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Ava Gene's

4.6
1343 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Ava Gene’s is a neighborhood place, located on Division Street in Southeast Portland. Our restaurant serves rustic cuisine, features an extensive Italian wine list and offers cocktails focused on & inspired by the regions of Italy. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 4:30pm-10pm
Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 5pm-11pm
Saturday: 4:30pm-11pm
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Phone number
(971) 229-0571
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joshua McFadden
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE 34th Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RoseBubbles (Portland)
2.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

We've been excited to try Ava Gene's for a while since we love vegetables and pasta, and this what they are known for. The food was all simply ok. I honestly think we could've made better food at home. The service was kind and prompt, although our waiter (was in-training) didn't offer clear guidance on the menu, so we ordered a few dishes from each section. The prosciutto starter and salads were the best things we ate. Again, dinner wasn't bad, but it was "just ok" for dinner for 2 people for $170.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

This was my second time dining at Ava Gene's. I was impressed-again! I bought a gift card on my way out. That says it all!

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vipKkjacoby (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

We had the tasting menu and it was delish! Great service, great wine, and great food...

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

I live in Dallas and that was my 3rd visit to Portland and 2nd visit to Ava Genes and I can't say enough good things about it. I believe it is truly one of the best and most creative restaurants
I have been to . I bought the cookbook but am hoping I can call and get one of the recipes that is not in the book

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Luvourchef (Portland)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

Food had good flavor and unique items. Very nice dinner

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vipMikeG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Our second visit. Exceptional food. They perform miracles with vegetables, pasta, and meats!

Wine list is full of interesting and well-chosen options.

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vipdinner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

I love their vegetable plates, the chef is truly creative. Lamb chops were also tasty.

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Spitfire1 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

Our favorite restaurant for a night out with friends. Food is incredible. Who knew we would ever crave Kale Salad, it is awesome. Pastas amazing, service amazing..

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

I want to love Ava Gene's - the atmosphere is lovely, the service great, the food was very good - just not worth the hype & $250 for 2 people. Nothing wrong with any of it - I just won't be lusting for Ava Gene's. If you do choose to go, get the panna cotta and garlic bread, which were the highlights.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2017

We'd heard so much about Ava Gene's and it did not disappoint. The food, drinks and ambiance were incredible! I would definitely recommend. My only negative comment was that our waitress seemed distracted. She took a long time to take our first drink order, rarely did table touches and forgot one of our dishes. That was sort of a blessing in disguise as we would have been stuffed! Even with that I would still recommend this spot.

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