23799 review-cheapest-place-university-district-definitely cheapest-place-university-district-definitely http://www.ristorantedoria.feedback/review-cheapest-place-university-district-definitely 4259 8 8 8 0 0 0 It's not the cheapest place in the University District, but it's definitely one of my favorite, and close to my heart! This is an old-school Italian place: low lighting, small, intimate tables, wine bottles displayed out front, and signed pictures of rat pack-era celebrities. They even have any free staff playing an old piano in the corner, and many times they take requests. I love Ristorante Doria because I can almost always get a reservation there, even if it's full you can somehow feel like you're having a quiet and romantic dinner. The food, I think, is really good. They have a very good variety of pasta dishes and Italian entrees. The Chicken Marsala is really, really good. So good it's hard not to order that every time. The seafood dishes are also solid - this isn't a place that just buys stuff that's on the edge of expiration. I also enjoy the pollo ala limone. The portions are quite nice and most every entre comes with a pasta. One thing to note - they always (I think) have lentil soup, which is solid but nothing out of this world. But they also have soups of the day. And the crab bisque is awesome. Maybe that's one of the reasons I think so highly of this place - it's easy to ruin crab bisque and I've had awful crab bisque so many times! It's either too rich, or it's cold, or there's no crab, or there's no flavor. This soup comes out steaming hot, with plenty of flaky crab spread out through the creamy concoction, which is not too salty, but plenty delish. An added bonus - the wine is really reasonable. None of the reds by the glass are more than $8. The staff can recommend a red or white to go with any meal! I'd recommend this restaurant for date night, or taking the parents out, or a Monday night treat. Hell, any night! <p>It&rsquo;s not the cheapest place in the University District, but it&rsquo;s definitely one of my favorite, and close to my heart! This is an old-school Italian place: low lighting, small, intimate tables, wine bottles displayed out front, and signed pictures of rat pack-era celebrities. They even have any free staff playing an old piano in the corner, and many times they take requests. I love Ristorante Doria because I can almost always get a reservation there, even if it&rsquo;s full you can somehow feel like you&rsquo;re having a quiet and romantic dinner. The food, I think, is really good. They have a very good variety of pasta dishes and Italian entrees. The Chicken Marsala is really, really good. So good it&rsquo;s hard not to order that every time. The seafood dishes are also solid - this isn&rsquo;t a place that just buys stuff that&rsquo;s on the edge of expiration. I also enjoy the pollo ala limone. The portions are quite nice and most every entre comes with a pasta. One thing to note - they always (I think) have lentil soup, which is solid but nothing out of this world. But they also have soups of the day. And the crab bisque is awesome. Maybe that&rsquo;s one of the reasons I think so highly of this place - it&rsquo;s easy to ruin crab bisque and I&rsquo;ve had awful crab bisque so many times! It&rsquo;s either too rich, or it&rsquo;s cold, or there&rsquo;s no crab, or there&rsquo;s no flavor. This soup comes out steaming hot, with plenty of flaky crab spread out through the creamy concoction, which is not too salty, but plenty delish. An added bonus - the wine is really reasonable. None of the reds by the glass are more than $8. The staff can recommend a red or white to go with any meal! I&rsquo;d recommend this restaurant for date night, or taking the parents out, or a Monday night treat. Hell, any night!</p> 2016-07-19T20:55+0000

It’s not the cheapest place in the University District, but it’s definitely one of my favorite, and close to my heart! This is an old-school Italian place: low lighting, small, intimate tables, wine bottles displayed out front, and signed pictures of rat pack-era celebrities. They even have any free staff playing an old piano in the corner, and many times they take requests. I love Ristorante Doria because I can almost always get a reservation there, even if it’s full you can somehow feel like you’re having a quiet and romantic dinner. The food, I think, is really good. They have a very good variety of pasta dishes and Italian entrees. The Chicken Marsala is really, really good. So good it’s hard not to order that every time. The seafood dishes are also solid - this isn’t a place that just buys stuff that’s on the edge of expiration. I also enjoy the pollo ala limone. The portions are quite nice and most every entre comes with a pasta. One thing to note - they always (I think) have lentil soup, which is solid but nothing out of this world. But they also have soups of the day. And the crab bisque is awesome. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I think so highly of this place - it’s easy to ruin crab bisque and I’ve had awful crab bisque so many times! It’s either too rich, or it’s cold, or there’s no crab, or there’s no flavor. This soup comes out steaming hot, with plenty of flaky crab spread out through the creamy concoction, which is not too salty, but plenty delish. An added bonus - the wine is really reasonable. None of the reds by the glass are more than $8. The staff can recommend a red or white to go with any meal! I’d recommend this restaurant for date night, or taking the parents out, or a Monday night treat. Hell, any night!