La Cena Restaurant

4.8
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$30 and under
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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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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 8:00PM

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KG
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off night (Tuesday), the place was very empty but the service, food and overall experience was great. It was my first time there, although my partner had been before. We will definitely go again.

f
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thief made our experience celebrating our anniversary even more special with the great food and friendly staff they have
Thank you .

L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The service was exceptional and the food I can’t even begin to complement the chef. Excellent excellent!! Will be back very soon.!!

F
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very quaint and nice atmosphere for a local venue!!

TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As noted in reviews, food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Only issue was there was a wedding reception going on in side room so noise level was on high side. But I’m sure that is an exception, not the rule. Would definitely return.

RT
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've lived 5 minutes from this restaurant for over 30 years. It took us a few years to discover its great quality, but now we go once a month or so. The food and service is outstanding!!!

S
Philadelphia
204 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had been meaning to come to La Cena for some time, but found myself in Bensalem Friday night and it was a wise choice. Cathy, the hostess, was gracious and informative. The music was entertaining, but was not overbearing in volume and made conversation easy. Our server, Stephanie, was efficient, friendly and courteous. I had a mixed seafood grille that was very good as was the butternut squash bisque. I look forward to returning to La Cena for more great food and entertainment!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was outstanding.

p
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food as usual but service was definitely slower than the last few times we came. Overall still a great place to just relax

JL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall great dining experience. Food and service was great but it was a bit loud because of the band.

MW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Sam the waiter was fabulous. The bus boy was incredible. The hostess even pitched in and was amazing.

RH
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My reservations we ready when we arrived, the food was great our server paid attention to every detail of our order. The live entertainment was above Great. It was my sisters birthday and everything was excellent. Totally enjoyable!!

h
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both good and service were excellent!

N
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times now and it is vastly becoming my go to spot. Really enjoy the food immensely.

p
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale restaurant with great atmosphere and service. Life music on Saturday nights is very moderate sound and pleasant, even so we were sitting right next to it. Food is excellent and beautifully served. Little pricey then we would like. Could be a little cooler inside, but we were told there was a problem that day. We definitely will go there again. Everybody were very friendly and made us feel special. And best of all it's only 10 min from our home. Very recommended.

RW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place...food, service and ambience wonderful. It’s a shame I didn’t know about it sooner. Will definitely be back.

JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seeing a show at the Parx Casino and wanted something away from the Casino - fine dining. There were six of us and each and everyone of us raved about the food. It was amazing. The Grouper, the homemade pasta and marinara, appetizers were wonderful. The wine was out of this world - we had two bottles of Amarone. Delicious. The waiter (Stephen) was great - took extra special care of us and was so friendly and nice. We will go out of our way to go back. Thanks for a great meal and a wonderful dining experience. The entertainment was great too BRAVO!!!

h
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was average to below average service was ok

A
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Told the server we had 2 birthdays. Told them who. Desert came and they did not use candles or acknowledge it one bit. We were one of two tables in the entire restaurant.

RH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great music and entertainment! Overall great experience!

TF
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first visit to La Cena. We were seated relatively quickly, although the hostess was on a phone call, and did not acknowledge our presence until she hung up. The food was quite good. I had the seared shrimp and scallops, and my wife tried a veal dish. We were both very satisfied with the food quality. Service was a bit spotty. Our waiter only showed up to take orders and deliver them. That seemed to take some time, and the place was not at all busy when we were there. We might go back, but it likely would not be a first choice.

RT
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for years, including some New Year's Eves. The food and service are always excellent!

MK
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

This has always been one of our favorite places to go. We especially liked it for special occasions. We were celebrating our 52 Wedding Anniversary. When I made the reservation I requested a table AWAY from the Bar and music. If we were seated any closer to the bar we would have been on it. The menu has changed drastically since we were there last. It very limited in its selections. We both ordered Veal dishes extremely disappointed in flavor and texture in both dishes. Sadly to say it was not one of our happy Anniversary dinners. We won’t be going back .

PK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food. The singers are extremely entertaining and make dinner a wonderful experience. We have dined here several times and have always had a great night out! Highly recommend!

NE
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extraordinarily good, nicely presented, unique tastes. Prices were also reasonable. A great find.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were the only table in the restaurant as we had quite an early reservation. Our table was lovely. The server was fantastic. He relayed the specials information and we both ordered specials. My wife got filet Mignon stuffed with sautéed spinach and prosciutto. She enjoyed it but there was a sauce with a very overpowering amount of whole peppercorns. I got the caprese salad which was very good, made with a smoked mozzarella for lots of interesting flavor. It did take 50 minutes for our food to arrive and we had a show to get to in Philadelphia by 7:30. We felt a little rushed once food came. The cocktails were lovely, very nice recipes and variety. Pretty and tasty. We were visitors from out of town and located this restaurant on yelp/trip advisor.

KS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was very friendly.

JH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for a weekday business dinner. The staff was professional, the meals were great.

RW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here. Was a great experience. The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. I never knew this restaurant was there and ai have lived in this area my entire life. Found out about it from Open Table. Will definitely be returning and will spread the word about it. Great find!

QB
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful restaurant. Went for late lunch and totally enjoyed the food. Lunch specials were priced we and nice selection of choices. This was our second visit, the first was for dinner. We found a new favorite and can't wait to go back.

NH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, decor, music, and ambience. Service was a bit lacking in that we had to wait to get someone to notice us to take our order while another larger group who arrived after us was served first. Things improved after that initial hiccup however. The food was top notch with a decent every day menu and delicious daily specials on offer. I'll definitely be back.

QM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was very crowded (good for the restaurant), food is much better than it used to me.

Service was fairly good considering the crowd, not the wait staff fault. The bus boys are very

attentive, We will return.

JS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and our server was first rate. I highly reccomend this restaurant!

JT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! I didn't know what to expect pulling up, but once inside it was very nice and classy. The food was great, service was great and we enjoyed it. I will come back again.

VU
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outsatanding from start to finish. The staff was very accomadating. Our server, Steve, was very personable and added to the meal. The food was spot on in flavor and preparation.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been going there since they opened. Have had several parties there also.Great atmosphere. Food is always good,as well as service.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here. Food was delicious, a little on the pricey side. Ambience was good. Music (duo) was an added benefit!

TB
Philadelphia
205 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drink are to be found at this hidden little treasure. Their live music is good, and we'd like it even better if La Cena would have it on even more fine evenings !

N
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Found it recently and had to come back. I had a scallop special that I will try to duplicate at home because it was so amazing. Can't wait to come back

w
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Mike was outstanding and the food came out hot and delicious.