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Nel Centro

) #62 of 3,458 Restaurants in Portland €€ - €€€ Italian, Bar, Contemporary
1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
+1 503-484-1099
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (41 reviews)
“calamari” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed nice drinks around the fire tables. I loved their romantic lighting and Fire Pitts. Soooo cozy. We only went for drinks however reviewed their menu. Lots of great choices on their menus. We should have eaten here. Really well done....More

Thank GoodLife1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had traveled to Oregon for my mother's medical check-up. We had a reservation for Nel Centro the following day just prior to going to the opera for La Beheme. We do something like this every visit to give us something to look forward to....More

1  Thank Kolob64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our host took us to Nel Centro for a business lunch. Everyone's food was good. I had a salad with chicken and it was delicious. I was also a very healthy portion for a salad - impressive! The service was good.

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently we had just checked into the Modera Hotel (which shares the grounds, the space and doors with Nel Centro) and decided to have a drink/food at this restaurant at around 4:45pm. Upon entering from the hotel doors we were standing in the dead center...More

Thank Beentheredonethat47
NelCentro, General Manager at Nel Centro, responded to this review

You have my sincere apologies for your experience. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you further. Please contact me at 503-484-1099 or at michelle@nelcentro.com. Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here while staying at the Modera during a particularly rainy night. I had the kale pesto pasta and a salad, which were both surprisingly tasty for a hotel restaurant (although the salad was a tad overdressed). Although I was eating by myself, the...More

Thank profc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't plan on having a decent conversation here unless you have a bullhorn. I don't understand why restaurants over spice their dishes and don't tell you how spicy the food is. I had the Chitarra with Manila Clams, 'Nduja Sausage & White Bordeaux. It had...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here several times and everything was wonderful. It has a great patio with fire pits and lots of seating. The food is good and the servers are great, too.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have been in this restaurant for breakfast and dinner. The food was very good, and the service was perfect.

1  Thank Katrin T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nel centro is a good dining spot at the edge of the cultural district. We have enjoyed happy hour, dinner and brunch there on many occasions. The patio is truly fabulous in the warmer months. The food is good, reliable, and inventive. The service is...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We visited this place twice in the evening on a recent trip to Portland. Their happy hour is excellent. They had great pizza, appetizers and beer selection. We really enjoyed eating outside and enjoying the fire pits.

Thank mrwamw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-484-1099
  • E-mail
Cuisine of the French & Italian Riviera. Fine dining in Theater District of Downtown Portland with spacious year round patio. Adjacent to the Hotel Modera. Close to Portland State University.