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A Cena

418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, TW1 2EB +44 2081281716

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Opening hours
Monday: 18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00

Brilliant, as ever. Delicious food, great service and atmosphere. A safe bet for a great night out.

Sara Derry 09 June 2017
from Richmond

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A Cena has been serving authentic Italian food on the banks of the River Thames since 2001. Set in a warm, friendly, elegant and relaxed atmosphere, the menu changes regularly to adapt to the seasons and ensure only the freshest ingredients go into the dishes.

Begin with the likes of smoky aubergine and potato croquettes with Parmesan and aioli, fried tiger prawns and chili mayonnaise, or one of many tempting fish, meat and vegetable antipasti. Sample main dishes on the A Cena menu include grilled Scottish ribeye steak with rocket, lemon and patatine fritte, or pan-fried marinated hake fillet with capers, white wine, butter, lemon and green beans.

The dessert menu at A Cena restaurant features Florentine donuts with strawberry sauce, salted caramel ripple ice cream, and hazelnut praline with chocolate ice cream. The wine list offers a lengthy selection of Italian bottles, whilst the cocktail menu is equally expansive, and includes the signature A Cena cocktail: vodka, triple sec, orange juice, cranberry juice and fresh lime.

Next to Richmond Bridge, A Cena Richmond is a 10-minute walk from St Margarets Train Station.

A Cena

418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, TW1 2EB

Contact +44 2082880108
Reservations +44 2081281716

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Customer reviews for A Cena

4.6 (((() (based on 195 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (164)
  • romantic (98)
  • lunch (87)
  • business (47)
  • value (32)
  • private dining (30)
  • luxury (28)
  • trendy (20)
  • entertainment (19)
  • large parties (10)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Shenaaz from London

    Fantastic food made from quality ingredients. Great service and restaurant is so lovely.

  • ((((* 15 June 2017 by Sandra Roebuck from London

    Love acena, great food,great

  • ((((( 9 June 2017 by Sara Derry from Richmond

    Brilliant, as ever. Delicious food, great service and atmosphere. A safe bet for a great night out.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Simon Needs from London

    Lovely evening. Greeted by charming hostess. Service efficient and friendly. Food very good indeed. Price very good mid range. Recommend

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Joanne Reed from London

    Lovely restaurant great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Alison from London

    This restaurant never fails to delight! The pork cooked in milk was amazingly tender with fantastic flavour, the octopus again very tender (not the rubberized version you usually get in the UK )accompanied by very fresh cucumber salad. Pasta dish also went down very well as did the breaded chicken for my younger son.( not on the menu but they are always happy to make it for a child not used to an Italian menu. Caramel ice cream was a big hit with my son, while the almond cake with strawberries was exquisite which made me rush home and look up recipes of how to make such a delicious cake. Really wide choice of Italian wines which unfortunately I did not try as on a dry spell. But looked through the wine list and saw my favourite - Brunello di montalcino. Had wide range of prices too so could choose something to fit your budget. Food is exceptional value for the quality that is produced. You would pay more in a standardised chain restaurant for something very mediocre.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Justin Murphy from Surbiton

    Great Food. Friendly efficient service. The bench style seats are uncomfortable and cushions don't appear to be tailored to fit. You should spend some time thinking about how your guests can relax more easily in these seats

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Kerry from Twickenham


  • ((((* 29 May 2017 by Frank Attwood from New Malden

    Very helpful staff dealing with - and cooking- specific requests.
    All courses delicious- well presented, and cooked with great skill.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Joakim Schaaf from LONDON

    Great service, great food. Real Italian ambiance.

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