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
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.
Decarli is one of our favorite go-to spots. Have to admit that the experience did not start out great. We arrived with our two and a half year old who is very well-behaved. We asked for a high chair and got an unfriendly look from the hostess. We asked if that was ok she rudely said "well I guess it will have to be." I get the restaurant is more upscale, but when you have a restaurant in the suburbs you've got to expect a child from time to time.
Waiter was very friendly and food was fantastic as usual. Polenta fries are a must and the pasta was amazing.
We get the pleasure of dining at decarli about three or four times a year. Each time it is a better experience, especially with how the food is prepared and the variety of the menu. We really enjoy it when we can get a reservation and spend a few hours being in the moment.
I had the short ribs. They were great. The women had Cavatelli and they both enjoyed their meals. The other man had the pork shoulder and although he mostly enjoyed it, it had a spiciness to it he wasn't expecting. The cocktails were good, the service was good, but a little slow. We would return.
Mussels were the best I've ever eaten! The beet salad and caramel cheese cake also delicious. Service was attentive w/o hovering. My only caution is it's a little noisy ( it was very busy) and not very private...Just tables in a big open room and no booths. Nevertheless, very positive experience.
Grabbed a last minute table through open table for a birthday dinner with my wife. We were seated very quickly, it was a 5:15 seating so the restaurant was about 20% filled and bar was packed. By 6 the hall was packed.
We started with the Speck and shared a mixed greens salad. The Speck was great and dressing in the salad was delicious.
I had the New York Strip medium rare but it actually was a lot cooler on the rare side. I was okay with as the steak still had a lot of flavor. The potatoes were really good and the mushrooms were good.
Wife had the parpadelle pasta with truffle butter. Pasta was cooked to perfection and the sauce was spot on and not too overpowering with truffle butter.
Ended with the bread pudding and that was amazeballz as well.
Service was very good and the waitress gave me a great wine pairing for the steak. The Hall Street Cooler was pretty good. Light drink
One of the best Italian restaurants in the Portland area. They have bypassed the usual Italian cliches to provide excellent, special and very flavorful pasta dishes, preceded by top notch appetizers. Desserts are excellent. Also a nice and affordable wine list.
The food is always fun - not always the best value (filet main dish plus salad is about 40 dollars)- but different and tasty. Noise levels can be high but the crowd on this last Friday night was pretty good in keeping their conversations down a little. We really like this restaurant and will be back many more times. Again, the food is good - service has been great and the setting is very nice. We recommend for groups of 6 or less.
Had a lovely meal at decarli! The restaurant made a point to help my husband and I celebrate Lunar New Year after missing our previous New Years eve reservation. I recommend the steak tartare - it's always a treat. And the lobster pasta is above and beyond! Everything is fresh, and service excellent.
Our whole experience was terrific! Food was fantastic and wine list amazing! Our waiter Mark was professional and friendly and upbeat! I had left my umbrella there and the next day, a very kind person working in the back let me retrieve it from under my table. Would go back in a heartbeat!
Their signature dish, the Beef Shortribs, is a must-have and we order it every time. The polenta fries with gorgonzola butter is a favorite appetizer of ours as well.
The menu is purposefully small and changes frequently to offer variety and seasonality. Order anything that looks good; we've been to Decarli several times and have never had anything that was less than fantastic!
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