Nostrana

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3021 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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

What 3021 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

TR
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and I can't wait to go back. Food was outstanding!

LG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and desert were very good, and the portion sizes were perfect.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

MP
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

JB
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time as usual. Food was excellent and drinks refreshing.

K
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ridiculously above and beyond dining experience!!!
As always.

D
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucked out with gnocchi night. All were different and delicious and meal was thoroughly enjoyed by all

j
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

SW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific spot for sharing an evening with friends!

T
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

J
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Great service. Waiter outstanding! We always go to Nostrana before theater, birthdays and just because lunch.

MB
Zurich
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pizza in Portland. The Italian spirit is definitely in their food!

CR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and our waitress was amazing! Such a cozy environment for a family meal.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

BG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

m
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food & friendly staff. A bit loud but overall, Nostrana was fantastic!

AW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

TW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food and attentive service. We come here for special occasions and have never been disappointed.

s
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and good food!

KZ
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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?!

M
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was off the chart amazing, the trout- too-die-for amazing-ness! The service, spectacular. Love love love this place.

KM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals in memory. Love love love

DH
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice place to dine but quite noisy. Service and food were tops.

R
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service, as always, was exceptional.
A Portland classic.

OT
Portland
77 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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...

PF
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Important business meeting

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing quick service at the bar

LM
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

BD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nostrana has outstanding service and food - wish I could afford to eat here all the time!

NH
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

m
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

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 .

TL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

s
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite meal. Great service. Always

F
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great bread. Wonderful service. The Caesar salad with the rosemary and sage was amazing

T
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Annual gathering

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