Marvelous Mucca

I write a fair bit about food on this blog. There is a reason for that: I like to eat. Not just to maintain energy, I like to eat great food and this when I find it I like to share. I think it is important to turn people on to great restaurants, as well as to reward great restaurants for standing out amongst an increasingly crowded Portland field... Thus, “Marvelous Mucca,” or more properly, Mucca Osteria, a quaint and truly tremendous example of authentic Italian food that has its home right downtown.

 
Mucca Osteria  is quaint inside with just a few tables upstairs and down. There is some bar seating as well. But get your reservations early…the word is out! Image Courtesy: Yelp.com

Mucca Osteria is quaint inside with just a few tables upstairs and down. There is some bar seating as well. But get your reservations early…the word is out! Image Courtesy: Yelp.com

My wife had the Dungeness Crab Risotto with Squid Ink at our last visit. She was NOT disappointed. Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

My wife had the Dungeness Crab Risotto with Squid Ink at our last visit. She was NOT disappointed. Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

 

I’ve been to Mucca several times, always returning when I have the budget and the desire for high-end Italian. Yes, this isn’t a place to go grab a quick lasagna or a plate of basic spaghetti. Rather, at Mucca you can find things like Costine di Maiale (Meyer Lemons Glazed Sous-Vide Pork Short Ribs ~ Caramelized Peaches ~ Spring Onions ~ Watermelon Mustard) $36, or Bistecca di Manzo* (10 ounce Painted Hills Top Sirloin ~ Broccolini ~Tomato Gastrique ~ Pickled Vegetables ~ Mint-Cucumber Yogurt ~ Olive Oil Powder) $39. See their full menu.

I had the seasonal fish on my most recent vist…in this case pan roasted halibut…and was simply floored. Every bite was amazing. Run!!! Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

I had the seasonal fish on my most recent vist…in this case pan roasted halibut…and was simply floored. Every bite was amazing. Run!!! Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

 

And their dessert menu is to die for; short but very sweet.

This pistachio gelato took me straight back to Florence! Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

This pistachio gelato took me straight back to Florence! Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

 

Important Mucca Details

Perhaps you are a veteran or looking for your first Mucca experience? Either way, here are some important details to get you moving towards what will be one of the most fabulous meals in recent memory:

Mucca Osteria Website

The Menu

Reservations at Mucca

Location & Hours

Enjoy!

Dan Meyers