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Phone: (503) 669-0727

Phone: (503) 666-8684

Primary Phone: (503) 666-8684

Fax: (503) 492-4665

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Neighborhood
Rockwood
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Guiseppe's Restaurant

Guiseppe's Italian Restaurant

Categories
Italian Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Bars, Pizza, Bar & Grills, Cocktail Lounges, Steak Houses, Seafood Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Italian, Steakhouse, European, Seafood, Continental, Bar & Grills, Pizza

Price Range : Average

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Kathy S.

04/03/2014

Overall

Their service # 1 SUCKS, food is even worse. And so damned expensive for sauce & pasta. Go to Olive garden, if that's all,you are looking for & get at least, better service(??)

victoriar2015996151

05/15/2012

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I've been a customer there for years,

I've been a customer there for years, but will never return. Service was horrible and that was the owner. Absolutely rude!

ScottN346

01/14/2012

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A fall from grace. The staff are

A fall from grace. The staff are basically children. It is hit or miss with the service, and more often than not a total miss. Come in with a group of 8 and they will serve you well expecting a colossal tip. Typical kid-logic. The food isn't even good anymore. They add too much oil to everything, but in America that sells. It just isn't good cuisine.

perry ash

11/13/2011

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VERY GOOD PLACE TO GO

i think Guiseppe's Italian Restaurant is the best place to go i am very glad i get to write a review last night me and my aunt donna went to go see paranormal activity 3 so after that we went to Guiseppe's wich topped it off i orderd the spagetti with sausage 5 star i tell you kinda spendy but i tell you what it was worth it the survers and waiters were very nice so if you hear people that give bad reviews dont listen to them save your money if you dont have it and go there NOW!! :)

opheliaspoppys

06/20/2011

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Bad Service - Rude

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!! POOR SERVICE!! Tried to go here on Sat night to celebrate my me and boyfriends birthdays.... We were told to have a seat to wait while they cleared off some tables. While we were waiting, a party of 2 came in with no reservation, and they were seated right away. Then a party of 4 came in with no reservation and were also seated right away, while we were still waiting to be seated.

Both the host and hostess were aware that we were waiting to be seated but did nothing. I then asked to speak to the manager, who when I explained what happened, the first words out of his mouth were, ""well how many are you?"" Instead of an apology right away. I said there are only 2 of us, but we werent going to be staying there after being treated the way we were.

The manager did a very poor job of expressing his concern for the poor service, and hardly managed to blurt out an apology to us on our way out. WILL NOT BE GOING HERE AGAIN!! WILL TELL ANYONE WHO ASKS TO STAY AWAY!!

buddyr503

06/13/2011

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Worst chicken picata ever

My wife and I went out for diner this evening and wanted to try something new. This place was awful, the minestrone soup was the worse I have ever had as was the chicken picata. I will never eat here again. Beware you have been warned.

Sue Davis

11/30/2010

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Great Italian at a Great Value!

Love the place. Food is terrific at a great price. Pizza is the best in town. Can't beat the service, always friendly and fast. Joe and Linda (owners) are usually on the premises and are always friendly and make you feel like you are part of this family operation. Would highly recommend. No need to plan dinner the next day as you will always have leftovers to take home due to the large portions. The complimentary antipasto is a great touch and always fresh. Go for lunch or dinner, it's always delicious.

matchew64

11/20/2010

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Excellent Italian

Guiseppe's is a great Italian restaurant. Their food is truly excellent and their service matches.

They do not skimp on cheese and meats on their pizzas.

Also, when they say that their ""small"" pizza feeds 3-4 people, they aren't joking. Expect leftovers.

Oregonjaybird

02/26/2010

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Awesome Food, but at a STAGGERING Price!

It's a shame I have to give this place only two stars, because the food really is tasty. I simply cannot condone the prices. Two pizza's should not cost over forty seven dollars, plain and simple. It isn't as if they're putting truffles in the sauce or gold flakes in the dough. It's pizza... at a completely ridiculous price. Oddly enough the main menu food item prices are a tiny bit more reasonable, but still leagues above what they should be.
Sadly, we won't be going back. Flying Pie's the way to go for us from now on. Even better ""boutique"" pies at a much more reasonable price.

MDGolf

09/18/2009

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Overall
Fresh Italian food reasonabley priced

I had veal parmigianna yesterday for lunch at Giuseppe's, one of the few decent restaurants in the east Portland/Gresham area. It was great and it is one of my favorite dishes at Giuseppe's, always fresh, always cheesy, always consistent, great tasting veal. I have been eating at Giuseppe's since it opened (I think back in 86). I am American born and of Italian decent, having the privilege of visiting Italy only once. The reason I mention this is because I get a kick out of reading some of the reviews on this page challenging the Italian authenticity of some of Giuseppe's dishes. I grew up learning that there are at least 13 different dialects spoken throughout Italy’s multitude of provinces/regions from Calabrese to Milanese, each varying in culture and menu. I highly recommend Giuseppe's for good food and a fun time. Along with the veal I especially enjoy the lasagna, spaghetti carbonara and chicken fettuccini Giuseppe's.

starfly

09/07/2009

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Great food, Service and wonderful atmosphere!

My husband and I don't get the chance to eat out much in that we have a small child so when we do it is a very special event. We went to giuseppes on a Friday night and even though they were extremely busy we only had to wait 10 minutes for a table. We waited in the bar and order drinks. I ordered a glass of red wine, my husband had a jack and coke. The bartender (tall guy with tattoos) was very attentive and effcient. He made us both laugh with some small talk and pointed at a empty table for us to sit at. He told a waitress to come right over and help us. The waitress (a short hair girl I think her name was Emily) was as sweet as could be and when she found out thet we were on a ""date"" away from our child she went out of her way to make it special for us. She reccommended a wonderful pizza for us to share, we loved it. Anyway it was a lovely dining experience with great food and service in such a fun atmosphere. We will definetly be making this restaurant our regular ""date"" place, hopefully with the same bartender and the same waitress. We enjoyed it immensely.

radio44

05/10/2009

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Love this place

My friends and I have been going to Guisepps Lounge at least twice a month for almost a year.... The staff knows and remembers us and we always have a great experience. Chocolate martini taste great and looks cool.

mackpanxa

05/03/2009

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Bad service!""bartenders""

I went to Guiseppes with my wife. the bartender totally ignored us. we sat at the bar and tried to order a drink. It was a slow night. I think his name was Travis...He seemed to have more interest in his friends , and from what I could tell his drunk girlfriend just sat there and downed coors lights.. My wife and I have been in this business for 30 plus years. She noticed that when customers would pay their tabs, he would take the money and put it off to the side.. later he would throw the cash in his tip jar. ""Located underneath the beer taps!"" In my mind , It's not cool to rip the people off that your working for.Needless to say we finally got some service from a server in the bar that realized we were being ignored. She was cool! She explained to us that this place was not operated very smoothly.She hesitated for a moment and noticed the owner walking in:Joe My wife noticed that he sat there and took up table space and downed crown royal .. Although his wife seemed nice, her husband completely ignored her! What a clown..Thinking about our experience
my wife and I decided to go elsewhere come on man!!! restaurants are all about service.. apparently this place does not care!

garbonzo

04/12/2009

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friend of garbanzo

I am a friend of garbanzo. I don't have a computer so I borrowed his. I ate at this restaurant for the first time. I ate in the lounge as I enjoy not having children around when trying to relax. Although garbanzo did not reccomned it some of my fellow employees said it used to be good when they went there. They moved to the south of town and have not been for a while. WELL, it was awful. The salad was brown around the edges. Obviously pakaged and old. The lasagna tasted like, I can't even discribe, but definatley not real Italian lasagna,awful! My friends sphagetti and meatballs--the meatballs were still frozen. It took forever to get drinks and the bar was not busy. I can see why it was not busy. Not just the economy but the terrible food and service. Prices are extremely high and the food it not good at all. I can see why my current friend said no. Not recommended at all folks. I will for surely seek out an authentic Italian restaurant. I f anyone has any ideas in the east side area let me know. Thanks

palmetto

03/19/2009

Overall
don't go

I am a journal student and one of my assignments was to write a reveiw of a local resturaunt. This is not my school paper but my opinion for the public. Don't try it! There is no atmosphere at all. The set up for the seating is very poor. When more than 10 people are there it is very noisy. The prices are way too high for the quality of the food. No taste and surely not true Italian. This I know as I am Italian. The service was ok but the waitress with the tatoos should wear a long sleeved shirt. She was actually rude and scary. Very unprofessional! A lot of young girls poorly dressed for a place that caters to a lot of elderly. The waitresses outfits--oh my what were you thinking! They are woman not men. Dress them as such! Some had dirty aprons, that alone ruins your appeptite. You can hear the wait staff yelling from the kitchen. Seriously--don't waste your time. It is also locted in a very poor part of town.

ashbo29

10/15/2008

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GREAT FOOD, EXCELLENT FAMILY ATMOSPHERE!!!

MY FAMILY AND I HAVE BEEN EATING THERE FOR YEARS. ALL I CAN SAY IS I'VE NEVER HAD ONE BAD DISH! EVERYONE THERE TREATS US WONDEFUL AND ANYTIME I HAVE OUT OF TOWN FAMILY, I BRING THEM THERE. VERY AUTHENTIC

lovetoeat97230

09/27/2008

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Going downhill

I have been going to Giuseppes for over 16 years, and up until a year ago, usually enjoyed the food, service, etc. BUT the staff has become quite rude, and I've been treated as an annoyance the last few times there. Snotty attitude from the teenybopper hostess' and the bartender ignored us while serving 'off work' employees/friends just as the last poster described. Very unprofessional- we left after waiting 12 minutes for ANYONE to greet us, tell us they'd be back, let alone take our order. Meanwhile the staff yukking it up at the bar. The tattooed waitress is a relative and acts like it.
Great drinks/great main dishes/ LOUSY BAG salad with NO TOMATOES! My god.
Loved the remodel, but get back to great service, treating your customers like you used to.
I never thought I'd pick Olive Garden over Guisippes, but it's better in every way.
Thanks for reading!

carmine1

09/07/2008

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Not a place to call home about

We visited the Giusepee lounge on August22 with friends we had not seen for a while. It was reommended by co-workers for the fabulous drinks. They were right, the drinks were fabulous, strong but not cheap. But worth the money. The service, not great but OK. The food---not good at all. Talk about cholesterol rush. They obviously use very cheap cheese because it was nothing but grease on the lasagna. The taste was not good either. My girlfriend had chicken fettucine. It was good when first brought out hot but as it cooled--fastly--it became gummy and curdled. Our friends got a small pizza. Small was quite large--impressive-- but they said the crust by not cooked and was gummy. The prices---way too much for the quality. I do NOT reccomend the food but I do the drinks--if you want to pay the price. We may be back for a drink or 2 but not the food. Go to Olive Garden and you wil not be disappointed.

sayin

08/25/2008

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best chicken fettachini alfredo in the world

best fettechini alfredo (sorry for the spelling) in the world and is in my top two meals a must try and I promise you will order the same thing every time its that good I drive from eugene when I can just to have even with the gas prices so high although everything looks great this is so good I never try anything else and its classy inside and very reasonably priced a great place to impress your girl and lots of pretty waitresses too!

swankygirl007

05/12/2008

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Authentic Italian food...cooked by Hispanics.

WOW! This is the worst Italian place I have EVER eaten at! I am from Seattle and I do have expectations when it comes to my Italian food! The marinara sauce tastes like tomato paste drowned in grease! The service is slow and TERRIBLE! I live in the area now and wished that there was a GOOD Italian food place around! I guess I will have to fill-up while I am in the Seattle area! I could go on and on....but I will spare you! Spare yourselves and don't go. It is sad to see that so many of you do not know what GOOD Italian food is!
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