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

Nostrana

4.8
4.8
4289 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 82 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 4,289 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. MR

    MichaelR

    Portland

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wine and service. Always a joy to dine at Nostrana.
  2. JK

    JennK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    As always the food was great. But we were sat at the edge of the patio for our anniversary dinner, while other tables were available
  3. L

    Lulu

    Portland

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A great patio for dining. There was an event that somewhat impacted the service but did not detract from overall experience. Food is really good.
  4. VS

    VilS

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's the nicest restaurant I've been to in Portland with it's own parking lot. Extremely convenient. Outdoor seating is very nice, but the indoor is also open and spacious. The staff and service was friendly, courteous, and prompt. The food was excellent. We enjoyed the burrata with prosciutto, grilled octopus, fresh fettucine with seafood, and funghi pizza. We will definitely to continue to dine at Nostrana.
  5. S

    Scott

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing like always.
  6. JZ

    JoshZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply a great place for an intentionally special meal. Take your time :)
  7. TJ

    TyJo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, and the service fee is included which makes my life so much easier, and ensures the workers are fairly compensated. I will no doubt be back again. Also that clam pizza was delicious.
  8. SM

    SeanM

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    It was rather unenjoyable. I wanted to leave as soon as we arrived. No one was welcoming, our waiter was aloof at best, and the food was boring. The pasta had little to no flavor and I guess the pork we had was fine, but there was hardly anything there. This place is pretentious with no reason to be. Like putting makeup on a pig
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed sitting at the pizza counter and watching the kitchen staff flex on a busy Friday night. Everything we ordered was amazing. Save room for dessert if you can; even the simple vanilla gelato with olive oil was worth finding room for!
  10. CD

    CDubs

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fantastic dining experience. Delicious food with excellent flavors. Everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection. Fantastic service. Wonderful shaded patio dining. One of my favorite PDX restaurants!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Absolutely recommend it
  12. C

    Chris

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great vibe, amazing food, great wine and very knowledgeable sommelier. The Neapolitan Pizza with a cream sauce was maybe the best we've ever had. Definitely more of an "occasion" restaurant, but worth every penny and we will be back.
  13. DR

    DavidRay

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Please be aware Nostrana currently adds a 22% service fee to your check. I do understand the need to pay all service employees a better wage. However, the 22% mandatory service fee feels a bit disingenuous to me. Simply raise your price structure 22%, pay your employees as you say you now are and I will tip in the usual manner for good table service. I believe this would allow better compensation for well performing employees. But adding another 20% for quality of service on top of the 22% mandatory tip seems a bit extreme even if Nostrana is a very nice restaurant.
  14. JP

    JenevieveP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! I went there last night for a small business dinner and the food, service, and drinks were all excellent. I especially recommend the burrata, the trout, and the fig tart! I would definitely come again.
  15. B

    Berlina

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Waited 30 min to be seated after arriving on time. Took over 2 hrs to have food. Had to remind server to bring second bottle of wine. When oasta finally arrived was soggy. Had to remind server to bring Parmesan. Bern eating at Nostrana for more than 20 years and never had such a poor experience. Can't see myself returning. Too bad really.
  16. SB

    SamB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall an enjoyable dining experience. Good cocktails and menu selection. I reduced stars because the cork fee is higher than other fine dining and there was an undisclosed "service fee" added to our bill - not a gratuity. When asked, the server relayed this was a fee benfiting ownership! Over years of eating at an array of fine dining establishments I have yet to encounter such a charge. This may sway my party from returning. They may considering removing such fees or increasing menu prices to covers "costs", and customers should be made aware prior to dining.
  17. MW

    MacW

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Tasty drinks, salad, app, & dessert. Main course dinners were plain & uninteresting. Excellent service.
  18. K

    Katrina

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb, as ever. Every bite and every sip was delicious, the service was personal and kind, and the overall experience always a lasting and cherished memory.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Lovely atmosphere. Great service.
  20. BS

    BenS

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal! Food was amazing. Service was great. Would highly recommend.
  21. CC

    ConnieC

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service wasn’t has as wonderful as in the past. Food was delicious. Little noisy.
  22. ES

    EricS

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    Ordmiles

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside the weather was glorious service outstanding food delicious wine suggestions outstanding.
  25. JK

    JosephK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    KelseyT

    Portland

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    MarieM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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.
  28. V

    Vanessa6

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    Charlene

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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!
  32. DP

    DinePwr

    Grand Rapids

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  33. E

    Erin

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    ScottL

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a great celebration of food and a Birthday.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 4289 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 82 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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