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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Nostrana—literally 'ours' —invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure. Regional. Italian. Opened in 2005, Nostrana is Chef/Owner Cathy Whims' love letter to Italy. This is a restaurant built on relationships: with our amazing farmers and purveyors, our dedicated staff, and of course with you, our guest. We hope to offer something timeless and authentic in a beautiful space, the regional specialties of Italy deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. We strive to be better every day.
$31 - $50
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Italian, Pizza
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This Italian restaurant in a vast room leaves plenty of space for enjoying a delicious Italian dinner. The pizzas and pasta are first rate, among the best we have had. Unfortunately, the pasta portions were very small. Consider them as (expensive) starters like in Italy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Epicure_en_balade
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We ate here right before we flew out of Portland. It was my favorite meal. The pasta was fresh and the Bolognese sauce was amazing. We had a decadent chocolate dessert at the end of the meal. We did not have a reservation but were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Our food was good, I’d say better than average. The trout was nicely done and very tasty, while the large pork chop was flavorful but could have been more tender. My friend had an Italian beer, which he said was surprisingly good. We sat inside,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank InsideScooper
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Nostrana, located east of the Wilamette River, serves excellent Italian, including regional seafood. The service was excellent and the ambience very good--they took a "warehouse" type space and cleverly converted it to have a country Italian feel with high ceilings. Only negative: the bathrooms. Perhaps...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EdW502
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I happen to be a foodie that doesn't like restaurants that give you small portions and charge a lot. I appreciate finely crafted food preparation and presentation, but value really factors into it for me. Nostrana is one of those restaurants that leave me feeling...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

All around amazing Italian food. Everything I tried was excellent. The Salted Caramel dessert was to die for. The bolognese they use is sublime. It’s a shame I don’t live in Portland to experience this on a regular interval.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent Food the meal was delicious. Had flat iron steak and pasta with berry cobbler fantastic. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hoglip
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We loved Nostrana. We would return in a heartbeat. (The menu changes daily so don’t have your heart set on something you’ve read about). We went on a weekday around 5:30pm. If you book on opentable for a reservation, they have 3 options: outdoor, standard...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank emilywaves
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Excellent pizza and pasta dishes prepared as if you are in Italy at reasonable prices. A place where friends will run into other friends.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Centurytravel
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Unless someone tells you, you probably wouldn't guess that this restaurant is located in a space that was formerly a grocery store. They've done a great job of re-purposing the space. My siblings were impressed with the décor. I think this is the third time...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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May 1, 2019|
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Response from MARSHAS165 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do, but not everything. If you ask in advance, they may be able to have something special
February 26, 2018|
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Response from G612 | Reviewed this property |
Its great for groups, a beautiful restaurant! DO make reservations though and parking can be a little challenging (it has ample parking, but its also a busy place.) so give a little time for that, like make reservations a... More
September 3, 2015|
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Response from kennySanDiego | Reviewed this property |
Sure. It's a long walk, but it's doable.
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