Iorio Restaurant

★★★★☆
45.5121 -122.656
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503-445-4716

912 Se Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR

97214

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I love this little unique cafe that's part of Pastaworks. Kevin Gibson, formerly of Castagna, graces the counter, preparing each dish to order. The sandwiches are fresh and delicious, salads are one-of-a-kind and the seasonal menu surprises often.

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I love this little unique cafe that's part of Pastaworks. Kevin Gibson, formerly of Castagna, graces the counter, preparing each dish to order. The sandwiches are fresh and delicious, salads are one-of-a-kind and the seasonal menu surprises often.

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I have known chef Chris for some time now. His restaurant serves great food and he serves a lot of fresh, local selections. I only wish he was open all the time because I have showed up on days/times Iorio is closes.

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I have known chef Chris for some time now. His restaurant serves great food and he serves a lot of fresh, local selections. I only wish he was open all the time because I have showed up on days/times Iorio is closes.

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This place is wonderful. The atmosphere is rustic, dimly lit with antique furniture. The food is great and very well priced with generous portions. The service is great, too

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This place is wonderful. The atmosphere is rustic, dimly lit with antique furniture. The food is great and very well priced with generous portions. The service is great, too

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It's a Best of Citysearch for good reason!! Simply the best!

6
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It's a Best of Citysearch for good reason!! Simply the best!

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How Great A Gluten Free place For Me!
My husband and i came here by chance and it was pretty busy which is always a good sign. We were exccited there seemed to be a good buzz about the tables and the warmth of the room itself. Our Waitress came over and told us thier specials and explained that he could tweak entrees or other dishes to be gluten free. I love this because she really seemed excited to have us rather than be bothered like other places in the recent past. I had the calamari which was amazing best by far that i can remember. my husband ordered the pork for an entree and i chose the gluten free pasta with the lamb ragu. This is by far some of the best pasta That i can remember since i have been celiac in 8 years now. Thank you for taking such great care and making me feel special rather than the outcast that has made a silly dietary choice by trend.

5
★★★★★

How Great A Gluten Free place For Me!
My husband and i came here by chance and it was pretty busy which is always a good sign. We were exccited there seemed to be a good buzz about the tables and the warmth of the room itself. Our Waitress came over and told us thier specials and explained that he could tweak entrees or other dishes to be gluten free. I love this because she really seemed excited to have us rather than be bothered like other places in the recent past. I had the calamari which was amazing best by far that i can remember. my husband ordered the pork for an entree and i chose the gluten free pasta with the lamb ragu. This is by far some of the best pasta That i can remember since i have been celiac in 8 years now. Thank you for taking such great care and making me feel special rather than the outcast that has made a silly dietary choice by trend.

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How could this possibly be listed as a romantic restaurant when it has a kids menu and provides coloring sheets. One way to surely provide a sort of romantic birth control is to have loud, hyper and unruly children present.

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★☆☆☆☆

How could this possibly be listed as a romantic restaurant when it has a kids menu and provides coloring sheets. One way to surely provide a sort of romantic birth control is to have loud, hyper and unruly children present.

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Wonderful Italian experience.
I was not sure where to go, a business client recommended this jewel. I am simply Italian i like great food, good people to enjoy it with and a subtle charm in the atmosphere and experience. The restaurant is quaint and warm with the cutest farm paintings on the walls. The service was smooth and made our ordering experience more unique by suggesting that we share courses rather than the regular way most people dine out. Pasta were wonderfully fresh like my mothers and the lamb and pork were so succulent and flavorful yet simple. This is the closeest to Italy I have found from the plating of nice full portions to wonderfully fresh ingredients. This is the first italian place that I have eaten at that we enjoyed and I did not feel hungry later and I really am looking forward to the lamdb next time that I do not have to share!

5
★★★★★

Wonderful Italian experience.
I was not sure where to go, a business client recommended this jewel. I am simply Italian i like great food, good people to enjoy it with and a subtle charm in the atmosphere and experience. The restaurant is quaint and warm with the cutest farm paintings on the walls. The service was smooth and made our ordering experience more unique by suggesting that we share courses rather than the regular way most people dine out. Pasta were wonderfully fresh like my mothers and the lamb and pork were so succulent and flavorful yet simple. This is the closeest to Italy I have found from the plating of nice full portions to wonderfully fresh ingredients. This is the first italian place that I have eaten at that we enjoyed and I did not feel hungry later and I really am looking forward to the lamdb next time that I do not have to share!

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Divine NYE dinner. My wife and two of our friends dined at Iorio on NYE, They had special menu which exceeded our expectations. We were greeted with champagne and an additional starter. The Gnocchi melted in my mouth. Pure heaqven. We had one of each lobster and scallop ravioli, eggplant and 2 osso bucco. We were so full. They went out of their way to treat us like royalty. Our entire meal was a great start to 2012.

5
★★★★★

Divine NYE dinner. My wife and two of our friends dined at Iorio on NYE, They had special menu which exceeded our expectations. We were greeted with champagne and an additional starter. The Gnocchi melted in my mouth. Pure heaqven. We had one of each lobster and scallop ravioli, eggplant and 2 osso bucco. We were so full. They went out of their way to treat us like royalty. Our entire meal was a great start to 2012.

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I had previously visited Iorio and enjoyed the atmosphere, relaxed pace of service and the food. However, the last two times I have made reservations errors were made which required that we (first time a group of 4, second time , 5) make other plans. First problem: I called to make a reservation for 7:30 , was told there were none available...then at 7:30 at the alternative location I received a message asking me where I was..my table was ready! Second time: I used the Open Table online reservation to book several days in advance. I received a call the day of my reservation, saying that Iorio was overbooked and we could not be accommodated after all. My advice: double confirm your reservation!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I had previously visited Iorio and enjoyed the atmosphere, relaxed pace of service and the food. However, the last two times I have made reservations errors were made which required that we (first time a group of 4, second time , 5) make other plans. First problem: I called to make a reservation for 7:30 , was told there were none available...then at 7:30 at the alternative location I received a message asking me where I was..my table was ready! Second time: I used the Open Table online reservation to book several days in advance. I received a call the day of my reservation, saying that Iorio was overbooked and we could not be accommodated after all. My advice: double confirm your reservation!

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We genuinely enjoyed getting to know Iorio last night for my wife's birthday adventure.

It was a great night out, our waiter was personable, informative, and attentive for the entire evening. The courses came out at a brisk but unhurried pace, arriving as we were ready for them. The calamari is excellent, the best we've had in/around Portland, and we've tried quite a few. Two really nice, contrasting sauces enhanced the experience.

We had a nice house cocktail each and found a very good sangiovese on the short but well considered wine list, at a reasonable restaurant price instead of twice retail.

The ravioli was tender, flavorful and well matched to its sauce. My fish special was tender, succulent and well matched to the accompanying vegetables. My wife had the pulled pork with polenta and it was spectacular, and generally I see polenta as something to avoid.

Hand rolled cannoli for my wife, and a marvelous concoction of gelato, hazelnut liqueur and espresso for me.

We were seated promptly, right on time, and were not hurried along by the staff. A really perfect night on the town. Iorio is as good as it sounds.

5
★★★★★

We genuinely enjoyed getting to know Iorio last night for my wife's birthday adventure.

It was a great night out, our waiter was personable, informative, and attentive for the entire evening. The courses came out at a brisk but unhurried pace, arriving as we were ready for them. The calamari is excellent, the best we've had in/around Portland, and we've tried quite a few. Two really nice, contrasting sauces enhanced the experience.

We had a nice house cocktail each and found a very good sangiovese on the short but well considered wine list, at a reasonable restaurant price instead of twice retail.

The ravioli was tender, flavorful and well matched to its sauce. My fish special was tender, succulent and well matched to the accompanying vegetables. My wife had the pulled pork with polenta and it was spectacular, and generally I see polenta as something to avoid.

Hand rolled cannoli for my wife, and a marvelous concoction of gelato, hazelnut liqueur and espresso for me.

We were seated promptly, right on time, and were not hurried along by the staff. A really perfect night on the town. Iorio is as good as it sounds.

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We went Iorio based on City Search review last weekend. Normally I would never do such a think but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing. I would recommend the Butternut Squash and Calamari appetizers. The Ragout of Lamb was heaven and to top it all off, just out of the oven chocolate chip cookies. We also loved the friendly, which seems to be hard to find these days in Portland. We will be coming back soon.

5
★★★★★

We went Iorio based on City Search review last weekend. Normally I would never do such a think but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing. I would recommend the Butternut Squash and Calamari appetizers. The Ragout of Lamb was heaven and to top it all off, just out of the oven chocolate chip cookies. We also loved the friendly, which seems to be hard to find these days in Portland. We will be coming back soon.

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The best seafood. Coho salmon cooked perfect. If you want to be dazzled, this is not the place for you. I heard them say this about Raos NY last week on Top Chef. Simplicity at an Italian Restaurant is key. They nail it.

5
★★★★★

The best seafood. Coho salmon cooked perfect. If you want to be dazzled, this is not the place for you. I heard them say this about Raos NY last week on Top Chef. Simplicity at an Italian Restaurant is key. They nail it.

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I went on a blind date and was told to go to iorio restaurant. New to me so why not it is all for the experience right. I truly have to tell others it was like being back in Italy just simply great. The date not so good but I feel I really came out the winner for finding iorio and by eating more, I had to do less talking and could just loose myself in the food. I think my date wanted to be exposed to food that is styled and touched by too many hands where like herself has never traveled to Italy since that is not the point in either place. Wonderful dinner new date needed for next reservation. I really am disappointed that they have been around for so long and I did not find out about them sooner.

5
★★★★★

I went on a blind date and was told to go to iorio restaurant. New to me so why not it is all for the experience right. I truly have to tell others it was like being back in Italy just simply great. The date not so good but I feel I really came out the winner for finding iorio and by eating more, I had to do less talking and could just loose myself in the food. I think my date wanted to be exposed to food that is styled and touched by too many hands where like herself has never traveled to Italy since that is not the point in either place. Wonderful dinner new date needed for next reservation. I really am disappointed that they have been around for so long and I did not find out about them sooner.

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Booked with reservation with colleagues based on it being rated Best in Portland...The service was great, but the food was a huge disappointment. The calamari was great, fresh and tender. But the gnocchi that was described as 'homemade fresh gnocchi with truffle oil and parmesan'. The gnocchi came and was in fact, deep fried and covered in pesto. Even though I don't particularly like pesto, I decided to try it. It tasted like a ball of oil. Maybe the oil wasn't hot enough; but I've never had gnocchi deep fried, so it's hard to say. The ragout of lamb came to the table cold and rather bland. The butternut squash pizza would have been better if the squash had been cooked thoroughly enough to spread.

HOWEVER...the waiter was gracious and understanding when I sent the gnocchi back and offered me anything else on the menu. I replaced it with the broccoli cream soup which was good. He didn't charge me for either entree...so I would say it was worth trying again. At least they care enough to not cop an attitude and do the right thing.

2
★★☆☆☆

Booked with reservation with colleagues based on it being rated Best in Portland...The service was great, but the food was a huge disappointment. The calamari was great, fresh and tender. But the gnocchi that was described as 'homemade fresh gnocchi with truffle oil and parmesan'. The gnocchi came and was in fact, deep fried and covered in pesto. Even though I don't particularly like pesto, I decided to try it. It tasted like a ball of oil. Maybe the oil wasn't hot enough; but I've never had gnocchi deep fried, so it's hard to say. The ragout of lamb came to the table cold and rather bland. The butternut squash pizza would have been better if the squash had been cooked thoroughly enough to spread.

HOWEVER...the waiter was gracious and understanding when I sent the gnocchi back and offered me anything else on the menu. I replaced it with the broccoli cream soup which was good. He didn't charge me for either entree...so I would say it was worth trying again. At least they care enough to not cop an attitude and do the right thing.

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We went here for my birthday last night and were very disappointed. This place has such great reviews which is confusing, so I'm wondering if we went on an off night. We ordered the calamari appetizer that tasted fishy to me. I thought it was the worst calamari that I've ever eaten, but my husband liked it...maybe because he covered up the taste with lots of dipping sauce. I also ordered the beet salad which I thought was good, but not fabulous. The yellow beets and goat cheese on the salad were delicious, but this was a small portion of the salad. The rest of the salad was ordinary. Our entrees were the gnocchi, which came with a super bland gloppy cream sauce, and the fresine with meatballs that had too little, bland sauce and dry meatballs. My husband woke up this morning with an upset stomach. I can't help, but wonder if that calamari was bad.

2
★★☆☆☆

We went here for my birthday last night and were very disappointed. This place has such great reviews which is confusing, so I'm wondering if we went on an off night. We ordered the calamari appetizer that tasted fishy to me. I thought it was the worst calamari that I've ever eaten, but my husband liked it...maybe because he covered up the taste with lots of dipping sauce. I also ordered the beet salad which I thought was good, but not fabulous. The yellow beets and goat cheese on the salad were delicious, but this was a small portion of the salad. The rest of the salad was ordinary. Our entrees were the gnocchi, which came with a super bland gloppy cream sauce, and the fresine with meatballs that had too little, bland sauce and dry meatballs. My husband woke up this morning with an upset stomach. I can't help, but wonder if that calamari was bad.

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We went to Iorio for my wife's birthday, and were very impressed with the incredible specials of the day, as well as the service. When I called to make the reservation I was asked if I had any dietary needs. My wife is a vegetarian, but that's usually pretty easy to figure out, but it was a nice touch.

The specials of the day included multiple vegetarian options: roasted tomato bisque, gnocchi in a roasted pepper cream sauce, and vegetable ravioli in a pesto cream sauce. We ended up sharing the gnocchi, which were perfectly cooked, with an order of foccaccia with a yummy butternut squash spread. Then we shared a bowl of the bisque and a beet salad, with red and golden beets, gorgonzola and a house-made goat cheese. Wow - I *loved* this salad!
Then I had the pork and my wife had the vegetable lasagna. The pork was so delicious, and I kept raving over how good it was during dinner, that my wife was almost tempted to try it just to shut me up. It was slightly on the sweeter side with a Madeira wine braise, and came with roasted vegetables and fried polenta. My wife's lasagna was filled with vegetables, the house marinara and lots of cheese, and was quite delicious, but I couldn't get past my pork! Then we shared the flourless chocolate cake, which was on the small side, but super-decadent, and a nice finish to a beautiful dinner.
Our server was terrific, and made sure we were never wanting for anything. Our waters were always full, as were our wine glasses! Needless to say, we will definitely be back, and may even try to bring the kids, since they have a nice kid's menu.

5
★★★★★

We went to Iorio for my wife's birthday, and were very impressed with the incredible specials of the day, as well as the service. When I called to make the reservation I was asked if I had any dietary needs. My wife is a vegetarian, but that's usually pretty easy to figure out, but it was a nice touch.

The specials of the day included multiple vegetarian options: roasted tomato bisque, gnocchi in a roasted pepper cream sauce, and vegetable ravioli in a pesto cream sauce. We ended up sharing the gnocchi, which were perfectly cooked, with an order of foccaccia with a yummy butternut squash spread. Then we shared a bowl of the bisque and a beet salad, with red and golden beets, gorgonzola and a house-made goat cheese. Wow - I *loved* this salad!
Then I had the pork and my wife had the vegetable lasagna. The pork was so delicious, and I kept raving over how good it was during dinner, that my wife was almost tempted to try it just to shut me up. It was slightly on the sweeter side with a Madeira wine braise, and came with roasted vegetables and fried polenta. My wife's lasagna was filled with vegetables, the house marinara and lots of cheese, and was quite delicious, but I couldn't get past my pork! Then we shared the flourless chocolate cake, which was on the small side, but super-decadent, and a nice finish to a beautiful dinner.
Our server was terrific, and made sure we were never wanting for anything. Our waters were always full, as were our wine glasses! Needless to say, we will definitely be back, and may even try to bring the kids, since they have a nice kid's menu.

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Dear Reader
My family started going here in October 2009. Yes I remember the day. It was the best tasting food I've ever eaten.

Awesome!

A little costly though.

5
★★★★★

Dear Reader
My family started going here in October 2009. Yes I remember the day. It was the best tasting food I've ever eaten.

Awesome!

A little costly though.

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I would have never known but a friend bd heard about Chris's place from the neighborhood. What a delightful treat.

3
★★★☆☆

I would have never known but a friend bd heard about Chris's place from the neighborhood. What a delightful treat.

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Chef Chris Thompson has done an incredible job of presenting excellent Italian Food that compares with the East Coast Italian Dining Experience. We were asked when making our reservation, if anyone in our party had a food allergy the chef should be aware of. A huge bonus before we even arrived. When arriving, we were greeted by a delightful hostess who seated us right away even though our dining companions were running a little late. Erin, (our charming, beautiful, intelligent, and personable waitress was marvelous) assured us not to worry and we had wine and some of the best calamari ever while waiting. When our friends arrived, they were seated immediately and had wine and salad, after which our orders were taken for entrees. Two lasagnas, one catch of the day, and one pasta specialty of the house with Italian sausage. All four, perfectly prepared, served eye appealingly, and delish beyond words.
I was invited to come back to the kitchen to meet the chef after offering our compliments via Erin, and apprising her that I was a retired certified exec chef and culinary arts teacher (retired after 40 years) in Philadelphia. Chirs and I became immediate friends during which time he has invited me to go fly fishing with him when his schedule permits. I can assure you we will be regular faces at Iorio. I give it one of the best of the best.

5
★★★★★

Chef Chris Thompson has done an incredible job of presenting excellent Italian Food that compares with the East Coast Italian Dining Experience. We were asked when making our reservation, if anyone in our party had a food allergy the chef should be aware of. A huge bonus before we even arrived. When arriving, we were greeted by a delightful hostess who seated us right away even though our dining companions were running a little late. Erin, (our charming, beautiful, intelligent, and personable waitress was marvelous) assured us not to worry and we had wine and some of the best calamari ever while waiting. When our friends arrived, they were seated immediately and had wine and salad, after which our orders were taken for entrees. Two lasagnas, one catch of the day, and one pasta specialty of the house with Italian sausage. All four, perfectly prepared, served eye appealingly, and delish beyond words.
I was invited to come back to the kitchen to meet the chef after offering our compliments via Erin, and apprising her that I was a retired certified exec chef and culinary arts teacher (retired after 40 years) in Philadelphia. Chirs and I became immediate friends during which time he has invited me to go fly fishing with him when his schedule permits. I can assure you we will be regular faces at Iorio. I give it one of the best of the best.

Pros: Fantas tic

Cons: NONE

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I had came upon this restaurant a few times while looking for a great place to eat outside of the downtown Portland area. We live in the Pearl but prefer to find fine dining outside the downtown area. Took my girlfriend to Lorio for Valentines Day since it was rated with high marks. They had a great deal for dinner so I was able to walk away spending just over a $100. We had to wait about five minutes to be greeted behind a curtain as you enter so nobody would ever know you were standing there unless you peeked around the curtain. There was some confusion on where to seat us so the lady was shuffling names around as we both waited patiently. The atmosphere is pretty cool so I can see how it was rated one of the "most romantic restaurants" in Portland. The food was delicious and the drinks were pretty tasty. I am not a demanding customer and all I really expect is to be check on once in awhile as well as keep my beverage filled. Unfortunately, this didn't happen. Our waiter checked on us only one time but made sure his other tables were happy. We waited 15 minutes after we had finished dinner for him to clear our table and bring desert. Both of us made eye contact but apparently he didn't see the signal. Again, most of his time was talking to other customers or standing at the bar.

3
★★★☆☆

I had came upon this restaurant a few times while looking for a great place to eat outside of the downtown Portland area. We live in the Pearl but prefer to find fine dining outside the downtown area. Took my girlfriend to Lorio for Valentines Day since it was rated with high marks. They had a great deal for dinner so I was able to walk away spending just over a $100. We had to wait about five minutes to be greeted behind a curtain as you enter so nobody would ever know you were standing there unless you peeked around the curtain. There was some confusion on where to seat us so the lady was shuffling names around as we both waited patiently. The atmosphere is pretty cool so I can see how it was rated one of the "most romantic restaurants" in Portland. The food was delicious and the drinks were pretty tasty. I am not a demanding customer and all I really expect is to be check on once in awhile as well as keep my beverage filled. Unfortunately, this didn't happen. Our waiter checked on us only one time but made sure his other tables were happy. We waited 15 minutes after we had finished dinner for him to clear our table and bring desert. Both of us made eye contact but apparently he didn't see the signal. Again, most of his time was talking to other customers or standing at the bar.

Pros: Food is well prepared and taste great!

Cons: Don't expect great service

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Iorio provides some of the best Italian food in Portland and their service is great!

5
★★★★★

Iorio provides some of the best Italian food in Portland and their service is great!

Pros: Delicious Food, Good Service

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We stopped in without a reservation, got a great table, and chose the set three course harvest menu and accompanying wine pairings. Everything was so good! It made for a great date night. Yay!

5
★★★★★

We stopped in without a reservation, got a great table, and chose the set three course harvest menu and accompanying wine pairings. Everything was so good! It made for a great date night. Yay!

Pros: creative delicious food, great service, romantic atmosphere

Cons: none

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I am simple and to the point. Coming from a NYC Italian **** background cooking w/the best and power players on the Food Network back in the 90's I know what I am talking about.

You enter into a red rose basically. Nice art. Not frilly fancy. Smart, simple, clean w/a glow y ambiance.

Our food. The $2 bean antipasto was my fave, nice light dress and near and dear to me, garbanzos. The butternut squash spread and foccocia was heavenly, and less caloric than butter.

The vegetable lasagna was perfection. My friend had the ravioli of the day. I highly recommend this restaurant and the prices are very fair. Great for a 1st date i would think. Ciao all, come get a falafel too at fat Kitty Falafel!

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4
★★★★☆

I am simple and to the point. Coming from a NYC Italian **** background cooking w/the best and power players on the Food Network back in the 90's I know what I am talking about.

You enter into a red rose basically. Nice art. Not frilly fancy. Smart, simple, clean w/a glow y ambiance.

Our food. The $2 bean antipasto was my fave, nice light dress and near and dear to me, garbanzos. The butternut squash spread and foccocia was heavenly, and less caloric than butter.

The vegetable lasagna was perfection. My friend had the ravioli of the day. I highly recommend this restaurant and the prices are very fair. Great for a 1st date i would think. Ciao all, come get a falafel too at fat Kitty Falafel!

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Pros: Great service, wonderful food.

Cons: None

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Our favorite spot to eat in Portland when we visit! Great food and Service at Great Prices!

5
★★★★★

Our favorite spot to eat in Portland when we visit! Great food and Service at Great Prices!

Pros: Great Service Great Chef Great Food

Cons: None

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The smell when you arrive is yummy. The atmosphere is cool. The service was right on the money. Can't wait to impress all my friends and Family with this experience!

5
★★★★★

The smell when you arrive is yummy. The atmosphere is cool. The service was right on the money. Can't wait to impress all my friends and Family with this experience!

Pros: Food and Service superb

Cons: Wish I'd Known About It Sooner!

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Any time it's my pic for fine Italian dinning Iorio's is first on the lists. Especially if I wish to chat softly instead of competing with the din of a noisy kitchen or a bustling bar. It always spic-n-span, wonderful servers, fine food and drink... None match for such reasonable prices. Try the Ravioli, or the fresh catch.

4
★★★★☆

Any time it's my pic for fine Italian dinning Iorio's is first on the lists. Especially if I wish to chat softly instead of competing with the din of a noisy kitchen or a bustling bar. It always spic-n-span, wonderful servers, fine food and drink... None match for such reasonable prices. Try the Ravioli, or the fresh catch.

Pros: Terrific menu, easy location, and truly a comfortable atm

Cons: Small Bar...

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First of all, I should have ate here a long time ago, GF or not. The wait staff and chef were so friendly and wonderful! I mentioned I was GF (knowing I would settle for a salad and wheatless entree), but they totally had a GF pasta handmade AND the best GF calamari. Chris, the chef, was gracious enough to make sure to let me know to call next time so he would have something GF prepared. I have had a hard time eating out at places and this was the best experience I've had since being GF 2 years ago! Amazing staff, great food and flourless chocolate cake... heaven....

5
★★★★★

First of all, I should have ate here a long time ago, GF or not. The wait staff and chef were so friendly and wonderful! I mentioned I was GF (knowing I would settle for a salad and wheatless entree), but they totally had a GF pasta handmade AND the best GF calamari. Chris, the chef, was gracious enough to make sure to let me know to call next time so he would have something GF prepared. I have had a hard time eating out at places and this was the best experience I've had since being GF 2 years ago! Amazing staff, great food and flourless chocolate cake... heaven....

Pros: Totally accomodating to GF peeps

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This is the nicest restaurant in Portland in my opinion. Very romantic, superb food, very friendly, professional, and relaxed service. From start to finish a fantastic experience. Highly recommend as a date spot.

5
★★★★★

This is the nicest restaurant in Portland in my opinion. Very romantic, superb food, very friendly, professional, and relaxed service. From start to finish a fantastic experience. Highly recommend as a date spot.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

Cons: None

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Went there on Saturday for the first time. Although, we had reservations, we had to wait over an hour for our table. No fault of the restaurant, but due to campers that we thought would never leave! Anyway, at first I was annoyed and had come to the conclusion that it was going to be our first and LAST time there. But then they offered us wine on the house as we waited and then when we finally sat down they proceed to give us an appetizer on the house too. So even though the wait was terrible, our meal was amazing and the service was top notch.

5
★★★★★

Went there on Saturday for the first time. Although, we had reservations, we had to wait over an hour for our table. No fault of the restaurant, but due to campers that we thought would never leave! Anyway, at first I was annoyed and had come to the conclusion that it was going to be our first and LAST time there. But then they offered us wine on the house as we waited and then when we finally sat down they proceed to give us an appetizer on the house too. So even though the wait was terrible, our meal was amazing and the service was top notch.

Pros: food

Cons: campers

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We went here last week for dinner with our 2 young kids. We ordered a kids spagetti and meatballs dish for them to share. The noodles lacked sauce and the meatballs were too spicy for my kids to eat. My husband's lamb ragout was pretty good but salty. I did like my fish dish but it didn't really fill me. But then again i am a big eater...in a thin body might I add. We ordered their calamari which is suppose to have been voted best calarmari in Portland by Oregonian. But it was just ok. I've tried many way better at other places. Overall we won't be back. The food, especially our kids meal just didn't do it for us.

3
★★★☆☆

We went here last week for dinner with our 2 young kids. We ordered a kids spagetti and meatballs dish for them to share. The noodles lacked sauce and the meatballs were too spicy for my kids to eat. My husband's lamb ragout was pretty good but salty. I did like my fish dish but it didn't really fill me. But then again i am a big eater...in a thin body might I add. We ordered their calamari which is suppose to have been voted best calarmari in Portland by Oregonian. But it was just ok. I've tried many way better at other places. Overall we won't be back. The food, especially our kids meal just didn't do it for us.

Pros: Some good dishes.

Cons: Some bad-ok dishes.

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We recently held a party in the ballroom above Iorio, and had Iorio cater the event. The attention to detail, menu, decor, and service was beyond perfect.

The people who own this restaurant truly care about serving others.

I heard they are celebrating their 3rd anniversary of business in December. Perhaps a congratulations is in order, from our town, Portland. Very few restaurants have made it past one year on the lower East Side.

Thank you for bringing your home and your love for cooking and serving others into the neighborhood!

The friends and family of Inner SE thank you Hilary and Chris!

Salut!
Very Grateful

5
★★★★★

We recently held a party in the ballroom above Iorio, and had Iorio cater the event. The attention to detail, menu, decor, and service was beyond perfect.

The people who own this restaurant truly care about serving others.

I heard they are celebrating their 3rd anniversary of business in December. Perhaps a congratulations is in order, from our town, Portland. Very few restaurants have made it past one year on the lower East Side.

Thank you for bringing your home and your love for cooking and serving others into the neighborhood!

The friends and family of Inner SE thank you Hilary and Chris!

Salut!
Very Grateful

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My husband and I visited Iorio restaurant for our fourth wedding anniversary, and was pleased with how great our experience was! Upon arrival, we were given the best seat in the house! Our server was kind and up for small talk. She answered all our questions patiently. Our meals were great. Nothing beats home-made pasta! We couldn't have made a better choice for dinner that night!

5
★★★★★

My husband and I visited Iorio restaurant for our fourth wedding anniversary, and was pleased with how great our experience was! Upon arrival, we were given the best seat in the house! Our server was kind and up for small talk. She answered all our questions patiently. Our meals were great. Nothing beats home-made pasta! We couldn't have made a better choice for dinner that night!

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While vacationing in Washington and visiting Portland, we happened upon Iorio's. It was not only a heart-warming experience because of the display of family history but a savoring, mouth-watering feast! In fact, during our 2 week stay, we visited Iorio's 3 times, sharing pretty much everything on the menu! My favorites were the gnocchi with pesto sauce, the Oregon cheese plate, the spinach pasta with lamb ragout. I also enjoyed the ravioli and the beet salad. Yummy! I have recommended this restaurant to my friends who have planned a trip to the Northwest coast.

The service was friendly and timely. We did not feel rushed and were truly enjoying the atmosphere of Iorio's. The very color of the walls was inviting. The family pictures, flowers, candles gave us a sense of home! What a sweet place! My mouth still waters as I think of our meals!

We met the chef, Christopher, whose smile warmed us. His talent for creating meals is outstanding. We also had an opportunity to meet Hilary, the owner, whose vision adds to the welcoming spirit of this fine restaurant. Thanks.

5
★★★★★

While vacationing in Washington and visiting Portland, we happened upon Iorio's. It was not only a heart-warming experience because of the display of family history but a savoring, mouth-watering feast! In fact, during our 2 week stay, we visited Iorio's 3 times, sharing pretty much everything on the menu! My favorites were the gnocchi with pesto sauce, the Oregon cheese plate, the spinach pasta with lamb ragout. I also enjoyed the ravioli and the beet salad. Yummy! I have recommended this restaurant to my friends who have planned a trip to the Northwest coast.

The service was friendly and timely. We did not feel rushed and were truly enjoying the atmosphere of Iorio's. The very color of the walls was inviting. The family pictures, flowers, candles gave us a sense of home! What a sweet place! My mouth still waters as I think of our meals!

We met the chef, Christopher, whose smile warmed us. His talent for creating meals is outstanding. We also had an opportunity to meet Hilary, the owner, whose vision adds to the welcoming spirit of this fine restaurant. Thanks.

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I get busy (as we all do) and it is a bit of a drive for me, so I find myself making excuses for a "take out" meal... but at least once a month I force myself out to some place inviting with great food. This is my spot when I want to avoid the abnoxious clatter of the mildly interesting spaces nail-kegg packed with 20-somethings.
Here the rooms conversations creat a cosmo atmosphere, the service seem invisable till you need something, and the food... is 5 star. I especially love the love the calamari,any of the ravioli, Pacific salmon, and those chocolate nirvana's!
A desert to you.... a date to me. One I especially enjoy in bed...

5
★★★★★

I get busy (as we all do) and it is a bit of a drive for me, so I find myself making excuses for a "take out" meal... but at least once a month I force myself out to some place inviting with great food. This is my spot when I want to avoid the abnoxious clatter of the mildly interesting spaces nail-kegg packed with 20-somethings.
Here the rooms conversations creat a cosmo atmosphere, the service seem invisable till you need something, and the food... is 5 star. I especially love the love the calamari,any of the ravioli, Pacific salmon, and those chocolate nirvana's!
A desert to you.... a date to me. One I especially enjoy in bed...

Pros: not nail-keg full of selfish 20 somethings

Cons: Tri-met buses are @ flight spead so watch yourself! The vacuum they create will knock you down.

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We went on a Tuesday night and much like all the times before the food and atmosphere wassuperb. The menu choices are always fresh and seasonal. Had the Cod special, oh my...was wonderful. Quality service and quality food.

5
★★★★★

We went on a Tuesday night and much like all the times before the food and atmosphere wassuperb. The menu choices are always fresh and seasonal. Had the Cod special, oh my...was wonderful. Quality service and quality food.

Pros: Service and Food

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My husband and I found iorio on the Rewards Network dining list (bonus frequent flyer miles) and we're so glad we did. We recently relocated to PDX and were hoping to find an Italian restaurant just like this one - delicious, fresh food, nice atmosphere, great service, good wine & food selections. My favorite: a glass of prosecco and the lamb ragu pasta (sigh). There's often a large party celebrating something special at a long table in the center, which adds a festive atmosphere. (It's never loud or annoying.) Call ahead to be sure there will be a table available (or make a reservation in advance). Sitting at the small bar is a nice alternative, though the lights from the under-counter refrigerators can be a bit glaring.

5
★★★★★

My husband and I found iorio on the Rewards Network dining list (bonus frequent flyer miles) and we're so glad we did. We recently relocated to PDX and were hoping to find an Italian restaurant just like this one - delicious, fresh food, nice atmosphere, great service, good wine & food selections. My favorite: a glass of prosecco and the lamb ragu pasta (sigh). There's often a large party celebrating something special at a long table in the center, which adds a festive atmosphere. (It's never loud or annoying.) Call ahead to be sure there will be a table available (or make a reservation in advance). Sitting at the small bar is a nice alternative, though the lights from the under-counter refrigerators can be a bit glaring.

Pros: Extremely fresh, delicious food, lovely atmosphere

Cons: It's not closer to my house ;)

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Our server was very friendly and well educated on both the wine and food. Between the 6 of us, we had 5 different entrees and all where delicious. Tip: don't skip on the appetizers (calamari and cheese place where amazing!) or dessert (I highly suggest getting the platter and let the chef do what they do best).

5
★★★★★

Our server was very friendly and well educated on both the wine and food. Between the 6 of us, we had 5 different entrees and all where delicious. Tip: don't skip on the appetizers (calamari and cheese place where amazing!) or dessert (I highly suggest getting the platter and let the chef do what they do best).

Pros: Service, taste, cost/value

Cons: None

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While visiting Portland last weekend with our son's family from Chicago we ate at Iorio. We were very pleased that we chose this restaurant because the menu's offerings and the quality of the wait staff. We started with the calimari, which Iorio was voted as best in the city, and it lives up to its reputation. I ordered the chefs special and was very pleased as it was cooked to perfection, and the presentation of the meal was done nicely. My wife ordered a pasta dish, as all the pasta is made fresh daily, and it pleases as such. We followed with the desert tray, and the flourless chocolate cake was superb. The cost to dine at Iorio is more than reasonable for the fare, and a rare find compared to Chicago restaurants of the same caliber. The portions were generous enough to please this fat Italian. I more than look forward to our next visit to Iorio.

5
★★★★★

While visiting Portland last weekend with our son's family from Chicago we ate at Iorio. We were very pleased that we chose this restaurant because the menu's offerings and the quality of the wait staff. We started with the calimari, which Iorio was voted as best in the city, and it lives up to its reputation. I ordered the chefs special and was very pleased as it was cooked to perfection, and the presentation of the meal was done nicely. My wife ordered a pasta dish, as all the pasta is made fresh daily, and it pleases as such. We followed with the desert tray, and the flourless chocolate cake was superb. The cost to dine at Iorio is more than reasonable for the fare, and a rare find compared to Chicago restaurants of the same caliber. The portions were generous enough to please this fat Italian. I more than look forward to our next visit to Iorio.

Pros: Great Food and Staff

Cons: only one location

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We've been going to iorio for 2 or so years now and it _was_ my favorite Italian restaurant. I've recommended it to a lot of friends and always make a point to bring out of town guests there. The homemade pasta is still good but the portions have gotten smaller, the prices have gone up quite a bite. We ordered the dinner portion of gnocchi and it wasn't any or much bigger than the starter version, just cost us more. Not to mention the complimentary bread and whitebean spread started along with homemade cookies they used to give you with your check have stopped. I really miss the cookies.

You folks have a good food and if you brought your prices back down and the portions back up you could easily become great again and go back on top as my favorite Italian restaurant. If I see posts where others say you have made these changes I'll come back, until then I'll be searching for a new favorite italian restaurant. Hope you win me back.

3
★★★☆☆

We've been going to iorio for 2 or so years now and it _was_ my favorite Italian restaurant. I've recommended it to a lot of friends and always make a point to bring out of town guests there. The homemade pasta is still good but the portions have gotten smaller, the prices have gone up quite a bite. We ordered the dinner portion of gnocchi and it wasn't any or much bigger than the starter version, just cost us more. Not to mention the complimentary bread and whitebean spread started along with homemade cookies they used to give you with your check have stopped. I really miss the cookies.

You folks have a good food and if you brought your prices back down and the portions back up you could easily become great again and go back on top as my favorite Italian restaurant. If I see posts where others say you have made these changes I'll come back, until then I'll be searching for a new favorite italian restaurant. Hope you win me back.

Pros: homemade pasta and sauces

Cons: prices gone up and portions down

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I am trying to exactly understand why I did not fall in love with Iorio last night during my first visit.
The food was very good but was a bit dissapointed to see that no bread was served, wine came in a very short glass, and that service looked disorganized. I also think that the dining room setup is not optimized for couples; only one table next by the window seemed very attractive place to sit and enjoy a diner for two.
With the diversity of restaurants we have here in Portland, we are less than likely to spend another diner in this establishment. Lucy's table still owns my heart.

3
★★★☆☆

I am trying to exactly understand why I did not fall in love with Iorio last night during my first visit.
The food was very good but was a bit dissapointed to see that no bread was served, wine came in a very short glass, and that service looked disorganized. I also think that the dining room setup is not optimized for couples; only one table next by the window seemed very attractive place to sit and enjoy a diner for two.
With the diversity of restaurants we have here in Portland, we are less than likely to spend another diner in this establishment. Lucy's table still owns my heart.

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I've been to Iorio twice. First as a romantic date. Second as a business dinner. Same server both times, who was discreet the second time about the romantic date. Don't know who she is, but cute and blonde. Amazing food. Great ambiance. Great service. mpeccable customer service...I'm salivating just thinking about that. I highly recommend crossing the river for this place. I will return over and over.

5
★★★★★

I've been to Iorio twice. First as a romantic date. Second as a business dinner. Same server both times, who was discreet the second time about the romantic date. Don't know who she is, but cute and blonde. Amazing food. Great ambiance. Great service. mpeccable customer service...I'm salivating just thinking about that. I highly recommend crossing the river for this place. I will return over and over.

Pros: Great service, food and ambiance. Parking.

Cons: NONE

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I had avoided going to Iorio because I have two kids and it just looked too fancy for a family. But I saw on Citysearch that it made the top 10 for family friendly dining, so we decided to give it a go. Right off the bat I loved the place. The ambience was very comfortable and relaxed, yet very tasteful. The service was prompt and friendly.

They have kids' menus and crayons so the kids were kept busy. They DO have a changing table in the restroom, which sure is important if you have one in diapers! And I've been to several restaurants lately that don't have that available which surprises me. Maybe they'd prefer to avoid that type of customer?

We were there to splurge, so we had appetizers, drinks, dinner and dessert. The limoncello and their house Manhattan knocked my socks off - no scrimping on the booze there!

The cheese tray was ornate, substantial in size and variety and divine in taste, with things like candied walnuts, herbed chevre, blue cheese, beet salad, roasted garlic cloves, etc.

I had the oranic chicken breast and my husband had the catch of the day, while the kids dined on an enormous cheese pizza. Everything was just delicious.

We finished it off with their dessert platter which included cannelonis, little flourless chocolate cakes topped with cream gelato, and a fruit tart of some kind. There was plenty for the 4 of us, although I'm sure I could have finished it off myself...

The bill came to around $100 for the 4 of us after tip. The entire dining experience was about 1 1/2 hrs. I thouroughly enjoyed every bit of it and will return often!

5
★★★★★

I had avoided going to Iorio because I have two kids and it just looked too fancy for a family. But I saw on Citysearch that it made the top 10 for family friendly dining, so we decided to give it a go. Right off the bat I loved the place. The ambience was very comfortable and relaxed, yet very tasteful. The service was prompt and friendly.

They have kids' menus and crayons so the kids were kept busy. They DO have a changing table in the restroom, which sure is important if you have one in diapers! And I've been to several restaurants lately that don't have that available which surprises me. Maybe they'd prefer to avoid that type of customer?

We were there to splurge, so we had appetizers, drinks, dinner and dessert. The limoncello and their house Manhattan knocked my socks off - no scrimping on the booze there!

The cheese tray was ornate, substantial in size and variety and divine in taste, with things like candied walnuts, herbed chevre, blue cheese, beet salad, roasted garlic cloves, etc.

I had the oranic chicken breast and my husband had the catch of the day, while the kids dined on an enormous cheese pizza. Everything was just delicious.

We finished it off with their dessert platter which included cannelonis, little flourless chocolate cakes topped with cream gelato, and a fruit tart of some kind. There was plenty for the 4 of us, although I'm sure I could have finished it off myself...

The bill came to around $100 for the 4 of us after tip. The entire dining experience was about 1 1/2 hrs. I thouroughly enjoyed every bit of it and will return often!

Pros: food, location, service

Cons: hours open

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My husband took me to Iorio for Valentine's and I was pleasantly surprised. The decor, the lighting, and the service was my ideal for a romantic night out. While we waited I ordered the Pomegranate martini and the alcohol to juice ratio was mixed with finesse.
The calamari was delicious. Not too greasy and not too salty. It was just right. They ran out of champagne by the time we ordered, but luckily the Proseco was a good back up. When I was thinking Italian, I wasn't expecting to have plates with such great presentation . I am curious as to see what their regular menu is like. I highly recommend Iorio for a romantic night out.

5
★★★★★

My husband took me to Iorio for Valentine's and I was pleasantly surprised. The decor, the lighting, and the service was my ideal for a romantic night out. While we waited I ordered the Pomegranate martini and the alcohol to juice ratio was mixed with finesse.
The calamari was delicious. Not too greasy and not too salty. It was just right. They ran out of champagne by the time we ordered, but luckily the Proseco was a good back up. When I was thinking Italian, I wasn't expecting to have plates with such great presentation . I am curious as to see what their regular menu is like. I highly recommend Iorio for a romantic night out.

Pros: The ambience

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My wife and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary. So far, this is the best Italian restaurant we have been to in town. They mesh classic Italian recipes with local ingredients to create a very unique dining experience. The setting was very intimate; a great location for a quiet, romantic dinner.

5
★★★★★

My wife and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary. So far, this is the best Italian restaurant we have been to in town. They mesh classic Italian recipes with local ingredients to create a very unique dining experience. The setting was very intimate; a great location for a quiet, romantic dinner.

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I took my husband here last week for a romantic dinner, and it was perfect. I made a 5:30 reservation. When we arrived the place was empty except for 2 people at the bar, and we were seated at the only window seat, which was absolutely great. We had plenty of attention since we were the only ones there for a little while so we looked through all our options and asked many questions. We like having a variety of food and we like to share, so our server helped us pick our dinner and made a great wine suggestion based on our tastes. I chose the 4-course menu and my husband added an appetizer and an entree. We started with cocktails and the calamari and my appetizer (can't remember exactly - it was chicken on a crispy bread). We wanted muscles but they were out. I don't remember my cocktail and honestly I'd go without it next time. The calamari was okay but nothing great in my opinion - the batter did not have much crispiness to it and the aioli and vinegar were good but... eh. The appetizer with my 4-course was awesome, though. I didn't really want to share with him :) We split my pesto gnocchi which was also moderately good (but we devoured). Then we received our entrees - he had chicken on a bed of cheesy polenta, and I had cod on a bed of potatoes. They were amazing. We like to eat out and my husband said he had had plenty of good dinners but this was the best he'd had in a long time. I have never heard him moan over his food like that! The combo of chicken and polenta was truly fantastic. I liked my cod but my potatoes were the best. We literally cleaned our plates. And then we finished with banana bread pudding (SO good) with a side of chocolate gelato.
We must've been there for two hours and after a while the place filled up. We loved our seat and realized it's good to get there early. Overall it felt very romatic - we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will be coming back soon, and we will be bringing friends and family.

5
★★★★★

I took my husband here last week for a romantic dinner, and it was perfect. I made a 5:30 reservation. When we arrived the place was empty except for 2 people at the bar, and we were seated at the only window seat, which was absolutely great. We had plenty of attention since we were the only ones there for a little while so we looked through all our options and asked many questions. We like having a variety of food and we like to share, so our server helped us pick our dinner and made a great wine suggestion based on our tastes. I chose the 4-course menu and my husband added an appetizer and an entree. We started with cocktails and the calamari and my appetizer (can't remember exactly - it was chicken on a crispy bread). We wanted muscles but they were out. I don't remember my cocktail and honestly I'd go without it next time. The calamari was okay but nothing great in my opinion - the batter did not have much crispiness to it and the aioli and vinegar were good but... eh. The appetizer with my 4-course was awesome, though. I didn't really want to share with him :) We split my pesto gnocchi which was also moderately good (but we devoured). Then we received our entrees - he had chicken on a bed of cheesy polenta, and I had cod on a bed of potatoes. They were amazing. We like to eat out and my husband said he had had plenty of good dinners but this was the best he'd had in a long time. I have never heard him moan over his food like that! The combo of chicken and polenta was truly fantastic. I liked my cod but my potatoes were the best. We literally cleaned our plates. And then we finished with banana bread pudding (SO good) with a side of chocolate gelato.
We must've been there for two hours and after a while the place filled up. We loved our seat and realized it's good to get there early. Overall it felt very romatic - we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will be coming back soon, and we will be bringing friends and family.

Pros: Amazing fresh,local cuisine; service; parking; changing menu

Cons: Some cocktails... not much else

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My boyfriend and I went to Iorio on a Saturday night with another couple and had a great experience. We were seated promptly without a reservation, and the server was polite and helpful. We ordered the cheese plate for an appetizer, and I have to say, it was the most magnificent and delicious cheese plate I've ever seen. It came not only with a variety of cheeses but also pesto spread, sliced olives, marinated bell peppers, marinated garlic, sliced beets, and walnuts. The plate was huge for the price of $10, and I honestly could have eaten just the cheese plate for dinner it was so good. I had to stop my boyfriend from actually licking the plate. The entrees took awhile to arrive, but they were very good. I ordered a salmon special which was served on top of a crab cous cous that was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the smoked salmon ravioli, which he also liked. My only complaint about the entrees was that they were fairly small for the price (mine was $20 and my boyfriend's was $16 and came with only 5 or 6 ravioli). Our server was very good about accommodating one member of our group who is allergic to cow's milk (but not goat milk), and she also really liked the entree that she ordered. Overall, I'd recommend Iorio for a nice night out, but probably not a special occasion or a romantic date. The atmosphere is noisy and echoey which doesn't make for quiet conversation.

5
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Iorio on a Saturday night with another couple and had a great experience. We were seated promptly without a reservation, and the server was polite and helpful. We ordered the cheese plate for an appetizer, and I have to say, it was the most magnificent and delicious cheese plate I've ever seen. It came not only with a variety of cheeses but also pesto spread, sliced olives, marinated bell peppers, marinated garlic, sliced beets, and walnuts. The plate was huge for the price of $10, and I honestly could have eaten just the cheese plate for dinner it was so good. I had to stop my boyfriend from actually licking the plate. The entrees took awhile to arrive, but they were very good. I ordered a salmon special which was served on top of a crab cous cous that was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the smoked salmon ravioli, which he also liked. My only complaint about the entrees was that they were fairly small for the price (mine was $20 and my boyfriend's was $16 and came with only 5 or 6 ravioli). Our server was very good about accommodating one member of our group who is allergic to cow's milk (but not goat milk), and she also really liked the entree that she ordered. Overall, I'd recommend Iorio for a nice night out, but probably not a special occasion or a romantic date. The atmosphere is noisy and echoey which doesn't make for quiet conversation.

Pros: Good service, excellent cheese plate

Cons: Noisy, entrees somewhat overpriced

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Dear Chris,

I think that's your name, you came out to our table. I recently dined at your establishment with the highest expectations of organic cuisine, ambiance, and service. I was dissappointed by all three. I noticed almost immediately that the proclaimed house made pastas reeked of the well known Classic Foods purveyor. It was an instant turnoff. After the meal I was tasting your signature apple tart and I found an extremely long black hair embedded between the dessert and the plate. The server was surly and uncoothe and not sympathetic to my families needs. I will not be returning unless an apology is made to Me and my family.

Sincerely,

The Robin Steelin Family

1
★☆☆☆☆

Dear Chris,

I think that's your name, you came out to our table. I recently dined at your establishment with the highest expectations of organic cuisine, ambiance, and service. I was dissappointed by all three. I noticed almost immediately that the proclaimed house made pastas reeked of the well known Classic Foods purveyor. It was an instant turnoff. After the meal I was tasting your signature apple tart and I found an extremely long black hair embedded between the dessert and the plate. The server was surly and uncoothe and not sympathetic to my families needs. I will not be returning unless an apology is made to Me and my family.

Sincerely,

The Robin Steelin Family

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My wife and I ate here while on a recent two-day trip to Portland.

My wife ordered the chef's prix fix menu, which came with special wines for the first and second course. I had the spicy saugage and tomato soup (dynamite!) and the seared duck breast (also fantastic).

My wife's first course was an exquisite pumpkin gnocchi in a brown butter sauce. The waitress brought out the wrong fish for my wife's second course. She apologised, and promised to return shortly with the right dish. After a few minutes, she came out with some delicious salmon.

At the end of the meal, we were shocked to see the bill: the restaurant had taken off a number of charges to compensate for the mistaken dish. In fact, they charged us about half of what they should have.

In short, the food and service couldn't have been better. I highly recommend Iorio.

5
★★★★★

My wife and I ate here while on a recent two-day trip to Portland.

My wife ordered the chef's prix fix menu, which came with special wines for the first and second course. I had the spicy saugage and tomato soup (dynamite!) and the seared duck breast (also fantastic).

My wife's first course was an exquisite pumpkin gnocchi in a brown butter sauce. The waitress brought out the wrong fish for my wife's second course. She apologised, and promised to return shortly with the right dish. After a few minutes, she came out with some delicious salmon.

At the end of the meal, we were shocked to see the bill: the restaurant had taken off a number of charges to compensate for the mistaken dish. In fact, they charged us about half of what they should have.

In short, the food and service couldn't have been better. I highly recommend Iorio.

Pros: great food and service

Cons: a bit noisy

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My wife and I had a lovely evening at Iorio. We were there on a Wednesday night and they had some great live music (Will West). The fixed menu of the night was perfect and the wine we got was a nice match. The wine menu is small but the wines they do have seem to be well chosen. The whole experience made me feel like I did when I starting dating my wife in Portland 12 years ago. Looking forward to another romantic dinner at Iorio.

5
★★★★★

My wife and I had a lovely evening at Iorio. We were there on a Wednesday night and they had some great live music (Will West). The fixed menu of the night was perfect and the wine we got was a nice match. The wine menu is small but the wines they do have seem to be well chosen. The whole experience made me feel like I did when I starting dating my wife in Portland 12 years ago. Looking forward to another romantic dinner at Iorio.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service, Parking, Live music

Cons: Limited wine list

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I like it - Local, Twists on Traditional fare, good service, and keen on minor details like asking for allergic reactions when taking a reservation. Good stuff, but the food needs to match... The antipasto and app's were very good but the entrees were average. The wine list is affordable (good), but not well selected...

Good restaurant, not what its raved to be on citysearch

3
★★★☆☆

I like it - Local, Twists on Traditional fare, good service, and keen on minor details like asking for allergic reactions when taking a reservation. Good stuff, but the food needs to match... The antipasto and app's were very good but the entrees were average. The wine list is affordable (good), but not well selected...

Good restaurant, not what its raved to be on citysearch

Pros: Service

Cons: No Valet, Wine Selection

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