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
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.
We tried this place for the first time a ...
We tried this place for the first time after finding it online. Took a chance and were extremely surprised - it was fantastic! The service was perfectly attentive (waited to bring our entrees until we were done with our soups/salads), the food was great, and it was a very comfortable place to share a meal.
Always a great time, service could not h ...
Always a great time, service could not have been any better. Nice to see some favorites on the menu as well as some new ones. Pork shoulder was perfect and the peach upside down desert was nice and fresh. Don't miss the polenta fries. So glad to the restaurant so busy, and yet we still got in when we wanted and with only a days notice. Great job Paul and team! Keep it up see you again soon.
We always look forward to dinner at Deca ...
We always look forward to dinner at Decarli. They have deliciously creative dishes you won't find in other places and a great ambiance. I would definitely recommend ordering an appetizer, entree, and dessert to have the full dining experience.
We have been to Decarli's a few times an ...
We have been to Decarli's a few times and this experience was just OK. The food for me was average and lacked real flavor. Decarli's is probably one of the better restaurants in Beaverton, but to be honest, if you have a bit more time, there are many better options in Portland. Overall, this experience was just average. Since we live in Beaverton, we will likely be back, but probably more for their happier hour.
We had the spaghetti and meatballs, deli ...
We had the spaghetti and meatballs, delicioso! Chilled soup of cucumber, melon, basil, creamed fraiche and chili oil was good for the hot weather, but not one of their best soups (of which they have many). Polenta fries are always a favorite. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere.
This was my first time here and it was g ...
This was my first time here and it was great. I love the elegant but non snobbish feel of the place. I am from Los Angeles and this place would have fit right in but I love that Beaverton did it right for the locals.
Place is absolutely beautiful with all the low Edison lights surrounding the place and the intimate candles on the table adding more glow to the place.
The food was so good. Nothing was too generic but it also wasn't too fancy where you weren't quite sure what it was. Great balance of food people knew with a little touch of classy.
The dessert was to die for!!! If you are a group of four or more try 3 to 4 dessert options. There will be enough of you to finish them all. But if you must choose 1 or 2...pick the smore
And the salted caramel cheesecake. I'm sorry...I just can't narrow it down to one! Lol
So if you're looking for a fancy romantic dinner, social celebration, family time, or just looking for a spot to sit and eat...it doesn't matter the reason, this is a great place to stop.
Wear flip flops and a hat (which is what I wore), jeans and a nice shirt, or a blazer and a dress...its PORTLAND people, everyone is accepted!!!! Enjoy!
The food was excellent. Our server was ...
The food was excellent. Our server was extremely friendly, knowledgable, and helpful with wine and food selection, however she was stretched pretty thin, so we waited awhile for our drinks. The noise level was high as the restaurant was full, so keep this in mind if you are dining with those that are hard of hearing (we were). Overall, I was extremely happy with the meal, ambiance and service.
The food and drink were amazing as alway ...
The food and drink were amazing as always. It is pricey, but for a special occasion worth it. I felt like the waitstaff was overwhelmed and felt rushed, we had to ask for bread 3 times. We ordered cocktails, appetizers, salads, and main courses, we felt the service wasn't up to par with previous visits. No one was rude and the service wasn't bad, I felt like the timing was off, it took forever for bread, and all the salads came out at different times. We were seated by one of the front windows so the noise level was better than usual. I recommend that spot for a party of 6.
My husband and I went to decarli for our ...
My husband and I went to decarli for our second anniversary. We had never been, but it got good reviews on Google. I'm SO glad we went! The food is amazing: fresh (including homemade pasta!) and local. The portions were perfect. And, since I'd included a note via Open Table that this was our anniversary, they gave us some complimentary dessert wine and a scoop of gelato.
We absolutely loved this place -- everything from the food, to the service, to our special anniversary treatment -- and will go back for sure!
One thing to note: As some Google reviews said, it can be a bit loud when the place is crowded (it's mostly a wooden interior, with high ceilings), but if you can get over that then you should definitely give it a try! It will be a place we enjoy for years to come.
Loved the short ribs, and the chicken li ...
Loved the short ribs, and the chicken liver pate. Everything was quite good, but it was very noisy. We met friends with whom we dine out often, and we agreed that this was a place we will return to, and recommend to others, primarily because of the food and service.
My only disappointment was that when I b ...
My only disappointment was that when I booked this reservation I added a note that this was a birthday dinner celebration and asked for something with a candle at the end of the meal. That note was not acknowledge in any way.
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