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Nel Centro

$$ - $$$Italian, ,
1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
+1 503-484-1099
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (47 reviews)
“calamari” (15 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After all this is Portland. There should be more vegan options. Great morning coffee available. If they could do a vegan breakfast, like a tofu scramble, or some such, this would be on par with other Portland eateries.

Thank rgtsc01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hip and top notch casual Italian spot on Portland's Eastside. Extremely good pizzas, and the salads are also among the highlights. One of the better restaurants in Portland.

Thank DougcpW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited as I stayed in the attached hotel only. The outside areas are clean, pleasant in the evening. Service was ok overall, a tad slow, especially at the end of the evening. I had the home made pasta and a side of toast vegetables....More

Thank AOGKid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nel Centro is connected with Hotel Modera and a bit pricey in my opinion. Our first experience was lunch that consisted of an open faced tuna melt and a corned beef sandwich. We could add a cup of soup inside of fries or a salad...More

Thank IDYR
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us as the best italian in town. With high expectations, we ordered what looked like an imaginative set of dishes. However, following a mediocre service, our main dish tasted mostly of garlic with little other flavours. The tortellini seemed over-boiled...More

Thank KathiSchreberi
Reviewed 11 August 2017

If you are in downtown Portland you need to visit this restaurant. It is on the higher end for pricing, but very worth it. They make a lot of their own menu items. I had their chicken and garlic ravioli lunch special (they had a...More

Thank Oregonmsc
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nel Centro is a separate restaurant, but connected to the Hotel Modera. I can tell you that I ate there THREE of the nights while in Portland. That's how good the food and the service there. Hotel Modera could learn a lot from them. I...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

There were four of us for lunch and we were able to find a variety of options to fit our various needs and wants. We enjoyed the patio on a warm summer day and our server was willing to allow us to take our time...More

Thank Marti B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Four colleagues met for dinner at Nel Centro. The restaurant is conveniently located close to public transit and early evening parking posed no problem. The food was wonderful, the service was great and the setting was lovely. One of our friends told us that their...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The patio at Nel Centro is a wonderful lace for an excellent Happy Hour meal if you do not mind ordering before 6. Both the mussels and the pizza are excellent

Thank TravelingPaul49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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.
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