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418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
+44 20 8288 0108
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Ranked #27 of 145 Restaurants in Twickenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $76
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Richmond Station or St Margarets Station
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"
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

For the first time in my life I happen to visit a Italian restaurant with my friends. And I am so pleased with the experience that I had to write this review not just to thank the restaurant staff but let people know about some with finest places in richmond town. We were delighted by the warm welcome given by... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Read many good reviews about this restaurant but I was very disappointed about the food on the night I went. The pasta boring with bits of turkey, my meat rather dry and so was the rest of the food my friends had. Nothing special. Nice service.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We recently went with our 5 year old for Sunday lunch for the first time despite having lived in the area for over 15 years. We were slightly nervous about how the restaurant would be with our daughter. We shouldn't have worried, as we walked in we were met with a big friendly smile and welcome from the new owner.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Visited with local friends, the food is lovely and the service is kind and gentle, little out of our way but very good!!!!

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london
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A Cena has a relaxed, welcoming vibe which together with its dependable food, makes for a good evening out. Unlike more traditional Italian restaurants, the lighting is nicely subdued & tables aren't too close for comfort, there is no need to shout to have a conversation. Staff are well-informed & helpful; the food is classy Italian - seasonal, not too... More 

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is one of our favourite restaurants in the Richmond/Twickenham area. We are locals so go here regularly. The food is absolutely delicious and never disappoints, they have some fantastic wines and desserts too. I have one gripe though. We always feel quite rushed through the meal (as another reviewer mentioned) and if you book a table at 9pm, you... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I spent a very pleasant lunch here with some friends before heading to the rugby. Good value, well thought through food was complemented very well with good attentive service. Based on the lunch fayre, I would like to revisit and sample an evening meal.

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Surrey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have often driven and walked past this restaurant but eventually got to try its delights. We ate here for a girls night out. The decor is very tasteful and the restaurant had a lovely ambience. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable in the menu. The food was traditional Italian with a few pasta dishes, meat dishes and fish... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The table was booked and we were running late (and did call to let them know and was assured that it wasn't a problem) on arrival we very clearly heard a member of staff say 'get them out by 9.15' So not really the kind of welcome you'd expect! in spite of ordering an aperitif and a pretty expensive bottle... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We live in the doorstep and frequently forget this place ... Had a great lunch and great Negronis. We will go back more often!m

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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 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 76
Cuisine: Italian

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