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cena; Hammond

Italian, done right

Located in the heart of Downtown Hammond, Cena; is an upscale, Italian restaurant serving traditional dishes in contemporary fashion. Inspired by the abundance of fresh, local produce and the ways of old, Cena; is creating a unique dining experience.

meet our chef

Alex Diaz

Originally from New Orleans, Head Chef Alex Diaz certainly has experienced the restaurant scene and food culture of South Louisiana first hand. Alex is a classically trained chef that has an incredibly versatile skill set. He has found success at a number of notable New Orleans establishments and has expanded his knowledge of different cuisines in the process. With local roots and a passion for using fresh, local ingredients in his dishes, as owner and operator of Cena; Chanc Kinchen said, “Alex was the only guy for the job”.

From our Owner

As owner and operator of Cena; Hammond, I've spent 20+ years in the restaurant business and have taken inspiration from a multitude of sources and put them into, what I consider to be, the ideal establishment. As a Hammond native, I still have a strong attachment to the community in which I was raised. My goal is to use local ingredients and delicious recipes to create an exceptional dining experience, while also providing a fresh and inclusive atmosphere that can be enjoyed by everyone. Salute!

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