Portland, OR 97214
Renata is located in the heart of the burgeoning Central Southeast Industrial district of Portland, Oregon teaming with local artisans, hip eateries, trendy shops and readily accessible from every area in the city. Quickly becoming recognized as one of Portland’s top dining destinations, Renata remains true to its welcoming family-centric roots and neighborhood ethos. Every dish retains the authenticity of its Italian origin, layered with thoughtful and playful interaction from Sigler’s deft hand.
Fire and wood are transformative elements in the cooking process and in the atmosphere of the restaurant. Renata’s open kitchen with its stunning hearth and Italian pizza oven anchor the expansive dining room creating a warm and welcoming focal point for diners. The west side of the restaurant is flooded with
natural light from striking wood cladded accordion doors that in warmer weather, open up onto a large patio, where diners can enjoy alfresco dining inside and out.
Italian, Northwest, Sicilian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 4-6pm
$31 to $50
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Renata Ratings and Reviews
we really enjoyed ourselves. the food wa ...
we really enjoyed ourselves. the food was wonderful. portions were ver good size to share. wait staff friendly and knowledgeable (although they took my salad to be boxed and it didnt get in my togo bag. oh well) i will definitely go back. pizzas looked amazing.
We liked the atmosphere at the restauran ...
We liked the atmosphere at the restaurant and the staff was very nice. The meal started off well with appetizers and salad and bread. Unfortunately, two of the main dishes we ordered were so salty we could not enjoy them. Not sure if I would try it again because of that. We did provide feedback so maybe it will be taken into consideration.
Everything about our dinner at Renata to ...
Everything about our dinner at Renata tonight was on point--our good spirited server Luke (and all the other Renata FOH staff, including the crew member who helped us pick an amazing bottle of wine) provided us with killer service while remaining personable. The food was amazing per usual (we had the salami board, the polenta ravioli with oxtail ragu, the balsamic bucatini with creme fraiche, and the pepperoni pizza--the pasta was literally outstanding, making the pizza pale in comparison, but it was still exceptional). The drinks, cocktails and the bottle of wine, were prompt (I always recommend the negroni flight for any negroni lover out there), and our water glasses were always full. We only ordered dessert after we decided not to order another pasta dish off the dinner menu--the chocolate hazelnut torte and the Meyer lemon pavlova were perfectly crafted to end our meal. I couldn't have asked for a better experience overall, and we were only disappointed that the chef, Matt Sigler, wasn't around afterward so we could congratulate him in person.
Lovely ambience and lighting provides a ...
Lovely ambience and lighting provides a sense of comfort, though it is a bit tough to see the food in low light. I think the visual aspect is important as part of the tasting process. The service was almost choreographed, waitstaff attentive and on cue. Servers provided new cutlery for each course, but I never saw a hand cross my plate. Good old fashioned courtesy and manners. Food was a stellar experience, fois gras was my favorite course, flavors so varied and complementary. I could eat here often! One of the best meals in Portland, with unrivaled service.
There was as an ice storm, so servers we ...
There was as an ice storm, so servers were bored. I had to clutch my last sip of wine. We swatted eager hands away from our dessert only to have another server whisk it away 20 seconds later. We we told we'd be "talked to" about Nebbiolo. That sounded ominous so we picked our own wine and the waiter warned us we might not like it (it was fine, I think he was disappointed he didn't get to give us his wine lecture). the food: 1 good salad, 1 odd. pizza: weird. Too sweet tomato sauce, odd oily coating in mouth. Cod: no flavor. Squash pasta: rookie mistake. Is gross: too sweet with butter. Pavlova was great, not relaxing to defend it from roving servers. We had very fragrant lilies displayed in eating area. I'm baffled why you'd put flowers like that in a restaurant, they were distracting.
The interior was interesting. I would try it again: maybe service is better on a normal night. Next time I would try sitting at the bar (away from the flowers).
Great atmosphere, busy chatty vibe. Coc ...
Great atmosphere, busy chatty vibe. Cocktails very good, service great. Halibut ravioli delicious. Broccoli pizza just so-so. Very lemony, overpowered. Huge pizza though... I could only eat half. Would recommend and would def go back!
Much as I would like to love Renata, the ...
Much as I would like to love Renata, the quality of its food does not keep up its end. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the service has always been very good. However, the pasta dishes that we had on our last visit ranged from excellent (beet pasta with short rib ragu) to ordinary (bolognese).
Always delicious! We are fans and enjoy ...
Always delicious! We are fans and enjoy the whole experience each time we visit. Summers here are great as they have a large covered patio and open the entire side of the restaurant that it attached. wonderful atmosphere and creative menu!
Beautiful evening at Renata's to celebra ...
Beautiful evening at Renata's to celebrate our son's engagement.
We shared smoked sturgeon as an appetizer to start our mouths watering. A beautiful beet and pomegranate salad with feta and charred greens followed.
Roasted chicken, beef brisket ravioli, pizza, octopus cavatelli,
Every plate was perfection all presented by a wonderfully professional server.
Thank you again for a memorable dinner.
We've eaten here several times , mostly ...
We've eaten here several times , mostly soon after they opened. Went back hoping normal opening kinks had been worked out, but were disappointed. It was excessively noisy, remarkably slow service, , and food disappointing (we had the Burrasca, a pizza, a pasta dish and desert.
Beautiful space. Love that there's parki ...
Beautiful space. Love that there's parking. Id like to see more vegetarian options on the menu. And the food took over an hour from the time our party of 6 ordered & it wasn't that busy. And they forgot an entree. That said, what we did order was delicious.
One of the more unique places I have be ...
One of the more unique places I have been. The spoke-like arrangement of the tables is imaginative, and suggests family style while affording privacy as well. Large vases of fresh flowers are placed about. Menu items are unusual, creative, and tasty. Everything we had was good. The high wood ceilings kept the noise at a comfortable, conversational level.
We had a birthday dinner and the food wa ...
We had a birthday dinner and the food was amazing. We also enjoyed the handcrafted cocktails, they were so good!! We definitely will return.
The staff was also so friendly and helpful in explaining the different options on the menu.
I highly recommend Renata for a unique and delicious dining experience.
The food was incredible -- highly recomm ...
The food was incredible -- highly recommend the Salumi Agnolotti. The server recommended we have our meal family style rather than ordering individual plates and having those come out in courses. This was a great idea and added to fostering a more intimate experience in a busy restaurant. The wine list was great, although we didn't check this before arriving and were a bit surprised to find only 1 bottle under $40 on the menu, most averaging around $75. That said, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, it reminded me of Parisian neighborhood restaurants!
Took my niece to Renata for birthday din ...
Took my niece to Renata for birthday dinner. Beautiful space, great food and just right service. The server met every need but didn't intrude. Yes, it was more speedy than I normally like, but it was, indeed, special. The tortellini past dish was amazing. The flavors were layered and distinct throughout the dish.
First couple of times we dined here the ...
First couple of times we dined here the food was great, but the service was a bit slow or inconsistent. That seems to have been completely addressed, service was impeccable this visit. Could not find a single thing to complain about if we tried. Well done.
Renata is one of my favorite portland ea ...
Renata is one of my favorite portland eateries. The food is spectacular. They have a great wine selection and cocktail menu, and it has a cool atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to anyone who lives in Portland or is visiting.
great food! was worried about service as ...
great food! was worried about service as a friend related a poor experience, but had a wonderful meal and experience. i still think the noise level at the vast majority of restaurants is too loud. if u want to meet friends to talk and carry on in a large group, go to a bar, better yet, go to someone's house and avoid the crazy liquor mark up.
but going out for good food and being able to talk to your friend without yelling, priceless now! Vibe don't count when so many choices in Portland.
back to the food, unique, inventive, xcellent.
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