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Chef-owner Simone Savaiano carefully selects ingredients to create authentic, Italian cuisine in an intimate downtown Portland restaurant.
US$30 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and the ability of online reservations. The location was in a fun pet of Portland and parking was easy, both street and lots available nearby. It’s a small restaurant with few tables. Overall the food was...good and the drinks selection decent. The waiter service was good. We had ordered a birthday cake for one of our party. We even stopped and talked to the manager during the meal. The cake never arrived (we weren’t charged for it) but it was disappointing and a big miss. The appetizers were good, and 3 of the 4 entrees were good. We expected more from a restaurant so highly rated by TA reviewers.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting Portland several years after moving away, we looked forward to Mucca. The tasting menu is literally forced on you. Do not reserve on Open Table because there is no option to the tasting meu; call if you want a la carfte, Aside from the...pasta course, the tasting menu hardly seems Italian. The course after pasta was beef and lentil salad and the beef (sirloin) was really chewy although cooked medium rare. We wanted wine by the glass and they were out of one of only 3 whites available by the glass. One of our party does not eat seafood. The second course was scallops and she asked for something else. Nothing available; they brought her scallops. A really disappointing experience from a place we loved in the past.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I dined at Mucca last night and tried the $95 six course Chef’s Tasting.. They don’t have a printed menu; we were told that they would email it to us that evening, but we haven’t received it yet. We especially liked the...octopus and the scallops. The wine pairing was reasonably priced at $65 and the quantity was generous. Overall, the food and service were good.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and the service are amazing. All the ingredients are so fresh and you can taste the real flavour of real food, it makes you want to go back right away, which is what we did. We made a reservation for the next day...only half way through our dinner, can’t get enough.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 18 May 2022 via mobile

Had fine meal here - a la cart at the chefs table Ordered seared scallops starter- easily the best scallops we have ever had- Compares favorably with finest European restaurants Then a pasta with braised ground boar- tasty Then perfectly cooked halibut with rotini in...prsto sauce- excellent Highly recommend this restaurantMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 15 May 2022

Two people, tasting menu plus wine pairings - not terrible but certainly the worst 400 dollar meal I’ve had. I’m well traveled and we focus a big part of our travels on food. We are foodies and look for the best. This restaurant was just...fair. Food wasn’t superlative but wasn’t terrible either. Neither of us finished every item on the tasting menu - a first for us. But still the food was okay. What was truly BAD were the wine pairings. They were all Italian wines and all truly or nearly awful. My wife and I both agreed the tawny Porto with desert was the best but that’s not saying much. Now we did watch other tables and it looked like the main entrees were better than the tasting menu. On positive note, service was great, attentive and when we weren’t happy with wine we were provided alternatives (tho they weren’t great either). Hate to write such a negative review but everything but the service was sub par. We wouldn’t go back. I’d recommend they get a sommelier to get better pairings.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

My server, Jenny, was terrific. Not only did she explain each of the courses to the tasting menu, she gave extra tidbits of information about the food and wine pairing. I even had an opportunity to ask the chef questions about how he prepared certain...courses. This was truly an amazing culinary experience. I highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we were made to feel welcome and a member of the family. The service was outstanding. It was very busy but we were well taken care of. The menu was interesting and has something for everyone. The...scallops were especially outstanding. Great Italian wine list as well. The pasta dishes that my wife and I shared were both first rate. One of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at in the United States. Did I mention the service was amazing!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

Everything was pretty good here. But I like the salad the best. Clean simple taste with a touch of sweetness from the grapes really boost up the aptitude. The panna cotta and the almond ice cream gave the perfect ending to the meal.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 28 January 2022 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant. Outstanding food, great ambience- felt we were back in Europe- and staff were friendly but not intrusive - including owner who gave helpful advice re wine to pair with food- and other non related info about Portland. ( A much delayed review...but I kept receipt with the intention of doing a great review - and I just found the receipt!)More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Response from donnah675 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar but it's intended to seat and serve people food not just hang out for drinks. Very small restaurant.
7 October 2016|
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Response from Droplet1927 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth the walk or short taxi ride!
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27 May 2015|
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Response from Crunchy47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be appropriate for a 12 year old. It's a small restaurant so I would recommend reservations.
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Mucca Osteria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5