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A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca

#128 of 3,412 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
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7742 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6348 (SE Lambert St.)
(503) 206-3291
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Orcas, Washington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

delicious food, great service, acceptable price, pleasant setting. a great place for a party, an intimate dinner or a fun get together.

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Sj
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really good. The server was super friendly, and our food was delicious. This is in a great neighborhood in South East Portland, I highly recommend it.

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Thank Ro G
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

hi Ro just wanted to reach put and thank you for your kind words and your recommendation. We hope to see you at a Cena in the near future. More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. The crab ravioli was amazing, the Brussels sprouts were perfect, and the caprese was so creamy and delicious. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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Thank Eric K
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

Thanx Eric It is more with appreciation than with pride that I read your review. I will share it with my team. Please join us again soon. More 

Sylva, North Carolina
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Although we made an error when making our reservation, we were seated promptly for a late dinner. Nice wine selection, and tempting menu. Our octopus and grilled romaine starters were excellent, as were all three of our party's main courses. We'll definitely return the next time we're in Portland. The only thing that detracted from our meal was less than... More 

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Thank Steve S
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words and for a goal to improve our attentiveness When you return to portland please visit again. our menu changes frequently and I'm sure you will find another favorite. More 

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Everything about the experience here is top notch. Friendly , professional staff, great Italian menu and the kitchen delivers the goods. The wine list is extensive . It's easy to find a wonderful, ( and fairly priced) Italian wine to compliment the food. Delightful place for an intimate dinner for two or to share with good friends.

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Thank Twochefs66
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review. You covered all the aspects that a Cena strives to give to our guests. I cannot be more pleased than to know that the team has accomplished our goals. You have made our day. I will pass you good words to my team. More 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting PDX from NYC and a friend recommended A Cena what a great place. Had the spaghetti & meatballs which was awesome. Nothing like homemade pasta & sauce!

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Thank jlgrealtysolutions
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

I'm so happy for your great review. I take it that you were on vacation. I hope you enjoyed all of portland's special places Thanx More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

It's a nice time of year to sit outside. We had the scampi and pizza. We also enjoyed a beautiful bottle of Super Tuscan that went perfectly with our dinner. The staff was professional as always and the owner sat with us and always made sure everyone was happy.

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Eugene M, Owner at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

Hi Laura It is a wonderful time of year for outdoor dining and we at a cena feel blessed to have a wonderful area where you can enjoy good company and our food. Hope to seek you again soon Chris More 

Montesson, France
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This place is a cute little Italian neighborhood restaurant and simply the BEST ITALIAN food I got to eat in Portland. No word to describe it, you have to taste it. Dinner was delicious from appetizer to dessert. The wine list is also very good. And our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. This restaurant is a pearl, you will... More 

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Thank Audrey Q
Eugene M, Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

The best Italian in Portland? Audrey, I couldn't ask for a higher compliment! I'm thrilled to hear that your waiter took such great care of you and that you enjoyed every bite of your dinner with us. Hope you'll join us again soon! - Chris, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I had dinner here with a group of co-workers. The food was outstanding; everything was good including appetizers, salads, pastas, and everything else! The service was very good and overall we were all very happy with this restaurant. Don't overlook this option in Portland.

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Thank David G
Eugene M, Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

David, I'm thrilled that you and your co-workers all enjoyed your dinner with us recently! It's also great to have our team's service appreciated, too, and I look forward to passing your compliments on to them. Hope we'll be seeing you all again soon! - Chris, Owner More 

Portland, OR
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We had an excellent lunch in this charming neighborhood gem. Service was very attentive, and the chef made a special dish for one of our friends who wanted a simpler meal. Everything was delicious and well-prepared. It was quiet enough for conversation on the day we went. We'll go back.

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Thank Sillydg
Eugene M, Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your lunch with us recently! Always happy to accommodate different tastes when we can! I hope to welcome all of you back again soon. - Chris, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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: (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?