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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.
Portland, OR 97214
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
SE 14th Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a private lot and ample free street parking.
Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.
Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
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
Went there for date night on Valentine's Day. Our reservation was early, half the tables were still not occupied, but service was still scattered and inconsistent. We never had a consistent waiter the entire visit - random people checking on us, in a rushed way, sort of when the mood hit. Some host and wait staff were snooty - like, WHY?? Flank steak special was bland, sort of flavorless. Lots of kids - not someplace we would ever return for a date night.
Arrived 20 minutes early to our reservation and the host was charming and got us cocktails while we waited. Antipasti di mare was an amazing way to start while we considered dinner. We ended up getting the seared trout and the stuffed pork chop so we could share bites. Both were wonderful with their side dishes being stars in their own right. Dessert we did a Meyer lemon cheesecake and butterscotch budino, both being delectable.
We ate way too much but it was all wonderful.
We had reservations for a group of 10, mostly out of town visitors in town for a meeting. Nostrana worked out great and the service and food were excellent. Although the wine list is extensive and what we had was terrific, it would have been nice to have some wines at a lower price point.
My husband and I always comment when we have just eaten at Nostrana that we have never had a dull evening. The food is superb and the wine list is always full of interesting and delicious finds. The service is excellent and respectful. Portland is so lucky to have Cathy Whims' Nostrana .
Server attitude, not so great. Obvious she didn't want to be working on Friday night. Entrees arrived 20 minutes after two appetizers. Half the entrees were lukewarm. If you reserve with five people it's likely you'll be crammed into square table made for four. Too many very good restaurants in Portland to go here again any time soon.
Drinks and food were prepared and brought out extremely quickly. We were pleasantly surprised at the overall efficiency from being seated to leaving the restaurant. We were surprised by the rooster candle for our friends birthday. If only we could have kept it ...
Nostrana never fails to delight! Wonderful menu, great ambiance, lively neighborhood gem. The perfect beginning to a concert at Revolution Hall. Their black Manhattan set the stage: wow, that was good. The nostrana salad is so inspired, wonderfully garlic. Fresh pasta, good desserts. Very attentive service, worth the wait if you walk in. But we always book with open table to avoid the wait!
It was an anniversary for our son. Some of us had the tortellini and while it was interesting grinding up the prosciutto and mortadella the only real flavor was from the broth it was sitting in. Some of us had the goat cheese papardelle and while the goat cheese was good the sauce and noodles tasted like chef-boy-ardee. I don’t normally give bad ratings but the food was not up to par and for the cost I frankly expect better. I always go 3 times to a restaurant before writing my final review so I hope the next time the food is better. From a concerned food critic.
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