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La Cena Restaurant

4.6
127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED. Opened only for pre booked events. Call for details!

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Phone number
(215) 639-9969
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
Live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday. Great bands all with their own unique style!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 127 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We've been coming here for years. Food and service is always great.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great first experience! We will definitely be back to visit this hidden gem close to where we live! Decent happy hour specials and live music in the bar area. Service was great as was the food. I really enjoyed the veal limone and my husband enjoyed his mixed seafood dish over pasta. Really good arugula beet salad special.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Always a great time. Food is excellent!!!! Staff is always courteous and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was excellent as always.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Consistently good, from the bartender, the wait staff, food and of course
the entertainment that starts early enough to enjoy at HappyHour and
also thru dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I drove by this restaurant about 50 times not knowing what I was missing. It is beautifully decorated inside with a delicious aroma. My food was excellent and the host/wait staff
made you feel like you were in their home. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Ice music playing

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

You couldn't find a restaurant with better food, service, and ambience if you tried. If you haven't experienced this heavenly experience yet stop procrastinating and make your reservation today. You're significant other will love you for it! And That's Reality! #TruthHurts #Realtalk #KeepingIt💯 #RealRecognizeReal

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is always good and the service is phenomenal . Love the live music.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful restaurant!
Good food, excellent service.
Husband and I went for Valentines dinner. They had a special
menue for the evening with many delicious choices.
The group playing that night is called Sway. They are there
every week, and they are great!!
What is also nice about La Cena is the music starts around 6:00 and
that is so nice to listen to while having dinner.
A must try!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a great experience when dining at LaCena!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food as usual and good service

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Fabulous food.
Sam, our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.
Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve dinner. Set menu at $70 a person, however the value was there. A six course meal was provided and all were fantastic. Certainly an older crowd, however this didn’t bother my fiancé and I.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

It was for my fiancé Birthday
Loved the entertainment and the atmosphere
Was what I was looking for
Service from hostess to waiter and bus boy was great

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

My friend and I went for my birthday and we really enjoyed our evening. We sat further away from the bar bc we knew there would be live music. The food was excellent. Service was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The food and the service are top notch if you haven’t check out La Cena you are missing a great experience from beginning till end! Our waiter Mike was outstanding the hostess was so friendly and the food was fabulous ! I will go again and again !

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

There are too many tables near the bar, and I had a hard time getting moved to a better one - even though the place wasn't very full at 6pm. Plus the hostess - younger than myself - referred to me as "honey." Our salad was served with a few flys buzzing around, and the menu selections were not overly appealing to my lady friend and myself. We agreed that the experience did not merit another Groupon purchase.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great find! We went for our 10th anniversary and couldn't have found a more appropriate place. Food was very good, service like I have never had, ambience was cozy and romantic, there was a duo (herb smith and a woman singer) that were terrific. They played a set that went from right after we ordered until we paid the check. They play a smooth jazzy type but with hit songs from 50's through the 80's.
There was a all seats occupied bar with what I thing were regulars, because they all seemed to know each other. You can eat at the bar too, although there was no trouble getting a table. Can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Good food. Good service. Live music too noisy.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food excellent. Terrific for birthday celebration. Waiter Mike was top notch

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2.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Seems like an old restaurant. The chicken parm was a bit tough. The bread on the table was nothing to write home about. All in all disappointing for sure. Price wasn't bad, but still felt like it was something from the 80's including the tray the dessert came out on.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

SERVICE WAS OVERWHELMING. FOOD WAS MOST ENJOYABLE, AND THE BREAD WAS GREAT. ALL IN ALL A WONDERFUL AND COMFORTABLE EVENING.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

The food was good, service was great! My husband and I went to La Cena on a Monday evening for a dinner date. The restaurant was very quiet. Perfect for an understated night out without the kids. I will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband and I went to La Cena for our wedding anniversary . The food and service are always outstanding! I would recommend it to everyone that loves food and the staff makes you feel like family ! Can't wait to go again !

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

I had forgotten was a gem La Cena is. The food is great. The service was wonderful I'm so glad we were able to visit a long ago favorite.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2017

First time at La Cena. The food was very good. There was live music even on a Wednesday night.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Made reservations for my wife's birthday for 4. Needed to add two more guests and the hostess and staff we're very accommodating. First class!
Great live music on Thursdays.
Oh, and the food was great too.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was exceptional good.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

La Cena was great! The food was delicious! The service was great and the people are very friendly. Steve, our waiter, could not have been better. And, Sean, the manager came around to make sure everything was great. The atmosphere was fun with a live band. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2017

Great restaurant for a special date; I chose this restaurant for our anniversary and the staff and food did not disappoint me or my wife.

The staff are very professional and friendly without being obtrusive.

Great overall experience and local gem and will refer family and friends to it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

this was fantastic. food great , service fantastic

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2017

Had lunch here for a birthday. Wait staff was very accommodating and food was delicious. One of the special appetizers was oysters on the half shell, but the birthday girl wanted fried oysters instead (not on the menu). No problem! Chef whipped up a batch of fried oysters just for us! Our table also had the flounder special, Salmon Livornese and Veal Con Parciofi. All came with delicious mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. La Cena just may become our new spot to go for lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2017

The food and atmosphere were wonderful. We were celebrating a retirement, even though is was a quite night the staff was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Always good food an fantastic atmosphere. Live music on weekends is a plus. A shopping center restaurant that would fit in as a downtown classy place!!

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We chose this place for a convenient location and came in Saturday night for a b-day celebration, I ordered Proseco they brought me a glass of flat Martini Asti (which was replaced after I complained). The food was mediocre at best, service was abysmal. We had about 3 drinks each, the glasses were never cleared from the table. Wait staff is very inexperienced and not very knowledgeable. Prices are not low for what they are serving. I do not recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Celebrated a birthday, great value and they allowed us to bring a cake which they served without a cutting fee. Left a $50 tip on a $150 tab.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Good food, great service. Older crowd.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Great service and food was excellent!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Generally a good meal. This time the service was excellent but the food was poor quality

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