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“Can be fantastic...”
Review of Stecchino Bistro - CLOSED

Stecchino Bistro
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We've been here about 3 times for dinner. The food has been very good, and the charm of the restaurant is appealing. I agree that the ceasar is fantastic. The issues we've had with the place has been the service (polite and kind, but less that attentive at times) and the lack of cocktail knowledge (our manhattans had olives in it!). It has been busy every time we have been there- which is great for this place- but can make a "special" night out with reservations seem irritating and unpleasant -when it could be so fantastic. We will be back for sure, but hope that some of the details are adjusted to prove to be the stellar place we know it can be.

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1  Thank lucydebois
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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

When Stecchino first came to FG, everyone was excited and it has not disappointed! The menu is always fresh, the service knowledgeable and prompt and the dining room is rarely too busy. GET THE CAESAR SALAD!
Food is well prepared, very tasty and decently priced for the quality.
While they do not have highchairs, they are very accommodating for families with small children, but it is always a treat to go for a quiet date night!
If you DO have a problem that needs to be addressed by the owner/manager, don't expect a reply via email or phone. You'll never get one.
But don't let that deter you. It is a rare gem in a small town!

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1  Thank wkaiser
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have eaten at really upscale places in Portland, but Stecchino Bistro is as good, if not better, than any place I've been to. Everything is fresh that day, a different bruschetta every day, chicken saltimboca is the best dish I've had in a long time. Highly recommended!

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Thank UnixGuru
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stecchino Bistro surprised us. Though we knew for some time that it was there in downtown Forest Grove, some comments by neighbors had us a little wary of the place. Big mistake! This place has excellent food, all freshly made, and a friendly, sociable atmosphere.

I had a wonderful pork shoulder steak with a delicious stone ground mustard cream sauce and couldn't have been happier. My wife had a fettucini alfredo (often a bland, innocuous dish) which arrived brimming with flavorful sauce, including fresh mozzarella cheese. She pronounced it as good as she's had anywhere (including Europe).

The service was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning to Stecchino.

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Thank Michael N
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were looking for something different than McMennims and found Stecchino on Trip Advisor. The reviews are correct - excellent food, friendly customer service and good value. Everything we had was excellent with amazing flavors. Great find in Forest Grove!

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2  Thank Cobyn
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