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A Cena

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418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
+44 20 8288 0108
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have a 'go to' restaurant for a special occasion - A Cena just on the Twickenham side of Richmond Bridge. The regularly changed menu features Italian dishes cooked and presented in a very attractive manner and the staff are friendly and attentive. We dined there on my birthday and, as usual, it did not disappoint. Our... More 

Thank E1709VFbills
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here for lunch or dinner often, and it never fails to disappoint. Its pricepoint is very good considering the amazing quality of the food. I would particularly recommend the balsamic/Parmesan salad (not sure of its exact name) and the risotto. Though the complimentary bread is also the stuff of dreams!

Thank traveller783927
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We haven't been to A Cena for a few years. The food was always very good and the service excellent. Some things never change. We didn't have starters but did have a bottle of Prossecco, a large glass of good wine each, main courses of: Rib Eye steak, hake, lamb and pork chop. All came with appropriate accompanying items, them... More 

1 Thank PigletWinnieAndRoo
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We'd heard so much about this place- admittedly from friends who'd visited many months/ years previously and really rated it- so our expectations were high and we booked it for a special occasion. Briefly- uninterested staff and bland food (celeriac and radish salad- boring, duck main course- potatoes best thing about it, mackerel salad-tasteless, steak- cold with poor chips). There... More 

Thank Ktsadventures
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love dinner here but it's also a good place to stop for a drink. The Grappa is excellent. Very good food and great staff. Not the cheapest night out but well worth a special trip.

Thank Roseynose
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Having an Italian name, and describing menu dishes with Italian words, does not make you an Italian restaurant. I had a risotto which was cooked to oblivion. Rice in risotto should be al dente, this had obviously been cooked earlier in the day and then left warming on the top of the stove. The result was a soggy mass where... More 

Thank Peter M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We eat here fairly regularly and the food is a good as anywhere we have eaten. Even two star restaurants and London and Europe. Service is always good and cheerful and the waiter remembered how my wife liked her duck cooked after more than a month between visits.

2 Thank colinpmarsh
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My husband and I came here for dinner on a Monday evening so it was fairly quiet but still had a nice ambiance. The food was delicious - I had the risotto followed by the duck and my husband had the fusilli and then the steak. Definitely recommend! We'll be back again soon :-)

1 Thank RDB85
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I used to eat here pretty regularly but after a gap of a few months, returned for a birthday dinner. I don't know if the ownership had changed since I was last there, but the once very obvious Italian touches, from the staff to the quality of food and drinks, appear to have all gone. Its still an Italian restaurant,... More 

4 Thank reallypickytraveller
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206 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Have been meaning to go to A Cena for years, and it took a visit from friends to finally prompt me to book a table. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, services was not rushed and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The cornish sardines were amazing, not a bone in sight as was the risotto to start. Followed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$63
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
  • Public Transportation: Richmond Station or St Margarets Station
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Twickenham
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8288 0108
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"

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