Il Solito

4.3
1371 reviews
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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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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciated the insight and suggestions of our wait person

KG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

c
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was an easy dinner after a day walking around the city. A cool vibe, the food was good and our server was so kind.

c
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy was amazing! We Will be back!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our table of three shared a ceasar salad, spaghetti with meatballs, and the roasted trout. Very good food with generous portions. The service was excellent.

r
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and the staff took great care of us. Was kid-friendly

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were delish. Our server (Nathan?) was super knowledgeable and recommended great options.

JM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Expensive. Good food. Fish was mangled by waitress who cut it, but good. But should be presented better for a $55 piece of fish.

LH
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sat at the bar and the bartenders were amazing. They were so friendly and always asked if I needed anything else. I had the Caesar salad and Penne a la Vodka. Both were terrific. I try to come here when I’m traveling on business as it’s relaxing and the food never disappoints. Always consistent.

M
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We discovered this restaurant during restaurant month and we see potential, however, EVERY dish is much too salty. I don’t know if people are mentioning it but it needs to be said. Please please review each menu item and consider cutting the salt to allow the true flavors to shine.

OT
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, solid Italian food, with some innovation. My eggplant ravioli was very good, though a little salty for my taste. My husband’s seafood risotto was rich in seafood and flavorful. Wonderful cannoli.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was very good we got there late in the evening service was ok however it was very very loud in there.

DP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The main waiter was very helpful in selecting our food and describing the wine. The wait staff were all extremely polite. The food was absolutely delicious!

SD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my bestie's Bday, he got Bday card and we got two additional champagnes and ice cream! He was extremely happy and we rly like the place, service and environment! Thanks for the unforgettable day! Highly recommend it!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The noise level was horrible. Several very loud tables in addition to us being an open space with lots of hard surfaces. The service was great until our dinner was served and everyone had their meals while one person didn’t. Their dinner wasn’t served for over 5 minutes - no explanation given either. The food was good.

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent server, very attentive, food brought out by kitchen/preparers promptly. Food was excellent, drinks made well too!

JD
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were in Portland for four nights. Over the course of that time we had brunch, lunch, and dinner. My wife kept wanting more. Highly recommend. Joe from Tacoma

CB
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely service. Food amazing.

E
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not really a place for young people. Dining room is quite dark. We decided to eat at the bar since the dining room wasn’t really our style. The bartender made the experience fun. The food was good. Not great. It was reasonably priced for a lot of restaurants but I wouldn’t recommend to a friend.

TB
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Our lunch was terrible! The food was not fresh, the Server was slow & he lacked concern for details. Garlic Knots were stale & greasy. Minestrone bread crumbs were liquified by the time soup made it to the table so I tossed them out, only to find the veggies were not cooked thru so I didn’t eat it. Baked Ziti was dry with no sauce & not true Italian style. If the Server had bothered to come back after dropping the food, we would have complained. He couldnt be concerned as to why the Soup was uneaten when he removed it....or how the meal was. There are much better actual Italian places...I wouldn’t recommend for Fine Dining. One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in my city.

AB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Super service
A+ restaurant!!

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GG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Simply adequate. Preparation was heavy-handed — not much style. No flair. Boring. Nothing bad about it — just uninteresting.

HF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit. We really like the waiter we had both times. Very helpful with the menu and he has a cute moustache! The garlic bread is wonderful and perfectly crusty for mopping up gravy. We also had the calimari, which was a gernerous portion. We enjoyed the Caesar salad with the white anchovies, but wished the lettuce was crisper. For entrees we enjoyed Nana’s ziti which had the most delicious spicy, crusty top, and traditional spaghetti & meatballs. Too pricy to be a regular in our dining out, especially if you drink wine, but great for a special occasion.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any was a great server, good suggestions. We had calamari, Caesar salad, and 5 pastas- spaghetti &meatballs, fusilli verde, penne, shrimp scampi and ravioli.

e
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner, great food, excellent service. It was all delicious and our server, Nathan, was attentive without being bothersome.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding!

CF
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pretty good food! The service was wonderful and the ambiance was also great. Ordered the baked ziti and it was an excellent choice!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on our anniversary, we were running a bit late, wish we could have stayed longer. Service was amazing and to food was great!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

More concerned with appearance of food than taste... Nothing special. Would not go again nor recommend.

M
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment and great food.

G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, the food, everything here is absolutely perfect!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Amazing! From the al Dante pasta to the juicy meatballs, I will never forget this delicious meal. A crisp, refreshing Oregon white and a very friendly staff. I highly recommend it!

M
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
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.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

SB
Phoenix
3 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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