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About Renata

Renata is located in the heart of Portland’s Central Eastside District, which is teeming with local artisans, hip eateries, and trendy shops. The location is readily accessible from every area of the city. Quickly becoming recognized as one of Portland’s top dining destinations, Renata remains true to its welcoming family-centric roots and neighborhood ethos. Every dish retains the authenticity of its Italian origin, layered with thoughtful and playful interaction from Chef Sigler’s deft hand.
Fire and wood are transformative elements in the cooking process and in the atmosphere of the restaurant. Renata’s open kitchen with its stunning hearth and Italian pizza oven anchor the expansive dining room creating a warm and welcoming focal point for diners. The west side of the restaurant is flooded with natural light from striking accordion doors that in warmer weather, open up onto a large patio, where diners can enjoy alfresco dining inside and out.

626 SE Main Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest, Sicilian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner:
Sunday-Wednesday 5-9pm
Thursday-Saturday 5-10pm

Happy Hour
Monday - Saturday 5-6pm
Thursday - Saturday 9-10pm
Sunday 5-9pm

Cross Street:
6th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 954-2708

Website:
http://www.renatapdx.com/

Executive Chef:
Matthew Sigler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Renata has two private dining spaces and a patio conducive to cocktail receptions or seated meals. The striking space also lends itself to full-scale weddings and corporate buyouts.

Renata Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (50)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Good for a Date (48)
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Local Ingredients (38)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Authentic (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Romantic (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Casual (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Seasonal (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Fun (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Cozy (12)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Tapas (7)
Organic (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

The salad was delicious and we appreciate the server tell8mg us it was big enough to be shared. We ordered the squid ink pasta and the braised chicken pasta. Both were delicious and did not disappoint. The portion size was good. Our server was very attentive yet gave you enough room. Great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

The pappradelle with lamb and mint is wonderful. I will return just for that.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

We had the roasted pork and the pasta with lamb. Both were excellent. The only problem we had, was the side dish we ordered; it was called Roasted Spigarello with maitake mushrroms and grana padano . We were served a bitter greens (I thought it was chard) with nothing else in it. We asked the waitress if maybe we were served the wrong side dish, and she told us as she was walking away that that's what we ordered and that we'd probably find some mushrooms as the bottom of the dish. There were none and no cheese at all that we could tell. It was disappointing (the dish and the attention it was given when we asked about it) but didn't ruin the night for us. I think the description of this dish should be changed a bit to reflect what is actually served.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

What a lovely meal! Made all the more special by the attentive and knowledgable staff. Thank you!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic pizza...had the gorgonzola, red onion, LOVED. Pastas are delicious, we had the tagliatelle and it was exceptional....all handmade noodles too, love that. Service at the chef's bar was a bit slow, but overall...good. Oh, and the cocktails very tasty! Definitely fry the mezcal one....yummyl
Will come back for sure..

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Couldn't be happier. Renata is definitely on the "go again soon" list. Ethereal pasta dishes, beautiful salad--- and I'm all in for a double order of the zeppoli with lemon curd. Lovely wine selection, too. Great evening.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was excellent. Our server, Adam, was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections. He enthusiastically answered all our questions about the restaurant, the plancha, the outdoor space, etc.

Our food was absolutely delicious. The bread, the pasta, and the sautéed kale were all excellent.

The only negative was the noise level, but all the other aspects of our dining experience more than made up for it.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Over rated and over priced. The food was decent, but there are a lot of decent places in Portland that aren't so avaricious in their pricing. We were told that our order was going to be late, and the waiter offered to bring us some bread while we waited. I assumed this was a complementary offer to make up for the delay in the kitchen. Nope. We were charged $6 for the bread and - get this - $1 for the olive oil. If I'm going to be nickel-and-dimed I'd prefer it to be at a restaurant where the food and service are worth it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had the Scarpinocc, Squid Ink Calamaretti, Chickory Salad and Fried Olives. Fantastically creative, authentic meal with an explosion of nuances and flavors. Attentive and friendly service, restaurant was full but ambience was warm and comfortable.... definitely going back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We ordered deep fried olives and the oil it was fried in didn't seem to be that fresh. Tagliatelle lamb Ragu noodles were just average tasting served as if they weren't completely drained before served in the dish.The overall spice combinations of various dishes ordered did not seem to compliment the food with much culinary expertise. In general, the food was good tasting, but considering the price, it did not seem to have the effort of a chef's pride.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very noisy! Our waitress forgot to bring us a box of leftovers.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome food. Warm hospitality. Really fun time. Will be back soon for sure!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious..signature pasta dish was to die for..great cocktails..deserts were not as stella as the main dishes. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food, great service and really good drinks. The pizza is amazing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Host for third time was not very friendly. Servers have always been friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had to wait a little while to be seated, but it really wasn't that bad. The server at our table was very apologetic about everything, and once we had our (delicious) Negroni's brought to us everything else disappeared. Would highly recommend ordering the Cacio e pepe, its on the bar menu but snag it while your sitting. Its amazing. Also their wine list is wonderful and not boring. There is a section that specifies in wine grown in volcanic soil types. Pick up a bottle by Sicilian producers iCustodi and you will be in heaven. a salud.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Organic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice place, good food

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Small but focused menu. Family style options. Fabulous bucatini all'amatriciana even though they used bacon and not pork jowl. Rich, satisfying risotto. For protein, the pork was tender and juicy, served with braised radicchio. Great wine list and good selection by the glass. Wonderful, thoughtful unobtrusive service. Portions are small and prices are high but I will come back. What they do they do very well and the dining room is a lovely place in which to spend several pleasant hours.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food and service here are always on point! The pizzas are great, especially the seasonal ones. The liver mousse...the textures/flavors of crunchy, crispy, and savory, and sweet is amazing! I also especially love the interior of the restaurant and being able to see the open kitchen. One of my most fave restaurants in Portland!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We usually love Renata, however, on this visit, there was very little to be desired and we were so disappointed. They were not able to seat us until 45 minutes PAST our reservation time. (What's the point of the reservation?) One if the meals we ordered was never served. We received an apology, but nothing else....one person in our group didn't get his meal!?!? They didn't offer to make it because we were told it was too late and the kitchen was closing. We had ordered a bottle of wine as soon as we sat down and it wasn't served until our dinner finally arrived, after we requested it a second time (and reminded the server what we had ordered. We never received a visit from the manager. They did offer a free dessert at the end of the meal, but at that point, we were over it. We love the food, but the service and overall experience during this trip were horrible.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wine list was great and pizzas were delicious. Pasta dishes were disappointing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was fresh and delicious.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was all very good, as was the service. The big drawback was that it was just too loud. We had a really hard time hearing the server and then the four of us had to yell at each other the whole meal to be heard.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was amazing. Our server was friendly and gracious. It was a very pleasant surprise to have a server of color. As a person of color, I appreciate a diverse staff. We were early, so we ordered cocktails at the bar--they were fantastic. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Now, the hard part. We waited for over an hour for our food--no bread during the wait. Another very friendly staff member walked by and noticed my empty cocktail coupe--he asked if I would like another drink. I ordered one and waited over 20 minutes for it. Our awesome server apologized for the long wait for our food--his explanation about the long cooking process for bucatini didn't explain the wait for everything else, though. He recovered by offering a free dessert and the other staff member came by to let me know that I would not be charged for my second drink. So, the food is great. The staff is very courteous. Perhaps issues with the kitchen/expo were the problem--not sure.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is my go-to place. Consistently excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall was ok, but not great. First of all - service was fantastic. The burrata starter was delicious - I loved the way the gingerbread and cranberries played off the creaminess of the cheese - overall a well balanced dish. We had two pastas - while the pastas themselves were well cooked, overall the dishes were not spectacular and were lacking balance in flavor - the tagliatelle with braised beef was ho hum, and the Chitarra was really lacking balance. It featured black garlic, which I know can be a strong flavor (that I love) but the pasta had an almost overwhelmingly acidic quality that tasted like it was drenched in red wine vinegar and drowned out almost all other flavors...hard to describe. Again, ok, but not great. We also had the pork roast (I believe they were out of the loin and this was a leg roast). The meat itself was delicious and well cooked - I found the barley it was served with to have again an almost overwhelming acidic quality - not the same flavor as the pasta but similar. Just off putting. This is coming from someone who enjoys acid in foods. Anyway, maybe we had an off night, otherwise the experience was enjoyable, but I didn't love the food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is the best restaurant in town. We are a happily married 40-something couple who gets away from the kids 1-5 times per month for a dinner date. We have tried all of the top and not-so-top restaurants in town, several of them multiple times. We typically order the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. We know great food and great service (and sadly, are also experts on the opposite). Renata never disappoints. Someone once pointed out the owners of this restaurant to us. You wouldn't know it, because you will see them cleaning tables and asking if you are ready for another glass of wine. It turns out hard work and attention to detail always prevail. (Along with fantastic food, great cocktails, and exceptional wines by the glass). I love this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent. Our waiter was awesome. The wait time for the food was long. About 45 minutes. If you are with people you adore the wait time is not a problem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

What can I say About Renata? It was one of the best meals of my entire life. If you’re looking for a place to dine in Portland, Renata should be at the top of your list. I cannot wait to go back in a few weeks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

always superb! dining at Renata is always delicious, fun and satisfying. Great and inventive pastas make this one of my favorite Portland Italian restaurants. Service was exemplary and the cocktails alone are worth a visit.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Dinner for the sales guys who are picky about Italian food. This place hit the spot. excellent wine list, fantastic risotto, attentive service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Dishes were creative and had some great flavor combinations. The building and evening lighting give it a special feel.

Out of the four dishes we ordered, two were extremely sweet, especially the burrata appetizer. Tasty, but might have made a better dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Birthday!!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Renata was delicious, the food was unique and tasted wonderful and different! The service was just ok. It seemed ok at first but then we waited almost an hour for our entrees after having salad and appetizers. The waitress never came over to address the issue and when we finally asked she said they would be right out which took another 15 minutes. The service continued to be slow for the rest of the meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Extremely slow service, supposedly our dinner ticket was misplaced, took about an hour for our entree to come out. Server came up to us after 40 minutes and told us something happened, then took another 15-20 minutes for meal to arrive.

Cheese plate was very disappointing. Cheese varieties were similar, fairly bland. Crackers had an odd herb in them. chutney was olive based, didn't add much flavor.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing food, as always! Brought my out-of-town parents in for dinner and they were pleasantly surprised with the pricing and the flavors.

Give Wes Aguas lots of tips because he's the best!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Renata never fails to disappoint. Great food, wines to match with every course, and cocktails that are unique and flavorful. The service is always warm friendly, and professional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Came here for my birthday. It took about 35 minutes for our drinks. One of the guests at our table ordered Prosecco and it was flat. She had to take it up to the bar to get a new bottle opened. Our table ordered a pizza to start off with and it was good, but probably not worth the price as it only had potatoes on it. I ordered their risotto and was very disappointed with my portion size. $22 for maybe a cup of risotto with two mushrooms thrown on top (really just mixed in randomly) seems ridiculous. Not to mention it was served on a flat plate which made it cool down way too fast. None of the food was bad, it just was not worth the price.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food, great wine and great service. Definitely on our rotation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was so noisy that we could not hear the friends sitting across the table. There were times we just didn't talk because we couldn't hear each other. The people sitting next to us were shouting at each other and we could hear them better than our own conversation. there was some machine running in the back ground, but it was ubelievably loud.

Everything else was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious. we loved the food and out waiter was also outstanding!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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