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Serratto is a lively and elegant neighborhood restaurant serving authentic and innovative dishes from Italy, France and the greater Mediterranean region. The menu, which changes seasonally, is built around a commitment to using natural meats, the freshest seafood, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
The outstanding wine list and knowledgeable staff ensures a perfect wine pairing for any meal, palate, or budget.
With its beautiful dining room, relaxed lounge and full bar, Serratto has the perfect table!
Portland, OR 97210
Mediterranean, Italian, French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm (Daily); Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 5:30pm (Daily); Dinner: 4:00pm - Close (Daily)
NW 21st Ave & NW Kearney St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Lot on NW Johnson St and NW 21st Ave. $4/car with validation from restaurant
Portland Streetcar (NW 21st and Lovejoy) heading East toward Pearl District/Downtown/Waterfront
Private Party Facilities:
Serratto has two private dining rooms that can each accommodate up to 16 guests. The two rooms can also be combined to accommodate larger groups up to 40.
Private Party Contact:
Tyler Burby: (503) 221-1195
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Serratto Ratings and Reviews
Serratto is usually a very good restaurant. This time we had a very awkward table near a door in the back. The restaurant was very noisy. The food was so-so, well below their standards. I think they have an off night. The wine was good though. I won't give up on them just yet.
This old time restaurant was a landmark and outstanding establishment. The last visits have become more dismay. The menu is tired and the presentation sloppy . I suspect it is surviving on past glories. I judge restaurants on their scallops. I ordered the scallops. Ordinary at best. My wife's fish stew was almost deplete of fish, and what was served were small indescribable mystery fish and a limited amount shell fish.
Sad to state we will not return. There so many better restaurants. In Portland .
I wished they didn't put grapefruit sections in the Kobe Beef Steak. Should've kept the pecans or however it was at first. Asked for an extra side of dressing, and didn't get it. Didn't ask again, either. Nothing special for my boss' birthday, which I mentioned in the reservation either. Which is a bit cheap in itself. And that lamb/beef stew - was not the business. A spoonful of dry meat soup - no uncuousness to it, a disappointment.
Location, atmosphere, wine list and service was good as usual. This is a traditional favorite place. However, the food was lacking this time. Could have been a one off. But the fries were completely limp, the dressing on the steak salad was watery and tasteless, and the daily pizza was lacking meat and bland. More than one dish was lacking so that was concerning. However, we will give it another try and hope the food is back up to previous standards!
We have gone to Serratos for years, but the last two times have not been up to their usually standard, something or someone has changed. The kale salad (a favorite) was underdressed and tough without the usually tart apple in it, the pasta not quite cooked. They used to do a very clever fruit plate for the kids, but recently it has been pretty lame. Also the menu does not change much. It breaks my heart to lose the quality at this favorite neighborhood spot.
Serratto is a wonderful combination of reliable, reasonable and still interesting. I also appreciate wine options that are less than $12 a glass. Great pastas always. It also is quieter than some competitors, which to me means I can have a conversation with the person across the table without straining my voice and hearing. Our server this visit was either overworked, under-trained or disengaged, which is not the usual excellent care we get at Serratto. Hence the low mark on service. Only other gripe is in their effort to emulate Italy(?) they have some chairs that nobody finds comfortable. Maybe they want to keep us from lingering after we finish?
I downgraded the service, food, and overall rating because I returned to the restaurant on Wed 4/26/17 at 11:30 am for lunch with my office. We were on break from a seminar but had made a reservation in advance. We had a group of 10 and requested separate checks. After the waitress took our drink order, I went to use the bathroom. On my way back to the table, 2 waitresses and a 3rd female, I think the hostess, were commenting loudly and laughing about how tacky it was for us to request separate checks as they stood around the bar area. Mind you, my lunch alone was over $50 and I did leave extra tip on top of the automatically added tip against better judgment. The food is usually really good but this time my pizza was charred black underneath. I didn't have time to send it back for a replacement so I ate what I could. I raved about this place to my staff and in the end it was just OK for lunch. I will think twice about returning with those catty waitresses talking behind our backs. It still irritates me that we paid good money and were ridiculed like that.
We loved Serratto. Everyone was thrilled with his dining choices from the fabulous ahi tuna tartare to the main courses which showed off the best of fresh fish. The halibut, bouillabaisse, and scallops all won raves. The wine list offers so many wonderful pairing choices. Tony was an exceptional waiter who knew how to read the table's needs and had great comments to help answer every question. Great evening.
My husband and I went to Serratto for his birthday; it was our first visit. The restaurant is in a very inviting space, with open beams and large windows and tables far enough apart that you don't feel like you're on top of other diners. We felt well taken care of in terms of the service. The wine list by the glass is heavy on foreign wines; it would have been nice to also have a few domestic choices. We had bread and a tasty olive oil; unfortunately, the crust of the bread was burnt. Our salads, one of baby greens with candied walnuts and the other with beets and orange slices, were good. My husband also enjoyed his pork loin. However, my vegetarian lasagna was less successful. The roasted Brussels sprout leaves on the side and the kale (?) within the layers both seemed overdone, and it was hard to cut the latter. The taste was nothing special. We had bread pudding for dessert as part of my husband's prix fixe dinner; it was on the dry side and also seemed burnt. We turned it upside down to soak it in the cream sauce around it to moisten it, and that helped. It could have benefited from more sweetness, perhaps from caramel, to give it more flavor, though. We really wanted to like this restaurant and hope they were just having a bad night. But if this is standard, we're unlikely to return anytime soon.
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