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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
I have never had a bad meal here. I usually get pizza but this time got gnocchi and the person with whom I was dining got the pork shoulder and we each had 1/2 Nostrana salad. Everything from the bread and olive oil to the entrees was fabulous. The service was perfect as well. Portland has so many wonderful places to eat but this remains a favorite.
We enjoyed our dinner at Nostrana. With a view of the kitchen and its wood-fired oven, we were seated at uncrowded tables under a high ceiling, so the noise level was not bad. The pizzas were thin on toppings other than plentiful greens, but tasty. Service was friendly and attentive. There was a slight mix-up about our orders, and those of us who ordered pizzas were served a bit before the others at our table, but our very kind waitress more than made amends by removing the cost of our desserts from the bill. We were favorably impressed with Nostrana's food, ambiance and service and will definitely return.
Although Nostrana is a favorite place of mine, I brought a friend here for his first time today. He was absolutely bowled over - he had the Goat Cheese Pappardelle with prosciutto and I had the Gnocchi alla Romana - and he kept tasting my dish along with his own while marveling at the delicious fresh flavors. This place has yet to disappoint. It's wonderful!
Enjoyed the outdoor dining! There were some workmen there putting up lights and awnings, but they were unobtrusive. The service was excellent - one of our party was quite late and our wait person gave us just the right amount of attention to ensure we had what we wanted during our wait. Once we ordered, the food arrived quickly and was cooked to perfection. I have been to Nostrana several times and never been disappointed.
Being a single diner I sat at the bar which was very entertaining. The bartenders are friendly and very active and make a lot of drinks, especially Negroni. Huge selection of aperitifs and exotic liquors.
The pizza was delicious with a wonderful chewy crust. They supply scissors so you can cut your own slices. Top notch establishment.
Meatball salad had too much dressing and the meatballs were dry. My mushroom pizza had a massive amount of arugula on top & took away from enjoying the meal. My wife's pasta dinner was excellent and the radicchio salad was phenomenal. Overall a good restaurant.
We are in Portland a couple of times a year and always try to have dinner at Nostrana with friends. The food is outstanding. We love the Nostrana salad with caesar dressing, pizzas, fish, pastas, everything. Delicious non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails. Loved the Negroni I had to start the evening. Save room for the butterscotch or chocolate budino or espresso cinnamon ice cream. This is one of America's great restaurants. Don't miss it.
While we would have like the food to stand out just a wee bit more the service completely made up for it. An excellent experience. I will come back and probably just order appetizers and a pizza just for the service! We felt it was a little pricey for the entrees we had, but loved the octopus. We'll be back.
I had a great meal with some of my closest friends to celebrate my birthday. The food was so good and the service was great too. The timing of everything from the appetizers to the desserts was perfect and the portions were just right. This was my second visit to Nostrana and I will return hopefully many times in the future.
There were three of us in our party and we all had very different meals: trout, pork and pasta. We all had Nostrana's version of a caesar salad (with radicchio) and it was delicious. The main dishes were all great, perfectly cooked and delicious. It's a lovely,open space but that also means that it can be loud. Still, we will definitely return.
My birthday lunch with friends was delightful - sun drenched front patio was a possibility, although we decided to stay inside this time. While not a large menu, the choices are varied enough to suit most palates and each is prepared with care and attention to detail and presentation. Wines by the glass are well chosen and there is a nice variety. Service is attentive and professional. The only slight (and I do mean slight) negative is that the space can be noisy if there are a lot of larger parties - happily not the case during this lunch!
My sister and I arrived earlier than our reservation and were seated at the pizza bar. So much fun watching food being prepped in front of the wood stove oven. Food was outrageously delicious, staff courteous and friendly; The ambiance warm and welcoming. Wine selection well suited to menu items. When in Portland will definitely return for another Italian experience.
First of all, love that there's a parking lot with ample parking. Thank you. We were unfamiliar with both the food menu and wine menu and our server, Tara, was OUTSTANDING in helping us navigate them, describing the dishes and making recommendations. We particularly enjoyed her recommendation of sharing a pizza as an appetizer. Brilliant idea and delicious to boot!
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