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404 University Dr E, Ste X, College Station, TX 77840-1743
+1 979-696-7311
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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College Station, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you have to do is visit, I'm sure you will become a regular. Great variety of dishes, all with truly great flavors. When was the last time an owner came by your table and asked your opinion? Be ready, they actually listen to your feedback! Just a great experience in Italian food.

Thank Flores A
Level Contributor
1,181 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,652 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In an attempt to avoid trick-or-treaters on Halloween evening, my wife and I decided to go out for dinner. Since my wife had not been to Cenare in College Station in quite some time, we gave it a try. The service was friendly and attentive, the ambiance was nice with Sinatra music playing on the sound system, and the food... More 

Thank CJTravelerTexas
College Station, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It is best place in College Station with Italian kitchen. Very good atmosphere, very good location, perfect for family diner!

Thank Daria P
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was my first visit to Cenare, but I was with someone who had eaten there many years ago. It was a walk down memory lane for him. We were seated immediately, had a very friendly and courteous waitress and a very short wait for our food. All-in-all, I was quite satisfied. The Salmon with pasta was mild, but tasty.... More 

Thank jirene2015
Bryan, Texas
Level Contributor
89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I wanted a quiet dinner with no crowds or noisey atmosphere. Cenare's Italiian restaurant is such a place. The food is always great, the owner usually greets you at the door, and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive.

Thank Ronald R
Victoria, TX
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nicely done Italian food at reasonable prices with pleasant staff. Worth a visit if in College Station.

Thank DonaldBreech
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Return to cenare after about 25 years. We wanted to take our kids to a nice place we went to in college. The calamari appetizer was clearly from a vendor's bag and not cooked appropriately. The chicken I had was overcooked and soaked in a lukewarm cream sauce. No one was blown away by the food at all. It was... More 

Thank vodkaman3
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1,181 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,652 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Because of what may be described as mediocre food and a decline in the quality of service, it has been more than a decade since I last dined at Cenare. Called upon to select a place for a business meeting, I decided to give Cenare at try because of its location, coupled with curiosity to see how this once favorite... More 

Thank CJTravelerTexas
College Station, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a restaurant that has been here for as long as I can remember but we forget to go. The chains have taken over. We had the Tilapia al Buongustaio (It comes in different levels of heat. We had the spicy with fresh jalapenos and it was excellent. The filet was a nice fat filet. The crab meat Au... More 

Thank Jan H
Sacramento, California
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was Surprised and rate this as one of the Best Restaurants I have eaten at in all my travels, friendly staff and Excellent Italian food, I tried the stuffed mushrooms and Lasagna and they were among the best and enjoyed them very much even if the mushrooms filled me up and was hard to finish the lasagna The Stormchaser... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 University Dr E, Ste X, College Station, TX 77840-1743
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: +1 979-696-7311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?