Mucca Osteria

4.8
1876 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Mucca Osteria serves truly authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, elegant atmosphere. We make our pastas, breads, and desserts fresh in house using both traditional Italian recipes and modern techniques. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Chef/Sommelier Simone Savaiano carefully sources ingredients from local farmers and prepares dishes that will transport you to Italy. Our extensive wine list assembled by Carter Hunt includes over 400 labels from all regions of Italy. For the ultimate dining experience, Mucca’s six course Chef's Tasting Menu offers an array of memorable appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Grazie, ci vediamo presto!
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vipRaymond
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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Ants
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my husband here as a surprise and we loved it! Fast service with lovely food. Thank you!

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GinaK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing meal with friends! We chose the 6 course dinner option, and loved every bite. The servers called us by name, and were extremely professional and friendly. We save this restaurant for special occasions, and know that it will always be consistently delicious!

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Hong
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The braised pork belly is a must! Fast and friendly service. Will be back again.

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vipjosephL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Italian, we will be back

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ChipM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The chef goes overboard to make sure diners are happy. We loved this place.

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JasonW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best dining experiences I've had in Portland. I've been to Italy and their food tastes just like dining in Rome!

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EllenR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very nice. Very safety conscious. Good service.

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StacyL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The wait staff the wine recommendation and of course the food - - out of the ballpark!

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VinoChic
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. We especially enjoyed the Prosecco by the glass (one of the best Prosecco’s we’ve had) and the Prosciutto with Burrata was amazing!

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MWise
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and service. Lovely experience. Highly recommend the scallops, prosciutto, tortelli, and pork belly! Great atmosphere!

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ClifW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner included champagne, delightful fresh salads, wonderful entrées and a tiramisu dessert to die for. The restaurant was impeccably clean and nicely decorated and the staff was wonderful, friendly, and helpful. We gwould return again.

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vipSFOJoe
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great Great!
A wonderful dining experience thanks to the wonderful staff - server, chef and kitchen staff.

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vipdeedle
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Towards the end of the meal, the waiter asked to table next to us that they needed their table. They didn't understandbecause of language barrier. He then told us someone needed our table becasue their reservation was at 7:00 despite our reservation was at 6:00. We asked why we were being rushed and were told it was the fault of the table next to us. I know times are difficult but he basically lied to us to rush us out the door. We have dined here in the past and will still likely dine here in the future, but we feel that it was inappropriate to rush out meal.

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vipdawnm
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal - cocktails, wine, caprese salad, tortelli and fruti di mare. The dessert was just as good. Really appreciated the adherence to COVID precautions, and the excellent customer service. This was our first time and definitely will be coming back!

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Tualatincouple
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was so much better than we could have imagined. Came for our anniversary dinner, it was quiet, classy, the wait staff was extremely attentive and the food was out of this world. So many rich flavors and it melted like butter in our mouths. I have recommended this place to everyone! Perfect 10!

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vipMBlaire
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from San Francisco & LA and really enjoyed our dinner at Mucca Osteria. Everything from the cozy space, to the food, to the service was impeccable. Each of us (five in our group) tried a pasta, plus we ordered three appetizers to start, and a nice bottle of Zin. Our server, Miguel, was knowledgable and knew what to recommend. We will definitely be back next time we're in the area!

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Barbie
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and had a great experience at Mucca! Justin was our waiter and was very friendly and efficient. The food was superb and everything was done to perfection. We had a great evening and highly recommend Mucca. We'll def be back!

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Came here for our 1-year anniversary and were greeted with some prosecco and such friendly staff. The food was so delicious and our waiter was incredibly helpful on his recommendations. The burrata appetizer, gnocchi and halibut were highlights, as well as the scallops. Will definitely be back

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vipJohnnymics
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a good time here for a date night. It was the first time we’ve been out to eat post-Covid. The staff was great and the restaurant was taking safety precautions seriously.

The food was good. Their gnocchi was wonderful and my wife enjoyed her venison ragu. I had a pork belly dish. This wasn’t good at all. The pork was very under seasoned and the polenta was uneatable. Overall we enjoyed our experience. We’ll more than likely go back foe the gnocchi.

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vipMarybeth
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Tortelli funghi which is the best dish on the menu and is amazing! He had the porkbelly served on polenta and loved it. Dined outside. Great wine collection and lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! Perfect for our anniversary! Very attentive and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is very charming, clean, and a great setting for a more intimate dinner with someone special. We reserved a table and we arrived at the time we made reservations and were promptly taken to our table.

The service is wonderful. They are very knowledgeable about the food and how the chef cooks. It was our first time here and we split our dishes. They went and portioned each dish separately for us and made it feel special.

Presentation of the food was beautiful. The plates were clean and neat. Each item was placed purposefully.

The only thing that reduces the stars was there was due to one overarching theme... a lack of balance.

We started with the scallop appetizer. The dish, like all others, arrived very well presented. The scallops were cooked perfectly. And a scallop can be difficult not to over cook. The only thing that caused it to not be great was the chutney on top was a tad too sweet that it overpowered the delicate scallop. The dish could of used something to brighten it. A little sour or acid would of taken it to the next level.

First of the main dishes was the ravioli pasta special. The first bite sent me into heaven. The pasta was cooked perfectly and algae the right amount of “chew”. The beef filling was good and the sauce amazing. After the third bite, I was glad we split it. The dish was too rich. I couldn’t of eaten a whole portion. It really could of used some acidity to brighten the dish and and make it more balanced.

The next dish was the halibut. The fish was cooked perfectly and tasted fresh. The only problem with the dish is it was bland. Again, it could of used some acidity and some salt. There wasn’t any flavor and it was disappointing after the pasta dish which was jam packed full of flavor.

For desert we had panna cotta. The dish was light and creamy and a good taste of vanilla. I think next time I will try a different desert. The panna cotta was good, just not great.

In all we will try again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another incredible meal and experience at Mucca. The Scallops were incredible, the buratta cheese for the caprese was very fresh and the pasta everything I wanted it to be.

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AlishaD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Best Italian in the city! Amazing friendly staff always!

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TastySho
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is year three of celebrating our anniversary at Mucca. We keep going back because the food and service are outstanding. They were very COVID-conscious too and that made us feel more comfortable. See you all next year when we plan on sitting at the chef’s counter!

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LisaP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful quaint restaurant with a soft romantic atmosphere. Service was impeccable and everyone adhered to Covid protocol. I had the Spaghettoni and my husband had the Beef Ravioli. Both were authentic and delicious. My husbands dish was a bit too al dente, the pasta was definitely a bit tough. However it wasn’t bad at all, and he finished his plate. that was our one very minor complaint.
We were given Tiramisu to finish, complimentary. Very yummy! Overall a lovely meal!

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AaronF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection including a good variety of splits.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I love to get multiple items and split them as we go. The hostess anticipated this and split each course for us. The meals were perfectly plated and tasted as good as they looked. In addition, the wine selection was vast and the hostess chose a wine spot-on for our taste and price-point. I highly recommend anyone visiting the city or looking for a special night to book a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a good week

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Operagoer
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portland's best "slow" Italian food! Every dish we had was excellent: Scallops which are worth the hefty price. Unforgettably rich Mushroom Tortelli. Creamy Panna cotta. Memorable crusty bread. The outdoor dining is somewhat cramped by the sidewalk, so we chose to eat indoors with social distancing.

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vipEmilyD
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a slightly reduced menu, everything was wonderful. The halibut was absolutely to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter from Texas was dope

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vipHenriv
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner here, although fish was overcooked and not totally fresh. Pasta undercooked. Otherwise was fine

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TimothyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The appetizers were very good, although arguably somewhat under-seasoned where appropriate. And the location was convenient.

However, the ambiance left quite a lot to be desired.

Entrees were OK; The steak was nothing noteworthy and lacked cohesion with the rest of the plate. The Halibut was better, but still missing some magic.

The menu presentation was underwhelming, and the wine list was unassailably difficult to navigate (only available via their website.)

I'd try somewhere else before returning to this restaurant.

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SallyC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG it was so nice to eat out again in an elegant restaurant with exceedingly helpful staff !

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vipLouLouLemon
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, nice ambience, and good portions for price point. Would definitely return.

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JohnK
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent deep wine list, great service, outdoor dining safe and comfortable, very European with light rail going by. Would never miss the scallops. Pasta and deserts are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside...Max train going by disturbs the ambiance...enjoyed our meals, but menu and wine list were more limited given current restrictions

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Mucca Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 1876 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.