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 wonderful as always. We both had the butternut squash soup, it had a little chili oil floated on top to give it a nice, subtle bit of heat. I had the penne with gorgonzola, walnuts and radicchio, it was fabulous, but very rich, I took half home. Husband had the pork meatballs with tagliatelle, also very delicious. Finished with the apple crisp. Service wasn’t quite up to the usual standards, not terrible but not great either. Decarli remains one of our favorite restaurants anywhere.
The short ribs are amazing! Consistently my favorite on the menu. The beat salad they have right now is also delicious. I'd like to see more appetizer options. My group had a bit of difficulty finding appetizers that they liked. I think the diversity of the appetizers could be expanded here. Otherwise the service was great. Atmosphere is good. Only improvement I'd recommend is some tapestries or something to absorb the sound. It's a bit to loud for me to recommend for business or a cozy dinner. I hope these suggestions help. I love this place and I'm very happy it's here on the west side
Great find in Beaverton. Finally somewhere to go besides McCormick’s for a nice restaurant. Short ribs were delicious and huge portion. Beet salad also very good although I prefer a few more greens. Friend had papardelle and she said it was also very good. Chocolate bread pudding was good but I’ve had better hence 1 star drop.
Restaurant is small and tables are very close together so a bit noisy and street parking really difficult. Would be nice if they had valet.
Wine great also. Looking forward to my next visit!
This little gem 💎 never disappoints!
From the time you are greeted by the hostess, to the end of the meal 🥘 it is always outstanding!
We had friends in town from San Francisco and we decided to take them to our favorite restaurant in Beaverton!
We will return!
We went for my wife’s birthday with the kids and my daughter has Celiac so she’s gluten free. I made a note of this on my reservation.
Our server was Jordan & he was very attentive with excellent customer service. He was also very informative and dedicated to assisting our daughter with her special diet.
The food was excellent and the service was perfect.
Overall the food and experience was very good. The only downside was we thought the desert menu was a bit lacking. Not many choices and nothing we really wanted. Would be nice have tiramisu, creme brulee, or even carrot cake. We wanted desert but there was nothing on the desert menu we liked.
A decent but uninspired neighborhood restaurant. It has been around awhile and was crowded, which may explain why they didn’t seem to be trying very hard. Service was indifferent (our server studiously ignored us the first 15 minutes we were there while she exchanged life histories with the table next to us). Oysters and Caesar salad were good but entrees were mediocre. Mine was a small portion of lukewarm pasta. OK but not a destination restaurant.
Food was poor and took over an hour to arrive - we arrived at 6:45 and our entrees were served a little after 8pm. The waiter told us our orders just "hit the kitchen at the wrong time". My pasta was under cooked (It was so poorly prepared that I sent it back to the kitchen), my daughter's fish was extremely salty, and the sauce on the third entree was not at all as described on the menu. The appetizers we ordered were okay. Plus the hostess actually tried to argue that our entrees didn't take that long to arrive - no apologies, no let's talk about this so we can improve - nothing positive to end the experience. We will not go back and will certainly not recommend.
Dinner was very good! We ordered the short ribs, outstanding !! We are lovers of mussels, and had them as appetizers, but I would not order them again. They were watery and didn’t taste really fresh. The sauce and bread that went with them was deliciou!! I wish we would have had some warm bread with the salad though. But we will definetly come back. Moved to Beaverton, so this was our first dinner out in downtown area there. Thanks!!
Pasta was excellent - tagliolini dish. It was VERY busy for a weeknight 6:30 pm dinner. Hard to hear conversation across the table from my friend. Server was sincere, friendly, and mostly attentive, but we did not receive our starters and our glasses were "dry" for longer than preferred. (Starters were not billed on the check, so maybe miscommunication.) Entrees were served timely, hot and delicious. Have had a couple of company functions there that were superior in food and service. Will definitely go back... it might be one of the few good dinner spots in Beaverton.
The beef short ribs with house made spaetzle noodles is my favorite. The sauce is divine with a faint prune and expression flavor in a light cream sauce. In season, the Panna Cotta here is a memorable creamy light dessert. It can be very loud, but the other night our table was beautifully positioned to deflect conversations.
Our evening started out wonderful for happy hour in the bar. Nice happy hour menu for food and drinks. Service in the bar was outstanding. Then we moved to the dining room for dinner. Service started out great and then completely disappeared after our entrée was delivered. We ordered the veal. It was the worst veal we have ever had - tough and dry with no flavor. We should have sent it back, but no one ever checked on us again until they delivered the check. We suspect the server knew that the veal was terrible, but did not have the courage to tell us. We will not be going back to DeCarli.
Wonderful dining experience to celebrate 20th wedding anniversary with our family. The service was very good. The food delicious. We were surprised with two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine to toast our 20th wedding anniversary; completely unexpected and a very thoughtful gesture.
I grew up a 2nd generation Italian American & am not often impressed with pasta in Portland. However, I decided to try the pasta with pork Bolognese sauce. It was molto buono! So were the the steak, short ribs & salmon that the others in our party had. We will now consider this our "go to" place for Italan food.
Decarli is truly a gem. Great food, great service, friendly staff, great wine and cocktails. I would put it up against any Portland restaurant. Bruschetta with shaved beef and fontina, and peperonata with chèvre were great. Tagliatelle with pancetta, mushrooms, and shallots - delicious. Cappucino makes a nice finish. Love this restaurant!
Absolutely delicious!!! Loud and fun restaurant, but great ambience. Service was fine, but seemed very rushed every time he was at our table. He walked away numerous times before we could get a question asked. Nice individual, I think they were just really busy.
Decarli has great potential, but my biggest issue with it is the menu is basically the same, for years now. They may tweak a few of the ingredients in the gnocchi or pasta, but it's generally always the same. You'd think if it was always the same, it would be amazing, since they should be really good at making it, right? It's good, but it's not knock your socks off good. Place has a good atmosphere, but we notice it's not as busy at it once was and wondering if they are losing their touch a bit.
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