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Food is delicious and a welcome brunch spot without the long wait times!
All our food throughout the entire meal came out at different times. Appetizers, entrees and even dessert. There were four of us. It felt odd that one of us would receive an ordered item, only to have five minutes or more until the next person’s item arrived.
Even with dessert... we were done with one item before the next item was brought to the table.
Otherwise everything was very tasty!!
Best osso bucco in town! The wine list was robust and the service was outstanding, I strongly recommend this restaurant.
Our server was great, super helpful and attentive. Food was delicious!! We will be back.
Great food. Great price point for the value. Will go again.
The server was quick and attentive. The lamb osso bucco was the best dish I’ve had, ever. I’ve been thinking about it since. Everything was delicious and I highly recommend.
Very friendly staff, everyone was really nice. The food was amazing, we all loved the fantastic garlic knots, would definitely come back.
I dined here with friends last weekend and was sorely disappointed in the food. Every single item we ordered had a major flaw to it (calamari was dry and tasteless, the prosciutto appetizer was well conceived but just poorly executed, the bone marrow seafood pasta was massively over-seasoned, lasagne had a weird basil crust and was burned, and the pesto penne was over-seasoned and had a bizarre flavor to it).
It’s such a shame that the menu was executed so poorly because I wanted to like this place. It has a great location downtown and I love what they did to the space. The service was great and the server was very knowledgeable and helpful regarding the menu options.
There is a chance that we went on an “off” night. I hope that is the case because if our experience was representative of the regular food standard, this place will be out of business before too long.
Food was good but did not seem worth the price we paid. Service was good.
New Year's Eve
We loved the food, service, and the overall of the restaurant. But be warned expensive and small portions.
The service was amazing, as was the food. We had a variety of food needs (vegetarian, gluten free) and all were not only met, but exceeded. It’s very hard to find gluten free pasta this good! We will be back! Thanks for a special evening before our show! My family are hard core foodies and they all were happy!
Overpriced food. Small portions. Hair found in one dish. Another dish arrived cold. Server was patronizing and indifferent when we informed her of the problems. Manager comped two meals but the damage was done. Do not recommend.
It was Christmas Eve, treating my parents to a nice meal for the holidays. We had only been once before, when Il Solito first opened. We had made a reservation. When we arrived and were seated at a table close to the front doors, we asked if we Could move to a different location, it was 515. We got a snotty answer from the hostess saying that they were 150 people that night. Well, we were one of them and I figured what difference does it make what four top we sat at? We didn’t make a huge fuss but it was very cold every time the front door was opened. My parents are elderly and it did affect them. Amy, our server was very good. The food just ok. We won’t ever go back because there are too many really great Italian restaurants in Portland and when the service started out negatively, that’s a deal breaker.
The food was delicious and our server, Tess, made sure everyone was well taken care of!
The pasta was made fresh, but we were not familiar with this and the server was unwilling to give us recommendations so I think our picks were not as good as they could have been.
Wonderful service, personal attention and delicious food!
I ordered Penne ala Vodka thinking it would be caper free. Sadly it wasn't. I am allergic to capers - I do not suffer from a horrific reaction - but still allergic to them. The menu does not indicate capers as an ingredient. Thankfully, I spotted them and was able to fish them out. I likely ingested one or two - which did no harm - but I would suggest the restaurant indicate if capers are in their dishes - they do for some but clearly not all. Absent that the food was great and the ambiance was lovely.
I was enthusiastic to try Il Solito based on reviews and a friends r commendation. The food was quite good, lov d the gnocchi, but the noise level was such that it was early impossible to carry on a conversation. In addition, the volatiles from the cooking permeated my clothing. Even 24 hrs later my coat and silk blouse smelled like fried food. Probably would not go back.
More than expected. Amazing pasta and bread. Everything was delicious.
Entrees came before appetizer, which they nicely comp’ed without us asking. Water refills were slow and waitress was making lots of excuses as she worked which was a strange way to approach interactions with customers. Also, how does an Italian restaurant run out of the bread service by 7:30pm?
Portions were small and prices were high for the size. The pasta they served me looked like a kids portion
Sauce is good, but they were also out of their speciality mozzarella
I can not recommend this place
Love it!!! We keep coming back and it’s always the best!!!
We have been to Il Solito several times and always gave a wonderful time.
Dinner with family from out of town.
Great atmosphere! Our waiter was excellent! Very knowledgeable on wine!
We were seated near the exposed “kitchen” and the continuous smell of fish cooking was off putting. Other than that it was a very nice dinner.
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!
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
Absolutely exceeded all expectations! Can’t wait to return!
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.
The space felt a little like a diner but the service was stellar and the food delicious
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 :)
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!
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.
Fantastic dinner and service. I will definitely go back next time in Portland. What a treat
Phenomenal staff, food, location and ambiance. The best Italian meal we have eaten since a recent trip to Italy. Worth every penny!
Ordered drinks that never came, ordered raviolis and got 8 raviolis only in a $20-25 plate.