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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Chef Brian Murphy presents a set menu in 3 courses, with optional wine pairings and more. In an effort to offer the best possible menu — with the broadest possible array of choices, our team will be in touch to solicit your party's selections prior to the big night. Starting at $95/person.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Terrific spot for sharing an evening with friends!
Wonderful server, outstanding sommelier, well-designed and executed recipes made from marvelous ingredients.
The only ding was our wait to be seated which was 15 minutes and that was with reservations. The fault lay with preceding diners that didn't want to leave, but the restaurant should plan for such occurrences by managing the number and timing of reservations available.
Great food. Great service. Waiter outstanding! We always go to Nostrana before theater, birthdays and just because lunch.
Best Pizza in Portland. The Italian spirit is definitely in their food!
Nostrana is one of our "go-to" restaurants for special occasions and family and friends visiting Portland. We have never been let down. A hush falls over the table as each of us try each dish--always a treat to eat at an establishment that honors the food so well.
Wonderful meal and our waitress was amazing! Such a cozy environment for a family meal.
The food was phenomenal. The service was impeccable too. Even the associated bar next door had a great vibe to grab a drink before dinner.
Food was great, as was the service. Kind of noisy, and the baby and child at the table next to us screamed at times. That really frosts me.......I never took my children to a nice place because if they acted up they would ruin it for everyone. But there is a selfish generation raising children these days who seem to think that their kids are special and everyone around them would love to tolerate children while they drop $200 bucks on dinner. Not the restaurant's fault, of course.
Incredible food & friendly staff. A bit loud but overall, Nostrana was fantastic!
My fiancée and I went here to celebrate our engagement and it was so good we had to go back for my birthday dinner! Not only is the food good but service is always warm and friendly. We can’t wait to go back!
Consistently excellent food and attentive service. We come here for special occasions and have never been disappointed.
As always, Nostrana never disappoints! I asked for a quiet table and they listened to the request! The food and drinks were top notch, will be back soon!!
Attentive service and good food!
If I could eat the capellini with #3 tomato butter sauce everyday, I would die a happy woman! I made half of our table order this dish and no one was disappointed. Seriously, what’s in the sauce?!
The food was off the chart amazing, the trout- too-die-for amazing-ness! The service, spectacular. Love love love this place.
One of the best meals in memory. Love love love
I chose poorly for my wife because the poor chop looked good, but was overcooked and very tough to cut. The other items were splendid.
I waited a long time to dine here and should have gone sooner! All aspects of dining were wonderful. Delicious and fresh food, great service, and comfortable environment.
A very nice place to dine but quite noisy. Service and food were tops.
The food and service, as always, was exceptional.
A Portland classic.
Always a top notch dining experience. Excellent food and service...my salmon pasta dish was perfectly executed and the wood fired oven gave an amazing flavor to the salmon. Only knock is, it's an expensive place for lunch...
Important business meeting
Food was amazing quick service at the bar
It was great, they put us in the perfect place. The food and service was great. Only one complaint, they don’t serve good old BLOODY MARYS anymore! They used to be the best! That was our only complaint! Still our family favorite place to celebrate anything.
Nostrana has outstanding service and food - wish I could afford to eat here all the time!
Nostrana has been one of my favorite restaurants for years! The food is always amazing, and the atmosphere is fun and lively. It’s great for date night or a night out with friends.
Disappointed this time. Our reservation was for 6:30, we were seated close to 7pm. Waitress and other servers were outstanding ! Made us feel like we were special . Food was served in a timely manner, but salad was way over dressed . Main course of pork was way too salty and I was searching for the protein . Noodles were not cooked well . Then there was the noise . We couldn’t have a conversation to save our life . If I’m spending a few hundred on a meal, I’d like to at least talk to the person next to me .
Exquisite meal. Great service. Always
We enjoyed our meal and the location was great. We were going to the Revolution Hall so it was easy to walk. It was very noisy in the restaurant but otherwise was great. The caramel dessert, pizza, salads and sparkling lemonade was all delicious.
Great bread. Wonderful service. The Caesar salad with the rosemary and sage was amazing
Great food & great service!
That place was seriously the best pasta I have ever ate in my life. I definitely will return back.
I always love the food; excellent quality and the service was particularly good this visit. We loved our server! My suggestion is to consider new chairs; they are plastic, don't move easily and uncomfortable.
The pastas are extraordinary, always delicate and amazing. We entertained out-of-towners from the Big City and they were very impressed. It probably sealed the deal-they’re moving here!
Dinner was perfect, wine pairing spot on, and wonderful service! Thank you. I would recommend Nostrana! Also recommend popping next door for a cocktail while you wait!
Great food and great service.
Best late night happy hour deal!
We were early for our reservation so we sat in the lounge next door and had a drink and an appetizer. Received a text shortly thereafter that our table was ready. Radical change of environment going from the lounge to the restaurant, going from the club scene to the dinner set. The food and drink were great on both sides.
The food is exceptional. We have never been disappointed there. Service is very good.