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“In my top five Appleton area favorites!”
Review of Cena Restaurant

Cena Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 366 Restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in historic downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, Cena features exposed brick walls, wood flooring, and a pressed tin ceiling. The building was designed by famed Wisconsin architect William Waters.
Appleton, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“In my top five Appleton area favorites!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Food is delicious.. atmosphere is great.. waitstaff are kind and prompt, what more could you ask for? This is one of the rare places where my husband and I will often order the SAME meal because we just can't bear to share the scallops - they are divine.

Visited April 2013
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Thank pharmernicole
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English first
Wheaton, Illinois
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delightfully excellent and in a bar!”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We were on a business trip to Appleton and did not relish eating at another steakhouse or Italian "eatfest." What a pleasant surprise to find a gourmet restaurant only a few blocks down College. Cena is located in a narrow but long building. When you enter, the bar is on the right, then a kitchen, and finally, a dining area way in the back although there are tables in front of the kitchen and in the bar area. Apparently it is an old historic building but the food is anything but. The flatbreads are to die for, and our meals were superbly prepared and presented. We had the steak and salmon. Reservations are highly recommended since the place is small and quickly fills up. A great find!

  • Visited May 2013
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

The food and service is great! They don't have a large menu but what they have is well thought out and delicious!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Mary H
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

The paninis were wonderful. They serve McCann's oatmeal and have an entire cabinet full of add-ins, they even let my husband have oatmeal for lunch.

Visited June 2013
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Thank 421Anonymous
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious spot in college town”
Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

As we walked down the revived College Avenue we spotted Cena. As suggested we made a reservation. When we returned, we had a really terrific server who was knowledgeable, paced the meal and had a quick sense of humor. The food was simply outstanding. The portions were great and the ingredient combos were inspired. We enjoyed everything. They accommodated a gluten allergy without problem. Really great meal!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Ann R
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