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Nostrana—literally 'ours' —invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure. Regional. Italian.
Opened in 2005, Nostrana is Chef/Owner Cathy Whims' love letter to Italy. This is a restaurant built on relationships: with our amazing farmers and purveyors, our dedicated staff, and of course with you, our guest.
We hope to offer something timeless and authentic in a beautiful space, the regional specialties of Italy deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. We strive to be better every day.
Portland, OR 97214
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
SE 14th Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a private lot and ample free street parking.
Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.
Chef/Owner Cathy Whims; Executive Chef Brian Murphy
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nostrana Ratings and Reviews
The pizza and pasta were amazing but I was not happy that we were pressured to box the remaining pizza when there was still a wait for the pasta and then have our pasta whisked away after barely the last bite - they succeeded in getting his out in exactly one hour. I had hoped for a more leisurely meal since it was so expensive! It was delicious though!
Food was exceptional - especially the Nostrana salad and pasta dishes! Salumi pizza is wonderfully balanced. Butterscotch budino cannot be missed! My favorite special occasion eatery by far. And the wait staff was so friendly and accommodating. Worth the three block walk cause parking is limited.
We loved the interior with its layers of lighting, warm wood and rustic design. Service was friendly, easygoing and our server was relaxed but attentive. The food was lovely! We shared the insalata mista and sampled crispy trout with a cloud-light polenta, a baked pasta dish with homemade noodles and a perfect pizza topped with fresh greens. A bottle of prosecco and a silky panna cotta with berry compote rounded out a very fine meal. Like many Portland restaurants, the noise level is high but that doesn't bother everyone. We loved it and will go back to taste again.
Sat at the bar, after arriving early for our reservation. They were very accommodating. Food and service were amazing. My advice, try their cocktails. The antidote. The artistry found in their libations is indicative of the effort and craftsmanship placed in the amazing food.
It was my Birthday and we shared it with friends. They, unfortunately sat six people around a table that clearly was for four people. We couldn't keep our bread plates or taste two wines at same time. Not enough room on table.
Overall, we were all underwhelmed by Nostrana.
I swear Kathy could cook golf balls and they would be exquisite and worth whatever she charges for them. We can always count on a special experience at Nostrana. But get there early on a Saturday because the wait (if you don't have a reservation) could be an hour. And we saw a whole bench-load of people willing to wit that long.
Our meal was way more expensive than we're used to, but the quality was worth it.
They couldn't have. Even more accommodating. The customers we were with needed a little more substantial menu and they were gracious letting us finish drinks at the bar and smiling the whole way. At least we jumped off our table quick because there was a wait
Overrated! Served octopus which is uncool. Pizza was chewy, Cibo is way better. Drinks weren't very strong, wine pour was minimal. For the money I simply cannot recommend.
Positives: service was great...Super sweet and attentive. Ambiance is nice and it manages to stay quiet despite the size. But holy god the chairs couldn't be less comfortable. Plastic? Really??
Go to Ox, American Local, or the Woodsman for better quality.
The pasta was too al dente, the pizza had a soggy cardboard crust, and the Bolognese sauce was too spicy and had too much salt. The wait staff largely ignored us and it was left to the bus boys to serve us. This was our third and probably last time at this restaurant.
Great food - service - wine - dessert. What more can you ask for. We like it so much we will be going back with friends tomorrow. The pasta is divine and I especially enjoy their pizzas which are really more than enough for a single person, although I do share. The salads are exceptional as are their desserts. The is nothing on the menu that I would not recommend.
A favorite place we go to 3-4 times/year. Creative selections always well prepared. Drinks were outstanding; service attentive without feeling rushed, in and out in just over an hour and could have taken more time; Would also recommend dessert which normally I find in restaurants to be the weakest part of the menu.
Some of the most truly excellent food I have ever eaten. The front of house staff were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helped pick a couple of different excellent wines to accompany our meal. It's not exactly the cheapest place around, but the prices are reasonable for the kind of food you get, and the service is excellent. The decor in the restaurant itself feels a little bit off? Unbalanced? The only other downside was that dining early in the evening, there were a number of families with children, who, to their credit, were all reasonably well behaved.
This is one place that i love coming back to every once in awhile. It's a place that makes your mouth water when you smell the food that is being cooked right in front of you at the open kitchen, or from across the way at your table. It has a very Portland feel going on and it caters to people that don't want to spend to much or someone that wants something amazing.
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