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A Cena

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

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

A Cena never fails we have been visiting regularly for many years and the quality is always high. The simplest dish is made special by attention to detail and ingredients even a humble plate of spaghetti is lifted by just the right amount of heat with black peppercorns pecorino cheese and so on.

Ian Beck 09 April 2018
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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

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Customer reviews for A Cena

4.6 (((() (based on 248 reviews)
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  • dinner (203)
  • romantic (121)
  • lunch (117)
  • business (60)
  • private dining (37)
  • luxury (36)
  • value (35)
  • entertainment (23)
  • trendy (22)
  • large parties (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((*** 20 April 2018 by Sridhar Krishnan from London

    Food was great. Service was terrible. The waiters kept badgering us to make a choice even though the restaurant was very empty (only us an another group). Asked us to choose our mains upfront claiming it takes long to cook them, but then got that food within like 10-15 mins. Was clear they could not wait to get us out of the restaurant since we were the last group (and we left around 8:45ish. So wasn’t even that late.

  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Ian Beck from London

    A Cena never fails we have been visiting regularly for many years and the quality is always high. The simplest dish is made special by attention to detail and ingredients even a humble plate of spaghetti is lifted by just the right amount of heat with black peppercorns pecorino cheese and so on.

  • (**** 2 April 2018 by MV from Twickenham

    I went to A Cena with lots of expectations, but none of them was met. The menu was very limited, out of the few starters they offered rucola salad or cicoria salad, which is definitely not what I would call a special Italian dish, but rather a big margin opportunity for the restaurant. Re service, not impressed at all, I couldn’t help but feeling not welcomed... with a bill of almost £300 anyone would definetely expect more.

  • ((((( 26 March 2018 by Zoe Couch from London

    Beautiful restaurant, attentive staff, delicious food. I had the lamb, and cleared my plate!

  • ((((( 17 March 2018 by Melanie from Teddington

    Consistently excellent. I’ve been dining here for many years

  • ((((( 12 March 2018 by Peter O'Donnell from Richmond

    Excellent lamb on a well balanced and substantial plate. Very good cooking.

  • ((((( 8 March 2018 by Jane Mann from London

    Lovely ambience and atmosphere. Delicious cocktail to start. Very warm and friendly staff. Food was delicious too!

  • ((((( 20 February 2018 by Elizabeth from Teddington

    Beautiful elegant restaurant and the food is first class

  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by leonora from Twickenham

    Delicious dinner of very authentic Italian food. Also, well balanced portions - substantial but not stodgy. Love to atmosphere and low-key but attentive service. Thanks A Cena team. Never disappointing...

  • ((((( 5 February 2018 by Marion Mcmorrow from richmond

    great food, good service another excellent meal at a Cena

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