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

Nostrana

4.8
4.8
4269 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We're currently reserving indoor tables and bar seating, as well as our patio. Our patio is shaded, but not waterproof. Outdoor 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 71 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 234-2427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brian Murphy; 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: (888) 981-6046

  • 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, BYO Wine, 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

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What 4,269 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar tender was amazing. Food fantastic as always!
  2. O

    Ordmiles

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside the weather was glorious service outstanding food delicious wine suggestions outstanding.
  3. B

    Balty

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Besides the 22% service fee added on and the server asking for additional tip (supposedly it goes directly to him ) this place has fallen far from the memory I had. Food was ok , wife didn’t even finish her spaghetti and my meal was just a blob of pork with hot sauce on it. Won’t be coming back here anytime soon , especially not for date night
  4. JK

    JosephK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was great. Food was average at best. Pasta was insulting to Italians.
  5. KT

    KelseyT

    Portland

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben, our server, was great! Food was bomb and cocktails were so yummy.
  6. MM

    MarieM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing and as always the food and portions were perfect. It was our first time at Enoteca next door and we will be going back.
  7. V

    Vanessa6

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta was delicious and it’s made fresh each morning. Our server recommended the butterscotch budino for dessert and it was amazing! One of the best desserts I’ve ever had so I highly recommend it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, cocktails are delightful and their Gnocchi is to die for❤️
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent outside dining experience. Loved the food, great wine selection, and desserts were exceptional. Fast, friendly server who made great recommendations.
  10. C

    Charlene

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely experience! Our server was friendly and attentive and answered our questions completely. The food was great, combining classics (Insalata Nostrana, always a must-have) with seasonality (corn and cherry tomatoes with basil, butter and Parmesan was so summery and yummy). The Friday Fish Spaghetti was so delicious—seemingly simple, but imbued with a mix of flavors (anchovies, lemon, bottarga) that made it sublime. Seriously the best pasta I’ve ever had! Although the chocolate budino dessert was good, it likely had a little coffee or espresso in it, which is not to our taste (we know that many people think it enhances the flavor of the chocolate, but we are not those people!) The tables are well-spaced so that even though the restaurant was full, we didn’t notice too much noise. I think the fabric baffles hung from the ceiling help with that. All the accolades for Nostrana are well-deserved!
  11. DP

    DinePwr

    Grand Rapids

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  12. E

    Erin

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent food, great service, rockin’ Caesar salad.
  13. SL

    ScottL

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a great celebration of food and a Birthday.
  14. AT

    AT230

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner was good, pizza/pasta. However they automatically add 22% tip onto every bill. Ok— fine they work hard but then the server handed us another slip and stated, If you want to give a tip (in addition to the 22%)to JUST me then add tip “here”. She said the 22% gets divided up between all the workers. This seemed very presumptuous as the tip was already included in the tab.
  15. CT

    CraigT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our time at Nostrana but the food was just fine. We waited a long time for our order, and to credit the server brought us bread and oil which was great. With Portland being such a fantastic food scene we were a little disappointed for the price. A ton of better options at this price level.
  16. j

    jlscull

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Our somm. Bernadette, was great. Made a great recommendation (a Gattinera). Total bummer is that we left the pizza that we had barely touched because we wanted it for breakfast!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Waiting 25 minutes for a table for two with a reservation is disappointing. The steak was over salted. The staff was friendly enough but when I asked about a gluten free option on the menu the server gave me a blank stare and shook their head no. It’s not that difficult to make a gluten free pasta option available. Gluten free pizza dough also… not that hard. I was underwhelmed with my dining experience this time.
  18. T

    Tigermama96

    Portland

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time ever and it did not disappoint!! Stunning restaurant, amazing food and fantastic service. Already planning next visit.
  19. BF

    BrandenF

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So loud, especially near the bar. Wonderful server and delicious food
  20. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time have eaten at Nostrana it has been outstanding. Last night I had the crab cannelloni and it was superb! Lots of crab and so flavorful. The pasta was delicate and it was a lovely meal. I will be watching for it on the menu in the future!
  21. TB

    TaylorB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Portland. From service to ambiance to food - Nostrana is consistently tasty and delightful.
  22. BT

    BigTimeFoodie2

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pizza was amazing.
  23. JL

    JackieL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was impeccable, the service was outstanding and the experience was overall the best. It is what brings me back time and again.
  24. JA

    JeremiahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience last night! The food, service and over vibe was fabulous! I'll go back soon!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Bistecca ribeye, one of the best steaks I have ever had!
  26. M

    Mel707

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance are just exceptional, every time.
  27. RS

    RuthS

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This award winning restaurant is simply not to be missed. Everything 4 of us ordered was outstanding, excellent wine list, desserts you dream about. We would travel back to Portland just to eat at Nostrana again.
  28. JB

    JosephB

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Very pleased and the desert was awesome!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana exceeded our expectations! Very busy restaurant. However, they took care of our every need. And they did not rush us. David R
  30. DB

    DannyB

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointing and my out of town foodie friend had an amazing experience!
  31. RG

    RichardG

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most professional restaurant in town. Outdoor seating thoughtfully arranged. Food and service excellent. Great Negroni.
  32. L

    Larry

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was exceptional. We will be going back soon.
  33. NT

    NancyT

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with warm and attentive service in a beautiful setting.
  34. JR

    JimR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere, caught the staff on a very busy Friday night stretched thin.
  35. SF

    SarahF

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy going out for dinner at Nostrana. We were especially pleased last night with all the seafood on the menu, and the corn arancini. Our server was also delightful.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great Pizza, good drinks, outstanding service. We'll be back. Not a huge fan of the gnocchi but that was minor and taken care of.
  37. KL

    KLOO

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out to celebrate a small triumph. Sat at the counter, which was a fascinating floor show—all these people doing their jobs so well and with apparent good cheer. The dinner itself was amazing. The service friendly and smart. We were very happy with our evening there.
  38. FS

    FoodieStu

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic! Everything!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here!
  40. BJ

    BJV6

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an upscale, romantic restaurant with outstanding service and spectacular food. Everything was 5 star but the most outstanding dishes were the calamari (better than Italian restaurants in Manhattan), and wood oven Trout. Whenever we visit Portland I make a reservation here a month ahead to ensure that we date able to dine here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Nostrana is rated 4.8 stars by 4269 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 71 times today
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 Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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: (888) 981-6046

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