If you’re looking for an authentic Italian Restaurant, and you’re tired of the same restaurants on Atlantic Avenue, you MUST try Cena Cucina Italiana.
This gem, located at 9 SE 7th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483 underwent renovations in September and has new ownership.
The menu has delicious food, specialty cocktails, and dessert options, including a cheesecake made with ricotta cheese. Truly a delight and change from your typical New York-style cheesecake.
Before we had our appetizers, the waiter brought over bread with a delicious spread with olive oil, peppers and something else I can’t quite put my finger on but, I want it again!
We continued to order delicious martinis, and fried calamari and these items DID NOT disappoint! The Specialty Cocktail menu had a wide array of choices and the appetizers were traditional.
The ambiance in the restaurant was really nice. Dim lighting, nice background music, and GREAT STAFF!
My favorite thing about the night was the Main chef came out to see how we liked the food and you don’t really get that at most establishments. It was nice to see the staff care so much about our experience.
Once we were finished with our App, we got to enjoy our main courses. I ordered the Bolognese and my boyfriend who accompanied me ordered the Pollo Parmagiano.
The serving sizes were large and we had enough leftovers for another meal. Spoiler alert, the dishes are just as good the day after!
Lastly, we topped our meal with that delicious Cheese Cake I mentioned before. Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I couldn’t keep our forks down enough to take a picture of what it looked like before we started devouring it.
The overall experience was fantastic, the food was fresh and well-curated, and the owner was a delight along with an attentive staff. I definitely recommend this place to try!