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Cena is a modern, fresh and simple Italian food served in a contemporary and stylish setting. Located in the Grand Central building at the heart of the vibrant Channel District of Tampa, Florida – Cena is dining from the roots – great ingredients, traditional dishes, and attentive service. Join us.
Cena – “dinner” or “supper” in Italian.
Tampa, FL 33602
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday-Saturday 5 -10
Kennedy and Madison in the Grand Central
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For catering inquires please contact Kate Hardy, General Manager, at 813-374-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a parking garage for the building, free for the first two hours and two dollars after that. Parking in the west garage is easiest, parking on the up ramp taking the "stageworks" elevator down.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Cena Ratings and Reviews
We had the Pasta Bolognese and Veal. Food was excellent, wine was reasonably priced. I would definitely go back and recommend. Reservations were not difficult to get although the restaurant was packed. Wait staff was friendly and we ended up passing on our table and eating at the bar.
I enjoyed my dinner at Cena and would recommend it highly! If you're lucky you will get Nate as your server!
I loved all the dishes I ordered, the house Pino Grigio was lovely but the dessert was to die for!
Best, most artful chocolate dessert I've had in some time. Would have licked the plate but I'm a lady!
My husband ordered the Tiramisu and it also was a piece of art! Most creative presentation I've ever seen!
Always a great night at Cena! The food is top notch. The branzino is to die for. Service is attentive, efficient, knowledgeable and warm. Eric and Flor do a fabulous job. And Joe always ensures that we have a wonderful evening and that everything is perfect. Many thanks to all.
Cena offers a creative twist to delicious Italian favorites. We shared the crispy eggplant appetizer. It was wonderful. For our first plate we shared a pasta dish. Next we shared the branzino fish for our second plate. We love eating "Italian style". Their bread is so good. Parking is easy, too, in the lot right next door. Give Cena a try, it is so good.
First time here and definitely will be back.
Delicious food, excellent service from Nate, comfortable dining and fabulous dessert.
The Calamari fra diavolo special was very tender, but could have used a little more of the diavolo sauce.
The Octopus salad was excellent with a mix of cauliflower, olives, herbs and cheese in a spicy tomato-sticky sauce.
The pan fried Pecorino Sardo was crusty outside and pleasingly sharp, salty and smooth underneath.
We shared the Bolognese and thoroughly enjoyed the pork and rib blend sauce, with the hearty, perfectly al dente, calamarata rings and ricotta topping.
We didn't dare leave until we sampled the "Best of the Bay" awarded tiramisu "that is pretending to be an ostrich egg". WOW!! Very glad we didn't leave that out. It was so good that we nearly finished it even though we were very full from dinner.
Very enjoyable restaurant.
I live on Harbour Island and this is my new favorite restaurant. This time I invited my son, his friend and my son's girlfriend. Every item bursts with flavor. We tried the cheese board with all the available items for $50 and could not finish it. I had the Cena house salad and seafood risotto which I highly recommend. We had a nice bottle of wine and carrot cake with a creative twist for desert.
Some of the best food in Tampa. Our server, Sierra, was knowledgeable and attentive. My wife and I are anxious to return. Two must dishes, the eggplant appetizer and the tiramisu. We are harsh food critics and demanding in tastes, but there simply are no negatives to note in our experience at Cena; only superlatives to describe our first try here.
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