Exceptional homemade pastas!
This restaurant is not cheap but when you consider the fresh quality ingredients & the time put into dish execution it is worth it. We had clams oreganata as a starter & found the clams to be generous in size & deliciously seasoned. The bread was fresh & crusty. The house salad was unexceptional but unlike a lot of restaurants it accompanied all the entrees. My spouse always orders the same entree- a seafood pasta dish containing grouper & various shellfish- he just loves it & we drive a long way to get it. The portions are very large, enough that we had dinner the next night with the leftovers. For dessert we shared the profiterole- a cream puff filled with Haagen Daz ice cream & topped with a decadent chocolate sauce- we couldn't resist
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
A surprising restaurant
We selected this restaurant because it was close to the Performing Arts Center as we were attending a performance that night. As we first approached the restaurant we noticed its modest front with some trepidation but were pleasantly surprised as we were led into a very attractive dining room with nice table settings. Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive, The menu was somewhat limited but the preparation of our meals was excellent. The wine list is quite adequate. My wife who makes a "killer" lemon chicken ordered it from the menu and stated it was the best she has ever had. This restaurant is a little gem if you want quality food.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Simple and enjoyable
La Cena is simple in some ways, and extravagant in others. The ambiance is basic, the crowds are small, but that is all that is simple. The menu is incredible, with many, many choices of homemade pasta, sauces, meats, breads, etc. that will allow anyone to find a good choice. The wine list is more than sufficient, and our friendly hostess was most helpful and knowledgeable about the select and was able to make a really nice recommendation.
When you go there -- do not be in a hurry, because it will take a while to custom cook each appetizer and entrée. We have been there several times before going to the theatre, and trust me when I say you need two hours to enjoy La Cena. If you like quiet -- ggod food -- nice wine -- La Cena will please!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM