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The main Nostrana Dining Room (March 2022) - Nostrana, Portland, OR

Nostrana

4.7
4.7
5295 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We're currently reserving indoor tables and bar seating. When available, outdoor patio reservations may be subject to weather disruptions.

A Service Charge of 22% is applied to all checks at Nostrana, providing a professional and equitable wage for all team members.

Nostrana—literally ours—invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure, regional, Italian. Opened in 2005, Nostrana is Chef/Owner Cathy Whims’ love letter to Italy. This is a restaurant built on relationships: with our amazing farmers and purveyors, our dedicated staff, and of course with you, our guest.

We hope to offer something timeless and authentic in a beautiful space, the regional specialties of Italy deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. We strive to be better every day.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 71 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 234-2427
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Donaldson; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
  • Private party facilities
    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.
  • Private party contact
    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (503) 234-2427
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Cross street
    SE 14th Ave
  • Parking details
    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.
  • Public transit
    Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Semi-Private Dinner for Larger Parties

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us opposite our cellar at Enoteca Nostrana for semi-private dinners perfect for your larger size party. Your menu comprises four courses, representing the best of classic and seasonal Nostrana offerings, including family-style pizza and salad courses, followed by individual main and dessert courses. Preview the menu: https://nostrana.com/bigdinner A 22% Service Charge is added to all checks at Nostrana, providing a robust wage for all team members.
    Semi-Private Dinner for Larger Parties Photo

Offers

  • Dealer's Choice Happy Hour at the Enoeca Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Sat - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us at Enoteca bartop for Happy Hour, 5 – 6 pm. Selected wines are dealer’s choice, ever-rotating fresh flavors, featured alongside some all-time Nostrana favorites at a roaring discount. To participate, be sure to make your reservation for the Bar at Enoteca.

    Dealer's Choice Happy Hour at the Enoeca Bar Photo

What 5,295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland

    Italian

  • Portland

    Most Booked

5,296 Reviews
  1. TJaye

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we have been many times. always order the same things pretty much. we branched out last night and were disappointed. my ribs were "okay" but not exceptional and my partner's radiatore pasta was so dry he could not eat it all. the ambiance, service, atmosphere all remain top-drawer. but for the first time ever the food was no more than mediocre considering the price.

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  2. Kate

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful evening with good food, a happy waitress and great ambiance.

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  3. Greg

    Portland

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for pizza and pasta. Drinks are wonderful as well!

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  4. JEKIO

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, although there was nothing wrong with the food, it was very overpriced. The service was excellent. I don't necessarily have a problem with the automatic 22% service charge, but knowing what I know about certain food costs, even with accounting for labor, they're almost certainly making more than enough off the food margins alone to pay their staff. But they tack on the service charge and still ask for a tip? Will not return.

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  5. marcieo

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love Nostana. Food and service were wonderful. One and drinks were terrific. The noise level was a bit high for us. Highly recommend!

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  6. Jeppo

    Portland

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a "girl's night" out. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who promptly brought us to our table. The restaurant was filled with tantalizing aromas. We shared several dishes. Each was prepared beautifully and the presentation was equally lovely. Our server was lovely and happily provided us with information about how dishes were prepared. The wine steward was knowledgeable and helped us decide on the perfect bottle of wine. It was a great meal. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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  7. JohnB

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic service from our waitress!

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  8. DinnerNightOut

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for our guest visiting from Germany. The wine was great, service outstanding and the vibe was hip and welcoming.

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  9. DougG

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic and delicious Meatball Monday at Nostrana! Service was superior too!

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  10. PenelopeG

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Salad Nostrana as always was our favorite combo of just-bitter-enough raddichio and Nostrana’s version of Caesar dressing. After eyeing it for years on the menu, we splurged on the rib steak. Tender, seared and grilled to medium rare, it was served with garlic and lemon and was simply the best steak ever. (Most of it’s in the fridge now waiting for another meal or two.) We also ordered the mashed potatoes which were rich with sour cream and butter – the perfect accompaniment. Not our usual dinner at Nostrana, but it was a birthday treat and we’ll be back to our rotating pasta choices here that never disappoint.

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  11. KATHLEEND

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There are no gluten free pasta options. Big miss for 2 of the four people. Sauteed calamari sounded delicious but it was swimming in a pool of sauce with very little fish. Next to possible to share. Tiramasu was very standard and not up to a high class italian restaurant. On a bright spot our server was absolutely outstanding.

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  12. sandyG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven't been to Nostrana in a few years and they did not disappoint .... it is just as wonderful as I remembered. Great service, wonderful food and the ambiance was even better due to ceiling decor to help with the noise.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kicking off this birthday weekend at Nostrana - a cozy spot that offers a casual yet satisfying dining experience. We started off with their inventive Sous Vide Old Fashioned cocktail, featuring a blend of flavors like rhubarb, lemon, and Big Nose Kate whiskey & house bitters. The Insalata Nostrana is so incredibly refreshing - a salad with radicchio, Parmigiano, and a Caesar-style dressing, topped with crunchy rosemary-sage croutons. And the star of the show - their Bologna pizza, loaded with creamy mortadella, pistachio crema, burrata, provolone, and basil, all on a crispy, wood-fired, crust. Nostrana presents so much flavor in every bite! Makes this birthday boy very happy indeed!

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  14. PaulM

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly excellent food and the wait staff was very helpful and attentive.

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  15. CharlieA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am surprised that the food was not that great. Definitely not Michelin Star. They charge you as if it is, but not impressed. Also they charged a 22% fee to "pay thier staff" then asked if you wanted to also add a tip. Really great service and staff but pretty sure they are making plenty off the meal to pay the staff. Would not go again.

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  16. Yossi

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service very good and curtious. Great atmosphere. Although the Nostrana Salad was delicious, it’s not worth $17, because is very small. The grilled meet was fantastic. 22% mandatory service fee is uncalled for. If you asking for the occasion, you should reward it. Other high end restaurants reward celebrations by a complimentary drink or desert. We had our anniversary and nothing was offered to us. I don’t regret coming, but will not be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. Mary

    Portland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Totally disappointed! Went for a birthday Server was hurried and stressed — distracted Food was oversalted and completely lackluster, served barely warm Sommelier accidentally placed wine glasses around our table, then took them away Table was wobbly and chair was hard plastic Noisy and cramped surroundings Worst part: 22% service charge in ADDITION to a tip for the server Regret the expenditure! Could have had a great meal elsewhere

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  18. harp

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding evening at Nostrana we enjoyed the entire experience. Look forward to coming back soon.

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  19. Pinkgoggles

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner for our 30th anniversary!

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  20. BenjaminE

    Atlanta Metro

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were exceptional. The desert was scrumptious.

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  21. Frew

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rooster bar is where it is at! Addison was our server. Extremely knowledgeable and such a nice presence to be around. The fried long cod was killer, and the pork ribs were fall off the bone tender. We will definitely be back.

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  22. KatieP

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously incredible food and flavors. Immediately and entirely accommodating to my gluten and dairy sensitivities. The entire staff is on point at all times, engaging and professional. All around great experience!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual. Great food, drinks were spot on, wonderful service.

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  24. SteveP

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing to be presented my check with a 22% service fee. I am from east coast and I feel this should be identified prior to placing an order. My bill had an additional $50 added as a service fee.

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  25. BrittaniA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Somellier on staff, excellent wine list. We sat at the bar, which was so fun. They have a wood fired rotisserie, pizza oven, and everything you can think of made from scratch. If you're a food, wine, or mixology nerd, you'd love to chat with the kitchen. Everyone was extremely friendly. Addison was our bartender and even gave us free tastings of the house made black walnut liquer, limoncello (drooool), and a white wine that paired PERFECTLY with the pizza we ordered. Happy hour is a great bet right next door, as you can get the same delicious pizzas for less than half the price. Great place, would definitely go back. (It was a bit hot inside, but it was unseasonably warm for March. I'd recommend the patio if you overheat ^_^)

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  26. Ophiec

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a girls night in the semi-private room with the pre-fixe option. Plenty of delicious food and service was wonderful! The room was also perfect and not too loud for us all to catch up. I felt like the price was appropriate for the food that was served. Would definitely do it again!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just about as good as it gets! Stellar cocktails and great service and food.

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  28. WendyV

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of six enjoyed the cocktails, dinner, ambiance and server Isaac to the fullest. A grand 74th birthday celebration!

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  29. Woodlock

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A longtime Portland favorite, this restaurant is lively with tasty pizza and salads, along with a number of higher-end entrees, such as grilled flank steak, trout, and pasta dishes. It can be loud at times, but as the weather improves, they usually open up some open-air tables.

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  30. Joybbbbbb

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place! Incredible wine selection and their happy hour is the best in Portland.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time here, and will absolutely be back.

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  32. AvantiGirl

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the decor and the service was great! The food was tasty, but took a while, and we felt the drinks were a little pricey.

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  33. GregH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress and sommelier were very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. The menu, as always, was outstanding -- the trout and grilled beef tagliata was delicious. The ambience, perfectly matched -- style and clientele. As always, a wonderful dining experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our Italian family in town from Northern California. My uncle is 100% Italian and 93 years old. He values high-quality Italian food. Nostrana did not disappoint! The arancini, trout and fettuccine were all outstanding. Everything about Nostrana is always an amazing experience. Thank you so much for an excellent evening! Nostrana is always a treat.

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  35. AmeenaB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A 10/10 for everything. Would return in a heartbeat.

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  36. SallyC

    Portland

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleased our request to move our patio reservation inside to the main dining room was possible. Our table of three started with a lovely Barbera, charcuterie and cheese. Flavors were exceptional for the grilled pork sausage, crispy coppa di testa and porchetta di testa! The gouda and prosciutto were the ideal companions. The Bistecca, presented on a bed of arugula was prepared perfectly. The Gnocchi alla Romana with mozzarella and porcinis melted in your mouth. Parmigiana mashed potatoes were creamy and delightful with the crispy prosciutto though ideally needed a temperature boost before serving. The tiramisu was the ideal closer for another fantastic meal at Nostrana!

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  37. coriek

    Denver

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I understand you can't help the temperature outside but if you're going to have the bar side you need to figure out how to keep the heat flowing. It's unacceptable for a bougie restaurant like yours, to charge the amount you do for your food - which the food is amazing but to have your guests so uncomfortable during their dining experience, need to wear a down jacket to stay warm, is not ideal. You either need to remodel the space to include a hallway so that your guests don't come in and out the front door or you need to invest in better heating. Or if you're going to seat guests on that side you need to discount your product to make it worth while.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Transformed the humble ‘Spaghetti’ featuring fish at every step of development. Had Idaho Trout last time and I’ve made better in my toaster oven. All is forgiven. Still my favorite place. Great service

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The wait staff was very good, but I thought the food was a little pricey for the amount served. And the noise level was higher than I prefer during a dining experience. The last time we were there, we ate on the terrace, and that was a more pleasant experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very average we go 4-5 times a year and this definitely was the worst experience. Service was average or basically minimal effort. Food was ok, not great. Seems like the volume is so high that they have lost control of quality. But based on how many people were there I’d say this review won’t mean much. Worth a try to form your own opinion.

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FAQs

Nostrana is rated 4.7 stars by 5295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 71 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nostrana

1401 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    SE 14th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer a free private lot and ample free street parking.
  • Public transit
    Tri-met bus line 15 stops at our front door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Donaldson; Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 234-2427
  • Private party facilities
    At Enoteca Nostrana, our new wine bar and events space, we offer two private dining rooms for 30 person seated events with a full bar. The main dining room at Nostrana is available for buyouts accommodating up to 80 seated guests.
  • Private party contact
    Nostrana Events Coordinator: (503) 234-2427
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