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.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Watson and Farmington both offer bus stops within a block of the restaurant. MAX is 3 blocks away.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Italian-inspired with a menu that changes weekly, decarli features fresh seasonal ingredients from the Northwest.
decarli Ratings and Reviews
The beef short ribs did not disappoint. Have had them before and couldn’t resist getting them again. Great ambience, nothing fancy, but love the brick wall, kind of a minimalist feel. Very good service, commensurate with the very good food and overall fine dining like feel. Recommend it.
We were happy with the quality of service at decarli, and the overall atmosphere. We felt the table (in the very back) was too dark (needed smartphone light to read menu). We shared the hanger steak entry and were very pleased with the requested medium rare preparation, quality presentation, and wonderfully savory taste (though the portion size was smaller than expected) The salted caramel cheesecake was unfortunately but a bit disappointing (too salty, and even somewhat bitter to the taste, where sweetness was our expectation for a cheesecake).
DeCarli's is probably the best fine dining restaurant on the westside. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. It's all about the food and service. DeCarli's never disappoints.
The beef short rib dish was incredibly tender and had great depth of flavor. The field greens salad was a generous serving and was perfectly dressed. It could have easily been shared by 3 or 4 people.
Decarli is always a class act! With a fresh and interesting wine list and menu, excellent presentation, and delicious food it’s hard to go wrong here. The ambience is warm and inviting, with open vaulted ceilings, bare brick, and original wood floors and beams. More like New York City than Beaverton. It’s energetic, meaning it can get a bit loud during peak hours.
Our dinner for five was outstanding from beginning to end. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly, wine was great and dinner was amazing. Five for five, all of us found our meal delicious! We’ll be back.
Food was simply amazing. The Beef Spare ribs are officially my favorite restaurant meal I think I've ever had. The service was outstanding- delicate, professional, non-intrusive, and very enjoyable. Interior of the restaurant is my favorite style- simple and classy with just enough lighting and artwork to make you feel right at home. We will be going again very soon...
Our go to location on the West side. The food, as well as the service are always great.
The menu has several awesome staples that are always on the menu (love the polenta fries), but they frequently changing up the pasta dishes. We'd go even more frequently if the gnocchi appeared on the menu more regularly. :)
Love DeCarli's. Only thing I'd say after about my 8th time there - the bathrooms really need to be upgraded. For what you pay for a meal, the bathrooms feel more like a pub on Mississippi. The walls are dirty, the door moldings are banged up, paint missing. Just needs a little TLC. Otherwise, LOVE this place so much! Best short ribs in town.
Service was fine but food was just so-so at best. The orchiette dish I had listed shrimp first; I found one. I know and appreciate al denote pasta, it mine was just seriously undercooked. Even the gelato at desert was grainy, basically inedible. Disappointing evening.
I treated my dear friend to a birthday dinner date, and the entire evening was terrific! Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly, prompt and helpful. Even our dessert came with a candle, without my asking! The food was yummy, and we chose to share several items, much like a tapas situation. Loved the drinks, too! Will definitely return soon. :)
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.
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.
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.
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