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404 University Dr E, Ste X, College Station, TX 77840-5905
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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College Station, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is best place in College Station with Italian kitchen. Very good atmosphere, very good location, perfect for family diner!

Thank Daria P
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Cenare, but I was with someone who had eaten there many years ago. It was a walk down memory lane for him. We were seated immediately, had a very friendly and courteous waitress and a very short wait for our food. All-in-all, I was quite satisfied. The Salmon with pasta was mild, but tasty.... More 

Thank jirene2015
Bryan, Texas
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted a quiet dinner with no crowds or noisey atmosphere. Cenare's Italiian restaurant is such a place. The food is always great, the owner usually greets you at the door, and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive.

Thank Ronald R
Victoria, TX
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128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Nicely done Italian food at reasonable prices with pleasant staff. Worth a visit if in College Station.

Thank DonaldBreech
San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Return to cenare after about 25 years. We wanted to take our kids to a nice place we went to in college. The calamari appetizer was clearly from a vendor's bag and not cooked appropriately. The chicken I had was overcooked and soaked in a lukewarm cream sauce. No one was blown away by the food at all. It was... More 

Thank vodkaman3
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1,137 reviews
747 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,643 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Because of what may be described as mediocre food and a decline in the quality of service, it has been more than a decade since I last dined at Cenare. Called upon to select a place for a business meeting, I decided to give Cenare at try because of its location, coupled with curiosity to see how this once favorite... More 

Thank CJTravelerTexas
College Station, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a restaurant that has been here for as long as I can remember but we forget to go. The chains have taken over. We had the Tilapia al Buongustaio (It comes in different levels of heat. We had the spicy with fresh jalapenos and it was excellent. The filet was a nice fat filet. The crab meat Au... More 

Thank Jan H
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was Surprised and rate this as one of the Best Restaurants I have eaten at in all my travels, friendly staff and Excellent Italian food, I tried the stuffed mushrooms and Lasagna and they were among the best and enjoyed them very much even if the mushrooms filled me up and was hard to finish the lasagna The Stormchaser... More 

Thank stormchaserSS
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

The food and service continues to be good enough though the server from my most recent experience probably wasn't born the first time I ate here. It was a great trip down memory lane.

Thank petr0leumr0x
Friendswood, Texas
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245 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was an excellent choice. I would have given a four star in a larger city but for College Station, it was a 5 star. Great service, Great Food and Great Prices. I would definitely eat here again if I were in town.

Thank Rick F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 University Dr E, Ste X, College Station, TX 77840-5905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: 979-696-7311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?