Il Solito

4.2
1217 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST: M-F / 7:00AM - 10:30AM
BRUNCH: SA-SU / 8AM - 2:30PM
LUNCH: M-F / 11AM - 2:30PM
DINNER: SU-TH / 5PM - 10PM
DINNER: F-SA / 5PM - 11PM

BAR/LOUNGE:
SU-TH / OPEN - 11PM
F-SA / Open - 12AM

LOUNGE HAPPY HOUR:
EVERY DAY / 3PM - 6PM
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Phone number
(503) 228-1515
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Sigler
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Catering
Please visit our Private Dining page on OpenTable
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway and Washington
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Parking details
Valet Parking at Hotel Vintage Plaza for $7/ hour.
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Public transit
2 Blocks from Bus Mall / MAX (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
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Special events & promotions
Please visit our website for Special Events
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1217 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service.
Would highly recommend

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

After eatin there a few times I’ve enjoyed the new restaurant @ VP. After ordering and tasting my food I actually turned around to see if Matt Sigler was in the kitchen, only because he tastes his food before it goes out, he wasn’t working, and it was obvious. I’ll make sure he’s on next time I’m dining.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Excellent meal with the best services I've seen in years. Nathan our server was excellent. Allison, the manager stopped by several time to check on us. It was really a great meal. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Excellent service and food, servers and waiters were very polite and always stopped to ask if we needed anything.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Good Italian food. Would like to try more dishes. Had the chicken and pasta which had too little chicken and too much pasta. Others had the veal which was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

We enjoyed dining before theater. Service was speedy, and the food was amazing! Discovering sharing here is encouraged, we shared the 22 oz steak...which we highly recommend. The salads and sides were very delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Was great! We were two extra ppl and they totally took care of it.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Wonderful brunch. Everything was outstanding

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Enjoyed the experience. We had two great servers. The Caesar salad is a must. Spaghetti and meatballs is also quite good. Not your traditional, but very filling.

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1.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The food and service were very mediocre. What a disappointing dinner. My daughter and I each ordered a different salad and split a pasta entree. My salad contained at least one smoked meat which was not listed on the menu. I cannot eat smoked meats and would have never ordered the salad if I had known. A second salad was substituted but it contained much too much kale and the white sardines were not that good and certainly were not worth the extra $2.00. The pasta was just so-so. The server did take our initial orders but then quickly lost interest in us. I needed another fork and spoon for the pasta nd had to take it off another table as our server was nowhere around. I felt the meal was a complete waste of time and money.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Once again a fantastic meal with great service. Would recommend it in a heart beat

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We had our dinner family style to everyone could enjoy something different. The pastas, sauces and meat dishes were outstanding. Service was exceptional and even the deserts tasted authentic. Our party was for a college friend of our daughter who had just gotten back from Italy and even she was amazed at the dinner.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

50’s music with Italian?? Too loud as well had to move to quieter table. We liked the place before pazzo Italian was better by far. Not on our list to return.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Veal is extremely delicious. Great waiters and service from entire staff. Great wine list. Can't wait to return.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Our server Tara was amazing. All dishes were delicious. I would keep ilsilito in mind

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was my second time there and I chose it for my birthday but it really was not as great as it was the first time. The first time it was really great.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was amazing!!! So creative and delicious. The chef came to our table to check in and deliver food. Really outstanding and I highly recommend it!

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We have had good experiences here before but this time it was not good, very poor service and the food was so so, not sure we will be back....

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Was really looking forward to trying this new restaurant from established Portland chefs.

I’m a local. If I was staying at the hotel and this was the hotel restaurant I might evaluate differently.

The whole experience was hit or miss. The prices are the same as other higher end PDX restaurants like Higgins, Renata, Gorgios but does not match in food and beverage quality or service level. Cocktails were unremarkable and definitely not craft. The Cesar salad was just okay and the other salad was totally bizarre. It was described as a salad with seasonal vegetables. Obviously the chef hasn’t visited the farmers market lately. It was primarily too hard fingerling potatoes, radishes that had the consistency of being too long in storage and similar quality root vegetables. Our farmers markets are filled with exciting early summer vegetables.

The pastas we ordered were just okay. The bread crumbs on the fusselli were over cooked and hard; the crab seemed to have gone awol. We ordered a panna cotta dessert and what was served was a pudding in a glass.

Our waiter at times was over attentive—like getting us to order—and then under attentive when it came to checking in during the meal.

Doubt this will warrant a return visit. For those visiting PDX there are much better options within a couple of blocks.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Waiter was attentive. No amenities, for example bread/olive oil.

Food was mediocre, sadly, and not a lot of options for vegetarians.
Deserts limited.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We came in for dinner before our son’s high school graduation, to celebrate. Cedar was our server. He was excellent! He really knew the food and made great recommendations. We shared lots of items, which is the way to go. The garlic knots and the tuna carpaccio were the big favorites- I am still dreaming about the tuna!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Steak was excellent and big enough for two but also $75. Chopped salad was good as was dessert. We weren’t thrilled but might go again.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food. We were there during the Starlight Parade so it was very noisy.

They messed up my wife’s dinner but fixed it and offered us some olives and veggies while she waited for her dinner to be corrected.

Overall, great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Amazing ravioli with dress morels. Great drinks and really excellent service!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Had a lovely evening. Great service...especially considering our large group.

One menu suggestion: at a minimum, serve bread with any of the pastas with a red sauce. How else can one enjoy every last bite of the deliciousness?

And, please update the menu on the website.
For example, we were really excited for pistachio gelato....but the only option was a strange berry concoction. Simply changing the gelato listing to "varies" would at least keep people from getting disappointed if they were expecting something specific. Plus, it really wasn't a true gelato. More like ice cream... with a very weird flavor.

Finally, there is something to be said about simple and yummy desserts. Play around with the cocktail menu if you want to do something creative. Keep the desserts true to the Italian style--there are very few Italian places in Portland with true Italian desserts!!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Had an outstanding experience with a nice relaxing Italian dinner to celebrate a bachelorette party! The food was incredible, and the service and attention we received from our server, Cedar, was also exceptional. Thank you for making our night so special!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Really enjoyed the Manhattan (one of the best I've ever had), tuna carpaccio and home-made pastas. The waitress was a little too talkative and the restaurant was a little noisy, but we'd go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

All the food we enjoyed was spot on...with the exception of the veal. For my taste, the veal was too salty and I was unable to finish. To her credit, our waitress didn’t even charge me for it...that’s real customer service! After all, I was expecting to pay for it. Other than that, our cocktails and wine were excellent and wait staff top notch.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great service ...

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

First time there since change over from Pazzo. Felt the new table arrangement was too confining, so a waitress suggested we try a table in the bar. Sat side by side and loved the uncrowded feeling. The Caesar salad was fabulous....not too wet. The spaghetti and meatballs were the best I have ever tasted, topped with a large piece of grilled bread. My wife had shrimp, which she loved. The service was very friendly. An overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We have dined here twice since Il Solito opened a short time ago and both times have been excellent. All the pastas are housemade. Chef Sigler formerly helmed Renata and is the best pasta chef in Portland and one of the very best on the west coast. Additionally, I am one of those wine geeks who brings their own aged bottles from home and the wine service is reasonable and outstanding (by the way, if you do this as well, remember to adjust your tip to reflect what your bill would have been if you had ordered the same wines off a wine list).

Highly recommended establishment.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Too noisy for a quiet conversation. But the food was good and the service was fine. The Decour was attractive.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our impression of the food was fair. The restaurant was trying to convey they were really an upscale Italian restaurant but they are not. They didn’t offer bread. We had to ask for it. My rigatoni dish was not good. I asked for no peppers in the sauce but they put them anyway. Wine was very expensive and they had few Italian wines by the glass. Menu was not representative of real Italian cuisine. Small portion and also overpriced for what got. Not likely to go back unless there are changes.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The pasta dishes are delicious. The special appetizer that evening was a deep fried grilled cheese. It was fantastic. The food has an Italian comfort food but still fancy vibe.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We used to go frequently to this restaurant when it was Pazzo's. We have been once to Il Solito and sat outside, due to the deafening noise level inside (Friday night at 7:30). We tried the "garlic knots," which we would not re-order, although the marinara served with them was delicious. We shared an ample Caesar salad which was very good, and one of us had the ricotta ravioli with morels (delicious!), and one of us had the pappardelle with lamb ragout which was also delicious. For dessert we had the sorbetto, a rhubarb/elderberry flavor. The sorbetto had a considtency we had never enjoyed before.....very creamy and thick with a wonderful, tart flavor....a real winner. We found the wine list to be almost entirely very over-priced. Service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Went for dinner, around 7pm on a Friday. The restaurant had a good atmosphere, but it was so loud that you had to raise your voice significantly to hear what the person across the table could be heard.
The food was good, but not great. My friend ordered a chicken pasta dish that was fine at best, and definitely not what I was expecting at the $24 it was priced at. Definitely on the bland side. I had the swordfish, which was cooked a tiny bit over. The chard was perfect, and I wish there had been more of it. The olive oil cake with passionfruit was the highlight of the meal, and the only dish I can justify recommending.
As the place just opened, I'd give it a few more months before trying it out. As is, I can't recommend it at the price point.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Nice lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Fantastic service and food. Loved every minute of it!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Enjoyed a nice Mother's Day brunch. Food was very good, without unnecessary pretense. Service was friendly and helpful. I liked the decor, too...cool spot.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch

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