Cena

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$30 and under
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Italian
Cena is a family friendly restaurant serving Italian cuisine nightly. Located in the lobby of the mid-mountain hotel Chateaux Deer Valley. Come enjoy housemade mozzarella, pastas, and oven baked pizzas.
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3.9
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3.6
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4.1
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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this gem in Silver Lake Village. Found with promotion on Dine About Park City, and will return. Really great service and food. Nice atmosphere as well. Deal on DAPC was great value. Overall, a winning combination for me and my guests. Bravo!

Cena
Responded on October 23, 2019

Jimmy, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the Chef, and we hope to see you dine with us again soon. Kind regards, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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HH
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We walked here from our hotel and ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and Prosciutto & Garganelli. Both were okay, but not memorable. The bread was great and the clam strips were huge and very good. My husband felt the sauce on his meatballs was too thin and flavorless. The Garganelli was good, but the pea shoot stems were so hard and tough I couldn't eat them, and it was two large stems of pea shoots (should have been cut smaller). Probably won't return.

Cena
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review! I am disappointed to hear that your experience with us was less than 5 star. I will be sure to pass on this information to the chefs so that they may better train their kitchen staff. I hope you will give us another chance to wow you in the future! Kind regards, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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O
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had dinner here on 9-15-19 and sat on the outdoor patio, which was nice. Several of the heating units were not working but the two nearest our table seemed to be working fine and that kept things warm enough on the cool evening. Our waiter was great.
The four of us split the crab cakes appetizer (two on a plate), which was delicious. We then split one Caesar salad and one chopped salad and both were good. For the entree two of us split one order of spaghetti and meatballs and the other two split the tagliatelle with lamb Bolognese. Those that had the spaghetti thought it was delicious and the meatballs were the star. Unfortunately the gummy, maybe even over/under cooked tagliatelle ruined the joy of the delicious lamb Bolognese. We ended up using bread to eat the sauce and left the tagliatelle behind.
I will say it is always nice when the kitchen will split items on separate plates in the kitchen instead of diners having to do it themselves at the table and Cena did it happily although they did charge us a split charge, which was expected.

Cena
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We appreciate the information and the constructive criticism. We will be sure to pass this information along to the chefs so that they can better train their staff. Although your tagliatelle was chewy it sounds like you otherwise enjoyed the experience, and we hope to see you join us again soon. Kind regards, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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LS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great pasta pomodoro with meatballs. My wife ordered without and was charged the same.

C
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were 4 adults. Fish smelled very fishy; it was sent back. 2 people order the duck breast which was very over done & dry. Carrots & gnocchi were very good. 1 person had lamb chops which were also overdone & he asked when ordering for it to be medium. The person who orig ordered fish, ordered the pasta & it was fine. Maybe if you go to Cena, stick with pasta or something Italian. The server was very nice, but not very attentive. We asked for oil to go with the bread several times.
Maybe look at other reviews & see if pasta would be a better choice for this restaurant.

Cena
Responded on July 23, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. I am concerned to hear of your dining experience with us at Cena. I would love the opportunity to review your meal with you further and personally invite you back. Please reach out to me at (435)649-3700 or respond privately and we can discuss the details of your visit and see where we can better improve our team. Kind regards, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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BB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They appear all booked up, but when you get there, its dead. I get it, staffing levels, but still.. I called to see if they could accommodate a party of 8, when opentable would only allow 6, and the hostess said 'unfortunately no', but later in the day (in person) a different hostess said no problem.. Food was good, except the appetizers were pretty bland. Seemed everyone was pretty satisfied. When the bill came out, the attractive waitress said she was automatically going to add 30% gratuity to the bill for larger parties- was that ok with me? Yeah, um, first of all you can ask me more discreetly, secondly, are you asking me or telling me? and lastly, 30%- um- its Deer Valley, but its still percentage based, and your food is already inflated. I politely agreed, and made a mental note to leave a marginal review afterwards.

Cena
Responded on July 22, 2019

Good Afternoon Brian and thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am very concerned to hear about your experience with us at Cena. I would love the opportunity to discuss your evening with you further and personally invite you back; if you could reach out to me at (435)649-3700 or respond privately then we can find where we need to better train our staff. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Waiter took our food order and we never saw him again over the next hour. The folks that delivered our meal, not our waiter, asked if we needed anything else and my wife ordered a glass of wine. The wine never showed up until the meal was over and our table cleared. Personally, I would never eat here again as this was one of the poorest service experiences we have ever had. There other things that could be mentioned in the service, but it is not worth the time.

Cena
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! I am concerned to hear of such poor service from our service staff here at Cena and would like to discuss your visit with you further. Please contact me through the hotel front desk at (435)649-3700 and ask for Chef Zane. This is absolutely not the experience we want our guests to have and I would like to know more about where we need to improve our training. I look forward to hearing from you, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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K
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Servers were very attentive- foreign students on work visas. Kale and orange salad was very good. The noodles in the bolognase were not good. They were rubbery - may have been microwaved.

Cena
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! We love our J1 students; they add so much culture to our team and we truly enjoy the time that we get to spend with them while they are here. I do apologize that your noodles were rubbery. We will use this feedback to better train our chefs. We do hope to see you dine with us again in the future. Kind regards, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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J
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food and service was subpar but the atmosphere and scenery were amazing.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second dining experience at Cena -- first was two years ago. This time we chose to dine on the lovely patio versus the lovely dining room, and sunset made a beautiful ambiance. Our food was delicious as it was before, and the service attentive but not intrusive (something that can be rare these days). Highly recommend!

Cena
Responded on July 6, 2019

Mary Anne, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinning experience with us on our patio. We strive to give every guest a five star experience and are so pleased to hear that we achieved this for you. We look forward to the next time you visit us for dinner! Kind regards, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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T
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

I believe that over the last few years the quality of the food has diminished. The staff is very nice and efficient, but the food was mediocre at best. The place needs renovation and the cooking needs improvement.

Cena
Responded on July 2, 2019

We appreciate you spending the time to give us your feedback on the Cena Ristorante. It is upsetting to hear that you believe that the food has diminished in quality and needs improvement. I will be discussing this with my culinary team and using this information to better train our staff. Thank you for giving our service staff such a glowing review; we will be sure to pass this along to them as well. Kind regards, Chef Zane VP of Food & Beverage, Corporate Chef

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CS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We added a pizza to our order on a whim - we are so glad we did. It was excellent. I almost wish we had ordered more pizzas and just had that for dinner. Our other items were all good but the pizza was the highlight. We got the fried clams based on OpenTable reviews - I didn't think they were anything too special. They were good just not a "must have". We went on a weekday in June and it was very quiet. The service was good. We ate on the patio. Right now, the ambiance lacks a little due to construction across the street but it wasn't terrible. It will be fantastic once the construction is finished.

Cena
Responded on June 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed-- and glowing-- review! As an Italian restaurant we pride ourselves on our pizza so we are so pleased to hear that you thought it was excellent. As for the construction across the street, we completely understand your comments, there is nothing that ruins ambiance like the sound of construction, and we cannot wait until it is finished as well. We hope this does not keep you away next time though! Kind regards, Chef Zane

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JG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Beautiful restaurant with lovely ambiance.

OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night in Deer Valley and the ski season is coming to an end. We were the only three in the restaurant. Awesome waiter who is also a Sommelier, Eugen, was great!

2
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely spot with very nice food. The restaurant was quiet at the end of the ski season, but the food was very good, as was the service. We will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you are staying in mid-mountain at Deer Valley, Cena is a must. Always dependable
very good food with healthy sized portions. Also, if you like fried clams, this is the only
place that I know of in the Park City area that has them.

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Atmosphere, food and service were wonderful. Nice and quiet and welcoming. My family loved it and it may have been our best meal in Park City this trip. My only criticism was that the prices for the individual entrees on the final bill looked to be a few dollars more than stated prices on the menu. Our overall experience was positive so I did not make an issue of it at the time.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful food. Poor excuse for Italian food

Y
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was very mediocre. Kevin was an amazing waiter and provided great service. There was not much ambience the restaurant was pretty empty and the food was disappointing for the price.

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good Italian food in a great location

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Least inspiring Italian food I’ve ever eaten. Lacked any character. Would not return.

P
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice spot smallish menu nice service

TX
Dallas
110 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Cena. From start to finish we enjoyed our meals. Claudia our server was knowledgeable and made great suggestions.

The chef made a fresh horseradish dip to go with the fried clams! Definitely recommend. We will go back soon!

JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

food was ok but not extraordinary. we tried makind the reservation for 7pm through Opentable and were told there was no table until 7:45pm. we got there at 7:30pm and the place was basically empty so we were seated immediately. go figure!

B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Disappointed. Wonderful location mid-mountain and great service from a very attentive staff. The food, on the other hand, was terrible. The starter was a roasted squash pappardelle -- flavorless. Main course was a grilled Branzino over potato hash. The fish looked like it had been left on the grill 10 minutes too long -- completely overdone and dry. Hope this was an off night for the chef.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Lovely ambience. Fantastic menu. Fantastic team of servers made our evening just perfect!!
It was a winter wonderland with 96 inches of snow ❄️😎

b
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Okay food, but very convenient if you’re on the mountain

JL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for a reasonably priced dinner on the mountain. Everything we ordered tasted great and our server was very accommodating. We will visit again.

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Claudia our server was amazing! Our food was good too!

JW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

While the service and food were pretty good, the restaurant overall did not have a good vibe and was not a great value.

S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are on a family ski trip and Eugen was excellent!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food just wasn't great and the menu was very limited.

GL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was slow. Food was average at best. Not what I was expecting based on what I had heard. Maybe it was just an off night, but was not pleased at all.

a
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, quiet and great service. Food was very good.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eugene was incredible. Thank you for a great Christmas Eve!

HJ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Door was good but service a bit disappointing. We were seated at a table for 4 but only 2 places had silverware and Bread plates. Waitress never brought us the 2 needed despite ordering. Appetizers and it being obvious we need them. Also we order a side dish that did not come out until we were finished with our entrees

S
Salt Lake City
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living in Park City, we have many fine restaurants, however, it comes with a price! Cena's location being at mid mountain at Deer Valley keeps it out of the main street crowd and the price structure. Having just returned from 3 week in Italy, the pasta dish I had was far superior than anything in Italy. This time of the year being a local, you can get 2 for 1 and it makes even MORE appealing. The service, the atmosphere, and the food is alway great and it's our favorite spot time and time again.

BC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The bread and the appetizers were awesome. The dessert was good, but the main course was not to our taste. Still, it was a nice place and we enjoyed our evening.

OT
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager was extremely helpful helping us select a wine. The server was very nice and prompt .

FE
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food portions were small for the price. Pork was very dry, the mushroom polenta was very disappointing. Spaghetti & Meatballs had a good flavor, but portion was very small and husband was hungry again 2 hours later. Service was very slow, despite very few parties dining. Very cute area, but wouldn’t dine here again.