Italian restaurants in Portland
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This cozy local favorite serves satisfying Northern Italian cuisine and prides itself on its handmade pastas. Start with the caramelized onion tart and move on to shrimp carbonara. It’s a tiny place, with a few tables out front, so be sure to make a reservation.
Bresca is a charming, jewel-box-sized restaurant (just five tables) serving excellent creative Italian cuisine. Creamy polenta, tender roast meats and rich pasta dishes – followed by tasty gelato – make this a secret favorite in the dining scene.