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Nel Centro

$$ - $$$Italian, ,
1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
+1 503-484-1099
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place for refreshing cocktails and delicious meals. The restaurant is very open and airy with a modern feel but still a very warm feel. They have an outdoor patio that is perfect for the warmer evenings. Service is excellent. This is...More

Thank b0raas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 5 adults and 3 kids. We tried to eat breakfast on a holiday on Hawthorne St. What a zoo and long wait. My son called Nel Centro to see if we could get in. 15 minutes later we walked in to a waiting...More

Thank ORCon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant, pleasantly surprised to find a hotel restaurant of such high quality. The staff are over the top customer service professionals. I can’t praise the quality of the meals adequately, you have to go and try for yourselves. Not to be missed...More

Thank RobP38NG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the Hotel Modera and had dinner one night at the attached restaurant Nel Centro. Some restaurants of this type are exceptional while others quite mediocre. Happily Nel Centro is in the first category. We had a lovely dinner, I had the...More

Thank daanddo
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Ate here our last night in Portland after multiple previous so-so restaurants. Loved the open, bright, airy decor. Good wine selection but somewhat limited by the glass or carafe. Started out with the calamari with chili aioli and must say, was some of the best...More

Thank Tony B
NelCentro, General Manager at Nel Centro, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Thank you for dining with us while you visited Portland! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal, the ambiance and the service! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We hope to be of service to you again...More

Reviewed April 20, 2018

My wife went here one weekday evening after a meeting in downtown Portland nearby. Everything about the dinner was perfect. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly but yet we felt in our own space. We sat in a very comfortable booth. Our server was...More

Thank 514jackd
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Happy Hour is amazing. Very unique and great food and Great date night! Love the fire pit on cool evenings.

Thank mleatha
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a very casual dinner spot and we have always enjoyed our meals here. My husband had the salmon special and I had the short ribs, both were delicious. The only complaint I had is that we asked for bread and later found out...More

Thank FLB
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We stumbled onto this place for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and could have easily stayed for dinner. The decor is minimalist modern with understated hip vibe. We started with perfect spicy-level Bloody Marys and shared a few plates recommended by our very attentive server....More

Thank jmicad
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Service was great, we found ample street parking just down the block around 5pm Thursday (2-hour spots, so worked out fine). Nel Centro was already hopping for happy hour when we arrived, but we were seated int he dining room (happy hour menu is only...More

Thank Steve B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-484-1099
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Cuisine of the French & Italian Riviera. Fine dining in Theater District of Downtown Portland with spacious year round patio. Adjacent to the Hotel Modera. Close to Portland State University.
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