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About decarli

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.

4545 SW Watson Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Farmington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 641-3223

Website:
http://www.decarlirestaurant.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Watson and Farmington both offer bus stops within a block of the restaurant. MAX is 3 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Paul DeCarli

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.

decarli Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (47)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Romantic (28)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Casual (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Business Meals (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Authentic (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Cozy (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Upscale restaurant without the parking problems of Portland. This restaurant has a lot of potential, but it needs a bit more attentiveness and sharpness in order to justify the higher prices.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Dinner was very good! We ordered the short ribs, outstanding !! We are lovers of mussels, and had them as appetizers, but I would not order them again. They were watery and didn’t taste really fresh. The sauce and bread that went with them was deliciou!! I wish we would have had some warm bread with the salad though. But we will definetly come back. Moved to Beaverton, so this was our first dinner out in downtown area there. Thanks!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Pasta was excellent - tagliolini dish. It was VERY busy for a weeknight 6:30 pm dinner. Hard to hear conversation across the table from my friend. Server was sincere, friendly, and mostly attentive, but we did not receive our starters and our glasses were "dry" for longer than preferred. (Starters were not billed on the check, so maybe miscommunication.) Entrees were served timely, hot and delicious. Have had a couple of company functions there that were superior in food and service. Will definitely go back... it might be one of the few good dinner spots in Beaverton.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The beef short ribs with house made spaetzle noodles is my favorite. The sauce is divine with a faint prune and expression flavor in a light cream sauce. In season, the Panna Cotta here is a memorable creamy light dessert. It can be very loud, but the other night our table was beautifully positioned to deflect conversations.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Decarli’s is always very nice. They also have a private dining area for large groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great. Service was excellent. Polenta fries are a must try. A little pricey for just casual dining but great for a special event.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Decarli continues to impress "out-of-town" business colleagues who consider themselves well seasoned "foodies" and hungry for a place for both work and casual conversation, laughs and great drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is truly a neighborhood gem! Fine dining in Beaverton-stoked!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our evening started out wonderful for happy hour in the bar. Nice happy hour menu for food and drinks. Service in the bar was outstanding. Then we moved to the dining room for dinner. Service started out great and then completely disappeared after our entrée was delivered. We ordered the veal. It was the worst veal we have ever had - tough and dry with no flavor. We should have sent it back, but no one ever checked on us again until they delivered the check. We suspect the server knew that the veal was terrible, but did not have the courage to tell us. We will not be going back to DeCarli.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Portions were not large but the dishes were well executed with colors, flavors and textures well balanced and interesting. The lemon curd dessert was memorable.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great-as always!!!! Food is so good, atmosphere is like the pearl district but easy parking!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wonderful dining experience to celebrate 20th wedding anniversary with our family. The service was very good. The food delicious. We were surprised with two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine to toast our 20th wedding anniversary; completely unexpected and a very thoughtful gesture.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely candlelit table, attentive service, and great scratch pastas and gelati.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent Italian restaurant. The menu is changing weekly. Surprising combinations of ingredients. Very tasty!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was very disappointed in my main dish. The flavor of the pasta was flat with really no special attributes at all. My wife's with the clams and pasta was good she said. I would not go back myself.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

V nice Restaraunt food; cocktails so so & service decent but super noisy; like a constant stadium hum.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I grew up a 2nd generation Italian American & am not often impressed with pasta in Portland. However, I decided to try the pasta with pork Bolognese sauce. It was molto buono! So were the the steak, short ribs & salmon that the others in our party had. We will now consider this our "go to" place for Italan food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Decarli is truly a gem. Great food, great service, friendly staff, great wine and cocktails. I would put it up against any Portland restaurant. Bruschetta with shaved beef and fontina, and peperonata with chèvre were great. Tagliatelle with pancetta, mushrooms, and shallots - delicious. Cappucino makes a nice finish. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Absolutely delicious!!! Loud and fun restaurant, but great ambience. Service was fine, but seemed very rushed every time he was at our table. He walked away numerous times before we could get a question asked. Nice individual, I think they were just really busy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Finding and enjoying time with step-daughter and daughter-in-law is a rare and wonderful experience. Combining that with the atmospherics, server, and cuisine was a memorable time had by all three of us. We are blessed to find you and will return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of our favorite places to dine. Our only negative is the noise level. We were seated next to a large group and we could hardly hear our own conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Decarli has great potential, but my biggest issue with it is the menu is basically the same, for years now. They may tweak a few of the ingredients in the gnocchi or pasta, but it's generally always the same. You'd think if it was always the same, it would be amazing, since they should be really good at making it, right? It's good, but it's not knock your socks off good. Place has a good atmosphere, but we notice it's not as busy at it once was and wondering if they are losing their touch a bit.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always the food here was great. They always seem to have a challenge having enough waitstaff to deal fully with all the tables but the food makes it worth it. Be warned this place is really loud and noisy once the tables get full.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love their braised beef and would submit this is the best restaurant in Beaverton for the food. Excellent service. A little spendy but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was really expressive I was in Italy last summer it just bring good memories in my mouth delizioso !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday at Decarli's. Our waiter, Douglas, was friendly, professional, and sensitive to our needs. Although he was busy, he treated us as if we were his only guests. My daughter appreciated the birthday candle in her dessert, and greatly appreciated the entire staff stopping by our table (one at a time) to subtly wish her a happy birthday. (Thank you for NOT clapping, singing, or further embarrassing her by calling attention to our table)
We look forward to our next dining experience at Decarli.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was good but the experience was disappointing. I took my mom there for her 65th birthday and we were ignored and condescended to the entire meal. Not a nice way to spend your birthday evening! The food was tasty, yes, but not nearly enough to ever go back. :(

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food and portions (not overly massive). Its a bit noisy even on a Tuesday evening, but overall cozy with good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

It had been many years since I'd been to Decarli as we don't get to Beaverton often. I won't wait so long next time. The quality of the food and service rivaled any of the better restaurants we go to in Portland. The menu had something for everyone and everyone's meal was over the top delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great dinner and our waiter, Brian, was excellent. We’ll be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food here is always great. Brick chicken a long-time favorite. Great Caesar salad too.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The short ribs are to die for and a personal favorite! Nicely done Paul and team!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We ordered small plates and drinks. The food was amazing and the service was great. I will be going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food and service are always fantastic! It is too noisy as a restaurant overall!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service and food were impeccable. Great wine! Atmosphere was awesome. Recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was average. Slow kitchen. Menu selections were limited

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was impeccable, food was delicious, and lovely ambience. Will definitely be going again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great place for families or friends stable menu with a few seasonal items bean salad with dill and peaches for example was amazing

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant with fabulous food. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food wasn't as amazing as it's always been. My chicken was undercooked. But it's there only exception to year's of great experience with you.

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