Italian Restaurant$$$$
Buckman, Portland
  • Lindsay S.
    "You must get the chocolate budino."(3 Tips)
    H. C.
    "Pies come unsliced with pizza scissors, which is kind of awesome."(30 Tips)
    "Chef Cathy Whims serves up perfect oven-roasted pizzas..."(2 Tips)
    Talia G.
    "This is one of the best restaurants in Portland, can't go wrong"(2 Tips)
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  • happy hour
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  • natalie k.
    natalie kaySeptember 19
    The nostrana salad is hands down my favorite! I get it every time without fail
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KAugust 24
    Really nice fresh pasta with seasonal ingredients. Pictured: goat cheese stuffed pappardelle with cherry tomatoes.
  • st
    stJuly 31
    On par with the best I've had in nyc
  • Michael H.
    This pizza is so good
  • Wilson F.
    Passes the good Italian restaurant test w/ flying colours: delicious, thin pizzas, equally delicious pasta and classic Italian desserts. The negroni of the month never fails to impress.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WangApril 15
    The pizza alone is worth the price of admission. Great atmosphere and service.
  • H. C.
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)November 12, 2016
    The salumi pizza is amazing. Pies come unsliced with pizza scissors, which is kind of awesome. ✂️
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KirklandOctober 3, 2016
    I rarely do these and the ribeye was more than worth writing about. Dry-aged 40 days, in-house to boot. Cooked over flame and finished in their brick oven. One of the best pieces of beef in PDX.
  • a a.
    a aJuly 28, 2016
    People who work there and food
  • Haley W.
    Haley WhiteJune 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Super great late night happy hour
  • Yiğit G.
    Yiğit GülerJune 1, 2016
    Roasted Chicken is the best I had in my life
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeDecember 28, 2015
    Killer wood fired everything and really nice wine/cocktail list.
  • Evan A.
    Evan AllenDecember 8, 2015
    Happy hour 9-10. Wood fired and orange wine. Ask how the orange wine is aged!
  • Mitali G.
    Mitali GalaNovember 28, 2015
    Excellent food. Try the Orange wine. The pizza is phenomenal. Don't leave without dessert and repent!
  • Kerrie h.
    Kerrie huberSeptember 27, 2015
    Chefs bar is the best
  • Emily C.
    Emily CharlestonSeptember 11, 2015
    Gnocchi Thursday's and delicious pizza. They charge a $25 corking fee for bringing your own bottle of wine which is pretty crazy.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LoughnaneAugust 25, 2015
  • Ritika B.
    Ritika BorkarJuly 2, 2015
    House chauterrie, wine, pizza!!!
  • PDX P.
    PDX PipelineJune 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best Negronis in Portland + amazing pizza. Get that Nostrana radicchio salad! Fantastic.
  • Satya A.
    Satya AbhishekJune 22, 2015
    Pizza with a cracked egg on the top.
  • Marc C.
    Marc CharbonneauMarch 22, 2015
    The pizzas are some of the best in Portland!
  • Gabe L.
    Gabe LopezMarch 16, 2015
    All of the pizza at Nostrana is amazingly great. They have delicious crust.each one of their pizzas is uniquely delicious
  • huiline
    huilineOctober 26, 2014
    Right on: Quality of food from start to finish was superb. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Portland.
  • Ricky E.
    Ricky EngelbergAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Fantastic pizza. Great menu everyday. great staff and could not be more kid friendly! Lucky to have them in Portland.
  • Bryson T.
    Bryson ThomasAugust 7, 2014
    Clint Dempsey was there. The pizza was great. Our waiter was a jerk. We asked if our beers would be separate, and he said "No, im not having 14 separate tickets." That's fine, but there wasn't 7 of us
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Jenn Louis, chef of Lincoln, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Insalata Nostrana. Read more
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    The Happy Hour (starts at 9PM) is a steal with drinks & snacks (We love the Charcuterie) for $5 and under.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LinJune 18, 2014
    Chocolate budino. I had it a few months ago and am still thinking of it.
  • Chris T.
    Chris T❗️February 24, 2014
    Daily Panino
    GNTLMNFebruary 19, 2014
    Great Italian. A little upscale. Chef Cathy Whims has been nominated for the James Beard Award for the Northwest 5 years in a row. Get the budino for dessert. It's deliciously rich.
  • Melody T.
    Melody TrainorJanuary 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bartenders will introduce you to booze you hated and will make you love it. Kitchen is amazing. So much is made in house, especially the syrups. Quality place for happy hour and every hour.
  • Myra C.
    Myra ColbertNovember 19, 2013
    Meatball Mondays ... Delicious!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoganOctober 27, 2013
    This is the place with the absolute best floral design!
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay StarkAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You must get the chocolate budino. No questions asked. :)
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RizzoAugust 2, 2013
    Avoid the house wine, even if the $5 price point is appealing...super unpalatable.
  • Kushal D.
    Kushal DaveJuly 29, 2013
    The tomato butter sauce is delicious.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WishanJune 16, 2013
    Definitely order the Pork Belly
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay StarkJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the pizza counter. Diavolo pizza with arugula. Chocolate budino with the dessert wine pairing. You're welcome.
  • Kimberly O.
    Kimberly OdomMay 28, 2013
    Order the 'Straw and Hay' me.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BergMay 19, 2013
    The cheese plate was amazing. The ravioli was ok. The Caesar salad was overpowering. The porterhouse pork chop was fantastic. The strawberry rhubarb crisp is the best - order it for sure!
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BalsanMay 17, 2013
    If you like sweet wines, try the Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut. So good.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BalsanMay 17, 2013
    Try the wood fired pizza - you get to cut it with special scissors! The Granchio is a delicious choice.
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney ShannonMay 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Happy hour menu available after 9 p.m. includes their excellent margarita pizza for $6 and their take on mac & cheese. Pasta special is always excellent too.
  • Ambar
    AmbarApril 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour is great! Pizza margarita and the house wine. Reasonably priced and delicious!
  • Matt S.
    Matt ShobeMarch 1, 2013
    The big rib steak is a treat for four. Or five. Whatever it takes.
  • Taka T.
    Taka TDecember 31, 2012
    Uni and lemon for Bucatini? Worst combination. Don't do it!
  • B B.
    B BoesDecember 1, 2012
    Amazing! Nothing more can be said.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel Pollack-PelznerNovember 30, 2012
    Save room for the butterscotch budino!
  • Peter Y.
    Peter YangNovember 13, 2012
    Crostini, pizza and save room for the berry crumble.
  • Damir T.
    Damir TukaNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You receive scissors to cut your pizza with. Brilliant.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel Pollack-PelznerSeptember 30, 2012
    Butterscotch budino! Poached from Pizzeria Mozza in LA, sure, but almost as good.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JensenSeptember 10, 2012
    From @mrgan: "Very nice slightly-upscale Italian. Pizzas and insalata Nostrana are ace. The best Italian spot in town."
  • Jimmy M.
    Jimmy MoutonJune 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to leave room for the Butterscotch Budino. Its the same recipe from Mozza in LA, and it rules.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly B.May 25, 2012
    Get the gnocchi on Thursdays!!!
  • Pauline P.
    Pauline P.March 21, 2012
    Great food! The salted caramel dessert is a must!
  • Janet P.
    Janet PFebruary 8, 2012
    Have Farmhouse Dinner before they take it off menu. And ala carte -- try the Honey Pinenut Tart. First bite, the honey experience explodes on your tastebuds then lingers with the essence of pinenuts.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ChaNovember 3, 2011
    If you got young kids ask for some dough for them to play with.
  • Talia G.
    Talia GoldbergAugust 10, 2011
    Go after 9 to Nostrana's late "happy hour" for $5 Pizza. This is one of the best restaurants in Portland, can't go wrong
  • Steve B.
    Steve BilowJuly 27, 2011
    First off, the pizzas are to die for. No better crust in the world, Then there is an an amazing executive chef, unbelievable deserts, a Tagliata that is amazing, unique wines and regularly changing fl
  • Erin E.
    Erin ElyMay 22, 2011
    I had the Budino with carmel and salt it was soooo amazingly good. I also had the Ling Cod and it was delicious.
  • Portland Monthly
    Portland MonthlyMarch 9, 2011
    Think wood-fired California designer pizza, by way of fine Oregon farmers. New Yorkers may cringe, Italians may flee, but Sarah Minnick and oven man James Albee bust out some of the tastiest, most sat Read more
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon DJanuary 22, 2011
    Its gets the Johnny Thunder seal of approval!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 11, 2011
    Intensely regional Italian food, wood-fired oven pizza, and a totally accessible menu make Cathy Whims (once of Genoa) the most renowned female chef in Portland. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    Nostrana features a trio of chanterelle mushroom dishes: scamorza cheese w/ bruschetta, wheat barley and risotto, and a marsala wine rillete. Read more
  • Angela
    AngelaNovember 15, 2010
    The $60 steak is quite worth it... For 4+ people.
  • Portland Monthly
    Portland MonthlyNovember 4, 2010
    Nostrana is a vision for the times: a local legend (former Genoa co-owner Cathy Whims) cooking the food she loves; sophistication without the intimidation... Read more
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveNovember 4, 2010
    Chef Cathy Whims serves up perfect oven-roasted pizzas (which is based on a venerable sourdough brought over form Nice), elegant hand-wrought pastas, lusty Italiante steaks, and fire-baked fish dishes
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VegaAugust 9, 2010
    Taylor G = Best bartender in pdx
  • Portland Monthly
    Portland MonthlyJuly 1, 2010
    A seared flat-iron steak, its internal flesh the color of a pomegranate, rests atop a bed of fresh arugula garnished with soft slivers of poached garlic and rosemary-infused olive oil. Read more
  • Jameson H.
    Jameson HuckabaJune 14, 2010
    Lemon thyme fizz is a perfectly crafted cocktail.
  • Ricky E.
    Ricky EngelbergMarch 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Budino...the best. Can't go wrong with the margherita + prosciutto pizza.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SpalterAugust 6, 2009
    Don't sleep on the fettucini (light, fresh, small portioned). Budino for dessert. For real. You even need to know what it is.
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