La Cena Restaurant

4.7
317 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Thank you for choosing La Cena for your NYE Dining experience! We have two seating 5-6 pm 100$ per person preset menu 8-9 pm 110$ per person preset menu + champagne toast included at midnight. Please call the restaurant directly for more information

What 317 people are saying
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vipKathy
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and cocktails are the best. Excellent service. Love the live music!

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KathyH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice local restaurant with entertainment and good service but food was very mediocre. I had mushrooms stuffed with sausage that were very bland. I ordered lemon dole as an entre and had to send it back (which I never do) because the fish was old with a strong fishy taste. They were very good about it and even comped a round of drinks. It’s a shame the food wasn’t better because the staff and ambiance were nice.

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vipKatieK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen the manager is always so personable and makes a point to come over and see how we are everytime. We love chatting with him and the hostess. The specials are always great and we love the regular menu too! Outstanding service from the servers with a great ambiance. This is our go-to date night spot!

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AbrahamO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Im from Puerto Rico . La Cena make me feel like it home. Bring me back to mine country. The food tasted this is a good family place to visit. The menu is great and don't forget your bottle of wine. The price is moderate.

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vipredsox07
Philadelphia
196 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food excellent service fun night

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BethJ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the entertainment was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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JenniferP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious ! I wish I remembered the waiters name. Excellent service!!

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. Excellent food and drink. Friendly atmosphere. The Trio was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Always a great meal and service !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server Chris was excellent! Highly recommend.

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LeeH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Italian food. Service was very good.

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PatriciaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice ambience & enjoyable music.

KS
vipKathyS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food are always good. It is nice to have entertainment as well.

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bobb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food real nice people nice dinner music and a great hostess

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vipBETHB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food is always amazing. The live music was phenomenal.

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KathyG
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Service great, waiter attentive and pleasant. First visit in a while and we were glad we went.

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vipKatieK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is our go to for a nice night out. The staff are so friendly and professional. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is perfect. I cannot write how great the experience is here honestly. I don't know where they find the servers but they are aces-every single one them. The hosts will talk to you and catch up, it's like you are at a family members house. Try it, you will go back!

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NeilP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very homey. Good food. Good prices. The staff needs more help. But the staff that was there were wonderful Also. The music was a little to loud but good 👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed out first time there. Very nice comfortable ambiance. Great singer at bar. My husband and I really enjoyed dinner. Will definitely be back

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vipDavidM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
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 July 22, 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 July 17, 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
34 reviews
Dined on July 9, 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 June 30, 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 June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 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 May 19, 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 May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service , and price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 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 April 30, 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 April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipeddie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 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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vipDavidM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

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vipPaulK
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on April 22, 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 April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 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 April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service.

FAQs

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

La Cena Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 317 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 reservations at the moment.