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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming small restaurant with excellent food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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English first
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379 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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124 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank cya
Taipei, Taiwan
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Perfectly fine Italian food, but nothing to write home about. Standard pastas and salads, small crowded tables.

Thank Lisajrburke
Bend, Oregon
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Came for lunch on a Friday. The space is small, mostly two tops with the ability to form more seating. They have an interesting array of stuff on the walls and ceiling. The menu includes soup, a variety of salads, interesting pastas as well as the traditional, meat / seafood entrées, and pizza. There was a variety of wine, but... More 

Thank Margaret M
San Clemente, California
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

First time in Portland, we were cruising the Pearl District looking for lunch, found Piazza Italia. If the weather is nice, sit outside. It is a small local, true Italian restaurant. For lunch, I would suggest the 3 slice pizza sample. We enjoyed lunch so much, we return the next night for dinner. We were not disappointed. A slightly different... 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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic


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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?