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Ciao Vito

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2203 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5851
+1 503-282-5522
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Portland
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181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of nine gathered at a big table that the restaurant reserved for us. Out came crusty warm bread with olive oil for dipping. That was followed by the best calamari I have ever eaten anywhere. We had two orders. Crab linguini was the daily special and it was worth every bite !!Delicious !! It is not a restaurant... More 

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Thank DewPortland
Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a welcoming staff and atmosphere. Vito runs a tight kitchen that delivers locally sourced products with great taste and presentation. We enjoyed the calamari and a wonderful vegetable salad along with our main course of fresh baked lasagna and a double smoked pork chop. The desserts were heavenly as well. The atmosphere is casual at Vito's and the food... More 

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Thank Seattletraveler98107
Long Beach, Washington
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We decided to try the Happy Hour here before going to a concert at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Although we were the only customers at 5 PM on a Sunday, it quickly filled up. We ordered the calamari, Caesar salad and spicy prawns with a glass of their house red wine. It was all very good and we'll probably try... More 

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Thank WizardofAz60
Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Portland is a foodie town so it's hard to pick a favorite restaurant but Ciao Vito is it. Vito always makes fresh, creative handmade food. The menu and specials rotate by what's in season. The restaurant decor is tasteful and intimate. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Nicholas S
Redmond, Oregon
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We met 2 other couples here for the most incredible dinner!! It was booked as Chef's Choice. Oh my, absoultely incredible from the calamari to fresh,crisp, really buttery butter lettuce- to- heirloom tomatoes with fresh basil and Burrata cheese!!! Then two incredible pasta dishes, we were totally happy and they bring each of us a prefect blackberry cobbler!!!! What an... More 

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Thank Avondaleclark
Port Townsend, Washington
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367 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. Cool neighborhood. Nice specials. Good reasonable wine. Nice staff. We enjoyed our visit. Everyone had something different, all excellent. Quite nice Italian.

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Thank Helen R
Oregon
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

When we first walked past, the restaurant looked empty. Don't make the same mistake we did! There are two front doors - walk in through either one. It's worth it! We each had a salad and a small plate entree. The salads were lovely - very fresh, excellent dressings, and larger than expected. The fresh-baked bread was a perfect accompaniment.... More 

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Portland, OR
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We keep coming back to this wonderful place. Chef Vito offered us a taste of a delicious special shrimp dish, and we loved it. Small plates, full dinners, a great happy hour menu and bar make this one of our local favorite places for a great, moderately priced meal.

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Thank Sillydg
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Great food! Perfect service! Reasonable prices & just right portions! This 12+ year old trendsetter is still producing excellent and atypical Italian dishes by a seasoned staff which seems to have been plucked from a remote Tuscany village. Well worth a detour from the usual go to Portland neighborhoods.

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Thank Bonbear
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a neighborhood restaurant that is worth going out of the way to dine at. The pasta is delicious, the sauces are just perfect. My Italian Godmother and I dine here repeatedly which say a lot about the quality and authenticity. The space is small and intimate, great for a date or dinner with friends. Be prepared to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2203 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5851
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-282-5522

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