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52 Rue Rabelais, 37400 Amboise, France
0247576658
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Ranked #12 of 65 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gloucestershire
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There's nothing fancy about La Cene but they do serve good wholesome food of good quality with an Italian bias. It's a little away from the town centre but make the effort if you want something a bit different and at great value - 50 Euro for two including a litre of house wine!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant and it's about 10 minutes walk from the centre of town. A quiet area, and nice interior, with wood fired oven. The restaurant was busy when we arrived with only one waiter, and whilst he was great, we had to wait. Our pizzas were also undercooked, perhaps as a result of the fact the orders... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Away from main hustle and bustle of Amboise, lovely old building. Good home cooked food .. Great risottos.

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Amboise, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The pizzas and pastas here are outstanding and the friendliness of the hosts was wonderful. We had the pizza tartiflette and the pasta carbonara, both excellent. The wine is not expensive and quite good some of the best from the area. All in all, this is a must visit if you're in the area. It was so good that we... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We tried la Cene following its great reviews on TripAdviser. The restaurant is tucked away from the main shopping and food area in Amboise and is attractive to look at. The service is extremely welcoming, our waiter was friendly, happy to speak french slowly so I could keep up and extremely patient whilst we ordered. We ordered pizzas and escalope.... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

La Cene was a nice discovery. Having traveled through Amboise many times on our way down to Spain, we despaired of finding a decent place to eat. Suffice to say we have had some bad eating out experiences in Amboise. I was attracted to La Cene through the Trip Adviser website. It is off the beaten track, pleasant and informal.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We just finished another visit to France and again found ourselves in Amboise. We had gone to La Cene twice for dinner 4 years ago and loved it then. We we looking forward to trying it again on this trip. We were thrilled that Greg and Maite recognized us from our previous trip. We ended up having dinner there two... More 

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Lodi, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We both wanted a pizza . . . and feel very fortunate that we found one just a couple of blocks away from our B & B since it was raining chats and chiens! The atmosphere was homey and friendly, though they could have turned the lighting down a tad. It had a pretty basic Italian menu but the pizza... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I really enjoyed this comfortable small eatery. It was casual and welcoming, very low key. There were four or five chalkboard daily specials and a wide selection of individually sized pizzas (about the size of a large dinner plate). One could see Madame tossing the dough in the kitchen. Everything was freshly made. When time came for dessert, I decided... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

5 minutes off the main drag of fancy pants restaurants and expensive cafes at the foot of the chateau this little gem of a place has great pizzas, friendly staff and good value drinks. Desserts great too.

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Address: 52 Rue Rabelais, 37400 Amboise, France
Phone Number: 0247576658
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise

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