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La Cena Restaurant

4.6
4.6
365 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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue 4:15 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:15 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:15 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 365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bucks County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bucks County

    Hot Spot

  • Bucks County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Bucks County

    Special Occasion

  • Bucks County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Bucks County

    Italian

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  1. DM

    DavidM

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    I go here quite often and Eric is a new server who is a little rough around the edges. He needs more experience and patience.

  2. G

    Goyasauce

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    My wife and I ate here yesterday. Food was tasty. They have a live performance. The server we had was great. The only down falls were that they sat us at a wobbly table. We don’t like to complain so we dealt with it. Also the food was very small portions.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family is regulars here and we have never had a bad meal. Great food, live music on weekends and service is impeccable.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place to eat with your spouse.

  5. K

    Kathy

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love going to such a friendly place. The cocktails are always on point; service is great and the food is awesome.

  6. PM

    PaulM

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent and reasonably priced. The Saturday night 2 man band was very entertaining. This place is a bit of a hidden gem. The veal piccata was very tasty. We will be back!!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistent. Always a great dinner.

  8. CB

    CindyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food was great and we will definitely be back. We were disappointed in the music last night since they usually have great entertainment.

  9. RT

    RobertT

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been going here for years. Great food and service.

  10. AI

    ArleneI

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and atmosphere is very nice Not noisy

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, service was great & drinks were great as well!

  12. MR

    MariaR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service good food first time there and we’re definitely going back

  13. JP

    JanieneP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went there for Mothers Day. Staff and dining experience was wonderful. They made my 76 year old mother feel very special. Interior needs a little updating but overall a great experience.

  14. PB

    PaulB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been going to La Cena since it opened. It has a cozy friendly atmosphere and the food is always delicious. I noticed the portions were smaller than before and we didn’t get the basket of bread but it was still a good time. The staff was friendly and attentive and the singer Vince, was very good. The noise level can get loud but it’s a small place with many patrons at the bar listening to the live entertainment. We will definitely be back.

  15. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was another enjoyable meal at a friendly restaurant my family knows well. Everyone was super friendly and the food very good.

  16. CL

    ChristineL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    The food was delicious but the portion sizes have gotten smaller and smaller and we left hungry.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My boyfriend and I took my parents out to dinner as they passed through town. Service is always excellent, the waiters are quick, efficient, have good personalities, and they are attentive yet don’t linger (I don’t like when wait staff is constantly checking in on the table interrupting conversations.) Everyone had amazing meals, and great wine. Their daily specials are always diverse with a pasta option, meat option, and seafood option, a little bit of something for everyone!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night again. Food is always 5 star

  19. CG

    CatG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    La Cena always has great food, and some wonderful specials. We have never been disappointed by the food and service. The entertainment is really good. Highly recommended,

  20. MO

    MicheleO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect for a great meal and atmosphere. Staff is attentive with all your needs.

  21. JS

    JackS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed dinner here unexpectedly being I had no pre planning done to find a restaurant for the particular evening. Staff was extremely friendly. You can tell it’s a place where people keep going back to. The host knew always everyone that walked in by name. Quality everything. Band, Food, Service, Pricing, etc Romantic setting and will be going back again frequently.

  22. K

    Kacy

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & service. Veal Milanese & 3 fish special both fantastic. Good martinis. Great crème brûlée for dessert.

  23. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Cena is an incredibly fine restaurant surprise to be found at the end of a strip mall. Once you go inside you will find a large, well styled space impeccably maintained. While we were only there for lunch the menu was varied and interesting. Our choices were prepared perfectly and nicely presented. Our waiter "Chtistopher" provided excellent service and attention. While we are only in the area once a year our experience at La Cena has been consistently good each time we have visited.

  24. DM

    DavidM

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Normally, Stephanie is very good, just like Chris but that night her service was so so.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st time there anniversary dinner very good choice we will be back!

  26. j

    jackd

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable evening with family. Food was very good and service was terrific. Would definitely recommend.

  27. JB

    JoeB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    How could we have missed this place for so long. The food was great and they had a small and, too! I had a stuffed mushroom caps and my wife the crabs & oysters, Both were unique tastes and wonderfull. We liked the gluyen free options, too.

  28. M

    Mmmmgood

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent time, great food and a piano player to boot. What more can you ask for.

  29. RW

    ReneeW

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant. The food and service were great. The band that played was awesome also. Played really good music.

  30. MP

    MichelleP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place with an even better atmosphere! Will return for sure!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time diners. The food was very good, had the red snapper special. Very fresh and tasty. Martini from the bar was excellent too. There was a piano player, he wasn’t great but it added to the fun the peeps at the bar were having. I’d definitely go back. Waiter was great too!

  32. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service is always excellent. Love the atmosphere.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful night. Great food. Fantastic band -Nothing2 Prove. Can’t wait to come back again!

  35. GP

    GinamarieP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The “Valentine’s menu” was a dud. Small portions, high prices, and not great food. The rowdy bar crowd made for a loud and unromantic atmosphere. We won’t return any time soon.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everyone was very pleasant and it was very clean with a beautiful ambience my wife and I really enjoyed our evening… we will be back… Thank you!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I liked a lot about this lunch experience. The tables are nicely spaced and my friend and I didn’t feel rushed at all. However, a few areas could use a bit of improvement. No one on staff wore a mask, even when we entered wearing them. Halfway through the meal, our waitress appeared with a mask but we were well into the meal. My chicken was a bit overdone, a bit stringy but still tasty. We ordered coffee at the conclusion of our meal and it was delicious, but no one ever came by to ask if we’d like a refill. We would have!! I will return because it was still a pleasant experience.

  38. BC

    BobeC

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always consistently very good. We had clams and soup for appetizers and the linguini special with scallops in a Sambuca sauce. Excellent dish and quite different than other specials we have eaten here before. Service is always welcoming and attentive. Thank you

  39. CG

    CatG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was well prepared and the presentation was lovely. There were many choices and some very nice specials. Our waiter was polite and observant and didn't rush us from one course to the next. We never felt like we were being rushed out.

  40. NM

    NancyM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, live music

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

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

La Cena Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for La Cena Restaurant

2233 Galloway Rd. Bensalem, PA 19020

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bensalem

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue 4:15 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:15 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:15 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:15 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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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