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Fine dining with a casual twist. Classic Northern Italian cuisine and fresh Northwest delicacies. A night out on the town, or an intimate arrangement. Giorgio's is the best of both worlds - where classic and comfort meet, and have fallen in love.
Portland, OR 97209
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We're happy to accommodate special and private events. Our chef has been known to travel to your home for a private tasting menu. Please call for details.
There's plentiful street parking with nearby parking lots.
There is a max stop nearby. Coming from downtown, get off on NW 10th and Glisan, returning to town use the 11th and Glisan stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details. We have multiple spaces to accommodate various party sizes.
Private Party Contact:
Giorgio Kawanas: (503) 977-1919
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Giorgio's Ratings and Reviews
Food and service very good, we had the pear salad, split, Wild boar Ragu, and the special of the night of Nantucket scallops which were superb, best ever but did not notice the price until the bill, I think it was was $55. Guide lists $$ price rating, with $55 entrees, maybe should be $$$$. If I had known price, I probably would have called this a special occasion dinner, not pre-theater which it was.
As always, Giorgios is wonderful with great food well prepared. They have wonderful pasta dishes, imaginative and tasty salads, and a short selection of wonderful fish and meat courses. All highly recommended. Impress someone from out of town or just enjoy yourselves.
My wife and I often split dishes so that we can taste more. Giorgio's is very happy to do that which makes our meals even more enjoyable.
Yet another marvelous meal at Giorgio’s! Two of us had the pork, which I understand is new to the menu It was tender and delicious and I hughky recommend it. Another guest had the pappardelle with boar’s head rags, which Inhave had before. Amazing! And the desert, a plum baked cake was also outstanding. I regret the use of so many superlatives, but we had such a great dinner. I can not recommend this place enough!
A really great example of what a traditional Italian restaurant CAN be! Service by the owner. Specials written on a chalkboard because the ingredients came from that day's market. Really interesting wine list. So many ingredients (like pastas) made in house. Giorgio is a treat and we could tell he was willing to do just about anything to improve our experience. It's not cheap, but in a world of overpriced bar food, this place is worth it!
We used to go to Giorgio's often, and it sort of fell off the list as we tried new places. But it's back on after last night's meal: wonderful pastas and a seared scallop appetizer, all cooked perfectly. And you can actually hear your dinner companion - a rarity these days.
Very authentic Italian food with a atmosphere you don't find often anymore. We've been coming here off and on for years. The service and the food are always excellent. Giorgio is there chatting and helping serve almost every night and remembers you no matter how long it's been. There's a reason it's been there for almost 17 years.
Imaginative dishes prepared with the freshest local ingredients make this one of the best in Portland. I do not like eggplant. The eggplant served to my wife was fantastic, made in a way I had never seen, and delicious. The food is always well prepared, well served and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Giorgio himself served us and was welcoming and very kind. Who knew we had been missing out on the Pearl's 3rd oldest restaurant for so long! Gorgeous beet salad with crispy goat cheese morsel, the gnocchi with mushroom ragu was cooked to perfection, so buttery, rich and delicious. The prime rib was charred perfectly and was a "French" medium rare (rarer than usual USA measures) but it was divine. Wine choices were great and not overpriced. I was dubious to the mixed reviews before but this gem is a must visit! I can't wait to go back again!! Great ambience and not too loud for a romantic date night where you can actually talk. Grazie Mille Giorgio! :)
Food was way overpriced. Portions were small. Even though I was clear that we were celebrating my friend's birthday there was no offer of a complimentary dessert. The dessert we each chose, gelato, was twice the price, smaller portion, and not as tasty than in a Beaverton restaurant I frequent, but I guess that's the Pearl for you.
The main dish, a pasta with a fancy description was to me, bland and not very interesting. The best part was the arugula salad which was fresh, but again, overpriced for a small salad. Split charges added insult to injury.
We were the only patrons in the restaurant at the dinner hour. I guess it's not that popular! So it was definitely not festive. Also, the server appeared several times to clear our dishes before I was finished with the course, so I felt rushed.
All in all a terrible restaurant, cannot recommend for anything other than it was quiet.
We've dined at Giorgio's many times and the food is consistently excellent and unmistakably fresh. On this occasion the roasted lamb was perfectly prepared and generous in size. I planned to eat half and take the rest home but I couldn't stop! The tiramisu was rich and decadent. I have yet to have a bad meal or service here.
Server was nice and friendly. The menu was very simple and small with not allot of options. Food was simple, but very good. You can tell the chef puts allot of care into his product. Wine selections were a little dated and non exiting. Nothing new world really, but a about 20 mediocre old world wines. Could be improved. I mean look were we are! Restaurant was nice, but a little cafe style. Some white linens on the tables and some roll ups could make a drastic difference. The price point did not match the decor. This is sounding like a negative review but I really did enjoy my experience, I just see opportunities to improve.
Giorgio's is and has been one of our favorite places to go in Portland over the past 15 years. The food is absolutely delicious. Anyone we have ever taken to Giorgio's has been impressed with the quality and taste of the food. You must try the Wild Boar Tagliatelle - the best in Portland. The menu has a good variety of options and the cocktails are delicious. The staff has always been very knowledgeable and super friendly.
This is one of the priciest restaurants I've ever been to, if we measure by cost per hour.
The food was terrific. We loved our appetizers, the mains were very good, and the desserts were wonderful. Flavorful, fragrant rosemary bread. The ingredients tasted fresh and the dishes were beautifully laid out.
The service was friendly and responsive.
But what made the experience not so great, and what made a reasonably priced dinner cost so much per hour, was the RUSH to get us fed and get us out.
It was Valentine's Day. A prix fixe dinner, $65 apiece before drinks or gratuity, plenty of delicious options. The wait staff was practically running from table to table. A sense of desperate flurry is not conducive to a romantic Valentine's dinner.
Three or four people brought dishes or drinks to our table, so it was one impersonal "who gets the osso bucco?" after another. People deposited food or drinks while looking to see which table they needed to race to next. Everything was delivered, not served or presented.
So we ended with a serious mismatch: delicious food worthy of savoring in a gracious atmosphere, served in a diner-style rush that had us out an hour, maybe less, from when we sat down.
The food is wonderful and well worth the price. My advice: when you make a reservation, ask if it's going to be an evening where you'll have a chance to sit and enjoy it.
We walked in for our 6:30 reservation there were 2 people there having a salad. My husband ordered a wine while I parked the car, and the only chardonnay by the glass was
$18, we paid for the wine and left, the host offered to pay for our dinner if we stayed, but I did not want to eat in an empty restaurant, the other couple paid for their salad and left, so we went to Obas and had a great time I cant rate anything because we didn't stay
We were in town for several days and was looking for some place "special" as New Year's Eve was that very night. What we found was perfect for the occasion. If we were to ever get back to Portland it wouldn't take much to convince my spouse to return for another great meal.
Thank you so much for the wonder memory.
Very disappointing service. Rude upon arriving because we were 15 mins late but was dead when we arrived and half full when we left. One miss after another on service. The two of us who shared a pasta dish were sick later that evening. Coincidence? Considered asking for our money back the next day. Shocked that this received such rave reviews. Maybe it was a very off night...
Our waiter was great, he suggested items for a vegetarian guest. And was attentive at the
Right time. The pasta is hand made, favor was especially delicious & fresh. The scallops
We're served over a bed of spaghetti sauce and pesto, I could have eaten a couple of servings
But we shared the dish as a first course. The meal was very good, perhaps a little over
priced but nice for a treat.
Wonderful food at a great price. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The dining area is comfortable with soft lighting. We were there during off hours, so there were only a few people and it was easy to converse. The pappardelle with boar ragu is done well with thin pasta noodles and fork tender meat. Accompanied by A glass of good wine, you can't go wrong.
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