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Piazza Italia

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1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
+1 503-478-0619
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite low key, authentic Italian restaurant. Their braised lamb shank served on a bed of polenta is the best around.

Thank TheCouvCath
Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place. I had lunch and had a great meal of linguine and clams which was so delicious. I watched the Italian soccer game on the TV and when it was over they had Italian music playing. The ceiling had many soccer jerseys. I imagined I was in Italy. I will eat here again for sure if I... More 

Thank slmartin33
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must have a reservation or forget going. We walk in Sunday at 5:00PM at opening and ask if we could be seated. YES... the table was a bad table location in with a large group and we were told we have to leave in one hour since this bad location table was reserved at 6:00PM. We did feel welcome... More 

1 Thank Ron S
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband, sister and I arrived at 5:55pm and asked for a table. We were told by the hostess that due to incoming reservations, there was no room but we were welcome to wait outside for 15 minutes. If someone did not show up, we would be seated. The restaurant was 80% empty- 5 tables were being used. No offer... More 

1 Thank Chelsea H
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had not made reservations but were in the area about 10 minutes before opening. By the time the restaurant started seating people, the line to get in had increased quite a bit. We were lucky & managed to get a table without a reservation. Service was friendly and the food was very good. We ordered the antipasta platter, carbonara... More 

Thank KimberlyOR
Corvallis, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Authentic Italian food in the pearl for over 14 years. It's always delicious and has a great atmosphere. It's noisy but fun.

Thank Steve_Lyn_Johnson
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255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Was recommended to this place and was not disappointed. Fresh olive oil, pasta al dente, crisp,salad. We had one salad and one pasta dish and two glasses of wine.and a coffee 42.75 plus they charged us two dollars more to split the orders. Very good, very expensive, has about 12 tables.

Thank Carl R
Churchton, Maryland
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232 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a 9-person lunch here the other day, and we all loved it. The waiter and servers are funny, casual (but on top of everything) and familiar. They will joke and expect you to joke back -- which we loved. Victor and Mateo especially stood out. We ordered the specials and loved them. Good value for the money, and... More 

Thank janebeard
Chania Town, Greece
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A previous reviewer (who obviously never has dined outside of the Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR area) unnecessarily trashes this restaurant. Perhaps the "P" in "Old P" stands for "Picky" and the "Old" stands for "Old Curmudgeon" because he gratuitously runs down this place which IS very authentically Italian – even including the VERY authentic tendency of Italian servers to follow soccer!... More 

Thank Synetos
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Food was great, and our waiter was very nice. Not too pricy, definitely value for money. In the weekends I would recommend to make a reservation, we had to kill an hour or so while we waited for a table to open (and it was totally worth it).

1 Thank JorgenFroyen1993

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Italian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighbourhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: +1 503-478-0619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?