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The main Nostrana Dining Room (March 2022) - Nostrana, Portland, OR

Nostrana

4.8
4.8
4181 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We're currently reserving indoor tables and bar seating, as well as our patio. Our patio is shaded, but not waterproof. Outdoor reservations may be subject to weather disruptions.

A Service Charge of 22% is applied to all checks at Nostrana, providing a professional and equitable wage for all team members.

Nostrana—literally ours—invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure, regional, Italian. Opened in 2005, Nostrana is Chef/Owner Cathy Whims’ love letter to Italy. This is a restaurant built on relationships: with our amazing farmers and purveyors, our dedicated staff, and of course with you, our guest.

We hope to offer something timeless and authentic in a beautiful space, the regional specialties of Italy deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. We strive to be better every day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 234-2427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims

  • Private party facilities

    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (888) 981-6046

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Cross street

    SE 14th Ave.

  • Parking details

    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.

  • Public transit

    Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Heatwave Happy Hour at Enoteca

    Aug 18, 2022 only
    Drop by Enoteca on Thursday for some light bites and refreshing beverages! Chef Sara Woods has put together a menu of seasonal summery shareables to be enjoyed on a blanket in the park — or in our case, with this weather — on a table in the AC. We’re cooling Enoteca down, opening it up, and exclusively offering this special menu. Tables are reservable, and there will be walk in availability as well. We'll have some ice cold rosé and fizzy spritzes to pair perfectly as well. Only available at Enoteca, and quantities are limited. First come, first served.

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What 4,181 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

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  • Portland

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  1. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely incredible! Probably the best Italian food in Portland. You might get sticker shock when looking at the menu, but trust me it is so worth it. The staff is super knowledgeable on the menu and take pride in making the dining experience feel warm and welcoming! Thank you for an awesome birthday dinner. You smashed it out the park.
  2. RM

    RickyM

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really beloved and established restaurant in the Buckman neighborhood. The Decor hasn't changed much over the years but its still quite a sight to see. The star of the show is always the food (across the board, pastas, pizzas, salads are always delicious) that are complemented by friendly and knowledgable staff.
  3. GC

    GeenaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, crafted with care and fresh ingredients. Highly recommend!
  4. F

    Fantastic

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! We will be back when in Portland again.
  5. F

    Foodadventurer93

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food will be returning! Our server was so helpful!
  6. SC

    SeanC

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Nostrana has consistently delivered the most complete experience of dining. Since our first experience in 2005 to our recent dinner, the care of ingredient selections, pairings, wine and service has been "formidable," and extremely detail oriented. First, Nostrana's longevity in the Portland Dining Experience rates the highest....we think they are "family!" But the constant care of sourcing and cooking with the highest quality and most locally fresh ingredients are a true testament to detail and care. The Margherita Pizza is the best, San Marzano Tomatoes, the balance of mozzarella and basil, and the smokiness of the crust wraps you like a warm Fall blanket. The pan seared scallops were subtle and cooked just right. All of our guests received their dinner plates at the same time and at the perfect temperature. Subtle nuance, but so critical to achieve. Every time, Nostrana, cares about this simple detail. This shows coordination and sensitivity to the table's pace of meal, checking by the service team and the kitchen. This is the dining experience. The entire team was amazing.
  7. CR

    CrystalR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best pasta ive had in 35 years !! Damn. I say god damn! :)
  8. WN

    WhitneyN

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The drinks and dessert were fantastic. Service was adequate. The food was ok but nothing memorable. The flavor was good but we got fettuccine and it was literally all noodles with a couple of shrimp. It was all one texture with no variety at all. Wish we had tried something else because the other options looked delicious.
  9. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Relatively simple tastes, but great flavor. I mean, not unnecessarily intimidating or sophisticated, just fresh and really good. I am definitely on the frugal side, but great special occasion place.
  10. BA

    BarbaraA

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food every time. This is a repeat restaurant and has been for us for many years now.
  11. b

    boco82

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious, but our service seemed rushed. Table next to us seated shortly after us, but we were already on dessert as their entrees were just coming out. Patio is hit or miss with shade at sunset.
  12. MP

    MichelleP

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the greatest restaurant. The service was superb and the food beyond delicious. Will definitely come back
  13. F

    Friends

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was a little bland. Ordered 2 courses, 2nd course arrived 2 minutes after we placed order and before 1st course. Never received bread. Server was nice, but reso note about vegan diner was not noted, so, much back and forth to kitchen. Luckily BD was remembered. It was alright.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana is my favorite restaurant. Food is always top notch as well as ambiance and service!
  15. ML

    MarciaL

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ordered the salmon pasta. Maybe in the entire dish there was a tablespoon of flaked salmon. Very disappointing for the price.
  16. v

    virginiad

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The outside dining experience was decreased by the presence of 5 (!) dogs on the deck--barking, snarling at each other, etc.
  17. RO

    RodneyO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had to keep flagging down service for missing orders, butter, more bread, another beverage.
  18. c

    colleenf

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service and wine and drinks all amazing as always…. I was confused by the tip policy…. They automatically add 22% to your bill for living wage…. Totally support this…. But then still had a separate paper if you want to tip your server more? Is this expected ? Should we? Is it wrong not too…. Please either add more to bill OR ask for a tip… asking for both is confusing and unclear
  19. JF

    JoanF

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated on patio. Good food good service.
  20. LK

    LarryK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was great, but 22% added to the tab for all staff , not just the server not cool. If it was for the server that would be ok.
  21. CK

    ColinK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Taller water cups you wierdos, now i'm just writing for charachters
  22. JB

    JanetB

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere are wonderful. However, we did not appreciate the mandatory 22% service charge on top of the price of the food. They explained this is to pay the workers a fair wage. However, they continue to ask for tips on top of that when you receive your bill. If they want to pay their workers a fair wage, maybe they need to raise their prices. This seems like a sneaky way to charge more. Based on this, despite the quality of the food, we will not be going back.
  23. AK

    AmeliaK

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so pleased with our experience at Nostrana. We were seated in the bar area and received exceptional service from the bartender. He gave us all the best recommendations- the pizza was incredible! Highly recommend coming for your next special occasion.
  24. e

    emcnair

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely dining experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    👩‍🍳💋 Delicious food, great service and atmosphere
  26. SM

    ScoutM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Wonderful bartenders😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
  27. J

    Jancuso

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all-time favorites. Outstanding food and drink. Knowledgeable, friendly staff to offer guidance/recommendations for your selections as desired. Best of show!
  28. KD

    KaarenD

    Jackson Hole

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food better than any other restaurant. Little expensive
  29. c

    comicsdad

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The in-house sommelier was superb and made our dining experience amazing. Such a wealth of information! Great personality and really wanted us to have a great experience. Would come back just because of him!
  30. HB

    HamBham

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Steak and trout were over salted, trout was over cooked (and sent back), and overall was very expensive for the quality of food. Service was wonderful.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I will follow Cathy Whims wherever she goes. My father and I have been dining out at her establishments for almost 20 years and we no visit to PDX is complete with out from her kitchen. Now, that’s Nostrana. While is should surprise no one that I love dining there with family and friends, I’d even suffer the insufferable to dine there.
  32. ZH

    ZachH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our go-to restaurant in Portland. The food is always excellent and the service very accommodating.
  33. PD

    PDXfoodlover

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Love this restaurant and last night was a disappointment. Took a good friend who was visiting from NY and was bragging about it but off night. Pasta was unevenly cooked with almost raw pieces intermixed. Thank goodness no one seemed to be enforcing time limits because service was so slow. And so hot!
  34. HH

    HabaneroHowie

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu was completely lacking in interesting entrees. The waitress forgot our pasta dish but they automatically put a 22% tip on the bill. What an insult. The general noise level was very loud, and when it quieted down at tee end of the evening they started to play mega bass music for no reason. This is no longer the special place it was for many years. Suggest you spend your money elsewhere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostrana is consistently one of our favorite dining experiences!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation and we were seated promptly. It’s a small thing but you can always tell it is a well run restaurant when we eat here. It is very common to have a reservation and still be kept waiting for 15-20 min in Portland recently. The staff was wonderful and attentive and we were always checked on. Loved the service from the staff.
  37. PA

    PeterA

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    No service until I complained to the host.
  38. BI

    BarbaraI

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love going to Nostrana, and we were not disappointed. It would be nice, however, if there were more outside seating since it was very difficult to get a reservation on the terrace. We had to do it 2 weeks in advance.
  39. DD

    DenverDiner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The half chicken was outstanding. And great service!
  40. H

    Hannah

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious. Helpful sommelier. Drinks great too. Everything was so fresh. Would come back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Nostrana is rated 4.8 stars by 4181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nostrana

1401 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SE 14th Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.

  • Public transit

    Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 234-2427

  • Private party facilities

    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (888) 981-6046

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