Nostrana

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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 3063 People Are Saying
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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The two of us came for the happy hour deals on the Capellini and pizza- very good food! Happy hour prices are well worth the spend for the quality of food. The panna cotta was delicious. The restaurant was on the loud side and a little dim for my liking, but overall outstanding service. Our waitress Jessica was great!

KR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have dinner. I've never been disappointed.

l
Portland
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food! We look forward to returning soon.

R
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal - radcchio salad and scallop meal - small portion of scallop but prepared beautifully. We come here two of three times a year and have enjoyed every time. while the place is somewhat noisy - it is vibrant and fun for dinner.

KS
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always! The food, the service and the atmosphere keeps bringing us back.

MS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! We loved every bite!

GM
Portland
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food.

OT
Portland
78 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a staple of excellence when it comes to their menu...first time having their massive steak which was cooked to perfection. Gnocchi was light and fluffy and their radicchio salad is ine of the best in the city.

EF
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food! Excellent service. I always think the pastas and pizzas better than the main corses. Always a good choice.

SF
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great place: the cocktails are fun and well done, and the food delicious but also interesting, in part because our server was full of information and enthusiasm. We shared everything and they made it easy. Its a nice setting with lots of fun stuff to look at.

EQ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend to Nostrana for her 30th birthday, and I was hoping for a special and memorable experience. The dinner wound up exceeding my expectations - every part of the experience was fantastic. Our server was very attentive, helpful with suggestions, and friendly. The ambience was intimate and warm. And the food - WOW - the steak and pasta we got were incredibly good. Overall, it's the best meal I've had in a long while, and I would 100% recommend Nostrana, especially for a special occasion.

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nostrana and go every time we visit Portland. We are never disappointed. The food and service are simply wonderful. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands birthday. We had a great meal and the service was amazing! We love this restaurant.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I invited a friend from out of town. Loved the atmosphere, excellent food and wine and excellent service. Will definitely go again.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for later in the evening but our plans changed. We arrived early and even though they were heavily booked, they made room for our group of 6. We had a great dinner and made it to our show on time. Look forward to going back.

TL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the first table next to the entrance, so that was the only downside. The food and service was great.

p
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us for dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was fabulous, from cocktails (I had the Negroni of the month, not something I would usually order, but it was great), to salads, pasta and other entrees, and dessert. The first glass of white wine they brought me smelled like a musty old basement and everyone at the table agreed. When I brought this to the attention of our server, she smelled it agreed and apologetically brought a new glass which was fine. So just a bad bottle, but they handled it with aplomb. Highly recommend this place.

G
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nostrana does not disappoint. It was Thursday, which is when they offer a selection of gnocchi dishes. We had the Bolognese and tomato butter sauce. Both were lovely, and the gnocchi is the best I've ever tasted. The texture is sublime, soft and pillowy, not thick and doughy, which has sometimes been my experience. It's perfect! Their Bolognese is true Bolognese, amazing meat flavor and little tomato involvement. Their cocktails are carefully crafted, the Insalata Nostrana is a refreshing update or spin-off of, a Caesar, with tiny sage-flavored croutons. Desserts, order them! I love chocolate, and the chocolate budino is like a flourless torte, rich, silky, and soft. That is not to be missed, doesn't matter how full you are. Thank you, Nostrana, we will continue to dine with you.

BW
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening out for my two daughters birthdays. Both service and food quality were outstanding, we will be back real soon.

GP
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch Italian food ! Excellent service and wine selection.

KM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had many dinners at Nostrana, however this time it was the best. Goat cheese stuffed pappardelle with prosciutto! It’s hard to beat their radicchio salad as well. Great dinner, thank you again.
Paul & Kate

OT
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. The ambiance was also good.

DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cocktails, salad and pasta dishes were amazing. It was also too dark to read the menu with a flasklight.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Our reservation was a bit delayed so we went to the lounge and were texted when our table was ready. Then they offered us a free appetizer for the inconvenience of waiting for a table. A very nice touch. The service was outstanding from the hostess who apologized profusely for the delay and organized the free appy to compensate, to the lounge server who picked a great local gin for the martini, to our very personable table server to the extremely knowledgeable sommelier. A great experience.

b
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant doesn't live up to its press clippings. The abbreviated menu lacks invention and and would be standard fare at many Italian restaurants. The food quality is good and the preparation fine but there's just no excitement in the dishes. Service is courteous and timely. Net: Consider Nostrana if looking for a safe choice of basic dishes well prepared at a fair price, and served in a barn-like environment. There are likely better choices if looking for a truly memorable meal in Portland.

D
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Kudos to Austin, our Sommelier, who was very knowledgable and kind. Our Dungeness Crab pizza was probably one of the best pizza's i've ever had in my life. The whole thing just melted in your mouth. I think I shed a little tear when we finished our last slice. Anyways, food was great, ambiance was on point (I love places that have lower lighting and have high ceilings.) 5/5 we will be back!

AH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal . Food was great. Drinks from the bar were on point. Its was our 2nd time in and we will be back.

EM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lively atmosphere, friendly service. So good- one of my favorite restaurants in Portland!

JS
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent and my husband and I love that we can make reservations. The space is warm and welcoming and open and lively,\.
The food is always wonderful. We come for the pizza and the radicchio salad and are never disappointed. I had the turnip soup this time. Yum.
Wish we could leave room for dessert, but that rarely happens.
We look forward to our next visit.

SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious pizza, pasta and bread! The tiramisu had too much alcohol for my taste and overpowered the dessert. The other dessert a peanut butter ice cream was v. good. The server was helpful, friendly and efficient.

SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husbands Birthday, everything was amazing. We sat at the bar which is our favorite place to sit and had an incredible evening.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice experience, like the bar next to Nostranas, if you come earlier then your reservation time, cheers
everything was perfect, food amazing, 1st time ever having clams on my pizza👍service fabulous, I died and went to heaven on desert "pan a cotta" 5 stars to you all

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was dope!!!🇯🇲👽🇯🇲👽

g
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the hostess< Thellina, makes you feel very welcome. It is such a good place to go and eat with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food. Professional service staff. Love it!

MD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nostrana never disappoints. Great food and great service. Had the baked apple crisp for dessert with the almond cream, amazing!

LD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, bustling, great vibe. Pizza was amazing as was the flat iron steak and kale side. Efficient and friendly server. It was perfect, really. Can’t wait to return next time we’re in Portland.

LL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, and service exceptional. We had a very enjoyable evening

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Everything was nice but waitress was really curt and disinterested. Had an attitude.

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