I am not sure if this is a chain. It is a fun restaurant to be in. It has an authentic Italian feel about the restaurant. It is not the dorky Americanized Italian design.
The food is absolute yummy and if they really eat like this, I want to move....
I can't recommend anything. I have never tried anything here, I didn't like. Their pasta's tend to be very creamy. Anything with meat is full of meat. They have salads that are, as far as I am concerned, unique and delicious.
Their prices, amazingly, were not outrageous!
Italian Done Right
Piazza Italia is in a nice part of Portland, the Pearl. So if you're looking to impress someone from out of town, this restaurant would be a pretty decent choice. The food tastes really authentic, as good as the high end Italian eateries in New York or Jersey. The best way to describe the food is that it transports your taste buds to Europe. Try the Bucatini pasta, Lasagna, antipasto and tiramisu!
Piazza Italia is an Italian restaurant located in Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. The restaurant offers traditional Italian fare made fresh and to order. They have a near perfect reviews, suggesting a definite chance for a great Italian dining experience.
Reviewers say the Pappardelle is very popular, noting the perfect al dente texture. Others enjoyed the Gino’s Favorite (a salad) was surprisingly light and delicious. Some also mention the Spaghetti and Meatballs were not too heavy and was amazing.
Reviewers say the atmosphere is a big draw, being decorated in a quirky and kitschy way, making it great for tourists. Others enjoyed the smell of fresh bread and coffee that made a warm and inviting ambience.
Most reviewers say the service is great, with quick and efficient staff who make sure there is little to no wait time for food. Some mention their servers could be a little warmer and friendlier at times, but eventually one gets used to the more curt service.