Truly enjoyed the excellent meal and service. Nostrana has a nice vibe and is very comfortable for all kinds of occasions.
Always a great meal; Meatball Monday particularly fun. Food and drink offer old favorites and new options, with excellent gluten-free choices as well, with knowledgeable servers. Our favorites are the pizza, tuna-white bean salad, soup, roasted cauliflower, and amari flight for dessert.
We have always enjoyed the food here and today was no exception. Unfortunately, my meatball and pasta were almost cold. Everyone else had warm to hot food, so I said nothing. I would also add that for six meatball and pasta the price seemed high. The tomato bisque was wonderful. The sandwich also had six meatballs and cost seven dollars less than the pasta. Seems odd. The desert of cheesecake was exceptional. And finally the salads were typical and great. The service and endless cup of coffee were great. They have excellent wines of which we all enjoyed. While it is all very good, expect to pay up. A lunch for three was $108 plus tip.
Nostrana did a wonderful job making my one year anniversary with my girlfriend feel special. Great food, service, and drinks!
Nostrana always has great food and great service. Our server forgot to order our apple crisp and we had to wait longer for it to be prepared, but otherwise service was very attentive and good (that was the only reason I didn't give service 5 stars).
This is the second time I’ve been to Nostrana and the food is even more delicious! It did feel like the servers were overwhelmed a bit being a busy Saturday night. The service was fine, nothing notable except that the wine steward/sommelier seems to not enjoy smiling. He almost felt annoyed to be at our table to pour. None of this would deter me from returning because they serve some amazing food! The place can be very noisy during the nights because it is so busy, so not a great option if you like quiet conversation.
Wow. I wish I lived in Portland just so I could go back frequently. Had a lot of fantastic meals in my life but this might contend for the championship. We had wine, cheese course, salad course, mains (all pasta was fab, as was the pork!), then split 3 desserts, and NONE of it was in unremarkable. The vibe is also awesome and cozy. Go here. You won't regret it -- and you definitely need the reservation!
Nostrana was good, but with so many restaurants in Portland - we don't have any particular reason to come back. Salad mista was a simple green salad in a bowl and required us to dress, toss and serve it ourselves. (the table we were seated at was very high and made that difficult without standing-up). Our table had the crab fettuccine and a ragu --- while the pasta itself was perfect on both, the crab fettuccine sauce was very subtle and not well seasoned; and the ragu seemed a bit dry and lacking flavor. We've had better at other venues around town. The service was decent, but a bit detached.
This busy spot is consistently good and never fails to deliver. The service is excellent and friendly, and the changing menu always has something fantastic. We usually reserve an early table before an event at Revolution Hall or Holocene.
Noisy & crowded...... the highlight of the meal was when I discovered a live fruit fly swimming in my beer. Unfortunately I would not go back..... on a lighter note the pizza was tasty... but I’m afraid I was not overly impressed The server did remove the cost of my beer from the bill but it was a total turn off .... an unfortunate experience