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
Best experience we’ve had in Portland in awhile. The ambiance of the neighbor bar was amazing and everything we ate and drank was 5 star as was the service. Thanks for a date night to remember.
First time at this restaurant and I can't wait to go back. Food was outstanding!
The food and desert were very good, and the portion sizes were perfect.
Loved our meal! It was delicious and so incredibly unique. The bummer was the fact that protein substitutions are not something they like to do. It made me order I different item entirely :( But the experience was still okay.
Good pizza. Other dishes are hit or miss. Our spare ribs were tasty but fatty and it was only about three pork ribs. One pasta dish was tasty, the other ordinary. Drinks were over priced. Deserts were delicious.
Had a great time as usual. Food was excellent and drinks refreshing.
Ridiculously above and beyond dining experience!!!
Lucked out with gnocchi night. All were different and delicious and meal was thoroughly enjoyed by all
My mushroom pizza was delicious. We love Nostrana in spite of the noise level . Our only complaint is the cost of wine. It doesn't need to be so expensive. Please add a less expensive choice.
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.
Attentive service and good food!
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!!
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 .
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.
Exquisite meal. Great service. Always
Great bread. Wonderful service. The Caesar salad with the rosemary and sage was amazing