About Nostrana

1401 SE Morrison
Portland, OR 97214
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Nostrana - Literally "ours' - invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure. Regional. Italian.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
14th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 234-2427

Website:
http://www.nostrana.com/

Parking Details:
We have a private lot and ample free street parking.

Public Transit:
Tri-met bus line 15

Executive Chef:
Cathy Whims

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Nostrana Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Italian
Portland / Oregon
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food5
ambience4
service4

Always a great meal.

Dined 3 days ago

Always a great meal.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Even better than expected

Dined 6 days ago

This is a very lively vibrant restaurant that was filled to capacity. The service was exceptional and the advise given to us by the server regarding menu options was spot on. The fresh asparagus soup and asparagus ravioli were both stellar and the seasonal crab pizza was also superb. Everyone loved what they ordered. This will definitely be a regular on our restaurant rotation.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Unique and delicious

Dined on April 26, 2016

Top rate service exceptional food what's not to like?

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Vacation trip to Portland

Dined on April 25, 2016

On our first trip to Portland and Oregon we choose Norstrana from trip advisor. It was awesome and meet all of our expectations. We loved the atmosphere and the food was wonderful. We had a great server and she helped us in our selections from the menus and wine selection. She even brought tastings of the wine before ordering. I would highly recommend this resturant.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service3
value3

Good food, but a bit loud

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

We always enjoy the food at Nostrana. We had a four-top on Saturday 4/23. The only disappointment was that it was very hard to hear the person across the table. On a positive note, the amaro tasting flight (on the desert menu) was great!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Thellina as hostess

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Thellina makes for a great dining experience. Her personal touch and caring takes it from a nice place to a great place

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service5
value5

Good As Usual

Dined on April 23, 2016

Fourth time at Nostrana. Have never been disappointed overall, but a few misses this time. The Capellini was quite bland, while everything else was scrumptious, especially the seafood fettuccine. This trip, since it was packed on a Friday night, it was so loud it made my ears bleed. Other than these two whines, it was another great meal at Nostrana.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Loved this place!

Dined on April 23, 2016

Impeccable service and food. Our waiter was awesome. He was very friendly and attentive to our requests and questions. Thank you!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Radicchio salad is the bomb! Pizza was f ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

Radicchio salad is the bomb! Pizza was fantastic and adding arugula adds a nice peppery touch to more basic pizzas. Plus, cutting pizza was scissors a fun novelty. Great wine selection and the open kitchen is awesome for watching pizza dough getting tossed in the air!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Real Italian pizza

Dined on April 22, 2016

I've been waiting to try this place since it opened because I'd heard it was pizza like you'd get in Naples. Great pizza being one of our favorite things, we were not disappointed! Excellent Nostrana salad to start and the fresh ingredients on the pie made for a delicious splurge!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent dining experience!

Dined on April 22, 2016

We loved everything about our dining experience at Nostrana and we will be back! The food was excellent as was the wait staff. We went through about 4 different plate and silverware changes which was a bit over the top, but not a big complaint. Also, the noise level is rather high, so if you are looking for a quiet place to have a conversation, this is probably not your best choice. Other than that, it was great!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

No seconds for us

Dined on April 22, 2016

Food was just ok. Service came with a side of attitude. Pricey for what you get. We won't go back

food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Good food, slow service

Dined on April 17, 2016

The food was really good but the service was pretty slow.

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Nostrana Delivers

Dined on April 17, 2016

We had not been to Nostrana recently, but we're reminded why we like it. Solid menu, good service and great food at a reasonable price. Great for a special occasion, or drop in fir a seat at the bar and a week night bite. One of Portland's best.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Nostrano never disappoints.

Dined on April 16, 2016

The classic pizza and radicchio salad are our favorites to share. The trout and pork entrees were wonderful. Family from Montana loved it.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Perfect Dining Experience

Dined on April 16, 2016

I recently visited Nostrana with two friends to celebrate a birthday. Our food was amazing and the service was outstanding. We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food!

Dined on April 15, 2016

Great food!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Food is consistently good

Dined on April 13, 2016

The food here is consistently good. It can be little crowded and noisy on weekends, but it is great for a weekday lunch.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Portland Essential in Nostrana

Dined on April 10, 2016

The best way to dine here is to take tour of many offerings. The charcuterie platter was over the top good. Focus on many flavors and portions were right on. We started our night with a pizza and enjoyed using scissors to cut the right amount of wood fired and beautifully finished pizza crust. Flat iron steak cooked medium rare finished with arugula and garlic was amazing. Service was right on even during a very busy and active restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing, as always

Dined on April 9, 2016

We have been going to Nostrana's for the past 10 years, and we have never been disappointed. It's such a great restaurant, and we are reminded of that every time we go.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

As always...

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

Just great, all around, food, drink, service et al

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Improved

Dined on April 5, 2016

Recent return to Nostrana after a year or two away. Food much better and service quite good. Will become a regular again.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Anniversary dinner

Dined on April 3, 2016

Recommended by a very good friend who happens to be Italian. He and we are particular about Italian and it met and exceeded both our expectations. The flow was a little confused at one point but considering the full booking it was acceptable. My wife gambled at the last minute and added a pizza, as an extra. She was delighted. A memorable evening. One minor confusion. The menu listed that a 20% service would be included in the final total. According to my math it was not....perhaps an oversight or not properly noted in the presentation of the bill.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Food EVER!!!!!

Dined on April 2, 2016

The charcuterie plate was to die for! Literally, the best pizza I have ever had...Dungeness Crab!! The cocktails were spot on!! Yes yes, please, yes, more please more!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great dining experience

Dined on April 2, 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, it was a very approachable restaurant while still being high end. All of the staff was completely helpful and friendly and they were very at tentative to all of our needs. The menu have a lot of great options without being overwhelming and there was something for everyone's tastes and dietary restrictions. It was also a good value for what you received and the price was right. I will definitely be returning, and I will be recommending it to all my friends and family.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Gold standard for brick oven pizza in PD ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Gold standard for brick oven pizza in PDX

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Delish!

Dined on March 31, 2016

Make reservations for this fine dining, rustic, Italian spot. Had a wonderful wine flight with the trout fettuccine, which was purely simple and delicious. My daughter had the Pizza Margarita, she said, "It has thee best mozzarella, and the farm egg on top reminds me of being in Italy". The service was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Why have we never gone before!?

Dined on March 30, 2016

Great drinks and food. Awesome pizza! Fantastic pasta and entrees!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

This is one of the best places for lunch ...

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

This is one of the best places for lunch in Portland. Loved the fresh salads, cardoon custard, mushroom pizza. Perfect,

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Pizza worthy of Italy

Dined on March 28, 2016

After a trip to Italy in which I consumed a pizza a day every day for 2 weeks - I gained about 10 pounds, and then returned to Portland determined to find something equally as delicious. I have tried just about every pizza this town has to offer and declare Nostrana's as by far the closest Portland comes to real Italian pizza (plus you get to cut it with scissors!).

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Food and service were excellent. I love ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Food and service were excellent. I love the fact that they use local merchants for their food. Bake their own bread and the small extra touches here and there. My new favorite place to go.

food5
ambience3
service4

The food and desserts were amazing - as ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

The food and desserts were amazing - as always.

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Lunch stop after long trip..

Dined on March 21, 2016

We came to Nostrana on a referral from friends after a long trip. Tired and hungry, this was exactly what we needed. Italian comfort food with a great glass of wine. Situated in a quiet neighborhood. It's a gem! Will be back for sure.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Happy, but Not Verry Happy

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

The food was a bit uneven. Certain things were excellent and others not too good. My tirimasu was mediocre. The entres were both nice, but not awesome. The atmosphere is fun and casual. Solid, but no home run.

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Worth finding

Dined on March 18, 2016

A friend referred me to this restaurant who is also from Seattle area and at first I wasn't sure because of the menu but my son and I had a great dinner. Wasn't sure how my friend found it but I loved my pizza with sautéed mushrooms and arugula on it!!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Eat here

Dined on March 18, 2016

Good execution on Italian with fresh, local ingredients. The use of citrus brought out other flavors. I particularly enjoyed the parmesan cauliflower, which came out very creamy, and the earthiness of the mushrooms in the gnocchi .

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Everything was excellent

Dined on March 17, 2016

Have been to Nostrana several times and everything is always excellent! The service is superb and the food outstanding. Especially like the fact that the low noise factor actually allows you to have a conversation with your party without raising your voice or straining to hear what people at the end of the table are saying.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

Nice Place - Mediocre Food

Dined on March 14, 2016

Great atmosphere. Great staff. Food is completely average. My wife had a steak. I had pasta and lamb stew. Where's the flavor?

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My favorite restaurant in the City

Dined on March 13, 2016

We've had excellent meals in Portland, excellent meals at Nostrana, but our meal Saturday night was hands down the best meals we've had in a long time -- everything. From the first cocktail to the butterscotch budino - perfect. Service = outstanding. Love love love Nostrana.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Quality Food and Service

Dined on March 13, 2016

This was our first time here and loved it. We've heard about this place through friends and reviews and it doesn't disappoint. We made reservations, got seated promptly, server was attentive and friendly, food was delicious, and dessert was divine. The cocktails we had were great and so was wine selection. We would recommend Nostrana and be back here again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list

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