Ava Gene's
Stylish spot for upscale Italian dining
Italian · Richmond · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.7
Food
4.5
Decor
4.5
Service
 
This resident of Richmond’s ‘restaurant row’ provides “a unique experience for foodies” with its pricey but “mind-blowing” presentations of seasonal, old-world Italian cuisine that’s “well-suited to sharing among a group” and is enhanced by a “great assortment of wines” and “well-crafted cocktails” ; the “chic and cozy” dining room can be “noisy” , but the “highly knowledgeable ” staff more than compensates, resulting in an experience considered “an evening unto itself” ; P.S. “be prepared to dress for the occasion.”
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hours Open Today · 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
location 3377 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR 97202, USA phone +1 971-229-0571 website avagenes.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of Ava Gene's
Google Reviews
4.6
(236)
The service and the food were amazing. They were very accommodating of our large group, though I know that is a challenge there. Plate after plate of incredible food just kept coming. I am pleased that we got to try a little of everything, as my favorites were actually dishes I probably wouldn't have ordered. The sheep cheese pea sprouts, was probably my favorite, followed by the carrot salad, and the lamb (so tender and delicious). Not a single dish was uninspired, or run of the mill, so I am pleased to have gotten to try them all. The beer selection was small, but of sufficient variety that I don't believe it would be a problem for most people. The wine list was extensive, and we enjoyed some very nice Prosecco. I know others really liked the signature cocktails and red wine. All in all, definitely a great place for a nice dinner for a couple or small group, though they handled our 12 people just great as well.
Marc Weeks · April 4, 2018
Fantastic food and service. Everything my wife and I tried was simply amazing. We we're skeptical on some of the combinations but the first bite quelled any doubt we once had. They even went out of their way to make my wife feel special on her birthday. Just awesome.
Tim Brassfield · April 30, 2018
Visiting from Chicago. This establishment is superb! Kudos to the owner because as well all know, leadership starts at the top. We sat at the Chef's counter, ordered 4 dishes and each was better than the previous. The staff was polite, funny, and knowledgeable about their craft! We chatted with them as we watched them whip up dish after dish. Cleanliness is at the top of their list as I've never seen a kitchen sparkle during a jammed packed dinner service. My only regret is that there isn't an Ava Gene's in Chicago!
Robin H · February 27, 2018