decarli restaurant is where rustic meets modern. Chef/owner, Paul DeCarli, pulls from his Swiss-Italian roots to create a menu that reflects his heritage as well as combine local Northwest ingredients. Polenta fries with gorgonzola butter, mussels in fennel-saffron cream sauce, and espresso-braised shortribs are just a few of the many "must-haves.” Soaring open beam ceilings with rustic brick walls add to the ambiance of this 1924 historic building.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is street parking in front of the restaurant. Also, to the right there is plenty of off-street parking as well as a small public lot.
Watson and Farmington both offer bus stops within a block of the restaurant. MAX is 3 blocks away.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Italian-inspired with a menu that changes weekly, decarli features fresh seasonal ingredients from the Northwest.
decarli Ratings and Reviews
The food was good but the experience was disappointing. I took my mom there for her 65th birthday and we were ignored and condescended to the entire meal. Not a nice way to spend your birthday evening! The food was tasty, yes, but not nearly enough to ever go back. :(
It had been many years since I'd been to Decarli as we don't get to Beaverton often. I won't wait so long next time. The quality of the food and service rivaled any of the better restaurants we go to in Portland. The menu had something for everyone and everyone's meal was over the top delicious.
This was our second time in to Decarli and once again we were not disappointed. The menu changes but quality does not. We ordered a feast. We started with the polenta fries dipped in a delicious creamy butter and drinks. Cocktails were original and well prepared, no skimping on the alcohol. The tartare will not disappoint, tangy and full of flavor. Both the mozzarella with heirloom tomato and beet salad were exceptionally fresh. We ordered 2 entree's the steak and short ribs. Both were melt in your mouth perfection along with the risotto to share. Portions were plenty enough we could not finish all of our food. Decarli excels at service! Plenty of staff. Food always brought fresh and hot, cleared immediately and drinks kept flowing without being over attentive or intrusive. Highly recommend!
I've been here before, but the food tonight was extraordinary. I never order chicken in restaurants (because I think I can do better myself usually), but my partner wanted to split the chicken, and it was the biggest surprise I've had in a restaurant in years. It was perfectly done, tender, and delicious. We'll be back soon.
This place is definitely a nice neighborhood gem. Location is good and the food was great. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable, and she also had very good recommendations for us.
I would definitely go back and I would recommend it to all my friends for sure.
A Sunday dinner with my husband. Our server took very good care of us, making sure we had everything we needed. He was able to explain things that we didn't know what they were on the menu. Ask for a glass of a certain wine that they didn't have by the glass so Mathew brought a sample of another one which was perfect. My husband just asked Mathew to bring the best red wine they had by the glass and it was a perfect wine. Our meals per cooked perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed every part of our dining experience.
Salmon wasn't very good for the price. Waiter was excellent. Very noisy considering restaurant was only half full. Drinks were nice. They provided a glass of champagne since it was our anniversary which was thoughtful. I would try it again but would choose a different entree.
This is third year in a row we've celebrated a friend's birthday at Decarli. While the menu hasn't changed much over that time, I don't think it is necessary for this restaurant. The Cazuela and polenta fries appetizers were outstanding and perfect for sharing. The Pappardelle required a moment of silence after the first bite. It was that good.
Had dined here last year but will likely not return. Seemed to be some confusion with wait staff, had to ask for water, wife's pasta (I believe it was the chitara) was oversalted. I had the bistro filet which was nice, but I was surprised since it seemed more like sirloin than filet (having googled this cut I now understand the difference between teres major and filet, but still feel a bit misled). Figs, speck, and ricotta appetizer was on point, though.
For our family gathering, we were seated at the round table near the front of the restaurant at a window facing the street with a chandelier overhead. The cocktails, appetizers, pasta, meat entrées and desserts were all excellent. The server was attentive, pleasant and had a nice personality. We would come back to this restaurant again for dinner without hesitation.
We had been to this restaurant several times in the past, and it wasn't bad, then a 3/5 at best. Owners must have changed or something. The waiter was very bad, didn't know what he was doing, didn't know the menu, no bread, no olive oil, forgot to order an appetizer, then salmon was undercooked on all 3 of our plates, and it was moderately spendy, the portions were small, compared to other comparable Italian restaurants. We were very disappointed, and will not return...
Have been here multiple times and never had a bad meal or server and that says a lot. The saffron mussels were done to perfection with fennel and garlic.The short ribs and spatzle were perfectly done as always and is a must have.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the wines and some of their rotating signature drinks. The peartini was done to perfection for my dinner guest as per the recommendation. All in all once again a great dining experience and excellent food
For my taste, the dining room was too dark and too loud. Also, a fan was blowing above my head (we were sitting in the middle of the room, not in booth along the wall) and I had to keep brushing my hair away from my face. Annoying. My son loved his lasagna, my husband liked his short ribs. My dish, papparadelle with vegetables, was nicely cooked (al dente, pasta and vegetables) but had no seasoning that I could taste. I think the vegetables were sautéed in the pasta broth and that was it. I had to salt and pepper it, which I didn't want to do, but was desperate for a little flavor. Cocktails unremarkable. Other diners seemed happy and the restaurant is very popular, so I may be an outlier!
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