La Cena Restaurant
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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Always a phenomenal time.
Both my husband and I ordered the specials and were not disappointed! Excellent dinner.
Food was great, server was awesome and the band they had was so good!! We had a really enjoyable time. Will definitely be back!!!
I’m always impressed with the way this restaurant is run from the wonderful hostess to the wait staff to the bus people!!
In addition, the food is delicious!!
Nice live music at this good restaurant, on selected evenings .
Made reservation and told it was a mistake by open table. Seated at a high top in the bar area which was fine. Brought bread and water. No server comes over for drink or good order. Waited 15 minutes then told we had to get our own drinks at the bar. Decided to leave at this point. First bad experience here ever.
SATURDAY NIGHT, BUSTLING, NICE PEOPLE, DECENT FOOD, BIG MENU, FOOD COULD BE BETTER, 1980'S FEEL.
Good food, lively on a wednesday night. We had a nice meal and a good time. Will go back.
Service and food were great! We will definitely return.
Great location for 4 couples to get together. Great food at good price point. Music volume prevented easy conversation. Will be back but I think music volume should be considered during dinner timeframe
Great food. Expert service. Great overall dining experience.
We were looking for somewhere different to eat on Christmas Eve. My son is a vegetarian so it makes it very difficult to find a restaurant that offers a variety of vegetarian options. That being said we thought we'd give it a go, there's always pasta. We arrived at the restaurant and were seated immediately. My son had several choices and the food was amazing. The entire staff was polite and very accommodating. Our family had an enjoyable and relaxed Christmas Eve dinner without feeling rushed. We will definitely be going back.
Christmas Eve dinner
Great food, singers are very entertaining! Older crowd
We had a lovely dinner w/friends before a show.
We have had dinner here before and have been back a few times.
The food was delicious, our server Stephanie was gracious and professional.
Our only suggestions is to have the people who bring the food know who get what entree instead of asking, "who gets the..." . It is our own personal gripe. We love this restaurant and will be back.
Had a great dinner with my wife, grandson, and his fiancé . Food was great! The entertainment (Saturday night) was great! I recommend La Cena highly
Nice time out for date-night! Food delicious. Service was fast and polite.
The music was GREAT!
Always great food and great service.
We were there with friends we had not seen in 5 years. All 4 of us were very pleased. The food was superb - all freshly made and we each had a different entree. The staff treated us royally. The hostess and our server, Sam, were outstanding. This is a place I would definitely return to and recommend .
Amazing service. Extremely tasty/fresh food. A hidden GEM in Bensalem.
Made a reservations after viewing reviews. We at first were seated right in the front where we asked to be moved away from the bar/music for a more quiet experience. Our waitress rarely checked in and it took over a half hour for our entrees to come out where we than made her aware that we never even received our appetizer. She apologized and tried to reconcile for the mistake. Food was alright but nothing really worth going for again.
Great food and great staff! Will be back again! The staff was very friendly & the manager remembered my name from the last time my wife and I were there. The live music was excellent!
This was the 2nd time we went here... this was for my bday. Both had off the menu specials ... fillet mignon & Australian sea bass. Both were really yummy. (I tried my dates bass...lol)
Everything was wonderful except the hostess was listening to something on her cell phone that was so loud that it drowned out the piano music in the backroom which we were not seated in.
All 4 of our group loved the food and live music!
Delicious calamari. Good live music on selected evenings .
Food and service were excellent! It was a bit noisy for conversation.
Good live music on selected evenings. Delicious calamari, lamb chops, etc .
I have a severe food allergy to shellfish,I mentioned to my server. There was a item I was concerned about on the Special I was interested in. The item was a potato deep fried. I asked if it was fried in the same oil as any shellfish. He emphatically told me no. I ordered the Special I was still very hesitant about eating the potato. I took a very small taste and my tongue started to feel funny and I knew there was a problem. I did not finish eating anything and immediately took medication. I think the server should have checked with the chef it could have been quite serious if I wasn’t as cautious as I was. Food allergies are very serious.
I haven’t been here for years, stopped tonight and the food and atmosphere were fabulous. I’m generally not much into a bar scene or into visiting eateries where live performers are playing but I have to tell you tonight the two singers were so good, I thought I was in Vegas. The male singer had Sinatra down, so good, the lady had a great voice, add a little sax and it was a great night. They are here Thursday nights, have other entertainment Friday-Sun, 630 to closing. I had the Mediterranean Salad, filled with fresh grilled seafood. Best meal and entertainment, great for a nice quite evening.
Really enjoyed La Cena. Great food, nice atmosphere. The service was excellent.
Good menu and beverage choices. Good food and environment.
Good range. Good service.
Very good dinner; food well prepared and timely. Service was excellent. Overall a good value. Would highly recommend
Would have given higher rating, but waiter misrepresented/mixed up menu item/special, so my husband did not receive what he was expecting to appear on his entree plate. Thought he ordered a whole trout, but was brought a filet. A bronzino was the whole fish on special. The food was prepared well despite the glitch.
Very good food. Music at the bar. Very attentive staff.
Arrived for 5:30pm reservations and pretty much had our pick of tables, since it was a Monday. Nice enough area, where we sat, as it was like a plateau that sat next to the bar area.
They offer a Happy Hour but it's only for folks that sit at the bar. That part was kind of misleading on their website. I didn't book with a Happy Hour in mind, but when I wanted to peek at their menu online, I saw it. A little disappointing, as they even have it listed on a marquis type sign by the road.
The menu offers something for everybody and it is very good. My wife had a special of the evening, Chilean Striped Bass and it was expertly prepared, albeit for maybe a punch of salt too much. I opted for an everyday restaurant specialty, La Cena Fettucine that came with shrimp and scallops. Again, it was very good. We split a spinach salad special that came dressed with sliced oranges, dried cranberries, blueberry chevre cheese, and a couple other goodies. Nicely done and extremely fresh.
No draught beer, just bottles and cans, but a nice wine selection.
I would return
quality all around. fine italian food with good music and atmosphere
La Cena is a gem . Exquisite dishes ! Excellent cocktails . Good live music, though the performers use ‘tracks.’ I took my mom for dinner , and we all were very pleased . Highly recommended!
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner before a concert at Parx Casino. We were seated at a table ajacent to the bar where a live band was playing. We were looking to have some nice conversation and asked to be moved. We were immediately accomated to the main dining room which was much more enjoyable. Mike was a great server. We enjoyed good wine, tender crispy fried calamari and warm crusty italian bread to start. Generous portions of chicken parm with fresh pasta and chicken caccitorie with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus were tasty . The pasta was a standout and we would order pasta entrees on a return visit. Mike really made dessert time special having the band sing happy birthday to him. House made tiramisu and cannoli were delicious. We live over an hour away but would return for another special occasion.
Don't let the strip mall exterior or the awkward layout fool you, this place has excellent food!