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
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.
This was our second trip to Renata and i ...
This was our second trip to Renata and it did not disappoint. The chicken liver pate was very good, though not as good as 3 doors down. The halibut was well prepared though they left some skin on giving it too much of a fish tast. My wife's pasta dish was very good. She had some tart for dessert and since I didn't have any I can only judge by the smile on her face.
So we had pretty high expectations given ...
So we had pretty high expectations given that this was restaurant of the year last year. Maybe we should have adjusted. Beautiful restaurant but overall experience was "just okay". We started with bread (basically $6 for 2 pieces and butter/olive oil which was a little ridiculous). And brussel sprouts which were good but $8 for a small bowl. Our entrees were a pasta and pizza. Both very tasty but our pizza was a little burnt. I almost sent it back but couldn't be bothered. We each had a cocktail and a glass of wine, no dessert - with tip $120. Seems a bit much for what we got - Nostrana and Ava Gene's are still my top two favorites - better quality and value at both options. Sorry Renata - I want to jump on the bandwagon but can't.
We were given a gift certificate to Rena ...
We were given a gift certificate to Renata about a year ago and never go to use it until now. We were going to a play in Portland and decided to give it a try, since we were going to be downtown anyway. We did not know what to expect, since we are not know as "foodies", but were pleasantly surprised at Renata. The service was impeccable as was the food.
We had a very interesting salad consisting of apples, gingerbread crumbles, and balsamic vinegar, followed by a margarita pizza and a delicious halibut entree, all of which we shared. Our server, Aaron, spaced the dishes out so we could enjoy each individually. There was more than enough food for two and, in fact, we took half the pizza home.
We had way too many servers. Three sepa ...
We had way too many servers. Three separate people asked us if we wanted dessert within a minute. Several people asked us about drinks and we didn't have a chance to finish looking at the menu. It was overkill like I've never seen at a restaurant before. That being said, the food was excellent. I recommend the pasta. The halibut fritters were good, too!
First time at Renata, celebrating a birt ...
First time at Renata, celebrating a birthday. Great ambiance, love the seating & table arrangements. MENU was innovative and food was top notch. Wait- person recommended "family style" so we could experience more dishes. We did 2 appetizers and 4 main dishes. WE brought 2 bottles of our own wine. Corking fee was $20, so worth it. Service was sensational, accommodation, not overbering. Overall, a satisfying, delicious and enjoyable time was had by all.
Had a good dinner at Renata and the serv ...
Had a good dinner at Renata and the server was great but the noise level is just over the top and it wasn't even full. There were four of us and we did the family style thing - shared some starters - great fried olives, a salad , a order of brussel sprouts - yummy, two pasta dishes and a main. I think they oversalt some dishes but not to the point of being inedible...its a fine line! I wasn't crazy about Leek Ash Chitarra With Bacon, clams, black garlic, chili. In theory it sounds great but it just didn't come together and the salt was on the edge of too much. The Polenta Ravioli with sugo, cornbread crumble was great and the Duck Confit Gratinato with pork sausage, heirloom beans, grilled pugliese bread was good but more like a cassoulet with out much duck. Overall the portion sizes are on the smaller size but we did not leave hungry!
The desert we shared was good and not overly sweet - Bee Local Honey Budino, Dark chocolate mousse, butterscotch, chocolate peanut butter crumb, bee pollen.
We have eaten here before and thought th ...
We have eaten here before and thought the food was worth a second trip. This visit we were not
impressed with the service we received. They went through a rotation of 3 different wait people
during the time we were there . And right after they brought the cheese plate appetizer they also brought our salad. My husband had to tell them to slow down the courses. It seemed like they were in a hurry to get rid of us even though the restaurant wasn't full.
Meal was wonderful. Service was great. L ...
Meal was wonderful. Service was great. Location is great. Acoustics inside of the restaurant sucks because too much clatter and background noise. Can't have a productive conversation. Had difficulty even hearing the sever explain the menu. Noise Needs to be addressed
Wonderful meal. Went with parents visiti ...
Wonderful meal. Went with parents visiting from New York and 2 small children. Kids loved the oven and pizza. Adults loved the food, atmosphere. Everybody enjoyed their food and had a terrific time. Food is outstanding!
Delicious! One of the best meals I've ha ...
Delicious! One of the best meals I've had in Portland. Each dish was dynamically tasty, customer service was on point, and the energy of the restaurant was comfortable/not fussy yet neat and fairly refined. From ingredients to customer service all seemed intentional.
Great atmosphere and attentive service. ...
Great atmosphere and attentive service. Terrific pizza (perfectly baked), delicious and light escarole salad (not bitter at all!) and comforting vegetable sides. The attempts on seasonal offerings were at times too earnest this time around, BUT that's also my personal light aversion to fall flavors. Killer cocktail menu. Overall a wonderful spot for dinner.
I enjoyed that the menu choice are uniqu ...
I enjoyed that the menu choice are unique compared to other Italian restaurant in Portland. While I thought this would be a small restaurant in an older building with street parking, Renata in a newer building and a small parking lot. I also thought the value was very good and not over priced at all.
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