Nostrana is proud to replace tipping with a universal 20% Service Charge added to all bills in support of providing a professional and equitable pay scale 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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
radicchio, parmigiano, cæsar-style dressing rosemary -sage croutons
Grilled Sea Scallops
prosecco sauce, Ayers Creek Zolfino beans, roasted broccoli & sunchokes
Service was outstanding.
I found the lasagna too rich. Just my taste. The Budino was celestial !
Delicious. Every dish was succulent, delicious flavors cooked to perfection. Service was top notch.
Nostrana was very crowded so we were invited to eat at Enotecta, less crowded and quieter. We have eaten at Nostrana a lot, and as time has passed, the food has become more hit and miss. The radicchio salad was excellent as always. The wine the sommelier suggested was very good. However, the "Arrbiata" with Octopus was sub-standard. In the first place, arribiata is not improved by the Octopus, and the Octopus was not improved by the arribiata. A bad combination. The arribiata alone was not well made, and the octopus tasteless. I had had one of the best gelatos at Nostrana years back, I ordered a different one, with an eggnog flavor, it was tasteless and overly sweet. The espresso was good. My partner's Italian fish stew good, but not excellent.
Another remarkable and memorable meal at Nostrana to celebrate our anniversary!
We each had a delicious dinner of Grilled Beef Tagliata that was practically fork tender and melted in our mouths. We ordered three sides...Fried Purple Brussels Sprouts, Parmigiano Mashed Potatoes, and the tangy Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage. Honestly, who doesn't mix a bit of cabbage with their potatoes in every bite. Yummy goodness! I ended my meal with my all-time favorite, their Butterscotch Budino, enjoying tiny bites of the rich, creamy custard exploding with just the right amount of sea salt. My husband devoured his Chocolate Budino quickly...enough said. The Nostrana signature chicken candle helped us celebrate our 35 years together as we both blew out the flame.
I was happy to find the restaurant busy and full of smiling faces. I was also pleased to have my vaccine card and ID checked as we checked in for our 7:00 PM reservation.
I would be remiss to not mention our delightful server, Trevyn. She recommended the perfect wine and actually took the time to chat briefly each time she visited our table. She was mindful of our needs but not obtrusive. She actually made our night all that much more special...and we sincerely thank her. Nostrana is lucky to have her.
Nostrana, job well done!
Incredible atmosphere and phenomenal cuisine! Our server was fantastic and very knowledgeable.
Excellent food, good vegetarian options (sides), not too much black pepper.
Absolutely some of the best, authentic Italian food in the Northwest. I will say the background music was too loud but other than that, a lively dinner.
Delicious everything, great service and beautiful ambiance!
Great food, great wine list, great ambiance at Enoteca for dinner
Great restaurant that lived up to its reviews. The parking was a bit of a challenge, so allow time for that, but other than that everything was excellent.
This one of our favorite restaurants in Portland! Great place to celebrate special occasions with their amazing dining space and great food. Something for the whole family even though it higher end.
First time back to one of our Portland area favorites in over two years. The food is as good as ever … I had the baked trout which was prepared perfectly. The skin was deliciously crispy, I enjoyed every bite. The service was excellent as always which is a major reason we keep coming back. Highly recommend Nostrana.
This is one of Portland's great restaurants, one we enjoy returning to again and again. We are so pleased they have reopened inside--and so pleased they now require proof of vaccination to dine inside.
They promote their 20% service charge to replace the tip but then also want you to leave an additional tip for the server. The food was excellent, but this additional request sent with the bill was a big turnoff, especially when bill folder expressly says how they are replacing tipping with the service charge.
I took my husband here for his birthday. They made it a special day!
Excellent atmosphere and food. Amazon authentic Italian pizza—one of the best I’ve had outside of Italy
Great service from the bartender and great food!! I'm glad we were able to get reservations. We'll be back!
Our server Gina was amazing. Food was incredible.
Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food & outstanding service!
Nostrana never fails -- the food, the service -- all outstanding as usual. Also: as a person with a hearing loss, I am happy that they have also installed new ceiling art and lights that help to dampen the sound -- it was greatly improved.
We had a wonderful time celebrating an early Thanksgiving with family. The service was incredible, the food and drinks were fabulous, and the overall experience was one we will remember for a long time.
The food at Nostrana never disappoints. Pastas, polenta, sides the best in town.
The service and food was good, the only thing that I didn’t like is that there was a 20% service charge, which I thought would go to my server and I would have been glad to tip, but then was informed it went towards paying the whole staff a higher wage. I ended tipping the server more over the 20% and I definitely don’t think 40 % tip worth the experience. Beware of this service charge before you dine there. I think it should be the owners paying their staff a fair wage not the customers.
Wonderful atmosphere. Delightful server. Knowledgeable Somalia. Delicious food.
Nostrana is always amazing, I can't wait to go back!
Delicious Italian Food, worth every mouthful, from signature cocktails to dessert!
This is not only one of the best restaurants in Portland, it is also one of the most consistent. The Florentine steak should be rated as one of the best steaks in the city. Amazing.
We (six of us) had a wonderful time. The service and ambience were excellent. The food was very good!!
An elegant place for a special dinner. There are 2 indoor seating areas as well as a covered patio. The food was fabulous. The service was exceptional. Vaccination required - hooray! Let's protect our friends in the restaurant world and each other!
So freakin delicious ! Pizza AMAZING, gnocchi melts in your mouth, we also had to best sea scallops of my life
Some of the best, authentic Italian food in and around the PNW, good wine-by-the-glass menu too.
The atmosphere at Nostrana is top notch. It is very cozy and you feel welcomed the minute you open the door. The food was superb! We had radicchio salads, and wood fire pizza that were both delicious..the fruit crisp was amazing, and perfect for the Fall menu. Highly recommend dining there.
fantastic meal: warm, thoughtful servers and just food that tastes and looks great. Couldn't ask for anything more for a special meal with a friend.
Great food, great service, good practices for these Covid times.
Great dinner at Nostrana. Food and service were top notch.
Always a huge fan of Nostrana please keep up the good work!
Outstanding food and the ambiance has been really improved with new hanging acoustic sculptures and ceiling lighting!!
Great service provided. Servers mentioned our food took a little longer than expected, but I really wouldn’t have even noticed had they not mentioned it. Appetisers we’re brought out quickly. Drink refills were quick. Staff was very knowledgeable about what would pair well together and gave great explanations.
Delicious food and a wonderful staff!
Nostrana is rated 4.8 stars by 3767 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.