Portland's 10 best Italian restaurants

Oct 06, 2017 475

Portland loves Italian food. Want proof? Just look at the impressive variety on display, from red-sauce spots pouring 20-year-old Barolos to food carts with wide sheets of uncut pasta drying in the windows. There's Tuscan both rustic and refined, lunchtime pasta counters where everything is scratch-made, and trattorias with PHDs in wood-fired cookery. Ahead, find our 10 favorite Italian restaurants at every price point and in nearly every neighborhood throughout the city.

Accanto: Started as a casual spin-off to longtime Italian destination Genoa, Accanto has outlived its predecessor. The stylish, neighborhood-friendly restaurant is in good hands with chef Chris Frazier (Del Posto, New York; Locanda, San Francisco), who is quietly making some of the city's best pasta. Try the bucatini all'amatriciana with its nicely rendered guanciale or the lumache shells with fresh ricotta and sweet corn.

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