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Piazza Italia

1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
+1 503-478-0619
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1129 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209-3062
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

Pasta dishes were classic Roman fare. Simple and outstanding. Went for lunch. Sat outside. Service great, with a New Yorker attitude. But food was quite good. I had the wonderful Aglio e Olio. Can't wait to return.

Thank GoDucks99
Reviewed 16 October 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a Portland native so I was expecting it to be good. The long wait at 5:30 was another tip off. That also made me want to NOT review it, since it really doesn't need any more raves. Everything about the...More

Thank Mks323
Reviewed 13 October 2014

My wife and I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. The pasta is always cooked to perfection. They also make a great cappuccino. Service is always friendly and usually Italian speaking. This place first came to our attention when they had...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 10 October 2014

A friend and I looked at several menus and finally asked a hostess for a recommendation and she was right. The service and food were excellent even on a busy evening.m we sat outside enjoying a pleasant night and shared a caprese salad and bucatini...More

Thank MGA57GAL
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Small restaurant on the edge of the Pearl District. I come from back east and this Pizza Italia has an east coast style/autmosphere. Talking and activity are a constant with a small deli area on one end of the restaurant doing business as ou eat....More

Thank NW-John
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We love this place, so we go eat there at least once a month. The food is excellent and reasonably price. My niece visiting from Japan said their pasta is the best she's ever had and I have to agree to it. It gets busy,...More

Thank chocho777
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great food and very good people for entertainment ,also great food and very Italian style of anything!!

Reviewed 11 September 2014

In the Pearl district, a small eatery that reminded us a restaurant in Tuscany. We ate outside, the menu, wines and waiters are all Italian. We had the linguini with clam sauce and paparadelle (sp?) with boar meat sauce. Delicious, nice portions and didn't think...More

Thank Mrssparky69
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We walked by this small eatery and the dishes being served al fresco looked wonderful, so we came back the next evening and got in the line that began forming 15 minutes before they opened. Our pasta dinners were good, but a lot less tasty...More

1  Thank TucsonCurt
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This restaurant is run by first generation Italians, with a number from Rome. It's very authentic although they do not always use ingredients imported from Italy - far too expensive, which is understandable. Anyway, we were quite impressed with the quality of the bread and...More

Thank EricaAmy
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Beverly G
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Response from cya | Reviewed this property |
I think you can find a better spot for a family special occasion dinner.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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