Mucca Osteria

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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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Portland
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner. Cocktails very good. Waiter attentive although noise level made hearing details on specials difficult .

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

If I book a table at 8pm, and you accept my reservation, then it means I want a table at 8pm. What I do not want is the following;

1. No table at 8pm and a 30 minute wait for a table at 8.30pm

2. In that time, to see 2 diners shown to a table for 2 whilst we were still waiting

3. No apology from the manager whatsoever

Terrible service. Great food by the way

GH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was prompt but not pushy, waiter sent (sommelier?) to our table to recommend a wine pairing with our meals which were fantastic all in all a wonderful experience definitely will return!

DG
Miami
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly authentic Italian cuisine - for a special foodie evening!

JP
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and service! Husband remarked that it was the best negroni he ever had! Will recommend!

MT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you have ever been to Italy and swooned at the gorgeous food served there that’s all going to come flooding back to you when you eat at Mucca Osteria. This restaurant ordinarily needs a little run up time to get a reservation but my guest wanted to eat at 5 pm on a Friday evening. I was able to get a table fairly last minute. We started with a beautiful bottle of champagne, along with burrata and prosciutto appetiser and a beautiful chilled corn soup. We had a lovely Barolo with our entree of shrimp and peas with pesto on handmade pasta as well as a gorgeous duck ragù. Dessert was a light but full flavoured small tiramisu. Just enough sweet to satisfy. The space is warm and welcoming but still fits the proper restaurant with linen tablecloths appearance. It was so good, I brought a friend there two days later for a thank you dinner.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience we had. I took my wife there for her birthday and we had the summer tasting menu, which I believe was about 5 courses. The duck ragu and the short ribs were out of this world. We each had a Morrison Manhattan and a glass of Prosecco. We would have done the wine pairing but we were heading to a concert after dinner and didn’t want to be tired. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. The experience couldn’t have been better!

G
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! We have been here at least 20 times and it is typically great. Tonight they were even more on point and every dish was amazing and had a very high end presentation. Can’t be beat for solid Italian cuisine. Great for special occasions as well.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the service were excellent. The chilled corn soup was to die for. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The king salmon was as good as anything I’ve had in my hometown of Seattle. I had an espresso affogato for dessert, which I’d never had before. Perfect blend of sweet and bitter, hot and cold. I’ll eat there agin and highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall decent experience. Nothing was bad but then nothing was exceptional either. Not for special occasions.

AN
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were extremely impressed with the service and high quality food. The outdoor tables were a great option on a pleasant late summer's Saturday eve: the foot traffic and the light rail rolling by added to the charm. Impressive wine list and knowledgeable staff. Can't wait to go back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

KB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

So much of the menu was written in Italian that I had no idea what to order. Our waiter had such a thick accent and it was so loud that asking questions about the menu was sort of pointless. The food was just ok. The whole experience was just ok.

AD
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best - most like Italy - restaurant in the city. Food was impeccable, wait staff attentive, and a lovely reminder of a visit to Italy we had recently.

NC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite event dining restaurant in Portland and has been since we moved here 5 years ago.
The only restaurant that comes close to the wonderful Italian osterie and ristoranti we enjoyed when we lived in California.

r
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!

T
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our 20th anniversary at Mucca. The service, food, and attention to detail are top-notch. This is one of Portland's best restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service very attentive staff but not intrusive.
Excellent meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our boyfriend anniversary and they helped us to make the night even more special

AK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant experience I've ever had, period. I've never received this level of customer service and such an amazing palate of flavors. They take care of you so incredibly well depending on your occasion. Truly a fine dining experience.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second trip to this restaurant. Once again we partook of the chef's selection as a five-course meal. We enjoyed the accompanying wines that were selected and the food to the greatest degree. We can't wait to return

S
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant with crowded tables, a good wine list and the feel of Italy. A drop in type of place or celebratory cafe. Garganelli was very tasty.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This one of our favorite places to visit in Portland and the food is always fantastic with unusual flavors. We love it.

JH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything tasted great and the wine pairings took it to the next level. The only downside was the noise level made it hard to have a conversation.

WW
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I came for our anniversary. The food and service were wonderful. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. The only thing I would say though is that the portions were a little small for the price, but the taste and presentation were well worth it. The dessert was absolutely divine. We ordered three-my justification is that they were small. The almond cake was my and my husband's favorite. We will definitely return.

P
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service & food were phenomenal! Celebrated our anniversary and had a great time. We LOVE this place!!

KA
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good taist,Good service,good location
I recommend this restrant.
I think you have wonderful time there.

OF
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food with high ambition and a wine selection, staff, and ambience to match. Best restaurant I’ve dined at in Portland.

J
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make it a point to stop by Mucca when we are in the city. The service exceeds expectations and the food is on point. Thank you fir another delicious meal!

HC
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! It’s a challenge to find great Italian food in Portland. We’ve spent many years searching... our wait is finally over! Great pastas, superior use of seasonal ingredients, wrapped up with service a knowledgeable staff and phenomenal wine list. We could not have enjoyed our meal more!

BL
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Passing through Portland we chose this restaurant. It was walkable from our hotel, and the food was delicious. Pasta was great. And the drinks were perfectly made. A must if you enjoy an Italian restaurany

KM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious fresh food and great service. Very enjoyable

P
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Food was very good but not exceptional. Pasta entrees had too many ingredients which mutes the tart of any one. Portions were small as well. The short ribs were excellent. Wait staff was attentive and recommended a nice white wine that complimented the meal.
We came in February and the experience was more special then. Overall a 4 star evening. Keep working on creating a distinct dish w unique and discernible flavors.

C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our meal was delightful in terms of the food, the wine, and the excellent, attentive service. Unfortunately, the experience was taken down a notch because it was extremely hot inside the restaurant. We were sweating. Not sure if the air conditioning was broken or if they don’t have any, but if you’re thinking of visiting on a warm day/night, I recommend finding another option. Otherwise, highly recommend!

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here often everyone knows I like this restaurant.

w
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It has been awhile since we have visited Mucca Osteria. Still has the same great quality of service. While the food is always of high quality, we did not find it quite up to our previous visits. My wife had the crab pasta dish, which was good but did not have much taste. I had their steak dish, which was cooked perfectly, but I found it somewhat bland. The best dish was a duck pasta that my son had. It was rich, flavorful, and savory.

This is a great restaurant with great food, it just on this visit it did not quite achieve that WOW factor we have had on previous visits.

DH
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a consistent gem in the heart of downtown.
Service and food fantastic.

MA
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This chef-owned restaurant is immaculately run.
Reservation times are honored. The menu is extensive with locally sourced items. Breads, pastas and desserts are made in house and are delicious! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to please. I only wish there was a restaurant like this in Phoenix or Scottsdale where we reside. Kudos to Mucca Osteria and Simone’s talents!

PR
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. The service was excellent, as was the food. The menu had so many inviting options, that we certainly will be back.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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