Mucca Osteria

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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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MK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service. The food. The SCALLOPS. Lord. I just. No words. Thank you again for everyone at Mucca for making us feel special and taken care of. Great wine selections and the wine steward knew how to pair wines like the boss that he is.

MN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great
Greater at the door
Coats where taken by staff
Seated us right away

Food was great
My wife and I shared a salad. It was solid.
We each got a pasta. I got the veal ravioli and my wife got the tortellini al Funghi. Both were very good but tortellini was the best. The cream sauce on the tortellini was amazing.
We shared the sirloin. It was tender and the two sauces it was brought with were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful.

D
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! My partner couldn't stop raving about how good the food was and kept mentioned that I picked a great restaurant for our anniversary. Amazing servers and owners. They offered us complimentary drinks for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time and the scallop was to die for.

KH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not impressed at all. The split appetizer was phallically plated and barely warm. Seemed like the scallops were par-cooked for the tasting menu in mass quantities, then reheated. Ours were still par-cooked and not reheated. The entrees were barely warm, but pasta was overcooked and had a play dough-like mouthfeel. Service was overly attentive, but still did not make up for the cooking flaws.

SS
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was my first visit to this restaurant. I had one of the finest dishes of pasta I have ever eaten, and I travel a lot! I loved this place❣️

OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our anniversary and couldn’t have been more satisfied. The food was fantastic as we ordered the 5 course tasting menu. You could tell each dish was made with care and passion that a customer should expect from an establishment of this caliber. The server and waitstaff was just as equally matched in effort and grace. The standout dish of the entire course was the 17 hour sous vide pork cheek with cauliflower and a port reduction. Oh man that was divine. Please go here! You will never regret it. Ever.

MR
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at Mucca. The service in great and knowledgeable. We always have a wonderful time in this restaurant.

KK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting at the chef’s counter was not only entertaining but showed the high standard of care given to each dish. Our server also graciously answered questions on items on the menu and those being prepared for others.

i
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super pleasant evening with the perfect trifecta of top-notch food, wine, and service. Highly recommend!

WW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening. Fabulous food, lovingly prepared, great service with added personal attention. Wonderful experience! We will return.

RS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best wi e service in Portland. Their knowledge of Italian wine is impressive and their cellar has some remarkable bottles with meaningful bottle age.

JG
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for celebrating... wonderful ambiance and delicious food served artfully by skilled waiters. This restaurant makes you feel well taken care of.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

IM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent experience. Wife and celebrated our 17th anniversary. Food was amazing and the service first rate. Only knock was our table was located in front of the kitchen counter near the front door and we would be hit with a blast of very cold air everytime the door was opened. Still a great special occasion experience.

M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re from Houston and came to Portland because of so many TV shows about Portland’s thriving food and wine scene. Visited multiple wineries and this place was highly recommended. So good! Service was top notch and each dish better than the first. We did the 5 course meal. Everything, I mean everything was great.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Melt in your mouth.
Place was a little tight and overall cost was a little high. But would go back.

EH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First, the restaurant is really cute an cozy. Has a neighborhood feel. The service was great. The food.... appetizers, salads and pasta were excellent. The main course was good. I was hoping the mains would be more flavorful and inventive. I had the salmon, and it was good but not great. My husband had the guanciale and it was too sweet. Overall I liked this place and will be back for the pasta.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The level of service was much more refined than I expect from Portland. It was much more like being in a much larger city. The staff perfectly balance attention to guests with being unobtrusive. We felt attended but not interrupted. The food reviews lead us to expect great food. We were blown away. Every dish was perfectly prepared, presented at the right moment after assembly and artfully garnished.
Don’t be fooled by the hole - in - the - wall location. As soon as the door closes you might as well be on the SF waterfront or downtown Seattle or a hip spot in LA .
I literally have no complaints at all, none. It could not have been a better experience. And I asked a server how long they had been there (our first time). 8 years and many staff have been with them over 5. That speaks to very good management and very good treatment of the employees by the owners. Also an important trait.
This place is now on short list of places for special meals. We will be back. A lot.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good quality to the food. Some of the flavors over powered other and threw off the balance of the meal. Still, very good, would recommend

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the chefs counter (highly recommended) and were so impressed by the food, chef, wine, and ambiance. We got the tasting menu and wine pairing and definitely suggest this route if you end up dining. We will be back.

MS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, and we loved the ambiance, sitting upstairs. The food is creative and delicious. I will definitely go back.

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!