Ristorante Italiano - Excelsior Inn

4.7
501 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.

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
What 501 people are saying
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vipDavidG
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite restaurant in Eugene! We have been going there for 40 years and it continues to impress. Our favorite waiter, Bret, is an awesome guy who provides outstanding service and goes the extra mile to make every visit special.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real, not fake, candlelight, linen table cloth and napkins, excellent service and delicious food - a perfect dining experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thank you, Excelsior!

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vipRick
Portland
476 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have eaten at Ristorante Italians several times and usually enjoy the meal, the service and the ambience. Tonight was an off night, service was quite slow due to a couple of large parties and the meals, while okay, were not up to usual standards. Partners filet was 1/3 fat and grizzle and over cooked and the duck ravioli special was on the salty side. Waitress apologized for slow service and comped dessert to atone. Usually a great restaurant for a nice quiet evening out with excellent service and a meal to match. Will try again another time.

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DanF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine and bar. Beautiful setting for our fifth wedding anniversary.

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vipwineguy
88 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Excellent service. A very interesting wine list. Not cheap but worth it

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tawnyag
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As much as I love Italian food I can't believe I had never been to this gem. The food was amazing, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere perfect.

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RobinS
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visit to Excelsior and I went because it was recently recommended to me. And am I glad I took the recommendation. The food l, the ambience and the staff were all amazing. I’ll definitely be back!

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GuamUsa65
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wine and delicious ribeye steak is a great combination. Strongly recommend it to anyone wanting a special evening and willing to spend more for it.

Thanks,

John

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JanS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was man & Woman seated “ the end window that was very loud& obnoxious! Maybe he was hard of hearing & could t hear himself! Or maybe he was trying to empress the lady! Otherwise the meal was wonderful & the waitress was a dear !

I would go back if that man wasn’t there! Ha ha

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SabrinaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son's 18th birthday. The Filet Oscar was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and surprisingly fast service. My wife and I ate here on a Saturday evening for date night. Physical distancing was appropriate. The wait staff were professional. The menu was exciting, but included seafood in nearly every pasta dish—which limits what my wife could order. She had the 6 oz filet mignon, which appeared larger than 6 oz. it came tender and cooked perfectly. I had the artichoke ravioli, which was delicious. It hit all the right notes for me in creaminess and salt level.

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LuthRavin
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was was naturally wondering at first.. but once inside you just know it’s going to be a super special evening!!

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CarlD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice selection of wines, good service. Sitting outside on a pleasant day was wonderful. Lamb specials were terrific

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant people. Lovely ambience. They were very attentive.

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DPape
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was wonderful. I would definitely recommend for anniversaries, special events and date nights. It is very romantic.

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vipwineguy
88 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only disappointment about our wonderful dinner tonight is that we had not discovered this fabulous restaurant a long time ago. We've had the good fortune to go to great restaurants here and overseas and this place is among the best we've ever experienced. An absolute Eugene gem with a great ambiance, truly excellent food, a strong wine list, and, based on our experience tonight with Jesse, an excellent service team. Make your reservation now.

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sandyb
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Love eating outside on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our table was in an aisle by the bar so not the most romantic spot but all the food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience all around. I really do need to go back soon--and often--to touch everything on the menu that I wanted to order but didn’t..

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service.
My only complaint was lack of parking but the walk was worth it.

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Pedro
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool your meat as you like it! Ours was perfect! Friendly and polite! We had a great time!

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MapleSap
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cocktails in a beautiful environment!

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vipfoodebrat2
Portland
91 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Ristorante Italiano and it was the best restaurant experience we've had in a long time. The decor is absolutely charming, the food well prepared and delicious, the wait staff friendly and efficient. We will be back here again!

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KMarie
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my parents who were in town from AZ. Food was good. Only complaint was that my moms pasta was luke warm.

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vipKevinN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent.
Great food
Nice local wine selection

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RonB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been long time patrons of Excelsior and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
Everything is picture perfect from top to bottom!

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JANET
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I'm from out of state and it was my first visit to the restaurant, highly recommended by my brother. The setting is beautiful but the service was just okay...an hour to be served our dinner seems long as others who were seated after us were served well before our dinners arrived.

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Marshmarigold
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive serve and wonderful food!

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vipTimJ
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food great service

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DanaT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, impeccable service from Brett. What a wonderful experience.

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vipTammyR
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to eat out rather last minute and glad that we chose the Excelsior! The charcuterie board was anything but typical, so delicious! Our entrees were equally great and dessert was the perfect finish. We dined on the pub side of the restaurant which was perfect for a bit more casual evening. Glad we chose where we did for a nice evening out. Looking forward to the next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great and the ambience was very nice!

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vipChaR
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, limited choice menu, knowledgeable servers, slightly cramped space but nicely appointed. Good wine and bar selections.

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IrisS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Horrible ambiance, limited menu, small portions and outdated. Food tasteless!

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KathyJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

During a get away weekend with my husband we discovered this restaurant through Open Table. It did not disappoint. Delicious food and decent service (given the staffing shortage everywhere). We highly recommend it and will be back.

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vipMaryS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at Excelsior. It's great for date night or for meeting friends for a lovely evening. We especially love siting outside in the summer. The service is great and the food is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Service was horrible. Inattentive server who never checked on us after he took our order. There was water dripping on us from above & when I informed management, they were unresponsive. I had to search for someone to ask for our bill. Gnocchi was delicious though. Definitely won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. Everyone here goes above and beyond. From the host to the executive chef. The service is impeccable at Excelsior. The food is delicious. The ambiance is warm and welcoming. This has been our go to date night spot for years. It never disappoints.

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viplOWERY40
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Deliciously inviting. Romantic yet fun.

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 4.7 stars by 501 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.