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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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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

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

KZ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!!

s
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and good food!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
75 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 .

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

Exquisite meal. Great service. Always

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.

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

S
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service!

A
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That place was seriously the best pasta I have ever ate in my life. I definitely will return back.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always love the food; excellent quality and the service was particularly good this visit. We loved our server! My suggestion is to consider new chairs; they are plastic, don't move easily and uncomfortable.

L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pastas are extraordinary, always delicate and amazing. We entertained out-of-towners from the Big City and they were very impressed. It probably sealed the deal-they’re moving here!

PK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was perfect, wine pairing spot on, and wonderful service! Thank you. I would recommend Nostrana! Also recommend popping next door for a cocktail while you wait!

PM
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best late night happy hour deal!

PC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were early for our reservation so we sat in the lounge next door and had a drink and an appetizer. Received a text shortly thereafter that our table was ready. Radical change of environment going from the lounge to the restaurant, going from the club scene to the dinner set. The food and drink were great on both sides.

NH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is exceptional. We have never been disappointed there. Service is very good.

K
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great and we could make a reservation for a large group, but the food was mediocre at best (group of 10).

r
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the crab pizza, you won’t be disappointed. Beer prices a bit high.

DA
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful lunch. The Lunch menu on Thursday offered five different preparations of gnocchi, a potato pasta I am not fond of. We asked our waiter if they could use a different pasta, and they did. Excellent food, wine and dessert. Our waiter had too many tables, but was flying around, taking care of his clients. We will be returning.

NF
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite...most of the dishes are well thought out and prepared with care. The staff is conscientious and attentive. The deserts Budino is the best I have ever had. Always a treat!

G
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat at the bar and got a recommendation from a couple seated next to us. We had the burrata, and a mushroom pizza, both of which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Our bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. He helped us with the menu and deciding what to order.

We loved the atmosphere and vibe of this place.

Parking was easy, and our seating was on time for our reservation.

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