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The main Nostrana Dining Room (March 2022) - Nostrana, Portland, OR

Nostrana

4.8
4.8
4158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We're currently reserving indoor tables and bar seating, as well as our patio. Our patio is shaded, but not waterproof. Outdoor reservations may be subject to weather disruptions.

A Service Charge of 22% is applied to all checks at Nostrana, providing a professional and equitable wage for all team members.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 234-2427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims

  • Private party facilities

    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (888) 981-6046

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Cross street

    SE 14th Ave.

  • Parking details

    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,158 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Best Ambiance

  • Portland

    Notable Wine List

  • Portland

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  1. AK

    AmeliaK

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so pleased with our experience at Nostrana. We were seated in the bar area and received exceptional service from the bartender. He gave us all the best recommendations- the pizza was incredible! Highly recommend coming for your next special occasion.
  2. e

    emcnair

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely dining experience.
  3. SM

    ScoutM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Wonderful bartenders😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
  4. J

    Jancuso

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all-time favorites. Outstanding food and drink. Knowledgeable, friendly staff to offer guidance/recommendations for your selections as desired. Best of show!
  5. KD

    KaarenD

    Jackson Hole

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food better than any other restaurant. Little expensive
  6. c

    comicsdad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The in-house sommelier was superb and made our dining experience amazing. Such a wealth of information! Great personality and really wanted us to have a great experience. Would come back just because of him!
  7. HB

    HamBham

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Steak and trout were over salted, trout was over cooked (and sent back), and overall was very expensive for the quality of food. Service was wonderful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I will follow Cathy Whims wherever she goes. My father and I have been dining out at her establishments for almost 20 years and we no visit to PDX is complete with out from her kitchen. Now, that’s Nostrana. While is should surprise no one that I love dining there with family and friends, I’d even suffer the insufferable to dine there.
  9. ZH

    ZachH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our go-to restaurant in Portland. The food is always excellent and the service very accommodating.
  10. PD

    PDXfoodlover

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Love this restaurant and last night was a disappointment. Took a good friend who was visiting from NY and was bragging about it but off night. Pasta was unevenly cooked with almost raw pieces intermixed. Thank goodness no one seemed to be enforcing time limits because service was so slow. And so hot!
  11. HH

    HabaneroHowie

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu was completely lacking in interesting entrees. The waitress forgot our pasta dish but they automatically put a 22% tip on the bill. What an insult. The general noise level was very loud, and when it quieted down at tee end of the evening they started to play mega bass music for no reason. This is no longer the special place it was for many years. Suggest you spend your money elsewhere.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana is consistently one of our favorite dining experiences!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation and we were seated promptly. It’s a small thing but you can always tell it is a well run restaurant when we eat here. It is very common to have a reservation and still be kept waiting for 15-20 min in Portland recently. The staff was wonderful and attentive and we were always checked on. Loved the service from the staff.
  14. PA

    PeterA

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    No service until I complained to the host.
  15. BI

    BarbaraI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love going to Nostrana, and we were not disappointed. It would be nice, however, if there were more outside seating since it was very difficult to get a reservation on the terrace. We had to do it 2 weeks in advance.
  16. DD

    DenverDiner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The half chicken was outstanding. And great service!
  17. w

    waggy

    Edmonton

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service at this restaurant was excellent. The portions were entirely adequate but we both felt that the prices were a little steep
  18. H

    Hannah

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious. Helpful sommelier. Drinks great too. Everything was so fresh. Would come back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at Nostrana every time we visit Portland and it is always a wonderful experience with excellent food.
  20. p

    pamb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, venue and cuisine! We absolutely loved every bite, every minute, every sip!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana was simply amazing! Our server Ben was incredible and gave us wonderful recommendations for food and wine. I’ll definitely come back to Nostrana when I’m back in town!
  22. JN

    JanN

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t wait to return. Our waiter, Ben, was one of the best servers I’ve ever dined with in 3 decades. Food was incredible.
  24. IK

    IrinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, seasoned to perfection! Loved the vibe, drinks were good. Service was top notch! Definitely will be back. Ben our server went above and beyond! Thank you
  25. LS

    LeeS

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner w family
  26. MC

    MaggieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had an amazing experience at Nostrana on Tuesday. The staff was engaging and knowledgeable! The food outstanding! We look forward to our next visit.
  27. DA

    DanA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were very happy for the ease of using the Open Table for reservations. We were seated immediately. The drinks, food and service were great. Plan on a high price tag. You won't regret it.
  28. PH

    PamelaH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was like the best service from the before times. Such a nice change of pace! Food and cocktails were thoughtful and amazing!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went twice this week for my birthday lunch and second time for dessert. Amazing food quality and service
  30. BW

    BruceW

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You just can't go wrong at Nostrana. The food and service are both excellent. Maybe the only challenge is getting a reservation. One of the best spots anywhere for sure.
  31. JL

    JLTPDX

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance and great food as always. Portion sizes were great - not too much that you felt full and not so little that you felt hungry at the end. Courses were timed well so that you weren't rushed.
  32. DG

    DavidG

    Portland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good and the service match the experience. On of the best restaurants in Portland
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, pizza was amazing!!
  34. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to Nostrana for our 10th wedding anniversary and sat in the main dining area. Ambiance and customer service were outstanding, food was fantastic. She had the pan-seared scallops, I had the Lumache alla bolognese; her entree was better than mine. Apps consisted of butter lettuce salad and Cacio e pepe arancini. Nice wine by the glass selection and the tiramisu was delicious.
  35. HB

    HalleyB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great cocktails and pizza. Love that they serve Lambrusco. The hay stack noodles with shrimp was bland. Husband enjoyed the trout. Nice patio environment.
  36. p

    pdxpauls

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    the meal was amazing! - I had the spinach & egg fettuccine with white shrimp, peas, whitefish and lemon-butter sauce. one of the best seafood pastas I've ever tasted!!
  37. DH

    DebbieH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BLT pizza was great! The Gnocchi Alla Romana was superb!! The gnocchi was super light and fluffy. The sauce was so fresh and good. We enjoyed sitting at the pizza oven bar and watching the cooks throw the dough. Great dinner!!
  38. W

    Weddingvisit

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service on a nice patio. Was really a great meal we were visiting from out of town and relying on reviews when we picked. Highly recommend and you can really pick how much you want to spend depending on entrees or pizza. We had some of both and it was all great.
  39. BK

    BetsyK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With friends before a show. Food was wonderful and our server was great. We were in a time crunch and she kept everything going smoothly. Will be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a great experience and the food was very good but it seemed like the table we were at was in a bad position. We were at the last table closest to the kitchen and of course the kitchen walkway close by. The table next to us was open and but it was very close to ours, making the area quite congested.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Nostrana is rated 4.8 stars by 4158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Nostrana

1401 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SE 14th Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 234-2427

  • Private party facilities

    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (888) 981-6046

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