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Gumba Pasta Parlor

4.8
4.8
106 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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** Patio Dining is NOT reservable and is seated on a walk-in basis** Thank you for your understanding.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 975-5951

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Martinez

  • Neighborhood

    North Portland

  • Cross street

    Alberta Between 17th & 18th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 106 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    justjane

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The layers of flavor were perfect. We all had the Halibut - so impressed. Excellent wine as well. I highly recommend.
  2. D

    Denise

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Fry bread was just oily and bready, spinach artichoke dip was served cold with what felt like large cubes of cream cheese. A lot of the food was overly salted.
  3. J

    Jojo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Gumba! One our favorites and always fun to bring new people!
  4. KJ

    KJKeith

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing. We loved the dishes we ordered, they were a great balance of traditional-ish and creative and delicious-- but I will note that the main dishes we had were pretty heavy, and I wouldn't recommend getting the fry bread also as an appetizer-- though it was great and would be fun if you just were getting drinks. The indoor area is attractive but we found it quite noisy. The outdoor area was pretty big and looked lovely-- but didn't take reservations and was full when we arrived. I think our experience was mainly our server, but what should've been a relaxed celebratory meal felt rushed and stressful. Our server asked for our drinks orders as she gave us the menus, for our food order when we (quickly) ordered drinks, then when she came back again- as we hadn't looked at the menu- she wanted both the appetizer and food orders. We hadn't quite even decided on appetizers but we just put in some orders very quickly because she just seemed really impatient-- and before we knew it the food and appetizer was all arriving simultaneously. No time to chat over a glass of wine or to pick at the appetizer. She didn't offer us dessert menus (I had to ask) -- but after a heavy meal the desserts also looked heavy (something like gelato would've been lovely) and apparently they don't have espresso; if there are dessert wines or digestif drinks they weren't offered. Other groups seemed to be having more relaxed experiences but I felt like we were paying our bill and leaving super fast. I left feeling stressed out and kind of bummed because we'd been looking forward to this all day and we just sort of rushed through the food and left.
  5. MM

    MegM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot and delicious food! A hidden gem in Portland!
  6. MO

    MorganO

    Portland

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good, friendly service. Burrata and charred calamari apps might have stolen the show. Pastas were solid. Would definitely go again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service & delicious food. Cute place, nice vibe. Loved the fry bread with burrata. Just different enough. Seafood spaghetti was delicious but salty & oily. Still, quite tasty. Tagliatelle was loved by my hubby. Split salad really nicely different & full of fun flavors & textures. We’ll be back! It was a bit noisy in the back room, but that just means folks were lively & having fun.
  8. DB

    DawnB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress, Cory(sp?), was outstanding, knowledgeable and attentive. Appetizers outstanding (burrata and fry bread mmmmm good; bruschetta seasoned just right, broiled tomato different but great; crudo refreshingly different). Pasta creative, and delish. Only criticism was the lasagna, suffered with apparent reheating.
  9. A

    Adriana

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had to eat and drink were incredible. Nice environment. 10/10
  10. BK

    BetsyK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space with several different dining areas. The area behind the bar is cozy with amazing wallpaper. The food is outstanding. We throughly enjoyed the service. Friendly yet professional. Wine list met our expectations and our daughters enjoyed the dirty martini’s. We can’t wait to go back!
  11. BL

    BarbaraL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent !! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  12. LO

    LOMax

    Portland

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside. The service was excellent. There were 5 of us. We were delighted by 2 appetizers (calamari and burrata/fry bread), 2 salads, and all 4 pastas. Everything was excellent. The pastas were all different, and all rivaled dishes you would get in Italy. My wife and I spent a month in Italy a few weeks ago. The squid ink pasta with seafood I had at Gumbas was as good as a dish I had in a great restaurant in Venice. This has become one of many great Italian restaurants in Portland.
  13. TD

    TaylorD

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and great service. They sat us with 13 and made room on a Saturday night for us, the drinks, food and service were all top notch. Could not recommend more!
  14. A

    Allison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The spaghettini was divine. The fry bread with burrata is a must. The decor was chic. Location is right on Alberta, hard to miss.
  15. CM

    CathyM

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant with great food and service. Portions are big. So split a salad, order the fry bread and burrata, and select any of the pastas on the menu - our table tried 3 of the 4 offered. - All tremendous. Fun place, great food. Can't ask for much more!
  16. TS

    TrishS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food: Fantastic! The house made burrata and fry bread as well as the cannoli gets a solid 10/10 from us! The Service: Excellent! The Ambience: Great vibe, perfect for romantic dinner, meal with friends or even solo dining.
  17. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience at Gumba and every dish was well prepared and absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly, helpful, and funny and the prices were very fair. We will be back many times in the future!
  18. LS

    LindreaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff accommodated our request for outside table for 8 with a smile. Our server was exceptionally helpful, as our party ranged from children under 12 to adults in mid-70’s. Food was outstanding: creative and tasteful. Cocktails and wine exceptional. Thank you for a lovely family outing!
  19. JR

    JRenee

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been wanting to try this place and was finally able. Fry bread is amazing, staff is friendly and helpful with making selections. Well done Gumba!
  20. L

    Larijon

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered 5 courses. EVERYTHING was superb. I loved to crusted halibut, a very large piece. The first three items all incorporated a bit of fire.
  21. AN

    AvaaaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great time - there was good food, an innovative menu, and really helpful staff!
  22. KD

    KentD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went hungry for pasta and we were not disappointed. We started with the fried bread and artichoke dip - really good. My wife had tagliatelle short rib and she loved it. I had squid ink pasta with scallops, mussels and clams - lovely. A nice, reasonably priced bottle of Vermintino. We sat outside and watched Alberta Street walk by - all in all, what could be better?
  23. c

    cathop

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu was small yet everything sounded yummy so it was still difficult to make a choice. I can’t speak for the other items on the menu, but we delighted with our choices. Will definitely return. The food was incredibly good.
  24. b

    becenevem

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I have to say if I hadn't been here several times before and had had outstanding experiences before, my review might be better, but it was pretty disappointing compared to previous experiences. They have 4-5 appetizer options and 2 were not available; we asked for bread which "they had run out of". They didn't have 1 of the 5 main dishes. They also didn't have one of the coctails listed (of course, the one I wanted to have). Then they brought our entrees out without our salads ever showing up before. They asked if we still wanted them, so they started making the salads then. (I would've expected them not to charge us for the salads after this, but they did.) I do have to say our waiter was kind and professional and apologetic about all issues, and the food that we did have was tasty and fairly priced.
  25. C

    Crystal

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gumba does not disappoint! Unless you’re vegan and they run out of the Monday vegan entrée, but thankfully I got the last one! So I definitely advise calling ahead if you’re counting on that vegan meal. Also don’t sleep on the vegan fry bread! Cocktails were great too, it’s our go-to date spot.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to Portland. I did research on foodie spots. This was one of them. We were sat immediately, as we had reservations. We started off with the burrata- so good! All three of our entrees were wonderful! The tagliatelle was my favorite.Great wine list. Dessert also excelled. Especially the banana bread. The staff was attentive. They did forget to bring me a coffee with dessert. But the wine just had to fill in more ( wink wink). The ambiance was bustling in all the good ways.
  27. t

    txhorns

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of 2022! Food was simply delicious! Can't wait to go back!
  28. S

    Schloime

    Portland

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Wine prices high for the pour. Excellent selection of wines from small vineyards.
  29. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food , and super cool vibe .
  30. CA

    CindyA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 60th birthday dinner.
  31. DN

    DonaldN

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fry bread and house made burrata with the spring salad were an excellent starter shared by three. The halibut was cooked to perfection. Great, friendly service. Highly recommend.
  32. B

    Bruncher

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were SPECTACULAR! I had the risotto and steak special, which will haunt me in the best way.
  33. C

    Casey

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience for our birthday celebration! Food was divine, especially the Pappardelle! Excellent cocktails…loved the spicy pepper-infused tequila drink. Wallpaper in the bar was gorgeous and made for a lovely atmosphere. Big thanks to Rex & Tori for exceptional service and fun factor!
  34. JP

    JerryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent fish pasta, with a good wine recommended by the server. The outdoor music was a bit too loud.
  35. M

    Mindy

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Craved pasta and it did not disappoint! So good.
  36. L

    Louis

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food and drinks were amazing!!!
  37. AR

    AmiR

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious! We had the pappardelle and the pesto special & both were amazing! The seating (bench with pillow) was okay, but all in all, a great night out!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing! We had the Fazzoletti and the Pappardelle, and while I came for the fresh pasta I was blown away with what they did with it. It was all so delicious. The portion size do not leave you feeling hungry, we even had leftovers which we inhaled the next day. The burrata was excellent, and I enjoyed my cocktail.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! But I missed the notification that vaccination proof was still required.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing little Italian restaurant. The menu selection isn’t too big but that isn’t an issue as everything they have is delicious! I particularly recommend starting with the fry bread and house made burrata. The ambiance is nice, great, attentive staff, and a nice little bar in the back. Also, the prices are very reasonable for such high quality food. We’ll definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gumba Pasta Parlor using the Order Online button. Gumba Pasta Parlor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 975-5951.

Gumba Pasta Parlor is rated 4.8 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gumba Pasta Parlor

1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alberta Between 17th & 18th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    North Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Martinez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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