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Caffe Allora

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504 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 445-4612
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing summer Dinner

Gazpacho with Crab and Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Perfect on a hot day. I stop I here regularly on the way home from work and recommend the food and service highly

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Sbradleyjr
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Gazpacho with Crab and Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Perfect on a hot day. I stop I here regularly on the way home from work and recommend the food and service highly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Not a lot of tables, very intimate and quiet space for a nice Italian meal and conversation. Food was fantastic, good wine list. It was crowded when we dropped by on a rainy evening by chance and we got the last table in the corner. Probably would have been good to have a reservation. They are open "until close". We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is just like a "real" italian restaurant in a big norther italian city. It is small;run with few staff; BUT fantastic. pasta is ala dente;fish terrific;drinks reasonable;deserts great and given the small room with a nice upper level very pretty. A must go if in downtown Portland

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very enjoyable casual but elegant Italian restaurant in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. Delicious food--small intimate dining. Lunch was very good. Sidewalk seating also is very nice on this quiet street in downtown Portland.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Loved this restaurant! Reminded us of an actual restaurant in Italy. Food was excellent! The spaghetti was fabulous as was the Italian wine!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have read reviews of this place and had certain expectations of quality of food, service etc... but my experience was not good. The menu they have is rather limited, so is the wine list. It is a small place that has a few tables at street level and a few more upstairs. We were a party of 4, ordered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've eaten here five times in the past six months or so. My favorite higher end but simple Italian place. The Carbonara. The Caesar. The Puttanesca. The meatballs. Then last Friday. Every time I get seated upstairs I get the shaft. Ask me about Little Bird. Forgotten. Others seated much later get their drinks and entrees first. The minutes tick... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is truly a local neighborhood haunt. It's actually difficult to spot and is on a street that doesn't appear to have much of anything on it (unlike the others in the Pearl that are teaming with life). The restaurant itself is super small inside - maybe 10 tables - but it's cute. I'm glad we had reservations. Anyway, the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

When things go right here, you love the place and vow to become a regular. But then there are nights when nothing works. Pastas are normally just perfect. The fish stew is reliably very good. Some salads are better than others and can be overdressed. They don't do meat well here but the fish special is often very tasty. One... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I used to go here frequently, enjoying the ambience and the food, though with increasing snse that customers don't really matter here. Today is my last visit. The service was at best haphazard...with interminable wait between my caprese and bowl of soup. And I was charged $2.00 for a tiny serving of bread. The attitude that seems to permeate this... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe Allora

Address: 504 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: (503) 445-4612
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighborhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: (503) 445-4612

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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