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The main Nostrana Dining Room (March 2022) - Nostrana, Portland, OR

Nostrana

4.7
4.7
5384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We're currently reserving indoor tables and bar seating. When available, outdoor patio reservations may be subject to weather disruptions.

A Service Charge of 22% is applied to all checks at Nostrana, providing a professional and equitable wage for all team members.

Nostrana—literally ours—invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure, regional, Italian. Opened in 2005, Nostrana is Chef/Owner Cathy Whims’ love letter to Italy. This is a restaurant built on relationships: with our amazing farmers and purveyors, our dedicated staff, and of course with you, our guest.

We hope to offer something timeless and authentic in a beautiful space, the regional specialties of Italy deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. We strive to be better every day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 234-2427
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Donaldson; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
  • Private party facilities
    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.
  • Private party contact
    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (503) 234-2427
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Cross street
    SE 14th Ave
  • Parking details
    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.
  • Public transit
    Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Semi-Private Dinner for Larger Parties

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us opposite our cellar at Enoteca Nostrana for semi-private dinners perfect for your larger size party. Your menu comprises four courses, representing the best of classic and seasonal Nostrana offerings, including family-style pizza and salad courses, followed by individual main and dessert courses. Preview the menu: https://nostrana.com/bigdinner A 22% Service Charge is added to all checks at Nostrana, providing a robust wage for all team members.
    Semi-Private Dinner for Larger Parties Photo
  • SIT WITH US - Community Dinner Series

    $135.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 30, 2024 only
    Join Cherry Bombe and OpenTable for a special one-night-only dinner at Nostrana. Enjoy community, networking and a beautiful meal at this female fueled restaurant. Come solo and sit at the Cherry Bombe Community Table, or bring friends and we will seat you together. MEET THE CHEF & OWNER: CATHY WHIMS Chef Cathy Whims is a master of inventive regional Italian cuisine. Her personal relationships with farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwest give her access to top quality ingredients, allowing her food to reflect the best of both the region and the season. Whims' elemental regional Italian cooking has earned her six nominations for James Beard Best Chef Northwest.
    SIT WITH US - Community Dinner Series Photo

Offers

  • Dealer's Choice Happy Hour at the Enoeca Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Sat - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us at Enoteca bartop for Happy Hour, 5 – 6 pm. Selected wines are dealer’s choice, ever-rotating fresh flavors, featured alongside some all-time Nostrana favorites at a roaring discount. To participate, be sure to make your reservation for the Bar at Enoteca.
    Dealer's Choice Happy Hour at the Enoeca Bar Photo
  • Nostrana Night Owl Happy Hour 🦉

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    The iconic Nostrana Happy Hour is BACK just in time for summer. We’re thrilled to invite you to dine with us and are excited to offer deals on some Nostrana classics. Sip a great glass of vino and while you share a margherita pizza with your friends. Take a dive into a bowl of saucy capellini noodles smothered in Marcella’s tomato butter #3. Kick back on our covered and heated patio while you enjoy a crisp insalata Nostrana and a Negroni Sbagliato. Come for the deals, stay for the vibes. Check out the menu: nostrana.com/happy
    Nostrana Night Owl Happy Hour 🦉 Photo
  • Friday Wine Tastings at our farm, l’Orto Nostrano

    Jun 21 - Sep 30, 2024
    Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us before or after your reservation every Friday starting at 6 pm for a drop-in wine tasting next to our farm, l’Orto Nostrano. Enjoy a glass or flight of wine before or after your dinner reservation. Or, just stop by for lively conversation and delicious wine. Wine flights, wines by the glass , and delicious snacks à la carte such will be offered.

What 5,384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland

    Italian

  • Portland

    Most Booked

5,384 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I have been coming to Nostrana for atleast 8 years. I've even had several birthday dinners there. Never once was it a disappointment until last night. I felt compelled to write a review as a long time customer in hopes that their management will actually read it and make some adjustments. First, I want to mention that we were literally the first people to be seated. So the rest of the evening is a puzzle. Our waitress was initially great at checking in and ordering our drinks and asking if we wanted to start with anything. However before we could finish telling her what we wanted, she walked off. When she came back with our drinks, she did let my husband try a taste of two different wines to see which one he would like. This is always appreciated. We had ordered the summer berry salad and bread plate. Those came out very timely and were wonderful. The entrees however took an additional 30+ minutes to arrive, long after we were done with the salad. Our waitress at that point had not checked in at all. Finally she was walking by so we caught her eye and asked when the entrees would be coming. Her response is what shocked me the most. She said "are you in a time crunch?"... "we are very busy today." Then finally said she would check on the entrees. Who says that to a customer? It was appalling. When we finally got the food, my trout was very dry and the potatoes and zucchini were nothing special. I could make them the same at home. My husband got the pasta special and it was only average as well. We have had MUCH better pasta dishes there in the past. Also, neither dish came out steaming hot as we would have expected after waiting so long. Needless to say, it was a very disappointing experience. It will give us some pause about returning again.

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  2. RachaelB

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service! I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for great Italian food

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place great last minute find. Sat at the enoteca side bar. Great atmosphere. Knowledgeable bartender. Wine excellent. Took advantage of the late happy hour . Pizzas were delish. I gave 4 instead of 5 only because my pizza crust was quite burnt and I’m not a fan but the overall flavor was very much Italian authentic and fresh. If we were staying longer in area would go again.

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  4. RobynF

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Amazing food. Wonderful service. The raddichio salad was the best I’ve ever had.

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  5. JeffandAnn

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nostrana is one of our favorites for out of town guest but last night missed the mark. I had a whole trout and it looked good but came out too dry. When we ordered cocktails we told the waiter we wanted to relax a bit before ordering. He assured us he would wait to put our orders in. Needless to say our appetizers showed up before we were half way through our drinks and the entrees showed up five minutes later. It sort of ruined the ambiance.

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  6. Newbie

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was just the worst… kidding! Everything from the food, service, to drinks were amazing. If it’s your first visit make sure to have the Som pick your wine and order a Budino with a Noccino for dessert.

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  7. LoveToEat

    San Antonio

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so wonderful! We had the goat cheese pappardelle, the spaghetti, the capellini, and the Gigli for our entrees. All 100% amazing. We did the strawberry-rhubarb dessert which was equally outstanding. Highly recommend!

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  8. Mden

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    While the food and ambiance was nice, the service was lacking for me. We went to Nostrana for a special event, noting that it was my birthday on OpenTable, and aside from a brief mention at the seating, it wasn't mentioned again. We were placed in the worst table of the room, near the host stand and open doors to the deck when it was in the high 50's outside. The service was slow and the grill was backed up, so we spent most of the meal waiting for our next course. It was disappointing hospitality for a meal that we looked forward to and saved up for.

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  9. VirginiaM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience, but extremely slow service. The server never checked in to see if we wanted another drink, and the entrees took forever.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nostrana is a genuinely Italian restaurant. I feel like I am in Italy again when I sit down at one of Nostrana's tables. Wines are superb, pasta is truly special and desserts are extraordinary. Worth every dollar every time.

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FAQs

Nostrana is rated 4.7 stars by 5384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nostrana

1401 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    SE 14th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.
  • Public transit
    Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Donaldson; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 234-2427
  • Private party facilities
    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.
  • Private party contact
    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (503) 234-2427
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