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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (31 reviews)
“agnolotti” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (49 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
7742 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6348
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a reason this place has won awards. I go for the lobster agnolotti. The focaccia is the best I've ever had. The wine is list is well thought out. The owner is awesome as are all the staff. I bring friends and family here...More

Thank Lavender D
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hi Lavender Thank you for your kind words. Your words brought both a smile and a feeling of pride with them. Your loyalty is highly appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting a friend in Portland and she suggested we try A Cena with her. Despite being a very busy Friday night and no reservations, they managed to seat us right away. My friend ordered a Pinot Grigio and I had...More

Thank Lkup
Eugene M, General Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lkup Thank you for your kinds words. We are proud to served the best product available in an authentic Italian fashion. Really happy you joined us and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to eat here more frequently several years ago, just returned last night. They are still doing a fine job. Atmosphere is excellent for conversation (place was about half full on Monday night). The rigatoni with pork was quite tasty, and the branzino (sea bass)...More

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

Hi Jeff We celebrate your visit and thanks for your kind words. It is indeed a pleasure to welcome “an old friend”. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

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 28 August 2018

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 26 August 2018 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 28 August 2018

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

Reviewed 19 August 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 26 August 2018

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 16 August 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

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Eugene M, Public Relations Manager at A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 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 6 August 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 5 August 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 8 August 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 23 July 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 25 July 2018

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

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John Z
20 August 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have air conditioning
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Response from Eugene M | Property representative |
Yes leased dogs are welcome in our outdoor cafe Hope to see you soon
Shelley Y
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 503-206-3291
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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