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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Great Italian food!

This is a great little Italian restaurant in the Pearl. It has a hole-in-the-wall/family-style feel to it. The food is delicious. There's always a wait there, so either go early during dinner time or make a reservation! Gino's Favorite is wonderful, as is the gnocchi!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
wenzday01
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great little Italian restaurant in the Pearl. It has a hole-in-the-wall/family-style feel to it. The food is delicious. There's always a wait there, so either go early during dinner time or make a reservation! Gino's Favorite is wonderful, as is the gnocchi!

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot in the Pearl, every thing on the menu is a ***** 5 star Great room, great food, great people, great area, always busy, make reservations so that you won't be turned away or waiting a long time. This is a really nice place and real reasonable prices for the Northwest

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Saratoga CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I visited two times this month for dinner. Both times we were able to sit outside on beautiful summer evenings. On both visits my companion and I split one entrée salad and one entrée. We wished to have a lighter dinner and I was impressed that we weren't pressured to order more food than we wanted. Both times we split... More 

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Vancouver (Canada)
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were pleased to secure a reservation on Saturday night with only a couple days notice. As we arrived, we were told that there was some ventilation problem in the kitchen so the restaurant was quite smokey, and was offered a choice to sit outside. But since that day was 37 degrees Celsius, we decided to sit inside. Unfortunately, it... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a recommendation from our hotel, and it was one of the best meals of our trip! Be warned, the place is very small and rather warm inside during the summer. But with a reservation and sidewalk we table were fine. We each had a different pasta and they were all excellent. Our entire meal for 3, including wine... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We arrived in Portland on a Tuesday evening, quite a bit past what we would consider the usual dinnertime, but fortunately Piazza Italia was open and hopping late. We were seated immediately, although it did take a bit before we got our menus. Service here has something of a hot and cold effect, but it could just be a personality... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I dine here every time I visit Portland. The staff is awesome and extremely attentive. The rod is wonderful and authentic. We always order family style which makes our dinner seem

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aliso viejo
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If the service was better, for sure this would have been a 5 star review. Go for the home made pasta of the day with whatever sauce you want. Very good food and fun atmosphere. The service was lacking, mostly because our waitress never checked in on us after the food was delivered by runners; took way to long for... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Enjoyed a nice dinner. Sidewalk dinning as we did not have reservations. Charming neighborhood. Service was very good and the food was too.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fantastic food in a quaint neighborhood restaurant. We tried this place after a recommendation from our concierge and the food was lovely. We tried the caprese appetizer which was so fresh with basil, tomato and mozzarella - yum! I had the special which was a baked, breaded zucchini - out of this world! There were six in our party including... More 

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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, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?