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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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (105)
Fit for Foodies (102)
Special Occasion (94)
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Neighborhood Gem (80)
Local Ingredients (78)
Notable Wine List (77)
Creative Cuisine (74)
Authentic (73)
Good for Anniversaries (71)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Worth the Drive (64)
Handcrafted Cocktails (56)
Good for Groups (52)
Casual (47)
Bar Seating (47)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Romantic (45)
Fun (42)
Seasonal (41)
Comfort Food (40)
Business Meals (39)
Hot Spot (36)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Happy Hour (28)
Healthy (28)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
People Watching (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Cozy (19)
Organic (18)
Late-night Find (16)
Disabled Access (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The menu was hard to decipher so we ended up ordering a pizza. Not the best pizza...undercooked and floppy. The pasta dishes looked much better than our pizza. The wine list was great and the wine steward was very knowledgeable.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

One of our favorite Portland restaurants easily in the top five

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Reservation worked perfectly, service was very good. Food was OK, but not great. But the price was too much for OK, the food should have been great. Of the four meals the side dish of baby kale with bacon was the best part.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best pasta we’ve had linguine with ham and mushroom - and spaghetti with bread crumbles and roe - both great. Wine - Chianti was terrific. Very busy on a Sat night make reservations.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place has a good vibe - spacious room, busy, festive atmosphere. Great food. Wide range of prices. Romantic dining for two or group round-up works here. Still a fresh and novel experience despite being one of Portland’s older restaurants. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything from the food to the service was amazing! Great wine selection and charcuterie and the trout was delicious. This place always delivers.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place to eat amazing food, get the apple crisp!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great spot! Delicious, unique Italian cuisine! Great service!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our waiter bent over backwards for us. Everything was served in a timely manner and exactly as we ordered. I love Nostranna and will be going more often, especially with friends. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Another wonderful meal at my favorite business lunch spot!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was our first visit to Nostrana after reading previous reviews. We made a reservation as recommended on their Web site. Having traveled/lived in Italy, we knew we'd be able to split the main course with so much good food between appetizers, sides, salads, soups, and dessert. Perfectly Italian thin crust which must be eaten with a fork and knife, the sauce was perfect not too sweet, not too salty, perhaps San Marzano tomatoes(?). We brought our 2 year old and the wait staff was wonderful with him. Our food came out on time and with the flow of our eating pace. The flavors are fresh and reminded me very much of our travels to Italy. We will be coming back and will be newly acquired regulars for Nostrana. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I always go to Nostrana for their salted - caramel budino. The rest of he meal was also excellent, good wine, pasta and nice salad, but the dessert is always my high point.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our overall experience was wonderful for celebrating our the-day-we-met anniversary. Counter seating was perfect for watching the chefs in the kitchen working their magic. Bar service was no different than table service, and food and drink was all delightful. Will always recommend Nostrana!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Dee-licious ! Dee-Vicious !Dee-licious !Dee-licious !

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic meal with wonderful service. A real gem of a place

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food, great service, beautiful ambiance.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Highly recommend Nostrana the food was excellent!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

this restaurant is our go to favorite for casual during the week and special occasions. Service is polished and elegant. Pizza is the best in Portland but all of the other dishes are outstanding.
I love their negronis and wines are VERY well thought out..

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I love Nostrana, but the noise level is way too high, and whoever choses the music doesn't pay attention to what adults like.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food and service. Very nice ambience. We love bringing our guests here.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Nostrana has always maintained consistent quality.
The Nostrana salad a radicchio based caesar salad has always been our favorite along with their pizzas.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

First time here and plan to return! Great space and the food was excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

my favorite restaurant in portland. consistently fabulous!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Evening out with friends and family was a joy at Nostrana. The wait staff was attentive and the food was both tasty and well presented.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best pizza in town. Always crowded so the noise can sometimes be bothering.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had people in from out of town and the food and service were really great. Had the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, an assortment of pastas and dessert. Really solid wine list and knowledgeable staff!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sorry to report we did not like our meals very much. The pizza was bland and didnt care for the beef and pork ragu ,,nocci wasnt very good. Was very disappointed that on a Thursday no pasta was served. Way overpriced.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent, classic Italian cuisine, perfectly prepared every time, and noteworthy for its consistent and expert service. Outstanding wine list, mostly Italian (of course), and outstanding wine staff. Don't miss the butterscotch Budino for dessert, a national landmark. Comfortable dining room, but a bit noisy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fantastic first visit - atmosphere, service & food were all outstanding. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was our family of 5's first time eating at Nostrana but it won't be our last. From the appetizer plate to the home-made gelato, everything was outstanding. We all ordered different entrees so everyone could sample. From the crab pizza to the shrimp pasta, to the trout all the dishes were exceptional. All the sauces were flavorful and rich complements to the dishes themselves. This restaurant is a winner.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food. The crab pizza and Nostrana salad were phenomenal!

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