Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn
A wonderful restaurant in an old inn, with exceptional food and great ambiance!
My 91 year old mother and I were seated at 6:30 and only ordered salads and soup. Our salad came out at 7:40. It was a slow Sunday night with only a dozen other filled tables at the most. The salads were small for the price yet tasty, but we waited way too long. The soup was ok, not exceptional, which it should be for the price. Very disappointing over all.
Excellent as always. Service was exceptional with wonderful unique entrees
Food was nicely presented and tasted great. The ambience was good, especially on Valentines Day. We were seated at a corner table and felt as though there was privacy. Your service was excellent.
Great food, and great service.
This restaurant is a favorite of ours for special occasions. We enjoy going with out-of-town visitors as well. We can always count on it for good food, service, atmosphere. We even stayed at the Inn---just lovely!
Asked my partner to marry me
Excellent restaurant for a special occasion, the food was wonderful, the ambiance perfect and nice knowledgeable service. Would recommend it.
Perfect valentines dinner. Lovely staff, perfect steak, and as always delicious desserts. Excelsior never disappoints.
One of the best restaurants in Eugene. Never disappoints.
Very elegant table setting. Superb attention to decor. Wait staff helpful and attentive. Food of excellent quality. Too bad both my husband and my entrees were overly salty. We had the filet mignon and smoked pork loin. Meat was very tender however and delicious.
We liked the decor very much and the service was excellent; attentive, intelligent without being overbearing. The white bean soup was delicious as was the fresh mozzarella salad. The main course, however (goat cheese ravioli) was just too salty; the salt overcame any other flavors and it's this which prevents me from giving the restaurant five stars overall. Goat cheese and the other cheese(s) already have salt - not much more (if any) is required. My wife also felt her duck was too salty.
not much privacy, very very loud even though only four tables were filled. service was hit and miss. very limited menu with strange combinations. steak was overcooked and tough, the glaze was bitter. desserts were good. carrot cake is excellent. doubt that i would go there again. expensive and really nothing special. very disappointing as we had been told that it was the best steak in town. the steak should have been ground into hamburger
A picture perfect setting with white linens on the table, soft lighting, and rain gently pitter-patting on the roof. Calimare was our first course, being lightly fried and breaded. We washed our palates with delicious red wine. The main course was Caesar salad and porterhouse lamb. The portions were amble and mouthwatering. Dessert was Ciochoclito and coffee. A dinner to long remember. The wait staff were incredible.
Wait staff was amazing and attentive. Kudos. Food was very flavorful and filling. Good portions. Prices are over what they probably should be, but you are paying also for a nicer ambience. It is nicely quiet and great for intimate dining conversations. Had to send my rib eye back as it was overcooked. Took a while but the flavors were amazing and the second time was great but grisly and fatty with only about 1/2 the actual meat. But that is a ribeye I guess. They did comp they meal after overcooking it, so they definitely made its right. I would return and try some pasta...
The food was amazing...the drinks well poured...the service excellent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
The restaurant is lovely, quaint and quiet. They prepared a special meal for me and everything was wonderful.
Very overpriced, bland entrees and incredibly stuffy atmosphere. Special cocktail I ordered was not good - overly sweet but odd combination of flavors. Oysters were the highlight of the meal and very good. Didn’t get a wine or cocktail list when we were sat, busser/host told us he was sick and looked like he had a fever- GROSS!!! Don’t tell people that and moreover, go home. Asked for wine list only got glass pour list. Would probably have gotten a bottle but decided to save our money and drink mediocre glass pours. Not an impressive glass pour list at all. Server was nice and attentive though. We have no desire to return.
Fabulous experience, lovely ambiance, delicious food. Krystal provided outstanding service. Highly recommend the Excelsior.
At the last hour we changed from 6 to 10. No problem and we were accommodated. Crystal, our server, was great as we had to children with us, 7 & 12. She worked to find a meal for them (both are gluten sensitive) and also had three desserts available too. Made both menus available too.
Age range for our group was 77 to 7. Everyone had a great time.
Off night for us, seated by the door in a cold draft, server forgot our salads, our favorite pasta was undercooked...and then returned from the kitchen drenched in oil and not edible. Disappointing.
My wife and I always have a great experience here. The food and service is fantastic.
Probably the only truly upscale dining in Eugene. Very nice! We will return.
We had a lovely time. The staff was amazing and the food was exquisite. What could make a great experience even better? Dessert!
Thoroughly enjoyed it, although plan time to find parking, especially handicapped.
Always amazing and this night was the best yet. Food, wine, ambiance...10/10
The service was amazing as was the ambiance, but the food was not at the level to match nor worth what they were charging. The bread was cold and dry and served with oil that was not pure extra virgin olive. The Caesar dressing was dry and the croutons flavorless, the chicken on the Caesar also dry. The soup was ok but no better than at a basic restaurant. The presentation of the pasta dishes lacked finesse. The pasta and dessert was pretty good though.
Wonderful experience. We had brunch at 1pm. We were the only ones in the restaurant. Food and ambiance were exceptional.
Great food and great service
We really enjoyed a lovely meal that satisfied various palettes. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Birthday dinner, we were the first diner that night, took a long time for the food to be served
I love this place for an inexpensive visit back to the old world .. I always feel like I'm in a European village at this oasis of pure class in Eugene. Located near the university one can find many affordable noodle places but to find exquisite dining in my favorite Eugene neighborhood is sublime. The chef is creative without being ridiculous and the many wine selections make it PERFECT. Yes I indulge in dessert each time, always fascinating.
Can't wait to return
This was our second time to stay at the Inn and enjoy dinner in the Ristorante. Once again, the experience was terrific. The cocktails are delicious and our dinners were beautifull prepared and presented. Our server was cheerful and very helpful in answering questions. My husband had the leg of lamb and I had the linquine with seafood and smoked mussel cream sauce. Both wonderful. You always need to save room for dessert because their pastry chef is a magician. The desserts look too beautiful to bite into, but when you do, you're very glad you did.
Great restaurant, elegant yet casual atmosphere. Nice menu, delicious food, great wine list to accompany meal selection. And great service, server explained menu selections well, helped with our entrée choices. Overall, a nice fine dining experience. In addition to more formal fine dining side, restaurant has a more casual side with a bar if that fits mood better.
AWESOME! Great service and great food in a very nice setting. What else could you ask for! Incredible dinner and the deserts are incredible.
For an aesthetically pleasing experience, I recommend sitting near the fireplace alcove along the windows that look into the beautifully landscaped courtyard. Service was excellent and unobtrusive.
Almost everything was perfectly wonderful, especially the special slice of cake for my brother's birthday.
There was a long wait between the appetizers/salads and the main course. We enjoyed ourselves and the wine and the atmosphere and the company, but it seemed like quite a long wait for the main dishes to be served. Service was excellent other than that.....not at all a reason not to come back! But I thought you should know.
We ordered small plates. The food servings were great. Wine was expensive! Service was attentive.
Wonderful food and service. Very expensive so be prepared when taking a meal there. Bottle of wine, 2 entrees with dessert for 2 with tip $250.