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1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-3580
+1 813-374-8840
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“branzino” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
“risotto” (18 reviews)
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Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-3580
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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
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our group of 9 visited on a Saturday to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant was spacious and the tables were nicely spread apart. Further with its two story ceiling and floor to ceiling windows on two sides, the restaurant felt airy. Also, on another pet...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Saturday night we had a great first dining experience in downtown Tampa. Cena is a relatively small restaurant tucked away on Kennedy Boulevard. The food is I would describe as Italian inspired dishes with bit of a modern spin. The menu is not that large...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have been here on multiple occasions and have yet to be disappointed. They serve innovative takes on Italian food. They have a small but good wine list and the desserts are fantastic.

Thank scottrS6506SO
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A bit of an attitude! Some sighs and eye rolls! The pasta was watery and way overcooked with truly no flavor. The risotto had some potential but came to the table full of a thin watery sauce which was more like a soup. Nothing at...More

Thank TravelerNFoodie
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Ate dinner here with a friend and my wife on a weekday evening. Was surprised to learn they now have a full liquor license. So... started out with a great gin & tonic and then on to the octopus appetizer which was very tasty. We...More

Thank john r
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I love wrestling and it just so happens that John Cena, my favorite wrestler opened this fine eating establishment.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It was nice, but nothing spectacular. Pricey in a small quaint setting. Went for my daughters 16th birthday. The host acknowledged that is was her birthday, but they never offered any complementary dessert or anything after The meal. My daughters are not adventurous when it...More

Thank Jarena928
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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
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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