Tuscan Son

Burrasca brings the bright flavors of Florence to Clinton Street.

Food Reviews & Stories
The first person you will likely meet at Burrasca is chef Paolo Calamai. Looking like a friendly version of the assassin in The Professional, Calamai strolls through his intimate, airy Tuscan-style tr   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Southern Soul

Fine-dining Italian is dominated by northern fare. Can Bellino make the south rise again?

Food Reviews & Stories
In the first century of Italian-American cuisine, nothing north of Naples mattered. The vast majority of the Italian immigrants who migrated to this country in the late 1800s and early 1900s came from   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Marmo, Reviewed

Food Reviews & Stories
The best thing I’ve eaten at the West End’s Marmo is also by far the simplest. The humble Italian sub ($11) is light, classic and almost perfect—a balance of fatty mortadella, spicy coppa and sa   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

First Taste: Renata, The Oregonian's restaurant of the year

Let's not blame Renata for the fact that The Oregonian gave them premature hype.


Food & Drink
Editor's note: Willamette Week typically maintains professional restaurant review standards and holds off on reviewing new restaurants that have not been open to the public for at least one month. The 30-day standard is almost universally accepted as the bare minimum amount of time a critic should wait before critiquing a restaurant, and we typically respect it. However, WW purchased a ticket to eat ...   More
Friday, June 19, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Accanto: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
2838 SE Belmont St., 235-4900, accantopdx.com.[SEASONS CHANGE] Accanto means “next door” in Italian, and since birth that’s been both the address and identity of this low-key cafe adjoining the    More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Counter Attack: Italian

Restaurant Guide
Handsome Pizza 2730 N Killingsworth St., 247-7499, handsomepizza.com. Handsome’s wide, crisp-bottomed pies strongly resemble the standard-setter at Apizza Scholls. Each emerges from a super-ho   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff


Food Cart Reviews
With Wolf and Bear’s stacked falafel wraps, Guero’s rich tortas and Captured by Porches beer around a fireplace, the little cart pod on Southeast 28th Avenue and Ankeny Street was already on   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Food Cart Review: Zizzo’s FC

Food Cart Reviews
The off-the-clock dabblings of pro athletes can get ugly: Michael Jordan’s fiendish gambling, Michael Vick’s gruesome dog-killing, Tiger Woods’ compulsive boning of soft-chinned floozies. Bl   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR


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