Cena

3.8
177 reviews
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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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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Awful food. Poor excuse for Italian food

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good Italian food in a great location

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

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Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice spot smallish menu nice service

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Dallas
108 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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!

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

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.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 ❄️😎

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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JW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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

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GF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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HJ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

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VM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended here for my fiance's 30th birthday and he loved it. The food and the outside patio were above my expectations.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Time with son.

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MG
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The wait staff wasn't well-trained. They would top off nearly full water glasses, and the waiter asked us "how can we improve?" at the end of the meal. That's just strange and uncomfortable. The food wasn't particularly impressive. The lemon burrata appetizer was a ball of mozzarella and some cherry tomatoes on a plate. The main dishes were average. The best part of the restaurant was just sitting outside in the shade.

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MM
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When we arrived, the patio was empty; we were seated at an undesirable table (probably for the convenience of wait staff, not for the view), so we asked to be seated at a better table along the planter bed.

As for food and wine, both were good although not “out of this world”. We enjoyed the fresh bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and crumbled cheese for dipping. The rib eye steak was good, although 20% was fat; the pork tenderloin was a better choice. We enjoyed a nice bottle of corvina wine from Italy. I was impressed by the wide variety of wines ranging from $40 to $650+; although the list is relatively short, there’s something for every budget and taste. Great job!

Finally, as for service, it was as a little chaotic. Our charming and gregarious server said she was new; we understand that everyone has been there in their careers. When the patio started to get full with other diners, chaos unfolded. We heard another server tell guests it was his first night. Curious why two new servers were assigned to the same area, without the benefit of support. Several servers were trying to serve many tables, and confused you had ordered, who had eaten, and who needed their bills.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Cena for our second time to celebrate our anniversary. We love staying at the Chateux, and Cena is a wonderful restaurant. It was not busy, and the waiter was amazing and attentive. The food was delicious and the portions were large enough. I enjoyed eating at Cena both times and we will go back!

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Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely outdoor patio....appreciated the outdoor heaters!
Nice menu and wine list.
Professional wait staff...a bit stilted.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was bland and unimaginative. They billed my dinner as a "butterflied ribeye". In reality it was two pieces of beef that I would only consider making carne asada out of and very overcooked. The four fingerling potatoes that made up the side of the dish had some unidentifiable but rubbery cheese melted on them long ago. For a meal with a tab of $147 for two people I can nearly guarantee that you will be disappointed.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never in my lIfe had I ever tasted something completely different. I had assumed nearly all gourmet Italian foods taste somewhat the same. Here at cena, I tasted something new. My taste buds were exploding. The chef is truly an artist when it comes to cooking food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

This MIGHT be a place to take the family and kids to - but they would need to drop their prices a bit . in all fairness we went there between seasons....maybe the normal chef was on vacation? I don’t normally review but the food was pretty horrible and somehow it had good reviews on Yelp. Wouldn’t go there for a special occasion and I would definitely do more research next time. They either to need to step it up considerably or drop their prices in line with Olive Garden....

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ME
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!! The food is amazing, especially the wagyu beef dish & the cheese ravioli..

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TB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

A really dull dinning room - food was uninspiring and lacked quality

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JM
New England
58 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Lovely ambiance in the Chateau Hotel. Staff was etremely courteous and efficient. Food was tasteless!

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MM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent. Hardly anyone there but service was incredibly slow - no idea why. We arrived 15 early and they would not seat us despite the restaurant being very empty.

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