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A Cena

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

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


Dennis 16 March 2017
from London

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 163 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (134)
  • romantic (79)
  • lunch (65)
  • business (35)
  • value (25)
  • luxury (23)
  • private dining (22)
  • entertainment (17)
  • trendy (15)
  • child friendly (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 24 March 2017 by Sarah Heidl from Richmond

    Good food and ambience last night. Loved the risotto. Only irritation was the waiter kept pouring wine into our glasses (we were a party of 6) and brought new bottles before we'd actually asked for them! A real bug bear of mine is when my wine glass is constantly re-filled!

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Simon Stevens from London

    Amazing food

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Dennis from London


  • (**** 13 March 2017 by Anita Choda from Richmond

    Just ok - expected more after reading the reviews.
    My partner arrived 1st, he was waiting at the bar but not offered a drink. The service was awkward and unfriendly. We were not asked how our meal was and the when the wine bottle was shown - it was almost shoved in my husbands face! The wine was decantered - but we were not asked if we wanted it decantered. There wasn't actually any interaction or 'service'; we were seated, asked for our menu choice, served and then paid.... in hindsight we shouldn't have paid a tip. A shame because we live in the area and eat out 2-3 times a week - but won't be returning to Cena. We were not thanked for our visit - no one said good bye.
    Had risotto and bruchetta for starters. Both very salty and a bit too garlicky.
    Mains - sea bass and guinea fowl, both cooked well, but again far too salty.
    Wine list very over priced for a restaurant in East Twickenham - West End prices but not West End service.; Brunello £99 and an Antinori Tiganello £220..
    To summarise - we were expecting to enjoy a good local Italian meal with local and friendly service and neither of our expectations were fulfilled.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Caroline Warren from London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

    Excellent food and service and catered well for our vegan companion.

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Claus Egstrand from London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

    Brilliant starters and pasta. We were full when main courses arrived.
    Next time we will be having lots of starters and one main to share

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Matthew Cocks from London

    Superb with great food. Amazing service... Now my fav restaurant in London

  • ((((( 7 March 2017 by Philip Wilcock from London

    A very enjoyable evening, great food and great service

  • ((((( 7 March 2017 by Caroline Vaughan from Richmond

    Lovely birthday lunch. Excellent choice and all beautifully cooked. Our wine choice was superb.Service very pleasant and efficient. We love a cena and when we want to eat out locally it is always our 'go to' restaurant.

  • ((((( 6 March 2017 by Jan Train from Richmond

    Absolutely delicious food - the guinea fowl particularly. Charming staff, a really lovely Sunday lunch treat.

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