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Gumba Pasta Parlor

4.7
4.7
124 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Please Note**
** Patio Dining is NOT reservable and is seated on a walk-in basis** Thank you for your understanding.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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  • Order online

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 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland

    Best Overall

  • Portland

    Best Ambiance

  • Portland

    Hot Spot

  • Portland

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. O

    Ocfoodie

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Burrata and fry bread was delicious. Our main dish pastas were fine - a little obvious trying to be different but didn’t live up to the hype. Menu options a little too limited. Cannoli was greasy and overly sweet.
  2. LS

    LouieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good, but not great. One dish was lukewarm, other was a little bland, got our wine about 10 mins after food. The servers were nice. The burrata was yummy.
  3. DN

    DonaldN

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to this wonderful restaurant several times and we are just amazed at the consistently great service and dishes Gumba offers. The Hailbut is always prepared perfectly. The lasagna was a real treat, delicious and so differently prepared and presented. Highly recommend!
  4. CH

    CherylH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food is delicious. Every course. So glad I finally made a reservation. Exquisite.
  5. H

    Harv

    Los Angeles

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to a lot of restaurants in Portland, OR and this was absolutely the best Italian we have experienced.
  6. MR

    MissRead

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service. Cool part of town. ❤️
  7. S

    Shananb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been trying to get to the brick and mortar for years and was delighted by the whole experience! The bartender made us delicious cocktails and our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The decor is fabulous with unique wallpaper accents and antique furniture. I had the fry bread with spinach artichoke spread and tagliatelle. Gumba is a must if you love a good dining experience!
  8. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very good food, nice interior, great evening. Only drawback was the sound level made it hard to hold a conversation.
  9. KM

    KateM

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I adore the owners and most of our food was delicious, however the Italian sausage was cold in the tagliatelle dish. Calamari was outstanding and flavorful and the fry bread with burrata-fabulous! Our server could have used some finesse. My husband asked for a lid for his to go pasta because he accidentally put it on the lid sitting inside of the container. Our server refused to give him another lid and plopped his pasta and sausage upside down. It was a mess and he was quite rude about it. I’ll try it again though. I don’t give up.
  10. BB

    BrookeB

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I shared two appetizers and one entree and we were perfectly content. We ordered the fry bread with burrata, grilled calamari and the pappardelle and the flavors were incredible. Everything complimented one after the other that I would order the same exact thing next time. We brought our own bottle of wine from the wine bar next door and had a blast catching up in the eclectic little back bar!
  11. JO

    JasminO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Food, ambiance, service and the music. I’ll be coming again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Our tables food didn’t come out at the same time and the food that did come was cold. Our server never put drinks or food down to the right person, and overall didn’t check on us much. Not sure what the issue was but the pasta and halibut sound like it’s good normally. For the price it’s hard to want to go back and risk another miss.
  13. K

    Katieg

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food is great, but service is poor. I have gone to Gumba many times and have taken many people there. This most recent visit was extremely disappointing. Both servers & host need to work on their customer service.
  14. SM

    SabrinaM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and wait staff. I'm planning to return
  15. ME

    MarkE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The long awaited chance to eat at Gumba became a delightful reality! The choices were extraordinary and the flavors were heavenly. We left with memories of the best Cannoli ever!
  16. ST

    ScottT

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have had in quite some time!
  17. CN

    CrystalN

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, ambience, food & drinks were all perfection! Great for a date night or family outing (we had our 12yo & my mother in law with us). Everyone was happy happy happy with everything!
  18. j

    justjane

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    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.
  19. D

    Denise

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    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.
  20. J

    Jojo

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

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

    KJKeith

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. LO

    LOMax

    Portland

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 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.
  30. TD

    TaylorD

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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!
  36. 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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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?
  40. 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.

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 4.7 stars by 124 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 2 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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