Montesacro PDX

4.6
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159 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Inspired by authentic Roman flavors, Montesacro focuses on pinsa, the ancestor of pizza, made with soy, rice and wheat flour, hypocaloric, low in fat and easy to digest.
Montesacro's first location opens in San Francisco in 2015 as the first Pinseria in the US.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 159 People Are Saying
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SW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was part of a group of 9 and we arrived right as the restaurant opened. Our waiter created a relaxed, friendly and fun environment. Even as the restaurant became more busy the service we received did not change.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful true Italian food and good wine with service that was both attentive and friendly. We will definitely return for the food and experience !

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party with 13 people was amazing!!

SA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montesacro is our favorite restaurant for pizza--absolutely delicious!

P
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in early and it was pretty nice and quiet but around 6:30 it got very loud with the tall ceilings. Very good food and decent value. Service was congenial and fun like they really like their jobs! I’d go back for sure.

EK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Apps were very good, but the pinsas lacked flavor, and that is the main point of the restaurant. We had the raddicchio salad, kale salad with anchovy dressing, meatballs and cauliflower to start. All were delicious. We had the Margerita Pinsa and one with artichoke, muchrooms, pepperoni and a hard-boiled egg. They were just ok.

SP
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience all around and will definitely be back

ML
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The atmosphere was nice and we were greeted warmly by one of the waiters, who I wish had served us. We had a few questions about the menu as it was our first time. The menu looked good and we we asked a few questions and got one word answers. We selected a few items and were very surprised by the lack of quantity for the cost. The couple next to us were served by the waiter who sat us and received a detailed explanation of the menu. They ordered the same salad I did and i was surprised to see it was twice as big! the Pinsa was good but very small for the $$. Disappointing to leave a restaurant still hungry. The food itself was very good, however, I will not be returning.

M
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool little bistro. The atmosphere was chill. The food was amazing - dessert (especially the tiramisu) is delicious. Excellent beverage selection. The price is surprisingly good for the quality - definitely worth every penny.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is an amazing restaurant, the food is perfect! I already recommended Montesacro to all my friends!

JA
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect date place, we could hear each other talk, the food and drinks were amazing! We will be coming back for sure!!! One thing, our server was on point and she was very nice and we didn’t have to wait for anything. Thank you!

O
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I tried Montesacro "pizza" when it first appeared in Portland and fell in love. Great selection of unique pizza toppings and the wine selection is very good. Chinotto drinks are very good. You can get a vermouth with Chinotto, but I usually end up getting a Chinotto drink with a shot of vodka.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal, ordering the PINSA, which is why we tried the rest for the first time. Also had the very delicious cauliflower dish. The PINSA was much larger than anticipated, but neither of us left a single morsel. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and guided us flawlessly to menu choices and wine.
We will definitely return, but wish there was a second location on the east side!

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly speaking best Italian restaurant in Portland, authentic food, amazing service, great environment. Burrata with pesto and Roman margherita pinsa are fantastic. you should go!

AB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service ! We loved the experience and dessert too !

A
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! All of the Pinsas looks delicious so it was hard to pick just one. Don’t miss out on the dessert pinsa as well-so yummy! Just go, you won’t be disappointed!

h
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great pizza, with magic flower in the basic crust.

B
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice experience, good food

T
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unique place with unique pizza crusts. Service was good with only 2 waiters working entire restaurant. Pizza was one of a kind with a solid beverage selection. Worth the stop if in portland

G
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely, unassuming place. We had delicious food, wonderful wine, and a really delightful time all tied together by the truly exceptional service of Charlie. He was charming but not too charming, helpful With our ordering quandaries but not pushy, really a pleasure. Can’t wait to go back to this place!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Italian place at a nice place! Love their cheese, meat and pinsa!

OT
Guadalajara
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!! Best pizza in town! Authentic and delicious! Great service as well

S
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous find, best Italian cooked ham with burrata as an appetizer/small plate. Pizza was beyond terrific, amazing selection of toppings and a the absolute best crust I have ever had. Wine selection and advice was experienced and solid. Nice ambience, a little noise but certainly acceptable. Will go back anytime.

OT
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Couple of good dishes but nothing special. Nice atmosphere and good cocktails.

JG
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fabulous server who knew we (9 of us) had a play to catch, various dietary considerations all cared for. About $50 a person including lots of salad, pizza, wine, and tip. This was my 4th visit and I highly recommend.

R
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montesacro is a wonderful space that delivered a great dining experience. We will be back!!

M
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, polite staff serving such delicious menu items! I’ll be back!

CM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, setting and food

Awesome for vegetarian s

OT
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little Italian gem

RH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were excellent. The menu is somewhat confusing but our server, Phoebe, was knowledgable and very helpful with the questions we had. There were six of us in our group and every one of us deemed the food and service to be excellent.

KH
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The pizza crust and the bread were perfect & so delicious! The server seemed inexperienced, but was polite. Although we hadn’t realized this is basically a nice “pizza” restaurant, and pizza s not one of our favorites, we enjoyed it.

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my third trip to Montesacro. Excellent overall. The crust on the pinsa is a revelation. Would come back again!

LP
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was very good all the way around. A bit pricey for what it is, especially wines by the glass. Pizza really just needs a basic red choice, carafe blend or Chianti. But crust, cheese & toppings were very tasty and good service

SY
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Great setbice

SR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With so many great restaurant options in the Portland metro area, it's rare that my wife and I go to the same place twice in the same season, much less the same month. However, after our first visit to Montesacro two Sundays ago, we had such a tremendous meal and experience that we were back again just one week later. And the second time was as good as, if not even better than, the first.

Our server (Charlie) remembered us from the first visit and we quickly engaged in a conversation. We introduced our sons and their girlfriends and everyone settled in. We ordered cocktails and waded into the difficult task of figuring out which salads, meats/cheeses and pinsas we would order and share, with some great advice from Charlie.

As it had been on our first visit, the salads were fresh and flavorful, and the carpaccio was delicious (we split the three between the six of us, which was perfect). We ordered four pinsas with very different flavor profiles and all four were delicious...only a couple slices survived (and were quickly boxed up).

We highly recommend Montesacro and will definitely be back soon.

OT
Black Forest
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the staff very attentive. We loved it here and will definitely come back!

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch Charlie was our server really enjoyed it… Way to make pizza special and I love it

J
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had high expectations based on their description as authentic Roman working class fare. I've been to Rome and was looking forward to the wonderful imaginative and vivid flavors that appear to only be possible in Italy.
Service was terrific, people are very nice, food was a bit too bland for me. Be bold, put it all out there

OT
Guadalajara
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizzeria Romana in PDX!

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S
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant, I will be back and soon. Fabulous menu with many Italian style appetizers, a huge selection of cheese and charcuterie, bright salads with farm fresh ingredients and pizza with an extra ordinary choice of ingredients. Their signature pizza crust was light fluffy and a little charred which was truly outstanding. Great wine selection and a knowledgeable Italian server. I totally recommend this place.