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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Restaurant Ramblings: Nostrana (Portland, Oregon)

Nostrana is a great Italian restaurant.  The chef is Cathy Whims who was a 2012 James Beard Award Finalist for Best NW Chef.  It's a great spot to grab lunch or dinner.  They have excellent handmade pastas and delicious pizzas that they cook up in a wood fire oven.  
I've been here a few times.  This time, I ordered a Funghi Verde Pizza (shiitake mushrooms, house made mozzarella, garlic, arugula & pecorino) and a glass of the 2009 Cameron "Arley's Leap" Pinot Noir.  The wine went well with the delicious pizza.    

















I was pretty full from the pizza but I couldn't resist dessert.  I tried the Butterscotch Budino with Salted Caramel Sauce.  OMG!  This was soooo good!


















If you're in the mood for casual Italian, be sure to check out Nostrana.  The atmosphere is fun and the restaurant has a nice vibe.  But whatever you order, be sure to save room for dessert.  You won't be sorry!!


Nostrana
1401 SE Morrison Street #100
Portland, OR 97214
ph: (503) 234-2427
http://nostrana.com/

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