Giorgio's

4.5
157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(503) 221-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Schuh
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Private party facilities
Please call for details. We have multiple spaces to accommodate various party sizes.
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Private party contact
Giorgio Kawanas: (503) 977-1919
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th
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Parking details
There's plentiful street parking with nearby parking lots.
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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.
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
Reviews from verified diners
157 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
15%
Good
12%
Fair
4%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CN
Portland
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Giorgio greeted us and we had a great dinner. Giorgios has stayed steady through the years. The dinner was very good with great flavors

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SR
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. The pastas are hand made and the food is delicious and fresh and traditional Northern Italian. The service was personal and attentive and the restaurant itself is lovely.

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JC
Portland
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Always great, fresh food with wonderful service and quiet atmosphere. Giorgio will suggest the perfect wine for your meal.

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TJ
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Giorgio’s is one of those rare restaurants that manages to gently persuade you you have found a trace of real civility in a slew of overseasoned and overprocessed hipster hot fusion restaurants and overpriced trendy Top chefs of Portland monthly. The food, ambience and service all have an unobtrusive quiet pride in a thing well done in the name of a thing well done. Spendy? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely.

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r
Portland
3.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a nice dinner here. Nothing blew us away, but had a solid meal and fair prices. Would come back again and give it another try. Pea salad was fantastic, pasta dishes were solid but not spectacular. Friendly service without being overbearing.

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V
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Giorgio’s is a hidden gem in the Pearl District. Normally no wait and some of the best food ever. They are also wonderful with gluten free and veggie options. We have some picky eaters in our family and they are great about substitutions and making it the way everyone likes! I would recommend them very highly!

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JJ
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Girogio's is a pleasant little surprise in the Pearl District in Portland. Good food--the pastas, duck and pea soup were good. Our party of 6 enjoyed the meal. Our only concern was that the owner had an old credit card processing machine, resulting in a minor issue when we checked out. One person's card was declined due to an error in entry at the restaurant and another person was charged twice for their meal. Other than that, there's good food to be had at this quiet place downtown.

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LS
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

We haven't been in to Giorgio's in a while because it fell off our radar. BIG MISTAKE. Rarely can you have a meal where each course is perfect. You can here. The scallop appetizer is cooked & seasoned to perfection with portland farmers market carrots & the loveliest of sauces... The beet salad was transformational, with a dressing that was simple and amazing. The wild boar is approachable and refined, the duck the most tender & moist in recent memory. Giorgio's has a casual elegance about it, nice background music and perfect for an intimate chat. The saezarec cocktail epitomizes this place: not as sweet as Jake's, not as pretentious as other local spots, simply delicious.

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SB
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

You will never be disappointed with the amazing perfect menu choices! Hand made pasta, some gluten free, incredible specials from an incredible chef and creative owner! Love Giorgios!

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SS
Portland
5.0
Dined on May 18, 2018

Giorgio's is among the best Portland has to offer for great Italian food. There are always a few favorite pasta dishes with most of the menu changing based on the best seasonal food sourced locally. We are especially fond of the seafood offerings, but meat dishes are especially good too. Sometimes, if we are not very hungry, several of the salad and antipasti dishes are very satisfying. In this instance Giorgio spit several dishes for us. That gives those with a smaller appetite a completely satisfying three or four course meal leaving satisfied instead of stuffed. Try Giorgio's. You will be glad you did and you will come back!

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J
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was ok...but my entree...halibut, was $46! It was tasty, but was it worth $46? That's out of my normal price range, and so this restaurant will not be on my list for the future.

Very attentive wait staff and clearly this restaurant is loved by the neighborhood.

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LR
Portland
5.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent quality Italian food, talented creative chef, great service, always a delicious and thoroughly enjoyable meal!

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SS
Portland
5.0
Dined on April 26, 2018

As always the food and service were superb. As older folks with smaller appetites, we appreciate the special service Giorgio's does to accommodate our desire for several dishes but not too much to eat. This evening the special seafood dish was scallops intended to be served uncooked. The restaurant remade the dish for me with cooked scallops and risotto from another special to invent a very tasty dish on the fly, no extra charge. Try it, you will love Giorgio's too.

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J
Portland
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Giorgio's never disappoints! The food is always wonderful (all the fresh pastas, especially the pappardelle!), and the service is excellent! George himself always makes us feel welcome and at home. Thank you for another great night!

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2018

Such a nice meal.

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OT
Portland
3.0
Dined on March 18, 2018

Great place.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on March 9, 2018

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.

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D
3.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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OT
Portland
4.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

We enjoyed it

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EA
Portland
4.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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San Antonio
3.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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MH
Portland
1.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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RK
London
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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W
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on February 7, 2018

Outstanding!! Cannot say enough good things about this place.
Thank you!!

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Portland
4.0
Dined on February 3, 2018

Giorgio was very welcoming and he waited our table. Great pasta. We will return!

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Portland
3.0
Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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J
Portland
4.0
Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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Portland
4.0
Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

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BM
Portland
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious Italian food and daily specials. You must try the duck meatball appetizers!

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I
Portland
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

It was a bit pricey, but the food is superb. Starting with the bread .

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a
Portland
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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PS
New York Area
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner and will most definitely be back!

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h
Portland
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and food . Place is romantic. Great for special occasions and anytime. They were very gracious!

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M
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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Seattle
1.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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a
Seattle
3.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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HM
Portland
4.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this place, the food is always amazing. Seems to have gotten busier since Oba closed.

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Portland
3.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

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...

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