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Mama Mia Trattoria is an old-school Italian restaurant where everything is made from scratch, making the best of locally-sourced, fresh produce and seasonal ingredients. With a menu that is packed with classics like chicken parmigiana, veal scallopine, lasagna, spaghetti e polpette and fettucine Alfredo, Mama Mia Trattoria is everything an Italian-American eatery should be and more. From the mozzarella and pasta, to the decadent desserts, every dish is made from scratch using family recipes that have been passed down for generations. The prix fixe dinner and banquet style menus are the highlights of the restaurant's culinary offer, and a great way to celebrate special occasions with loved ones. Here, you will always be greeted with a smile and served as with the same warmth and kindness that is reserved for members of the family.
Standing a little away from Portland's bustling city center, Nostrana serves up honest regional Italian fare in a warm and welcoming setting. The restaurant's outdoor facade is fairly simple. Step in, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what they've done with the place. Clean lines, lots of woods, ceiling mounted fans, large decorative plants and some great lighting choices give the place, a very charming feel. Choose from a limited, but well-crafted menu of regional Italian specialties made using the freshest local, seasonal ingredients. Seafood features in pretty much every course, with meat also getting good representation. Pizzas are extremely popular and offer the most variety on the menu. From options like the classic Margherita to the lesser known Vongole and Salumi, the selection offered is a good mix. The food has received stellar reviews and it ranks as one of the better Italian restaurants in the city.
Offering a range of delightful dishes from Italy, Ava Gene's menu focuses on using the finest locally grown ingredients for its meals. It offers a special list of amari and grappa at its bar, in addition to a slew of Italian wines. Diners love the freshly made pastas, charcuterie and steaks served here, among several other authentic Northern Italian dishes that are part of its menu. The ambiance is casual and laid-back, and the beautiful lighting is a stand out feature of this eatery. With the help of local farmers and suppliers, Ava Gene's creates a menu with tasty Italian dishes and an equally impressive menu of wines and liquor.
Once a working firehouse, Firehouse 29 has been transformed and revitalized into a sustainable and inviting restaurant. Today, Firehouse Restaurant works hard at remaining a low environmental impact business, with their own vegetable and herb garden, reclaimed wood for the bar, benches, tables and chairs and a seasonal menu. The restaurant features a wood-fired oven that perfectly cooks the freshly made gourmet pizzas, as well as a rotisserie and grill. The Firehouse Restaurant offers private dinning for large groups and family style dinners.