Cena – “dinner” or “supper” in Italian.
Had a great dinner. Would go again and would recommend to others.
Veal chop was delicious!
Went with a party of 4. The food was terrific and a very good value. Nice wine list as well with many good, reasonably priced options.
Great food and outstanding service. The ambiance is very charming and romantic. This was our first time here and we will definitely return. The menu is simple, but elegant. The carpaccio was a great value. The bread and cheese was delicious and the chef recommended a wonderful wine. We had Risotto for dinner and the flavor was amazing. We finished with some traditional Sambuca and they did it right with 3 coffee beans!
Food was fabulous! Thanks for a great evening out for out of town guests.
Always spectacular. Food never disappoints.
The fried eggplant, ox tail gnocchi and lemon olive oil cake were on another plane.
We absolutely love Cena. Really fun evening. Great food and attentive service
Incredible good food in an enjoyable ambiance
Excellent meal, excellent service. Will definitely return!
Awesome food. Impeccable service.
EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD. ONE DRINK WAS NOT QUITE WHAT WAS EXPECTED AND IT WAS REPLACED RIGHT AWAY.
The food and service was excellent. Only disappointment was that the dessert pictured online is no longer served there, as they have a new pastry chef.
Amazing food!!! Great wine!!
This quaint little spot had really delicious food and the best carpaccio in Tampa! A mix of folks on a date and friends meeting, a great atmosphere for different crowds. Compliments to the chef!
Beef carpacio very good. Fried egg plant was good to okay. Both risottos were a bit crunchy so not very good. Excellent service. I would go back as the menu has more to offer and the reviews say it is good.
This was our first time eating at Cena and we will definitely return. Everything was perfect! Easy parking, menu with good variety, knowledgeable server, quiet atmosphere. Thanks, Cena for a wonderful evening!
Disappointed about the menu change that removed the only Vegan dish, and a Vegetarian dish.
Pastry chef has changed.
New one good but not as requisite as original pastry chef.
Service is always outstanding.
Loved it! Drinks were spectacular. Food was excellent. Great portions. Loved it!
Bday and anniversary
It’s been three years since I dined at Cena. A lot has changed..the creme decor is now luxuriously warm and inviting blues and beige. They now have a full bar with incredible cocktails. The only thing that hasn’t changed is my opinion of Cena being the best food I’ve ever had. I was hesitant after so long that it would have gone downhill (like so many restaurants do). I was so happy to see that the food was better than ever. Everything was outstanding!!!
Love this place! It is always enjoyable, food and ambiance are great. Can’t recommend enough!
A quiet small venue in a bustling court yard.
We especially enjoyed our meals and the service of our waitress. We will definitely make plans to revisit in the future.
Great food. Original dishes. Good location. We were in Tampa for the weekend and decided to try based on reviews. Were not dissapointed
Fantastic food in a good environment. Risotto was the best I’ve had since I lived in Europe.
The hidden gem is worth a visit! The service and food were excellent but it was so loud in the restaurant that we could barely hear the server or each other. Thank goodness the food was exceptional or it would have been a mediocre experience.
Our favorite restaurant in Tampa. Amazing food, super service and comfortable decor.
Great food and great service! We will definitely be back.
Reconnected with old friends (and new) who just moved to Tampa. We are all Chicago natives, mostly of Italian decent so we like to think we know good Italian food! We all greatly enjoyed the meal, drinks, ambiance and company. Cena’s was accommodating and friendly. Perfect setting for catching up with our group of 8.
The service is outstanding. Everyone is attentive to the clients needs. The chef is accommodating and the food is delicious.
We had an amazing experience at Cena. The food was incredible. Some of the beat we’ve ever had in Tampa. Definitely a hidden gem! Will be going again soon!
Great experience. Delicious dinner. Only giving 4 stars instead of 5 because they were out of my favorite w branzino- which they do so wonderfully and hardly anyone else ever has it. Snapper substitute was very good, though. My husband loved the chop and delicious kale caesar. Brought friends who had never been before and they enjoyed dinner also
Absolutely loved our dinner. This is our second visit and we will be sure to return. It can get expensive however so be prepared.
This is a local favorite - always consistently excellent food and service.
We had an awesome welcome, great recommendations and wonderful talk with the chef.... all before enjoying a great meal
Truly one of the best restaurants in Tampa!
New menu items were spot on!
Great Italian dinner. Everyone from front door , wait staff , chef were excellent !!
Best around Tampa bay and Florida !
Felt like being in Italy for the night