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

Nostrana

4.8
4.8
4096 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 45 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 4,096 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Hot Spot

  • Portland

    Notable Wine List

  • Portland

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quick service, lovely staff and all of our dishes were delicious! It was our first experience, we will definitely be back.
  2. JC

    JeffC

    Portland

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We booked at last minute, so we had to site at the p;izza bar, which turned out to be so much fun, I will probably book a seat there from now on. Needless to say, it was packed, but we had excellent service. We shared the chickpea and tuna salad and the ribeye; both were excellent and perfectly prepared. The wine steward had a very good recommendation for the ribeye, and our main server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. All and all, the usual excellent and consistent dinner at Nostrana.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was pretty expensive for the quality and preparation. I got gnocchi and was unpleasantly surprised to find out that the gnocchi wasn’t made with potatoes at all and was instead basically a semolina puck that might as well have been mashed potatoes next to sauce. The drinks we ordered were okay but kinda lacking in a balanced flavor (too bitter/ too sweet).
  4. AE

    AndyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is prepared with great thoughtfulness. The outdoor space is wonderfully for those if us who are still being covid careful. The service is exceptional too.
  5. SQ

    SusanaQ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Our experience started out negatively when one of the hosts, the tall fair fellow, actually yelled at us to follow him from the bar next door to our table; when we said we needed to check out with the bartender (as explained to us by the other host earlier) he said no and yelled again “FOLLOW ME!”. We were taken aback as one can imagine. The rest of our service was OK but we felt rushed, always being asked ‘are you ready to order yet?”. Some dishes were delicious, others like the bruschetta and stuffed pappardelle were somewhat bland…and the mushroom pizza was extremely dry and uninteresting. The sommelier however, was terrific. Not a great experience for the money and the experience of being yelled at will stay with us.
  6. LC

    LisaC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience overall. So much thorough thought and detail has gone into providing guests a great, seamless experience. Very knowledgeable and helpful for my several food intolerances, and happy to assist me which is rare. Thank you for a great anniversary date night!
  7. JV

    JayV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly helpful staff, they were able to provide excellent pairings of wine to the various courses and helped me out with the food selection. The food was some of the best Italian that I've had recently, simple and delicious.
  8. BE

    BethE

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is never noisy and the atmosphere tells you before you even get a menu that this place is special! We've never had a bad meal here. The staff are incredibley knowledgeable about the spirits, wines, all menu items and ask good questions to help you decide what suits you. This is place we take out of town guests to show off why Portland is listed as a truly "foody paradise"
  9. S

    Stacey

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was great. We sat at the bar and Michael the bartender was polite and accommodating. Memorable first-time experience.
  10. H

    Hard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely evening. Incredible staff committed to our satisfaction, helpful and knowledgeable. For an upscale evening i highly recommend it.
  11. b

    beautypriestess

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    It has been several years since I dined at Nostrana, was one of my favorite places. We were fortunate to get a patio table at the last minute. Nostrana salad is different than I remember and fresh and delicious. The gnocchi with morels and asparagus was really really lovely with some cheese added. We ordered the roasted trout, which was a bit bland surprisingly, and the roasted chicken, which was perfect in very way. Our server seemed inexperienced and inattentive; clumsy opening the wine and brought an ice bucket as an afterthought for our white wine. Didn't refill our glasses once and was Uber-casual. We had to ask for a knife to cut the chicken as we were sharing plates. I recall Nostrana staff being very attentive and skilled, making the meal extra wonderful, but we felt as if we were on our own. I chalk it up to pandemic life.
  12. L

    Lewisv

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Seemed Rushed, makes sense since the tips are already set before you eat.
  13. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about dining at this establishment. It takes me back to Italy!
  14. TS

    TomS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, nice patio setting, ample parking. We will be going back.
  15. GB

    GalinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great choice of food options. We ordered pasta and it was delicious. Nice setting on the patio.
  16. SH

    SuzyH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate out on the Nostrana patio on a beautiful summer night to celebrate our anniversary- it was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Starters and salad were excellent, main dishes were very hit or miss, pasta is very basic and underwhelming, steak dish was overseasoned but trout was tasty. Server did a good job offering alternative.
  18. SN

    SusanN

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location/environment are lovely; staff delightful; food fabulous; prices reasonable. What more could we ask for?
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of the best dinners myself and friends have ever had! Radicchio Caesar Tuna Tataki Rib eye 2 1/2lbs to die for! Pizza! Mash potatoes!!!! All were absolutely amazing!!!! My new favorite spot!!!!!
  20. N

    Nurzenez

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought family from out of town! Great experience! Service and food was exceptional
  21. L

    Louise

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got a last minute reservation on a fluke - with three hours before we had to fly back to DC on a red-eye, going home after a week of hiking Oregon Coast. Showed up at wrong address (due to my error on GPS), so we were 15 mins late and the staff could not have been nicer, despite fact that the restaurant was jam-packed. Food and service were phenomenal. The green salad and braised pork shoulder were truly sublime, finished with chocolate sorbet to and cappuccino. Such a perfect end to a lovely week in Oregon. Big thumbs up to good, service and coverall ambience of Nostrand. A truly special place.
  22. CJ

    CJZView

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to share Nostrana with some friends who had never dined there. As always it was an exceptional meal! The current pasta menu is off the charts, pizza always stellar and the meat dishes never disappoint. An wonderfully enjoyable evening!
  23. d

    derf

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, great service, and food was overall very satisfying. My wife had a scallops dish that was great. I had a bolognese that was very good, but I’ve had better. The raddichio salad was amazing. We got 4 of their veggie side dishes. The asparagus was very good. Mustard greens were well cooked, but just kind of bitter. Bacon wrapped green onion dish was very tasty, but some of the bacon pieces were undercooked. Service was prompt and attentive. Drinks came out fast, even though the place was packed. A+ Dessert was very tasty as well. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back, either for an intimate dinner or with a larger group
  24. P

    Plouongeonaut

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    8.5 Epic staff. Food was delicious and unexpected. Good volume for great conversation. Highly recommend.
  25. GB

    GaylonB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Artistically made, wonderful food with attentive staff. Extensive wine list, white and red. Can get pretty loud when busy.
  26. C

    Channah

    Portland

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner; everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Outstanding waitstaff / love that the tip goes to all! Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  27. j

    janenw

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gnocchi night is always good. The wine is always good. The atmosphere is always good. What more to say? Go here
  28. BR

    BradR

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. What more can I say. Yours is our favorite restaurant in all of Portland. Please never go away.
  29. TW

    ToriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could dip anything in the Insalata salad dressing and would drink bottles of the Number 3 sauce, but it’s also delicious on any of their fresh pastas if you are in that too.
  30. M

    Matt

    Portland

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a table of three. We haven’t been in for quite awhile. We do eat/drink out a bit so we inevitably compare and contrast food and drinks to others we’ve had. The offerings here are very good. Portions are ample, nicely presented. If different from what we’ve had, what we’ve made, what we might prefer, we understand every chef and bartender has their take and signatures. So all were very good presentations of Italian fare and we definite will come back. Service was pleasant. Noise level made conversation difficult but it definitely is lively and makes for an energetic night out. We had a good time.
  31. WG

    WillyG

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have been to Nostrana many times with family, friends, and by ourselves. We celebrated our anniversary there last night and it was such a great experience. We bypassed wine and went for classic and delicioius Negroni cocktails. My wife had one of their excellent pizzas. I had roast chicken with amazing spicy onion glaze on top. We split a lovely Radicchio salad as always. We ended with a light and delicate Chocolate Budino, though it was hard to pass up the sorbets. The ambience of the room was perfect. Nostrana is the place to go when you want to celebrate.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s nice to find a restaurant that stays open past 9.
  33. A

    Alex

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing every time I have been here. From the service to the food, best Italian restaurant in Portland.
  34. CD

    CourtneyD

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always consistently good as is the service. A great place for a night out.
  35. YW

    YvetteW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Food came out quickly and delicious.
  36. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to get off the farm for the weekend and headed to Portland to take in some culture (Beethoven's 9th), see some friends, and check out some chefs. We started with dinner at Nostrana. Lovely setting, busy; even with reservations we had to wait about 10 minutes, which is acceptable; they'd wait 10 minutes for us. Very friendly, attentive, and fun staff. We started with the two salads on the menu -radicchio, and butter lettuce - both superb. Entrees were the scallops, trout, and ragu - all superb. Outstanding wine list. Highly recommended. We'll be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was outstanding!
  38. SE

    SERGE

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience, and service and delicious food. The somallier Isa great touch and Bernadette is quite knowledgeable. Ariella has impeccable timing and grace
  39. SB

    ScottB

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, very great gnocchi, great and friendly service.
  40. J

    Jeanne

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from Chev, who is worth his weight in gold. He has a pleasing personality, is attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating.

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 4096 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 45 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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