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A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca

7742 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6348
+1 503-206-3291
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (30 reviews)
“agnolotti” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (48 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
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LOCATION
7742 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6348
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lover of Italian food, I was delighted to dine at A Cena last night with my relatives who live in Portland. The lobster agnolotti was incredibly rich and delicious! We also had the casa salad, caprese salad, scallops with chanterelles and the riggetoni....More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have wrote a 5 star review for this restaurant before, however they have not lived up to that since then. And it’s mostly due to service. We have waited 2 hours to be seated before, as multiple other parties walked in and were seated...More

Thank Sarah B
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sarah, We Chris and I responded to your Facebook review as follows, "We take reviews like this very seriously as we're known for our attentive and friendly service. I'll be sure to look into your last visit with the entire team. I apologize if you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most delicious Italian food I’ve ever tasted! The Caprese was perfect-the creamiest burrata ever! The ravioli with lobster is a must. Every dish we ordered was fabulous. This restaurant is a Must Do!

1  Thank DHA60
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi DHA60 I rushed to show your review to the team, you made our day hope you do a MUST DO soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down one of the best Italian dinners I’ve ever had. Wonderful service and ambiance. Everything was out of this world!

1  Thank sactomercy
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi sactomercy thank you for your kind words it is always a delight when we know our work and our team are appreciated

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A'Cena is always outstanding whether it be for lunch or dinner. The Lobster Agnolotti is a remarkable dish and so heavenly. We recommend sharing it at your table before indulging in a delightful seafood or other entrée.

1  Thank locramont_13
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi locramont what a delightful way to describe us, "still on top". this is what we strive to achieve. Thank you and hope to see you for lunch or dinner soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at a Cena. The wine recommendations from our waiter were excellent. The portions are quite large so we shared an arugula salad, the grilled octopus and the small artichokes. The first courses were wonderful - especially the octopus. We also...More

1  Thank Denver-Rosie
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hi rosie thank you for your comment and an outline of what sounds like a great sharing meal. i hope you will join us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little Italian shop. The best thing about it is the owner. He’s so energetic and friendly. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a reservation, so we had to sit outside on a hot day. If possible, call ahead of time to get inside, which has a...More

Thank OishiMizu
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank You, OishiMizu We really appreciate your words and hope that you will join us again soon. Reservations do help us to give our guests a table that will enhanced their meal. my best

Reviewed 10 July 2018

A Sellwood neighborhood gem. A pleasant way to visit with friends and enjoy Italian foods. We enjoyed the octopus and artichoke starters. The lobster pasta was heavy on the cream, but tasty none the less. The staff was willing and able, the owner was everywhere...More

1  Thank brwydave02
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hi dave thank you for you kind words the agnolotti is very rich but one of most popular entrees and thanks for recognizing our staff we really enjoy taking good care of our guests hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Loved the Tuscan Mule cocktail. We had lamb with gnocchi and eggplant parm—both delicious. The budino for dessert was absolutely sublime!

Thank Kristin D
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks kristin for your review it sounds like you zeroed in on some of my favorites please join us again soon

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visit Pdx several times a year and have enjoyed A Cena on three occasions. Since we live in the Midwest, we typically order seafood. The halibut and scallops were fantastic. Great wine list and appetizers too! We’ll be back for more on our next...More

1  Thank G7162THbarbarar
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

hello there many of our staff are transplanted Mid-Westerners and also enjoy the benefits of fresh seafood. the a Cena team appreciates your loyalty and wishes you safe travel and hope for you return soon.

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Yes they have air conditioning
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Yes leased dogs are welcome in our outdoor cafe Hope to see you soon
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
A lot depends on where your concert is, but evening traffic can slow things down. I'd recommend downtown restaurants. My go to place is Little Bird, make sure to reserve well ahead. Higgins is warm and small like A Cena and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7742 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6348
    (SE Lambert St.)
  • Public Transportation: Several on 13th Street
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Neighborhood: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Phone Number: +1 503-206-3291
Description
A Cena is Italian for come to supper. This is exactly what we are inviting you to do at A Cena Ristorante located right here in Portland. When you come to A Cena, you will instantly be transported to a small villa in Italy. We are committed to providing our guests with an experience that will not be quickly forgotten. At a Cena, we share a love for simply cooked meals enjoyed with friends and family. All of our dishes are made with fresh ingredients from local Portland area farmers. We also hand make all of our pastas and cured meats, and daily prepared breads. A Cena offers a robust, well-matched wine list for every meal along with a seasoned and personable staff. All of these elements combined allows us to offer our guests at a Cena a fine-dining experience with the comfort and warmth of an Italian country kitchen.
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