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Piazza Italia

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1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
503-478-0619
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lively place; decent food

This is one very popular joint! Even a Monday night was packed, and the staff was hopping. There was nice live entertainment (two guys with guitars singing American and Italian songs). We had a version of carbonara. Pasta was cooked perfectly, sauce was good. Make reservations if you can, or else... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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SLC, Utah
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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SLC, Utah
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one very popular joint! Even a Monday night was packed, and the staff was hopping. There was nice live entertainment (two guys with guitars singing American and Italian songs). We had a version of carbonara. Pasta was cooked perfectly, sauce was good. Make reservations if you can, or else plan on a wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great down home Little Italy type eatery and food. We are regulars there. People and food are fantastic. A must eat when visiting the Pearl District for real Italian food.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped in for a late lunch. The staff performed their responsibilities adequately but were less than friendly. The menu is limited, mostly pasta - no pizza. Food was fine, not remarkable, and a little expensive for lunch. The kids' portions were small. We would not return.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Located in the Pearl District the restaurant has very good service, a good wine list and excellent Italian food. We ate there twice on a 4 day visit. Don't expect the typical chicken parmesan on the menu but what is there is real Italian cooking. The sauces do not overwhelm the food. We were most pleased.

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Tulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I are. I visiting Portland for the week and last night we tried the Piazza Italia for dinner. We were very pleased. The restaurant is small, and you feel like you are actually in Italy. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We ordered bruschetta as an appetizer and then Lasagna and Rigatonni Bolognese as our main courses.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Found this resturant by chance and it was a great find. We turned up about half 6 and just got a table. People were waiting outside to get a table after we sat down. The food was excellent, the pasta was all homemade and very delious. The staff were very pleasant. I loved the football shirts all around the resturant,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I met some friends from town here after work. We shared some excellent wine and had great meals here. The caprese salad was light and delectable. I had the spaghetti with meatballs. They were perfect, as expected. The seating area was very small as the place was packed. I would call it intimate dining and great fun. you should give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Me and my girlfriend stopped in to get a bite to eat before exploring the city and the food was amazing. Our server was chill and great with a sweet mustache! The atmosphere was cool too with all the soccer jerseys hanging on the ceiling and walls. I'll be back! (Arnold voice)

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This small, crowded, somewhat noisy Italian restaurant provides delicious food and a great atmosphere. We try to visit whenever we are in Portland. We have never been disappointed. Weekend nights are especially fun because there is live music. We were not in town for the weekend so missed out on that. N.B. This is a small place with tables pretty... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went for New Years' Eve with my daughter. Not what I originally expected. Soccer jerseys across the ceiling, etc. Great atmosphere, and authentic Italian feel. I am Italian and grew up on the east coast and felt right at home. Best lasagne we've ever had. Ever. The ossobuco was excellent. Going back very soon.

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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 to $30
Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighborhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: 503-478-0619

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $21 to $30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
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

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