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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We were in Portland for a long weekend and ate out often. This was the BEST meal we had during that time.
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.
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.
The food was excellent. The setting was excellent: nice comfortable table and easy to talk. Great service from the owner (Giorgio).
Excellent, as always.
Amazing food and service.
Fantastic. Thank you Giorgio. Keyvan
Giorgio greeted us and we had a great dinner. Giorgios has stayed steady through the years. The dinner was very good with great flavors
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.
Always great, fresh food with wonderful service and quiet atmosphere. Giorgio will suggest the perfect wine for your meal.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Excellent quality Italian food, talented creative chef, great service, always a delicious and thoroughly enjoyable meal!
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.
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!
Such a nice meal.
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.