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About Giorgio's

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.

1131 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97209
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

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

Cross Street:
12th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 221-1888

Website:
http://www.giorgiospdx.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
There's plentiful street parking with nearby parking lots.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Peter Schuh

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details. We have multiple spaces to accommodate various party sizes.

Private Party Contact:
Giorgio Kawanas: (503) 977-1919

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
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Business Meals (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Good for a Date (3)
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Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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Cozy (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve been to Giorgio’s many times and usually love it. The service this evening was notably poor. Hopefully just a one time issue...

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

The best pasta in Portland. Fresh pasta with interesting dishes that change every time we dine at Giorgio's. Friendly service, great food. Wish they would get some white table cloth's - my only improvement.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Met for dinner with my daughter. Wonderful place for some good conversation. Food, service and ambience was excellent.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were pretty underwhelmed. There's nothing particularly wrong with the food but it was very underflavored. Kind of reminded me of a nicer Italian restaurant our parents would take us to in the 90s. Your grandparents would probably like it...

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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Elegant server, warm ambience, authentic and superb food.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our last visit was memorable as ever. Food and service was impeccable. This has been a favorite of ours for years and it never disappoints!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a group of 7 people and they accommodated us easily. IN fact, we did family style and Georgio even split up the portions for each person! Everything we had was delicious as well! I'd highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Great food and service with very nice ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I was shocked at the high quality of the food in such an unpretentious restaurant. Every plate was excellent from the butternut squash ricotta filled flowers to the roast beef with heirloom tomatoes and gorgonzola. Highly recommended.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Authentic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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! :)

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I almost don't want to say how awesome this place was because I want to always be able to get a table. The super fresh pasta was cooked perfectly. The salad was beautiful and delicious. The service was just lovely. I'm making this my go-to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 9, 2017

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This restaurant is a gem - authentic Italian food and atmosphere. I loved the feel of stepping back in time and finding myself in "Italy". Giorgio's has wonderful food, drinks, atmosphere, and great wait staff. A must try!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was very good. Authentic Italian cuisine but innovative presentation. Love the homemade pasta.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The homemade pasta is delicious. The atmosphere provides a great place to catch up with old friends.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

What a treT great food service and wine list can't wait to go back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We have been to Giorgio's on several occasions, and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic, the wine equally so, and the service is impeccable. We'll certainly go again when a special occasion arises.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 15, 2017

As always, another wonderful meal. I brought a friend from out of town and she enjoyed her meal very much. I will certainly dine here again.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Really liked this place. Delicious food. House made pasta was a standout. Yum!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We have been returning to Giorgio's for about 20 years. It is our favorite restaurant in Portland. We have tried many other good restaurants but always come back. It has been reliably excellent for 20 years. BRAVO

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2017

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

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Excellent, as always. The lamb shank was delicious. The made-to-order donuts are the best dessert in town--they can be shared, if you don't want a full-size dessert.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Always fantastic,, one of Portlands best
Menu is very good,,,, best wild boar papardelle anywhere,,,,staff is courteous and attentive,,,, we love eating here, great atmosphere in vibrant pearl district

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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...

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Waiter very attentive and food was excellent. Not in our neighborhood but worth trip to Pearl District.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2016

One of our favorite places. The scallops were superb.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
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