We had a birthday brunch and the staff was wonderful - attentive, quick - and the food was amazing. Always recommend for a brunch date or a big party!
Food is wonderful, but very pork forward, so if that is not your thing (pancetta, cured meats, etc, go elsewhere. Service and staff extremely nice. I want to check out their brunch which has a more non- pork menu. Desserts look yummy but we were full
Celebrated my birthday with family. The food and service were excellent as usual!!!
This was our first time at Accanto since their new chef joined. The menu was fascinating, filled with seductive alternatives and brimming with options that reflect the Spring season. We enjoyed both salads and both mains.
It is always a delight to dine at Accanto. This restaurant is not in our neighborhood but I wish it were! The service is friendly and attentive, the dishes are interesting and delicious, and it can make a regular Wednesday night in mid-April something special! Thanks again for being consistently wonderful.
Just great. Great server, great food, great company. Voila!
Took my sister here. Food was very good! Rich, but delicious. Server was pleasant but took awhile to welcome us and was not able to recommend a wine. Would definitely go again. Fun vibe!
Exceeded my expectations! The food was absolutely delicious with an appropriate price point and our waiter was very knowledge, friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Accanto!
We were very pleased with our dinners and glad to find that what has for years been one of our favorite restaurants has now regained its footing under the new chef. The last time we went--about two months ago--service was spotty, our dinners were somewhat disappointing, and the noise level deafening. We weren't anxious to go back. This time it had all the qualities that have made us return over and over. Service was excellent, our fritto misto was perfect--Golden and crisp and with lots of calamari--and our pastas--we both had the tagliatelle--were tender and beautifully sauced. The wine choices are always excellent. And our favorite waiter was there and greeted us like friends. So it seems that Accanto is back on a steady course of deliciousness and hospitality and we will be back soon!
Great brunch! Fritters were the best I’ve had in a very long time (I’ll be going back for them alone!). Brunch menu had plenty of options.
Really love Accanto’s food and environment and the incredibly friendly and attentive service.
Wonderfully prepared foods and the flavors were exceptional. They certainly know what they re doing at Acanto...keep up the great work!!
Food was high quality but detected too much mint in my lamb and gnocchi. Service was outstanding!
Wonderful food and service; plates perfectly sized to shre
Good food. Good service. Very odd acoustics in back room.
Portions were small for the price. The Cesar salad, in my opinion was way to fishy smelling and tasting.
I love the food at Accanto, but the beautiful presentation is my favorite part! Each plate is a delicious work of art.
Amazing! great family night
We went for Portland Dining Month. Really good food and nice atmosphere. Perfect for a casual date night.
Excellent service. Attentive, but not overbearing. Helpful with menu items. Food served promptly, as advertised, presented nicely. Portions a tad small for me, but just right for my partner. Quality of meal was excellent, tasty, served at proper temperature and as advertised on menu and by staff.
Great time and food
The waiter was very rude. We arrive early and met a friend for a drink at the bar. We ask if they good fit third person and he immediately said NO before the question was out of my boss's mouth. Oddly when we were seated we noted a 4 top table next us that never filled and when they did fill it was with a couple. There were several open tables in the restaurant. Next when I asked the waiter to explain the prix fixe menu he indicated it was 'already self explanatory'. When I asked the server about the type of meat he looked incredulously at me and said, "It is goat leg!"---like I should be so silly not to know. Food was good but staff was not welcoming or accommodating.
Accanto has a new chef, showing off a little bit with goat cheese gnocchi with a sauce made with goat, absolutely delicious. The menu is small here, but the food is delicious and presented handsomely. I used to eat here regularly, but that has been 4 years or more, and the front-end staff are the same people! The friendly familiarity is comforting.
Really wonderful food and wonderful service! Only detraction was very close seating of another party within arms length of our table.
I have been an Accanto fan for many years... the food is great. The service is incomparable and the vibe is very positive. What more can I say? Visit Accanto; you'll love it.
The food was excellent. The service was slow, but all the better for visiting. It was too noisy, but the waitress did turn the music down, thank you.
Went here for Portland Dining Month and we were not disappointed. Nice space with good ambiance and it wasn’t too noisy to have a conversation. The wait staff was attentive and very friendly, as well as helpful with the menu. The three courses we had were all delicious and everyone left feeling contented. Would definitely return here. The only downside, as with most Italian places, is the overpriced wine menu. Italian wines are not costly, except in a good restaurant. Overall great place!
Menu items were unique and full of flavor, well prepared a very enjoyable evening
Very good food. I did Portland Dining Month and had a 3 course menu. Their smoked mackerel Caesar was amazing, and their deserts did not disappoint.
It was Restaurant Week and the three course value menu offered was delicious.
We took advantage of the Portland Monthly Dining menus. There were two choices for each course, and, fortunately, we each wanted the different choice so we both participated. Normally my significant other has a small plate. The regular menu was tempting, too. The cocktail special was great too. Service was efficient. Highly recommended.
The new chef is doing a great job. The food was delicious. We had the dining month tasting menu and every dish was great. I tried one side of the menu and my friend the other. No regrets.
What a find! I cannot overstate how important it is to order the bread with both olive oil and parmesan butter. Best bread ever. Just do it. You're welcome. And the warmed olives and some wine really made for a nice start that was tough to follow. The pastas were solid, and dessert was good (especially the olive oil cake with huckleberry and cream). The vibe was energetic in this eclectic neighborhood, but the dimmed, small space of 14ish tables kept it intimate. The only bumer was that the service started out awesome (our server was super-personable and helpful) but then he kind of disappeared when it got busy. Nice team effort, though, as the bartender jumped in to help out when she noticed we'd been sitting for a while.
This was my second time dining at Accanto. Their Portland dining month menu was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed both meals.
We were here during March Dining for a wonderful Pris fixe dinner. It began with especially tasty olives followed by an especially enjoyable citrus salad. The entree was goat cheese gnocchi with a flavorful goat meat ragout. Dessert was a panna cotta topped with candied pine nuts. The service was friendly and efficient. All-in-all, an especially nice evening .
The food is always wonderful here. I wish they had more vegetarian offerings; it is a rather meat heavy menu.
Accanto never disappoints me. The food is just creative enough, not fussy, and the service is always attentive without being overly so. The ambiance is a bit busy/lively when all tables are taken, but one can still talk without shouting. We chose the March dining month option this time, and it was delicious. The wine list is interesting without being overwhelming.
Great special cocktail and Portland Dining Month menu! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening!
we enjoyed the food tremendously.. specially the polenta with mushroom plate .. we ordered it 3 times ;)
Amazing food, spectacular drink. Perfect night celebrating my friend’s birthdays. 👌