"One of the most exciting restaurants in Portland"
Solo Italiano’s co-owner and chef, Paolo Laboa (along with star Portland fish purveyor Angelo  Ciocca), who hails from Genoa and has cooked on both coasts in America for over 10 years, is firmly in command  of his kitchen, creating Italian fare–mostly locally sourced–that is literally an unleashing of culinary finery.  And after my two recent dinners last week I was left with this impression: Solo Italiano has the qualities of style and cuisine like the white-clothed dining citadels in Rome, where haute Italian fare is at its finest.