Our Story

Taste Unique is a traditional Italian kitchen, managed and directed by Stefania Toscano. Born in Italy and raised in the small town of Perugia, in central Italy, Stefania was born in a time and place where girls learned to cook before they could even read; she attended a culinary school while also holding a corporate job in Italy's main renewable energy company. However, in her own words: "I learned a few tricks, but almost everything I know about traditional Italian cuisine, I learned from the amazing culinary skills of my mother and family."

In 2008, she moved to the United States with her husband and 2 children, settling in Portland, Oregon. She started Taste Unique in 2009 and immediately thrived in the vibrant and stimulating foodie atmosphere of Portland, which has since been acknowledged as one of the most interesting culinary capitals of the United States.

"The amazing attention to quality and locally sourced products, make Portland a perfect location to try to replicate the simple and yet so distinctive tastes of Italian recipes" - Says Stefania.

Taste Unique prepares and cooks all its recipes from scratch (including all the fresh pastas used for Lasagnas and cannelloni), following the original traditional recipes.
Aside from the many original dishes we prepare, we also offer our pick of some of the best Italian foods and ingredients.

Taste Unique ships anywhere in the United States. 

If you are ever in Portland you can find the retail store at

2134 SE Division Street. Click here for our full contact information.