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Piazza Italia

1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062 (Pearl)
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Ranked #25 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Neighborhood: Pearl
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A must when visiting Portland, if you like authentic Italian cuisine. I have visited Italy many many times and this restaurant, in my opinion, is as close as you can get, without flying over the pond. The Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino, which is always my favorite dish to get whist in Italy, is perfection at Piazza Italia. The restaurant... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Small family owned restaurant sure to delight any Italian lover. Great pasta selections, many with unexpected but tasty ingrediants. Owners serve with a smile! Enjoy

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Corvallis, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am a foodie, and after returning from Italy I couldn't find anywhere to eat italian without being hugely disappointed. This is the first place to come close. Pasta dishes were wonderful, my favorite being Linguine Squarciarella (similar to carbonara). Very reasonably priced. Make a reservation. It's a cozy (read tiny) place and they are always booked up quickly.

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Portland Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great pasta dinner and great selection of wines. My favorite dish is Pizzaiola, but just about anything on the menu is very good. From outside does not look like a great place, and is really easy to pass by, however once inside, you have a piece of Italy in Portland. Make reservations in advance, as they get booked out fast.

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had a late night light dinner at Piazza Italia. One of many neighborhood bistros in the Pearl district, Piazza satisfied our need for a light Italian meal without much fuss or waiting. This is a popular place and it being small, the tables are fairly close together. However it still felt intimate. We shared salad and spaghetti pomodoro, both... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Got a last minute reservation at 5pm Friday night. Cozy and intimate with soccer on TV always! We had a table of five at 5pm:). Great vibe... Honestly this is probably the best thing about this place but it is still pretty good food. We ordered two anti pastos and drinks. These came quickly and all were excellent although my... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We arrived for our table for 6 people on time and the table was ready. Restaurant was 100% full and the place was happy and crowded. Very typical of the restaurants we have been in Italy. Waiter was quick and helpful and made good suggestions. The accordion player was great and we enjoyed his conversation, jokes and music. Food was... More 

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san francisco
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

had a 7:30 reservation on a Sunday night and stood in the street waiting for our table for 20 minutes... a small, crowded, noisy place with an AVID accordion player who kept poking his nose (and his accordion) over our table to make comments and repartee. too much volume and way too frantic for so small a place.... an antipasto... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Wow, what a fun, noisy, busy and delicious-smelling place this is! It is the real deal. Italian spoken here. We had to wait for our table (even with reservations) so we sat at a table outside and enjoyed a glass of wine while waiting. It was late September so the evening was pleasant. My husband had something he'd never tried... More 

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North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Pasta dishes were classic Roman fare. Simple and outstanding. Went for lunch. Sat outside. Service great, with a New Yorker attitude. But food was quite good. I had the wonderful Aglio e Olio. Can't wait to return.

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Additional Information about Piazza Italia

Address: 1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
Phone Number: 503-478-0619
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian

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