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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Amazing food and service. A little too noisy for my liking, but food quality and flavor outweighed this annoyance!
This is our favorite place to go ham on the best wine and food Portland has to offer. The versatility and quality are worth the expense. We often do a pasta, insalada nostrana salad, sulami pizza, and a bottle of valpolichella or nero. Our dessert consists of the 20 minute cobbler (order it with the food to assure it has time to cook), the cheeses or the delicious cheesecake. It is hard to make a wrong choice. This is paired with dessert wine or in my case, often a pear brandy. Treat yo self!
Menu was excellent. Simple but complete. Excellent wine list. Their sommelier was delightful. Being from Italy he was able to provide details about the various wineries that made choosing our bottle of wine for dinner really fun. You can't go wrong with any item on the menu. Did I mention the bread? They bake all their bread in house. Delizioso!
Our server was great! Very attentive and friendly and really just a sweet person, the food is always good and fresh. The hostess/person who greets you (1st impressions are really important) was not into it there, were 2 people at this station neither one was friendly. If it wasn’t for the girl who was our server, it could have left a bad taste for this place. Being nice ...does it take that much effort?
Music could be softer sounding, The music didn't go with the atmosphere.
My brother and I had a causal birthday lunch. Ordered the special meatball salad, the bay shrimp pasta, and beef ragu. At the end the wonderful GM sent housemade lime cello since we declined dessert. 11/10 food and service.
Very friendly staff and delicious food, however I found it overpriced.
We enjoyed everything at this restaurant. The food was all wonderful! The atmosphere is lively sophisticated comfort. A great place for gathering with friends & family or just a fun date night.
The service was impeccable and the food was delicious.
The service level was top notch! Getting recommendations on wine, with taste testing was great. I felt that they took the time to make sure we were having a good experience. We found the perfect bottle to go with our scallops. Looking forward to coming back and trying more amazing dishes. Thank your for a great evening!
Great spot, friendly staff, good food, fun bar, good wine selection. Well worth a trip.
Nice place, but very expensive and very small portions for the price.
Great menus selections, wonderful service, tasty food. Will come again!
Came to celebrate a birthday and were seated for our reservation early. Food was excellent and the somm was helpful. Will be back again!
Our pasta wasn’t even that hot when served. I also ordered broccoli that I never got.... for the price I don’t think it’s worth it
Great all around - food, service and atmosphere.
Kind attentive staff. Thank you Gina! Fantastic food, served timely and not too soon, important for large volume of food. Ribeye was fabulous!
We had a 7pm reservation and were seated at 7:34. What's the point of reservations? Food was good. They offered us a complimentary appetizer, which was very thoughtful but it does not change the fact that we were made to wait 34 minutes.
The food and staff were great, but it is extremely noisy and difficult to have a conversation
As always some of the best food and service in Portland