Montesacro PDX

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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 145 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice experience, good food

T
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Guadalajara
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

S
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

JG
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, setting and food

Awesome for vegetarian s

OT
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little Italian gem

RH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Great setbice

SR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizzeria Romana in PDX!

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S
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

RV
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great addition to the PDX food scene!! Authentic Italian food with some unique flavors and dishes you won’t find anywhere else. Especially great if you like sharing small dishes. Authenticated by my significant other, who is from Rome. Buon appetito!

EA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant, delicious food and ambiance - sitting in the at our outside table drinking aperol spritz and eatting pinsa - you can almost imagine you are spending the afternoon in Rome. Highly recommended

J
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a salad and their version of pizza. Both were quite good. Pizza size is shareable

K
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had fantastic fresh salads and pinsa! Lovely outdoor seating and great service!

RY
Portland
123 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

A lovely little restaurant in the Pearl and the food, once we got it, was solid. Server was just great, but the kitchen was slow as molasses. We arrived at 6:15 pm, did not order cocktails and left 2 hours later. OOPS! And our order was simple. Two pizzas, a shared salad and two sides of vegetables. Thank God we had good conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent neopolitan pizza. I’ve had the real deal in Naples and their pizza was just ok in comparison.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine, food, and service were great. If you’re in the mood for Italian this place is perfect. 10/10 recommend!

N
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best meal in Portland. And we are pizza snobs! A real highlight of the trip. Strongly recommend.

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

Wonderful dinner sitting outside. Warm, attentive staff. Delicious food!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The pinsa is delicious—flavorful, hearty and creative. The other menu items were good, although portions were small and not outstanding when comparing to other local Italian restaurants with similar price point. Service was excellent and I like that they have happy hour. We’ll be back!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very cute place with great ambiance. The meat and cheese board was outstanding, along with the Roman-style pizza. Everything tasted very fresh, and our server made sure we loved everything. I highly recommend this place for a date night. We have been recommending this to all of our friends and will be back soon!

P
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We are frequent travelers to Italy, & had loved everything about our previous dining experiences at Montesacro. It had been just the two of us, after our first time, we pretty much knew what we wanted(the delicious burrata from the piatti freddi section of the menu, & the Casal Bertone & Trullo pinsas to share). We didn't pay much attention to the price of the items, & don't remember if they may have gone up since the last time we ate there. This time, we brought two other couples to introduce them to the wonders of pinsa. In addition to everyone wanting their own pinsa, after some consultation, we thought we wanted the Tagliere Misto for the table (3 choices each of cheese & meat at a special price), & chose them according to some of our dietary concerns. When we placed the order, we were told that the chef chooses the items, & we'd have to order what we wanted a la carte if we didn't want to take our chances. At $6 per, that meant it would be $36, rather than $26 for the chef's selection. We opted for 2 cheeses & 2 meats, plus the must-have burrata, & a salad, which we were going to order anyway. We were quite surprised at how small the cheese portions were, especially for $6 each, barely enough for all of us to have a tiny taste. The honey & fruit paste accompaniments were also very stingy, & hard to share. Fortunately, the meat portions were more generous, as we had expected. Everything was delicious, so no complaints about that, the burrata & salad portions were big enough to share. Everyone but one of our group(not a fan of the thicker dough edges, go figure) really liked the pinsas they ordered, would have no problem coming back again for more, just won't order cheese as a starter. The rustic, casual atmosphere was a hit, the service much appreciated.

P
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been to this restaurant in San Francisco and were so excited to stumble upon the same restaurant in Portland. It was delicious and reasonably priced.

C
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic pizza and phenomenal service by Charlie. Meat and cheeses, almonds, apricot, and fresh honey- excellent pairings. Pizza is not my go-to, but this was excellent with a perfect crust. Charlie was informative and pleasant to have as our server and host!

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