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Nostrana

4.6
1981 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(503) 234-2427
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE 14th Ave.
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Parking details
We offer a private lot and ample free street parking.
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Public transit
Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Nostrana offers two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar, as well as our main dining room for buyouts up to 80 seated guests.

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What 1981 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Reuniting old friends over a lovely meal. We had a wonderful time and everyone loved Nostrana!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great environment and food!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was spectacular loved all of the seasonal offerings. However, our cult favorite dessert, butterscotch budino, didn't have that fabulous salt on top to cut/complement the rich butterscotch sauce and butterscotch pudding. We still loved it!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fresh seasonal ingredients, creatively prepared. Service was excellent, attentive yet unpretentious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nostrana has never disappointed us. We’ve been going for years, and the the quality of the food and staff remain excellent. It is harder to get a table now that it is better known. Plan ahead and make a reservation. Not a great place for younger kids.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Just love the place. Best Italian I had in Portland so far. My wife and I are there frequently. Great wood oven pizzas and delicious Italian menu. Protions are not huge but awesome quality and taste. Prices also on the higher side, but well worth it!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food AND drink were excellent!! Ambiance isn’t as cozy as I would like, it’s a big open venue and the views out the windows aren’t great but the food and service make up for all that.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent pasta dishes, prepared as I expect to find in Italy. I was not impressed with the red wine by the glass choices. Top-rate Italian breads.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The food and service was excellent as usual. I wish it wasn’t so loud. I’ll recommend to all the foodies I know. Love the place.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I visit Nostrana fairly often - it's my go-to place, not just my favorite Italian restaurant but my favorite restaurant. Thanks again for another wonderful meal!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We always love the food and menu at Nostrana. It is always creative and delicious. The food was delicious the night we went from appetizers and drinks to dessert. The reservation started a little rough with being sat at the table right next to the door even though we had the first reservation at opening and the better tables were not seated yet. We were accommodated when we asked to move but when they moved us they forgot to assign wait staff to our table so we sat for 25 min waiting for anyone to stop by and even take a drink order or bring water. I did flag down a waitress and she did fix the issue eventually. Once we did order drinks and appetizers our drink order appeared to get lost at the bar and our drinks arrived after our appetizer did. Just seemed like an off start for them that night. The rest of the meal was good service and the food was delicious as mentioned.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I have had a few really outstanding meals at Nostrana - amazing pizzas and pastas. Last visit the service was a little less attentive than usual but it was a busy Saturday night so perhaps that explains it - it isn't often you have to actually ask for more wine! But other than that - one of my fav Portland restaurants!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food and drinks were excellent. Ambiance great. Server was a little brusque and haughty. A little odd. Overall we had a great evening.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Best Italian restaurant, and one of the best restaurants, in Portland. Consistently outstanding food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I absolutely love this place. My mother and mother-in-law were in town for our baby party and we came here. I grew up on my mother's homestyle Italian cooking so we are all hard to impress. The short rib ragu is spectacular. We really enjoyed coursing out apps, the pizza, the main course and then dessert. If you have dinner here and don't order dessert, you missed out. Pro tip - it's all about the Budino.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

All 8 of us enjoyed our meals and of course, the company. Our waitress was efficient, courteous and was at the table just the right amount of time. My only complaint was adding an additional 20 cents onto my bill. It wasn't the money, just the principle of doing that. Doesn't seem right to me.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loved the food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

For several years I have loved Nostrana . It is always my pleasure to return often!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This is the third time for me at this restaurant and it’s also the third time they placed my by the door. By the coat rack people. It was so cold and drafty and we got to greet all the people coming in!! Absolutely ridiculous. I love the food but not enough to sit in a corner and have a huge tab.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My husband and I had another delicious dinner at Nostrana. The very fresh, chopped salad was large and easily shared by two people. My husband had a well prepared, medium cooked pork chop while I had a pizza with meatballs, chopped olives with provolone. I loved the crust! I was unable to finish the pizza but found it to be just as tasty the next day. We had a terrific server who was attentive without hovering and had such a pleasant personality. I wish that I had asked for her name!!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Server was so artificially formal in his language that it almost felt like he was being hostile

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A regular spot for special occasions, this visit did not disappoint. The service hadn’t been great the past few visits, but tonight’s was outstanding.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great desserts. The $80 steak was so-so; I could have made the same steak at home and I do not consider myself a cook. The server was on the pushy-side: anxious for us to make the meal choices; a bit grumpy when my friend asked for additional bread with a side of butter. We asked for horseradish sauce to help with the steak and we were told they did not have any horseradish sauce. Our friend's wife had the pizza which she said was good. My friend had the roasted chicken and he said that was good. Would I go back? Only for the desserts.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We got lost, missed our reservation (I called immediately and said we took a wrong turn and would be late and was told "no worries") and then were not treated very well when we arrived, particularly by the person at the front desk. After waiting for a while we were given the worst table in the entire restaurant and it was so cold I had to wear my coat the whole time. Very noisy, large room, very busy restaurant, even at 9:00. Wouldn't recommend it unless you have a high tolerance for noise and like a frenetic atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Busy upbeat place for birthday dinner with my son. Great service! Pizza and lamb dish were both good. I'd go back.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food is well prepared. seated 45 min after reservation. $25 corkage fee a bit steep. Pretentious wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As usual, the food was very good and the service was lovely.
We come to Nostrana every time we are in Portland.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Every meal is a homerun here, one of favorites in Portland!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent everything

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Reliable as usual in every way. Bring a bottle of wine and the corkage is $25 but if you buy another off their list they waive the corkage on your bottle. Now that’s what I call accommodating. Their Italian wine list is quite extensive and the wine director will help you make a decision.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Nostrana is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland. The food is always amazing, the service is great, but you need to make a reservation long in advance to get a table for dinner. It's not cheap, of course, but you will love the food. Don't forget to try their pizzas. And the apple cobbler is to die for.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Another stellar night at Nostrana. Had the wood oven-roasted crab & ricotta cannelloni...need I say more?

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful food, great service, lovely space. Thanks for a memorable birthday dinner!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

service was indifferent. server seemed angry.

table wasn't ready for 20 minutes after reservation time. unacceptable.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Table and ambiance was amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We enjoyed excellent pizza and goat cheese stuffed into pasta; we also enjoyed the mista salad which is served in a large bowl with excellent olive oil and balsamic on the side. Wine list is very good but we would bring our own and pay corkage fee next time.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was amazing, service was excellent. Beautiful atmosphere

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fantastic meal, typically great service although this time it left something to be expected (no waiter for first 10 minutes, forgot wine with dinner, didn’t check in to see how we were doing)

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was excellent. My nephew has a allergy to peanuts and eggs and the waiter staff was very attentive and made sure to tell us which one of our food choices does not have eggs. Our dinner was very enjoyable and worry free.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

It was amazing food. Loved all the dishes I tried.

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