Nostrana

4.7
2697 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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C
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing , great good, great staff, great wine list

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S
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe! Consistently great food. Service team looks like they are having fun. A must!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing dining experience I've had in recent memories! For the price you Really can't go wrong

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JC
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful! Gnocchi on Thursday is sooooo good, light little pillows of pasta that melt in your mouth. Servers are knowledgeable, friendly and unobtrusive.

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F
Naples
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Very creative menu and great bread.

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JM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Remains one of Portland's best.

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C
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner,
excellent food,
great service,
little minus: high noise level

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Way to expensive - we likely wont be back anytime soon. 3 people, ordered only 2 entrees, 2 salads, and one drink and one glass of wine (total) for $150 ($180 with tip) is over the top.

:-(

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DB
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in portland. Decent portions and lovely limoncellos afterwards.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Portland never fails to deliver the best experience. Took my parents here this time and they were beyond impressed with the service, food and atmosphere. Thank you!

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SP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nostrana is a Portland favorite for dining. We have dined there many times. The food is always excellent! The latest experience was not up to the standard we have come to expect. The service was slow and sporadic. We were surprised as they are usually very attentive. I hope it was a "one off" experience.

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RS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter took me here for Mother’s Day. The food was exceptional. The service was top notch. We started with the saffron rice balls...so perfect. We will definitely go back. Thank you so much for a great evening with my girl!

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WS
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Portland. The Tagliata steak and pizza with sausage and Mama Lil's were perfect.

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R
Portland
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In all our visits, we have never found anything negative to say. Once again, our meal was most enjoyable and service was what one should expect: always excellent. My wife had the shrimp capellini. She managed to save some for lunch. For starrer, we had the Nostrana salad. It easily served two. I had the goat cheese stuffed pappardelle. I could not save any because I could not stop eating. We had to have the fruit crisp, of course, for dessert. I was a very nice blend of apples and rhubarb.

While Nostrana continues to be our Mother's Day tradition, that does not stop us from going other times. We'll be back next year on the same Sunday.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was very nice place to eat at. We went there before our prom and the waiter was even able to get us a cab.

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NS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nostrana has been a neighborhood favorite of mine for a long while.
A perfect Negroni along with the “must order” Nostrana Salad & a terrific Roasted Pork Belly entree left nothing to be desired.
Highly recommend making reservations as this places gets busy in the weekends.

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YB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday. It was an amazing surprise. The dishes were small but for 6 courses it was actually perfect. I also chose the wine pairings and loved every single one of them. Best experience ever with the kindest and most knowledgeable staff.

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed a great dinner and very pleased with the service. Fantastic wine list, though pricey, offers many hard to fine wines. Wine steward Ross is very knowledgeable and spent time making recommendations. Would take out of town guests with enough lead time to get reservations! We went mid week and even got a parking space in the lot.

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a
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Although Open Table apparently mucked up our reservation, the staff worked to get us at least near an outdoor table even if it was just inside. Thanks, Nostrana!

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DE
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you. As always A great meal

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Every dish we ordered was delicious in a different way. They have an extensive selection of wine to choose from and the recommendation from our server was spot on. Service overall was outstanding. Attentive without being intrusive, meticulous but not pretentious.

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A
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service. Cocktails are spot on.

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SS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try Nostrana based on open table reviews and were not disappointed. We were seated outside. Service was fast and attentive. Food was fresh and delicious. We shared a bottle of nice Sicilian wine. Highly recommend.

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CS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to expend good time with friends. Food is delicious and a very friendly staff.

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t
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

late night supper - happy hour - quick service

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MZ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service, great food. we made a reservation late and still were able to get in same day.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, competently served in an attractive, albeit fairly loud restaurant.

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RT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A comfort food destination with a great wine selection. Try the cavalletta. It was my favorite thing of the night. It is an italian version of the grasshopper cocktail. Tastes of a minty espresso with a smooth frothy texture laced with little pieces of shaved ice. Supremely delightful. I will return for another.

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o
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A delicious restaurant that is an excellent go-to for fresh Italian!

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M
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Nostrana is one of my favorite places and usually outstanding. The choice tonight was uninspired and not as flavorful as I expected; the polenta was overcooked and the pork was - ordinary. A disappointment given the usual great meals here

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s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Great atmosphere but we felt rushed and were not impressed with food. As soon as we sat down he asked if we were reasy to order, as soon as appa taken away entree was brought immediately, 3 people asked us if we were finished when we were still eating our side dish and they gave us our check while we were still eating dessert and drinks.

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B
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food. Great cocktail list and wine offerings. The pizza is amazing. It is pricey but certainly an excellent restaurant.

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FD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, delicious, great atmosphere, clever menu, informed and dedicated staff, traditional Thursday gnocchi night, terrific wine list. Easy to recommend.

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OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our celebratory dinner with friends here and loved that we could order a couple of courses and share them family style. The service is always fabulous, and we got a great wine recommendation for a wine from Piedmont that we loved. We highly recommend the Crab Cappellini, Octopus Pizza and the Nostrana Salad!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food from a phenomenal chef. You won't be disappointed by the food or the price.

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W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We entertained friends on Sunday evening and had a lovely time. Sat in « way back » and were able to have a nice conversation with manageable noise level. Food was great —4 different orders—and service excellent.

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SH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Loved the vibe here. The salad and pasta were really good. Thought the pizza was a little bland. Service was slow at times but friendly.

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LK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The food is consistently inventive and delicious. Safe room for dessert!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Nostrana is our go-to for any occasion, kids home from college, birthday, or just because.

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EM
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

After a great recommendation on a bottle of wine. We had a great meal, the Flat iron steak was prepared perfectly, my Wife's Halibut was reportedly delicious, and our 24 Year old daughter loved her pasta dish. We tried an after dinner digestive flight of Amaro, that was a nice cap to the evening.

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