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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 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
Good Italian Food

Came with a group to try their Italian food and it did not disappoint. The portions are huge and very tasty. Wait staff were attentive and made every attempt to meet our time schedule. I don't particularly like tiramisu but I tried it since it is a signature dish there. It was not bad...I just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Denise S
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Rio Grande, Ohio
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Rio Grande, Ohio
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Came with a group to try their Italian food and it did not disappoint. The portions are huge and very tasty. Wait staff were attentive and made every attempt to meet our time schedule. I don't particularly like tiramisu but I tried it since it is a signature dish there. It was not bad...I just don't like coffee.

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I read the prior review that said this restaurant disappointed the reviewer, and I mentined the poor review when I made our reservation. Jermy, who took the reservation, noted that they were going to prove the reviewer wrong when we went. Unfortunately, they did not. I thought that the reason was because the owners, Italians both, were not there. At... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We drove through College Station and decided to stop here, and boy oh boy do I wish we hadn't. Overall the food was dry, overly breaded, and lacking flavor. Had the calamari, house salad and bread, and fettuccini Alfredo. All of it was majorly disappointing and borderline unappetizing. Restaurant appears old and worn down, all the chairs and tables had... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The food is really satisfying. The tiramisu is truly brilliant - don't miss it!! The chicken and eggplant parmesan are also terrific... Low-carb options on request. They also have very good acoustics for business meetings and romantic dates -- you can hear yourself and others.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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