Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn
1/2 lb. local organic lamb, goat cheese, spicy aioli, antipasti, flat bread, fries
mascarpone mousse, espresso, rum, brandy, lady fingers
Pasta al Granchio
crab, fettucine, smoked mussel cream sauce, wild mushrooms, lemon, crispy onion, chive
Wonderful food, wonderful service. We had a very enjoyable dinner, with great drinks.
Good food, and great service. The desert was amazing.
Limited menu to chose from. Wait staff was slow, even with minimal patrons. Music was over powering for small dining room. For the price, the food should have been better. After dinner coffee was luke warm, did not taste fresh.
My husband and I eat here often.
Food is excellent.
Ambience is the best in town.
Service is superb.
What a hidden gem. Who knew that tucked away on 13th avenue was this amazing restaurant in a lovely old building. We had a cozy table right next to the fire place. I will warn you that the bread is to die for but try to save enough room for the entrees!
Took my husband here for his birthday, staff was polite and helpful. We had the calamari, braised beef rib and the crab pasta everything was delicious. Food came out timely and good portions for the price.
I waited for over an hour for my food and ended up just walking out.
This is a wonderful restaurant! We visited it last year and loved it, so our trip to Eugene this year, we made it top on our list. We stayed downtown by 5th St market, and took a short LYFT ride to the Excelsior. The service was great, the food was outstanding, and is must on our list of great restaurants to revisit!!
The Excelisor is excellent. Kind of high prices. The Waterfront Depot in Florence is one of our favorites.
Fantastic food and great service. We ate on the patio due to COVID precautions, and had it all to ourselves. A patio heater would have made it ideal and would have allowed us to linger a bit more over dessert.
First time there- will not be the last time. Atmosphere was romantic (we sat in the dining area), waiter was very attentive and helpful in deciding drinks, drinks were crisp, food was (and I’m not exaggerating) AMAZING. My fiancé was born and raised in Alaska and is always hesitant to eat seafood down here in the lower states. He was blown away. We couldn’t stop complimenting the chef. Overall so satisfied.
Bistro side is nice for an evening out and the dining room is wonderful for special occasions.
Wonderful food, service, and ambiance!
Very nice and you felt very safe with the limited seating.
Dessert was amazing! Dinner and appetizers were mediocre, especially for cost. Ambiance and staff was perfect! I would recommend it for dessert.
Best restaurant in Eugene, food and service are always outstanding.
We decided to try this restaurant based on the good reviews we read. The service was great - our waiter was very attentive and friendly, however the food was horrible. The gnocchi was chewy and hard. The pizza margherita tasted just like a store bought frozen pizza and the pasta al granchio (which was supposed to be crab, fettuccine with smoked mussel cream sauce, tomatoes, wild mushrooms, lemon and lavender) was nothing of the sort. It was fettuccine with cream sauce with a few tiny pieces of crab and some cherry tomatoes. There were no mushrooms, and certainly no hint of mussels. I don't know the chef was off that night or if this was an off night for the restaurant but we very all very disappointed with our meals.
Our entire meal was excellent. We did not have italian food, but I had a huge beef rib, cooked to perfection and my husband had the beef filet special. The bottle of Barbera wine we bought to go with the meal was excellent. Fantastic service also.
We went for our 5 year anniversary. Hostess said happy anniversary, very kind, but that was the end of it. Food was amazing, drinks were good, service was meh. You know that thing servers do, when your their last table and they hover nearby glancing at your table like every 30 seconds waiting for you to "ask" for the check? Between that and no acknowledgement of our anniversary with a $200 price tag? meh. Maybe I can just get the take out next time.
Amazing experience, gotta love the place and the music made it comforting to be there dining with the candle light. The food was exquisite and the presentation was superb.
It was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this restaurants to anybody who is celebrating a special occasion or wanting a fantastic meal.
We had wonderful food and fantastic service. Our cocktails were perfect. Can’t wait to go back!
Excellent food and great atmosphere
Very good food! Lovely place to eat. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Lamb was over cooked. Caprese salad tomatoes not great but there was cavier. Pasta dishes were to die for, as was RR Ranch filet. Just a little disappointed in lamb. Service was perfect. Very nice evening.
Wonderful ambiance. Charming grounds. Excellent food and service.
Wonderful patio dining with great service and cuisine.
Wonderful ambiance and lovely food. The bartender makes great drinks too!
Having dined at Excelsior many times in recent years, I am happy to report that without fail, our experience has always been superb. The food quality and diversity of selection is huge to us, of course, and at Excelsior they have a knack for getting the freshest fish and farm to table produce. When one is in the mood for Italian, they are in their zone, as Maurizio, the charming proprietor, is also a talented and discerning chef. But they have also mastered preparation of a wide variety of other dishes. Their staff is first rate, attentive and knowledgeable. Whether you are looking for a romantic meal, or a fun get together with friends, or having a meal in conjunction with business, the Excelsior is a perfect fit. Their two dining rooms are quite distinct from one another, both beautifully decorated and maintained. But our favorite space is their outside terrace when weather permits. One can imagine being transported to a private Tuscan courtyard in this lovely setting. I can't finish this review without mentioning their exceptional desserts. The beverage selection offers everything one could expect from a restaurant of this high caliber. Certainly there are other fine restaurants in Eugene, but the Excelsior has become our favorite.
Great experience in Tuscan room for our private party. Our server Molly was outstanding!
On the patio with our dog and friends on a summer night with great food and service from Matt - what could be better!
Food amazing. Setting. Perfect. Could not ask for anymore.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and elegant, yet casual. The food is consistently excellent as is the service. Staff are very attentive and anticipate when you may need assistance. A very wonderful experience overall.
Our waitress ruined the celebration of my daughters bday. She didn’t know the menu and what was available. After telling us what she ordered was no longer available, she then brought the wrong second entree. We ended up leaving and going to Le Marche. We were excited to try here only to be disappointed.
Had a wonderful dinner. Due to COVID it was a distanced quiet one but the food and service were great. The place is very safe.
The service was great, the food was delicious and the experience was great overall!
Restorante Italiano accommodated me and my daughter on short notice. Food was very good. Service was fantastic and attended to us respectfully. Can’t wait to return!
Celebrating the reopening of Eugene. Meal was superb as expected. Thank you Maurizio!
Always love this place. Great atmosphere. Great service. Food is always perfect.
Loved the rooms! Quiet, very comfortable, unique decor. We had 2 breakfasts and a dinner all of them excellent from the pastry chef’s berry jelly to the melt in your mouth filet mignon! Generous portions and friendly efficient staff. All the staff were friendly, helpful smiling.
Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.