2832 SE Belmont St., 238-1464, genoarestaurant.com.
[JAKE’S FAMOUS HALIBUT] The
entrance to deeply old-school, old-money Genoa looks like the truncated
lobby of a hotel, and beyond black curtai
1129 NW Johnson St., 478-0619, piazzaportland.com.
[ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB] “Piazza”
loosely translates as “plaza” but, in the case of Piazza Italia, it’s
more like “community center.�
1022 SW Morrison St., 227-5521, muccaosteria.com.
[MIGHTY RESTRAINT] It’s no secret
that if you add enough butter and salt to something it’s bound to taste
good. Even grizzled back-of-the-hou
2140 E Burnside St., 236-7195, luceevents.blogspot.com.
[MADE PAN] How could one sweet
little Italian restaurant cause so much debate? The shape and décor of
Luce’s checkerboard-floored storef
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com.
[SEEING RED] Gino’s is the perfect
place for a hit: a small family place, good food, everyone minds his
business. Granted, you have to lure the i
5519 NE 30th Ave., 946-8592, docpdx.com.
[IMBARAZZANTE CIAO] DOC’s
foyer/kitchen leaves a strong impression. You arrive into the chaos of a
galley in the middle of service. It looks like a coho
417 NW 10th Ave., 295-9536, coppiaportland.com.
[PAIR UP] Timothy Nishimoto leads a
double life. When not on tour crooning “Yolanda” or “Anna” with Pink
Martini, he’s the graceful overs
3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com.
[PORTLANDIA ALLA RUSTICA] Duane
Sorenson’s ode to Italy (and, apparently, to his daughter, Ava) is a
lovely, hearth-cooked affair of comfort wr
Food Reviews & Stories
A large portrait of chef Marco Roberti’s
grandmother Gilda hangs in the foyer of her namesake restaurant; she
smiles approvingly at tables of other grandmas. Gilda’s Italian
Restaurant, a Caesa
Food & Drink
It seems like a bad idea for a restaurant to let its diners rename their business, but the ploy has worked out well for Timothy Nishimoto and the crew at Vino Paradiso. The longtime Pearl District wine bar, which has been working hard to retool its food program and up its profile with a remodel and the hiring of former Genoa man Aren Steinbrecher and sous chef Jason Bokros, revealed its new name today: ...