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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (85)
Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (70)
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Local Ingredients (67)
Notable Wine List (63)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Authentic (51)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Worth the Drive (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Casual (37)
Romantic (36)
Bar Seating (36)
Comfort Food (33)
Fun (33)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Great for Lunch (26)
Seasonal (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Hot Spot (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Cozy (18)
Healthy (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
People Watching (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Organic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was awesome and had a great time with friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

GO HERE. The food in unreal. We had so much fun at Nostrana. You’ll love it.

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

It was great as always.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

I visit Nostrana about once a month. The menu is always terrific, some new items, some reliable favorites. Nostrana is my go-to restaurant for so many reasons. Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

A visit to Nostrana is always a rewarding experience. This most recent visit was on Valentines Day for lunch. While the food was really good as usual, service was quite slow due to the large dining crowd.

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great service. The radicchio salad was not as good as usual, too much vinegar & they forgot the parm.
My tagliana steak was perfectly cooked but came cold.

The baked apple crisp was perfection !!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Love the delicious food

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great pizzas!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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 .

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is always delicious and creative. Menu updated daily. So many "must-haves" on the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Consistently great in everything that matters--taste, quality, service and variety. Speedy, but worth it.

Try the quintessential Negroni and the Butterscotch Budino!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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 ...

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Nostrana was fantastic. The staff was kind and helpful, the food was phenomenal and the wine was delicious. It was easy to make a reservation and perfect for a business dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Nostrana is fantastic in every way. Wonderful food, great wine list, professional and nice wait staff. Overall an A++

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Christopher our server did a fantastic job taking care of us. The food was delicious, and the wine recommendation was perfect. The birthday candle and limoncello was the perfect finish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Our go to for Birthday dinners and we love the happy hour menu!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Sat at bar, great cocktails, food and service. Will be back more frequently.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Let’s just say we drove down from Seattle just to have dinner with friends. Keep up the great work!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Perfection. We always love dining at Nostrana!!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding service and great food

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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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 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As always, it was fantastic.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great meal, as always. This is one of our most favorites.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great atmosphere and service!! FOH spot on!!!

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 (London)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Jasmine was a fantastic server. The food was delicious. The ambience was fabulous. I'd go again in a heartbeat. Loved it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Phenomal! Perfect night for two, our waiter did a great job taking care of us and checking in consistently. Get the budino!!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I love the minds of the chefs here. Their signature salad is always amazing, but so is their soup, which is always different and always remarkably delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nostrana is very consistent and remains one of the top choices in PDX for lunch or dinner.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Nostrana is always fantastic. We return again and again, most recently for Gnocchi Thursday. Love it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I took some friends for the special olive oil dinner. the food was terrific and I enjoyed meeting the wine maker/ olive oil grower.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Perfect. As always, could not have been better for an impromptu date night. Tried a new pizza and it was spectacular, as was the brisket. Always a winnner.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always great food drink and exceptional service

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food and service were very good, but I was very disappointed that they had zero gluten free breads or pastas.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Had a great dinner. Everyone was happy. A must have are the brussel sprouts.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

On the top of our list of places to eat! Our waitress Heather always remembers us, we have great conversation and the food is always outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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