La Mensa

4.4
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Mensa is decidedly Italian, with something for everyone. We offer an impressive menu that includes house-made pasta, fritti, braised and grilled meats. Whether it be Nonna's parmigiana, the catch of the day, or a decadent prime steak you are craving, we have you covered.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 32 people are saying
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vipnancy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service authentic Italian food

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vipPatriciaO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. Host was attentive and informative. We enjoyed our dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Waiters, bus boys, manager did not wear a mask.
Two dinners ordered- one was really good & the other was very much over-salted and therefore could not finish it.
Service was fair. The restaurant is beautiful & cozy inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s new job! Wonderful hospitality and delicious food! Will definitely be returning again!

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Meatballs2go
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and host are very friendly and appreciative of your business Pasta dishes are excellent Will become a regular there from now on. Happy new year.

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JeanetteC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new spot! Food was delicious and innovative.

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vipSmcl
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The first time there found it on a whim and now glad I did!

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vipJANNIE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Wait service very poor. Waiters that were serving completely ignored our table. The host became our waiter and had to flag busboy to get service for simple requests like water!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delighted by the welcoming renovated space inside; it is warm, modern, bright and comfortable. The Caesar salad with anchovies was wonderful. The stuffed mushrooms were delicious, but no need for the extra sauce. The veal Milanese with baby arugula was great, but better with reduced balsamic. The artichokes were good, but too many breadcrumbs. The squid ink pasta was good, but quite spicy. We loved the Nutella mousse! We couldn't enjoy the zeppolis, which were undercooked and runny. Overall, nice dining experience.

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vipSandipaD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate ambience. Personalized service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was extremely cordial, brought water and bread immediately after being seated, and took our drink order. The dining room was softly lit, the ambience was casual and warm. My husband had a shrimp cocktail and a pork chop special. Both were excellent. I had minestrone and lobster ravioli. The soup was flavorful with fork tender vegetables. The ravioli had a nice balance of lobster meat and cheese. The sauce was light and fresh. This was our first visit to La Mensa, but it will certainly not be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was very nice - the place is nicely arranged and the people were all friendly and attentive. The food was well prepared and tasty - we had the branzino and chicken saltimbucca both were very good and the branzino was one of the best we have ever had. We will go again soon

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gracep
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first visit to La Mensa. The food was excellent. We were a party of 4 and we had 3 different dishes... Chicken piccata, scallops and pork chops ...all delicious!! Appetizers were Fried calamari and drunken mussels...AMAZING!

Great place to bring family and friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The place is beautiful and the Managers were very nice. The food took long and came out cold and server never came back to check, as servers were too busy. It was hard to enjoy the experience.

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KimI
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Second time eating there and enjoyed it the first time too

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vipRussellC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Outstanding food. Kitchen likely understaffed leading to long wait for food.

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BethS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant experience. Appealing decor and not too noisy. Good service and very good food. We will go again.

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vipLSFAF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautifully renovated restaurant, much improved from its previous occupant. Our waiter, Marc, and the entire staff were helpful and provided excellent advice and service. Best of all, the food was excellently prepared and attractively presented. We will definitely be back.

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vipRich
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second visit to this local charmer. Just a good as the first time! We will return.

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vipProudNJTeacher
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was a new place for us. The food was outstanding! We feel that the service was slow-I had to call the waiter over to ask if we could order. He was very friendly-I dont know if he was new . My husband ordered a glass of wine which took quite a few minutes to be brought over. Dessert was delicious, and I would certainly come again though.

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suemcg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious!

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Kendg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly a welcome addition to the borough of Norwood. My wife and my dinner were outstanding with both courteous and attentive staff. Salad was not included which was a minor disappointment. Pricing was moderate but certainly fair. I wish this establishment well and certainly will return in the not to distant future

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vipRich
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We will definitely return. Our first experience was enhanced by such a wonderful waiter named Mark. A real pro! Very good foor, very good drinks, very good prices. Looking forward to our next time there.

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TomM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service could have been better. Waitress didn't know the specials and messed up our order.
Tables are too close together. We were bumping elbows with the neighboring table.
The food was good. More than your basic "red sauce Italian" restaurant. Once they work out some start-up issues, this will be a really good place.

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marcod
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional people and quality food.
Outstanding pasta and also really good gluten free pasta

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vipDennis
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new restaurant in northern Bergen county. Elegant dining room, friendly professional wait staff and terrific food at a reasonable cost. Will be back.

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MaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We look forward to returning to La Mensa.

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SusanS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Should hire several bus boys to clear tables and help serve food

Food was nice

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RENEF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

nice atmosphere, nice menu, nice wine selection, close to the house, not bad
would go back.

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vipDrin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful - top notch service and the food was outstanding! Looking forward to going back !

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Leonard
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great management

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vipDivaRJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very beautifully refreshed dining room with table cloths provides a warm, inviting room. The menu is Italian with a some nice additions you won’t see on every menu in the area. Our family loved the lobster filled ravioli and the Branzino was very fresh. The grilled octopus appetizer was nice and tender the way it should be. Dessert choices were many our family ordered NY style cheesecake and liked it very much. A nice new gem in the neighborhood which also has a very nice bar and outdoor dining for warm weather.

FAQs

La Mensa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 660-7950.

La Mensa is rated 4.4 stars by 32 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.