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 - Saturday 5-6pm
Thursday - Saturday 9-10pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Renata Ratings and Reviews
The Valentine's Day special menu was out ...
The Valentine's Day special menu was outstanding. The imaginative dishes were subtly flavored. My wife and I had seven of the eight available courses. The service for the four course meal was nicely paced. A wonderful evening.
We had an amazing dinner. We love famil ...
We had an amazing dinner. We love family style dining, because you want to be able to taste it all! Everything was so fresh and delicious. The space is lovely for a intimate dinner and also works great with kids. Highly recommend!
A very unique place. The dining room al ...
A very unique place. The dining room alone suggested that this was a different place. I tried some foods that I wouldn't normally eat that were excellent. Well prepared and presentation was great. Our waiter had excellent tips/suggestion about some of the offerings such as some of the prepared foods could be shared (which is what my wife and I like to do) and others maybe not so much. We were very satisfied with the entire package: dining room, service, food and waiters.
We were seated immediately in a choice p ...
We were seated immediately in a choice private spot for two. Wonderful cocktails. The chicory salad with pine nuts was fabulous - more than we could eat for a first course. Pizza and chicken had everything going for them. The service was attentive and gracious. We are going there again at the first opportunity.
I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Renata on m ...
I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Renata on my first visit to Portland. I was fortunate enough to be seated at the Chef's counter over-looking the kitchen. The view of the open fire oven was really delightful. Not only were my dining companion and I toasty warm the whole time, but also the view of the dishes being prepared over open flame was interesting and fun. The dishes are diverse and delicious, and I would recommend this to anyone looking for an excellent dining option in Portland.
The hostess was very polite, and the service was attentive but not smothering.
The ambience is rather dark - you'll need your iPhone flashlight to read the menu.
Noise level is moderate and very accommodating.
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).
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