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Ava Gene's

3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1471
+1 971-229-0571
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burrata” (20 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (23 reviews)
“bread” (29 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1471
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not been to AVA Gene's in quite a while when they removed my favorite bean bruchetta it fell off my list ... but last nights dinner reminded me that the food is quite good. The service was topnotch. Reservations are difficult to obtain if...More

Thank wmjjones3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great meal here with a girl friend. this is a very popular restaurant and big in the Portland foodie scene. We started with a fresh mozerrella with a rhubarb jam (18$) and other things, so good, see photo. We did not have...More

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to Ava Gene's is inherently a special event. The ambience is warm, festive, vivacious and the music, which comes across as Italian Rock is perfect. The service is smooth and very attentive, but not perfect as a five star restaurant would be. They pay...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tend to stay in downtown Portland, so my go to Italian is in that zone. However, a friend directed me to this one, and i must say it’s a great contender. Food is great for sharing, staff welcoming and quick, and also has a...More

Thank GavinWongUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had dinner and everything was wonderful. I had the burrata appetizer, halibut entree and PannaCotta for dessert. All were perfectly prepared with excellent wine pairing suggested by our waiter. Pre-dinner cocktails were delicious too. On top of that, service was professional and...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Portland quite frequently and could never get a reservation here, but our luck finally won out! Menu looked amazing and our daughter said the vegetable dishes were beyond belief! She was right. We share three: a carrot, a beet, and a bean dish....More

Thank FoodieinColorado
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Everything about this place says "Original Hipster" from the menu to the strange soap dispenser in the bathroom! But...you don't need to be an original hipster to find this place amazing. Go for the atmosphere and stay for the INCREDIBLE food. I got the impression...More

Thank plmccall
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I love Joshua's cookbook Six Seasons, so had high expectations for the restaurant. Not disappointed! This meal was just about perfection! Great service, our waiter was even very patient with my husband, who can never decide what cocktail to order, and guided him to one...More

Thank chefnd
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Still dreaming about this dinner. We split the carrot salad (I could have had another one) and each had a pasta. Great wine list, and the service was amazing. I've looked up the cookbook that this restaurant puts out, and am considering ordering it. Great,...More

Thank Kelsey1976
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We didn't have a reservation but when we arrived the host said we could sit at the kitchen counter. I am so glad we did. We got to see how all the dishes were prepared and the line staff were friendly, knowledgeable, professional and they...More

Thank 00Douglas1949
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October 4, 2016|
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Response from TLJ4 | Reviewed this property |
Call in advance - they do a special dessert!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1471
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 971-229-0571
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