Had eaten here a few years back and was totally unimpressed which explains why its been a few years since our last visit. Had dinner here last Friday (2 of us) and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the meal. The service was very good, the food likewise and the choice of wines long enough to keep you interested. To cap it all off the ambience was just right too.
I don’t normally right reviews but had such a great evening while we where visiting some close friends.
We discovered this little gem of a restaurant in Richmond just before the bridge.
We started with the Mozzarella di Bufala which set the tone for the evenings food, excellent!
Then I had the pan fried breaded pork scallopini as my main and my wife had the tonno alla puttanesca, pan fried tuna,
and our friends who both had the pan fried marinated duck breast, it was all just awesome!
We are not very up on our Italian wines so asked the wonderful staff for some
recommendations which where spot on.
We all had such an excellent evening and can’t recommend this place enough, we will definitely be visiting again on our next visit. Can’t wait.
So lovely to find an independent restaurant with top quality food and service. The food really was stunning and believe me, I have high standards. This is certainly not a “pizza and pasta” type of Italian restaurant. My son who travelled around Italy last year said it was very authentic. The service was excellent without being intense or intrusive. The staff were very patient when we couldn’t decide what to have as everything sounded so delicious! We all had to have a taste of each others’ food so we didn’t miss out! There was not one thing I could criticise about the meal and I can’t wait to go back. This restaurant comes highly recommended.
I took my grandmother to the Acena for lunch, I would say that the food in my opinion was simply the finest that I have eaten in West London in a long while and the service was fantastic, two very friendly and hospitable members of staff in both the chef and waiter, who even ‘kindly’ kept the place open for us after we were late. The food served was the definition of perfection in my opinion and just simply faultless. I cannot wait to return and I would recommend the Acena as the place to eat for anyone looking to dine out in the Richmond and Twickenham area. Excellent Service!, Outstanding Food! and an even Better Price! Thank You.