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“Excellent flavor and presentation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iorio Restaurant

Iorio Restaurant
912 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3555
503-445-4716
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Ranked #157 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th & Hawthorne
Silverton, Oregon
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent flavor and presentation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The flavor and presentation of our food was excellent. The meals are cooked to order and they can accommodate gluten free or vegetarian or any other food preferences. We had the ravioli of the day, butternut squash that was about the best I have ever eaten. We also ordered the catch of the day, halibut. The fish was perfectly prepared, seared on the outside to a little bit crispy and moist and tender inside. The ambiance is very nice and the wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely worth the price.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Delicious Italian food, emphasis on homemade with attention to detail. We had the tomato bisque, 2 salads, ravioli and an apple dessert which were all the same high caliber. Loved the deep red on the walls and artwork as well as the quiet, relaxing music.
The service could be improved as had emphasis on quickly describing the creations. When we mentioned we almost had a disaster with the Parmesan cheese (the coarse salt was in a dish with a spoon and in candlelight looked like cheese) we were brusquely told it was salt. No concern shown for the effect on our food.
So enjoy the wonderful food and ambience and beware the salt!

Visited November 2013
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Hood River, OR
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Fancy yet casual dinning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great Italian diner that is certain to please. Second time here and we found our favorites to be consistent and were pleased with the new choices. The Cheese plate is much more than that, with bread toasts, fresh fruit, preserves, spreads, and pickled items. Add the focaccia with butternut squash spread and you have more than enough appetizers for 4 people.

With fresh pasta and handmade gnocchi you know they care about the food they are presenting. Portions are generous yet artfully plated. You can expect to find a few classics along with seasonal or unique entrees here.

Definitely a departure from the typical diner, without being too eclectic or trendy.

  • Visited October 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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Portland, OR
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Italian restaurant in the Portland, OR area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have been going to Iorio for several years. We are never disappointed. The food is beyond wonderful...home made real Italian food. The atmosphere is cozy and the service exemplary. The owner/chef always stops by to chat. We love this place!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“First rate service, staff & Italian dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We enjoyed a terrific meal here last night. Arriving early, we were seated at the window by the attentive and personable staff. Drinks were delicious (martinis anyone?). The appetizer and salad, calamari and caesar salad with anchovies were top notch. The calamari was nicely breaded in a corn meal and served with tasty dipping sauces. The entrees, including clams, and ravioli really hit the spot. We enjoyed our side of meatballs but had little room for a second plate. Maybe next time. The seating was comfortable and the space is well appointed with warm colors and art. A great selection of standards are played quietly in the background. I look forward to returning.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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