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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

I suggest that diners should arrive really hungry - the food is excellent throughout the menu.

Andrew Wallace 19 April 2017
from Twickenham

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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 177 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (146)
  • romantic (87)
  • lunch (72)
  • business (39)
  • luxury (26)
  • value (26)
  • private dining (25)
  • trendy (19)
  • entertainment (17)
  • large parties (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Kitty from Teddington

    All dishes were delicious. Tiger prawns were my first choice. ..super. the cocktails were delicious.

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Steve Mclean from London

    It was a great experience, wonderful food and attentive, friendly service.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Susan Kilburn from Twickenham

    Last night was my 5 th visit during the past month. The standard of food, drinks and service is absolutely consistent. I've never had an average meal in A Cena. The menu constantly changes so is always interesting but most importantly always brilliant food. Yesterday the highlight was spaghetti with charred octopus in a spicy tomato sauce.

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Andrew Wallace from Twickenham

    I suggest that diners should arrive really hungry - the food is excellent throughout the menu.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Robin Rye from Richmond

    Great restaurant. It has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and the food is good. We have been twice recently and each time very impressed. I think in particular the lighting helps create the right environment (although maybe a little more light at table level would be useful for reading the menu). Service was friendly and polite.

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Maria Lund from Richmond

    Great ambience, proper Italian food and nice wines to match.

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by Andrew Craig from London

    Great choice of well executed modern European food with a string Italian influence. Good mix of fresh ingredients, great tastes.

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by Richard Davidson from Kingston upon Thames

    First time here and thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will return definitely. All good

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Chris Nirl from Twickenham

    Always love A Cena - the best restaurant for miles around

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Richard from Twickenham

    A lovely restaurant with great staff, marvellous food and fine wine. You can't ask for any more.

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