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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T
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The music was so loud that we couldn't hear each other. Would not return even though the service was good. Food was only so.so. but turn down the music!

K
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice warm olive appy and shared a crab linguine that was remarkable. Thanks to the great server for recommendations. Of course a couple of glasses of red wine. YUM

RS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exceeded all expectations! Can’t wait to return!

C
Portland
79 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the bruschetta, which was different, borlotti beans with a giardinera topping, and quite good. The penne alla vodka was one of the best I have had. Dessert of apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream, and cappuccinos topped a very lovely meal. Our server was very good and very knowledgeable about the menu.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The space felt a little like a diner but the service was stellar and the food delicious

TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding in every way- but Most of all Chef Matthew Sigler’s food was intricate, full of flavor, and so creative. One of the best meal’s I have had in a long time! Can’t wait to go back :)

JL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended to me, so I recommend to everyone! Food was amazing...I think we tried every entree in our group...and you cannot go wrong!

r
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short menu that changed often. We had the Charcuterie tray and it was very well prepared. I had the Venison Shank Papardelle with Parsnips, excellently done.

Service e was excellent, not over priced, would go there agsin.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and service. I will definitely go back next time in Portland. What a treat

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal staff, food, location and ambiance. The best Italian meal we have eaten since a recent trip to Italy. Worth every penny!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Ordered drinks that never came, ordered raviolis and got 8 raviolis only in a $20-25 plate.

l
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a business dinner and it was perfect. Food was delicious, wait staff was knowledgeable and courteous, and we felt very well treated. Make sure to order the mozzarella sticks - not my typical order but they make the mozzarella here and it's the best I've had. Pasta is a sure thing and Caesar salad with anchovies were a definite hit.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was also amazing. It was a great experience.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. We had the fried spaghetti which was amazing. We were in the back close to the kitchen, and that, as well as noise surrounding us, made it almost impossible to have a conversation. However, we did love it and will be back, and next time know it is not a place for quiet conversation!

RM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!

CA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with complimentary prosecco toast was amazing. Our server was the best!!

J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

our server was fantastic - Had a very nice time and would visit again

J
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The food was excellent and the staff were professional and fun!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

HP
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best Italian restaurant in Portland.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fried Spaghetti was delicious! I highly recommend.

D
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DL
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing good atmosphere

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing meal!

BK
Grand Rapids
64 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

A
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
106 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

m
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated the insight and suggestions of our wait person

KG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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