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

Nostrana

4.6
4.6
4538 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

7:30 PM


Booked 81 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • 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, 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.
  • Festa di San Valentino

    $129.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Chef Brian Murphy & the Nostrana culinary team are excited to present a celebratory menu in 3-courses, with optional wine pairings. In order to offer an elevated experience and a beautifully curated menu, our team will be in touch to solicit your party’s course selections prior to the big night. Dinner starts at $129/person, non-inclusive of supplements and 22% Service Charge. This is an exclusive experience, and the regular Nostrana dinner menu will not be available. View the menu and make selections: nostrana.com/love

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What 4,538 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland

    Good for special occasions

  • Portland

    Italian

  • Portland

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  2. LM

    LayneM

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal and wine selection. Highly recommend and will be back.
  3. f

    foodie

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service . However not wild about the 22% surcharge to help them get to a living wage. Makes topping difficult…that’s 37% or more of a surcharge
  4. JF

    JanF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our waitress was delightful. She had to assure us several times that our food was coming and she did it in a sweet way. The salads were large and delicious. The pizza was just okay-a bit burnt. The gnocchi was delicious, although the wait time was over a half hour after we were done with salad and pizza. The reservation is clearly stated as 1.5 hours only. We got the main course at one hour and 20 minutes! Still had dessert to come. No one rushed us out, but suggest you modify this threat about timeline.
  5. ND

    NeelyD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana is our favorite place to go for a date night. It's a beautiful space with mouth-watering authentic Italian food. We love it!
  6. CC

    CharlieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The low mark for service had nothing to do with our server, who was excellent, knowledgeable and kind. Ninety minutes into our time at Nostrana, we still had not been served our entree. We had to repeatedly ask for updates on our main dishes, and it's frankly hard to believe that it was just a busy evening. I expect more from a restaurant that requires a credit card to book a reservation, charges premium prices for relatively small portions, and has seeks recognition for excellence. We will not be returning any time soon.
  7. JP

    JayP

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday. Very nice experience thank you
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Great experience
  9. SZ

    SuzZ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new(ish) bar space! Quieter and cozier and the wall of wine is awesome! Same great food and service as always.
  10. SM

    SteveM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great menu in terms of variety of dishes, something for everyone. We were there on Friday and they had several fish/seafood specials in each menu category. The food was wonderful as always and the service was faultless. This is truly a great restaurant.
  11. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana was excellent! The bartender was easily able to make an off menu cocktail for my husband, the service was fantastic (the waitress even reminded me to take my leftover pizza after I joked about always leaving my to go box behind!) and from the counter we had a lovely view of the well oiled machine that is the kitchen. We could see right into the fire in the pizza oven and were mesmerized watching the staff throw doughs in the air, stoke the fire and pull beautiful pizzas out. Everything was delicious and we'll absolutely be back again.
  12. j

    john

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The food is excellent, the wine is also great (a bit limited by the glass), the service professional and attentive. The tipping policy is confusing to the point that I'm still thinking about it two days later. "A Service Charge of 22% is applied to all checks at Nostrana, providing a professional and equitable wage for all team members." That's a tip, right? If the expenses are too high for them to pay enough to retain staff, you raise your prices, right? And people either go there or they don't, based on value and competition. (I personally would continue going). So is it a built-in tip? That's a good, equitable approach, I guess it implies that some guests didn't tip? Or that they tipped significantly less than 22%? But then there's a separate "check" to leave an additional tip for your server? So which is it? Is it a baseline tipping policy? Is it not a tip at all, but a backdoor price hike?
  13. JB

    JosephB

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and good service. We love the varied menu that frequently changes. Servers are knowledgeable and attentive. It tops our list for a more special night out as it is on the spendy side.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrona is a must. Amazing experience, amazing food.
  15. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous time! Took my mother in-law out for a girls night. The food and service was fabulous and I will be going back. I will recommend to everyone.
  16. HS

    HollyS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so good, the staff is so friendly! It’s a staple favorite go-to restaurant for me and my husband.
  17. JS

    JoniS

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Enoteca. Loved it better than the restaurant. Our bartender was personable, interesting and added to our experience.
  18. SG

    SueG

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening from the Black Manhattan to the chicory salad to the gnocchi alla Romana to the chocolate brownie gelato. The service was friendly and efficient and I can’t wait to go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Great Italian food and terrific ambiance. Wine list is deep and affordable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! The restaurant was very busy when I arrived with a pleasant stream of activity. The ambience was excellent and a fun bustling atmosphere. We sat at the bar as we were going to a show, and James the bartender was excellent. I mean excellent! He was super knowledgeable, engaging, and offered options. As I was doing dry January he offered some really great nonalcoholic drink selections. The food was also great. I need to come back when I can stay longer fantastic place! A+
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED our server, the wine was fantastic and our meal Delish!
  22. GC

    GrouchyCook

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Greeted right away with water but server took 15 minutes to take our drink order. People sat after us had drinks and food ahead of us even ordering. Pointed out to the server and she said another couple was ahead of us to the left but I was referring to the people to the right. Decided to drop it and have a good time since it was our 15 year anniversary. Mentioned that on the app but no acknowledgment by the restaurant. Food was amazing and the rest of the experience was great. Been here a bunch. Great food!
  23. VS

    VSWB4R

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great. She was very attentive and offered excellent suggestions and let us try out a few tastes of wine to decide what we liked best. The food was delicious.
  24. PB

    PatB

    Portland

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good, but not great. I had the diavolo pizza (crust and cheese were perfect, but not spicy enough and they skimped on the meat). My partner had the stuffed pork and said he wouldn’t order it again (just ok). The crab cakes appetizer was tasty, as was the gelato for dessert. The mixed drink I ordered was watered down. I love the decor and atmosphere here. The staff are attentive. They do add 22% surcharge to every table to give their staff a livable wage, which is fine but then they also suggest a tip for the server on top of that which is going too far in my book.
  25. M

    Mouse

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First time food was not good!!! Always look forward to a wonderful food and drinks and this time was very disappointing. Fish stew lacking fish and trout dry and overcooked. Long wait between appetizers and entrees
  26. M

    Michael

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and informative. The food quality was, as expected, very high. The atmosphere was lively.
  27. NA

    NasA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food, friendly staff, lively environment, fabulous dining experience
  28. m

    mwd67

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, charming ambience, great service. Definitely a good date night destination.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, as always!
  30. MP

    MichaelP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience overall. Great pasta dishes, great cocktails! Our server Rachel was outstanding and helpful.
  31. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. We've been going to Nostrana since its opening, but it's been many years since our last visit - it has settled into a beautiful, perfectly tuned Portland restaurant. Thank you!
  32. SW

    ScottW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been 15 years since my last visit. It seems to have a different more casual vibe now but was still excellent. Great Italian wine selection.
  33. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food, wonderful atmosphere. We were there for a birthday celebration and it couldn’t have been a more perfect evening.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the 3-flight wine option. Great value
  35. DW

    DebbieW

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat. Last night we were there celebrating my husband's Birthday. We had the fondue for an appetizer which isn't usually on the menu and it was perfectly arranged and delicious! I had gnocchi and my husband had steak. I was pleased to see the large selection of non-alcoholic cocktails. It's not easy to find this. I had "when doves cry" and it was just right, refreshing without being too sweet. Can't wait to go back and look forward to lunch there at some point?
  36. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was confused by 22% the service charge. Should I have left a gratuity for my server beyond that?
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was amazing…one of my favorite Portland restaurants!
  38. P

    Pdxnurset

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely birthday dinner for my friend. The service was perfect and food was delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nostrana is my absolute favorite restaurant in town. Not trendy. It is consistently wonderful for everything. Love having a sommelier to help choose a good wine in my price range. Comfortable service that pays attention to the details. They have refreshed the dining room to reduce the noise, but it is still a loud room - book for early dinner to have a quieter experience.
  40. MS

    MichaelScott

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We were helped by more staff members than our actual waitress but everyone was helpful and nice. One suggestion, please serve your bread warm! Or at least make your cold bread complimentary.

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 4.6 stars by 4538 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 81 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

  • 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, 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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