Il Solito

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$30 and under
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Italian
Il Solito means The Usual, that one favorite dish you would get every time the family went out to the regular spot for dinner. Italian classics that just might become your new usual include veal piccata, baked ziti, tender meatballs over house made spaghetti, doused in our signature red sauce. Just don't ask for the recipe, it is a family secret.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I don’t under the high rating. This was the worst Italian meal that I have had in years. Every dish was dry and over cooked especially the pasta. Awful sauces.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous Italian near Pioneer Square area, food is excellent and prepared with a little twist.

HP
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best Italian restaurant in Portland.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fried Spaghetti was delicious! I highly recommend.

D
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was average. The food was just OK, the portions and menu were small. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good.

MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and amazing food. We would recommend giving it a try.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole staff was amazing. Food was outstanding. I’ll definitely be going back!

DL
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The pork collar which was a special for the night was hands down the best pork I have ever eaten! The ambiance at Il Solito I found to be odd and the service was good but not great.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing good atmosphere

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an amazing meal!

BK
Grand Rapids
62 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for lunch. Pretty limited lunch menu. Would very much like to dry a more expanded dinner menu

A
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok, the chicken Parmesan at $30 created high expectations but it was chicken Parmesan, nothing special. Was hoping for a twist ):
Staff was amazing and service was excellent

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic and service was exceptional. Definitely will dine at Il Solito again!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They treated us so nicely with great enthusiasm in such a swift manner. The food was amazing and I enjoyed every single bite, along with the atmosphere. It was spunky and new all while classy and upscale.

l
Portland
99 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I am crazy about the pasta dishes (and everything else we have tried) at Il Solito. It is a restaurant to which you must keep returning because you can't possibly try everything on a single visit, and then you keep ordering the same items repeatedly because they were so delicious. It is frustrating in the most wonderful way!

F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was a bit of a miss on our part. We had to sit outside (our dogs were with us and the patio is dog friendly), but it was very windy and chilly. Was offered blankets, but then had to repeatedly follow-up for them in order to actually get them (no outside heaters!). The food was good, just not great. The service was very friendly and the birthday dessert was very good.

AO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed this restaurant two nights in a row. Superb staff and fabulous food.

m
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Not impressed. SLow service, food was mediocre. Pasta was made to order but it was not good. Will not visit again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely late-night dinner to kick off our mini-honeymoon. Our server suggested that we choose an appetizer and two entrees from the menu that he would then serve as a multi-course family-style meal. Our food was phenomenal and we were given a glass of champagne on the house since they knew we were starting off our honeymoon. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciated the insight and suggestions of our wait person

KG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for a 50th birthday party. Server started off by making a negative comment about the winery from which we had brought some wines. Then he suggested we eat family style, which is fine, but the guy filling our water told us it was because they couldn't produce more than 4 pasta dishes at once so they'd all be staggered anyway if we ordered our own dishes. Then the waiter wouldn't take or put in our order for appetizers until we had everything else decided on. Said he had to put the entire order in at once, because that's how he does it. Uh, okay. So we couldn't even start off with some appetizers as we perused the menu, we had to rush through and decide on everything in order to even get started. It was an odd experience. The food was good though. Not the best I've had, but good. We left missing Pazzo's.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions seemed small but delicious! There were 4 of us and everyone was happy with their meals! Definitely would go back!

c
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was an easy dinner after a day walking around the city. A cool vibe, the food was good and our server was so kind.

c
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy was amazing! We Will be back!

J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our table of three shared a ceasar salad, spaghetti with meatballs, and the roasted trout. Very good food with generous portions. The service was excellent.

r
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and the staff took great care of us. Was kid-friendly

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were delish. Our server (Nathan?) was super knowledgeable and recommended great options.

JM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Expensive. Good food. Fish was mangled by waitress who cut it, but good. But should be presented better for a $55 piece of fish.

LH
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sat at the bar and the bartenders were amazing. They were so friendly and always asked if I needed anything else. I had the Caesar salad and Penne a la Vodka. Both were terrific. I try to come here when I’m traveling on business as it’s relaxing and the food never disappoints. Always consistent.

M
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We discovered this restaurant during restaurant month and we see potential, however, EVERY dish is much too salty. I don’t know if people are mentioning it but it needs to be said. Please please review each menu item and consider cutting the salt to allow the true flavors to shine.

OT
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, solid Italian food, with some innovation. My eggplant ravioli was very good, though a little salty for my taste. My husband’s seafood risotto was rich in seafood and flavorful. Wonderful cannoli.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was very good we got there late in the evening service was ok however it was very very loud in there.

DP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The main waiter was very helpful in selecting our food and describing the wine. The wait staff were all extremely polite. The food was absolutely delicious!

SD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my bestie's Bday, he got Bday card and we got two additional champagnes and ice cream! He was extremely happy and we rly like the place, service and environment! Thanks for the unforgettable day! Highly recommend it!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The noise level was horrible. Several very loud tables in addition to us being an open space with lots of hard surfaces. The service was great until our dinner was served and everyone had their meals while one person didn’t. Their dinner wasn’t served for over 5 minutes - no explanation given either. The food was good.

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent server, very attentive, food brought out by kitchen/preparers promptly. Food was excellent, drinks made well too!

JD
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were in Portland for four nights. Over the course of that time we had brunch, lunch, and dinner. My wife kept wanting more. Highly recommend. Joe from Tacoma

CB
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely service. Food amazing.

E
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not really a place for young people. Dining room is quite dark. We decided to eat at the bar since the dining room wasn’t really our style. The bartender made the experience fun. The food was good. Not great. It was reasonably priced for a lot of restaurants but I wouldn’t recommend to a friend.

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