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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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332 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to this low key restaurant since moving to Portland almost 15 yrs ago and it's still packed. The food is always reliable and delicious. They're unpretentious and still serve free bread. The appetizers are all simple and delicious. I would give special thumbs up to La Burina, rigatoni w/ Italian sausage, peas, mushrooms and cream sauce and... More 

Thank Lauren K
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm half Italian. I'm a self-admitted "food fascist." When friends raved about this place, I eagerly visited--once for dinner and once again for lunch. Both times, I found the food to be indifferent (and not terribly fresh), and the service surly. During the lunch visit, two TVs blasted European football games, making conversation difficult. There are several Italian restaurants in... More 

Thank Rhonda R
Happy Valley, Oregon
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With 4 people at a birthday celebration we got to try a lot of dishes. Although we have passed before on the lasagna, thinking "I can do that at home", the lasagna here is not like anything you've made or had before - it is a must-eat. The shrimp in pesto cream pasta is also excellent,as is the buccatini and... More 

Thank Seth G
Silverton, Oregon
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463 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We went here with friends, who had been before and were certain we didn't need a reservation. Since it was at the end of lunch rush, they did give us a table - right by the kitchen - which turned out to be fine anyway because the whole place feels like you've been crammed in with a shoe horn, so... More 

Thank 03Val48
Maccabim-Re'ut, null, Israel
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good Italian restaurant - but not great. Food is fresh and everything we had was good. The atmosphere is nice and the service is good. It is rather small and popular so make reservations in advance.

Thank Guy B
Portland, Oregon
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The quarters are tight and there is a never ending line so be sure to make a reservation. The antipasto plate is delicious and the wine list exhaustive. We ordered salads and bolognese, ravioli and the clam linguine and all was tasty. We also ordered cheesecake, gelato and cream brûlée and all were delicious. Overall a satisfying dinner for all.

Thank Seniye
Alameda, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Such a charming Italian restuarant with great food and homemade pasta. Will come back for sure when back in town..

Thank MM14052015
Curitiba, PR
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This appears like a truly authentic Italian restaurant. Small with great service and fantastic food. Price is also reasonable.

Thank Valdir V
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?