Chef-owner Rick Gencarelli of Lardo - Portland, OR

4262 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215
(802) 734-8706
Hours: Tues-Thurs 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-8pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-9pm; Sun closed

Chef-owner Rick Gencarelli racked up experience at fine dining restaurants Olives in New York, San Francisco restaurants Rubicon and One Market Restaurant, and The Inn at Shelburne Farms in Vermont before moving to Portland in 2009. Now he puts his farm-to-table sensibility to good use at his Italian-American influenced sandwich cart on Belmont Street. And he proves that a fine-dining chef can hook you up with the ultimate egg and cheese sandwich: his version comes with pork belly in place of the bacon for an extra-moist texture. Get the fries. Or you’ll be sorry.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Pork Belly and Farm Egg Sandwich
  • Lardo Fries
  • Meatball Bahn Mi, Pickled Vegetables, and Sriracha Aïoli
  • Grilled Mortadella, Mama Lil's, Provolone, and Mustard Aïoli

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