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
Wonderful service and delicious food. It is not a quiet spot for dinner, but everything else is extraordinary. We had the fois gras and steak tartare for starters, entrees of steak, halibut and spaghetti were delish and we took our desert home to enjoy. We will be back!
Nice place, good service, open atmosphere with warm cozy colors. The food is only fair. I had roasted chicken. I asked what comes on the plate, like a half chicken or just a piece or what? The server said "it's a half a chicken". I got two drumsticks. That's not a half a chicken. It came served on a pile of some kind of grain, might have been barley or similar. The menu said it also had celery root, but there was probably a whole tablespoon of finely diced celery root on the whole plate. I would have liked much more celery root and less of the grain; I realize that would cost more to source and prepare. Flavor was decent, chicken was cooked thoroughly and browned but not crispy. Nothing wrong, just nothing special. She ordered lobster spaghetti. I never understood why pasta is always so expensive in restaurants. The main part of the dish is an incredibly cheap ingredient. Her dish came with a few sizable chunks of lobster, so not too bad on that part. The plate overall was pretty small though, I would have been pretty disappointed if the portion was mine. The sauce was relatively thin and runny, I would have expected something more buttery. Not too special. I had an appetizer pizza as well. The pizza was at least 14 inches in diameter, nice and thin, with a nice, light covering ingredients. I don't like pizza overloaded with cheese, so this fit the bill. Only disappointment there was that the pizza was quite undercooked with very little crisp to any of the dough and the pieces flopped like a wet rag when picked up. The potential was there, but it needed more time in the oven for sure. Her appetizer was a beet salad. This came with large chunks of golden beet and some arugala and shaved pear with a fruity vinaigrette. The salad was delicious and I would consider it the best part of the meal. I was on the fence about whether to say yes or no to the "would you recommend Decarli to a friend" question. Not bad, not awesome.
I have left a previous review. DeCarli's is one of the best restaurants on the Westside. The food is always good to excellent. It does not disappoint. Service is always excellent. Would like a little more variety on the menu -- but I understand, when you have a great thing, why change it.
The night we were there, my wife and I split an Oregon white truffle tagliatelle that was sublime and truly amazing. Thought we were in Alba in late October. We also shared a dover sole that was robust and flavorful. No complaints.
Our server recommended an excellent italian white for my wife that went great with the sole and a NW red blend based on barbera that went great with the tagliatelle. Another excellent meal.
Nice setting and ambiance, large open space.
We ordered Caesar's salad, grilled calamari, rigatoni duck confit, lobster spaghetti, kid's toasted cheese sandwich. Salad was okay, dressing was heavy and salty, nice large Romaine lettuce leaves, croutons bit stale. Both pasta dishes were too heavily salted for our taste. Server forgot calamari appetizer, apologized and comped it. Too bad it came out at the end of the meal when we were all done. Have to say though, the calamari was the best of what we ordered overall. Wines by the glass were fine.
If we lived in Beaverton, can see going back just due to proximity/convenience/quality. For us, was okay to try but not returning real soon.
IT WAS MY FIANCE'S BIRTHDAY AND I WANTED TO TAKE HIM SOMEWHERE NEW AND SPECIAL. DECARLI DID NOT DISAPPOINT. WE HAD THE POLENTA FRIES, CEASAR SALAD, BEEF SHORT RIBS AND THE LOBSTER SPAGHETTI WITH A VERY NICE BOTTLE OF WINE AND BIRTHDAY DESERT. THE SERVICE WAS TOP NOTCH. WE DID HAVE TO WAIT A COUPLE MINUTES TO BE SEATED. I LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING.
We enjoyed our meal. Food and service was good. It would be nice if they offer more vegetarian choices. We and lots of people we know would like to eat closer to home than go to Portland to eat if good restaurants nearby offer more vegetarian options that are tasty and well prepared.
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