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“Always excellent Food and Service!”
Review of Nel Centro

Nel Centro
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Ranked #128 of 4,562 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Cuisine of the French & Italian Riviera. Fine dining in Theater District of Downtown Portland with spacious year round patio. Adjacent to the Hotel Modera. Close to Portland State University.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fish entrees are excellent every visit - from Sturgeon in a white bean puree to Ahi in a celery root and potato puree. Service is always excellent as well. If you like mussels, you will like Nel Centro's mussel appetizer in a white wine sauce and the calamari is so flavorful and not overly breaded. Desserts are delicious as well - Lemon, Pistachio, berry tart to delicious cheesecake and apple and forbidden fruit cobblers.

Always a good meal and setting and excellent HH. The fireplaces outside are very inviting to sit before or after a meal. In addition, the valet parking is convenient as well -no hassle trying to find a place on the street.

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Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The food was a pleasant surprise for an on site hotel restaurant. However the room service speed was slow, especially in the morning.
I am not sure about in the actual dining room as I ordered room service for both dinner and breakfast. Room service prices were reasonable and selection was good.
Next time I will eat in the dinning room...

Thank ChateauCC
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Went back to Portland again last week and had a business lunch at Nel Centro with my collegues. Like my last visit, another quality experience. The service is low key, under stated and good. The food is fresh, light and tasty. This is a fine option for a business lunch. I highly recommend.

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Thank Randy C
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed in the Modera Hotel (attached to Nel Centro); was in Portland on business for numerous days; it was cold and I was tired so I ate here a bunch: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. The service and food were uniformly strong and I enjoyed my meals here. I had some especially delicious cauliflower soup the other night.

Thank David R
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

this is a great place for a cocktail and bite after work. i've also been taken to lunch here a few times and loved it. nice location, especially the patio when it's not raining. a go-to place for me.

Thank Jodi S
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