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Piazza Italia

1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
+1 503-478-0619
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
Neighbourhood: Pearl
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

You must have a reservation or forget going. We walk in Sunday at 5:00PM at opening and ask if we could be seated. YES... the table was a bad table location in with a large group and we were told we have to leave in...More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband, sister and I arrived at 5:55pm and asked for a table. We were told by the hostess that due to incoming reservations, there was no room but we were welcome to wait outside for 15 minutes. If someone did not show up, we...More

1  Thank Chelsea H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had not made reservations but were in the area about 10 minutes before opening. By the time the restaurant started seating people, the line to get in had increased quite a bit. We were lucky & managed to get a table without a reservation....More

Thank KimberlyOR
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Authentic Italian food in the pearl for over 14 years. It's always delicious and has a great atmosphere. It's noisy but fun.

Thank Steve_Lyn_Johnson
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Was recommended to this place and was not disappointed. Fresh olive oil, pasta al dente, crisp,salad. We had one salad and one pasta dish and two glasses of wine.and a coffee 42.75 plus they charged us two dollars more to split the orders. Very good,...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a 9-person lunch here the other day, and we all loved it. The waiter and servers are funny, casual (but on top of everything) and familiar. They will joke and expect you to joke back -- which we loved. Victor and Mateo especially...More

Thank janebeard
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A previous reviewer (who obviously never has dined outside of the Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR area) unnecessarily trashes this restaurant. Perhaps the "P" in "Old P" stands for "Picky" and the "Old" stands for "Old Curmudgeon" because he gratuitously runs down this place which IS very...More

Thank Synetos
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Food was great, and our waiter was very nice. Not too pricy, definitely value for money. In the weekends I would recommend to make a reservation, we had to kill an hour or so while we waited for a table to open (and it was...More

1  Thank JorgenFroyen1993
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Authentic Italian down to the Italian speaking waiters that like to watch the Soccer game as much as serve tables. Mostly freshly made pasta with various sauces offer a good variety and can be substituted, within reason, at a $2 up-charge. We sampled a tasty,...More

Thank Old P
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. Must thank Knit Purl for this recommendation. Reservations are a must. Small neighborhood bistro in the Pearl District. Excellent pasta, we had the clam sauce and the sausage. Yum.

1  Thank Grace42000
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Beverly G
We will be having a special occasion dinner here with our family in July. Can anyone tell us about the wine varieties and beers they serve and price ranges per bottle? I do not see any drink menus/lists mentioned in their website. Thank you.
29 April 2016|
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Response from cya | Reviewed this property |
I think you can find a better spot for a family special occasion dinner.
Does Piazza Italia have any gluten free options?
3 February 2015|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
I called and asked. They do not have any gluten free pasta. If you do not have celiac disease, there is no concern about gluten in spite of the fact that people talk about it a great deal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail