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About Nostrana

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.

1401 SE Morrison
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
SE 14th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 234-2427

Website:
http://nostrana.com/

Parking Details:
We offer a private lot and ample free street parking.

Public Transit:
Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.

Executive Chef:
Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nostrana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (102)
Good for a Date (93)
Special Occasion (92)
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Local Ingredients (83)
Notable Wine List (80)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Creative Cuisine (72)
Authentic (71)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Worth the Drive (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (53)
Good for Groups (51)
Casual (50)
Bar Seating (46)
Romantic (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Seasonal (40)
Comfort Food (39)
Fun (39)
Business Meals (35)
Hot Spot (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Healthy (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Happy Hour (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
People Watching (20)
Cozy (18)
Late-night Find (14)
Organic (14)
Disabled Access (12)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Tapas (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined a day ago

Nostrana was and always is amazing!

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Nostrana is my go-to restaurant in Portland, a city of great restaurants. The food is consistently fabulous, and the menu varied enough for all. Try the Insalata Nostrana, the roasted trout, the pastas, the bistecca alla Fiorentina, and especially the adffogato...the best in town, hands down. And their pizzas are out of this world. Great wine and cocktails also are winners. I also love the low-key atmosphere, and open space.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

I've been coming to Nostrana practically since it opened and it never disappoints. Excellent food and service and I've been here for both lunch and dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the top restaurants in Portland for years. Consistently friendly and professional service combined with superb dining. This is our go-to place for out of town visitors, who are never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Had a delightful lunch wife my wife and son. Excellent food, and service. The desserts were fantastic. My only concern was BTG wine prices..... Expensive, and a 4oz pour. Service was professional and efficient. An excellent dinning experience. I would recommend reservations.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a place where you would plan at least 2hrs for dinner so come prepare. We were there on a Thursday night and our party of three with reservation, we ordered pizza two gnochi dishes and flat iron steaks and it took a long time for the food to come out. The portion is small for the price but the food was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Friends who were visiting took us to dinner on the suggestion of a (younger) family member.
We were seated promptly, slightly before our reservation even; the food and drinks were good. I am ad, however, that our friends were staying overnight so we could have some time to visit with them. We certainly couldn't in the restaurant, since the noise level was so loud we never were able to have much of a conversation, let alone hear the attentive and very capable servers. I'd only recommend Nostrana to young people or to people fortunate to get a first seating perhaps.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was incredible and the ambience was fantastic. My only complaint was that Nostrana ignored my note in which I indicated that our visit was to celebrate someone's birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service and food was fantastic. Goat cheese pappardelle was amazing and don’t miss the Insalata Nostrana salad- radicchio with a delicious Caesar dressing. We also ordered the Bolognese, we have to go back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always love Nostrana, never a disappointment. Gotta get the Manhattan Della Casa (although the Black Manhattan sounds good too....haven’t tried it yet). Pizzas were spot on and delicious as per usual. Thanks again!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great restaurant. We’ve been going since they opened. Many good memories at both lunch & dinner. Definitely recommend. Highly supportive of local suppliers & growers, too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Dinner before concert. The place was packed for Tuesday night. Food was great!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food, service, wine, just very loud when at capacity.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Went for a celebration. We had reservations but came early and were seated quickly. Service was excellent with helpful suggestions from our server. The sommelier gave us helpful advice on the wine selection and brought a sample of orange wine (aromatic, dry and delicious) when we asked questions about the Orange selections on the wine list. The food was all excellent and nicely presented. We stayed late but were not hurried by staff. It was a lovely evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I had been to Nostrana once before and wanted to try a second time just to see if it was as good as the first time. It was my partner's birthday so I took him, his boys and significant others and we tried the Salad Nostrana and 45 different pizzas. The food is amazing! We loved it all and our waitress was incredibly competent, sweet and willing to deal with our bit of chaos. I love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Cocktail menu was innovative and our selections were fantastic tasting. The food was great--gnocci that was so light it felt like little pillows of heaven in the mouth! We had a great time, but the noise level is so loud that we had trouble hearing our server as well as each other.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We may have caught them on an "off night," because we had read rave reviews. Service was sporadic. Food was too watery and too cold (when it should have been hot). Music was too loud and not conducive to conversing and dining. The floor crew in front seemed to be doing everything they could to make things work well.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, one of Portland’s most relaxed fine dining experiences. Staff is so present yet invisible. The somm picked us a great bottle from the very diverse wine list. Always a pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Organic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious,authentic Italian cuisine, terrific service, a bit loud but so worth it!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere, great service. A real treat.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved the tuna in the seafood antipasto. We had Scallops for our entree and they were excellent. Our son had the pizza margherita and he thinks it’s the best margherita pizza in Portland although he noticed that the size of the pie was smaller than previously

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nostrana has always been a go-to for dinner. I didn't even know they were open for lunch. What a delightful discovery. Many of the same favorites were on the menu, like the Nostrana salad. This is a perfect place for a business lunch. It is also perfect for any reason you can come up with to relax and indulge yourself.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our service, food was excellent. We met one of your farmer-purveyors and spent time sampling Amaro - with the help of the bartender, we had a very good celebration of my 63rd B-day.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Will go back...

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food and service were good, but they seemed to be thrown by our odd numbered party

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We brought relatives from southern CA who wanted to experience creative food with fun ambiance. We had all of that and wonderful service. Food was perfect.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing!!! The food and wine are incredible! I would recommend Nostrana to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our second visit. While the first visit was positive, this time the food was ordinary and on an expensive side.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was absolutely wonderful
Service was flawless :)
This restaurant is a must !!!
The staff went above and beyond to seat us in a booth in the back and continue to make sure we were happy and never wanted for anything .

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We started with the Insalata Nostrana. Enjoyed the robust flavor of the dressing paired with the crispness of the radicchio. The Tidbit size of the housemade croutons and the parmigiano reggiano make this salad memorable. It is so simple but the care of the balance and use of the tastiest ingredients carry this salad to levels beyond the best. So the stage is set!! In our Primi, we order the pizza margherita....and it is the best. San Marzano tomatoes and Buffalo Mozzerella makes it delectable. I would write the "italian fingers kiss gesture" to finish the exclamation. Try all the pizze when you get a chance. From the simple to the exotic, the wood fire oven creates the foundation for the devine crust. As if things could not be better, my Sea Scallops were absolutely amazing. The sear was precise, opacity entirely through each morsel, sea salt,and a gentle garnish of chives completed the dish. I noticed hints of citrus but probably just overwhelmed with the entire meal thus far. The saute'ed spinach and chantrelles made for a tasty side. I always marvel at the plating of great restaurants. Everything on my plate was at the right serving temperature. I drank the J. Christopher Pinot Cuvee "Nostrana" for dinner and it was full and drank like a Chianti. Caring about all the little details is exactly why we seek places like Nostrana, Thank you so much Cathy Whims and Team!! Cannot forget the Affogato and Vin Santo for dessert. The vanilla gelato with Spella Espresso was the perfect finish to a wonderful meal. It was my youngest son's birthday and the lasting memory was Tara, our server, asking my son if he made a wish as he blew out the traditional "Nostrana Rooster Candle" for birthday celebrations. In singular, to all the courses, Nostrana does Italian and hospitality to the best. Mille Grazie!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was okay. I expected more from what I've heard about this restaurant. Maybe it's just the food that we ordered. We ordered the funghi verde pizza and their special beef stew dish of the night. I wish the pizza had more flavor, it was just kinda plain and the beef stew dish was too salty for me. The salad they have was exceptionally good and that would be the only thing I'd come back for.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Consistently brilliant for years now. Service, food & experience is always impeccable. One of the few places where I feel completely confident ordering absolutely anything off the men.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

There really are no words for how much we love this restaurant. Food is great. Prices are right. Staff (Gina rocks) are always awesome. Just love that they are expanding. Can’t wait for next visit. I wish I could buy the Caesar Salad dressing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wait person knew it was a 9 year old’s birthday but there was no acknowledgement. General service was lackluster. Food delicious— aside from the bland salads.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nostrana never disappoints! Loved the crab cannelloni! Also had a great bottle of wine for a reasonable price!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great environment meets great food. Always look forward to going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I am a frequent visitor to Nostrana. I recommend it regularly. I particularly enjoy Gnocchi Thursday! The Gnocchi alla romana is my favorite and the "crisp" dessert of the day is always a crowd pleaser.

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Noise level is horrible. Service fantastic.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always at treat to eat at Nostrana. Fabulous food and great service and atmosphere. Great place to meet friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Jonah made our afternoon meal wonderful!

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