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A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca

7742 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 (Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League)
+1 503-206-3291
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Ranked #111 of 3,638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: SE Lambert St.
Transit: Several on 13th Street
Description: At a Cena--Italian for 'come to supper', we share a love for simply cooked meals enjoyed with friends and family. We value fresh ingredients, local Portland area farmers, hand made pastas and cured meats, daily prepared breads, consistency, a well-matched wine list, and a seasoned and personable staff. With these elements, we strive to offer our guests a fine-dining experience with the comfort and warmth of an Italian country kitchen. Salute!
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

met a very good friend for lunch, and it was perfect! The grilled romaine salad was tasty, with Gorgonzola and bacon! And their beet ravioli special was wonderful. After our lunch we shopped the darling antique shops on 13 th! Definitely will return!!

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

On matter when we dined here or with friends or alone, we have always been met with great service. The grilled romaine Caesar salad is great. The pastas are fresh and tasty. The lobster raviolis are fantastic. Their veal chops are huge with the best flavor.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A really delicious Italian fine dining experience. Scallops were beautiful, and definitely our favorite dish. Food was extremely fresh and well prepared.

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Scio, Oregon
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was our first visit here. Street parking was easy to find on a Friday night, just one block away. Our waitress suggested an excellent red wine from Siena. I had the small sized lobster ravioli which was VERY tasty. I had originally tried to order one of their specials and they were sold out of it by 7 pm... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While the food was decent (not extraordinary but good) the experience was ruined by being too rushed. The whole atmosphere was hectic. The couple having dinner next to us felt the same way. We were there on a Saturday night, had made reservations, and ordered salads, pastas and dessert along with a glass of wine. The pastas tasted good, the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Been to plenty of Italian restaurant's around the Portland area. This one was mediocre at best. Service not well developed, constant bad timing interruptions when trying to eat by staff that requires you to pause conversation or wait till you stop chewing to politely answer. The bread, foccacia tonite had no taste what so ever and the olive oil seemed... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, OR in late September, and loved walking the streets in the evenings, peering into some rather unique looking shops. There was always a nice bustle at the tables outside 'A Cena', so a friend and I made reservation for an early evening meal, and had a delightful experience. When you're dining out of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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279 reviews 279 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
590 helpful votes 590 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We shared several small dishes on a Monday evening (celebrating my birthday) and I was simply blow away by the Agnolotti (like a ravioli) stuffed with corn & Mascarpone in a butter/cream sauce and poached Maine lobster. I've never eaten something that sounded so simple yet was so sublime and complex with the blending of flavors and textures. We started... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went for dinner on a Friday night, and had a two-top, but the noise was so loud I couldnt hear either the server or my guest. Food is just average, despite the fact that all the pasta is house-made, much of it is cooked in butter and too rich. Service was good, but far from perfect: we had to... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I weren't sure where to start. A couple of the many appetizers? Big plates of pasta or small? Would we need a secondi after all that food? Then our wonderful server arrived with even more choices. And focaccia and cheese sticks. Her recommendations from the wine list were knowledgeable and the wine we picked based on that... 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 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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