Nel Centro

$$ Italian

From skilled chef and owner David Machado comes new restaurant Nel Centro, centrally located in Downtown Portland in the hip Hotel Modera and serving up Italian cuisine with a focus on food and flavors from the Italian Riviera. Nel Centro offers diners a more modern and somewhat lighter take on traditional Italian cuisine, boasting food and products that are locally sourced and seasonal. While this restaurant just opened up in June 2009, there has been a huge buzz about the fine cuisine and unique atmosphere that Nel Centro has to offer. Visit for brunch and try the New York steak and eggs with piperade and pommes boulangerie, try the lamb burger with piperade and feta for lunch, or enjoy the “Burrida” ligurian seafood stew with clams, mussels and calamari for dinner.

Last updated: 08/23/2012