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Renata is located in the heart of Portland’s Central Eastside District, which is teeming with local artisans, hip eateries, and trendy shops. The location is readily accessible from every area of 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 Chef 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 accordion doors that in warmer weather, open up onto a large patio, where diners can enjoy alfresco dining inside and out.
Portland, OR 97214
Italian, Northwest, Sicilian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 5-6pm
Thursday - Saturday 9-10pm
$31 to $50
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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 has two private dining spaces and a patio conducive to cocktail receptions or seated meals. The striking space also lends itself to full-scale weddings and corporate buyouts.
Renata Ratings and Reviews
The cocktails were good and the wine list is impressive. We had the salumi, fried olives and heirloom tomatoes to start. For entrees, we ordered the spaghetti, the squid ink cavatelli and margherita pizza and finished with olive oil cake and some gelato. Everything was delicious.
Great meal! The portions are not as big as you think, even though the staff says they are larger sharable sizes. The Risotto- AH-MAZ-ING! I thought what a bore to order however we all loved it. We tried 9nine different menu items between the four of us. Hands -down Risotto!
We have been going to Renata for the last year and LOVE it! It is our go to restaurant for delicious and locally sourced authentic Italian food. The wood fired pizzas are AMAZING. The cocktails are well balanced and interesting! We recommend it to all our friends. Keep up the good work!
Food was excellent. We wanted to take advantage of Happy Hour but after we were seated then we asked they said we would have to move to the bar or outside. It was a little akward so we stayed at out table.
Perhaps just have the person seating people mention that if you would like to take advantage of Happy Hour the areas you would have to sit.
Solid good food. Service was slow for a salad, pizza, pasta, & dessert.
Course pacing could have been quicker. Great staff.
I think the value could have been better but overall really good food & wine.
Only quip, $30 for a bar steak, no thanks.
Heads up please give your patrons some value.
The food here is always great. Fresh pastas and entrees. We had an especially nice service experience. We were initially seated right near a family with a very noisy child that was out of control. We thought this was going to be a very unpleasant dinner. Instead, our server came over after seeing the situation (without us even saying a thing) and asked us if we would like to be moved. We were promptly moved to the other side of the restaurant where it was quiet and had a lovely meal. Thank you!
I highly recommend going on a Thursday. My birthday happened to be on a Thursday and this is the day where they serve risotto that has been tossed in a parmesan cheese wheel which they do in the middle of the restaurant. It was amazing. Skip the fried olives, they taste good, but are not something I would crave again. I would save that space for something more exciting on the menu. Do order the burrata, it was delicious and the tomatoes were fresh and flavorful, but be aware that the burrata does not come with any kind of bread or crostini (not a problem, I just assumed it would).
The ambiance was good, but I felt over-dressed wearing a dress and heels. I also didn't mind being seated right next to the kitchen as it was interesting to watch the food being prepared before going out to the tables. Our table was a little too close to the table next to ours and there seemed to be a lot of open space in the restaurant, so not really sure why the tables were so close together.
Our servers were amazing. We had one main server who knew all kinds of information about the wine list which was very helpful as it is mostly Italian wines which I am not familiar with. We also had many other people passing by asking if we needed anything, they could have been bussers, managers, other servers, etc. but they were all very helpful and nice.
I will be back.
We discovered this place by accident. We are visiting Portland for the summer and we wanted Italian food but the two other restaurants we had been to several times in the past were unavailable.
Long story short, we arrived early, were seated in the main room and were treated to some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. The service was outstanding, the wait staff knowledgeable and helpful.
The dishes were served family style and shared among the four of us, but the portions were more like tapas. Consequently, we enjoyed an amazing variety of choices from the menu, with each dish being better than the last. Our choices ranged from fried olives as an appetizer, to a nectarine and albacore ante-pasta dish, to a delectable house made margherita pizza, to the most delicious Spaghetti i've ever enjoyed, finishing with an amazing pork entre and a wild salmon entre, both delectable. We passed on desert because we couldn't eat another bite.
I highly recommend this restaurant and plan to return frequently. You should try it, I don't think you will be disappointed!
As always, the food was quite good and inventive. At first the service seemed a bit disheveled, because we had three different servers. One greeted us and took our wine bottle to decant. Two others come by to talk about the menu, but it seemed to take a while to get our order in. After that it was fine.
I have always felt that the wine list is very interesting with not well known Italian wines, but quite overpriced. We always bring a vg bottle and pay the reasonable $20 corkage. I would like to try some of their wines, but not at those price
Our food was extremely good and well-prepared. The wait person was cordial and knowledgeable. The ambience was very comfortable, and the vibes was welcoming. The second beer I ordered was forgotten about and came about 15 later after the server remembered. I had a lovely well-prepared pork chop, but my knife was too dull to cut it. The server brought another knife in an effort to be helpful, but it was only marginally sharper. The main dining room was extremely loud unfortunately. We will probably sit at the bar next time, but we will be back. A great find close to home.
Pork dinner was not fully cooked and was quite gamey. My wife's food came 10 minutes after myself and our friend was served. My friend's food was cold. The place is happily noisy and our server did a good job. But I'm not coming back even though my dinner was free.
The food and wine were delicious and service was great. This was our second visit to Renata and we have really enjoyed both meals there. We shared several dishes on this visit and they were all excellent - the tuna crudo, crostini with nectarines and some of the best ricotta cheese I've ever had, and mixed pork (with wonderful black quinoa). We would highly recommend Renata to others for a special occasion or just a fun night out.
Our first visit to Renata and never know what to expect from a restaurant we haven't been to even if it has good reviews. We were not let down! The service and food was fabulous, the servers always checked back to make sure we were doing ok (not hovering)and explained the food and wine clearly and assisted us when we needed help with choosing the perfect wine with consideration of our price point, (one of the dishes we had was roasted corn and peach pizza!!) We will be returning and to be sure we will be letting our friends know of our experience. Cheers!
The food was fantastic as always. My date is on a low sodium diet due to a medical condition. We knew in advance that Renata was not a particularly good choice for low sodium, however the server went out of his way to ask the chef about the best choices for low salt and made sure that the meal was prepared with no additional salt.
Everything was delicious and the extra effort from the server really made the meal so much more relaxed and enjoyable.
Excellent service and excellent food. Originally they brought the wrong menu item to one of us, but gave us the wrong one for free anyways and the correct order came literally one minute later. Good layout, good food, right amount of music volume, patio seating would have been great too.
Everything was great except the ambiance. Food was amazing, service was amazing, however it was listed as a romantic restaurant and it definitely was not. It is a fun place, great energy, and I would go back with a friend or maybe a group but never a date. Honestly probably would have given this place five stars but it bugs me that places put out a few candles and some mood lighting and call it romantic. However, besides that it is a great place and I recommend it.
This was my first experience at this restaurant. The location was very easy to find and so was parking. The feel of the restaurant was friendly & cheerful. While the place was surprisingly quite busy the service was sufficiently expedient. One feedback to improve on is to never question customers' orders by "are you sure you want to do that?" Attentive is fine but overly concerned is to be avoided. Other than that we loved everything we ordered especially the chicken liver appetizer and the olive oil cake dessert!!!
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