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decarli restaurant

decarli is an ambitious restaurant created by Jana and Paul Decarli, a husband and wife team who along with their professional staff, are dedicated to food, wine, and providing an excellent dining experience.

Paul, a longtime Oregonian and a graduate of Western Culinary Institute, developed his expertise at many of Portland’s top restaurants including Paragon, Fratelli, Saucebox, and Tuscany Grill where he was Executive Chef.

Jana, an Oregon native and University of Oregon graduate, established her outstanding service skills and standards at San Francisco’s esteemed 42 Degrees and Portland’s Bluehour.

Decarli is committed to showcasing the state’s considerable bounty of seasonal ingredients. Paul’s culinary style draws on his Swiss/Italian-American roots to create food that is at once sophisticated and rustic.

The restaurant’s interior reflects the couple’s approach to food and wine—warm, inviting, thoughtful and authentic. The 4000 square foot space features restored Douglas Fir floors, exposed brick walls, and a soaring beam and rafters ceiling punctuated with skylights. A highlight of the dining room is a large brass chandelier salvaged from downtown Portland’s historic Benson Hotel. An open kitchen overlooks the comfortable bar area.

We invite you to join us soon.