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 appetizers, main course and dessert were exceptional (as usual), the noise level was loud (as usual). However the service was terrible! Our waiter was too interested in interacting with other staff members to notice that we were out of water, sat with dirty dinner dishes, that we might want to order dessert, or that we might want an after dinner drink. Because our dessert had long been eaten and he didn't come back we decided to ship that and hopefully leave. We waited for the bill and then waited again for him to charge our credit card to be charged. By that time the room was half empty so could not figure out the long wait times. Of course we will be back but will make darn sure we never have that waiter again.
This was a surprise. Sister and brother in law in town for Beaverton High School reunion. I live in NE Portland so just selected this place by online recommendation. Our waiter Bryan was really pro and the food, ambiance and service exceeded all of our expectations.
First rate spot. I'll make the trek to go there again.
This is our third time eating here since we moved last year and as always we enjoyed our dinner. We ordered polenta fries and shigoku oysters for our appetizer and beef short ribs, spaghetti with dungeness crab and grilled Columbia river salmon as our entree. Even our kids loved the cheese pizza. We highly recommend this place.
Have eaten here many times...this visit was not up to par with past outings.
My wife is quite petite and not a big eater....her entrée (a homemade pasta) was a bit salty and very small in portion; she ate it in 4 bites and was still hungry.
The rest of the meal was "fine" but not spectacular.
The restaurant was an ideal date spot. The ambiance is stellar and the food is delicious. On top of that, our waiter Jarret was extremely friendly, knowledgeable about the menu options, and present without being overbearing. Stellar experience and will definitely be going back.
Decarli is a fun, good food, dining place. We went on a day that was seeing 100+ temperatures and even with the air conditioning it was hot. So the owner went to get our group, 2 of whom was very uncomfortable with the heat, a fan which meant we could stay to enjoy our dinner. Their attention to our discomfort and service throughout was outstanding. Thanks Decarli, we,will definetly be back :)
The food was good, the server staff was very friendly and knowledgeable when asked questions.
My only 2 complaints which are very minor in the overall but is the restaurant was sweltering hot, and the decor really didn't blend. I hope it is a broken ac that is getting fixed and not that they keep it that temp. As far as the decor goes, you can do minimalist , contemporary, primitive, farmhouse, but all of those don't blend together well. You can blend styles, just not all the styles.at once.
Great service. We stayed a long time and weren't rushed. Next time will ask server to have kitchen cut bruschetta appetizer- a little hard to do myself at table. Fresh pasta fantastic, although the pork ragu was a little too salty for my taste. In general, very pleased and happy with meal. Would come again and recommend to others.
Decarli specializes in a fresh, always-changing PacNW take on Italian cuisine. Their bartending is solid, as are house staples like the pappardelle and the rotating bruschetta trio. Things can get a bit crowded -- even more of a testament to the kitchen's chops considering the fact that DeCarli has no parking to speak of and even posts warnings about the towtrucks patrolling nearby businesses' lots. Public transit doesn't stop nearby either, or I'd find myself going here more often. Certainly this time, as with every previous dining experience here, was a pleasant one.
DeCarli's does a fine job with food and service. The menu is becoming a bit "weird," like Portland, I guess. Relax and just serve good food. The bruschetta wasn't tasty, to be honest - trying too hard to be different failed. Servers are friendly, but management not so much. A good spot overall!
Very authentic Italian cuisine. We had an attentive and very knowledgeable waiter, he made sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive to our conversation. It was just a tad noisy for a date setting, but the overall atmosphere is quite charming. The Caesar salad is as good as they come. A true Caesar made with coddled egg, not mayo, and not slathered with things like chicken or tomatoes or anything else that doesn't belong in such a classic. Pasta cooked to perfection. The beef ragu was just a touch sweet for my taste, but still delicious. I recommend the Cazuela appetizer. Delicious baked ricotta with a lemon tang served with crostini.
Decarli is a gem, we are so glad to have this wonderful restaurant in our neighborhood. The soup is always delicious, pastas are great. We started with the bruschetta trio, the corn relish was especially delicious. I had the ravioli, husband the pappardelle, both were great. Finished with a lovely cappuccino.
Third or fourth visit, we've always very much enjoyed our meals. This time, the pork was very over-cooked and resembled jerkey. We mentioned on the way out as to not cause a scene at dinner, and the server acknowledged it wasn't up to par and to look for him again to make it right. We appreciate that, and will be back for another try. Believe just an off night perhaps.
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