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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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Renata Ratings and Reviews
I live out of state and look forward to ...
I live out of state and look forward to Renata every time I travel to Portland - it is just that good. My friends and I love the delicious food, warm ambiance, lovely outdoor seating, friendly folks, great service, delicious and innovative cocktails.
I took a friend to Renata's for a birthd ...
I took a friend to Renata's for a birthday dinner, which we both enjoyed very much. The food was excellent but both of us were particularly impressed with the service as we were, during the course of the evening, attended by several different people. This spoke of a staff which works together extremely well. We also found the staff to be very knowledgeable re the menu, for both food and drink. The noise level was a bit higher than we might have liked. Probably not bad enough to deter us from another visit. Were it not for the noise level I would have given a 5 star across the board.
Too expensive a place to allow infants, ...
Too expensive a place to allow infants, who can inadvertently, but nevertheless predictably ruin what is supposed to be a sophisticated dinner out. We love babies, but not in an expensive, upscale restaurant like Renata's. It's not right to charge premium prices for pizza, salad and wine, only to leave patrons feeling they're at a modestly priced family oriented restaurant.
The food was pretty good but small and o ...
The food was pretty good but small and overpriced, 6 ravioli should not be 20 dollars, even if they're good. The fried squid looked less fried and more poached, which tasted fine but it wasn't what I expected. The area is "up and coming" with all that implies but the decor is nice.
This is my third visit to Renata, and th ...
This is my third visit to Renata, and the overall quality of the food continues to be excellent. My quibble with this Renata has never been about the food, but rather the often disjointed service. Fortunately, this visit the service was very good, matching the cuisine for attention to detail. We shared a salad, pasta, a meat dish and split dessert. Everything was fantastic and our servers were attentive and the meal was well paced.
This was a really fun place with creativ ...
This was a really fun place with creative and well-prepared Italian dishes. The food was really good--very authentic and wholesome food. They make their own cheese and bread and it is amazing...However, the waitress was really, really clueless. We had to wait a very long time for everything, and had to "flag her down" for each time we wanted to order. We asked other wait staff to help several times because she never came to our table. Very irritating. I would sit at the bar next time, because the food is worth it.
We had a delightful afternoon celebratin ...
We had a delightful afternoon celebrating my friend's birthday. The Ricotta Triangoli was delicious. We also enjoyed the bee local honey budino, a dark chocolate mousse, butterscotch peanut butter crumb, and bee pollen. The service was very friendly and the parking very convenient. I will certainly go back again!
If you're into cheese and pasta and grea ...
If you're into cheese and pasta and grease and spice, then this is the place for you. They do pizza, pasta, and house made sausages with invention and flair. But besides a green salad, which was terrific, there's nothing even remotely healthy on the menu.
Perfect for large afternoon / early even ...
Perfect for large afternoon / early evening conversation and light dinner, with friendly service (young but knowledgeable staff); soft atmosphere, good space between tables, tasty well prepared food of high quality. I will return soon.
Creative and extraordinarily tasty food. ...
Creative and extraordinarily tasty food. Loved the cocktails and wine list, especially by the glass.
Very popular and crowded. Service during our visit was friendly and almost too efficient. Several times waitstaff tried to clear plates before we were ready! Small matter!
Overall, we won't hesitate to return.
We had a reservation but arrived quite e ...
We had a reservation but arrived quite early. We assumed we would have to wait, but we were immediately offered seats at the bar or outside. It was a beautiful evening, so outside was perfect. Renata's menu is a great mix of small plates, pizza, pasta dishes and protein centered main dishes. We shared an appetizer, salad, pizza, main dish and desert (we needed a couple of "to go" boxes). Everything was perfectly prepared with an unusual mix of components that nonetheless went together perfectly. This is our second time there, and if we lived closer (we live in Salem) we would be at Renata regularly.
We had been wanting to try Renata for qu ...
We had been wanting to try Renata for quite some time and we're excited to try it for our anniversary! The service was great, and I really enjoyed the wine pairings that our server selected for us, but the food was not as spectacular as I hoped and it was pretty expensive. We had the rib eye steak which was tasty, but the garbanzo beans they served it with weren't tender and I didn't care for the sauce. The lobster pasta was good, but not amazing, and the tuna starter was tasty, but the nectarines served with it were flavorless. We did enjoy the polenta cake. I think the food highlight for us, which we talked about the next day, were the olives. They were served warm and they were super delicious. I wish I could have said that about the rest of our meal. Maybe we just ordered poorly, but the servers had highly recommended most of what we ordered. Another highlight was the cocktail with the snap pea purée - delicious and refreshing!
The experience my partner and I had at R ...
The experience my partner and I had at Renata was one of the best EVER! From the moment we walked in the door we were pleasantly greeted and seated in a cozy spot in the main room. The restaurant staff was busy and attentive paying great detail to everything from our comfort level at the table, pouring water, suggesting foods & wine to taste and all with an efficient, friendly and professional attitude. The food was fresh, flavorful and prepared uniquely. We ended the evening with complete satisfaction and cannot wait to return!
This was our first time at Renata and we ...
This was our first time at Renata and we will definitely be back. The space is beautiful, light and airy. The service was excellent and the food was so delicious! We ordered your pasta dishes which were so good. We also ordered the beet salad which had lots of flavor. The wine list is extensive and lots to choose from. Your steaks are a bit steep in price at $50.00 but I am sure they are good as well.
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at ...
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Renata to celebrate our anniversary and we had a wonderful experience. Food was delicious and the service was prompt, friendly and courteous. We will definitely come back for another visit.
After reading many of the reviews, I was ...
After reading many of the reviews, I was very interested, but now I see the average Portlander obviously cares more about style than substance, because this was an enormous disappointment. Food quality was average at best. Two very uninspired pasta entrees as well as overcooked, - bordering on burnt bread
I have never ever been disappointed with ...
I have never ever been disappointed with a meal here. The staff is delightful and makes you feel like you are not only welcome but they are delighted to serve you. This is my go to spot for a romantic dinner, and out-of-town guest, or when I just want something incredibly delicious!
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