Brooklyn Trattoria

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Brooklyn Trattoria is about good food, good drinks and good service. Our menu features fresh made pasta, select wine, creative cocktails, two happy hours, gelato and more. Brooklyn Trattoria is great for family, friends and anyone who loves great Italian cuisine.
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LJ
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday for our priest!

M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooklyn Trattoria has a friendly staff and the owner frequently visits and interacts with customers. The place has a relaxed neighborhood vibe, and of course, the food is excellent.

MY
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Brooklyn Trattoria three times now and we are never disappointed. The food is delicious and is created with such care. Always a wonderful experience.

VE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and it won't be our last! Great ambiance - decor, lighting, vibe. Excellent service. Fabulous menu selection and the food was delicious! All four of us had something different and it was all excellent! Highly recommend!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming as soon as we arrived! Wonderful staff and the food was amazing! The drinks were incredible!! We weren't expecting the birthday treat for my husband! We had a wonderful night celebrating and can't wait to come back.

KC
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Brooklyn Trattoria over a half dozen times now for dinner, and every time we go it has been excellent! Great service and fantastic food! We have recommended the restaurant to many of our friends, as well as family members, and everyone who has tried it has had nothing but great things to say! Looking forward to our next visit!

MK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Brooklyn Trattoria was wonderful. Not only was the food terrific (fresh, inventive dishes beautifully prepared), the ambiance was exactly what we’re always searching for (great background music, played at conversational levels as well as outstanding acoustics within the walls of the restaurant. Noise doesn’t bounce around and we didn’t have to shout to hear ourselves talk..hallelujah!). The service and hospitality was warm, friendly and professional. The charming owner makes his rounds and meets in customers in person...what a great way to make customers feel welcomed and valued. This’ll be our new go-to restaurant. We love the care and special touches that the owner has thoughtfully executed in this wonderful place.

CM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our dining experience was excellent! The food is always fresh, the plates overflowing with abbondanza, the menu items uniquely Italian and it's all complimented by very professional service. The owner, David, takes care of his customers! We're proud to be regulars...

D
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in the neighborhood and frequent Brooklyn Trattoria on a regular basis. We always have a great experience. Because of our previous visits, we decided to take some friends who were visiting from out of town there for dinner.

At first, my husband said, "are you sure we want to take them to an Italian restaurant...our friends are Italian?" He thought it might be risky to take people whose mom makes her own pizza crust and homemade pasta to a restaurant they could compare to "Mom's Homemade" Italian food.

Well, Brooklyn Trattoria delivered. Our friends were blown away by the food, the staff and the atmosphere. Great job!

JA
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An outstanding Italian dining experience. Highly recommended.

m
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time at Brooklyn Trattoria. Everything, from the service to the food was excellent.

p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Brooklyn Trattoria for a date night. Food and cocktails were delicious. My husband had the Filet Mignon with their Bailey's Martini with a salted caramel rim to drink. I had the Saffron Seafood Linguini with an Earl Grey Blackberry Gimlet. All was delicious! Will definitely visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very nice, sat in bar so area was more lively and intimate, but close to neighbors. The truffle fries were good, the lamb shank and short ribs were excellent. Drink menu fun and servers quite charming and knowledgeable. Very good nice meal for the price. Definitely recommend

JF
London
92 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming a couple of times a month to the restaurant since it opened and it keeps getting better and better!!… I had the best ribeye steak this side of Texas the other night and my wife got her usual wonderful generous portion of salmon over a bed of sautéed kale which was perfectly cooked (and not overly greasy as in many restaurants.) Great wine selection thanks to the owner, manager, and bartender.

r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere - you’d think you’re in a classy NY neighborhood restaurant instead of a Bethany strip mall. Excellent food and service at fair prices.

SJ
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chopped Blue Cheese Salade and Chicken Sausage Alfredo are out of this world!

j
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was good - the support staff was struggling to keep up. Minor issue. Really a great evening.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. We will be back.

PJ
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

New Years Eve dinner.
The place feels warm and a bit swanky, great location for casual or special occasion dining. The food was very good, the service was a bit inexperienced. Dave, the owner, was there making his rounds to make sure everybody was feeling festive and welcome.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Thought dining here would be a fun start our New Year celebration. We had an early dinner reservation. The hostess set a negative tone to the meal by letting us know all the tables were double booked for the night including ours. Just to let us know. The next reservation was in 3 hours! Why even bring it up? The food was fantastic as always and our server was delightful. The hostess returned before we were even finished eating and asked if she could box our food up? Let me put the fork down first! The place was not even busy yet.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was incredible but waited an hour for it to be served. It was so delicious we would definitely go again.

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was okay, nothing special. Both entrees were under seasoned. The atmosphere was very cozy and welcoming and the service was attentive.

RF
Portland
71 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been here several times and always have a very good experience. From the wine to the food and service have never had anything but great things to say about Brooklyn Trattoria.

We had the Arancini that was perfectly crisp on the outside and gooey goodness inside. My wife had the seasonal ravioli which were very good, but could have used a little less of the butter sauce. My Osso Buco was excellent very moist and rich in flavor

On this visit as we were finishing up the man I recognized as the owner came to our table and we chatted. I was asking if he was from Brooklyn and he said no from Texas. When he found out I was from Brooklyn having grown up there we talked food for quite a while. I told him a lot of my trips to see family included "food tours" for things that are not as good as NY. in which I usually bring a box of food back with me

He found out cannoli is probably my favorite dessert, but that I was disappointed with most offerings in Portland. We had not planned on dessert that night as my wife had birthday cake at home. However, the owner was very insistent that I try his cannoli and had (2) sent to the table. I have to say I was very surprised as these were some of the best cannoli that I have had since leaving NY. I had just had some several months back on our last visit.

All I can say to the owner Davis is "Well done"!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Waited over 45 minutes for our food with no explanation for why it was delayed. When food arrived one of the dishes was cold.

LB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooklyn Trattoria is a gem. The food is consistently good and they update their specials. We are never disappointed.

KM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very courteous and helpful manager and staff

JF
London
92 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been Italian week for us… The night before , we ate at Nostrana, a SE Portland classic . There ,we were rushed by the waiter, it was overly noisy, and the food was very good but not great as I remembered. What a contrast compared with BT.
I have been to Brooklyn Trattoria many times since it’s opening and it has progressively gotten better and better and last night was amazing.… The ambience was great.....with calming Italian music, mood lighting in the dining room and bar , and the crowd noise level was low. The service and food were wonderful as always .....especially the bruschetta with the wild mushroom topping which won’t last as the season is coming to an end. I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked. Last night was special because the owner, David, made time to sit and chat with us for a bit and suggest some great wines that we never had tried. Overall I felt like I had dined in a small Tuscan town over an extended dinner and magically appeared back in Portland this morning. If you wait until traffic dies down , it is DEFINITELY worth the 15 minute drive from downtown for a wonderful dinner(experience).

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like the foods

TS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I wanted to like this place so badly that I took my husband there for his birthday. We ordered an appetizer, salads and entrées. The appetizer and salads came at the same time and we rushed to eat them because right on their heels were the entrées. I was still pausing with my fork to my mouth when I asked if they could take my entrée away. And then dessert followed immediately. We were home by 7:15 after making a 6:15 reservation. We live 15 minutes away. I've had more leisurely dinners at a fast food place. Unfortunately, the sauce was flat And the meatballs were hard as a rock and so dense. You shouldn't have to cut a meatball with a knife. I was looking forward to the brussels sprouts but they weren't soft and caramelized. It was like somebody fried them for half a second and then threw a bunch of balsamic on them. It's too bad because it's a cute place.

M
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom over polenta was amazing!!
Service was excellent!!!

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience from beginning to end. Great food and decent portion sizes. Service was attentive and pleasant. We are already planning our next visit.

CS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted to take our friends visiting from out of state to the Brooklyn for dinner. It is one of our favorites and they really enjoyed it too.

JL
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious with large portions. Old Fashioned was just OK but generous pours of wine. It's a fancy restaurant in a not-so-fancy area so you get a mix of date night and casual patrons.

m
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, the owner of the restaurant, came from Brooklyn, NY and tried to duplicate the Italian dishes he knew from the restaurants in Brooklyn. This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant with pasta, special items, and fixed price selections to choose from. There is a bar area serving wine and cocktails. The decor of the restaurant is excellent and the servers very friendly. I recommend the restaurant for any occasion.

BD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious. I really cannot fault Brooklyn for having a packed houses. With their quality of food, it is to be expected.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always kind, and the food is superb! The seasonal ravioli is always a treat. The osso buco is “life-changing”. I’d highly recommend for any special occasion

NS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In all fairness regarding the noise level being low, we were there in the middle of the week on a very stormy evening so not many people there. When full I have no idea. Atmosphere was cozy and warm, service excellent and very friendly, food was delicious. First time we had been there which is sad since we only live a few blocks away but an out of town guest wanted Italian so we decided this was the time to try it. We were all completely satisfied with our meals. My almond salmon dish was amazing!

EA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The entrees that came for the four us were well executed, but I was disappointed with the appetizers and desserts. Both were poorly done and undercooked. The appetizers looked 'slapped together'--where the brussel sprouts were cold and raw--I took them back to the kitchen. The desserts were both undercooked--the cream brulee was runny--did they not make them ahead of time, warming and torching just before serving? The second dessert--apple crisp--was cold and the apples where raw--this was put in the oven but for a few minutes, the corn starch had not thickened, it just ran down to bottom the serving container. Again, the entrees were great--the before and after left were very disappointing--definitely not worth the price that was charged. This will not longer be a restaurant I will take guests, which we did this time, but leave it for a quick pasta meal--good enough for that.

BM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Brooklyn Trattoria are both outstanding. We've been 4 times and are looking forward to number 5! The quality of food is excellent, and it's been consistent each time we've visited. David, the owner, is passionate about the restaurant and clearly takes great pride in everything related to it. His staff is also consistently outstanding. Everything from the appetizers, entrees, desserts and bar menu are delicious. This is an easy 5 star rating.

NN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place e for a night out as a couple or with friends. Our meals were superb and the service excellent. A great experience overall.

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