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1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062 (Pearl)
503-478-0619
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Ranked #35 of 3,640 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love love love the old school Italian staff and vibes! They are so so sweet, I adore them. Everything from the bread, wine, soccer on every TV, Caprese salad, Gino's favorite, Rigatoni bolognese.... Are all A+ Just wish it was a little bit bigger, more seating. But then it wouldn't be as quaint. Just make sure you have reservations,... More 

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Dallas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We actually dined here twice in a week during a recent visit to Portland. It was that good. Certainly gives you the feeling that you are dining in a little place in Florence or Venice. We ate outside on our first visit and the feel was very European. The second visit we are inside. Very bustling. The food was very... More 

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portland, oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've eaten at piazza italia twice. First time the place was busy and food was good. Service was average to poor. The second time the food was too salty and not very good. Waiter messed up the order and definitely had an attitude as if it was "our" privilege to be waited upon by him. Too many other good authentic... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We visited Portland and because we enjoy Italian food we went to Piazza Italia. Our food was very good but not spectacular. We then found out that Piazza Italia is well known for its pasta and one should always order pasta. The service was excellent as was the wine list. We will return to enjoy the pasta!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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