Portland >Food Stores > Mucca
1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.520224 -122.682806
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
It's easy to pass this narrow trattoria while hustling along downtown, but it's worth a stop--especially if you're craving pasta for lunch (M-F). Try the homemade pappardelle with wild boar ragu and Taleggio risotto. The beautiful space encourages romance, so it's good for date night.
We have been to Mucca Osteria twice now and both times have been excellent experiences. While the restaurant has not been busy both times, let me tell you which reasons CANNOT be for it not being busy...
It cannot be the food, the menu is very nice, the perfect amount of sophisticated, and everything we ordered has been delightfully delicious. The wine list is quite good, primarily we enjoy Italian wines from Tuscany. It cannot be the service. We were seated promptly and service was professional, attentive and accommodating. It cannot be the atmosphere because the osteria is attractive and clean, comfortable as well as easy to find and get to (Max stop right out front). Mucca Osteria is a restaurant similar in character to Le Pigeon and DOC in terms of size and character, like an Osteria is in Italy. It cannot be the value because the prices for what you get are congruent with other similar restaurants in the downtown Portland area.
Maybe Portland folks just are unfamiliar with what an Osteria is? When we traveled to Italy we sought out mainly Osterias because we liked the informal atmosphere that is rich in local character with good quality food and wine. The osterias are just more fun and relaxed which appeals to us.
We love this osteria as much as Mingo and Piazza Italia and plan on returning on a regular basis. Kudos!
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