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Cena

1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-3580
+1 813-374-8840
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“branzino” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
“risotto” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-3580
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1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the service to the food everything was perfecto! We ordered from the waiters suggestions and each dish( Branzino & Braised Oxtail Gnocchi) as described and delicious, Would go again!

Thank fldave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and alcohol prices were quite reasonable and the service was excellent. The crispy eggplant appetizer was delicious and the main dish branzino was nice too. The mixed review we gave CENA was because of the veal saltimbocca. The veal had not been pounded...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

A quaint place for great chef prepared dishes. Service is attentive. Portions are large and priced right. We had 4 cocktails, a bottle of water, the appetizer special of caviar, clams, scallops and a sweet pea cake (pictured), we shared the house salad and they...More

Thank flame6883
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Modern, fresh Italian food in the touristy area of Tampa’s Channelside, but don’t let that dissuade you. The food is well worth the trip. While it is relatively simple and rustic, the high quality ingredients which are prepared by a talented chef and a really...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Went here on Father’s Day. The food and service were outstanding. A great variety of choices. There were three of us and all had something different. We raved about our choices. We shared our dishes so each of us could have a taste. Restaurant atmosphere...More

Thank Tom5star
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Off the tourist trail and tucked into a nice residential area and right across from a great local sports bar. The feeling is very “regulars and locals”. Joe and whomever is behind the bar always give a warm welcome. I actually prefer to sit at...More

Thank SportsTraveller_12
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The crispy eggplant appetizer was outstanding. The house salad good but average. The bread delicious. The monkfish was also very good. My wife had the shrimp and scallop and said it was very good YOU MUST GET A DESSERT- best I have ever had The...More

Thank bobbyk57
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is not that good and they think that they a so wonderful that they only open for dinner five nights a week! This is the only restaurant that I know of that's open that little! The food is not that exclusive! Wake up!...More

Thank SickofStupidity
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I chose Cena for a birthday celebration based on TA reviews and you guys did not let me down! It's in an interesting location, not far from the cruise ship port. The interior is long and narrow with a warehouse/loft vibe. There are not many...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stopped in before a Stageworks performance and enjoyed dinner at the bar. The shared entree were fantastic cocktails were amazing. We will be coming back soon!

Thank The_Hailes
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Doris L
29 April 2017|
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Response from MTClarity | Reviewed this property |
You can park in the parking garage with is just a few steps from the restaurant. So convenient.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-3580
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-374-8840
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