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Piazza Italia

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1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
+1 503-478-0619
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I was here with a group of 10 people in July. Wonderful and helpful service. Menu selections from comfort Italian done right with fresh ingredients to gourmet specials that showcase the creativity and blend of flavors of the chef. It's a small spot with an atmosphere that can serve a romantic dinner for two as easily as a group of... More 

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miami
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Setting is that of a not-so-typical Italian trattoria. The restaurant had a certain charm to it. The food was excellent and the prices were quite reasonable. These factors contributed to a very pleasant dining experience.

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Valrico, Florida
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We tried to get reservations here but for some reason the phone kept going straight to voice mail and said "don't leave a message for reservations." When we showed up, they said that there was a forty minute wait because we didn't have reservations, but they were able to seat us in about 15 minutes. The food was very good... More 

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Juneau
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We sat outside on a lovely spring night. The food was so delicious! Service was fast, though a bit on the cold side. The ambiance, with the accordion player who appears to have worked there forever, and the Italian speaking wait staff, was just the right touch to bring the whole meal together. I highly recommend the starciarella (sp?) pasta.... More 

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NYC
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395 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The food is just so perfect here! The staff is straight up Italian and they really know how to service the guests and serve up some good dishes. I love the Spaghetti Mare e Monti but I get it with the homemade parpardelle instead. So perfect! Another is Gino's favorite which is a really great carbonnara! The carafe of house... More 

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Thank Va9nessa
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is my new favorite Italian restaurant. The lasagna -- my go-to dish -- was as good as I can remember eating. The house wines -- extremely reasonable -- were wonderful. All the other members of our party were equally satisfied. The server, for such a busy place, was incredibly friendly and patient. The place is packed, and justifyingly so!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We went way out of our way to find this spot based on past trip advisor reviews and it was definitely worth the effort. The place was packed but we were able to get a table of 3 with no problem. We had 3 different pasta dishes, including the lasagna, and they were all excellent and accompanied by fresh, crusty... More 

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Thank Joyce S
Anchorage, Alaska
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267 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Visited Piazza Italia last month based on various online reviews/ratings and I am so glad that I did! The atmosphere was casual (sports bar feel), the service was friendly, and the food was fabulous. The restaurant's location in PDX's Pearl District is great too. I had the handmade papardelle with pesto and shrimp. The noodles were cooked perfectly, the pesto... More 

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New Jersey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Eleven of us had dinner here on a Friday night and the food was excellent, a bit long in coming, but definitely worth the wait. My dish was the bolognese and it was exceptional. The bread baskets and water glasses were continually refilled and freshened. Will definitely return.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

No matter where you stay in Portland, make your way to the Pearl District and, specifically, to Piazza Italia. It doesn't look like much from the outside- but as soon as you step in, you won't want to leave. We didn't have reservations, but luckily we arrived right when they were opening the doors (6 p.m. I think?) and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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?