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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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MP
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decarli is good Italian food. They have kids menu which was a plus. Very nice, cozy atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable. We’ll be back!

JL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Why Decarli….. The Short Ribs of course. It was a Saturday night and even at 5:30 the dining room was starting to fill up. We are Decarli regulars despite moving to Ridgefield, Wa. We entertained friends from the Midwest and opened an 07 Barolo for the occasion. Despite the noise level and staff being a little short handed, it was an enjoyable evening. We have to remember that mid week evenings are a little less stressful for the staff and kitchen.

Will we return...…………. absolutely.

S
Portland
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great fresh pasta and pizza's!! Cute date night or group spot in Downton Beaverton.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food is very mediocre for the prices. The desserts, however, were very good. We had creme brulee and an apple crumble. Entrees and apps were bleh.

L
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu, good service and food. Will go again

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Decarli with family on a busy Friday night. Food was fantastic, our favorite was the short rib & chicken. Our server though, is why we will definitely return. Anthony didn’t skip a beat, well versed on menu, personable and he’s got jokes!!

c
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall, surprisingly disappointing for our business meeting. We think they misplaced our order, and it took over an hour to get our entrees with no input from our waiter. My entree was so salty I couldn't eat it but it had gotten so late that I said nothing.
In the future, we may try again to see if service and food is better.

JC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricy but fair. Food was good but not life changing.

K
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything including the boisterous noise level. It was my moms birthday celebration and all of our first time there. We’ll be back.

AP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding. They ran out of their salted caramel cheesecake so I was ‘forced’ to try their Apple cobbler- soooo good! I always get the short ribs but my husband tried the stuffed chicken- both were very good!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 5 dinners were spectacular - our favorite restaurant! Never disappoints.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our family Christmas dinner here, there were 6 of us. Our table was ready when we arrived as we had made a reservation in advance. Our server was prompt and attentive, she made custom “mock tails” for our girls and was quick to ask if refills were needed. The food was incredible and we had a great time! We will definitely be back again.

EC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Fabulous food. Restaurant too loud for conversation, though.

H
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good. Excellent to have this gem in Beaverton.

FA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Decarlis is outstanding! The short ribs are to die for. It can get a little noisy but we love the food and service.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was great overall, but table is too small for 4 top and you should never have to ask for a spoon...twice. Wine selection was great with many old world selections in new world styles.

MW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night. Hoping they put in place something to help absorb the noise. Conversations can be challenging. But man we do love it there.

EJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience here. Our server was engaging, attentive and friendly. Food was delicious as well, completed by the laid back holiday ambiance. We save our decarli meals for special occasions and we’re not disappointed!

L
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt, friendly, helpful, responsive. Food is always good. I had the Tagliatelle. Hearty, tasty comfort food.

m
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service for my husbands birthday. Large loud table right next to us was only bummer.

LM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I miss the salmon and some of the dishes I've enjoyed in the past. A few too many dishes with clams, mussels, etc. for my taste. I wasn't left with a lot of options to enjoy. My friend loved the short ribs though!

M
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an outstanding time and the food was the usual excellent fare. Our server was attentive and helful. No complaints or suggestions. We would definitely go back.

MW
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated an engagement so our mood was very festive, which matched the atmosphere. The waiters were very attentive to our needs and the food was wonderful, as always.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

JW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My sword fish was over cooked and the lentils were incredible salty which made the dish not that enjoyable. My friends pasta dish was also very very salty. Both our husbands dishes were very good. Service was attentive. Pretty noisy inside as voices bounce off the walls and amplifiy.

E
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Spaetzle which was with shot ribs was completely burned and no flavor, Chicken and risotto was so salty it was I edible they took the risotto back and gave a person the chicken on a Caesar salad but charged us for the full dish. Not my favorite place for the price the quality was lacking.

MD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to all the “best” restaurants in PDX according to all the “official” guides, but this is hands down the best. Excellent food well done, period. (We even had our almost 4-year old with us and it worked out fabulously)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely outstanding !!! Knowledgeable , personable, so thorough in his explanations !! 10/10

FT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Most definitely plan on returning.

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sallllllllty! And loud. And really having a wine tasting in the dining room During service. Weird.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere and our server was amazing! ☺️

OT
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was outstanding but the food was very salty. We had five different dishes and everyone had the same opinion. Way too salty.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!! Had the beef short ribs which is a favorite and never disappoints.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The halibut and steak tartare were wonderful. But the whole meal experience was taken down a notch by terse, inattentive service that diminished the dining experience significantly.

T
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Don't be afraid to try the squid ink pasta, it was absolutely delicious. Service was exceptional as well.

AR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Beaverton and one of my Top 5 in the Great Portland market! A definite must if you want quality food and drinks - this is where you'll find it.

PA
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decarli is a great place for dinner. The food is always very good. The service is prompt. Reasonable prices. There is some room noise but you can have a nice conversation at the table.

A
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around but gets really noisy as the restaurant fills up. Fantastic Caesar salad!!
Will be back!

TC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience1

I love this restaurant EXCEPT for the noise level. It's almost impossible to carry on a conversation.
Food is great though. Try the polenta fries!

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