TUSCAN SOUL FOOD
Burrasca is an intimate neighborhood trattoria steeped in the Florentine cuisine of chef-owner Paolo Calamai's roots: rustic, comforting, unfussy and rich in tradition. In offering an authentic, uniquely regional food and wine experience, we hope to transmit our passion for the incredible gastronomic diversity of this spectacular chunk of Italy.
Our menu offers up the simple beauty and integrity of the best seasonal ingredients. And like all good Italians, we believe vino has a rightful place at the table. To this end, our affordable all-Tuscan wine list is lovingly obsessed over by Paolo himself who, over the years, has come to know many of the producers and estates and has cultivated an intimate knowledge of the soil, varietals and unique characteristics of this outstanding wine region.
Raised on the family vineyard and orto on the northern edge of Florence, Paolo is an exuberant proponent of Tuscan cuisine in all its earthy glory. He grew up at the twin elbows of his paternal grandmother and mother, learning the repertoire of Florentine classics. In the restaurant business since age 16, he has worked with some of the most renowned Italian chefs and restaurateurs on two continents. Often likened to an ebullient version of Jean Reno's character in The Assassin, it's a rare thing not to see him smiling.
2032 SE Clinton St
near corner SE 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97202