ambiance is warm and rustic but lack of soft services does make it pretty loud.

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RR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Our table was late being ready and they started our experience with a glass of Prosecco to thank us for our wait!

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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first trip to Decarli - we will be back. A very nice neighborhood restaurant. We, along with our friends, look for new places to try two or three times a month. After only one visit, we value Decarli in our top picks. From the moment we sat down, staff was right there to make our evening memorable.
Each of our food picks was excellent - and the wine (which we brought from my cellar) was excellent.
The restaurant could use some sound baffles - we prefer a little quieter dining.

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MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The noise level produced at dinner for myself and the 3 people who joined me was high and unacceptable

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've always enjoyed Decarli and we had extra fantastic service this time. The food is always pretty good, with some occasional excellent dishes. Good wine selection. Beware if salt sensitive.

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EW
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't go here often enough. Consistent quality, great service. Dan, the manager is an asset! We knew him at a winery and when he left, we left!

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AP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

All was good except the mussels that were very mushy. I thought raw. Waiter said they are ready when they open. Couple next to us had the same complaint.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner tonight, April 6 as a joint birthday celebration with my dear friend and I. We had really outstanding service from Sarah who was so knowledgeable and friendly. Made such excellent recommendations from the wine, to our entrees to a lovely birthday dessert they provided to us. Truly an exceptional evening, start to finish. I will be back soon!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Decarli multiple times as it’s a local favorite. This time, I ordered the short ribs and as always it was delicious! My date ordered the halibut which I was also considering but we decided to order different meals and share. Luckily we did because the halibut had absolutely no flavor. It was disappointing. We both enjoyed my plate and were happy that the dish came with enough food to feed both of us.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wine recommendation. Food was great, as always.

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H
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

It's dark inside as if we were eating in a rat hole. The guy in the front where we checked in for a seat was stuck up as if he was God's gift to this place. We sat in the far right wall against the brick wall as if we were shoved into a dark alley. Food was ok, not great. I had the halibut and it was bland. I had to use about 50% of the tobasco bottle to give it some kind of flavor. The portion was very small for the price. Parking was awful, we had to park about 4 blocks away.

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s
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Off night for Decarli. Service, while polite as always, was quite slow. The menu seemed a little off, too. I’ve been there a dozen times and it seems the menu changes a few items a week (?). But this night the variety seemed a bit less. More importantly, each plate was overly salty. I like salt, so I rarely have that complaint.

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OT
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I’m a regular at DeCarli and has been a favorite for a long time. However this time parking was a nightmare. We had to park several blocks away in pouring down rain. With all the new growth around the area I’m sure this will continue to be a problem. For reason, it was exceptionally loud in the restaurant and hard to have a conversation without yelling. Unfortunately our service wasn’t as good as it has been in the past. We had to wait too long in between servings. Just a bad night...I hope.

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r
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I recommend it all the time and take people there. But it is noisey. Wish there was a way to dampen the noise.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my brick chicken and Caesar salad. Our waitress was the sweetest!!!

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