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A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca

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Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
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7742 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 (SE Lambert St.)
Several on 13th Street
+1 503-206-3291
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A Cena is Italian for come to supper. This is exactly what we are inviting...
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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent business lunch

Went to A Cena with a group from work. Nice setting on the Sellwood area. The wait staff was very friendly. We shared some well prepared appetizers--they were excellent. I had one of their lunch pizzas; others had pasta. Everyone seemed to like their meals. My pizza was very good. I think... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
David G
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went to A Cena with a group from work. Nice setting on the Sellwood area. The wait staff was very friendly. We shared some well prepared appetizers--they were excellent. I had one of their lunch pizzas; others had pasta. Everyone seemed to like their meals. My pizza was very good. I think this is a great place for a business... More 

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

David, this is awesome to hear! Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments, especially on our lunch pizzas. Hope to see you back for another business lunch soon! Cheers, Chris, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When I want a dinner that is always delicious in a small, comfy bistro , I think of A Centa in the cool SE Portland, Selwood neighborhood. It is almost always busy so make reservations. the food is Italian and seasonal and the service is always good.

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

Mary, I can't thank you enough for the great compliments on our food and service! It's wonderful to know you consistently enjoy your visits here. Until next time, Chris, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love this place! The lobster, butter pasta is FAB! (It's really rich & a bit sweet - always just share this dish). They have a homemade gluten-free pasta that is fabulous and you can have any sauce on it. The grilled Romaine is super yummy, Service is always great and the location is nice plus there's outdoor seating when... More 

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

Beth, I can't thank you enough for this great feedback about our menu options! I'm so glad you enjoy our pasta. Looking forward to your next visit, Chris, Owner More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great neighborhood, very quaint, on street parking was no issue. Our company took a group of us to this fine restaurant for a first dinner in Portland. We started off with wine which had an excellent selection. It was moderatly priced and was wonderful. Appetizers followed with an assorted olive tray, breads with dipping oil and herbs. The mixed salad... More 

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

Ross, your 5-star rating just made my day! I can't thank you enough for sharing all this great feedback about your visit, and I'm already looking forward to your return. All the best, Chris, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had friends in from out of town that love Italian food. Found this place and booked a table. The staff was super polite and very detailed in their descriptions of the menu choices. I had steak and potatoes and was quite pleased. Understand the Scallops were the best ever had, but I'm not a seafood fan so I didn't try... More 

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

Thank you so much for all of these amazing compliments! I'm thrilled you and your friends were all able to enjoy our food -- and nothing beats hearing they were the best scallops they've ever had. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chris, Owner More 

Kelso, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner here, and we were very happy with our choice! The food was excellent, the service was attentive--and the bread basket alone was worth the visit!! The portions were satisfying but not unmanageable.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is so nice to have a restaurant of this caliber out in Sellwood. All the people who work here are passionate about food and providing great service, and the ambience is perfect for that special romantic dinner with your special someone. I started out with a Limoncello Martini which reminded me of a lemon drop only better. Not knowing... More 

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

Jim, I'm so excited to hear you enjoy coming to our restaurant so much. I really appreciate your kind compliments on our pasta! Hope to see you again soon so you can try out that veal chop! All the best, Chris, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you have ever been to Italy this is a place that does real authentic Italian food. The fresh bruscettas are always seasonal and delicious, the pizzas fantastic, homemade pastas and all very fresh and locally sourced as much as possible. It is hard to go and not always eat the agnolloti with Lobster but good news you can always... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing compliments on so many of our menu options! It's wonderful to hear you have consistently great meals with us. Hope to see you back soon, Chris, Owner More 

Laramie, Wyoming
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We took our son and his family to a pre-Mother's Day dinner. A very intimate place with outside dining as well. A somewhat small menu with an emphasis on seafood the evening we dined. Very adequate wine list and reasonably priced. We enjoyed a bottle of pro secco before the meal and a very nice Soave Reserve with the meal.... More 

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

Wow -- I'm beyond flattered by your wonderful recommendation! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your pre-Mother's Day dinner with us. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chris, Owner More 

West Linn, Oregon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have been a guest at A Cena many times and always have had wonderful experience. From the welcoming voice of Alex to make our reservations, then additional attention to our favorite place and caring service throughout our meal..it continues to remain our very special place. Although we have had many memorable meals, always...always choose to celebrate our anniversary with... More 

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

Carolyn, it's so wonderful to hear you've always experienced such great food and service at our place. Thanks for your many compliments, and I hope to see you again soon! All the best, Chris, Owner More 

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Additional Information about A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca

Address: 7742 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
Phone Number: +1 503-206-3291
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7742 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
    (SE Lambert St.)
  • Public Transportation: Several on 13th Street
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Neighborhood: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Phone Number: +1 503-206-3291

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?