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A Cena

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418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
+44 20 8288 0108
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a friends recommendation for my wife's birthday. Put into the seat in the bay window...such a shame....we were pretty much ignored the whole evening. The only time we got any service was when we made it really clear...spent half the evening with an empty glass...what makes the table worse was the constant coming and going of smokers who... More 

1 Thank LeonyG
Greater London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were this last Saturday after a long absence from this restaurant. It is still the same, good, honest and consistent. True Italian food, cooked to its very best. Restricted menu but always extremely fresh produce. Good ambience, friendly and professional service. What else to ask for?

Thank Regina B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at A Cena several times however I realized I hadn't written a review before. Every time the service has been excellent and the food tremendous. I've taken the staff's advice on what looks best on any given day, be it the specials or the regular menu and they've never put a foot wrong. Also, this restaurant has an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food is divine, the flavours are authentic Italian, cooked simply and with the freshest ingredients. It is very rare to find a real Italian restaurant in London where the prices are not excessive. Very good wine list as well. The place is relaxed and the service unobtrusive. The Sunday fixed price lunch is a bargain.

1 Thank 297lizard
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Charming, quiet, comfortable atmosphere in the restaurant. Not busy at lunch time. Well prepared and nicely presented dishes. Food is tasty and full of flavor.I ordered spaghetti with braced duck with porcini mushrooms,white wine and veggies. Delicious! And desert was very yummy. Wine list is good. We tasted two different wines. We were pleased with service too. PS couple of... More 

Thank olgav2805
Richmond, Surrey
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is easy to take a good restaurant for granted if it is right on your door step. We are lucky enough to travel a fair bit and save our reviews for the best and worst experiences. Have been eating at A Cena for over 10 years and it still remains the bench mark against which we measure many restaurants.... More 

Thank Zouppy
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148 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

David and I had not been for while but received a warm welcome back for a 6.30 start. David had the very good Gamberetti Fritti starter and I had a wholesome Italian soup good for a very cold night outside. D had a rich spaghetti dish for main while I had pork escalope. We washed this delicious food down with... More 

Thank Rob D
london TW1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Perfect for a Sunday lunch for 6 with friends. The food was uniformly excellent. We had one of the nicest tables towards the back of the restaurant -- round, which we all prefer-- and service immaculate and not over-attentive, which can become irritating in many less well-managed places.

Thank mjgr
Surrey, England
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A friend and I visited on Monday night in mid December. The restaurant was fairly busy which always is a good sign. Menu seemed great. The best part was ... Meryl Streep sitting not far away with a group of acquaintances. I managed to contain my curiosity and concentrated on my food. My starter of Portobello mushroom was presented beautifully... More 

Thank MonikafromSurrey
Teddington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lovely prawn starter. We all had different main courses - the duck was excellent, the lamb lovely and the pork very nice indeed.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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