Nel Centro is spacious, filled with light and good cheer. We’ve used Italian white marble and blown-glass lighting. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and big, plush, leather booths with Douglas Fir tabletops. Outside is a glorious outdoor patio with fire pits and a living wall. Our bar is open and friendly, a splash of uptown swank.
Our food has its roots in the French and Italian Riviera. Vines, olive and chestnut trees, and small kitchen gardens dot the countryside of both regions. An unusual degree of culinary inventiveness formed the basis for a resourceful, peasant cuisine. Fresh herbs, vegetables and seafood are central to this food. It’s no wonder that Ligurians call their cuisine la Cucina Profumata, the perfumed kitchen.
1408 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR 97201