Il Solito

4.3
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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MT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg the good was delicious, it was the best Italian food I’ve had. Our server was so helpful and very nice. I loved everything

l
Portland
109 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Il Solito has become close to our favorite restaurant in Portland for its delicious food and cozy ambiance. Everything we have tried on the menu in three visits has been deeply satisfying and memorable.

AS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We dined here during Portland Dining Month. The caesar salad was yummy. Second course we chose bolognese and eggplant parm. The bolognese was mediocre. The parm that came was chicken, my companion decided to eat it anyway. He said it was also just okay. Dessert, a lemon cookie gelato, was tasty.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious
Friendly ,attentive wait staff

p
Fargo
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Getting seated was quick and easy thanks to our reservation. The ambiance was comfortable and relaxing and food came out fairly quick. It was a very enjoyable experience.

BB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was fine. Food was a little bit salty and lemony(I know it’s on the menu) but it was strong slightly overbearing. Overall decent experience.

TK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was tasty, nothing outstanding. Wine choices were very good. Atmosphere was more like a neighborhood restaurant than a downtown eatery, but it suited our occasion well. Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. A very good experience.

A
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service, ambiance, and food was all very nice. My complaint is in the extra charge to cover the minimum wage increase. It is such a passive aggressive way to deal labor costs and is done only to make a political statement. It is tacky. Please just price your menu to cover the costs instead of slapping on an extra charge.

B
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! The most amazing Italian food I’ve had in a long time!

JS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were told that the 28 oz steak was great for $90. It was not 28 oz, was over-cooked and had spoiled spots which affected taste in a negative way. Overall food quality only fair and not worth the money. I can see why no one was in the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great evening👍🏻

KI
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Nothing terrible but also nothing outstanding. Food was good but nothing to write home about, although the garlic knots are some of the best I have had. Service was wonderful at times, but it also took them 30 minutes for them to clear our table after we were done eating. We came here for a nice meal before a show, gave ourselves two hours, but that wasnt enough time to get dessert.

LO
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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D
Portland
60 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate early on Valentine's night. As we were going on to a performance we didn't linger, but the place was filling up fast. Our entrees were fresh, well prepared, and delicious. The wines by the glass were also very good - we didn't try the cellar wines which seem very expensive. Would be happy to return here for classic Italian dishes done well.

p
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot- food is terrific as is the wine! Service terrific as well.

RR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Loved it. Try the Caesar Salad and while you're there check out the adjacent hotel lounge which is super cool.

RO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better and better each visit

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such fantastic service when ever we dine here

SA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Worth going downtown for! The lamb ravioli was the special of the night and probably one of the best things I’ve ever eaten!

D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best pasta in Portland. House made, meticulous and delicious. Highly recommended.

D
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate a Birthday. We had 2 children that were very well accommodated. Our server was fantastic. This was our second visit and hope for more.

K
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out on a date night, and the restaurant gave us a corner table so we could sit side-by-side in a quiet section. Wait staff was superb -- timely and great recommendations. Food was delicious and portion size suited us both well. Go back? Definitely.

MC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is delicious and a welcome brunch spot without the long wait times!

MS
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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!!

PB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best osso bucco in town! The wine list was robust and the service was outstanding, I strongly recommend this restaurant.

KB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, super helpful and attentive. Food was delicious!! We will be back.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great price point for the value. Will go again.

AJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, everyone was really nice. The food was amazing, we all loved the fantastic garlic knots, would definitely come back.

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but did not seem worth the price we paid. Service was good.

JB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

New Year's Eve

EJ
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food, service, and the overall of the restaurant. But be warned expensive and small portions.

CS
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

O
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

JL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server, Tess, made sure everyone was well taken care of!

s
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

JE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, personal attention and delicious food!

CP
San Francisco
129 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.