Giorgio's

4.4
170 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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
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JS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and quiet, easy place to meet before a play. Would like to see more vegetarian options on the menu, although the chef accommodated our vegetarian friends.

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b
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service from our waitress was great. The food was just okay, mostly underseasoned (specifically the pappardelle was very underwhelming, slightly watered down and was not salted enough). Note that there is a sharing cost per plate. It didn't quite make sense at the time, considering we were two people and had ordered two appetizers and two mains. To keep things simple, we did tell the waitress to forget about sharing. The menu listed on Open Table is not representative of actual menu.

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D
Portland
81 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time here and it was good.... just not great. Meals were pretty good but nothing fancy and service was okay. For the price we probably won't go again.

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WC
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giorgio's is always outstanding. Every dish is creative, they use locally sourced food, and always have seasonal specials. The service is meticulous, and all of the food is always terrific. The atmosphere is vaguely European, and it's a quiet enough space that you can have an actual conversation while dining! Giorgio himself is the host and head waiter. Authentic Italian, both owner and restaurant.

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DK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a group of 13 people to Giorgio‘s for a business dinner and couldn’t be more pleased. The owner himself took special care to make sure all of our needs were met. The food was excellent. Several of my guests commented how flavorful their entrées were. I would definitely come here again individually or with a group.The noise level was low which made it easy to carry on detailed conversations.

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JF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were entertaining family from out of town. The food was great. Georgio personally served our table and was very attentive and helpful making the dining experience very enjoyable. Thank you!

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JP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were in Portland for a long weekend and ate out often. This was the BEST meal we had during that time.

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J
Palm Springs
107 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For us, Giorgio’s best combines comfort with cuisine of the many Italian restaurants we’ve tried in Portland. It is utterly reliable, by which I mean that we always have a good, true Italian meal with solicitous service. The owner is unfailingly gracious. Each time we return, we wonder why we have bothered with other restaurants which are enjoying a current buzz.

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DR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for a birthday celebration! The calamari appetizer was amazing and the pasta very fresh and authentic. Farm to table salads and veggies. Good quality and nice atmosphere.

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FR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. The setting was excellent: nice comfortable table and easy to talk. Great service from the owner (Giorgio).

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PD
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Thank you Giorgio. Keyvan

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CN
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
172 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice meal.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great place.

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d
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed it

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EA
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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