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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Special Occasion (31)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Romantic (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Business Meals (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Groups (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Cozy (12)
Seasonal (11)
Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food is great, the service excellent. This may be the best restaurant in Washington County.
The main problems are:
-- finding parking can be difficult
-- you may need a flashlight to read the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We've been dining at DiCarli for some time now, and it never disappoints. This restaurant is like a little of Portland in Beaverton, which is very good since we no longer want to make the drive from Hillsboro over clogged and difficult 26 into POX.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Seated with reservation promptly. Took a bit to get a beverage & dinner order in. Mixed green salad was just that; a few green leafs with a small spritz of balsamic. Caesar was fine as long as you don’t mind cutting up your own heart. Spareribs were fantastic but the salmon was room temp at best and came with a suspect mussel. Dessert was great. Wine list good for Beaverton. Table next to us also sent a plate back so kitchen was batting about .500 that night. With no competition in the area, they could use a bit more effort on both sides to call themselves fine dining, even for the burbs.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent but due to an event kitchen was a little behind and service was a little slower than what we have had in the past.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a great meal. Try the mussels appetizer!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We go there quite often and food is always awesome. But we must have hit an “off” night. Steak was full of fat and inedible.
I’ve had it several times before and always great! They did comp us on it.
We will return.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really good food and service. One of the better restaurants on the west side. Probably the only upscale type of restaurant, that's not a chain, in Beaverton. My only complaint is it gets a little noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our second visit to Decarli. We enjoyed the food very much just don't be in a hurry if you are going here. The pace of service was much slower than we would have preferred.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food. A little noisy. Great service. We were in the dining room, but will try Happy Hour in the bar at our next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food here is spectacular. Unique options and we are never disappointed with what we order.
My only complaint is that we have to wait a long time to be waited on, and when we are, they are ready to walk away and ‘give us more time to think’ even when we are trying to ask questions about the menu. I think for the small size of the restaurant we should be checked on more frequently and giving more time to ask menu questions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

All dishes were vibrant and distinct in flavor- all delicious. For appetizers, we had the mussels, beet salad, polenta fries, carmelized onion dip. For entrees, we had the salmon ravioli like dish, the short ribs, and pork chops. And dessert we had the 3 ice cream scoops and the lemon something (it was a fried ball of goodness). Wish I had more people with me, so we could taste all the dishes. We will be back to try the rest. And our waiter was attentive and kind. Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was outstanding as always! We appreciate the special dietary requests and making it taste amazing. Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great and service was awesome the only issue I really had was the vents had black grime all over them which shows me lack of cleanliness

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great menu and exceptional service. I went with a girlfriend for dinner and she has a pretty extensive allergy to red wine. The waitress came back to confirm between us and the kitchen staff at least 3 times to confirm that nothing we ate would interfere. Love this place and will keep coming back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is well prepared, but I wish the menu was a little more varied. I also wish the gluten free options were a little more obvious. I hate to have to discuss this with the waiter at the table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious, fresh food and friendly service in downtown Beaverton - a rare find!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We've been here before...it was as good as the previous visits. Excellent food, excellent service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

a great holiday experience for our family. the service, food and ambiance were perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Relaxing ambiance. Perfect for our birthday dinner to honor a friend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been here many times and it is consistently good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

decarli is always a good spot for a nice dinner.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We always enjoy a delicious meal when we go to DeCarli.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Had a very pleasant and enjoyable evening with my wife was looking for more quiet but the experience was wonderful overall. Make your reservation a day in advance and you will enjoy an awesome meal and a great glass of wine. Oh yes I'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The best place in Beaverton for dinner and the food always meets or exceeds expectations. Great service and friendly staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and service were as great as ever. The pork chop was outstanding, and you can't beat the polenta fries. They could use a little more on the Oregon wines. Our favorite dining on the west side.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was wonderful as always. We both had the butternut squash soup, it had a little chili oil floated on top to give it a nice, subtle bit of heat. I had the penne with gorgonzola, walnuts and radicchio, it was fabulous, but very rich, I took half home. Husband had the pork meatballs with tagliatelle, also very delicious. Finished with the apple crisp. Service wasn’t quite up to the usual standards, not terrible but not great either. Decarli remains one of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The short ribs are amazing! Consistently my favorite on the menu. The beat salad they have right now is also delicious. I'd like to see more appetizer options. My group had a bit of difficulty finding appetizers that they liked. I think the diversity of the appetizers could be expanded here. Otherwise the service was great. Atmosphere is good. Only improvement I'd recommend is some tapestries or something to absorb the sound. It's a bit to loud for me to recommend for business or a cozy dinner. I hope these suggestions help. I love this place and I'm very happy it's here on the west side

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great find in Beaverton. Finally somewhere to go besides McCormick’s for a nice restaurant. Short ribs were delicious and huge portion. Beet salad also very good although I prefer a few more greens. Friend had papardelle and she said it was also very good. Chocolate bread pudding was good but I’ve had better hence 1 star drop.
Restaurant is small and tables are very close together so a bit noisy and street parking really difficult. Would be nice if they had valet.

Wine great also. Looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Fantastic food . We arrived at 5:00, had reservations at 5:00. Although, all tables were empty we had to wait 30 minutes to get a table. Soo probably they were not ready to serve? Hostess was not kind at all, not even an apology or explanation.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This little gem 💎 never disappoints!
From the time you are greeted by the hostess, to the end of the meal 🥘 it is always outstanding!
We had friends in town from San Francisco and we decided to take them to our favorite restaurant in Beaverton!
We will return!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was not hot when served but service was superb

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Normally love this place. Have been there a bunch of times and always had great food. Unfortunately, this time the service was marginal and the food (mushroom Bolognese and a steak filet) was awful. Hopefully this is an aberration.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went for my wife’s birthday with the kids and my daughter has Celiac so she’s gluten free. I made a note of this on my reservation.

Our server was Jordan & he was very attentive with excellent customer service. He was also very informative and dedicated to assisting our daughter with her special diet.

The food was excellent and the service was perfect.

Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and ambiance.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall the food and experience was very good. The only downside was we thought the desert menu was a bit lacking. Not many choices and nothing we really wanted. Would be nice have tiramisu, creme brulee, or even carrot cake. We wanted desert but there was nothing on the desert menu we liked.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A decent but uninspired neighborhood restaurant. It has been around awhile and was crowded, which may explain why they didn’t seem to be trying very hard. Service was indifferent (our server studiously ignored us the first 15 minutes we were there while she exchanged life histories with the table next to us). Oysters and Caesar salad were good but entrees were mediocre. Mine was a small portion of lukewarm pasta. OK but not a destination restaurant.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was poor and took over an hour to arrive - we arrived at 6:45 and our entrees were served a little after 8pm. The waiter told us our orders just "hit the kitchen at the wrong time". My pasta was under cooked (It was so poorly prepared that I sent it back to the kitchen), my daughter's fish was extremely salty, and the sauce on the third entree was not at all as described on the menu. The appetizers we ordered were okay. Plus the hostess actually tried to argue that our entrees didn't take that long to arrive - no apologies, no let's talk about this so we can improve - nothing positive to end the experience. We will not go back and will certainly not recommend.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 20, 2017

High quality, authentic Italian offering, crafted with care and presented in style without any pretension. Great wine list too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Appetizer and salad were creative and tasty. Although the dinner options sounded intriguing, they fell flat. The execution was poor. The meat was over cooked and tough. The pasta needed a touch more sauce.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Beaverton and the west side. Outstanding food and excellent venue. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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