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Gilda's

#186 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1601 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-1816 (SW 16th Ave)
+1 503-688-5066
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Gilda's and the food is really delicious, but we found the service during our last visit to be subpar...and we don't feel it was a particularly busy night. The dinner was rushed and the pasta was served before we could finish the salads. we had to ask for bread...after the server said it would be brought to the... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Gilda's just this past Saturday night; 02/18/2017. Still love it! We were nearly 30 minutes early for our reservations and were prepared to wait in the lounge but she seated us right away. I had the Wild Boar again, my husband and his son had the Veal Marsala special, we ordered a bottle of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We dined here on a rainy night in late December with friends. On arrival we were so comfortable in the bar that we decided to stay in there for dinner. Chef Marco's place, which he named after his Italian Grandmother, is excellent. The bar area has a Cheers-like ambiance of warmth and casual comfort with excellent service and caring staff.... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Superb neighborhood Italian restaurant with a great menu and wine list. I kept it simple: spaghetti and grandma's meatballs, Caesar salad and Montepulciano wine. Loved it all. Staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We checked out a lot of Italian places - almost none of which offer any veal preparation - and Gilda's does a different Veal preparation each night. I started with the Pappardelle with Boar - which was remarkable. The Veal Marsala was good - and the roasted potatoes served with it were fantastic.

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Honeybunny1950
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at this popular no frills (no table cloths, lacking ambiance) restaurant and while I liked the food we ordered it was not prepared in a typical Italian style of cooking that I am familiar with. I had butternut squash soup=good, halibut prepared with capers and brown sauce and roasted vegetables. The halibut was delicious.... More 

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Davis, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have never been in a restaurant that was unfriendly, no, nasty to children. If you have achild under rthe age of ten, go someplace else.

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Burlington Ontario
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88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Last night we met friends at Gilda's because the reviews were positive and it was handy to our hotel. Since we didn't have reservations we were seated in the lounge. The server was very engaging and helped us to decide. We ordered appetizers from the bar menu: calamari, halibut cheeks, melted cheese and bread and beet salad. Our friends had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Within walking distance of Providence Park, the lower level lounge is our go to spot before a Timbers or Thorns game. Great Happy Hour menu.. I recommend the Tortellini, the beet salad and the Tiramisu. Good wine and beer selection. Upstairs is a nicer restaurant with a more extensive menu, though the dinner menu is available in the lounge after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a celebratory dinner here with 5 other friends and couldn't have been happier with the food and service. 2 of us started in the lounge which is heavily Timbers soccer club themed, as the location is so close to PGE park. Attentive service and well-made martini's. The restaurant has Italian food with great seasonal items as well as some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-1816
    (SW 16th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: We are located right off the MAX transit line, just a couple blocks from Jeld-Wen Stadium.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-688-5066
Description
Owner and head chef, Marco Roberti, has recently returned to Portland, Oregon after graduating from culinary school in Florence, Italy to open his dream-come-true restaurant named for his grandmother. The food is fantastic, the prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is authentically quaint...complete with a little Italian man serenading on his violin from the corner of the small dining room! Check it out for either lunch or dinner...it's sure to be well worth it!

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