2838 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214
In June Portland had the dinning deal going and that’s when I first heard of Accanto. We never made it down for that, but it has been on my list ever since.
On Saturday night we were able to sneak away for a date and we made our way down to Accanto in SE Portland.
When we arrived we noticed that there were tables outside, which we were super excited about because we are having fabulous weather here in Portland and I just want to enjoy every single minute of it.
We were seated right away. We experienced some great customer service. I tell you, attentive servers can make or break an experience some times.
I wanted to try lots of different things, so we ordered the sample appetizer platter. We got the stuffed squash blossom, which was really great. The peaches and prosciutto was also very good, as was the soft cheese and tomatoes. They also had a special drink with fig vodka that was good. It had lemon in it, so it mostly just tasted like a lemon drop. I liked that the drink was only $7.
For our entrees I ordered the gnocchi. I was done summer style with fresh summer veggies in it and a pesto sauce. It was a light gnocchi, cooked perfectly. If you have ever had gnocchi you know it can be good or just awful, there really is not a lot of in between. This one was good.
My husband ordered the special which was Milanese Pork Chop for $17. The pork chop was breaded and fried. It was good, but not necessarily how we like ours prepared. I guess I was confused I thought it was going to be a Milanese sauce. I think what really baffled me was that for $17 all we got was a pork chop. There was no side of veggies, no potatoes and no side of any kind. It did have tomatoes on the top with a little arugula ( I guess that’s our small salad). It seemed spendy for an incomplete meal.
If you have read my about me page you know that I seek out pork chops where ever I go. So I know that most pork chops come with a side. I don’t even think Accanto offered side dishes that you could order to go along with this.
Anyways, we really did like this place, but I am not sure we will rush back. It was good, but the portions just didn’t match the price. My gnocchi was large and filing, which was good because my husband needed some carbs after his big day of mountain biking.
Anyone tried the brunch? I would be curious as to what it was like.
- Atmosphere was very nice bright and open. Although reviews I have read say that when it’s dark out it’s dimly lit.
- Prices are very reasonable for Portland, it just too bad you don’t get a complete meal.
- They have 4-5 beers on tap, plus bottle beer. They seemed to have a good wine selection as well. I also liked that they also had cocktails.
- Located on Belmont St in SE Portland