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
This was our first time at Decarli. We ...
This was our first time at Decarli. We loved it. We spent a lot of money without any alcohol, but it was worth it on our anniversary. On the other hand, if it weren't a special occasion, we could have skipped the appetizer and dessert with coffee to keep the cost pretty reasonable. However, the mussels we had as an appetizer were amazing, and perhaps the best thing we had. You actually could have them as an entree. Everything we had was a taste delight. Because of the American conception of "Italian," I would not use it as a descriptor for this restaurant. Had I not had a recommendation from a friend, which pushed me to look at the menu, I might have bypassed this gem. We were there on a Thursday night and it was packed. I'm so glad we had a reservation. Because it was so busy, and it is one big room, the noise level was a little higher than I would prefer, but not intolerable by any means. In spite of it being so busy, the service was amazing. Our waiter was professional, friendly, attentive, but not too friendly or attentive, if you know what I mean. He was just always there at the right time, and we did not wait long for any of our food either. The halibut with the celery root was fantastic. The vegetables, and sauce that accompanied the pork shoulder were extremely delicious, though the meat itself was a little dry. The crepinette seemed entirely unnecessary (already plenty of meat), and not my favorite. That being said, it was still delicious. We will return for sure.
Visited for my husbands burthday. One of ...
Visited for my husbands burthday. One of the better options in Beaverton where we live. Service was polite and very attentive and food was very good. We go to their happy hour every few months but aye in the dining room on this date. The consuela is amazing. I enjoyed my chicken. Their polenta fries are a special treat. There was a private party for Halloween in their private dining area so the noise level was higher than usual. Parking was challenging as it was a Saturday evening. Be careful not to park in the lot where the appliance part store is. All the businesses were closed as it was past 7pm. We saw two tow trucks drive in and take away cars as we were walking to the restaurant.
This was my first time at Decarli and I ...
This was my first time at Decarli and I was told by several people that I had to order the short ribs because it is the best in town. The short ribs were good, very tender but not the best I've had. I'm not sure what they braise the short ribs in but it is very dark - almost black. My friend had the sausage pizza, again, it was good but not the best. The 2 items that we really enjoyed was the butternut squash soup and the apple upside down cake with salted almond gelato. Service was very good - our server was very attentive. The dining room was quite loud though when all the tables were filled up.
We thought the food was amazing. Cocktai ...
We thought the food was amazing. Cocktails were okay. Too many sweet/fruity drinks to choose from. Seemed to be a summer patio cocktail menu. I originally ordered the Dicarli because it sounded so delicious, but sent it back because although the menu stated a splash of lemon juice the drink seemed to be entirely lemon juice and was unpleasently tart.
Also, the restrooms were surprisingly dirty...I had to go in each one before choosing the least filthy one to use.
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......
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