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A Cena

418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
+44 20 8288 0108
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Ranked #30 of 137 restaurants in Twickenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $69
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: 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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79% Recommend
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English first
Surrey, UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We received a warm welcome at this very nice reataurant. Their signature negroni cocktail was delicious ! The food was beautifully cooked and served. The sweetbreads were very tasty as was the Vitello Milanese and the wine list was very comprehensive. Altogether a very enjoyable evening.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The cooking isn't complex and it's all the better for not being too ambitious. Perfect home cooked food prepared with care and presented with class and style. Lovely pasta dishes. Interesting and perfectly seasoned. Great for a stylish but relaxing supper. Not that cheap but worth it. But lose the paper table cloths please (it's one of my bugbears -sorry!)

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This was a recommendation to one of our friends, so we rocked up early evening on a Friday, reservation having previously been made (apparently advisable to do so) If you are there before 7pm, you get the option of the express menu where for £8.50 (at time of writing) you get a delightful Parmesan and creme fraiche salad and a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Went there for lunch on a recommendation. We were the only diners. The first two wines we asked for were both out of stock. I have never encountered this at a restaurant. The food is smart Italian and we had to trawl the menu hard to find dishes that appealed. The food was well prepared and cooked when it arrived.... More

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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a lovely room, spacious and decorated in dark and cream colours which work well. There are fresh flowers and a genuine welcome. The food is delicious and bountiful ..... Lord only knows how much reviewers who have complained previously about portion size actually expect. We went with old friends who live locally and enjoyed scampi fritti, rocket salad,... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

A cosy looking Italian. Starter of spicy prawns was delicious and generous. The wine recommended by the waiter was nice and good value. Main course of veal and salad was also nice though to my large appetite a little small. Overall very nice and would return

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Mains good quite small portions but well prepared and good flavour. Drinks and wine expensive vegetables need as extras so overall quite pricey

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

As you walk into this cozy, hidden Italian gem you know immediately you've made the right choice! Not only is the lighting perfect (ladies!!) the old black and white photos on the walls tell the history of the restaurant and the family who run it. The food is AMAZING and the portions are extremely generous. The staff are friendly and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

considering this is an Italian, there was a poor showing of vegetables( a large part of italian life!) The service was incredibly slow (30 mins to take a lunch order and the restaurant wasn't even busy. An even longer wait for the meal. Plus very limited Sunday lunch menu. Very disappointed and so will not be returning.

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We regularly go to the butcher in Richmond, and found out that the owner also runs A Cena. The excellent quality we enjoy at the butchers clearly translates to the restaurant. We shared a starter and both had a pasta course. The food was great but unfortunately we were full so unable to try the meat, fish or desserts. Very... More

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