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

Nostrana

4.7
4.7
4425 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

7:00 PM


Booked 60 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

  • New Year's Eve Dinner

    $129.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Chef Brian Murphy & the Nostrana culinary team are excited to present a special menu in 3-courses to ring in the New Year, 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. Preview the menu and make selections at nostrana.com/nye 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.
  • Meatball Monday 🍝

    Multiple dates available
    Nostrana is excited to return to Monday dinner, starting with a special Meatball Monday activation now through the end of the year. A curated meatball-centric menu will be available, and for the first time ever, meatless meatballs will be available. Pasta and pizza will be the stars of the show, as we won't be firing up the grill.
  • 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.

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What 4,425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • 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

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambience
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic and ambience was great. Food was good, but can easily find similar or better in Portland for less expensive (but you may sacrifice ambience).
  3. s

    salient777

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was good as usual and we liked the fact that they got rid of those big round tables . The 1 issue the 4 of us had was the automatic 22% gratuity. It's a bit steep. On top of that our waitress when she brought our check to the table and said that the tip is split and if we wanted to leave her an extra tip it would be appreciated. It was a little off putting.
  4. MR

    MichaelR

    Portland

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  5. EL

    ELM1

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Portland it just fires on all cylinders. The food is outstanding, the ambiance warm and inviting, the staff always take excellent care of you, the cocktails and wine list is fantastic. The restaurant works like a incredibly well oiled machine and is a seamless operation. We love sitting at the counter and watching them make the pizzas while we eat - they are all total pros! The only problem we ever have is sometimes finding parking can be a challenge.
  6. k

    kathleenb

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    So very LOUD. It was very hard to hear. Food, service were all great but the noise!
  7. LP

    LyndsayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent. Their food, their cocktails, the wine, the staff. Everything is always top notch.
  8. t

    theodoreg

    Portland

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    First time I haven’t had a great meal at Nostrana. 1/2 chicken was beautiful but a bit dry. It was gnocchi night so the Parmesan mashed potatoes were the side. Unfortunately the Yukons and Parmesan and too much whipping made them gluey. Nostrana salad was excellent as always. Braised carrots were nice as well. Server was lovely and attentive.
  9. RS

    RichardS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and wine list. Maybe the best and most varied in Portland.
  10. D

    Donbob

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Nostrana twice in the past two months and have been extremely impressed. Excellent service, including a sommelier with a wealth of expertise in Italian wine. The food has been terrific. A bit noisy but not overwhelming so, and the ambiance is otherwise very nice.
  11. NB

    NelsonB

    Seattle

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, really enjoyed our server Gina and the sommelier. Food was delicious from pizzas, unique Caesar salad and pastas. Only complaint was that our Potato Leek soups were all cold, and while the flavor was decent, it wasn't as amazing as the rest of the dinner. Would go back for sure, but probably wouldn't order the soup.
  12. o

    okko

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food but very cold again in dining area.
  13. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The meal--trout for me and spaghetti for my companion--was not good. The trout and roasted vegetables were over cooked and dry. The spaghetti had too much lemon added. The best part of the meal were the winee and the desserts. If we return we will order pizzas instead of main dishes.
  14. HC

    HollyC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meatball Mondays are back! The spaghetti and meatballs is sublime. It's true. Don't judge, just try it. You won't regret it. Also the radicchio salad is the best salad I've had in years. No hyperbole, just rustic deliciousness. Run, don't walk.
  15. ME

    MattE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly staff. Can’t wait to go back
  16. AW

    AWWWW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best tiramisu and espresso martini I’ve ever had
  17. J

    John

    Portland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana is the best! Meatball Monday -- yay! Loved the food. Loved the cozy ambiance of the curtained and softly lit room on a late autumn evening.
  18. SW

    SirWhitney

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday- it’s beautiful and the food is delicious our server was hilarious and the ambiance is eclectic / romantic old and new Italy 🇮🇹
  19. CM

    CarolynM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would love to see bigger water glasses. But that’s a minor thing. Good food and the service was great. Quieter than usual which was good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We agreed to sit at the bar but were put directly in front of the bartender station and he was lovely but felt like the 3 of us were having dinner
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    It was extremely cold in the restaurant and no effort was made to make us more comfortable. Diners at many of the tables were forced to wear coats and hats in the dining room.
  22. t

    trickydicky1

    Portland

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great menu options, cocktails and space, we love Nostrana - but restaurant was a bit chilly, as evidenced by many customers still wearing an outer layer. While understand energy costs are a significant expense, the preferred temperature in the restaurant may be something management want to reconsider, particularly in the winter months…
  23. EM

    EvaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was friendly. The noise level was just right even though it was a full house. We LOVE the Tiramisu. One of the best ones we have tasted.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wonderful a dream to the taste buds Going back next week
  25. M

    Mishpdx

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We love Nostrana, but the wine is the priciest in town, and they measure each glass to exactly 4oz. I would rather be charged $2 more and get a good pour. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I have been here several times before but I want everyone to know they are now adding a 22% service charge to all checks to pay for employees wage. Have they gone to Europe terms with no tips? They are that stating that!!! So will not be going back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Perfect!
  28. TM

    TanishaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and quick service. The restaurant is so cute and homey
  29. LK

    LindaK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was very poor and an automatic 22% tip added so no incentive to provide good service. They were out of half of their pasta dishes and for a restaurant known for pasta it was very disappointing. Only two dishes remaining were not good. We ordered one pasta dish with a cream sauce and it wasn't very good, heavy, kind of boring, expensive. We went for my wife's birthday and it was a pretty terrible experience overall. I wouldn't recommend it.
  31. EB

    EvaB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were outstanding our server Russell was amazing. The pizza is to die for. We would go back in a minute.
  32. C

    Chapeauchat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spot on tonight. Service was delightful and efficient. Food excellent although the topping (the best part) on the crisp was burnt. That green goddess salad dressing is perfection.
  33. JC

    JeandreC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal and the service. The food was very good, the ambience was nice. Service was also pretty good. Nothing to complain about nor rave about. All in all, very nice but not outstanding.
  34. EE

    ErinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we ordered several items off the menu and ate family style at our table. everything we ate was fantastic. we got the bone in rib eye, it was cooked better than any steak I have had at a high end steak house. nice crust on the meat, cooked medium rare perfectly... sometimes medium rare seems like it's raw, this was done perfectly. the seafood fettuccine was really excellent, not to heavily sauced. all the pasta was perfectly cooked. great bottles of wine all recommended. service was great, and the ambiance was also fine, it was a perfect evening. If you order that bone in rib eye, make sure you eat the meat off the bone, that was the best part for me!
  35. AM

    ArturoM

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The cocktails were amazing. Dessert was underwhelming. Food was good.
  36. JA

    JoAnna

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service. Always enjoy this place.
  37. M

    Maria

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Almost everything ordered was excellently prepared and very delicious. The spinach arrived late and was slightly crunchy and very bitter--maybe not spinach?! My steak was melt in mouth tender and the albacore tuna entree was excellent. The trout was equally delicious and the ginger pear cake with caramel sauce and ice cream was sublime. This is one of my most favorite Portland restaurants!
  38. AH

    AndieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and quiet enough for conversation.
  39. JB

    JustinB

    Portland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Still an amazing restaurant, but the price point has outgrown the value. Still love the place but its overly expensive now.
  40. M

    Marie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Made reservations for birthday celebration for 6:30 PM. Was seated right next kitchen in an aisle of the bus station in the back of the restaunt. The waitress was surley and insulting. Very disappointed. Have been to Nostranas many times. First time I had such unfriendly service.

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 4.7 stars by 4425 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 60 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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