Lunch at Accanto

Last week, I was invited to check out Accanto, an Italian restaurant in Southeast Portland’s Belmont neighborhood. Since my old apartment was only a few blocks from the restaurant, I’d been a few times before for their Happy Hour menu. However, I hadn’t checked out their new digs since their recent remodel earlier this month. I’m happy to report that the place looked absolutely beautiful:

Their remodel really opened the space up — it was airy and beautiful, filled with lots of natural light, warm wood and bright colors:

In addition to the makeover, Accanto has recently started serving weekday lunches on Wednesday through Friday! The lunch menu is absolutely wonderful, filled with much beloved Italian dishes like bruschetta, gnocchi, and roasted vegetables. Erlend and I were lucky enough to sample from the menu and pick out some especially delightful dishes. We started with an order of deviled eggs, topped with crunchy bits of prosciutto:

We then went a little crazy and ordered three different entrees between us, not realizing that the bruschetta would be a meal by itself:

The menu had three different types of bruschetta to choose from — we went with our waiter’s recommendation, which was duck confit and candied kumquats sitting up top two generous slices of Ken’s Artisan Bread.
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