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Il Solito, Portland, OR

Il Solito

4.1
4.1
1416 Reviews
$30 and under
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 house-made focaccia, paccheri alla vodka and 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Northwest
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am
  • Phone number
    (503) 228-1515
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please visit our Private Dining page on OpenTable
  • Private party facilities
    For unforgettable private dinners, events and meetings, Il Solito provides the ideal downtown Portland venue. Il Solito can accommodate everything from a special intimate meal for a few to a wedding reception or event of up to 200 guests.
  • Private party contact
    The Il Solito Events Team: (888) 479-6895
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Broadway and Washington
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    2 Blocks from Bus Mall / MAX (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,416 Reviews
  1. MaryS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Prices were fine too!

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  2. EllenZ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have found our go to Italian restaurant. Our meals were wonderfully well prepared, the atmosphere was lively but not overwhelming and our wait person was attentive and intuative.

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  3. CCeats

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great evening, Harvey our server was great! We will be back!

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  4. Susan

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal! Small menu. Excellent service but as they got busier service slowed. Staffing seemed low.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Appetizers were great. Main course’s were terribly salty and hardly edible. The front door flooded half the building with cold air. At one point the MGR opened the door to discuss something with someone outside, who happened to to be smoking, and he held the door open the entire conversation. The room filled with cold Smokey error, causing multiple tables to stare /complain in disbelief

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  6. KevinS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only place that had a 6:00 reservation on valentines day, so we were nervous. It was great! Great food, great service. Very happy with the experience. Got there a bit early and stopped by the adjoining Hood River distillery for some tastings. Very nice bonus.

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  7. marklandf

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe they were having an off night, I hope so. It took over an hour to get our meal after we sat. There were two tables of us and the other table got all their food perhaps 20 mins ahead of ours, poor coordination somewhere. Also, the food wasn't great, in fact not very good especially given the cost. It seems the service could have been a problem with a server being sick or some such so not enough people, but the food just wasn't very good and that doesn't seem attributable to an off night. Given how many amazing restaurants there are in Portland, I can't believe this one has survived at all.

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  8. Lovefood

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caesar salad was not very good at all for an Italian restaurant…no taste …very, very bland. The meatballs were amazing and the Sunday special was fabulous…service was amazing and the wine was good( Pinot noir from the happy hour menu)

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  9. MattN

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful meal! The chicken marsala is amazing and I highly recommend it.

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  10. LindaR

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attractive place and delicious food. Don't miss the house-made garlic foccacio bread. Extensive wine list. Convenient place to dine if you have an evening show at the Schnitz.

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  11. KristinJ

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was disappointing. Got the Sunday Dinner of the menu and all the meat was over cooked & extremely dry and I couldn't finish the meal.

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  12. LGgirl

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Mediocre food, some of the plates were lukewarm, the eggplant was only pass

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  13. Oliii

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, service was incredibly slow, food, which took forever to receive, was just OK and for the prices really not a good value. Definitely recommend going to one of the many other quality Italian restaurants in town! We made a reservation for 8 people on New Years Eve... We checked in on time and still had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated despite half the restaurant being empty. We then had to wait nearly 30 minutes just for a first round of drinks and water. It continued to go downhill from there. I understand the holiday evening is busy, but why not staff for that? Or not take as many reservations if you don't have staff available? Or do something as easy as provide bread so people have SOMETHING to eat when it takes over an hour to get entrees.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited for an hour because they had only 2 waiters for the whole restaurant and bar on new years eve

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  15. EstelleG

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time. We were disappointed. Service was good and friendly. Food quality was very average. The ceasar was just ok. The lasagna was small, and partially undercooked. Very few mushrooms. They should have been sliced and not chunks as it was difficult to eat.

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  16. NatalieH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was way too salty. Had the Focaccia and the Gnocchi. Radiatori was only thing that was ok.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I may be biased as I am Sicilian but I have a couple comments. The appetizers were great. The main courses were hit and miss. Two of us got great items and two of us were left wanting on both the flavor and portion size. The restaurant was short staffed. They had one server for the entire place so he was not as attentive as I expected after reading the previous reviews. Lastly i want to note that for an Italian restaurant not to offer any form of Chianti is a sin.

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  18. RossP

    Portland

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we sat at the bar to have small plates to share. our bartender, RJ, was great with friendly personality and humor. the eggplant dish was not very good as it had no "eggplantness" to it. the radiatore dish with pork belly was excellent.

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  19. Alan

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good service. We enjoyed being able to book ahead on Open Table

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  20. Susanp

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great. Minestrone Soup was very good. Focaccia bread excellent. Special appetizer was fried breaded artichoke hearts , which were average. Not a fan of sports bars in nice restaurants- what’s the purpose?

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, cuisine and atmosphere. We love it here.

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  22. taylors

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was aweful. Overly priced, over salted. The portions were tiny for what it costs. I used to work at the hotel this restaurant is attached too, and can say it’s gone way down hill.

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  23. DebS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Harvey, our wait person, was excellent!! He answered our menu/specials questions. He was attentive but not overbearing. Our meals were delicious!! We did think that the wine 🍷pour was low for the price. I think my white wine was maybe 4 oz. 6 oz would have been right for the pricing. Thank you, and we will make a return visit!!

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  24. LaurenH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Picked Il Solito for my birthday because we loved the restaurant that used to be in the same place and we had hope that the same caliber replaced it. Firstly they had every one sitting in the bar, which had chain restaurant quality tables and chairs and just felt dated and not very inspired, the empty restaurant looked much nicer furnished but alas that section was closed. They have a pretty good wine list, by the bottle and glass, and a nice collection of non-alcoholic “mocktails” and even some n/a wine - though the waiter told me the cabernet wasn’t worth it so I took his advice and skipped it. The focaccia was delicious but our burrata salad came with flavorless tomatoes. We both had pasta - and mine was so unseasoned I had to ask for salt and pepper. The waiter obliged but did make a comment later on that made me feel like I shouldn’t have asked for the salt. - BUT the pasta needed it - I had a pesto sauce with pork belly - the pork belly was perfect and delicious , and once I seasoned the pasta it was pretty good. The other dish we ordered was the shrimp Scampi and my daughter said it was good. Over all I was disappointed in the quality of the restaurant - I’m guessing that they were short staffed so they had everyone sitting in the bar section. Its a fine place if your staying at the hotel and just need food, but PDX foodies - there are so many better places in our city - skip this one.

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  25. RobertB

    Portland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We joined friends here for an evening out in Portland. The Italian cuisine was excellent and the service exemplary. Entrees are very reasonably priced. It was a great find!

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  26. Glenster

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and the overworked server/host/bartender was pleasant and welcoming. My only negative was the two surcharges added, ostensibly to “support” the minimum wage program. Just increase your prices or decrease your profit. You don’t need to thumb your nose at the idea that you should be paying your staff a livable wage by having it be a separate‘surcharge’.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails are incredible. Food was a mix of okay and fantastic. Server was knowledgeable and kind but clearly overworked and understaffed. Ambience was nice. Quieter than some restaurants which we appreciated as we enjoy actually hearing each other speak. Go if you’re not in a hurry and can savor a cocktail or two.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very slow & inattentive service. Food ok, but nothing special.

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  29. CandyT

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was amazed at the quality of service with just one employee handling it all. He was excellent and had such a great attitude with all the running around he was doing. I was bummed the espresso machine was down, but thankfully there was regular coffee. The food was super yummy! Shout out to the chef for that toad in the hole idea with focaccia , green sauce and mushrooms! We were a party of six and appreciate the willingness to split checks. Thank you! I will be returning!

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  30. MHaberlach

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Solito is a great place to catch dinner before a show or date night. It has a cozy romantic ambiance, excellent menu items that are perfectly prepared and professionally presented and top-notch service. We will be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy ambience, the service was excellent. The food was delicious, looking forward to eating returning.

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  32. ShawnM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went on Thanksgiving. It could be why the service was slow and my eggplant was not cooked. I could not eat it and all I got was a sorry and took it off the bill. I guess that was better than nothing.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect! I will eat there over and over.

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  34. Sarah

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, the servers were helpful. Not many diners, so we had the place to ourselves.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at this restaurant was wonderful. My waiter’s were friendly & very knowledgeable about the menu. I am a vegetarian. I came out to enjoy the end of my night. I had the eggplant dish. Strawberry gelato & rosé. Dinner, dessert & wine was perfect. Thank you; I had a wonderful time.

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  36. PaigeE

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. Very delicious and reasonably priced for what you get. The Italian salad was the best salad I've had in my life. Service was a little slow but it was a busy night and the staff apologized profusely for the delays throughout the evening. It wasn't a big deal. Didn't effect the experience at all. I think we'll definitely be visiting again in the near future.

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  37. VictoriaH

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner with a long time friend before going to a show. We both had the seasonal salad, lasagna special and a glass of wine. The food was perfect, our server was fantastic and the atmosphere was relaxing. Looking forward to my ext visit!

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  38. MartyB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meals. Delicious rich flavors. Fun cocktail menu. Good service. Quiet enough tohave a conversation. Pleasant dining experience!

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  39. MissyS

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed RJ at the bar first then Liberty took care of us for dinner. Apps were brought out in stages which we appreciated; had time to enjoy those and chat before dinner came. Will definitely be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Slightly underwhelmed by the menu offerings (fewer than listed in Open Table). Appetizers were delicious but our 2 pasta dishes were mediocre.

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FAQs

Il Solito is rated 4.1 stars by 1416 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


Google Map for Il Solito

627 SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97205

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway and Washington
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Northwest
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    2 Blocks from Bus Mall / MAX (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 228-1515
  • Catering
    Please visit our Private Dining page on OpenTable
  • Private party facilities
    For unforgettable private dinners, events and meetings, Il Solito provides the ideal downtown Portland venue. Il Solito can accommodate everything from a special intimate meal for a few to a wedding reception or event of up to 200 guests.
  • Private party contact
    The Il Solito Events Team: (888) 479-6895
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