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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

Absolutely wonderful food, good size portions and impeccable service. I will definitely return.

Stephanie Cotton 13 January 2017
from London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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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 136 reviews)
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  • romantic (65)
  • lunch (52)
  • business (29)
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  • value (20)
  • luxury (17)
  • entertainment (15)
  • trendy (14)
  • child friendly (4)
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  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 17 January 2017 by Margaret Porter from Twickenham

    I cannot quite say how wonderful was our food at A Cena in Twickenham, England. We started with two of their special cocktails -- a marmalade and vodka concoction, which sounds awful but I ordered it because I was curious ... well, it was delicious. We had the spiced green olives along with them and the combination was lovely. Second, we only wanted two courses but this restaurant has the traditional three Italian courses plus dessert. Still, we had come from the movie and a tub of popcorn so we needed to limit ourselves. We started with faggiolli and bacon for him, artichoke risotto for me. Both were very distinctive in flavoring and served good and hot. I had the hake in a simple butter-lemon-caper sauce with mashed potatoes and the most delicately cooked green beans I've had. Literally, I could have just had the green beans, they were so tasty and fresh. I almost asked for more green beans, actually, but the whole plate was superb. He had a duck stew sort of dish cooked in a vegetable/tomato sauce which was served over a wonderfully crisped potato wedge that was fluffy in the middle, and proclaimed it awesome. Dessert was Vin Santo and a freshly baked anise biscotti. Coffee, etc. The wine list is strong, and we chose a Chianti Classico that was decanted without being asked. The service was terrific over all, very warm and friendly but not imposing. Thank you, A Cena, we will return.

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Stephanie Cotton from London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

    Absolutely wonderful food, good size portions and impeccable service. I will definitely return.

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Susan Kilburn from London

    The standard here never falters. Every course was perfect. A new dish for me was chestnut and brandy risotto, LUSH! A Cena is just the best ....great food, has atmosphere but not so loud to prevent a conversation, professional and friendly service, can't forget the cocktails and wine...oh and have I mentioned the food?

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Suzanne O'donnell from London

    Excellent meal, lovely atmosphere. Staff lovely, attentive without being overly so

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Ruth Polden from Brighton

    Another delicious and enjoyable meal. We always look forward to coming and have never been disappointed. Thank you all at A Cena !!!

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Robert Kerr from Twickenham

    Good service excellent food

  • ((((( 10 December 2016 by James Millard from London

    Very good menu with new dishes. Good service and attention. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 9 December 2016 by Martin Melman from Wimbledon

    We have dined at A Cena on 3 occasions recently and each time we have found the food, the service and your resteraunt to be excelent.- What miore can I say.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Nick Giles from Twickenham

    A superb lunch as always. Main course of pork escalope with mushrooms was delicious, as was the salted caramel ice cream, wine and coffee. A Cena has always been a superb neighbourhood restaurant and this visit further reinforced that it's in a class of its own in the Richmond area.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Richard Martin from Twickenham

    This is a wonderful restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and great food choices personal favourite

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