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
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
tomato, basil, mozzarella
tomato, garlic, wild oregano
Gnocchi alla Romana
Baked semolina gnocchi. House mozzarella, tomato, porcini, rosemary, cream
The food and drinks were amazing as always and the service was spectacular! Love being able to safely eat outside and enjoy a wonderful evening!
Fantastic food - beautiful outdoor seating area. The Caesar salad and bolognese pasta were amazing!
Delicious Food! Maintained COVID 19 protocol with ease. Created a space in the parking lot with nice touches. Very welcoming and attentive.
Amazing, as always
Supporting a good local restaurant during the C-19 restriction challenges is important. There is a 90 minute limit on dining which results in not a great experience.
Everything about our COVID-safe dining experience was perfection. They have always done it right here, and I feel confident they always will.
We have been to Nostrana many times and really enjoy everything. The wait person was helpful but it took us probably 40 minutes to order. Very frustrating to say the least.
We understand the extreme COVID circumstances but it would have been way easier having someone explain food and wine. We’ll wait to return until things get a bit more normal.
Perfect COVID friendly dining experience. Delicious food and wine, easy ordering system, friendly staff. Will definitely come back!
The covid protocol
S make sense and do t distract from the meal. Excellent food. Excellent service. A perfect birthday dinner.
Delightful experience. Many thanks fo the creative and much appreciated outdoor dining.
Loved the whole experience! Wonderful food, exceptionally conscientious service under Covid situation, lovely to dine out with some elegance❤️
Nostrana is back! Our dinner was divine and the staff was not only gracious but extremely careful about health issues so safety was no issue at all. We enjoyed the outdoor tenting and greenery that surrounded it.. The outdoor setting in no way interfered with our comfort or the quality of the food. All dishes were lovely, especially the cappellini with Marcella Hazan tomato/butter sauce, the radiatore. We are still swooning over the butterscotch budino. We will be coming back soon!
Absolutely awesome. Even during Covid. I actually LOVE the ordering system and could totally get behind that as a long term option. The food was wonderful and the patio was charmingly appointed. It was a lovely experience
I always love the food at nostrana and it just wasn’t as good this time. The bread was stall as were the cookies. My pasta was a little over cooked. I get the mama’s butter pasta every time I go so I’ve experienced it before many times.
The food was excellent as always! Love how they have adapted to the pandemic. Miss the gnocchi, but my tastebuds were Satisfied!
A great adaption to present conditions with the quality of food and ambience being the at the same stellar level. A really enjoyable and delicious experience.
Great food, good cocktails and excellent service. The competition is tough in Portland though...so many great places with new and exciting dishes/drinks. I think there is some room for some expansion of ideas here.
wonderful evening spent at Nostrana. They took extra care to keep everyone safe during COVID and they have it down to a science. Mobile ordering and table side service yet they still managed to make us feel welcomed. the Negronis helped. Our food was delicious and well prepared. Thanks!
Love the food, but ordering from a phone just ain’t it. Understandable COVID adjustments to keep the community and staff safe, but seemed a little over the top
Food was amazing and when staff was engaged they were lovely.
The CV Tent was well done, as upscale as practicality would allow... food delivered to a side table was OK... I had to tip the guy moving the food from the side table to our table. (that would be me ; )
Food was tasty as always... could have selected a different Rosé Sparkler... probably should have brought my own.
Everything was great! They’re doing a great job in COVID-era dining.
The outdoor dining had a weird smell, it was warm enough but the smell was off putting for sure. The food was just okay, nothing to write home about, the broccoli was definitely over cooked and soggy, the pasta was cooked well but was cold and the ragu was basically sauce less. The best part was the dessert. Came from out of town and was recommended this restaurant from our hotel. The covid protocols were a little intense and having little to no interaction with staff kind of takes away from a dining experience.
The raddicio salad w Cesar dressing was great. Braised pork was flavorless and stuffed pappardelle was mediocre. Service was rather sparse. The whole experience was disappointing unfortunately because we really have had fun there in the past. I wish them the best and will try again when everything is back to normal.
Went there to celebrate out-of-state family member's birthday. We sat outside in an open tent so plenty of fresh air. They have heaters so we were cozy. Love the ordering system, scan the barcode on the table then open the menu on the phone, choose the items then submit. We consolidated the order but it's a great system even when going dutch. Foods were delicious, esp pizzas. Caveat is you can't select the tip amount, it's fixed at 20%...What if you want to tip more? Friendly staff bring out the food and place them on a table set up next to yours, then you can pass the food around, like family style. It's obvious they really gave thoughts to how to adapt to this Covid situation, and glad we found a place where our fam can get together to dine out to enjoy good food & good company, safely.
Perhaps it was a covid thing but I wouldn’t waste my money and or time on this place. Pork chop was served cold and rare, YES RARE. 20 minute dessert wasn’t even cooked. Sorry Nostrana but Ava Genes is far superior.
I love that Nostrana has created an outdoor dining area with heat lamps. But there is so little contact with the servers, and I felt the overall experience was lacking. They put your food on a table near your table, they stand 6 feet away from you, and it just feels rather cold. I look forward to when they reopen at full service. the food was a bit cold. This was expecially noticeable with the pizza. I think that they may need to adjust their temperatures to account for the fact that they are serving outdoors and quite far from the kitchen. Overall I think I will wait until their dining room is open again to eat here. If you are not yet vaccinated, it could be a good option, because it's quite safe.
Setting was very covid aware while still feeling elegant. Nicely done. And, of course, the food was delicious!
After receiving my second Covid shot, this was my first dinner out that I was not eating on paper plates at a picnic table. Nice to go back to one of my favorite Italian restaurants even before Covid. The safety measures were in place, you ordered your food via phone and they placed the food on another table next to you. Tables were far apart and many plants and heaters added to the atmosphere you were dining out. The tuna and chickpea starter and the famous radicchio salad are always my favorites. Their tiramisu is a delight.
Congratulations and hope to be dining in with you soon!
Phenomenal wood fired pizza, pasta and drinks! The atmosphere inside the tent was lovely and we appreciated the covid protocol. Can’t wait to dine inside someday!
Hands down best Italian food in the PNW! Gorgeous outdoor patio, amazing food, great service, fantastic price. Will definitely be back!
We were disappointed. The ordering system was not working well. We had to get support from the staff. A simple glass of wine snagged our entire order. The staff was apologetic, but it took us a long time to complete our order for 4 diners. In addition, the food, which we have always loved (pre-covid), was not up to par and definitely not up the the pricing. We won't give up on Nostrana but we will wait for regular dining before we return.
Nostrana's has remained one of our favorite restaurants for the last 15 years! We were a bit hesitant, since it was our first dinner outing during the pandemic, but they were great! We felt very safe, and it was clear that they take the health of their wait staff seriously too. And the food was as amazing as ever. Wonderful!
It was our first real sit-down restaurant in over a year so a great treat to feel safe and have an exciting menu to choose from. When were entered the tent we found the music too loud to have the conversation we'd hoped for. My friend mentioned that to the person showing us to our table and, by God, they accommodated us and turned it down! We had a lovely time, enjoyed the food and liked the Covid changes.
Dinner on Nostrana’s patio was a healing experience after more than a year without dining out. ♥️
Great covid protocols in place, and telnet make it so easy and convenient. Try and make a reservation when the weather is nice for the tent.
Amazing dinner in Nostrana’s tent. Excellent service and super safe. Food, as always was outstanding.
Great outdoor dining under the big tent. The rigatoni was delicious as usual.
It was wonderful to be back. You all did a super job at setting up a beautiful venue. The butter lettuce salad was one of the best things we've eaten in a year. Thank you!
You can order delivery directly from Nostrana using the Order Online button. Nostrana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 234-2427.
Nostrana is rated 4.5 stars by 3454 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.