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A Cena

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. My favourite local restaurant
1. My favourite local restaurant
" I don't have a favourite dish, they are all good."
Oystersandchampagne
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2. Heavenly Hake
2. Heavenly Hake
"And the hake for my main ... heavenly!"
MonikafromSurrey
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3. Cocktails at the Bar
3. Cocktails at the Bar
" The food is fabulous and the cocktails are a real crowd pleaser."
S1monW3
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About
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"
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $63
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the Twickenham side of Richmond Bridge is this incredibly understated Italian restaurant. The menu is really interesting, it is so hard to decide what to order as the choice isn’t vast but interesting. Fantastic attentive service, great wine list and a brilliant little find...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 01tw1969
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

My most recent visit was for Sunday lunch. This is really good value for money, being a fixed price 2 or 3 course option. The menu changes daily so you get the best of the market and seasonality. I can’t say what my favourite dish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Oystersandchampagne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Introduced friends to our new local Italian favourite! New chef, Tom and his team really impressed. Delicious complimentary bread was a great start and every dish was excellent. We went for the risotto and prawns as starters followed by the slow cooked lamb and the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank a1an1350
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Appalling, Unprofessional and just average food. It is clear why they are struggling. (They are now offering value meals to get people in the door) My husband and I planned a nice evening out. We pre-booked. I arrived before my husband to be met with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nicki A
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Exquisite food with incredible taste, I truly recommend! My taste buds had a party. Tom the chef has definitely reimagined the Italian restaurant with a high standard. Thank you very much, I’ll come back soon

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Wilrow
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Visited on Good Friday evening as a table of four. Service was very attentive and polite. Food was very good and tasty. I would recommend to any visitor as an alternative to the many restraunts across the river in Richmond

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch made perfect with fabulous staff. We had the Insalara to start...a simple dish and amazingly delicious. We then followed with Spaghetti Arabiatta. Best I have ever had with a taste of chilli. Followed by Tiramasu to die for! We drank...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Julia C
Reviewed March 27, 2019

Passing A Cena the other day I saw that it was offering a £10 lunch - salad, a pasta dish and coffee - and decided to try it. This sort of deal is very frequently found abroad. In Portugal a hot, cheap midday meal is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 60alexandra
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We have eaten there before and had good quality food. It didn't disappoint again on that front however the service was some of the worst I've come across in a long time. The waiting staff were totally disinterested and as one other reviewer has said...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect really. I felt with no Italians serving it missed that charm you get when you go to Italian restaurants. The food was OK, it really does depend on what's on the menu I felt that the food was a bit...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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