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504 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
(503) 445-4612
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Ranked #1,723 of 3,639 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Pearl
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Some secrets are just too good to keep. Imagine a warm, friendly trattoria where as soon as you sit down you become a regular. Caffe Allora, or as some call it “Paolo’s Place” (after the exuberant chef-owner and host), in the Pearl District of food- crazy Portland is that place. Some people want fancy; Allora is simplicity at its best.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had a lovely meal at Cafe Allora. The owner was a riot. From the moment we arrived, we felt like we had stumbled upon the perfect local dining spot in Italy. We had two good friends recommend Cafe Allora in recent months. Finally, we had a night out and Paolo offered the perfect mix between rustic italian and fresh... More 

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Portland, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Very nice people end very good italian food!Paolo the owner and the chef Edmundo from Rome is very nice people and they meke very good food!the service is also good!!

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Leverett, MA
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237 reviews 237 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2010

An excellent small Italian restaurant with a creative menu. The decor is spartan, minimalist and clean. Halibut was cooked to perfection, with subtle and delightful spices. The pasta was cooked as it should be 'to the tooth" and the pesto sauce was very tasty. It would be easy to walk by this restaurant, but that would be a mistake. If... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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528 reviews 528 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

Yummy crab penne with vodka sauce with prosecco.

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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