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La Cena Restaurant, Bensalem, PA

La Cena Restaurant

4.3
4.3
452 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue 4:15 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:15 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:15 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:15 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 639-9969
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    At La Cena we offer a private banquet area that seats up to 65 people. But the possibilities don't end there. At La Cens we aim to accommodate you and yours. Our dinning room can be set as an extension for your event or even the main stage.
  • Neighborhood
    Bensalem
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday. Great bands all with their own unique style!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bucks County

    Hot spot

  • Bucks County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bucks County

    Great for fine wines

  • Bucks County

    Lively

452 Reviews
  1. CindyB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really liked going to La Cena, but something has changed, unless it was an off night. There usually is a very good crowd on a Saturday night, however, there were only 7 tables occupied and a handful of people at the bar. Not sure if it is the new credit card surcharge, which I find a total disgrace that we are expected to cover a business's operating expenses or something else that is keeping people from going there. My husband very much enjoyed his veal dish, however, I had the gnocchi dish and it would have been so much better if the mozzarella had been melted on the gnocchi's instead of 3 large slices of cold mozzarella placed on top of them. We will probably give it one more try in hopes that it was an off night all around. The waitresses were great and did their job very well.

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  2. travelcurmudgeon

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The most aggravating experience one can have with a restaurant is feeling ripped off. Worse when you also are handed a bill with a blank space for a tip, only to realize later that they’ve already added a gratuity. We’ve eaten at this restaurant several times and never experienced receiving a bill with a gratuity charge of 20% already added in. True we’re normally 4 and this time 6. If I’ve seen this in the past it is usual to make the customer aware of this rule. When I looked fully at my receipt the next day I saw that they had already added a 20.% gratuity AND had a blank line marked “tip”. So we paid their 20% and added another 20% ontop by mistake. I called the next day and a person named June identified themselves as a manager. They became very angry and agitated with me for failing to read the bill before paying it. It was my fault for failing to realize “most restaurants do this”. Not my experience, at least not without being informed. Will we return, no. Will they go out of business because of our going elsewhere, doubtful. But I don’t like being treated this way, either as to the slightly concealed additional fees or especially the angry response to my call. To many other good restaurants in this area .

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Herb Smith performing and this amazing Italian. Great food great ambiance. We will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Music was way too loud. We will never eat there again while live music is playing. It was so loud we couldn’t communicate with each other.

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  5. AnnmarieR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service, drinks & food came out in a timely manner.. food was very good

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Others then running out of a few things, a couple of bottles of wine that were on the menu, it was a pleasant experience. Staff were helpful. Food was delicious. Music was a nice added experience. Old school ambiance was appreciated. Pricing was reasonable.

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  7. MJAYA

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Well paced meal. Not rushed Great dessert selection.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We saw the restaurant had four stars on Yelp and TripAdvisor. We were excited to try it, ordered calamari for the appetizer. It was cold and rubbery we couldn’t even finish it. Pasta dishes were mediocre at best. I don’t think the scallops in my pasta dish were cooked fully and the sauce was bland. On top of that beware they charge a 3% or 4% charge when you use a credit card, which we didn’t know until we received the bill. When I pointed this out to the waitress, she said oh, there’s a sign at the front door. Which upon leaving was the smallest signage I had ever ever seen. The live music was nice but definitely way too loud. I felt like I was at a wedding and had to raise my voice to speak to my husband. Will not go back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuesday night was the best night. The four of us were seated in a corner table and we were able to a have quiet conversation. Food was delicious. We will be back.

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  10. JoeC

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a meal before seeing a concert at Parx. The staff/service was great. We enjoyed mussels, salads, and pasta bolognese / sea bass entrees. Restaurant had live music (Sat night). We enjoyed ourselves, & would go back again.

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FAQs

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

La Cena Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Cena Restaurant

2233 Galloway Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bensalem
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue 4:15 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:15 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:15 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:15 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday. Great bands all with their own unique style!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 639-9969
  • Private party facilities
    At La Cena we offer a private banquet area that seats up to 65 people. But the possibilities don't end there. At La Cens we aim to accommodate you and yours. Our dinning room can be set as an extension for your event or even the main stage.
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