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.
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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
Italian-inspired with a menu that changes weekly, decarli features fresh seasonal ingredients from the Northwest.
decarli Ratings and Reviews
Several visits in past 2 months..food, a ...
Several visits in past 2 months..food, atmosphere & service has been great. Continues to be a 'go to' for any occasion. Prices moderate, reservation strongly suggested no matter what day or time..worth every minute!
Had out of town guests. They loved it. ...
Had out of town guests. They loved it. We are never disappointed at DeCarlis. They are top notch!
Great food. We ordered an appetizer of p ...
Great food. We ordered an appetizer of polenta fries, delicious and salty in a good way. Pork shoulder dish and a beef short rib and both were cooked to perfection, very flavorful. Reasonable portion sizes. We also had apricot upside down cake which ended up being the perfect dessert, not too rich or heavy. The beer and wine lists seemed fine, plenty of choices to complement your meal. It was a little bit noisy but more in a hustle and bustle, vibrant, busy restaurant way and not so loud that we couldn't have a conversation. Probably quieter outside but we enjoy the romantically dimly lit indoor space and the beautiful artwork on the walls. It was our anniversary, we appreciated it so much last year for the same occasion we decided on Decarli again this year and are so glad we did.
Just a wonderful experience. The ribs we ...
Just a wonderful experience. The ribs were out of this world and our waitress was just wonderful. We will be back. Highly recommended.
The food and service are always excellen ...
The food and service are always excellent. Great pastas and a good kids menu. The only reason we don't go more often is that the main menu for meat options never changes much.
We've been visiting decarli for several ...
We've been visiting decarli for several years. The food and service are always top-notch. The one thing that sometimes causes us to choose another restaurant for a meal with friends is the noise level. On a recent Saturday night the dining room was so loud that we had to raise our voices considerably to have a conversation with our friends. There were four of us, and we were at a smaller table in the front window alcove, but still had trouble hearing one another. Great food, outstanding service, but too noisy for conversation!
Beer salad was good, but had almost no g ...
Beer salad was good, but had almost no goat cheese. Disappointing. Spaghetti was cooked perfectly (al dente), but portion was tiny. Also disappointing.
Great menu overall. Oven brick chicken ...
Great menu overall. Oven brick chicken and their short ribs are the go to dishes though.
decarlis' always on our list of places t ...
decarlis' always on our list of places to go when we want that something special to eat.
Great food and great service continue to ...
Great food and great service continue to characterize this wonderful neighborhood gem. The menu changes frequently and the pasta is excellent. Be sure to check out their list of Italian wines and don't be embarrassed to ask for a recommendation.
Only need a few words: I have dining a D ...
Only need a few words: I have dining a DiCarli for many years and never have been disappointed. This place is a gem, a loud one, but still a gem
This is a lovely little Italian Bistro. ...
This is a lovely little Italian Bistro. Service and food were amazing. This is a must do again.
We had sat in the bar before for a light ...
We had sat in the bar before for a light appetizer and drink in the past but the restaurant menu and dinner service is unbelievable. We had the steak tartare which was rich and delicate. The roasted beet salad complemented and cleansed the palate for the entree round. Taglietelle pasta dish was bursting with flavor and richness and complimented the Al Dente noodles exquisitely.
We love Decarli's for it's big style in the 'burbs. We went for my husband's bday. We got there early and sat at the bar for about 25 minutes. We informed the hostess, and she had our table ready on time. She actually had to wait on us while we waited for our son to arrive. The bartender was busy but very engaging and helped me choose a vodka that I was not allergic to. They gave us a table in the corner by the front window and that was very nice. The waiter was good, and the other wait staff was very attentive. I had asked for help with selecting foods that I was not allergic to, and the waiter did not seem informed of that fact. Or, if he was informed, he didn't mention it when I told him about my allergies. Other restaurants have practically bent over backwards when I have mentioned this ahead of dining. That was the only downfall to our experience. I did my best to choose something off the menu that wasn't likely to have the allergens I must avoid and I seemed to be OK. We generally love the food here.
First time at this restaurant as i'm from out of town and hate eating at chains. The food was awesome and service excellent. I highly recommend for quality of local produce and authentic Italian taste.
Great food, great service and a great ad ...
Great food, great service and a great addition to the local Beaverton area. The decor is pretty neat but it can get quite loud. The night we dined was very busy and it was almost impossible to hold conversation without raising your voice pretty hight. Don't let the noise keep you away, this is piece of Portland in our own back yard with amazing food and prices.
Great place for delicious food. Reserva ...
Great place for delicious food. Reservations are recommended. I love bar area and they serve the full menu there too.
What a Great experience
We have come here about five times and enjoy the food and the staff. They are very helpful in the selection of wine and the service is outstanding. We will continue to come to this fine dinning establishment.
Food is great and the service is impecca ...
Food is great and the service is impeccable . Only small complaint is the restaurant is a little loud.
Excellent food and service inside a grea ...
Excellent food and service inside a great old building. You'd never know you were in downtown Beaverton! Also fun to sit at the bar for a drink or even dinner if you can't get a table.
Had a great dinner for my Grandson's 21s ...
Had a great dinner for my Grandson's 21st Birthday. The Polenta Fries are incredible! We ended up getting a second order because they were so delicious! I also had the Steak Tartare and the soup. The Nero pasta was perfectly cooked with great seafood.
Food was very flavorful with great selec ...
Food was very flavorful with great selections. Service did not live up to the food quality. Server forgot bread, forgot wine. Two of our four entrees were served cold, having clearly sat for a while. Cold steak was replaced, however the waiter who brought the replacement wouldn't wait to ensure replacement was ok, just dropped and ran. No compensation nor apology for serving cold food.
Highly recommend for a special occasion
This is the second time we have been to decarli for a special dinner. Both time the food has been outstanding. Both times one person in our party has had the Pork Chop, which sells out quickly, it is so amazing! The customer service was excellent. They were kind, very informative about the food and wine plus very personable and kind. We live in SE and are more than happy to drive out to Beaverton for this indulgence
Zero in a row in my room for a long way ...
Zero in a row in my room for a long way in which a man with my family and friends of friends with a few weeks and months and it will take the bus driver just got to go out with my family and friends of friends with a lot to say it was not
Not the same
DeCarli's was great when they first opened. I was disappointed this time. I had the short ribs, and they were more like pot roast...stringy. Also very noisy there with the sparse furnishings. Parking is a mess. I ended up parking a half mile away.
Decarli came highly recommended by many. It was great all around. Great food and service. We did make reservations in advance and were immediately upon arrival.
Our meals were very good, however my "Al ...
Our meals were very good, however my "Allen brothers" steak was very tough! The rest of the meals were fine. would go back again , but would NOT order steak.
My Husband and have been here many times. We love the food, the service and everything about Decarlis is perfect. But make reservations! We are not the only ones that know about it. Oh if you are a beef eater, the beef short ribs are killer!!
Decarli never disappoints! Their menu is interesting and offers a good variety! The polenta fries as an appetizer is a must to share. Service is always good and attentive. It's our favorite go to place for special occasions as well as everyday dining with friends. Also LOVE Happy Hour in the bar especially on Sunday's!
Delicious food and great atmosphere. Lov ...
Delicious food and great atmosphere. Love it and will be back!
Only drawback - no fish - Halibut was go ...
Only drawback - no fish - Halibut was gone when we were seated, was offered Sword fish instead but it was also sold out once the order was placed. Seems like they would have more inventory so not to run out at 7PM on a Saturday night.
Delicious! The polenta fries and short r ...
Delicious! The polenta fries and short ribs were amazing. Great wine list. Feels like a big-city place tucked into Beaverton. My only gripe is the dessert of chocolate pound cake was ho hum. Nothing I couldn't have put together myself at home.
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