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Il Cena'Colo

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228 South Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550
+1 845-564-4494
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Since 1988, Il Cenacolo has brought the taste of Northern Italy to the...
Since 1988, Il Cenacolo has brought the taste of Northern Italy to the Hudson Valley. Celebrating the simplicity of classic Tuscan cuisine, its menu offers traditional recipes, presented with sophistication and mastery. The finest ingredients are prepared so their flavor shines through. Following Italy's guiding philosophy, every part of the meal is a culinary experience. Of the many notable dishes on the menu, Polletto al limone, Filetto al pepe nero, and Risotto alla pirata are renowned throughout the region.
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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply Outstanding

Four of us decided to make Il Cena'Colo our restaurant of choice during Hudson Valley Restaurant week 2015. We made the right choice for sure. From the time we entered the restaurant until we left our waitress was friendly and attentive. Our appetizers were Stuffed Mushrooms and Octopus Salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
joevala
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Highland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Highland
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Four of us decided to make Il Cena'Colo our restaurant of choice during Hudson Valley Restaurant week 2015. We made the right choice for sure. From the time we entered the restaurant until we left our waitress was friendly and attentive. Our appetizers were Stuffed Mushrooms and Octopus Salad. The entrees we selected were Grilled Salmon, Ossobuco, Red Snapper and... More 

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Newburgh, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Sali and his staff are exceptional in their service and Italian cuisine. The 'regular' menu has a lot of choices, but bring a pad and pen, so the staff can tell about the listing of appetizers and entrees, there are a LOT!! Best Oso Bucco I've ever had.

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Wallkill, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant used to be a favorite of ours for many years. The past few years we stopped going due to their annoying specials, literally the wait staff would read off 40 plus specials, like you could remember them all, we would sit there for a good 7-10 minutes listening and getting uncomfortable. But the food was good so we... More 

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New Windsor NY
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went here for our 30th anniversary. it was a Monday night, so we thought the restaurant would be empty. There were actually quite a few tables occupied though there was only one waitress. She was incredible! She spent time at every table going over one of the most extensive lists of specials for the night that I have ever... More 

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Santa Fe NM
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is absolutely great. Best antipasti selections I've ever seen. Including in Italy. We told the waiter to make us a plate and take care of us and boy did he ever. Generous portions, great wine by the glass, relaxed quiet environs. This place is wonderful. Wish we had more reason to be in that part of the country.... More 

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Chester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I read a review about this restaurant and agreed with it. I am not a fan of a restaurant that does not honor their reservations. That was several years ago. I decided to give it another try and happy that I did. My guest and myself were seated upon our arrival (with reservations made). As we were there early, before... More 

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Campbell Hall
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We used to visit this restaurant frequently before their sister restaurant, Cena 2000, opened on the Newburgh waterfront. We stopped going to Cena 2000 because the service was inconsistent, there was always a 20 to 30 minute wait even with a reservation and they ran out of a lot of their specials by 7:00 on a Saturday night! Based on... More 

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New Paltz, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Caponata and crunchy Italian bread to start, as a very large, very tasty amuse bouche (or however you say it in Italian). Sizeable list of wonderful appetizers from octopus salad to smoked trout -- all perfectly prepared. Four guests, all delighted with veal shoulder, linguini Bolognese, rigatoni with hot and sweet sausage. Gelato, flourless chocolate torte, coffee. Some noise, but... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

liked: cozy atmosphere, friendly staff disliked: service seemed disorganized, everybody who worked there served us; waiter didn't know anything about names or locations of wines; food a bit too salty for my taste

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Walden, ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I discovered this restaurant a year or two ago and have been in love ever since. We have been there several times and have yet to have a bad dish or less than perfect service. Although all the staff is excellent, Cricket is nothing short I perfection. The way she describes the specials makes you want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 South Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Newburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 845-564-4494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Since 1988, Il Cenacolo has brought the taste of Northern Italy to the Hudson Valley. Celebrating the simplicity of classic Tuscan cuisine, its menu offers traditional recipes, presented with sophistication and mastery. The finest ingredients are prepared so their flavor shines through. Following Italy's guiding philosophy, every part of the meal is a culinary experience. Of the many notable dishes on the menu, Polletto al limone, Filetto al pepe nero, and Risotto alla pirata are renowned throughout the region.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?