Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn

4.7
422 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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BartB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShannonH
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Easter brunch. The food and service were excellent.

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Ruggmeister
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DarrenS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, great service!

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Malik
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Keri
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience start to finish! The food and the service... perfection ! Wow!

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TimothyH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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KimG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. It’s a romantic, charming place. Just what we were looking for.

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viptravelandeat
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food presented by a polished and gracious staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality service in a lovely setting with fantastic food. Can’t ask for more. Will definitely return.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice post-immunization dinner out. Very spread out tables (we had our own room) and the food, wine and service were exquisite. Highly recommend.

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vipRandallC
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for reopening. The food and service dis not miss a beat despite the forced covid closure.

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JenniferC
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. We had a very enjoyable dinner, with great drinks.

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DougE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, and great service. The desert was amazing.

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ScottR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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Allie
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I eat here often.
Food is excellent.
Ambience is the best in town.
Service is superb.

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vipLOD5
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Danim25
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JM
JamesM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I waited for over an hour for my food and ended up just walking out.

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Jdtt
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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SuzanneH
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Excelisor is excellent. Kind of high prices. The Waterfront Depot in Florence is one of our favorites.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Mary
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro side is nice for an evening out and the dining room is wonderful for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and ambiance!

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KennethE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and you felt very safe with the limited seating.

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CoraJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Dessert was amazing! Dinner and appetizers were mediocre, especially for cost. Ambiance and staff was perfect! I would recommend it for dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Eugene, food and service are always outstanding.

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TanyaL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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.

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Buddy
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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CodyC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this restaurants to anybody who is celebrating a special occasion or wanting a fantastic meal.

BM
vipBigMeatNoWhammy
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful food and fantastic service. Our cocktails were perfect. Can’t wait to go back!

MM
vipMichaelM
Atlanta
178 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Lovely place to eat. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipMark
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Charming grounds. Excellent food and service.

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Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 422 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.