Mucca Osteria

4.7
1996 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 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!

Experiences

  • Six Courses Chef Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Our six courses tasting menu, based on our seasonal signature dishes. We kindly require the participation of the all party. Gratuity and drinks not included.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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caraelaine87
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, delicious food. The squid ink pasta dish is phenomenal. The staff are amazing.

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kierstent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. The food was fantastic. This was the kind of food that you remember years later and tell all of your friends about. Our waiter was amazing as well. We were also very impressed with the service from our host and food runners. Overall we had an amazing time and will definitely be back!

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PDXrestauraneur
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Would eat there again without question.

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MichaelS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding and the wine (from Sicily) was one you'd never find at a local store and put most US reds to shame. The chef brought us our main dishes personally and inquired how we were enjoying our meal. We had selected the 6 course 'Chef's choice' menu and were not disappointed with the taste and variety of dishes we sampled.

The service was good+; attentive to our requests but a little slow at times.

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TabathaG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around. My fiancé and I came to celebrate our engagement, and chose the tasting menu. Each dish was beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious. A wonderful choice for a romantic night out.

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JamieW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb but also, in this time of QR code ordering, it was so nice and refreshing to have waitstaff (every single person) be so knowledgeable and helpful and pleasant.

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OregonHiker
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mucca Osteria is simply brilliant. In this day of commissary kitchens Mucca stands out as a freshly prepared and artistically plated dining experience.

My wife and I started with the chilled fresh corn soup with hazelnuts and microgreens. My wife had the pan seared fresh halibut and I had the venison ragu Tagliatelle. Both entrees were simple stuuning. For dessert L1 we had the panna cota and tiramisu that were brilliant. The wine list is extraordinary with quality wines at all price ranges.

The service from the server to the sommelier was by far the best in Portland. For a fine dining experience there is no better place than Mucca Osteria!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Pros - bistecca cooked properly, spaghetoni Alan grichia was fine, tortellini was good. My wife ordered the venison ragu pasta, the item featured prominently on their website. She was served ground beef and pasta and it was nothing like what was shown. We thought it was more akin to chili mac than Italian fine dining. The kitchen had two cooks and it took 30+ minutes between first course and entrees, and everyone in the restaurant was looking around wondering when food would arrive. Staff brought bread and was nice. At one point, the waitress said she checked with the chef and the entrees would be here soon, and they arrived 15 minutes or more later. There are too many other great dining options inPortland. This was a clear miss.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and service. We loved it!!

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KymL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint setting in downtown Portland with handmade delicious pasta, fun cocktails, an extensive wine list and the most satisfying Italian food around.

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omarr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely way to spend our wedding anniversary together:) 10/10, would recommend! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautifully presented food in generous portions. The wait staff were attentive and helpful.

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MartinS
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mucca was an unexpected find. After a somewhat cumbersome wait for our table (could not wait in the restaurant because it was too "cozy") we were seated. The restaurant is quite small with only a few tables so reservations are recommended. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered to include the Fruta De Mare and the Prosciutto and Baretta which was outstanding. Good place for a romantic dinner or anniversary.

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TimD
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A busy Friday night is always a risky proposition. They were clearly busy and there were some early hiccups that needed to be overcome. A bit of chaos seating the time slot put us on edge. Wearily, we waited quite a while for a bottle of wine that ultimately proved out of stock. Things were heading in the wrong direction, I was frustrated as our antipasto arrived without a bottle on the table.

Everything improved instantly when a substitute bottle appeared with a very accurate and precise description from our knowledge host. She selected a bottle that saved the night. It was clear she knew her cellar and delivered a bottle that met the profile of our original selection.

The food was excellent. A chilled corn soup and a creative halibut main for me and a well-dressed salad and standout eggplant/pasta for her. Desserts and espressos both hit the spot and the attentive service left us quite satisfied.

As we all emerge from a rough year and servers and diners alike shake the rust off, a few hiccups are expected. A professional handles them with grace and overcomes them. We were in good hands!

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CurtyB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all a great a great experience - a spot that hopefully continues to thrive downtown

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Mimsy00
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!
The wait staff was excellent!
The food amazing.

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vipJS12
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unbelievable pastas

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vipRobertK
Portland
60 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, as usual. We come here often and are never disappointed. This time we mentioned that it was a birthday so we got extra special treatment.

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Joeys
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If its your first time i cant recommend the tasting menu enough. Ours was 150/person with wine. The pairings are spot on and food phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, started with bread and delicious olive oil. We had the tuna tartar which was a perfect blend of citrus and avocado. Our dishes were incredible. I had the ricotta and asparagus tortelli which was unbelievable and my partner had the basil pesto spaghetti special. It was a lovely night and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommend!

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vipSSAPortland
Portland
57 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time here. The food is always amazing and our server was delightful. I will be going back😋

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PaulaB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was fantastic & beautiful presentation.

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vipStevenM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave in Portland. Great for date night, special occasions. Staff is knowledgable and welcoming. Food always great. Wine list excellent. We moved to Portland from SF and Mucca is up there with are favorite there: the legendary Acquerello.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time! Food was incredible and interesting. Service was phenomenal! Will definitely return as soon as possible! :-))

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MatthewH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

An ok dinner- we were double charged for our wine but caught it. Pork overcooked, wine delish, menu feels overpriced, but was ok.

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RyanH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect date or special occasion restaurant. Everything is good, but the 6 course menu and a bottle of Prosecco is the way to go!

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EdgarA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high level of customer service.

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TovaKeteri
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I came to celebrate her birthday and we were treated with the best of service. 10/10 recommend. Definitely coming back!

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vipRayS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish on the tasting menu was fabulous with near perfect wine pairings. Definitely back to pre pandemic level quality

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vipktel
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Booked this restaurant after reading reviews for a birthday meal in Portland, a city we were visiting. They were nicely accommodating when i called to ask if we could push our reservation up an hour, and they gave us a nice table on the upstairs level, where there were only five or six tables with mostly larger parties. Without going into great detail, I will say that the food was delicious. I gave fewer stars on ambiance only because the host mentioned to everyone coming upstairs after us that it was nice and cold upstairs — it wasn’t very hot outside — and I had to ultimately ask them to lower the thermostat because I was freezing. Once again, very responsive which I appreciated. My only complaint is that it appeared — could be my imagination — that once we determined we were going a la carte and not ordering the tasting menu, we were kind of forgotten about. Our courses were delivered by a variety of different people; the people getting the tasting courses had the ingredients identified when the plate was put on the table, in our case — and we were ordering some of the same dishes — we had to catch someone’s attention to ask for an explanation of what we had been served. We waited a longer time than would be usual in a restaurant such as this for our plates to be cleared, and our table was never cleaned off. I’m not hard to please at restaurants, and because it was my birthday, I may have had higher expectations than normal, but I will say that ultimately, the lax service took away from my enjoyment of eating there. They do get kudos, however, for calling me when they found that my boyfriend had left his credit card behind and they were happy to bring it out to our car since it was after the restaurant had closed for the night.

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vipBonnieB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from beginning to end

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Highly recommend the beef carpaccio and the venison ragu!

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charlien
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

good food and the martinis were excellent! would definitely recommend the tortellini.

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BrittaniM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and i came here for a spontaneous romantic dinner and loved it! The staff, food and space was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The wait staff was horrible and didn’t even tell us the kitchen was closing even though we had yet to order main dishes, let alone dessert. The waiter never came back to pour our wine after our glasses went empty, and the head chef had the nerve to come outside and yell “thanks for coming in!” Smugly after we told them how dissatisfied we were with our experience

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mariano
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Mucca is always a delightful experience.

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familia
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Did the tasters menu, and while some were more exceptional than others, all were quite good. Very much enjoyed!

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MarthaV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding from beginning to end!

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BradH
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Great ingredients and obvious skill in the kitchen spoiled by amateur service and very slow pacing between courses (more than 30 minutes between primi and secondi when the restaurant is half full and the chef is very obviously not doing anything in the kitchen, and despite two reminders that we were waiting on our course?). Also, wine list is short and most bottles are $100 plus.

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CraigH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Amazing food with amazing wine list!

FAQs

Mucca Osteria is rated 4.7 stars by 1996 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.