Portland November 09, 2017
The One Italian Restaurant In Portland With Pasta As Good As Grandma’s
Great pasta is a thing of dreams and this Portland hot spot is the perfect place to make your carb fantasies come true. This amazing Portland restaurant features handmade pasta done right, just like your grandma would make. With great service, a mouth-watering menu and a lovely atmosphere, this is one Italian restaurant you are going to want to go again and again.
Ava Gene's has been open for just 5 years, but has garnered much success in its short run.
In 2013, the restaurant was named the #5 Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit.
Led by Chef Joshua McFadden, Ava Gene's churns out amazing handmade pasta that is the best around.
The restaurant's Roman-inspired cuisine is all about the pasta, which is milled, extruded, rolled, cut, cooked and sauced in house.
While the pasta is a showstopper, you are definitely going to want to try a little bit of everything, so bring a big appetite.
Be sure to select from the Giardini section of the menu to see how the vegetables really shine at Ava Gene's.
Pasta portions are generously sized and loaded with flavor.
The inventive combinations change with the seasons and availability so there is always something fresh and delicious waiting.
This Spaghetti alla Norma, Eggplant, Tomato, Oregano served with Green Beans, Garlic, Chili Tomato is one amazing meal.
Using locally sourced produce, the food is always at the peak of flavor.
This Toasted Farro Linguine with Shrimp, Fennel and Pickled Hot Peppers looks amazing.
If you are eating with a group, consider selecting the Family Style Meal for a feast of the kitchen's best flavors.
Experts at pasta, this Orecchiette with Sausage, Zucchini, Basil and Pine Nuts is sauced just right.
Because Ava Gene's is intimate and popular, reservations are highly recommended.
You will be happy to have them when you don't have to wait long to devour this Linguine, Shrimp, Fennel, Basil, and Pickled Hot Pepper beauty.
For some of the best pasta in the city, you are going to want to head to Ava Gene's ASAP.
Favorites like this Linguine, Clams, Zucchini, Lovage and Burrata will be the pastas you dream about after a trip here.
Ava Gene's is located at 3377 SE Division Street.
On the first Sunday of every month, the Ava Gene's holds Little Italy Dinners, which feature all the classic Italian-American dishes you love. This is a great opportunity to check out all the wonderful flavors of Ava Gene's.
Have you tried Ava Gene’s pasta? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.