- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Excellent food and service authentic Italian food
Our food was delicious. Host was attentive and informative. We enjoyed our dining experience.
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.
Celebrating a friend’s new job! Wonderful hospitality and delicious food! Will definitely be returning again!
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.
Excellent new spot! Food was delicious and innovative.
The first time there found it on a whim and now glad I did!
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!
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.
Intimate ambience. Personalized service.
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.
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
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.
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.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Second time eating there and enjoyed it the first time too
Outstanding food. Kitchen likely understaffed leading to long wait for food.
Very pleasant experience. Appealing decor and not too noisy. Good service and very good food. We will go again.
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.
Second visit to this local charmer. Just a good as the first time! We will return.
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.
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
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.
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.
Very professional people and quality food.
Outstanding pasta and also really good gluten free pasta
Best new restaurant in northern Bergen county. Elegant dining room, friendly professional wait staff and terrific food at a reasonable cost. Will be back.
The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We look forward to returning to La Mensa.
Should hire several bus boys to clear tables and help serve food
Food was nice
nice atmosphere, nice menu, nice wine selection, close to the house, not bad
would go back.
Restaurant is beautiful - top notch service and the food was outstanding! Looking forward to going back !
Great food, great service, great management
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.
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.