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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
Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
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.
Brian Murphy; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nostrana Ratings and Reviews
This place has a good vibe - spacious room, busy, festive atmosphere. Great food. Wide range of prices. Romantic dining for two or group round-up works here. Still a fresh and novel experience despite being one of Portland’s older restaurants. Highly recommended.
This was our first visit to Nostrana after reading previous reviews. We made a reservation as recommended on their Web site. Having traveled/lived in Italy, we knew we'd be able to split the main course with so much good food between appetizers, sides, salads, soups, and dessert. Perfectly Italian thin crust which must be eaten with a fork and knife, the sauce was perfect not too sweet, not too salty, perhaps San Marzano tomatoes(?). We brought our 2 year old and the wait staff was wonderful with him. Our food came out on time and with the flow of our eating pace. The flavors are fresh and reminded me very much of our travels to Italy. We will be coming back and will be newly acquired regulars for Nostrana. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience!
Our overall experience was wonderful for celebrating our the-day-we-met anniversary. Counter seating was perfect for watching the chefs in the kitchen working their magic. Bar service was no different than table service, and food and drink was all delightful. Will always recommend Nostrana!
Excellent, classic Italian cuisine, perfectly prepared every time, and noteworthy for its consistent and expert service. Outstanding wine list, mostly Italian (of course), and outstanding wine staff. Don't miss the butterscotch Budino for dessert, a national landmark. Comfortable dining room, but a bit noisy.
This was our family of 5's first time eating at Nostrana but it won't be our last. From the appetizer plate to the home-made gelato, everything was outstanding. We all ordered different entrees so everyone could sample. From the crab pizza to the shrimp pasta, to the trout all the dishes were exceptional. All the sauces were flavorful and rich complements to the dishes themselves. This restaurant is a winner.
We had a very good time dining at Nostrana. The atmosphere was good, food was amazing, only wish they had a better wine list by the glass. When we came there, we thought it’s going to take at least 30 minutes for our food to come out, they were a bit busy, but it didn’t even take them 15 minutes, which was so nice because we were starving and ready to eat! We definitely will be back, this place is just that good!
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