Il Solito

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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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M
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Il Solito was a pleasant surprise. I walked from my hotel to grab a quick bite and was immediately impressed with my server, who was friendly and professional. He suggested a less expensive wine, which was excellent; he recommended the vodka pasta which was outstanding (I will return to have it again) and he even finessed me into a pistachio gelato for desert that was fantastic. Even though I was seated in the bar I received the staff's full attention and left satisfied. I certainly will return when visiting Portland again.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wait staff. Nice touch to comp drinks for special occasion.

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The caring service equaled the inspiring food. Chef Matt Sigler is uncommonly talented.

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SB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome meal! Cedar was our waiter- wonderful service. All the pastas were fantastic. Steak fabulous.

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L
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Il Solito! A full week on our Vacation and the staff here was the only restaurant that recognized our anniversary. They made us feel so special.
From the hostess, to the bartenders and our wonderful sever “Cedar”!!!!
Now for the food. Our most memorable meal. The best Caesar salad we have ever had. Pasta was fantastic! No complaints whatsoever! We will be back!!!

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SS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Chose the place for the outside seating. It is on the busy street with pedestrians and cars so note that if you want the outdoor experience. After eating at Nostrana and Burasca, this place does not compare. It is an average type of Italian cuisine. Happy hour is the way to go if you want to try it out.

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Portland
22 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar as we usually do and Will is always friendly, helpful, and great to talk to. Food was excellent. The special, a pork ragu, was rich with flavor

Il Solito
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate your wonderful comments about Will and love that you had a great experience. Thanks, Alicen

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MP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Just average “Italian”. Found the food to be quite salty. Not somewhere I would dine again while in Portland.

Il Solito
Responded on May 6, 2019

Hi Mich, I am sorry to hear you were not pleased with the food. We would have been happy to bring you an alternative dish if we had known. Next time you are in town we would love to take care of you. Please reach out to our GM or myself directly If you decide to dine with us again. Thanks, Alicen

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p
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, but menu is small. Service was excellent

Il Solito
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy to hear you had a great experience! Our menu rotates quite often, so come by in a few weeks to see what has changed! Best, Alicen

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food

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VM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We had an excellent and fun server. The jungle juice cocktail and Caesar salad were excellent. The penne was mediocre at best. Would only go back for drinks and apps. Recommend dining in the bar area which is bright and inviting. The restaurant area had a funky odor and was not appealing.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was terrific and the wait staff were extremely attentive. We felt just a little rushed to order and then move to the next course. Presentation of appetizers, drinks and our meals was just right. The food was delicious.

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l
Portland
98 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We thought every single dish was delicious (Caesar salad, garlic knots, spaghetti with meatballs & penne alla vodka), and I can't wait to dine at Il Solito again. We sat in the Lounge this time due to Happy Hour, but I think the dining room seemed to have a more quiet, inviting ambiance. I hope Il Solito is successful, because I want to visit regularly for years to come!

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SF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server was great. She made excellent recommendations for wine and entree.

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AH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner once again for my brothers birthday dinner. Thank you to the amazing chef and staff who made our night a complete success! Will come back again very soon-

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time super good food

Il Solito
Responded on April 8, 2019

Woohoo! Glad you enjoyed :)

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was great. Food was the best of the weekend. Great place to eat.

Il Solito
Responded on April 8, 2019

Awesome to hear! We pride ourselves in all those things. Thank you for the feedback. -Alicen

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J
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Enjoyed the atmosphere. However, despite calling specifically to inquire about dining here with a severe gluten allergy, and being reassured on the phone and by the waiter that the allergy could be accommodated, we were told the gluten free pasta is made on the same equipment as the regular pasta. The waiter then contradicted this statement by another staffer. From that point on, we couldn't trust the food. My friends ate quickly so we could go elsewhere for gluten free food. Will not be back and will certainly advise any one with a gluten allergy to avoid this place like the plague. Thanks to the staffer who was forthcoming about the contamination -- saved me from being very sick

Il Solito
Responded on April 7, 2019

Hi Jordan, Thank you for leaving a detailed review. I would like to clarify on the preparation of our GF pasta. It is made separately(not in the same machine as regular pasta), with no cross-contamination, and cooked in an individual pot of boiling water. We definitely take all allergies very seriously and apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Please reach out to me directly if you have any further questions. We hope to make it up to you if you choose to dine with us again!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Amy was fantastic. Monday wine special was excellent.

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Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dinner started off well with a very attentive server; we put in our order for appetizers and my 5 year olds dinner and the apps came out quick. It was a Saturday night and the place started to get busy and that is when things really slowed down. Our dinners took a vey long time to be served and only 3 of our plates (table of 5) made it out together. It took another 8 - 10 minutes before the last two plates were served and one of those was my daughters dinner. I had asked about my daughters dinner at one point while waiting for our food and the server was visibly annoyed and told me they were very busy; it was the kids spaghetti and meatballs, hardly a dish an Italian restaurant should struggle with. My daughter said the food was better at the Old Spaghetti Factory, and I wouldn't argue with her. I'm fairly confident I will never go back.

Il Solito
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Oski, Thank you for your detailed review, we definitely appreciate your feedback. We apologize for the lag in some of your entrees. We are a share style restaurant, so typically food comes as its ready and all our pasta is prepared from scratch in house taking a little extra time and love. If you do choose to come back and give us another chance we would love to take better care of you. Please reach out to our GM (Josh), or myself(Alicen), so we can set you up. Thanks, Alicen

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h
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved trying a new place in our city of Portland! Food was excellent - wine was delicious & service was great! Highly recommend this place!

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k
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fast service. Bolognese was hearty and filling. Budino for dessert was amazing!

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a very mediocre experience. One of the ladies in the group ordered a lemon drop martini that was quite bitter. Eventually they asked how everything was and she sent it back. The appetizer that our server recommended as “life altering“ was OK, but nothing special. Basically it was an unstuffed montecristo. I ordered the linguine as my appetizer. It was good, but not a very large portion. I was still a bit hungry at the end of the meal. When I go back to Portland, I will not return to this particular restaurant.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Ok service. Great PORTLAND dining month experience.

Il Solito
Responded on March 24, 2019

Wonderful! Thank you so much for your feedback. Is there anything you can elaborate on with the service? We always appreciate hearing the feedback in order to address with our team. We hope to see you in here soon!

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T
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very pleased overall. Price point a little high, but it is a downtown venue. My wife didn't loe the marinara, but I was ok with it.

Il Solito
Responded on March 24, 2019

Dear Timrage, Thank you for your feedback. We value your review. We are happy to hear you were pleased with your meal. All our pastas are made in house and the marinara sauce is Chef's grandma's recipe from Italy! I am glad you liked it. Best, Alicen

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PP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very nice and the food was excellent! 10 out of 10 would recommend(:

Il Solito
Responded on March 24, 2019

Wonderful! So happy to hear you had a great experience. Would you mind giving us insight on who your server may have been? We love to recognize our staff for great service. Thanks, Alicen

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and our server was super efficient! We had to leave for a show and he was able to accommodate us, perfectly.

Il Solito
Responded on March 24, 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you for your review. We love that you loved us! Would you mind describing your server so we can recognize them? We love to make sure our servers know they have been positively reviewed :P Best, Alicen

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TM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a table for 4 on a busy week end night. The wait staff was excellent and knowledgeable
And the service was paced well.
Menu variety is good and the preparations were all quite good.
Wine menu has great selections by the glass, as is to be expected in the Portland environment.
Pricing was appropriate and the price fixed menu had great selections for half the group.

Overall a place I would return to on a regular basis.

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t
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had the Portland Dining Month menu and it was pretty good food with generous portions.

Il Solito
Responded on March 24, 2019

Great to hear! We hope to see you again soon.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was mouthwatering & service from Amy was fabulous...The TAGLIATELLE CHICKEN MARSALA made us wish we would have saved some of the garlic knots to get the leftover sauce & the pork ragu was amazing...The Osso Bucco fell off the bone just looking at it...Definitely, a must go

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AH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent the weekend at the Kimpton Vintage hotel, and Il Solito is the hotel restaurant. Open for about a year, according to our marvelous server. She was a delight, very attentive, knowledgeable and made the three of us feel at home immediately. I had the kobe steak, sliced thin and cooked medium rare on a bed of asparagus, with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts. All perfectly done.

My dinner guests both had the spaghetti and meatballs, made with hand ground beef and pork mixture. Excellent. The Negritos were stout and delicious.

Great night, not too expensive but not a casual price, either. We walked out with a bill of $193, that includes a 25% tip, which included drinks, wine and dessert. We'll be back.

Il Solito
Responded on March 3, 2019

Hi Alan! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We really appreciate all your praise on the food and service. We take a lot of pride in what we do here. Happy to hear your guests were pleased as well. We look forward for your return soon! Alicen

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was lovely. I don’t drink. They had a lovely nonalcoholic beverage. Yummy food too!

Il Solito
Responded on March 3, 2019

Awesome! We are happy you enjoyed it. Best, Alicen

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GP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Checked it out to start dining month. Staff was very nice and no wait but food was disappointing. Soup was way to salty, garlic knots were dense, and the butterscotch bondi was grainy plus it too had to much salt. Chicken parm was decent and heathy portion.

Il Solito
Responded on March 3, 2019

Hi Gg PDX, Thank you for all your feedback. I am happy to hear your experience with our staff was lovely. We would have been happy to send you an alternative if we had known about the concerns with your meal. Next time you are in please feel free to reach out to one of us and we will be sure to take care of you! Thanks, Alicen

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

He calamari is the best we have ever had. The wait staff was professional and attentive. Good job Jackie!

Il Solito
Responded on March 3, 2019

Woohoo! Glad we exceeded expectations. Thank you for taking the time to review. Best, Alicen

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c
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best servers I have ever met. She made my day.

Il Solito
Responded on March 3, 2019

That's awesome! It would be great if you could send us a description as we love to reward our servers on great service! Thank you for your feedback. Best, Alicen

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, wonderful atmosphere!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

Il Solito
Responded on February 19, 2019

So happy to hear you enjoyed your Valentine's Day with us! -Alicen

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD!!! And GREAT SERVICE! I am so happy that this gem is in portland

Il Solito
Responded on February 19, 2019

Hi Sean! Thank you for reviewing us. We very much appreciate your feedback :) We hope to see you in here soon. -Alicen

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KR
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quiet and romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary of getting married at Hotel Vintage Plaza! The server provided wonderful recommendations and the local wine list was everything we hoped it would be.

Il Solito
Responded on February 19, 2019

So happy to hear about your lovely experience! We are always happy to celebrate with our lovely guests. Hope to see you in again soon :) -Alicen

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PD
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent appetizers and entrees, decent wine list and a strong finish with desserts. The waiter was a bit too sales-y for our group's taste, but otherwise OK.

Il Solito
Responded on February 10, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us feedback. We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you here soon! -Alicen

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