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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 using locally sourced ingredients.
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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for Valentine's Day! Renata will be offering a special tasting menu on 2/14. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated. *A la carte menu will not be available. **A credit card is required for all reservations. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will incur a charge of $50 per person

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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
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Special Occasion (30)
Notable Wine List (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Romantic (21)
Authentic (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Seasonal (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Fun (12)
Business Meals (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had been to Renata once before (maybe about a year ago), and we had an outstanding experience. We recently visited a second time for my birthday, and the experience was good, but it failed to completely blow us away again. We did not feel particularly welcomed by the wait staff throughout the meal which impacted our experience most - especially when you consider your expectations going into the evening, the price point, and the atmosphere of the restaurant. I'm hoping it was just an off night for the wait staff.

The bread appetizer was fantastic. My husband ordered a pork chop that was simply delicious. My risotto was good, but it wasn't amazing in the way that a rich, flavorful risotto can be. Portion sizes were good. Cocktails were great. Overall, we do like this restaurant, and I'm sure we'll give it another try at some point. The ambience is lovely, and it's perfect for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Came with high expectations but left disappointed. Our pasta dish wash served cold, pizza was good but nothing special, would have appreciated some bread and olive oil as we were waiting for our food

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·Dined 5 days ago

Took my wife and my son here for her birthday. I was very impressed! The food was amazing. Every dish! And service was 5 star!. Highly recommend Renata! We will be back!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great service. Food is certainly above average. Appears more together than our first visit almost two years ago.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love having dinner at Renata. I strongly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I got a gift card from my workplace and it was a great opportunity to try Renata out. We were impressed with the quality ingredients and presentation. The food was well season and amazing flavors. If you have not been to Renata, then should plan for a visit!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was excited to try. Loved atmosphere, service attentive, welcoming space. Loved each dish we shared. Was disappointed the wine selection, though extensive, a bit expensive. That's my only complaint. Will gladly go back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overpriced for what we got.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food is great, however the service is below expectations.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was great but the food was ok I have had better pasta at other restaurants PDX...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is an amazing restaurant... food is perfect... but for some reason, the cocktails were way longer than usual in arriving... and the chef burned the first pizza we ordered so we had to wait for them to make another. In the meantime, two of us were presented with our meals, which were cooked to perfection. The staff was so apologetic and comped our pizza and then brought us another entree so we were more than compensated. It is one of our favorite restaurants and continues to be. The staff are friendly yet professional ..

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Daren is an amazing server
I have gluten allergies and he really looked after me
We had seen burrata on the online menu but not on the daily... he made this possible for us!
Can not wait to go back plus on site free parking in the city

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous on all levels!!! Service fantastic, food sublime. And gorgeous!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I had been wanting to go to Renata for some time and had heard only good things - it did not disappoint! Wonderful food across all courses (we had a starter, entrees, and dessert), great cocktails, impeccable but approachable service, lovely setting. We will be back and will recommend to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

From delicious specialty cocktails to friendly service and delicious food, this place has it all!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Loved the food and layout of the tables. Way too loud for good conversation.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love the food at Renata's, but the service was less than stellar this time. I had to track down on three occasions one of the waiters and then we were delivered a wrong drink after we already had the same drink first and the waitress took away our bread plates and then when the bread actually came after I asked for we had no bread plates. Based on the service, I would not go back but the food is so good so I will go back.

Tags: People Watching, Organic, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We love Renata and have always had great service except for this time. The server was snobby and seemed like we were an inconvenience. She took a long time to take our order and was overall not pleasant. I was disappointed as this has never happened before here.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Renata is one of the best Italian type restaurants in Portland. Always a pleasure to dine there. It is extremely loud but, we heard each other with our voices louder than usual. The food more than makes up for it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My friend and I were surprised to find the menu so limited, basically pizza and pastas. We shared a Brussels sprouts salad that was average; she had a very nice pappardelle with lamb and I had a beef agnlotti that was very small and not very good. We shared a very nice flourless chocolate cake. The waiter was friendly but kept asking us to order when we had not even received our cocktail; and when we asked to see the wine list, he brought us only the By the Glass selection, which seemed odd. We agreed that we were not eager to return to Renata.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Open, inviting and happy space. Attentive service. Very good cheese and meat board. Creative selection of pasta dishes (moderate size). Limited mains. Chicken was delectable. Lamb was not memorable (overcooked, curious cut).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was set up perhaps with high expectations as I was told that Renata was amazing. Unfortunately, that was not my experience. I would call it a good restaurant, but not amazing and perhaps not worth the price. We were seated promptly. Our main water though was a bit "off". We sat down, were given menus and he checked in with us to take a cocktail order. The cocktails took some time (longer than expected) and though they tasted great, they were all mainly ice. So very little cocktail itself. After the cocktails came, some time had passed and we were ready to order. It was at this point that we were told about things on the menu that were not available. Like bread. In an Italian restaurant. They were out of bread. We had had enough time to know what we wanted, and had been given the menus at least 20 minutes prior, then told No Bread and also that one of the entrees was a different protein that what was listed on the printed menus. OK, so we order other things than what we originally wanted. Of the 6 dishes we ordered, one was amazing (pork parapadelle), one was very good (chicory salad with bagna cauda dressing), one was not good (kale vegetable side, sitting in a bowl of greasy vinegar), and the other 3 were OK. They did have a great wine list and the wine we ordered was lovely. If I went back, I would stick to the in-house made pastas and perhaps go early if you want to try the bread. It is a large restaurant and our waiter told us they only make 6 loaves per day :)

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The risotto finished in Parmesan wheel was phenomenal as well as the pork ragu. We could actually hear one another which is my goal when eating out. Service was excellent. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Terrific cocktails. Food is amazing. Sommelier was very good

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food, the roast chicken was awesome. Staff was extremely nice and helpful and flexible as we had a couple changes happening.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We visited 2 years ago and found it amazing but this year we were very disappointed. The food was average at best and certainly not worth the price. We have no issue paying for excellent food and service but everyone in our party agreed the food missed the mark this time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Restaurant was very noisy. Our table was near the front door and was very cold.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Renata does great, creative, solid Italian food in a lovely atmosphere in the under-used inner industrial SE neighborhood.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Susanna provided excellent service, food and libations advice. Great food and ambiance. Thank you for a very pleasant dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The ravioli with bolognese sauce was terrific, as was the mushroom ragu and the hangar steak. Our server was great - knowledgable and friendly, without being overbearing. My only issue was the noise level. It was loud. I think most restaurants in Portland are loud these days, so I don't hold it against them. I am looking forward to returning and trying new dishes.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A little disappointing - small portions for the price- and small pour on wine by the glass.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Place was too noisy. We couldn't hear what our friends were saying

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Business Meals
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Top quality food and service. Loved it. Casual dining with a true Italian feel.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious! Had the pasta with mushroom ragout, chicken dish, and a delicious salad.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice dining, busy, but not loud. Great service, excellent options in quantity and foods from pizza to pasta to meat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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