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Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn, Eugene, OR

Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn

4.9
4.9
567 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

We are sad to announce the closure of The Excelsior’s Ristorante Italiano. Please call us at (541) 342-6963 if you have any questions or concerns.

Please note that the Excelsior's Inn will remain open and it is only the restaurant that is closing.

We have enjoyed serving you!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (541) 342-6963

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maurizio Paparo

  • Private party facilities

    Our Tuscan room is appointed with a beautiful black walnut table situated in a wine room with warm wood decor. It can seat up to 12 in intimate seclusion. The dining room can also be closed to accommodate parties of up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Brett Batterson: (541) 912-1138

  • Neighborhood

    Eugene

  • Cross street

    Hilyard St.

  • Parking details

    We encourage our guests to park in the Peace Health parking structure, which is located on the corner the intersection of 13th Ave. and Hilyard St. Cost is $.75/ hour.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • Zuppa$6.00

    please ask your server

    • Insalata Mista$9.00

      greens, balsamic vinaigrette or gorgonzola

      • Insalata Caesar*$11.00

        romaine, croutons, parmesan

        • With Grilled Chicken$17.00
        • With Fish or Shrimp$19.00
      • Insalata Mozzarella$17.00

        fresh tomatoes, basil pesto, fresh buffalo mozzarella

        • Insalata di Barbabietole$16.00

          roasted beets, goat cheese, carrots, onion, parsley, balsamic

          • Fritto Misto di Mare$18.00

            fried calamari, shrimp w/ aioli

            • Calamari Only$15.00
          • Frittelle di Granchio*$19.00

            three crab cakes, balsamic, remoulade, rouille

            • Prosciutto Prawns*

              grilled jumbo prosciutto wrapped prawns, spicy aioli

              • ea$9.00
            • Charcuterie$20.00

              italian meats, artisan cheeses, accoutrements

              • Oysters on the Half Shell

                northwest oysters, limoncello mignonette

                • 3 for$9.00
              • Pappardelle al Sugo$19.00

                traditional italian meat sauce, parmesan

                • Rigatoni Pomodoro$16.00

                  house made rigatoni, tomato sauce, basil, parmesan

                  • Ravioli con Pollo$19.00

                    chicken filled ravioli, pesto, goat cheese

                    • Ravioli di Zucca$18.00

                      roasted squash filled ravioli, browned butter, sage, parmesan

                      • Ravioli di Casunziei$17.00

                        roasted beet filled ravioli, butter, parmesan, poppy seeds, fried sage

                        • Bistecca e Patatine$22.00

                          grilled steak, seasonal butter, fries, greens, demi

                          • Excelsior Burger$18.00

                            1/2 lb. local ground beef, raclette, bacon, house made bun, aioli, fries

                            • Pizza Margherita$15.00

                              marinara, fresh mozzarella, basil & olive oil

                              • Add Sausage$18.00
                            • Fries$5.00

                              • Add Truffle Oil & Herbs$8.00

                            What 567 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            4.9
                            4.9 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.9Food
                            • 5Service
                            • 4.9Ambience
                            • 4.6Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            1. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 13, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Sadly this restaurant is closing. We wanted a final meal here and it didn’t disappoint. Will sure miss this place

                            2. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Early Valentine’s

                            3. RC

                              RandallC

                              Palm Springs

                              36 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              36 reviews

                              Dined on February 10, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This place has been providing culinary gems for 50+ years. Maurizio is a world class chef and proprietor. Thanks for all the great memories.

                            4. MM

                              MorganM

                              Portland

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on February 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              They have the best soups. Great service and their special of confit duck pasta was amazing.

                            5. s

                              sandyb

                              Hawaii

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on February 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Thank-you to the staff at Excelsior for all the wonderful times we have had there since (about) 1975. Our 50th wedding anniversary, our children's 51st birthday dinner, and more birthdays and anniversaries than we can remember. What wonderful memories we have.

                            6. MM

                              MattM

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a excellent experience, great service, great food. Nothing but the best. We drive 150 miles for dinner at least once a year here. Thanks for always being on the top of your game.

                            7. JJ

                              JJWulf

                              Portland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              One of the few fine dining in Eugene. Hate to see them go.

                            8. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Portland

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on February 3, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent as always

                            9. CT

                              CarlaTheDuck

                              Portland

                              38 reviews

                              5.0

                              38 reviews

                              Dined on January 29, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful food, good wine and as usual delightful desserts.

                            10. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Portland

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              Very quaint and classy restaurant. Service was excellent! The food was prepared well and taste great! Excellent chef!!!! Only negative would be price considerations in relation to the quantity of food. Appetizers were a bit expensive and quantity close to an entree while the entree’s were a bit small for the asking price. I will definitely be visiting here again! Great place for a romantic evening, just be prepared for the $$$$

                            11. DW

                              DW70

                              Cincinnati

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Celebrating our wedding anniversary. Food was delicious.

                            12. SL

                              SteveL

                              Portland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 15, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Exquisite, both in quality and service. The dining room is thoughtfully decorated. The Chef/owner grows much of the vegetables at his farm. Very finesed and realized. We look forward to our next visit. We stayed at the Inn and our room was perfect.

                            13. BB

                              BarbaraB

                              Portland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Lovely environment, gentle staff, comfortable setting and great food.

                            14. d

                              delightinfood

                              San Francisco

                              8 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on January 8, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Visiting to the area and had a lovely and sophisticated meal in a lovely environment

                            15. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Portland

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Birthday celebration

                            16. J

                              Jamichl

                              Seattle

                              41 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              41 reviews

                              Dined on January 6, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                              Passing through Eugene, and this was an awesome surprise.

                            17. SP

                              StephanieP

                              Portland

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was amazing. Great way to spend Nee Years Eve.

                            18. PS

                              PhilS

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 31, 2021

                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                              I know most restaurants have trimmed their menus due to the recent economic conditions, but I think the Excelsior Inn has gone a bit too far. I had reviewed their menu online and was looking forward to the dinner. The actual menu, however, was far, far less than advertised. Again, I understand a limited menu, but I really found the menu to be much too limited. No real selections for a high-end restaurant. We won't be back unless and until we know that the menu is back to some semblance of normal. By the way, we have one other restaurant that did the same thing and we won't be returning there until the menu improves. I just think the Excelsior has gone too far.

                            19. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Palm Springs

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 24, 2021

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              We had not been to The Excelsior for approximately 29 years. Our previous experience had not been very good. On a whim We decided to try it again. We were delightfully surprised. It was a very enjoyable evening. Food, service as well as ambiance was wonderful. New will definitely be back.

                            20. M

                              Morgana

                              Portland

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food and drink was amazing. Our waitress was very knowledgeable to help with our selections as needed. The only drawback is parking as they do not have their own (unless you are staying at the Inn part). Be prepared to walk a couple blocks. Just the same, it is worth it as they do deliver a higher end dining experience.

                            21. C

                              Cheryl

                              Portland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Holiday dinner with friends. Everyone loved their meal. We each ordered a dessert and shared. The Holiday Dome was our favorite. They were busy, and the service was still very good.

                            22. EM

                              ElaineM

                              San Francisco

                              6 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on December 17, 2021

                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                              Seated by a loud party of 6 could not carry on a conversation in our party of four. All of our food from the appetizers, salads and main meals were a disappointment. We had last eaten there several years ago and the quality is not what is use to be. However the cocktails were excellent. The chocolate cake we shared was delicious. We will not return.

                            23. F

                              Foodsciencefan

                              Portland

                              5 reviews

                              4.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on December 17, 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience2

                              We were there on a weeknight that was very busy. The serving people were working very hard and kept up great demeanors in the face of perhaps too few staff to serve the full dining room. It would be great if the Excelsior looked into some acoustic abatement strategies. It was so noisy that I could not hear my husband sitting across the table from me. We pretty much gave up trying to have a conversation during this birthday dinner treat. The appetizer was wonderful: the frito miso. Perfectly crisp seafood and a wonderful aioli to go with it. I think the caesar salad sat a little long in the kitchen and became pretty limp by the time it got to us. Our entrees, however, were perfect. The food was worth every penny. The staff was great, but too few. The first time I ate in that lovely old building was about 50 years ago . I think they need to do an intervention with the ambience.

                            24. J

                              Jodieats

                              Portland

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 9, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Anniversary dinner. Beautiful quaint atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Amazing food and great service. We will be back!

                            25. R

                              Rocky

                              Hawaii

                              6 reviews

                              5.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on December 8, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Staff friendly and efficient. Food excellent as always!

                            26. CT

                              CindyT

                              San Francisco

                              23 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              23 reviews

                              Dined on December 6, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Outstanding!

                            27. KT

                              KathyT

                              New Orleans

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on December 5, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent service / tasty food - great presentation!

                            28. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Portland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 4, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Incredible food and service. Atmosphere is perfect for date

                            29. R

                              Rachel

                              Portland

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 4, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food, drink and service! Highly recommend for dates and family meals.

                            30. JG

                              JohnG

                              San Francisco

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on November 28, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              From ambience to cocktails, appetizers and entrees, outstanding in every respect. Among our party of three was a very fussy diner who declared the 6 oz. filet as good as any steak she has ever eaten anywhere. Pasta plates were perfect and abundant. Excellent value proposition. Toto, I don't think we're in the Bay Area anymore.

                            31. OB

                              OingoBoingo

                              Portland

                              43 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              43 reviews

                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This is the first time we tried this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dinner. I had the braised short rib and it was so rich and tender I couldn't stop eating until it was gone. The service was good and there was adequate time for us to enjoy our salads and cocktails before dinner arrived. We will definitely be back to this restaurant.

                            32. BW

                              BelindaW

                              Palm Springs

                              18 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              18 reviews

                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The ambiance at this restaurant is outstanding. Service and food cannot be better. It is a bit expensive so be prepared. That said I will always go to this restaurant when I am in Eugene.

                            33. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                              overall3food3service4ambience5

                              A bit overpriced for what it is. Average quality with fine dining prices. The atmosphere is lovely though.

                            34. OL

                              OldLovers

                              Portland

                              16 reviews

                              3.0

                              16 reviews

                              Dined on November 26, 2021

                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                              It was okay.

                            35. CH

                              ChristineH

                              Portland

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on November 26, 2021

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              I was with my daughter for Thanksgiving. The staff managed to pull together a wonderful vegan meal for her. I had the best kale and beet salad I ever had and the traditional Turkey meal was outstanding. If only my dog hadn’t found my leftover box in the car….

                            36. L

                              Louise

                              Washington DC

                              3 reviews

                              3.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                              Beautiful restaurant, service was great, but unfortunately the food on Thanksgiving was mediocre. Winter salad quite bland, needed better seasoning in the dressing, portions rather small especially turkey, carrots poorly cooked, pies served cold with very hard crusts. We enjoyed our dinner anyway but rather disappointed in the fare.

                            37. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Denver

                              1 review

                              vip
                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                              overall1food1service1ambience5

                              Our prime rib was well done form the end despite asking for a medium rare piece which was promised. My son actually got a lovely medium rare piece so I know that was possible. Our waitress ghosted us for over an hour.

                            38. TB

                              TeriB

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fabulous food and service. Favorite all time restaurant.

                            39. F

                              Fenwickian

                              San Francisco

                              19 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              19 reviews

                              Dined on November 15, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I have loved Excelsior Cafe since I was in grad school In the 80s. It’s always a pleasure to dine here, and I love bringing friends for special occasions. Wonderful menu, friendly and competent service, and lovely wine list!

                            40. RC

                              RandallC

                              Palm Springs

                              36 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              36 reviews

                              Dined on November 15, 2021

                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                              The Excelsior continues deliver a world class dining experience in an old world setting. The fact that you can still arrange a table easily through Open Table Monday through Sunday. Never disappoints.

                            Safety precautions

                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                            • Physical distancing

                              • Limited number of seated diners
                              • Extra space between tables
                            • Screening

                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                            FAQs

                            Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 342-6963.

                            Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

                            Not available on OpenTable

                            Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                            If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              Hilyard St.

                            • Neighborhood

                              Eugene

                            • Hours of operation

                              Dinner
                              Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Italian, Northwest

                            • Dining style

                              Fine Dining

                            • Dress code

                              Casual Dress

                            • Parking details

                              We encourage our guests to park in the Peace Health parking structure, which is located on the corner the intersection of 13th Ave. and Hilyard St. Cost is $.75/ hour.

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Executive chef

                              Maurizio Paparo

                            • Additional

                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                            • Phone number

                              (541) 342-6963

                            • Private party facilities

                              Our Tuscan room is appointed with a beautiful black walnut table situated in a wine room with warm wood decor. It can seat up to 12 in intimate seclusion. The dining room can also be closed to accommodate parties of up to 30 guests.

                            • Private party contact

                              Brett Batterson: (541) 912-1138

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