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“Rustic Italian food in the center of Eugene, OR” 5 of 5 stars
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Noli
769 Monroe St, Eugene, OR 97402
5418441663
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Ranked #3 of 481 Restaurants in Eugene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Creswell, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Rustic Italian food in the center of Eugene, OR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

A very compact space with limited seating, a wonderful wine selection, and a small yet well rounded menu. The grilled calamari and shrimp on a bed of mixed greens and what seemed like roasted tomatoes was delicious, and the lasagna with bolognese sauce the best I've ever eaten. Will we be back again?? Absolutely! Call ahead for reservations; we saw several parties turned away at the door.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MD
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Unpretentious, friendly, delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We dined as a group of 7 with locals who recommended this bistro. Some of the best Italian food I've eaten in awhile! Friendly and accommodating service, unpretentious setting, fresh and hearty meals all round. Service was not speedy, but we were not in a hurry and appreciated the time to visit. Would highly recommend. (Also very reasonably priced.)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roseburg, Oregon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Almost Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Recently my wife and I had a very enjoyable Italian dinner in the outdoor patio seating area of Noli during a very pleasant summer evening. While this is a small place, sort of a hole-in-the wall, the food and service were excellent. They have a good selection of Italian wines available both by the glass and bottle. My wife had the Penne Boscaiola, and I had the seafood spaghetti (Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare). Both were nicely presented and were delicious. The seafood spaghetti had a lot of clams, mussels and shrimp. The green side salad with the house made balsamic vinaigrette was excellent. All the ingredients to the entrees and salads seemed to be very fresh. We enjoyed sharing tiramisu for desert.

Our waiter was excellent, friendly, courteous and very attentive to our needs. What the atmosphere lacks at Noli is more than made up by the excellent Italian food preparation and cooking. The prices were reasonable. We felt that Noli is one of he top two Italian restaurants we have eaten at in Eugene over the past several years. We are happy that we found Noli. We will be back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eugene, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A memorable evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have eaten at Noli several times and enjoyed fresh pasta and fish dishes from the menu. Loved that I could add a small side salad for a minimal cost. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere intimate in a homey way. When my son got married several weeks ago I immediately thought of Noli for our rehearsal dinner for 30 people. Davide was very enthusiastic about the event. I was wowed by the proposed menu which did not disappoint. The seafood salad with fennel slaw was a great pairing. The grilled vegetables done to perfection. The arugula salad with strawberries was refreshing and a nice contrast of flavors with the pasta dishes. The pork shank cacciatore was fork tender and the sauce bright with fresh tomatoes. We had the whole restaurant and lovely patio which was the next best thing to being at home. Everyone raved about the great dinner. It couldn't have been more perfect.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eugene, Or
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“excellent service, but just average food and poor atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The staff at Noli are very inviting and provide excellent service. Meat sauces are very meaty and almost dry. Sandwiches have a lot of bread. Salads were good. Atmosphere indoors seemed dark. Outside seating was not great. I would not go back as there are better places in Eugene.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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