Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn
The Excelsior’s Ristorante Italiano is a proud member of the Slow Food Movement, dedicated to the highest quality of food and service. Diners can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in the casual yet elegant Bistro/Wine Bar or the formal Dining Room. Weather permitting, the courtyard also provides a lush, aromatic atmosphere for additional dining. Our on-site bakery provides the restaurant with handmade pastas and breads as well as award-winning desserts highlighting the bounty of each season. We work closely with local butchers and organic farms to ensure the highest quality product goes into each dish.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
mascarpone mousse, espresso, rum, brandy, lady fingers
Pasta al Granchio
crab, fettucine, smoked mussel cream sauce, wild mushrooms, lemon, crispy onion, chive
1/2 lb. local organic lamb, goat cheese, spicy aioli, antipasti, flat bread, fries
Lamb chops and chicken, pesto ravioli was fabulous, service great. Highly recommend
It was my husband’s birthday and we love coming here for special occasions
On our two week vacation, this restaurant was the most memorable with great food, service and ambience.
Celebrated our youngest daughter’s 21st birthday!!
We went there with a party of six for a birthday dinner. Everything was top-notch. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I had crab cakes and loved them. Nice wine selection too. I highly recommend it.
We went with our family for their Easter brunch. The food was amazing and the service exceptional. We were a party of eight and they sat us in a lovely location that was semi-private.
We had a lovely Easter brunch. The food and service were excellent.
Our go to place in the University District - reminds me of the romantic dine in restaurants in Manhattan. Food as always is consistent with a reasonable price point.
First time dining here. Excellent food and service. Very European feel to it...presentation of food etc.. Will definitely be back when we are in Eugene again.
Great experience, great food, great service!
I was greeted with a "warm welcome" when I arrived for my reservation! The service is exceptional and their knowledge of the menu, ingredients, and how dishes are prepared help clear doubt you may have had about what you ordered. My choice is the Braised short rib which falls right off the bone. I hope this helps anyone who wants to enjoy fine dining with their significant other. Thank you!
Amazing experience start to finish! The food and the service... perfection ! Wow!
Excellent food and service in Eugene. Nice ambiance with a fireplace and candles on the table in the main dining room. The prawn appetizer was delicious.
The food was amazing. It’s a romantic, charming place. Just what we were looking for.
Outstanding food presented by a polished and gracious staff.
High quality service in a lovely setting with fantastic food. Can’t ask for more. Will definitely return.
Nice post-immunization dinner out. Very spread out tables (we had our own room) and the food, wine and service were exquisite. Highly recommend.
Thank you for reopening. The food and service dis not miss a beat despite the forced covid closure.
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!
Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 342-6963.
Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 430 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.