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Accanto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.accantopdx.com/
  • Phone: (503) 235-4900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wed-Fri
    Happy Hour: Wed-Fri
    Dinner: Sun - Thurs 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Fri + Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
    Brunch: Sat + Sun 10am-2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Anderson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 29th ave
  • Public Transit: Tri Met Belmont #15.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking.
A word from Accanto
Accanto is a lively cafe, enoteca and neighborhood gathering spot located next to Genoa restaurant in Southeast Portland. Accanto inhabits a formerly vacant space in the historic Genoa Building. Offering several antipasti, small plates, housemade pastas and large plates all meant for sharing, Accanto’s menu will change with the seasons. Accanto's wine list draws from Europe, as well as the Pacific Northwest; guests can also choose from Genoa's extensive bottle selection. The beverage list features cocktails made with spirits from local distillers, as well as Italian Grappas and digestivos. Since we live in the greatest beer city in the world, local microbrews will always be on tap. After many years in the making, this quiet neighborhood corner finally comes to life. We hope that you can join us.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "You can't go wrong with anything you choose to eat. The best seat is the bar overlooking chefs! The Italian donuts are a must!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We thought the food here was fantastic, when it finally arrived. It wasn't that busy in the restaurant that night, but I still think that our server might have forgotten about us. I understand it's a small kitchen, and we weren't really in a rush, but we probably would have ordered extra appetizers if we knew it was going to be such a long wait for our dinner. Otherwise, great food and beverages."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "All dinner courses we ordered were well prepared, looked lovely and tasted wonderful! Our bottle of wine was a great Italian Nebbiolo. Service was attentive. Noise level is a bit high. We plan to return."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Drove by this place so many times and never really noticed it until I was told about it. Great food and amazing service, and quite decent prices. Perfect portion size for being not full but not hungry (as it should be). Server actually looked at me in the eye when she talked with me and all the servers treated me like a customer vs. other restaurants in portland having laid back attitude like I am a burden. It felt like a restaurant from the east coast. It was a great experience!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by this cafe. The antipasti were good (but avoid the deviled eggs!) an the veal rib eye was outstanding. Afogado was a nice finish to a fine evening of dining. The service was outstanding - our waiter was very informative and had many good suggestions - and the outdoor dining was quieter than most noisy restaurants so we could actually talk."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We ate at Accanto on Friday and it was the first time in a while where we went to a restaurant and were happy with everything we had! My drink was fabulous too!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have been to Accanto many times for both dinner & brunch & I have always enjoyed it. However, my last experience was disappointing. The meal started well enough with a well made cocktail for me. My companion liked the beet salad. I enjoyed the Frito Misto. Our reservations were on the early side. Service was attentive at first. As the place filled that changed. The place was understaffed. My dining partner enjoyed her main of risotto. However, my main was another story. I don't mind paying for a good cut of veal but this was fatty and cooked far more than ordered. The burnt broccolini was bitter. Then, no waiter contact for 25 mins. & no way for meaningful feedback. Waiter tried to comp ice cream which I did not want. Bill took too long."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The eggs benedict was delicious. Service was also great."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We ate dinner outside. The spinach lasagne was a little bland. The tiramasu (I don't know how to spell this) was outstanding . I would return and recommend this restaurant to friends and family. For those bringing a dog, the waiter brought a bowl of water for the critter."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Only one complaint--the restaurant is too noisy.. It is beyond me why restaurants that are already noisy insist on adding to the noise by playing music. It is hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My favorite time at Accanto is summer when the menu is replete with great produce. We had a wonderful dinner there, each course fresh and delicious. The heirloom tomatoes over creamy whipped chèvre was a highlight. The soups are always delicious and light. Accanto is for sure one of our favorite dining venues!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I've had a great experience here for brunch. However for dinner for some reason the hostess decided to seat us in the back corner by the kitchen door. (We're we bad!?). The restaurant wasn't full. We were hoping for a nice dinner at a place we already knew was great from brunch. Instead we paid a lot for a sub par experience. Note to any future dinner. Don't accept the back table!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "It's amazing what they do with such a small kitchen -- like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The key, I think, is that the staff all get along and work together toward the common goal of knocking your socks off. I've walked barefoot out of Accanto many times, and I look forward to doing it again, the sooner the better."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I've been wanting to go to Accanto for years and finally made it with my husband while the kids were away. Not one thing we ordered was delicious. The appetizers were tepid, my orchiette was undercooked and my husband's lobster pasta dish had very little flavor and was luke warm. My cocktail was fine but not inspired. The chefs seemed bored and uninspired as well. We had just come from the Woodsman Tavern where it was bustling and everything we had was superb. I don't understand why Accanto doesn't try harder. I wanted to love it and it fell far short of my expectations."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I've eaten here many times, and the food is always inventive, and the bar service is splendid. The July 20th brunch special cocktail (prosecco, campari and grapefruit juice) was perfect. The deviled eggs are to die for, and often offered on the bar menu as well as for brunch."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our experience at Accento was pleasing . The Haberaro infused Vodka Bloody Mary hit the spot along with the deviled eggs . Then came the Crab Benadict and the Oyster Hangtown with blood sausage ! MmmmmmmGooooood We will be there again for sure ... Thank you Accento and staff for a stand out meal worthy of a revisit !!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "the food was mediocre and they don't know what a poached egg is . avoid the ravolololo! They need singing lessons"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I love Accanto and was excited to introduce my husband to it for the first time. We went on a Monday for the spaghetti and meatballs (seriously, SO good), but unfortunately they were sold out by our 7:30 dining time. Get there early for them… it is so worth it! And the Monday night $15 bottle of wine deal to go along with it it hard to pass up! We ended up having the risotto and gnocchi on this occasion, and both were delicious."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I was visiting Portland over the weekend when we stumbled upon this awesome restaurant for brunch. Las Vegas, where I am from, doesn't have too many unique, hole in the wall restaurants that offer a clean, casual, contemporary dining experience at an affordable price. Accanto's menu featured the ecclectic and creative palate that reflected Portland's personality. I ordered the Duck Hash for brunch. Never had I eaten warm beets with a duck confit which tasted more like pulled pork. It was awesome and I will try to recreate it at home. I will definitely take my friends and family back here when I visit again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was good; starters were delicious. Service was very good. I'm gluten free & there were many great options. Was disappointed that I ordered my steak medium rare & it was closer to medium well. Did not want to wait for a re-do so I just ate the center & left the rest."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We stopped for an early dinner and all of our meals were quite good as well as appetizers. From a service perspective, it was a bit off putting when they wouldn't seat us when we arrived only minutes before formally opening. We were served promptly so it didn't matter but to get settled, review the menu would not have been an imposition it would seem."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • " Accanto was perfect for celebrating an anniversary! We tried the 3 for $13 appetizers and were not disappointed with the deviled eggs with a spicy kick and we loved the pickled vegetables. Our favorite has to be the entrees we both ordered. We got the bison tenderloin and the spinach lasagna but instead of the spinach noodle they had a polenta square on top. That was melt in your mouth delicious! I cannot even describe how the polenta melted with the cheese and fall off the bone lamb inside with the broth surrounding it. It was magic! But when I tried to describe it to a friend, the polenta square weirded him out! So just trust me, it was divine! As for the bison, they need to serve more of it in every restaurant! Equally great!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Accanto was delicious. Just flat out. I just had the leftovers for breakfast and even they were delicious. Just very good food done very well. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This has been a favorite neighborhood place for us for quite some time. We had a great dinner. The appetizers and salads were memorable, especially the beet salad. The mussels with pasta were superb and the orecchiette with fennel sausage and rabe was lovely, too. However . . . .we were a party of three and we had an extremely difficult time carrying on a conversation even when leaning in across the table. The physical structure of the restaurant has not changed since our last visit, but the general noise level in the was uncomfortably loud. It was not that it felt like the guests at the neighboring tables seemed to be shouting or sitting at our own, but rather that the overall roar in the restaurant was very uncomfortable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been here several times and have always had good food and good service. We had a reservation, arrived early and were going to sit at the bar and have a drink, it was our anniversary. They seated us right away. we ordered the salmon and the lamb spinach lasagna. It took over an hour to get our dinner, the waiter did offer me a half a glass of wine, but I declined as we were hungry. The salmon was mushy, and fishy tasting, the lasagna noodles were over cooked and mushy. We were terribly disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Pork chop came a little under done. Everything else was very good. Menu was a little confusing, we felt rushed to order meal, then, when it was time for dessert we had to wait awhile to order. All other service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I brought a friend from out of town to dinner. My wife and I enjoy Accanto, and I knew it would be a good place to bring my friend. The food was great, as usual. It was a nice experience for a meal away from downtown, in a nice atmosphere on a beautiful Saturday evening. I got to show my friend a part of Portland that he had not seen before and enjoy a good, reasonably priced meal at the same time. He enjoyed the lasagna and I had the fettucine. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Every time I come here, I'm always pleasantly surprised by the food and service. The staff is always gracious and the food is perfect!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Six middle-aged college consultants attending a conference at the Double Tree found the food at Accanto superb. The dumpy neighborhood belies the outstanding food and drink inside. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. A bit hard to hear and the noise level increased as patrons enjoyed their delicious wines."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had unusual and wonderful food. We started by shairing the beef carpaccio The Bolognese spinach lamb lasagna was out of this world while the chicken Scafata in broth with vegetables was so tasty that I could have eaten the bones. We had a bottle of Italian Nebbiolo wine that was reasonably priced and outstanding. We shared a Tiramisu at the end. Overal, the meal was just perfect for Father's Day. My son treated, too."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Accanto because we were missing Genoa. We had the best time. The food was outstanding and the service was friendly and efficient. Nice cocktail list too. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "the orecchiette was superb - huge flavors, perfect pasta - a great dish. first time there and loved it."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food is always great. The service is top notch. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is an OK place if you don't mine waiting a while for under season food when there is not a packed house."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My sweetie and I love to dine out but get stuck with the same 5 restaurants often, we decided to give Accanto a whirl as it was listed under "top 12 brunch spots in pdx". I am gluten free/dairy free and Accanto did an excellent job accommodating. The waitstaff were lovely and the food was delicious. we would go back for sure. Unsure as to whether it was the particular weekend or the water ban but we didn't have to wait at all which was lovely. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We eat here frequently; brunch and dinner. The food is great without fail! Service is wonderful, always feel welcome."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting Accanto for brunch, having been before for Happy Hour which was just great. The service was as good considering how busy it was, and the food was superb. I would not hesitate to return with more friends!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I had been here for happy hour, but never dinner. HH was wonderful, so chose this place for a thank you/birthday dinner with friends. I like the casual feel and energy of the place. Food was very good. Not the best, but very good. My pork was a bit dry. Everyone else seemed happy. The appetizers were wonderful. Wine choices were great. When I made the reservation, I did not mention it was a birthday. Our server must have heard us wish a happy birthday. After dinner and dessert, he brought the check and a glass of champagne for the birthday girl. Very nice, but it would have been nicer if it had been delivered with dessert. That way we may have all ordered champagne. This way it felt more like an afterthought. Not complaining, however. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "It would be great to just have more gluten free options like bread so other meals are options"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dinner was great. Look forward to coming back. Seems like the frito misto was a more generous serving in the past. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014