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Chic Italian Restaurant Accanto Will Close This Month

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The casual counterpart of the since-closed Genoa will shutter on Belmont

Erik Van Kley and Gabriela Ramos
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Accanto, the neighborhood Italian restaurant on Belmont, will close October 27, The Oregonian reports. For years, the restaurant was known as the sibling to Portland institution Genoa, which was open on Belmont for more than 40 years before it closed for good in 2014. Accanto is just under 10 years old.

According to owner Trish Eiting, the restaurant’s decision to close wasn’t an issue of slow business. It sounds like the current chef, Erik Van Kley (Taylor Railworks), may have gotten restless at the restaurant. “It was clear this wasn’t for me by the spring,” Van Kley told The O. It’s unclear where Kley will land, but Eiting is already playing with the idea of using the restaurant space for Japanese fine dining restaurant Nodoguro’s jazzy izakaya pop-up, Peter Cat. Roadhouse didn’t confirm anything firmly, telling the O that it’s “a possibility.”

Accanto [Official]
Accanto restaurant will close after nearly a decade on Belmont [The O]
All previous Accanto coverage [EPDX]
All previous Genoa coverage [EPDX]
Genoa restaurant in SE Portland closing in May [The O]
Taylor Railwork’s Erik Van Kley IN at Accanto [EPDX]
Luxurious Sushi Counter Nodoguro Is Launching a Casual, Jazzy Izakaya Pop-Up [EPDX]


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