Cena

4.5
647 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Cena is a Italian restaurant situated on the busy high street of Yarm. Serving rustic Italian food from 12pm till late. Visit our website for our latest news and menus.
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Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was bland , and poor quality , it was over priced for both the food and drinks , especially the drinks they were astronomical...and the noise level was horrendous , definitely not a place to go for a romantic meal

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CW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious!! Staff lovely and lovely surroundings, enjoyed it

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LH
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food main course and starters nice vibrant and lively atmosphere and superb service for My family and I.

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d
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Totally disappointed I booked having been before and it was my daughters birthday. The food wasn’t great the steak was grisly and not cooked how I asked . Tables all squashed in . Don’t think I will be back .

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P
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Really enjoyed the food here and the drinks. Would recommend and revisit again soon.

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B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love having girlie nights out here. Good choice of food & wines. Will be back again soon.

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C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with a friend for tea. I had one of the specials- ndjuda and clam buccatini, friend had lasagne. Both nice. For dessert we both had tiramisu it was nice enough but I've had better

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RB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely tasty food, as ever. Staff helpful. Evening sadly marred by the presence of two tables of extremely noisy men. They were rowdy and swore throughout, which spoilt our otherwise pleasant evening. I felt that the management should have dealt with this situation.

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L
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

As always, the service was brilliant. The staff are the reason we return. We were seated upstairs at 8pm on a bank holiday weekend. I expected it to be busy. But the space is small, and when you put close to 40 adults with alcohol in them in a space that small the noise level goes through the roof. I couldn’t hear my husband speak. It kind of ruined the night a bit.

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PB
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service as food

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AR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, Cena never disappoints. Food is great, staff is friendly and very professional.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When we booked this event through open table, we gave Open Table a specific request that the table should be on the ground floor and should be round. When we arrived we had been given an upstairs, oblong table. Cena had received no instruction regarding our request. Fortunately they were able to reconfigure ad help us.
We had a wonderful experience at Cena, as we have had in the past, and would certainly recommend them to our friends. Thanks Cena.

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A
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but a bit of a long wait between courses. Asked for water a few times and staff kept forgetting to bring it. Very hot inside and was quite uncomfortable. Would have been nice if windows were open as it was a hot day.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great traditional Italian brought up to date. Plenty of choice, good quality dishes with fresh pasta and authentic italian style pizza. Lovely decor and relaxed feel, service could be a little snappier, seemed a bit slow, forgot drinks order, but over all friendly and helpful on the whole very good.

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AR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive staff and a lovely ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will be back very soon

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F
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had better. Have visited a number of times but were slightly disappointed this time. Food was very average and we didn't get asked if we were ok for drinks and food accompiaments

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious & good value for 3 course. Our table wasn’t in the best location.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and ambience. Had a lovely setting for a first date.

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JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The wine and beer selection is excellent and as my wife is celiac it was fantastic to see such a comprehensive and well put together gluten free menu. The food was lovely, well presented and flavoursome abound and all for a good price. We will definitely be back again soon and we ate at sister restaurant Muse the week before which was also fantastic.

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only change I would make is that upstairs is very noisy which made it hard for us to hear one another.

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M
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a positive experience, a great menu with plenty of choice, great service and food

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JC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered the pork which is very unusual for me It was delicious although a bit too pink for my liking. The portion was very small so I wish I had ordered sides too as I was still very hungry afterwards. Overall the food was good though but I would recommend sides.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is alway good quality and well presented, felt that portions of main pasta were smaller than usual ( however there was still plenty as portions were large) and there was a lot of oil on it, although this did not detract from flavour. Service was a bit slow at times but restaurant was extremely busy.

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GO
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Not as good as it used to be, perhaps different chef?

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s
County Durham
19 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal again at this great little restaurant. Staff and second to none and nothing is too much trouble. Food delicious and will be back soon.

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SW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good.

The Gin tonic sadly lacking in Gin

The service could be better we needed to ask for drinks twice!

Desert menu thrown at us in passing. We gave up and left after just a main.

It was busy so maybe this affected service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and would definitely return , lovely menu with plenty of choice , love how you can choose from the main as a starter , service was good and didn’t wait long for starters . Very reasonably priced . The staff were friendly and attentive

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A
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The VEGAN ANTIPASTO was the best starter I've possibly EVER had. Really loved this place.

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CP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, service was good and food was delicious. Down stairs area is a little crowded but nothing to worry about. Would definitely recommend.

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JM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Regular customers, it's a really nice little place with great food, good atmosphere and friendly staff. The only reason it's not 5 stars this time is ending up on the table right next to the kitchen. The open pizza oven creates a great atmosphere, but when you're sitting right next to it, its VERY hot!

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JA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food as always, looking forward to going back again for what has got to be at least the 10th time!

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EM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Cena but will definitely be back. Living in Scotland and travelling home to catch up with family and friends in such a great environment is brilliant.... makes such a great change from the usual very average restaurants we go to.... and the food was stunning! We will be back!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Rang up and added another 2 to the booking which was no problem at all. Excellent service. Would totally recommend. Will be back.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, good, friendly service and lively atmosphere. Rather noisy though.

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BB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Peter and his team deliver consistent standards in food and service. We always look forward to a night at Cena as the menu covers most bases and the quality is high at a fair price.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service with a great atmosphere. nothing was too much trouble

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, all round.
But, lighting levels could be improved as we found it difficult to position the menus under shedded light emitted from a ceiling light.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, we had a lovely evening.

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DL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good atmosphere and the food and drinks are great quality. A little expensive but well worth the money. The staff are really friendly and not pushy. We have been here several times and hopefully will do again when we visit Yarm next.

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E
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and great service. Seven menu fantastic value.

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