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Caffe Allora

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504 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3403
+1 503-445-4612
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Lovely atmosphere, small and intimate. Portions are small, service is slow and customers do not matter. Food was tasty but not incredible. I appreciate the local flair and the true Italian ownership. There are several very customer "un-friendly" policies at this restaurant that need to be reconsidered. Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen and you can easily find another... More 

Thank Sean B
Beaverton, Oregon
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I visited Caffe Allora for a lunch with some coworkers. The food was wonderful, with fresh bread, and very zesty tomato sauce. I'll definitely visit again with my wife for dinner sometime.

Thank rickh57
Skaneateles, New York
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187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We met another couple here for dinner on a Friday evening. When we arrived (a little after 6), the place was empty but it filled up quickly. Small place and lively but not so noisy we couldn't hold a conversation. We started with antipasto, which was a nice selection of meats, cheese, and olives. I had tiny gnocchi with pesto,... More 

Thank SkanLaker
Portland, OR
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The spaghetti carbonara was perfect and heavy enough so that it was nicely complemented by the 2010 Allegrini La Grola. We've been here before, and we'll be back. There were eight of us.

Thank JBPortland
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This little cafe is a great representation of authentic Italian in Portland. The owner and much of the kitchen staff do their country proud with a great menu that keeps it simple but good. A nice wine selection. This is a small, but charming place, so it can be crowded at times. My favorite is the penne puttanesca. Very well... More 

Thank embracecultures
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Great local spot. The ambience is very 'Portland' featuring art, small tables, and a true caffe feel. I found my meal to be just average.

Thank warriorroad
Portland, Oregon
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I happened upon this small cafe with a friend and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Nice atmosphere with simple, but classy art on the walls. Great menu of neo Italian dishes. I had butternut squash ravioli. Perfect. I love this dish and sometimes when I order at other places, the ravioli are swimming in butter. This was done exactly right. Not... More 

Thank Beenthere1950
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I have walked be this sweet spot so many times we finally popped in for dinner. It wasn't too busy so we were seated immediately. The wine was really good. On the high end expense wise, but delicious. They charge for bread. Is this normal? I had never paid for bread before. It was ok. The minestrone soup was not... More 

Thank 1shadeaufax
Gladstone, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

5 of my girlfriends dined for my birthday. The gnocchi are the best I have ever had. And the butternut squash raviolis with the browned butter were divine. We love to dine family style so that we get to try many things. There just wasn't anything that we didn't all love. We tried 2 of the specials, yum! Our waitress... More 

Thank Loves2golf2015
Portland, Oregon
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Tucked in NW Portland where there is parking, Caffe Allora is a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine and a happy hour dinner. We ordered olives, bread, bruschetta, pasta, clams & mussels, and salad. All were tasty and quite filing.

Thank ZenDark30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3403
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighbourhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-4612

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