Journeyman chef Johnny Nunn’s new Italian joint in Northeast Portland is called Corzetti, which food nerds will recognize as the name as an obscure variety of pasta shaped like an oversized coin.
Nostrana succeeds by giving its audience what they want.
Omerta slathers itself in the red sauce of tradition, embracing the candlelit quirks of Italian fine dining in the spirit of a folklorist seeking to preserve the ancient customs of an endangered culture.
Located on a quiet block in the Pearl, Piazza Italia offers the closest thing to a fast plane trip to somewhere just off the piazza, a casual yet tasty Mediterranean spot with pasta for everyone.
Like an old punk rocker who now works in marketing, craft-pasta spot Grassa has aged surprisingly gracefully.
Pasta was the city’s Zeitgeisty dish this year. Here are our favorite plates.
If you want an unadorned bowl of tagliatelle with beef and pork ragu, perfectly al dente and content to let the flavor of a couple of ingredients speak for themselves? You found it.
Lincoln’s menu was once a solid, if unspectacular amalgam of contemporary American and Pacific Northwest dishes. Now, it trots the globe about as widely as chef Jenn Louis.
Burrasca is a true Tuscan restaurant of simple spice and humble presentation, except on Southeast Clinton Street.