Absolutely delicious. Everything cooked to perfection! Cozy atmosphere. Suggest making a reservation especially on weekends.
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This was our first visit to A Cena. My wife ordered the beef tips over home made ribbon pasta. I ordered the homemade sausage and pasta. Both meals were delicious!!!! Food portions were big. Service was perfect. This a a good place for that SPECIAL...More
hi tony thank you for your kind words. I never get tired of comments like yours. To have your food and atmosphere appreciated by your guests is a good feeling. We hope to see you soon.
We were looking for a new "go-to" place to celebrate milestones. After a few date nights and gatherings with family and friends at a Cena in Sellwood, we think we have found it! We ushered in 2018 at a Cena with a romantic dinner for...More
Hi 365brk It is always a pleasure to see our goals met with the happiness of our guests You made “a rainy day in portland” bright and sunny with a well crafted review and use of language We hope to see you soon
My husband and I recently had dinner with another couple at a Cena, one of our favorite neighborhood PDX restaurants. Unfortunately, since they were so busy (Saturday night), they were not able to honor our request for the quiet table & location we had enjoyed...More
Hi umpquatraveler I can only thank you deeply for a comprehensive review. There were many fine points that you highlighted in your review. More importantly to me because my interest is for all our guests to have a wonderful experience are the lessons that I...More
Walked into a warm,cozy, and buzzing atmosphere on a cool evening weekend before last. Went with another couple, on their recommendation, (although we've eaten here before) and had a very nice evening. Couple #1 had whole fish and the lobster/pasta special. He complained that the...More
Thank you for a comprehensive review. I know your time is valuable and I appreciate your words. Hope to see you again soon
My family and I have been to A Cena several times. The service has always been very good, and the food excellent. The grilled romaine salad is great, and the the lobster pasta is fantastic.
hi PDXtraveler110 thank you for your loyalty and your kind words. Hope to see you doing the holidays.
I took a date here that is a foodie & has some experience in the restaurant industry. She raved about the calamari & the scallops. She kept saying how pleased she was with how well they were prepared & how delightful the tasted. I enjoyed...More
Hi Bryan Thank you for your kind review. And thank you for the back story on your date night. It made me realize how important a meal is at times. Again thanx for sharing. We hope to see you soon and to hear more from...More
We wanted to have a delicious final meal in Portland to end a visit to the area - based on reviews we chose this restaurant. This was an unfortunate mistake for our party. The food was way too salty (everyone had this complaint about their...More
Hi Floriana I was sad to hear about your disappointing meal at our restaurant. We take great pride in our authentic preparation of our entrees. We will definitely examine our use of salt and as your visit was “not what you expected”; we did not...More
Food was outstanding and service was friendly and attentive. We had the grilled romaine salad, branzino, a salmon special and Brussels sprouts. This was our first time here and we'll be back!
Hi Tara Thank you for your kind review The team and I are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and very importantly that you will return. Keep in touch My best
My wife and I found ourselves in Portland for our anniversary. We didn't know the restaurant scene so we made reservations A Cena cause of its great reviews. When we get to the restaurant on a Sunday night and waited about 5 minutes for anyone...More
Hi Patrick It does sound like a rocky beginning We are not in the habit of keeping our guests Waiting or not being greeted properly Thank you for hanging in there I will definitely use your review to reintegrate a Cena’s commitment to a fabulous...More