A complete jewel in the neighborhood, and in the city of Portland. Giorgio's is consistently perfect in every aspect. Also, along with their menu that does change monthly, they always include our favorites , as well as having daily specials. Wonderful attentive service and beautifully prepared food.
Went here for a late valentines dinner, and left somewhat disappointed. Open table had this restaurant labeled as romantic setting. I didn’t get that vibe. The food was mediocre. We ordered two pasta dishes from the menu, and were both pretty bland. I’m thinking we should have ordered one of the specials, but they were more than I was looking to spend. We ordered two entrees, and a bottle of wine and spent about $130. I don’t think I’ll be returning. There are far better restaurants in Portland.
We enjoyed it
Very nice location and atmosphere, very courteous, albeit rushed service. In my opinion its higher priced. All combined as a value, I would place in the only for a couple, maybe 2 couple 'special' occasion realm.
This was Valentine’s Day, so there was a pre determined menu which was very expensive ($75/person without drinks). That was a little surprising since it wasn’t advertised on their website. The server was very insistent on taking our order (the whole order from appetizer to dessert) and then we saw her maybe twice more in the evening. We had to flag down other people for bread, a spoon for the soup, water refills, etc. The food came out too quickly for a relaxed romantic evening, benefitted by the fact that we had to order everything up front. My appetizer was luke warm (a soup), and my wife’s main dish was cold on the outside and warm on the inside. In all, they had us in and out of there in exactly 1 hour. We were not impressed by the food or service, especially for the price we paid.
I know that for most restaurants Valentine's day is not the best night to go. It is usually busy and over crowded but, we simply wanted to have a nice dinner date. When we made the reservation and looked at the menu on the website there was nothing mentioned about a special menu for Valentine's. Had we known it was a 3 course prix fixe menu we probably would have forgone the reservation and opted for more casual fare. Looking back we did see in the confirmation email sent five hours before our reservation that it was a coursed meal at $75 per person.
When greeted at the door things felt a bit chaotic, and they told us they were running behind. The waiter was very nice and professional but, never once had the chance to re-fill our water glasses and was flagged down to take an additional drink order about 5 minutes after our dessert was delivered. For what we were paying the food was beyond disappointing. We sent one of the dishes back because the sauce was watery and flavorless.
The most confusing part were the scantily dressed waitresses. I am not one to shame anyone and am all for women feeling comfortable and celebrating their bodies. It was just a bit off-putting that all of the women working were either wearing dresses that barely covered their rear ends or tops that fell two inches above the top of their pants.
Overall we felt we were rushed through an overpriced dinner, of mediocre food in an uncomfortable environment.
Giorgio's is a long-time favorite of ours. The menu has classic Northern Italian dishes, carefully re-imagined by Chef Peter Schuh, expertly prepared and beautifully presented. We had the wild boar ragout over pappardelle and a pan seared, roasted cod over umbrian lentils. Began with a savory but light mushroom soup, ended with cannoli and espresso. Carefully chosen wine list. And the ambience is just right for us: not noisy, well-spaced tables, extremely attentive but never hovering wait staff. And Giorgio, kind and warm host, is always there.
We enjoyed a terrific meal with excellent service, celebrating my father’s 84th birthday. An excellent Italian meal featuring crab spaghetti and calamari. We have been to Giorgio’s many times and like to dine there for special meals.
Outstanding!! Cannot say enough good things about this place.
Giorgio was very welcoming and he waited our table. Great pasta. We will return!
Pasta with crab dish good. I'd like my pasta more al dente. Well balanced flavors. Appetizer of beets, foie gras and crab good, but chintzy on crab and hardly any foie gras. A misstep.
The cocktail was perfectly made. And the stand out was the coffee!! Really yum, especially for decaf.
Giorgio very congenial and wait person very good, too.
I really want this place to be successful. It's been around a long time and I like the notable care the owner/manager takes of his customers. It's in a great location and the atmosphere is quite pleasant. The food is very good and not the usual Italian fare. Give it a try and see what you think!
Georgios is the best fresh pasta place downtown with delicious savory sauce choices (including a vegetarian option of chestnut pasta with wild mushroom sauce). The parpadelle pasta is delicate but toothsome with the wild boar sauce. Great starters and excellent wine list from Italy! Wonderful service in a quiet dining room- all together excellent and we are going back with friends soon!
Delicious Italian food and daily specials. You must try the duck meatball appetizers!
My husband and I always celebrate our anniversary at Giorgio's. The decor is simple, but elegant. The tables are nicely spaced for quiet conversation. The service is attentive but not intrusive. And the food is always delicious. Giorgio (the owner) is onsite, and always stops by your table to make sure you're having a good dining experience. Giorgio's is a lovely place for a special occasion.
It was a bit pricey, but the food is superb. Starting with the bread .
We’ve been having dinner at Giorgio’s for years. My wife is Italian and loves speaking Italian with Giorgio’s. The cuisine is authentic Milanese and, I believe, the only place in town you can find it. We had a beautiful dinner on New Years Eve and plan on going again soon.
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner and will most definitely be back!
Great service and food . Place is romantic. Great for special occasions and anytime. They were very gracious!
Giorgio’s never fails to deliver amazing, fresh food with personalized service. The seafood is outstanding and they can cook a steak that is truly medium rare. The window filled restaurant is light and intimate.
Don’t overlook this long time PDX gem.
We had been looking forward to dining at Giorgio's for over a year...annual trip to Portland with close friends. We were abruptly greeted upon our arrival which didn't feel very welcoming. Seated 15 minutes after reservation, and about 10 minutes before someone approached to take our first drink order. The food was very underwhelming, fish didn't taste fresh, portions were very small and lacked any creativity. Appetizers, dinner for four, two bottles of wine and dessert...$500. For that price our server was pleasant, but unfamiliar with wine list, dinner specials and generally a novice in the industry. Either this restaurant is understaffed or mismanaged or both. Monumental waste of our valuable dining experience.
The food and value was reasonable. Unfortunately, it seemed that they were under-staffed and our server was strapped for time to service all of his tables. When we approached the manager (or owner?), he was surprisingly rude - a first in most of the restaurants we've ever eaten in.
Love this place, the food is always amazing. Seems to have gotten busier since Oba closed.
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...
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.
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.
Met for dinner with my daughter. Wonderful place for some good conversation. Food, service and ambience was excellent.
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...
Elegant server, warm ambience, authentic and superb food.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Great neighborhood spot. Great food and service with very nice ambiance.
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.
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! :)