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Distanced Dining

Dine al fresco on the Nostrana patio or under our tent, a limited-service experience.
Wed–Sun, 4pm–8:30pm.


About Distanced Dining

We are not currently offering table-side service. 

Instead, in an effort to minimize person-to-person interaction and maximize social distancing we present a re-imagined service model: Distanced DiningThe health and safety of our staff, guests, and community are our top priority. We’re working tirelessly to create the best dining experience possible without compromising our safety and sanitation standards. 

Orders are placed on your personal device, via our online store. Masks required at all times when not at your table.

Same-Day Takeout 

Bring home favorite Nostrana dishes, wine and more. Order starting at 10am Wed–Sun.

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Local, is the most powerful selling word in the market and it is never taken in vain. In Italian, it is nostrani or nostrane (depending on whether you are using the masculine or feminine form), whose literal meaning is ours. To shoppers, ours means it’s better because it has travelled a short distance to the market, hence it’s fresher. An underlying, more emotional secondary message is that it will be more satisfying because the taste is the comforting one of home.

—Marcella Hazan, Marcella CucinaMacMillan 1997

Cathy Whims

Cathy Whims, a six-time James Beard Award finalist, opened Nostrana with her husband David West in 2005. Prior to establishing Nostrana, she was co-owner of Portland’s pioneering Italian restaurant, Genoa. A never-ending curiosity takes Cathy to Italy often, where she continues to make new friendships and enjoy the complex flavors evoked by simple cooking.

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