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Piazza Italia

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Good mid-line Italian food in a tight, busy, fun room.

There is nothing elegant about the restaurant - but the food is very good, the crowd convivial, and don't you dare show up without a reservation!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review won't make much of an impact because this restaurant is always packed to the rafters. That is precisely the problem. You may feel rushed and insulted, but that's okay, just move out of the way because there are plenty more people waiting in line. Sure, the food and atmosphere are pretty good and there's the nice free breadbasket... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing elegant about the restaurant - but the food is very good, the crowd convivial, and don't you dare show up without a reservation!

Thank TLJ4
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Don't know why I hadn't heard of this restaurant until last week, Had an amazing meal with 4 family members. We all enjoyed our meals and each had something different. Pasta cooked perfectly. Antipasto as great. Our waiter, John, had such a great personality and was very attentive. Will definitely be back. Gino's Favorite was amazing.

Thank BeckyZ53
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392 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We try to dine here on each visit to Portland. The food is predictably good, the atmosphere pleasant, and the service excellent. We missed the live music this time because we were not able to be here on a weekend. The wine list has a nice variety of Italian wines in a range of prices.

Thank kupunakane
Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

The pasta was Devine! Not to mention the pizza! The service was great too! Doted over my baby which every mother loves! And very attentive to every person. The ambiance is unique and very Italian. You feel like you're in Italy! Will go back!

Thank Beth E
Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We've been coming here for multiple years now and have enjoyed many meals here. It's a charming restaurant with terrific food and great service. However, my 2 most recent visits have been less than enjoyable. While most of the waitstaff here is outstanding, twice now a heavyset gentleman, (perhaps manager or family member of the ownership) ruined meals. He coldly... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I find this restaurant on google map They suggest this to try It seems very poplar in Portland It is full quickly on dinner time We order two pasta nice and good taste The bread is fresh and delious I wish i can come here again

Thank Chiaoallen
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Well what can I say, this place is just awesome. Italian cuisine at its finest. Lovely atmosphere, staff always smiling and friendly. They have football matches being always ;), the location is lovely and most of all the food is excellent, even the bread they bring out is awesome... If you want a very nice Italian then I would highly... More 

Thank Irfy A
Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for over ten years. They treat us like family and that is part of their charm. The food is simple but delicious. Most nights you would need a reservation if you are a party of four or more. The staff is a bit inattentive and might seem careless to some but they're Italian!... More 

Thank sheripitcher54
Jupiter, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Small, charming, cozy very authentic Italian restaurant. Mostly pasta dishes with just a couple meat-oriented items, but one was out of this world wonderful. The Pizzaiola was thin shaved beef (think Philly steak sandwich) in the most marvelous Pizzaiola sauce imaginable. Can't get it out of my head weeks later.

Thank RonaldFL

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?