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“Great food at lunch”
Review of Ceno Grille

Ceno Grille
Ranked #10 of 425 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ceno Grille serves fresh, homemade Italian and Greek cuisine for lunch and dinner. For amazing food, service and atmosphere, look nowhere else! Ceno Grille is a small cozy restaurant perfect for the whole family. We have a large menu with many different options to choose from. Everything is fresh and homemade as if grandma made it herself, we don't even have a freezer! That's right, we make our own bread and everything is made in house. If you are in need of some recommendations, our Seafood Asparagus, Veal Piccitta, and Firehouse Chicken are just a few dishes that our customer's rave about. Our prices are affordable with our weekly dinner specials. Make sure to check us out on Mondays, we have pasta specials and it's something you don't want to miss. We also have a nice selection of draft beer and wine for you to enjoy with your meal. If you have a special event coming up, let us know. We have catering options available. Join us for Happy Hour, Monday thru Friday, 3pm-6pm for $1 off anything. So if you are looking for some excellent homemade food with great service (our wait staff is pretty amazing too), and great atmosphere give us a try for lunch or dinner today. You will be glad you did.
Cape Coral, Florida
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“Great food at lunch”
Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We had three different meals, two appetizers, and the wonderful garlic bread for lunch. Everything was amazingly good. Definitely on my list of places to visit again. Music seemed a little loud. Disregard bar atmosphere. This is far beyond bar food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is one of the newer restaurants in our part of town so we decided to try it last week with another couple. I was apprehensive when we first walked in. It was a bit dark with very little in the way of decoration. More importantly, and somewhat distressing at first, was the fact that the entire left side of the establishment is taken up by the bar, leaving only the right side for a few tables. I began to wonder if we had made a mistake by coming. However my fears were quickly quelled by our extremely friendly and efficient waitress. Our drink orders were taken as soon as we were shown to our table. They arrived quickly and we were then told about the specials. At first things seemed a bit rushed. But it seems that was only because the staff was trying to be helpful. After a short time we were brought a basket of wonderful garlic bread with an equally tasty dipping sauce. The menu is extensive with something for almost every taste. Everyone ordered something different and everyone raved about their meal. The portions are quite large, but more importantly, everything was prepared to perfection. Whether it was meat, fish or pasta, everything tasted great. Be warned, if you order a side salad be prepared to spend some time eating it. There are a few different choices for salads, all very good and all quite large. Be sure to mention to your waitress that you'd like to take some time eating your salad before your entree is served. We hadn't yet finished ours when our meals arrived. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of.

The desserts sounded interesting but we were too full to try any. We'll definitely be back again, hopefully leaving some room for dessert then. The bar did end up to be a bit noisy. But with food this good I can overlook the noise.

  • Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“If you like Mediterranean food, this is your place”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Ceno Grille was recommended to us by our hotel, the Westin, and we weren’t disappointed. I had the Mediterranean chicken with mixed vegetables and my cousin had the gyro – both excellent and seasoned exceptionally well.

The place is small and casual, with a friendly staff. It’s not the place for your fancy night out, it’s the perfect place for a mid-week dinner when you want good Mediterranean food. It appeared to have a good local crowd as well (bartenders knew multiple people who walked in), which was a nice atmosphere for out of towners.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Delicious Italian & Mediterranean Food”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

I have had the Gyro sandwich, chicken saltimboca, chicken marsala, spinach roll, and grill cheese (made with prosciutto and gorgonzola cheese) and every single meal has been solid, full of flavor and herbs. they have several craft and domestic beers on tap and in the bottle. The staff is friendly and the owner is always there to ensure quality control. I am hoping they eventually have a happy hour special.

  • Visited June 2013
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SW Florida
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31 reviews
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“A meal to remember ! YUM YUM YUM”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Four of us enjoyed dinner at Ceno Grille on June 7 and everyone raved about how much they enjoyed the food, ambiance, service and prices. This is a small restaurant featuring Italian and Greek dishes. You can watch your meal being cooked to perfection in the small kitchen you can see from the dining area. Ceno reminds me of the small restaurants I enjoy when spending time in the core of large cities.

My wife enjoyed a seafood asparagus dinner while I had the evening's "special" which was a beef dish with mushrooms and risotto. Our friend had a 'build your own pasta dish' which he thoroughly enjoyed and his wife also had the seafood asparagus. We shared our dinners and agreed they were all excellent choices. The service is top notch - our waitress was very attentive and even got us an extra basket of the wonderful garlic bread.

Our two dinners plus several glasses of wine ran $47 plus tip. I consider that pretty reasonable.

If you're looking for a special place to eat with food you will remember I highly recommend Ceno Grille. Tell George I sent you, okay?

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank swfguy
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