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
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
This was our second visit to Nostrana. W ...
This was our second visit to Nostrana. We came for outstanding house salad and pizza, enjoyed the cocktails, and Tuesday meatball night in our group of 6. Don't miss the butterscotch budino pudding for dessert---wow! Butterscotch, caramel, a little creme fraiche and some salt--my mouth is watering right now, just thinking about it. We live in Spokane, and find that we're choosing Nostrana for special occasion meals when we're visiting friends in Portland. It's expensive, but worth it. You're going to get a memorable, carefully crafted meal here. We have enjoyed sitting inside and outside. Molto bene!
My husband and I went to Nostrana for th ...
My husband and I went to Nostrana for the first time and had dinner on my birthday. Our waitress was really great, super friendly and helpful, and after ordering all of our courses in advance, each item came to our table perfectly timed. The only time service slowed was towards the end of our meal after I had requested tea to have with our dessert. We ended up nearly finishing the delicious blackberry crisp we had ordered long before my tea finally arrived. Other than that, the food was spectacular and we had a very nice night.
We were disappointed. The mixed salad wa ...
We were disappointed. The mixed salad was nothing special, whereas a similar salad at Renata the week before was outstanding.
Our $75 steak for two also fit into the nothing special category. It also came with no sides so the complete meal was quite expensive.
Tiramisu was excellent.
I will gladly recommend or bring family ...
I will gladly recommend or bring family and friends to Nostrana; other than the several gluten free people I know as they would be too disappointed ( as I was) not to be able to enjoy a pasta or pizza which lets face it- is pretty much the main reason for choosing an Italian restaurant. The few GF options were very tasty however.
Nostrana continues to be one of my favor ...
Nostrana continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Portland...and that's saying a lot! The food there is outstanding and still I maintain the best pizza in Portland can be found here. The pastas and salads are great and the main courses are delicious. Make a reservation or you will be waiting.
The pizza was very good as well as the R ...
The pizza was very good as well as the Radiatori al ragù pasta dish. We didn't think the Capellini pasta was anything but average though. We had to wait quite a long time to receive our second glasses of wine - we were just about done with dinner by the time they showed up. Overall it was an above average dinner (pizzas and salads made it!), beautiful interior to the restaurant and friendly people.
Everything was absolutely delicious! The ...
Everything was absolutely delicious! The pasta, the pizza. The desserts...omg, the desserts. We've never had a better cheesecake. And the blackberry crisp with cream poured over it at the table was fantastic as well. A great way to celebrate my birthday. Great friends and phenomenal food = a very happy girl!
Their glass of wine pour was so small th ...
Their glass of wine pour was so small that I thought it was a "half glass." The server said it was 5 1/2 ounces, but I find that hard to believe (and so did my friend). For $16 per glass, I expect to get the full amount paid for. I also think they should disclose what the number of ounces is to be transparent. Also, we got two cheeses - each $5. One had two pieces of a reasonable (though still small) size, and the other -- for the same price -- had three paper-thin slivers. I couldn't believe it! The only thing I was impressed by was the peppers. Those were delicious. Otherwise, overpriced and mediocre.
Exceedingly well-prepared and creative. ...
Exceedingly well-prepared and creative. The tomato-watermelon gazpacho reflected the summer season. The crab pizza was savory with delicious sauce and crust. The braised pork with polenta was even better the next day as a leftover part of the meal. Chocolate budino is for serious chocoholics and even better with a suitable dessert wine. I enjoyed the cherry grappa. This is a restaurant I take out of town guests to, to show them what am great food scene we have in Portoand.
Still the best...In every way. From the ...
Still the best...In every way. From the courteous and pleasant staff, to the remarkable food including all pastas, meats, poultry, pizzas and appetizers....to the European/italian commissary atmosphere...light, bright, full of life...
Who wouldn't want to dine there every night?
We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Nos ...
We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Nostrana, however it was much louder than I was anticipating and made the ambience less romantic. It was our first time dining here so we weren't familiar with the loud atmosphere.
The staff were all very friendly and knowledgable and made the experience very enjoyable. I recommend the restaurant, just maybe not for a quiet dinner. Would be good for a regular date night or night out with friends though.
We had such a fantastic experience at N ...
We had such a fantastic experience at Nostrana! We asked our server, Stephanie, to suggest different menu items for us to order and every one of them was delicious. The sommelier was awesome and suggested the perfect wines to go with our dishes. And dessert...Oh my goodness: fresh blackberry crisp with almond cream! It was the best dessert I think I've ever had! We will definitely go back soon!
We chose Nostrana for convenience to Rev ...
We chose Nostrana for convenience to Revolution Hall and it's notable reputation. House wine, specialty liquor drinks, and cold craft beer were excellent. Decor, ambiance and low noise level above expected. Three out of four meals were wonderful. The evening special porchetta was hard and dry. The menu pork was tender, juicy and abundant. Two Tagliata entrees were cooked perfectly to mr, tender and tasteful. The preordered blackberry crisp with a scoop of gelato was amazing.
A regular here, and almost got my favori ...
A regular here, and almost got my favorite seats at the bartenders bar, appreciate the host staff trying to make that happen.
I love to din at the bar here, if not the patio is lovely. Slow getting anyone to acknowledge we were here this time (Unusual) but once that happened it was fabulous as always. Great food, drinks, wine, and service...and the blackberry crisp is the best of all of them while they last!
The restaurant was very nice and the foo ...
The restaurant was very nice and the food was pretty good overall. I have some very odd food allergies and called ahead to make sure that they would be able to accommodate things which they assured me they would. The hostess was wonderful and knew that we had called ahead of time and they had taken very thorough notes about my requests. However the waiter was not very helpful and I was disappointed with the choices he presented to me. I had been looking forward to this dinner as it was our 16th anniversary so a very special occasion. What I ordered did taste very good but I was under the impression that I would have more choices than what I was presented. We would have given the restaurant a better review however the waiter did really put a bad taste in our mouths and we most likely will not visit this restaurant again due to the poor service.
Our experience at Nostrana was perfect. ...
Our experience at Nostrana was perfect. We sat outside. The waitstaff was accommodating, lovely and helpful. Our food was perfect. AND, the olive oil was superb, as was the bread. I ordered wood-fired trout. I usually find trout banal, but the server suggested it and it had such depth of taste, simply delicious...as was my husband's duck. I also ordered the berry tart, which was hot from the oven and SO delicious. I am picky, eat out infrequently because I like my cooking, and was So pleased to be in Portland and dine at this gem.
Nostrana is one of our favorite restaura ...
Nostrana is one of our favorite restaurants. We bring friends and visitors there frequently. The service and food are normally first rate so we are proud to bring people there. But I must be honest when things are not up to its normal standards.
None of the issues we had were large, but together they were disappointing. Our server seemed in a hurry taking plates and glasses off the table without asking. The meatballs for "Meatball Monday" were overly salty, while the accompanying pasta was quite good. The soup was great, but the dessert (tiramisu) was little more than whipped cream, while its size was so small that all four of our party commented that its price must be mistake.
I asked to speak to a manager and a young fellow approached our table at the end of our meal. He talked with me and offered to remove the tiramisu from our bill. My thoughts were that this was the first time Nostrana was less than excellent from top to bottom. My hope is that whatever issues were at work on Monday get turned around quickly.
Dinner was good. We had a reservation at ...
Dinner was good. We had a reservation at 7:30 on a Saturday. Six of us shared plates and two bottles of wine. Started with the Padron peppers, fig/prosciutto appetizer and the burrata. 2nd round was the diavolo & crab pizzas-which their pizzas are alway great! Followed with the Tagliata, halibut, and the salmon pasta. Dessert was our favorite: the salted butterscotch budino!
Service was where they fell short.
They were very attentive at first...the wine service was a nice touch, and our server(Bunny on our receipt) was very friendly. It was only after all of our entrees were served that we seemed to have been forgotten about. I know service was getting busy because of their 9pm happy hour and I saw our server running around, but we were done eating at 9:13 and no one came back to our table for 30 minutes. I know this because I was checking my phone in case our babysitter was trying to reach us. I saw our server attend to a two top 3x before a runner came by to clear some of dishes.
When one of the support staff started to lay down dessert menus we informed her that we knew wanted to order two budino stop share. It took over 15 minutes till we got them. Which I don't think they should've taken that long because I know they're already pre-made.
I truly do enjoy Nostranas food and maybe this was just an off night, but I don't think it's really acceptable to be sitting unattended to for 30 minutes.
The entrees were fair but nothing specia ...
The entrees were fair but nothing special. The potato and broccoli side dishes were great! The service was mediocre at best. We had to request bread and other items multiple times before they were provided. The noise level of the restaurant made it nearly impossible to carry on a conversation which defeats the purpose of getting together with friends to enjoy a meal and catch up. Expensive, considering the ambiance.
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