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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Renata Ratings and Reviews
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!
After the glowing reviews we expected so ...
After the glowing reviews we expected something special. What we got was asked to move from our reserved table in order to seat a larger party, slow and indifferent rolling servers, a server who did not know wine at all, mediocre food but the drinks were decent. The lasagnetta was all cheese and little meet and of indifferent flavor. The seafood risotto was way too salty and short on the seafood. I think you get the picture.
I think this place is overrated. The spa ...
I think this place is overrated. The space is beautiful, and the service is cheerful and pleasant, if somewhat spotty (our waitperson forgot to bring us a couple of things that we ordered. No big deal - we weren't charged for them, but still . . ) So ambience and service - good.
But the food is not what I'd been led to expect. I thought it would be fabulous. But it's not. We had pizza, and it didn't hold up, IMO, to Ken's Artisan Pizza, Cibo, Lucca, or Apizza Scholls, all less expensive and less pretentious than this restaurant. Maybe the pasta is worth coming for - I don't know, since we didn't have it. But if it's great wood-fired oven pizza you're looking for, go someplace else.
This was the 6 or 7th time my wife and I ...
This was the 6 or 7th time my wife and I have dined at Renata. Love everything about the restaurant except their push to make it a family style ordering venue. Our main waiter emphasized and encouraged us to order family style multiple times. It made it awkward for us and the waiter as we were not interested in ordering in that fashion. Otherwise Renata did not disappoint, excellent service and delicious food.
Tucked away in an industrial area of Por ...
Tucked away in an industrial area of Portland across the river, Renata is worth the trip. An airy space with interestingly designed seating and a nice deck. Welcoming hostess and staff. Delicious house pastas. Reasonable prices. Three of us sampled wine, olive medley, cheese plate, and three pasta dishes and all were excellent. Our servers were attentive but allowed us an extended time to visit with each other before and after ordering. A highlight of my trip to Portland.
My dinner at Renata was amazing. The wai ...
My dinner at Renata was amazing. The wait staff was exemplary and very attentive throughout. I thought the wine list was bold and the food was really extraordinary. I thoroughly enjoyed the mixed lettuces, saffron tortellini, and the chocolate yeast cake for dessert. I can see why it was in the top 10 of the best Portland restaurants list for 2016. A must!
Freakish strange waiter explained oddbal ...
Freakish strange waiter explained oddball family style concept- still not sure what he said because the place has terrible acoustics, could barely hear anything anyone said during the entire meal.
Food was very good- family style... NOT so much. Plates are normal sizes but your order comes out randomly one at a time so your forced to share
I enjoyed my first experience at Renata. ...
I enjoyed my first experience at Renata. The ambiance is beautiful, the cocktail and wine lists were well-matched to the food menu, and the food itself was very good and served in larger-than-expected (but still reasonable) portions. Overall a very positive experience, and I will definitely return to try out their happy hour and their patio on a warmer night.
Two downsides to my experience: 1. The food took too long to come out -- I drank an entire cocktail (at a moderate pace, not like a crazy person) before our appetizer of caprese salad arrived, which seemed quite slow to me. 2. I had a chili and sausage spaghetti dish, which didn't seem all that spicy to me at the time, but it gave me indigestion. TMI, I know, but it affected my opinion of the food.
In any case, I'll be back!
Excellent food, excellent drinks, excell ...
Excellent food, excellent drinks, excellent service. The bartenders took the time to describe cocktails in more detail, and then allowed us to transfer the bar tab to the table. Waiter had great suggestions that allowed a group of 4 to share several items and still left room for dessert. My only complaint is that I don't live in Portland so can't visit again the the foreseeable future.
We had a very enjoyable experience. The ...
We had a very enjoyable experience. The waiter was very knowledgable in describing not only the food menu but the wine list also. Have my wife a few samples of wine to try before scoring on something.
The food was great. We ended up getting three courses to share which turned out ok but had a bunch of leftovers.
Renata is always a big hit with everyone ...
Renata is always a big hit with everyone! Affordable, incredibly tasty food (pizza) and always pleasant and attentive service. Unsure how you can have $30 main courses alongside of $15 pizzas in Portland but it works and is so delicious. Thank you again for a nice 40th birthday meal for 6 of us with varied tastes and budgets :)
The food was fantastic--one of the best ...
The food was fantastic--one of the best meals I've had in Portland. We had the beet salad, which was unlike any other; it's a must. The pasta was fabulous as well. Even the bread was great! I highly recommend this restaurant.
This was my second visit to Renata. It ...
This was my second visit to Renata. It was as good or better than my first visit 8/15. Seating was immediate, wait staff appeared immediately to offer water and take drink order. My guests (two from Malibu the other from Vancouver BC) were simply charmed by the setting, interior design and menu. We ordered both the salumi and cheese boards, but worried it was too much food. When it all disappeared before our entries arrived we were amused. They were simply delicious. We ordered the chicken, a pizza and squid ink/shrimp pasta and shared them around. Marvelous!! We had a simple French Rose...two bottles! Highly recommended...you have to go there.
I've now had three of the best meals I'v ...
I've now had three of the best meals I've eaten at Renata. Creative cocktails, brilliant uses of layered flavors and textures in their food, and fantastic service -- what more could you want? I've not had anything there that hit a wrong note and they certainly do some adventurous things with salads, pasta, and cocktails.
Renata has fast become my new favorite d ...
Renata has fast become my new favorite destination dining place in Portland. I'm pretty hard-headed when it comes to jumping on restaurant band wagons and have eaten at many "highly recommended" places that I think are over-hyped. Renata, however, lives up to the hype and delivers beyond expectations.
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