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$12 for $25 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Iorio Restaurant

Iorio Restaurant

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Acclaimed chef folds handmade pasta, sustainable seafood, and local and organic ingredients into contemporary Italian specialties

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Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Confirmed reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must order entree. Not valid 1/31/13, or 2/14/13-2/17/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Italian cuisine is often served "family style"--off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners' heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.

$12 for $25 Worth of Italian Cuisine

The menu features a cheese plate with local and seasonal cheese, roasted garlic, and olives ($13), roasted vegetable lasagna with sheep’s-milk pecorino cheeses ($16), and a dry-aged new york strip steak with wild mushrooms and crispy buttermilk onions ($25).

Iorio Restaurant

It is as he gently stirs his roasted tomato sauce that Chef Chris Thompson is struck by a sudden memory—the image of his great-grandmother Julia Iorio stirring her own sauce with a wooden spoon, the smell of roasting chicken, the chatter of his family. He smiles before turning his attention back to his sauce, spooning it generously over handmade fresine pasta and fresh meatballs. It is not uncommon for Chris to think of his great-grandmother while cooking—after all, his adventurous culinary spirit and many of his recipes came from her. Chris puts a contemporary spin on her time-honored Italian dishes, folding organic produce, local meats, and sustainable seafood into pasta, lasagna, and specialties. In doing so, he’s earned accolades from an abundance of critics, including Kat Audick from Vanguard, who described her meal as “one of the best I’ve had in Portland.”

Chris’s guests await their dishes in the warm dining room, sipping on local wines and gluten-free Harvester Brewing beers. Colorful paintings speckle the deep-red walls, and moonlight filters in through soft curtains. Throughout the year, the restaurant hosts cooking classes, where Chris teaches students how to whip up Italian dishes for their friends and family or the collection of miniature cat figurines that has replaced their friends and family.

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What some people are buzzing about:


  • “Great food Good service, presentation and decent time preparing the food. Lamb Ragu was delicious. ”

  • “Great food and service!!”

  • “Good portion sizes. Reservations recommended. ”

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    Iorio Restaurant

    912 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

    Portland, OR 97214


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84% of the people were positive about the Polenta, most described it as Crispy.
86% of the people were positive about the Cheese Plate, most described it as Amazing.
80% of the people were positive about the Sorbet, most described it as Good.
88% of the people were positive about the Beet Salad, most described it as Love.
88% of the people were positive about the Chocolate Chip Cookie, most described it as Warm.
86% of the people were positive about the Lasagna, most described it as Amazing.
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