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, Outdoor dining, Wine
Italian-inspired with a menu that changes weekly, decarli features fresh seasonal ingredients from the Northwest.
decarli Ratings and Reviews
We returned and brought some "first time ...
We returned and brought some "first timers" who also shared our enthusiasm for Decarli. We tried the steak tartare (since they ran out of mussels) and what a wonderful treat. I had read good reviews of this appetizer on YELP and boy were they were right! It was delicious.
Our waiter made our dinner a fun evening with great recommendations (wine and food) and terrific fun banter with all of us, very engaging and fun. We'll be back!
I would have given it 5 stars - but my d ...
I would have given it 5 stars - but my dad got a mild touch of food poisoning after dinner here. But he was the only one of our party.
Service was great, food tasted great!
Parking was difficult. Hopefully the city of Beaverton figures this area out!
Our dining experience was top notch as a ...
Our dining experience was top notch as always. We have been regular patrons for a long time and highly recommend the restaurant to our family and friends. HOWEVER, and this has nothing to do with deCarli other than parking is becoming more of an issue and with the new apartment complex being built it will only intensify the parking problem . Since street parking is SO limited we opted to park in the lot on Watson, one block up from the restaurant. The lot that has several small businesses. After enjoying a wonderful birthday celebration with friends, we came out only to find my friend's car had been towed and ours was just about to be towed. We both misread the sign as No Parking during business hours, not 24 hours, and since the lot was full we assumed (mistake on our part) that we could park there. Now here is the real kicker. We take full responsibility for parking in a tow away zone; however, the cost of the tow by Beaverton Towing was $335!!!!! And, they would only take cash. This is just wrong on all levels! How many people carry that kind of cash with them. Luckily we all left together, otherwise my friend would have been left alone (how unsafe is that for a female) to deal with the towing company. I want reiterate that this has nothing to do with deCarli, however, as a regular patron of the restaurant, I felt obligated to let others know to take the Towing Sign seriously. Apparently, the music owner doesn't like cars parking in the lot after hours and calls Beaverton Towing.
Overall dinner was good although they we ...
Overall dinner was good although they were busy and service was a bit slow from the kitchen and when the food did come out it was not hot it was not cold but it wasn't piping hot either
We will go back course service was fine with have better service before and I'm sure we'll have better service and food again
The service was great and the check in w ...
The service was great and the check in was smooth despite a large crowd at the bar. The eating area was quite nice although there was a little to much noise to talk to someone sitting across from you. The food was great . A small thing is that the menu was typed in a very cramped format and was difficult to read in the muted lighting.
This is a wonderful restaurant. The onl ...
This is a wonderful restaurant. The only drawback is the noise level. There's a very active happy hour scene. If you go there for dinner and want to be able to carry on a conversation with your tablemate, plan to arrive early. We usually eat at 5:30. We're seated right away, it's uncrowded and therefore not noisy. The food and service are truly wonderful. I think this is Beaverton's premiere restaurant.
No one greeted us on entry. We were left ...
No one greeted us on entry. We were left wondering if our business was welcome. Then seated at a table so dark we could not read the menu or the wine list. Waiter was appropriately attentive and professional, if a little cold. The few wines available by the glass were dramatically overpriced(my opinion). Food was great, which can cover a multitude of sins. But I left having felt a little robbed of what could have been a great dining experience.
We got reservations online and was excit ...
We got reservations online and was excited to finally try this place out given the glowing reviews. This unfortunately was our first and last. Service was slow, beverages took forever, the steak came out cold and dry. The manager was very gracious and offered to prepare something else. The tagliatelle was good. My only recommendaction is to go somewhere else, not worth the money. Plenty of other restaurants in Portland.
Almost everything was perfect (as it usu ...
Almost everything was perfect (as it usually is), but for the first time I was disappointed in one of the food items. The marinara pizza was just OK. The short ribs, arugula salad, and soup of the day we're all fantastic, as usual!
I dine at this restaurant several times ...
I dine at this restaurant several times a year. This was my first disappointing experience. We always order mussels for an appetizer but they ran out by 6:45 this evening. Understandable with weather and availability I suppose. Bruschetta and salad was delicious. We waited a very long time for our main course to arrive. The table next to us arrived when we were eating our salad and were served their main course well before us. We waited a good 15 minutes after finishing our salad for our pasta to arrive. My main course was suppose to calamari with spaghetti. I was served calamari with squid ink linguini. It was good but not what I ordered, I'm not a huge fan of squid ink pasta. Anyway, the restaurant didn't charge me for my meal which I appreciated. I hope this experience was just a glitch and not the new norm. DeCarli's is usually a gem but tonight was a bit of a bust.
Great food, great service, attractive re ...
Great food, great service, attractive restaurant but lousy acoustics. We were at a round 6 top table and could only hear the folks on either side of each of us unless someone was almost yelling. That be said, everyone had a nice evening.
Have eaten here a number of times and fe ...
Have eaten here a number of times and felt it was time for a review. Let's cut to the chase: DiCarli's needs to come up with way to reduce the volume. At 7 PM it was so loud in the dining room that one had to actually shout to be heard across a table for 2. Ridiculous. Invest some money in softening tactics for the walls and ceiling.
Food is good - good portions, consistent quality. Service is usually spot on as well. Value is also good. But the noise......
Exceptional food, primarily locally sour ...
Exceptional food, primarily locally sourced and truly fresh, makes decarli a favorite of ours, and the house-crafted cocktails and eclectic wine list add to the panache. Service is very good, professional and cordial, with every effort made to accommodate requests. If you seek intimate conversation, you'll want either outside seating or to dine at 5 or after 8 Tues-Thurs. The high ceilings and NYC-style table spacing create quite a din at peak hours. But even at the busiest hours, decarli maintains its high food and service standards. Can't wait for our next visit!
decarli always delivers! We had out of t ...
decarli always delivers! We had out of town foodies to entertain, and they absolutely loved the inspired menu and impeccable service. We can always count on perfect pacing from appetizers through dessert from the professional staff.
DeCarli is noisy when busy, but noise le ...
DeCarli is noisy when busy, but noise level drops dramatically if you avoid the peak times. The food and service are consistently excellent anytime. There may be a better choice on the west side, but I have not yet discovered one!
always good food, service and atmosphere ...
always good food, service and atmosphere. called ahead and took our own special birthday cake in. they welcomed it, held it for us and then served it on a beautiful serving dish then served six of us...all for an unbelievable small charge. always a given you're going to have a great experience there.
Both my husband and I recollect going to ...
Both my husband and I recollect going to decarli a number of years ago when it first opened. We went there again tonight on our 8th wedding anniversary at the suggestion of one of the daughters, who had given us a gift certificate at Christmas 2014. The Beaverton area doesn't have many "nice" restaurants, but decarli is definitely nice. The restaurant is very tastefully (pun intended) decorated and the atmosphere is quite pleasant. A very friendly lady (owner?) seated us early for our 6:15 reservation (through Open Table, which I hadn't used before, but certainly will again!), greeted us warmly, and brought us 2 glasses of complimentary champagne after I mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary. Thank you, that was thoughtful! The couple next to us asked if we had been there before and we had a nice chat about some of the menu items. We started with the polenta fries (yum) and the steak tartare (super yum; definitely a must-have!!) to accompany Hubby's Hefeweizen and my ruby red martini. Delightful!! Hubby chose the tomato basil soup to have with his herb-encrusted halibut, both of which were satisfactory. My selection of the New York steak, which I requested rare, was perfectly prepared, with a delightful side of heirloom tomato and fingerling potatoes. I could not have ordered a better meal. All that deliciousness was far too much to consume in one sitting; it was boxed up for me to take home to enjoy tomorrow. I always check the menu first for dessert before I even glance at the meal offerings, however, as enticing as the desserts were, I was entirely too full to even consider dessert this evening. Dang! I guess that will have to be a return visit. We paid for our meal with the gift certificate and a generous tip to our server, a very attentive and personable young man, for the excellent service, and that concluded our decarli experience. An absolutely wonderful way to spend our anniversary evening. Thank you to everyone there for making it so special!!
Great place for a date night. The food ...
Great place for a date night. The food is great, wine list is extensive, atmosphere is romantic and service is helpful.
The charcharcuterie plate was delicious. Duck was perfectly cooked. Impeccable sides with the pork shoulder.
Our first time there and it was fantasti ...
Our first time there and it was fantastic! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with her suggestions. We had the pork shoulder and braised short ribs and they were to die for! We will definitely be back and I would highly recommend decarli to all my friends!
We saw several people order the polenta ...
We saw several people order the polenta fries at the happy hour bar and while ordering our dinner for the short ribs and crustin halibut, I ask if we could've a sample polenta fries since we never tasted one. The waitress said that it was not possible. Thought that one complimentary fries would have been a good gesture and we may have order it. The short ribs was very good which was given an excellent review by the customers. The halibut was not what I expected. Probably should've ask if it was fresh. It was kind of dry and was not hot. Would not visit Decarli again.
Very hard to find parking. The restaura ...
Very hard to find parking. The restaurant is great, very rustic. The food is fantastic. Tried the Beef Short Ribs marinated in Espresso. It melted in your mouth and the taste was "fantastico". The service was excellent . We will definitely be back.
Thanks for making our evening special.
Good food as always at DeCarli. Service ...
Good food as always at DeCarli. Service was excellent, the server, the wait staff and the hostess were all very friendly and helpful. Arrived early and had a beer at the outside tables, which the hostess made me feel very welcome. My favorite restaurant in the Beaverton area.
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