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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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable & food delicious!

SR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!

HC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was exceptional. The scallops were perfect! We also had the burrata and tuna tartare, both were wonderful. The pastas were all very good (carbonara, gnocchi, duck ragu, and tortellini). We also had the duck which was very tasty.

RR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super great restaurant! The atmosphere is perfect, the service was excellent, and the food was wonderfull. Five star recommendation.

IP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was truly outstanding, but the food fell short of my expectations. When I booked the table, the menu was different than what we got when we arrived. Instead of lobster, it was crab, which is fine, but why change it? The appetizers were also excellent, but the pasta and the main fell short in flavor and were disappointing. The dessert was outstanding.

RT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

First time, service was perfect. Five course meal night. Selections interesting and full of flavor.

TM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

RUDE, RUDE, RUDE person with a Man Bun that greeted us at the front door. We visited Portland for our Christmas vacation and our hotel recommended highly Mucca Osteria. Eager with anticipation we arrived early for our reservation. Confronted by Man Bun who indicated we would need to return closer to our reservation as other patrons were dining. I whole heartedly agree we were early, however I indicated it was cold outside and he stated there was a bar around the corner. I would have at least expected maybe to say that we could wait over by the bar. None the less, we were only early approx 15 -20 minutes and we left and returned. I will tell you however there are numerous other places that we could have gone to but the caveat here is Mucca Osteria requires a credit card for the reservation and if we would have gone elsewhere there would have been a mandatory charge on my account. We were stuck. I will definitely let the hotel that we stayed at they are making a BIG mistake in recommending Mucca Osteria and PLEASE PLEASE beware of Man Bun upon arrival or make sure you are on time.

SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience coming here. The food, service, and ambiance are impeccable. Definitely a treat and a place I love to bring family and friends.

a
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely birthday dinner. Amazing food, attentive service. Can’t wait to return.

C
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

VERY NOISE AND TABLES VERY CLOSE TOGETHER

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience!! Food was delicious and wine list was excellent. Sit at the bar to view the kitchen.

J
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this restaurant and definitely plan to go back. Food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding. My wife and I look forward to trying other dishes. Cannot think of anything I didn't like.

R
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding once again. I don’t hesitate to order anything on the menu even if it’s unknown ..... food and service the best.

B
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Overall, our experience at Mucca Osteria was wonderful. The only downside was waiting over forty five minutes for a table despite our reservation time. Of course, we will be back!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys always go above and beyond to take care of us on our anniversary. We could not be more thrilled. We just “happened in” for dinner on our wedding night and now it has become our tradition, so we will continue to return every year!
*And thank you Carter for always digging deep in the cellar for something extra special!

CG
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. The som is excellent and he really knows his stuff! Every time we go, the food is excellent and the staff is very gracious. I would recommend taking public transit, as it is extremely close, and parking in the area can be difficult.

MB
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Mucca for about 5 years - we will not leave it as long again! To us, it is the best Italian food and WINE in the Portland area. While it is not inexpensive, its prices are on a par with other high end restaurants downtown - in fact much better than chain steak houses. As we had on the past, we shared the Tagliere della Casa - enough charcuterie for two. We both had duck dishes which were lovey - my wife's Tagliatella with slow braised duck, and my seared duck breast that was perfect with just pink in the middle but almost crispy on the out side. We accompanied this with an Etna Rosso from I Custodi - this 2011 wine from the sides of Mount Etna was exquisite - lovely matured fruits with that mineral element you get from volcanic soils - the 2012 is just as good as I've tasted it. The Wine Director is easy to talk to, and so if you are intimidated by such a wine list, just talk to him and say what you like, he'll point you in the right direction. Of course, I finished the dinner with a Nebbiolo based Grappa from Clear Creek - great local in the mix of wonderful Italian!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant with unbelievable food.. highly suggest reservations

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. The waiter was amazing!

C
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italien place in PDX for us..
Excellent food and wine list

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary dining experience. Highly recommended.

KM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The staff was one of the best I’ve ever seen in how they treated us

KM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great very unique Italian, we had the counter seats which I love to watch the kitchen. Service was very attentive. Place is small but that makes it quaint and wonderful. Good wine list reasonable wine list.

EG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wife’s birthday

K
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had heard Mucca had an excellent reputation. The food we found underwhelming (especially for the price). The service however, we couldn’t fault.

S
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Can’t say enough about the service and wish I could remember the names of our server and the bartender so I could give them a shout-out. Food was outstanding.

RO
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molto fantástico!

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RK
Portland
57 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there for awhile despite the fact that it's one of our favorite places. Last night's visit reminded me why it is a favorite. Everything was outstanding. Lots of interesting menu items. Just made a reservation to go back next week to have some of the other items we couldn't fit in on this visit.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star experience, amazing authentic Italian and large wine selection with friendly knowledgeable service. Celebrated our anniversary and could not have chosen a better place. Highly recommend!

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. I called ahead to pre-plan our special evening and they were happy to help. Champagne and wine were great and every course was delicious on its own. Service was top notch and the right amount of attention. Thank you for a great evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mucca never disappoints, this was my 5th or 6th time dining and every visit reinforces that this is the best restaurant in town. I love the seasonally rotating menu, both my days and I had entree specials and they were both incredible! Amazing service, even better food. Highly recommend for any occasion!

W
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant/Pasta we had had in a long time. Highly recommend. Our Wait Person/Sommelier was fantastic.

DB
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our special dinners here. Food and wine are fantastic and staff from moment you enter is very attentive and helpful in making for a remarkable evening in a very intimate and comfortable setting.

W
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did the tasting menu with wine pairings. All was delicious! Knowledgeable servers. Nice to see the tasting menu before committing. Turned out we loved all dishes! Definitely recommend and would return.

RP
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was amazing, highly recommend

AN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tortili was a bit too aldente but had nice flavor inside.

WP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, and amazing food! Try the scallops!

C
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portland’s Best

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k
Portland
121 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took my partner for her birthday to Mucca... and we both had the 5-course chef’s “tasting menu.” Service was impeccable. The food was nicely presented and the pace of dinner was quite nice. Unfortunately, the food was nit as good as expected! Cost is on the high side but not unreasonable. We’ve had dinner there before... and will go back, but expectations were lowered.

JR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, wonderful ambiance, great service