La Cena Restaurant

4.4
297 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Cena Ristorante has been in the heart of Bensalem, PA for 25 years and we are still going strong! We offer delicious and authentic Italian food that is made with only the freshest ingredients. We offer a full bar that comes complete with live entertainment and, we also offer delicious daily specials in addition to our traditional menu. At La Cena we are proud to offer a fine dinning experience at a great price. Simply put, we aim to please!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 297 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Chris, Stephanie and the busboys are good servers and attentive, although it was not busy for Friday night.

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Sonn
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were very good!! The only thing I was bummed about was the menu was significantly reduced of options. The menu on Open Table is like twice as big as the one page selections on the paper menu we were given. Everything ordered by our table was still very good!! Wife and another person ordered the veal parmigiana, I got veal Marsala and our other guest got the Orange Roughy fish special In a light scampi sauce with shrimp which was excellent!! The average price for all items in this visit averaged $20-25.00. The bar area is very nearby and can get pretty loud especially with live music going on. All in all a good experience and we would go back.

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princess5256
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall it’s a nice restaurant. Very noisy, it’s hard to hear what the waiter tells you. I ordered fresh oysters and I don’t feel that they were fresh enough. Had a stomachache all night. But other food was good. Very pricey, good for special occasions only. Not sure if I want to be back.

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BobeC
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to occasion dinner. Live entertainment in the bar area varies and very good acts on weekends. Makes for a pleasant experience.

Listen for the specials before you decide on the menu item. We had the branzino with broccoli rabe and filet items. Perfectly cooked (MR) and presented. Nice dessert selection too.

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GregoryR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must commend our servers!! When we got there we were one of two tables. When we left there were 15 tables and people at the bar. The two gentlemen working were the hosts, bar tenders, waiters and food runners. They were calm through the whole evening. They were amazing!!

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and environment. Everyone was pleased with their dinner.

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience! The ambiance was perfect. The food was delicious. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks were perfect. The desert was fabulous. The restaurant was very clean. We really enjoyed it and will definitely return. 😊

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PatriciaF
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Great pianist. We had a delicious meal, great music and were able to carry on conversations in a normal tone.

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bobb
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE FROM THE SECOND YOU WALK IN DOOR YOUR GREETED WITH KINDNESS!!FOOD IS ALWAYS OUTSTANDING SERVERS ARE ALWAYS GREAT.
NO DOUBT BEST PLACE TO EAT IN BENSALEM !!!

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at this restaurant. Will definitely return and recommend to all.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service , and price

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a good meal and great entertainment on Thursdays! Actually going back tonight with friends!!

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AlexandraC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fab!! Special buratta limoncello ravioli was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible staff! Less than par food!! Overall bad experience!!

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vipeddie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

three of us went out to dinner on a Friday night. the restaurant was much nicer than i expected. the food was great. one of the people in our party had a family emergency just before the entrees arrived and we had to leave. The restaurant staff was extremely gracious and we appreciate their hospitality.

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DavidM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The pasta was a little too al dente. Portions were small but some entrees were tasty.

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vipPaulK
31 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing neighborhood find. We were visiting from out of town, looked on OpenTable and off we went. Surprised, absolutely. Had Branzino that was wonderful. Good drinks, good food, live music, a genuine Pennsylvania dated Italian restaurant with character... think a few years ago and when you went to dinner you enjoyed a stress fee enjoyable time. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music + great food + ambience + old school charm + lovely hostess!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My BF and I were looking to try some place new when we found La Cena on the Open Table app. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in. The atmosphere and service were wonderful. Food was excellent. Will definitely go back again and bring friends.

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vipDwayneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service.

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vipRena
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious and very nice service!

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DarleneK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Piano player was a nice touch. Food was just ok!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, entertainment!

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, had a great experience at LaCena. From the time you walk in the door you feel welcome. The food is always excellent. The music was exceptional. Our favorite date night venue.

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vipJoelP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent quality and quantity of food. Attentive service. Dim lighting made reading menu difficult. Interior steps to elevated dining area a trip hazard coming and going. Good restaurant for non-seniors.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive service. Loved the penne with crabmeat and Caesar salad! Definitely will return.

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LeeH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Service was outstanding. Tables were socially distant. I would recommend this restaurant to everybody.

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vipGrobe
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I did not get to enjoy. The restaurant was closed

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DoreenD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Romantic Valentines dinner with my Husband. Aside from the Sea Bass cooked in a tad to much oil, everything was delicious and we enjoyed how peaceful and ambient the experience was.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food Excellent service. And who knew outstanding piano!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Valentines Day, the Veal and Chicken Parms were outstanding.
Service was top notch. My wife even received a rose from the restaurant after dinner...

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HueyP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food, warm ambience, overall great restaurant!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four and we sat in the back even though we were far away from the bar we could still here the combo been playing and singing and it was at the perfect sound level. Our meal started out with appetizers and the shrimp made with coconut and pineapple was out of this world. We had the asparagus crab soup again a knockout punch. And then everyone’s meal was at casino quality. Everyone enjoyed and we are definitely headed back in the near future.

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vipQueenMJ
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was seated right away. Waiter was pleasant, brought the apps out, then the entree.
Everything was delicious, Coffee is especially good, Would recommend

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FredJ
Poconos
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris, Dominic, Jeff and everyone else were fantastic.

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are always top notch. The caprese salad was awesome and the duck was the best. Love LaCena!

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Mary
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’ve dined at La Cena many times. We love the food, wait staff and entertainment!

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KaitlinF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and at a very reasonable price! It was my fiancé and I’s first indoor dining date in quite a while and they made it an awesome experience. The live music was an added bonus as well. Will definitely be back again!

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vipHollyR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with nightly band/singer. I was surprised by the upbeat atmosphere, but was impressed with the food and the service. Nice little hidden gem of a restaurant.

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vipKatieK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Amazing food great service and management CARES about your experience. I have never had one bad meal nor one single bad experience. Everytime, its always been 100%. This is why I take family and friends for special occasions, and we go for an "us" night. Beautiful entertainment (loved tonight 1/8). Just try it, you'll see.

FAQs

La Cena Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 639-9969.

La Cena Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.