Portland >Food & Dining > Giorgio's
1131 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.527313 -122.683013
Tue-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10pm;
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm;
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
Only had one dish that was ok and the rest was excellent. The fresh pasta, the sauces and the attention to detail really were impressive. Service was good too. Only negative is the space is like a fish bowl. I like a little more privacy. I would recommend this place to those looking for more refinement in Northern Italian cuisine.
First Class Experience – What a great restaurant! The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely as delicious as it gets -- not pretentious, but special and very satisfying. I'm not much of a dessert eater, but I was blown away by the chocolate torte. My strongest recommendation for a great weekday meal, or a place to go for the most special of occasions. I'll be back!
Good food and service – Went there last night for anniversiry. Pasta was really good and the waitress was very pleasent. More expensive than most restuarants but great for special occasions. The lamb meatballs were great!
Excellent food and service – My husband and I were craving Pici pasta we had tried in Italy. The chef at Gorgio's agreed to make this pasta for us when we arrived. Food and service were excellent! I had a chestnut and celery soup that had a beautiful flavor to it. The atmosphere was cozy and beautiful with lights on wreaths hanging at each window. We had a great time and can't wait to go there again.
Tremendous service with fabulous food and top-notch setting and ambiance – We had our first Giorgio's experience a couple months ago and it was incredible. I would highly recommend this both for the quality, delicious Italian food and the service and ambiance. The staff is friendly and very attentive without being overbearing or hovering: a tough balance to pull off as attentive as they were. The setting is beautiful and much care has gone into making it elegant while approachable and very comfortable. The food was prepared perfectly from the appetizers to the salads and entrees to desserts. We would go again anytime and highly recommend it.
A Wonderful Treat – I just had such a lovely experience at Giorgio's for lunch that I had to sign up for CitySearch to write a review! I was a tad leery to go, since I had seen some reviews that weren't positive at all...but decided to go anyways based on a friend's recommendation. And I'm glad I did! I loved the daily menu based on season and local organic foods. I decided on skate wing over risotto and peas...something I have never ordered before, but took the waiters advice based on his thorough knowledge of food preparation and willingness to discuss our food options based my specific likes. The food was AMAZING - it was an explosion of tastes that left me wanting more, despite my full belly. Go to Giorgio's if you're looking for an upscale dining experience, with a unique menu, delicious food and very knowledgeable and friendly service!!!!
Fantastic cuisine; delightfully served! – I dined at Giorgio's for lunch today and was very pleased with the quality and freshness of the cuisine. From the bread to the final course all of the food was very clean and delicious. Our server mentioned the lunch menu changes daily due to the use seasonal and locally grown food used in their dishes. With the details given to us about the cuisine at Giorgio's, our server made some great suggestions. We started with a beautiful beet salad, which was accomponied with fresh greens, roasted pistachios, tangelos, and goat cheese. The goat cheese was not your everyday run of the mill pick; it had a creamy consistency and was very flavorful. My entree was wild board served with a red sauce atop house-made pasta, which was absolutely mouthwatering. We had a chance to speak briefly with owner, who was very friendly and gracious. Highly recommended.
Top 10 worst place in Portland – Anyone who knows anything about Italian food and hospitality would know that this places is a typical over priced, overrated, sub par dining establishment, that caters to people with low expectations and palates. Perhaps it was the 1 hour wait for our food; or perhaps it was the fact that the under cooked chicken (I am not talking about cutting open a breast to find it under cooked; I am talking delicate slices presented under cooked) presented an undesired illness. We did, however receive the token apologies a few times between the delay and poor preparation, but only enough to make sure we get charged for everything full price. Now that is a place worth dining.
Always outstanding – Giorgio?s has become the restaurant I go to for special occasions; simply because I know that I will have a wonderful dining experience. The food is always spot on. I?ve never had a dish that wasn?t near perfect. Their homemade pastas are always amazingly delicate. I?ve have some very nice seasonal fish dishes. My last visit I tried their duck ragu, and was tempted to get it again for dessert, but I didn?t want to miss out on their dessert menu! While many restaurant have amazing food, but average desserts, all the desserts I?ve had at Giorgio?s have been wonderful- some of the best I?ve ever had. The service has always been great. Every time I go I have a perfect evening.
Hearty, harmonious flavors in a relaxed atmosphere – Having heard that the chef at Giorgio?s was a veteran of Per Se in NYC, we knew we had to give it a shot. Given this info, our expectations were understandably high, and yet, the meal managed to exceed these expectations. We were greeted immediately, seated promptly, and found the service very attentive without crossing the line into invasive (request Zach). We started with a sunburst squash salad (the only wouldn't-necessarily-order-it-again item we tasted) and the caramelized Walla Walla sweet onion salad - which was incredible, both in flavor and presentation. For our next course, we opted to share the house specialty, the handmade pappardelle with duck. Though the dish wasn't particularly inventive - it was PERFECTLY executed, with an ideal balance of flavors (not overly salty as many duck dishes are!) and I'll absolutely order this dish again and again. For our main courses we chose the rib eye and scallops - both were truly outstanding. The desserts were delicious; however, I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to have dessert here. Other reviewers seem to fault portion sizes or prices, however we found the prices par for the course (if not slightly lower?) and portion sizes similar to all high-end, food-focused restaurants. We will definitely dine at Giorgio?s again.
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