Nostrana - Literally "ours' - invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure. Regional. Italian.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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We have a private lot and ample free street parking.
Tri-met bus line 15
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nostrana Ratings and Reviews
It was a very busy night, we had reserva ...
It was a very busy night, we had reservations, but still had to wait for a bit. The food was good but not for the price, very small portions. They do make a great cocktail, but you have to pay over 10 dollars for them, which is becoming the norm. I don't think I will go back.
I have a son with anaphylaxis to dairy, ...
I have a son with anaphylaxis to dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. As you can imagine, dining out can be very difficult for us. We were celebrating a birthday and Nostrana was able to accommodate my son's food allergies. My son had a calamari appetizer, was able to eat the bread (which is never usually the case) and he had a pizza without the cheese. Nostrana also made my meal, flank steak and vegetables, free of his allergens so that he could nibble on my food as well. Dinner was delicious, the service was excellent and the food was safe for my son! It was a wonderful experience.
After eight years decided to return. Was ...
After eight years decided to return. Wasn't as good as I remember. Menu items were very unique and interesting. Service was lifeless. Young girl with no personality at all. My fav pizza came out rather soggy. No firewood flavor to speak of. Their signature apple cobbler was undercooked but did taste heavenly. I will return in the hopes it was just a bad day and late may I say.
My husband and I had a lovely experience ...
My husband and I had a lovely experience at Nostrana. Our service was warm, attentive and professional; our meal, which included two starters, the 'straw and hay' pasta, the Tagliata steak and housemade nectarine sorbet were all delicious, refined, inventive, and executed expertly. We chose an excellent bottle of Corsican Rose-Gris to pair with our meal. Our evening was magical.
The hostess is the worst part of the re ...
The hostess is the worst part of the restaurant despite this is the best Italian restaurant in Portland. They never have a warm greeting and always show cold faces. It always makes me wondering why they took the job If they are not able to smile. Today, again, at the door, my girlfriend and I were told right away by a ice cold hostess, that our table is already booked for 7:30pm, so it is implying we have to leave at 7:30pm??? Well, when does Nostrana start 2 hours policy?? Of course, the hostess's face is such unpleasantly arrogant.
By the way, our entree came at 7pm, we had to rush to finish the meal, and skipped deserts. The hostess kept checking on our table.
Food is very superb, waiters and waitresses are very attentive, however, the owner gotta think about their hostess. In such competitive service industry, especially in Portland, they have to train them to be a better image of Nostrana, not some girls play a snob at the door.
2 hours of dinner policy???? What is the manager thinking? Do the customers have a right to stay as long as they want without being intentionally pushed out?
Amazing happy hour, my favorite in Portl ...
Amazing happy hour, my favorite in Portland! I've had spotty service here in the past, but our waitress this night was amazing. She mixed up our order at first, but was so professional and kind about it. We really liked her a lot! Pizza as always is the best.
WOW!!! Ok, now that I got that out of th ...
Ok, now that I got that out of the way, Nostrana is my second favorite restaurant in PDX. Veritable Quandary is my top fav and it will take a lot for them to be dethroned, but Nostrana is breathing down their neck.
I dined on a Friday at 5:00 and their was a line to get in. Thank goodness I made reservations. Because I was towards the front of the line, I was able to snag a table outdoors and I was so happy as it was such a beautiful day. Even if I had to dine inside, they kept the doors open to allow for natural light and air, so it would have been just fine to dine indoors. By 5:30, every single seat was taken, so I highly suggest that you make reservations!
I am not a huge margarita fan, but the blackbeard intrigued me and after discovering that the rim is not decorated with salt, I went for it and it was so delish! One of the best margaritas that I have ever had.
There were so many dishes that caught my eye, but for a starter, I went for the granchio. The pizza was incredible and very thin, so I was not left with that disgusting full feeling.
I knew I could not indulge the entire dish of the Hawaiian blue prawn ravioli, so I took a few bites and saved the rest for the next day. This dish too was incredible.
For dessert, I ordered the chocolate budino and it was to die for! All of the reviews for this delectable dessert are spot on. On the menu, they also have salted caramel budino; although, they are both called budino, the chocolate budino is more of a pudding like flourless cake and the salted caramel is more like a true pudding.
Lia T was my waitress and she was great and very attentive.
The food was very fresh and you could taste the freshness with every bite. There is a reason that the chef has been nominated six times for the illustrious James Beard award. If Nostrana is not on your list, I suggest that it takes the top spot...pronto!
We had a later reservation but got done ...
We had a later reservation but got done earlier so we stopped in and asked if we could be seated earlier. The staff were great they ste able to seat us early. Our waiter was one of the best we have ever had and the food was amazing.
excellent meal, our friends had been wan ...
excellent meal, our friends had been wanting to eat there and we had a reservation. their previous tries had been without a reservation and they did not get seated. so, make a reservation about 2 weeks in advance.
A long time favorite! The menu gets cha ...
A long time favorite! The menu gets changed up regularly, and features seasonal dishes. They have a brick, wood-fired oven and make a yummy pizza (as well as other things in the oven). Noise can be a problem inside if you want to have conversation... Outside is lovely in the right weather.
Was seated right away with our reservati ...
Was seated right away with our reservation and had hoped that the same service was continued, but it was not. Wait staff assigned was terrible. Had to ask for water, had to ask for bread twice. Our cheese plate came with TWO crackers for 4 people. The Nostrana salad was very tasty but main entrees were below average. My chèvre pasta dish was cold and my wife's flank steak was overdone. They were aware we were celebrating a birthday which was mentioned when we sat down but forgotten about until we paid the check, it was then they brought a rooster candle out? No small complimentary dessert or anything special abt the meal. With the competition in Portland, we definitely won't be back.
We were celebrating our 52 anniversary. ...
We were celebrating our 52 anniversary. They accommodated the occasion with flowers and a table that afforded us both privacy and the wonder ambience. Our sever was gracious and delightful and acknowledged our special day the the Anniversary Rooster candle. A memorable evening.
Superb take on the less traditional side ...
Superb take on the less traditional side of Italian cooking by a chef often cited by the James Beard award as well as being a winner. Excellent individual wood fired pizza's as well. They take full advantage of the Oregon farm to market potentials. Great cocktails, wine and beer on tap.
We were fortunate to receive a gift cert ...
We were fortunate to receive a gift certificate to Nostrana We had no high expectations of the restaurant, except that it had received many high culinary honors. The results are in - a restaurant we will return many times over for the food and service.
From the Nostrana salad to the tasty gnocchis and the wine pairings everything was perfect. The service was par excellent and all the servers flowed seamlessly in their recommendations and service!
We were visiting from North Carolina and ...
We were visiting from North Carolina and Nostrana was recommended to us for dinner. We were so happy we dined there! Great food and service. Eclectic crowd, excellent wine selection, and fun atmosphere. I would go back in a minute and recommend it to everyone.
We were here to celebrate a birthday, an ...
We were here to celebrate a birthday, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, and the ambiance. The food was fresh, flavorful, and each dish exceeded our expectations. Service was excellent. The Insalata Nostrana was marvelous. The sage mini croutons were the perfect concluding touch. What fun watching the pizza lovingly made from a distance. We were so happy to be there for the last night of their blackberry crisp. We all love that Nostrana teams with small farmers. The freshness and favors cannot be topped. We'll come again!
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