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404 University Dr E, Ste X, College Station, TX 77840-1743
979-696-7311
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
After leaving BJ's came here

Excellent service, very friendly, good food and wine, reasonable price too. We were seated immediately charming restaurant. I will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Piers G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Excellent service, very friendly, good food and wine, reasonable price too. We were seated immediately charming restaurant. I will be back.

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Ft Worth, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My second trip to Cenare and this time with 4 total. We had reservations and were seated w/o wait. It seems busy but not crowded which is good. Saturday night in a college town can be crazy and loud but this seemed more like locals or maybe well heeled alumni parents since it's across the street from the Hilton. Service... More 

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice authentic Italian food, great server - had Julian - he was paced just right, always there with the wine pours, great recommendations. Allowed enough time for conversation - never felt rushed even though the restaurant was busy.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Came here for a mid-week business dinner at 7pm there were very few patrons. Food was OK, nothing special, Olive Garden stuff. I'd write a better review, but service was unforgivably slow given the number of diners.

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Abilene, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My son loves Cenare and every time we visit College Station, we head here. He always gets the veal parm. Their salads are also delicious. My daughter always has a spicy chicken dish with jalapenos. Very good. The lobster ravioli is good as well. Nice atmosphere and terrific gelato and cappuccino.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I ate at Cenare's last week. This was the first time in several years, though mot sure why I had not been before. The food was great and very authentic and the atmosphere was good especially for a special occasion. The wait staff was very professional and helpful. It was not overly crowded and the way the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I lived in College Station for five years and this was, hands down, my favorite place to eat. Whenever I fly in, this is my first stop. I have always had great service in this establishment. Some of the waiters are actually Italians so you may have to signal them to come to you because that is how waiters behave... More 

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College Station, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was fine. I enjoyed my Tortellini alla Diavola and stuffed mushrooms. It was just nothing spectacular. Cafe Capri in Bryan is better. If it did not have competition like that I would rank it higher. The biggest fault I had was with the service. I went with my wife for a quiet birthday dinner. They seated us next... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Best Italian Restaurant in College Station, Bryan Homemade Italian recipes from an authetic italian family. Mr. G's also.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family stopped there after reading good recommendations and we are glad we did. Lasagna was excellent and good service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 University Dr E, Ste X, College Station, TX 77840-1743
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: 979-696-7311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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