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About Permanently Closed - Iorio Restaurant

This restaurant is permanently closed. Traditional, homestyle Italian food. Gluten free pasta and gnocchi made fresh daily.

Named BEST Restaurant Portland 2010.

Chef/owned and operated by Hilary & Chris Thompson. The Oregonian: "a destination for home-style southern Italian cooking." 10best.com: "Welcome to heaven." Vanguard: "Truly extraordinary food."

Celebrating Ten Years
2005-2015

912 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
10th & Hawthorne

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 445-4716

Website:
http://www.iorioportland.com/

Catering:
Holiday party platters available

Executive Chef:
Christopher R Thompson

Private Party Contact:
Hilary Benson: (503) 445-4716

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wine

Iorio Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1676)
Neighborhood Gem (1467)
Special Occasion (1415)
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Romantic (1177)
Good for Groups (499)
Notable Wine List (354)
Kid-friendly (259)
Hot Spot (183)
Late-night Find (83)
Good for a Date (77)
Cozy (53)
Gluten Free Options (52)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Authentic (42)
Comfort Food (40)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Local Ingredients (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Great for Lunch (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Worth the Drive (25)
Casual (20)
Great for Brunch (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fun (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Outstanding Value (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Organic (9)
Business Meals (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Live Music (4)
Vegan (4)
Scenic View (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Another great experience. Sad to see them closing, but wishing them the best.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Iorio is (was) our favorite restaurant, my husband and I are so sad to see it go! This is where we spent all of our special occasions. I wish Chris and the rest of the staff the best of luck!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We have been going to Iorio since it opened. Sadly, Iorio is closing on April 15, after 12 years of wonderful food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 9, 2017

GREAT FOOD and GREAT RESTAURANT!!! Been going here since shortly after they opened and am going to miss it greatly. Just dined in again for probably the last time this past weekend, as they are closing on Easter weekend (2017). Can't wait to see what the owner/chefs do next!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Iorio is fabulous; unfortunately, it's closing this week. It is the only place I know of in the Portland area where I can go out for an above-average meal that is gluten free, and feel confident there is no cross-contamination (of gluten). I and countless others will sorely miss this wonderful establishment.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We love this place and are sad that they're closing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Outstanding all around. Sad to note owners are going to take a break. Closing down and moving on to the next thing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and we will miss this great restaurant.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 7, 2017

This is/was my favorite Italian restaurant in town. It never disappointed. It has been my go to place for special occasions, and just a great meal. I tried everything on the menu over the years I have been going, and never had a bad meal. Sad to see it close.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 5, 2017

So sorry to hear this restaurant is closing on the 15th of April. Have always had a wonderful time and a great meal when dining here. It will be sorely missed in the neighborhood.
Good luck to all those who are losing their jobs. Great customer service, hire them!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Sad to see you close but I wish you all the best. Thanks for all the great gluten free pasta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food was delicious. Always a treat to eat there.
Best Italian restaurant in Portland..... By far!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We absolutely love Iorio and we are very sad that it is closing. Hurry, Chris is closing the restaurant on April 15th.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants and very sad to see them closing on April 15.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Food was very good - had a pasta dish Casarecci that was a bit spicy, garlicky (just right!) with manila clams and kale - but must confess I'm not sure where the clams were hiding. Still a very good meal and a great velvety red wine from Veneto that I had never heard of before but will be looking to find it somewhere!! Have eaten here before and had their special calamari which was very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Third time here and very consistent food and service. Always some very interesting dishes and locally sourced items. I will be back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Excellent dinner at Ioria last Friday evening. Great service and great meal! Our favorite by far is the gnocchi although we are never disappointed in any of the selections. Kudos to Chef Chris and his team!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Loved our dining experience at Iorio. Our dinner turned out to be an anniversary gift from friends, which made it even more enjoyable. We got exactly what we wanted. And loved our waiter

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We really enjoyed the many vegetarian options they provide. The food was delicious and service was superb!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Delicious food, top-notch service. Three bites in and I became a regular. Wonderful!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, People Watching, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The tables for two are tiny and round and super uncomfortable. The bread was good and so was the beet salad, but the eggplant parm and vegetarian lasagna were drowning in fatty ricotta and very bland tasting. Service was a bit slow on a Saturday night at only 6:30 and this place is pretty cold inside. It was really loud, too. Not our kind of place.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I enjoyed my experience for the most part, except when our server didn't let us know that she's going to autograt us. I emailed and didn't get an email back. I would really appreciate my tip back. Experience was good but definitely not good enough to "give" nearly a 50% tip. I would really appreciate getting my gratuity back at least, then things would be straight and I would then love to recommend Iorio. But until that point I won't be recommending this place to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic
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food4
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Dining with a lactose intolerant person can be trying. The staff at Iorio were very knowledgeable about every ingredient on the menu and made terrific recommendations. It was a lovely evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The food is fresh, you can tell they use fresh good quality ingredients
The service is exceptional
Feels like home
Relaxing
We love it

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Iorio is a great place for a casual dinner for two or for celebrating a special event with a group. We love the intimate size and ambiance. Most Sunday evenings Jason provides solo acoustic guitar music. We appreciate the gluten free options on most all menu items and they are always delicious. The calamari is a favorite. The beet salad and butter lettuce salad are repeats. One of us always has "catch of the day" and the portions are generous. Save room for dessert!! For four, we recommend the family dessert platter.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This was the perfect place for dinner for three friends visiting Portland. One of us is gluten free and she was able to chose from a large selection of options. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We got the gluten free gnocchi, lamb Ragu, the stuffed sole and a creamy pasta dish.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Food was good, but uninspiring. Chicken parmesan for me, ravioli for my wife.. It was . . . Fine.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 5, 2017

always delivers very good Italian at a great price value, and very good with children without being bad for tables without kids. and the gluten free options are super nice too

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service. The ambiance is cozy and romantic.
Enjoy the many GF options.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Sweet find. I honestly did not know you existed before last week. However, I have already recommended you to a co-worker. I'm sure i'll be back. Thank you.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 1, 2017

One of my favorite cozy spots!

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 1, 2017

it had been awhile since we were there and enjoyed our visit very much. Good service and great food.

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great server and live guitar music but the food was bland. Everything needed salt and I don't even keep salt on the table at home so you know it needed seasoning when I have to add it at a restaurant! I'm hoping it was an off night but just wasn't impressed with the food. Too many great Italian places in pdx to settle for mediocre.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We had a great experience! The food is phenomenal and very, very consistent. We started with calamari, which has a very light batter. We had eggplant parmesan and chicken parmesan, plus the pulled pork. Each dish was excellent, and the portions are very large. The value here is phenomenal. The service was attentive, descriptive and timely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Wonderful gluten-free food! Enormous portions, too! Wish the place was a bit nicer, as it looks dated and isn't very comfortable.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's Dinner. Hadn't been to Iorio in a decade and had remembered some wonderful dishes. Food was a huge disappointment. Some of the worst that I have ever been served.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Our waiter did an excellent job serving, offering menu suggestions, and responding to our needs to make our experience wonderful. Especially our dessert problem. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was way too salty. I don't see how anyone could enjoy it for that reason.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We liked the service and the decor. The butternut spread that sounded very intriguing was bland. The Eggplant Parmigiana was undercooked in some parts and over cooked in others. Not the best that we have eaten. Wines were so-so.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Have been here on many occasions and was quite surprised at poor food quality. My husband actually had some bad clams in his dish, the gluten free pasta was like mushy cardboard, chicken in the chicken parmesean dish was so tough and overcooked I couldn't cut it with a knife. Really disappointed given this was a special birthday dinner for a few of us.

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