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Gilda's

#174 of 3,410 Restaurants in Portland
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1601 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-1816 (SW 16th Ave)
+1 503-688-5066
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17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Seattle
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb neighborhood Italian restaurant with a great menu and wine list. I kept it simple: spaghetti and grandma's meatballs, Caesar salad and Montepulciano wine. Loved it all. Staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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Sarasota, Florida
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We checked out a lot of Italian places - almost none of which offer any veal preparation - and Gilda's does a different Veal preparation each night. I started with the Pappardelle with Boar - which was remarkable. The Veal Marsala was good - and the roasted potatoes served with it were fantastic.

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Thank Rick S
Honeybunny1950
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at this popular no frills (no table cloths, lacking ambiance) restaurant and while I liked the food we ordered it was not prepared in a typical Italian style of cooking that I am familiar with. I had butternut squash soup=good, halibut prepared with capers and brown sauce and roasted vegetables. The halibut was delicious.... More 

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Davis, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have never been in a restaurant that was unfriendly, no, nasty to children. If you have achild under rthe age of ten, go someplace else.

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Burlington Ontario
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Last night we met friends at Gilda's because the reviews were positive and it was handy to our hotel. Since we didn't have reservations we were seated in the lounge. The server was very engaging and helped us to decide. We ordered appetizers from the bar menu: calamari, halibut cheeks, melted cheese and bread and beet salad. Our friends had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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186 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Within walking distance of Providence Park, the lower level lounge is our go to spot before a Timbers or Thorns game. Great Happy Hour menu.. I recommend the Tortellini, the beet salad and the Tiramisu. Good wine and beer selection. Upstairs is a nicer restaurant with a more extensive menu, though the dinner menu is available in the lounge after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a celebratory dinner here with 5 other friends and couldn't have been happier with the food and service. 2 of us started in the lounge which is heavily Timbers soccer club themed, as the location is so close to PGE park. Attentive service and well-made martini's. The restaurant has Italian food with great seasonal items as well as some... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

After a week on the Oregon seacoast eating fabulous seafood, Gilda's was picked at random out of the tourist magazine in Portland because it was Italian. We were not sure what to expect, but were most pleasantly surprised. This is a very nice small Northern Italian restaurant with the chef/owner clearly visible in the kitchen. It was quiet the night... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Ate dinner here on a recommendation from our tour guide. I had the King Salmon entree and it was excellent. I washed it down with a pinot gris that was very good. The tiramisu for dessert was also very good. The service was also very good. I would recommend this restaurant for sure!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went here with the 4 of us and sat downstairs where we were treated like royalty. You can get the full, wonderful, menu down there but we had many drinks and appetizers... the margarita pizza, beet salad, pork lettuce rolls, Caesar salad, and fried calamari. Each dish was properly prepared, a good value, and fun to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-1816
    (SW 16th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: We are located right off the MAX transit line, just a couple blocks from Jeld-Wen Stadium.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-688-5066
Description
Owner and head chef, Marco Roberti, has recently returned to Portland, Oregon after graduating from culinary school in Florence, Italy to open his dream-come-true restaurant named for his grandmother. The food is fantastic, the prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is authentically quaint...complete with a little Italian man serenading on his violin from the corner of the small dining room! Check it out for either lunch or dinner...it's sure to be well worth it!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?