There's a reason Portland has grown into a culinary destination not to be missed and a big part of that reason is the multitude and diversity of the Italian restaurants it has to offer. Whether it's northern Italian cuisine you crave, just pizza, or the fare of southern Italy there's a restaurant in Portland that will go above and beyond in fulfilling your desire. Here in Portland you will find some of the freshest, healthiest Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest. Almost every restaurant on our list embraces Portland values by serving organic and free range food from local farmers. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Portland restaurants. We share the places that are the most recommended, like Piazza Italia in the Pearl District. We've included restaurants that are sure to please any budget, like the more affordable Grassa and we've included places that are perfect for a romantic date night like the upscale A Cena Ristorante. Each of the restaurants selected are unique and stand out from the others. You could dine at all of them and have a memorable and delicious experience at all of them.