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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (31 reviews)
“agnolotti” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (49 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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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a family dinner just as the restaurant opened for the evening. Friendly, gracious staff greeted us despite the fact that we were a little early and they weren't actually opened yet. During the summertime, tables spill out onto the sidewalk and...More

Thank kinepeli
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi kinepeli it sounds like your group went through the menu choosing some wonderful items. I hope you got to taste a little bit of other dishes. Do not fret about missing dessert, there is always next time. (You could start with dessert) 😊😊

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For three people, we ordered 2 entrees and the side dish trio. The portions were ample and flavors wonderful. Some how, we also managed to share a Budino for dessert. Yum!!

Thank danarene3
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dana Rene. Thank you for your visit and your kind works. We hope you’ll come back soon.

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Came here with a party of six. Our waitress seemed to be in a hurry to take our orders and wasn’t very friendly. The manager came around to see how we were doing and when we asked for some bread, he said “we don’t serve...More

Thank celestewest10s
Eugene M, Guest Relations Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hello Celeste We try at a Cena to provide our guests with a memorable evening with good food and society. We would like our guests to relax and let us take care of everything. We have fallen short of that goal with you and your...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018

We visited this quaint location in early August on a Fri night. In our group was of foodies was a sufferer of Celiac that required a GF meal. That person said it was by far the best GF meal they had been served in a...More

1  Thank AuctionGuy44
Eugene M, Public Relations Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi auction guy Thank you for your kind words,.a Cena tried to make all welcome and I will share with the team and with chef your glowing review We hope to see you soon

Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed August 5, 2018 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 August 8, 2018

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 July 23, 2018 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!

2  Thank DHA60
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

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

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank sactomercy
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

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

Reviewed July 22, 2018

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.

2  Thank locramont_13
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

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 July 15, 2018

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

2  Thank Denver-Rosie
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

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.

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August 19, 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have air conditioning
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July 3, 2016|
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Yes leased dogs are welcome in our outdoor cafe Hope to see you soon
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November 28, 2015|
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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