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A Cena

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418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
Richmond Station or St Margarets Station
+44 20 8288 0108
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A Cena restaurant is located just over the Richmond Bridge in East...
A Cena restaurant is located just over the Richmond Bridge in East Twickenham. A fantastic local italian restaurant set in a warm, friendly, elegant but relaxed atmosphere with a menu that constantly changes to suit the changing seasons and ensuring only the freshest and best ingredients go into our dishes. The wine list is superb ranging from small, modest Italian Vineyards to some of the great names and vintages. A Cena means "at dinner" and is pronounced "Ah Chenna"
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for so many occasions

I was recommended this restaurant as one to try and as I was down to watch the rugby, I thought a pre-game lunchtime visit would be a good opportunity to see what this Italian has to offer - the overriding impression I got was this restaurant would be great for so namy occasions going from a quiet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
spoony42
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Delightful neighborhood Italian delivering wonderful quality food, drink and service. The menu was great and the ambience was welcoming and friendly. I will certainly be back.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food is just superb and excellent service, I have never been disappointed. It doesn't look all that fantastic from the outside but it is well worth entering.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was recommended this restaurant as one to try and as I was down to watch the rugby, I thought a pre-game lunchtime visit would be a good opportunity to see what this Italian has to offer - the overriding impression I got was this restaurant would be great for so namy occasions going from a quiet lunch for couples... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Is une of the most authentic restaurant in Richmond,the food is amazing,great atmosphere and very friendly staff. I love it

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Heswall, Wirral
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We decided to come here on a recommendation prior to going to the European Final at Twickenham and we were not let down. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were looked after fantastically well. Service was prompt without being rushed and the food was sensational. All washed down with excellent well priced wine. I don't... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the best Italian restaurant in West London. Too many Italian restaurants overload their menus with what they deem to be compulsory dishes: lasagna, osso buco. spaghetti bolognese etc, etc, et boring cetera. By contrast, A Cena has a well-constructed, light, modern Italian menu, with fresh produce cooked with Italian aplomb...by a Brit. The barbecued mackerel starter came with... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Jeans and T-shirts. No choice of beer, only Bodingtons. Served in a pint glass. Plastic table cloths. IKEA crockery. Prawns in batter. Duck (part burnt) and roast potatoes (as crispy as I do them) with water cress. Blob of ice-cream swimming cognac (in my breakfast bowl - we have posh crockery too!). At the age of 45, this is the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food was decent - good service and will go back. Been there a few times over a number of years and always had a decent meal and enjoyed myself enough

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London
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175 reviews 175 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If we were talking about an ideal local restaurant, A Cena has to be way up there. Lovely, characterful room, pleasant service & proper Italian food. On a lunchtime visit, lots of v reasonably price options. Lovely mozzarella & lentils (looked beautiful), shallot bruschetta, large portion of hake with caper butter, calves liver & grilled polenta. All very enjoyable. The... More 

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My second visit to A Cena did not disappoint. Efficient, friendly but non-intrusive service, quality food in good portions, pleasantly busy yet relaxed atmosphere. Not cheap, yet good value. All-in-all, a fairly rare mixture in London restaurants these days.

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Additional Information about A Cena

Address: 418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8288 0108
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Twickenham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 79
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
  • Public Transportation: Richmond Station or St Margarets Station
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Twickenham
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8288 0108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 79
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

A Cena restaurant is located just over the Richmond Bridge in East Twickenham. A fantastic local italian restaurant set in a warm, friendly, elegant but relaxed atmosphere with a menu that constantly changes to suit the changing seasons and ensuring only the freshest and best ingredients go into our dishes. The wine list is superb ranging from small, modest Italian Vineyards to some of the great names and vintages. A Cena means "at dinner" and is pronounced "Ah Chenna"
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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