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La Cene
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We both wanted a pizza . . . and feel very fortunate that we found one just a couple of blocks away from our B & B since it was raining chats and chiens! The atmosphere was homey and friendly, though they could have turned the lighting down a tad. It had a pretty basic Italian menu but the pizza at neighboring tables looked fantastic . . . and ours was as good as it looked.

Thank Randall-Anne
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I really enjoyed this comfortable small eatery. It was casual and welcoming, very low key. There were four or five chalkboard daily specials and a wide selection of individually sized pizzas (about the size of a large dinner plate). One could see Madame tossing the dough in the kitchen. Everything was freshly made. When time came for dessert, I decided on ice cream. I had a wide selection of sorbets and ice creams to choose from. There were lime sorbet, mango, strawberry, and raspberry, coconut ice cream, pistachio, chocolate, and many more.

The location is within a few blocks of the town center. It was across the street from the chateau where we were staying so we tried it our first night. We were so happy with our experience that we returned for lunch the next day.

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Thank classic21traveller
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

5 minutes off the main drag of fancy pants restaurants and expensive cafes at the foot of the chateau this little gem of a place has great pizzas, friendly staff and good value drinks. Desserts great too.

1  Thank katpb64
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Last visited four years ago. The owner immediately recognised my wife ! ( she is still pretending not to be flattered ). Great family run restaurant. Very friendly and helpful host working hard at making the business succeed. It does - give it a try for value for money.

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1  Thank Dragey
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We came across Le Cene whilst exploring Amboise and unlike many of the other tourist restaurants this one, which off the Main Street looked traditionally French from the outside. When we went in, we wee delighted that the friendly waiter was prepare to speak English unlike many other French establishment. The menu was easy to understand and offered a variety of French & Italian foods including pizzas. We had tomato and mozzarella for starter followed by veal cooked in wine sauce and purée potato, followed by profiteroles and crime brûlée which we could hardly eat as we were so full up. The food was presented superbly and the taste was excellent.
We have been in France for three weeks and this was the first decent meal we had which e stored our faith in French restaurant.
We a highly recommend it to English and Italian visitors.

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Thank Franco and Luci... F
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