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Caro Amico Italian Cafe

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3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
+1 503-223-6895
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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284 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scallops, carbonara, tiger prawns, Greek salad and two bottles of Chianti. $124.00. Fabulous sauces, good bread, understated yet complex seasoning. Perfect pasta. They earned my 5 stars. We spoke to the chef who was very passionate and personable. Family owned. Seventy year old restaurant. Good service in an old converted house. This is 'old school' at its best. It even... More 

Thank Carl R
Dallas, Texas
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Met family members here for a dinner one night to catch up after not seeing them for a few years! Good food, service and great for being able to hear each other talk, unlike so many other restaurants these days!! When you are driving to it pay close attention as we missed it and you can't just turn around at... More 

Thank nmnkno
North Carolina
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260 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My assessments for Italian restaurants depend upon Spaghetti Carabonara and homemade Gnocchi. For Carabonara, too many restaurants rely on a cream sauce. But Caro Amico's was all egg and cheese, and quite tasty. Also, the manicotti and cannelloni were handrolled! It's a bit of an old style Mom/Pop Italian restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient. Parking can be a challenge.... More 

Thank GoDucks99
Ridgefield, Washington
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This quaint little restaurant is a comfortable place for great meals with an attentive staff. I really enjoyed the Scampi Fettuccini. It was so creamy and very full of shrimp. It was perfect. Looking forward to future visits.

Thank Doug H
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Kim and I went for dinner. I had the Chicken Parmigiana and Kim had the Chicken Picata. Both dishes were excellent. If you arrive, come in through the door off the lower parking lot as that is where the person doing the seating is. Also, this restaurant is on the Passport Card so we got one of the entrees frre... More 

Thank standavis99
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We actually decided to go here due to an entertainment book coupon and also have passed by this place numerous times without stopping. Arriving at Caro Amico's right at opening time (4:00PM) we were promptly seating by the window on the second level. It appears that there are three levels of dining and the upper level is opened around 5:30-6:00PM... More 

Thank wirenut1462
Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hosted friends from Ashland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois on a Saturday night. We planned ahead and had a reservation. This vintage italian restaurant is popular with the surrounding neighborhood, so reservations are recommended. Plenty of appetizers and adult beverages to enjoy and entrees served pipping hot. We had a good time, enjoyed the back ground music and would recommend... More 

Thank Erickroses
palm desert ca
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196 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Annual visit with family and they came through again. Good meats and pasta, wine, dessert and all the trimmings. Very attentive waitress and owner

Thank morteight
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went here to celebrate a birthday for guests who love Italian. Reservations for 7 are hard to get in Portland for last minute plans with additional guests. Super easy to book on Open Table. Fettuccine Alfredo had to be in the menu. This restaurant had parking a which as you know is a plus in Portland and you could... More 

Thank Marnicity
Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Had dinner with a bigger group. Small tradition wine list. Full bar. Small menu-- basically all Italian- Pasta, Salads, Pizza with Chicken, Beef, Veal and some meet free options. Shrimps and Scallop dishes too. Garlic bread was nice starter. All dishes were adequate, nothing fancy, traditional presentations. Though prices were a bit high. Close to downtown, but not walking distance.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-223-6895

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