La Cena Restaurant

4.7
260 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
What 260 people are saying
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vipKathy
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are always top notch. The caprese salad was awesome and the duck was the best. Love LaCena!

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Mary
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’ve dined at La Cena many times. We love the food, wait staff and entertainment!

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KaitlinF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and at a very reasonable price! It was my fiancé and I’s first indoor dining date in quite a while and they made it an awesome experience. The live music was an added bonus as well. Will definitely be back again!

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HollyR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with nightly band/singer. I was surprised by the upbeat atmosphere, but was impressed with the food and the service. Nice little hidden gem of a restaurant.

KK
vipKatieK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Amazing food great service and management CARES about your experience. I have never had one bad meal nor one single bad experience. Everytime, its always been 100%. This is why I take family and friends for special occasions, and we go for an "us" night. Beautiful entertainment (loved tonight 1/8). Just try it, you'll see.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a quick dinner decision and did we make the right choice. From the time we stepped in to the time that we left, the service was at a very high-level. Our food and drinks were of Casino quality. When we say this the food here was comparable to any of the top casinos fine restaurants that we have been in. Our drinks were fabulous and I must say we had a few extra because they were so good. Appetizers main course and bread was so evenly matched and enhanced every part of the meal experience.
Outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed at the door like long lost friends. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating. The waiter was fast and efficient. The music in the restaurant had the whole table, ages from 2 to 60 singing along. The food was really great and everyone enjoyed themselves. We will certainly be returning.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Restaurant was crowded but socially distanced.
We were seated immediately and the service was very good.
The kitchen was slammed so it took a little longer for the food
to arrive.
My wife had veal picatta which was very good while I had the steak
special which was done perfectly but was very tough.
Otherwise we purchased a gift certificate and will return.

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love returning to a restaurant where you are treated like royalty! LaCena has long been one of our favorite restaurants. Drinks are always great and the food never disappoints!

KS
vipKathyS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. It is our go to spot for a good dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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DavidL
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & great service every time we go. Food was delicious as always!

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vipNitastar
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service and the prices are great! They also have a really nice band playing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great culinary experience at La Cena!

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MarieS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Limited dining menu differs from what's visible on website. Should be updated to reflect fewer options. We were the only guests dining inside the restaurant which was nice, piano music playing through speakers was a nice touch but a bit loud in my opinion. Eggplant rollatini was delicious, bread was very hard and stale tasting, tagliatelle de la casa was pleasant though the scallops did not taste very fresh. Overall, a good experience the waiter was super attentive and kind.

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SuzanneA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience on Saturday, 10/10/20. We have been here once previously and the food stood out then, so we were happy to see that the quality and entree selections were still outstanding. My husband had the veal chop and was beyond pleased. The appetizers were delicious and prepared with care. Our server, Stephanie, was incredibly pleasant and made sure we wanted for nothing during our entire meal. The staff checked on us continually and made sure to maintain CDC recommendations for their patron's safety. Their house band, Sway, was the perfect backdrop for a lovely evening out. They performed a wide variety of music pleasing to many generations. Their vocal arrangements and overall sound added so much to our dining experience, never overwhelming or too loud to carry on a conversation. We will definitely be back and hope to bring friends with us to enjoy.

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at LaCena always make us feel special. The cocktails are the best and the food is outstanding. We always enjoy listening to the live music. LaCena is an excellent choice for date night.

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jamesr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, Highly recommend!..

KK
vipKatieK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots. It's great for special occasions or just a nice time out. The manager Mike is always very personable and puts a lot of care into the experience from the table and greeting to making sure the food is perfect. The service is amazing, everyone is so nice. The dishes are always 10/10, great specials too.

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vipNatashaL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Le Cena. The food and entertainment were awesome as always. Most importantly, this was the first time since the pandemic began that we didn't feel like we were getting rushed out of a restaurant. It was so relaxing. Just what we needed.

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AliceJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good as usual. I go every chance I get. Food, service and staff thumbs up👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mothers 60th birthday with a small party of 6... food was great, service was great too, we were able to get a table off to the corner and away from the main dining area for a little more privacy (and because my family can get loud at times!). Overall though, we have been coming to LaCena for over 15 years and even though they are going through a difficult time like many other restaurants, they have not slipped in any way!

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vipigel
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best clams casino ever!!

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vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
247 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Bucks County favorite. The real star of the show is their good music at the bar on selected evenings .

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, service and food. Always love the veal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner

TB
vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
247 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Bucks County favorite. The real star of the show is their good music at the bar on selected evenings .

MK
vipMarieK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal & service

BH
BernadetteH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I did not know there was a valentine menu on 2/16. I would not recommend this weekend.

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Epicurian
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, portions a tad small, alot of servers and help but still not very efficient, would recommend overall, server comped us tiramisu after waiting awhile due to miscommunication among the servers.

MK
vipMarieK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening. There seemed to be a lack of wait staff. But we were in no hurry. The food was excellent the music soft and romantic and a rose at the end was a perfect touch. We have been staying away after a bad experience the last time there. I’m glad we were willing to give them another try. They will be back on our list of restaurants for us.

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LynneB
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, lovely table setups with white linens and candles. Piano music playing in the background. Service was spot on, very attentive and always with a smile. Dinner was delicious, my husband had the Fillet with mushroom sauce that was tender and cooked to perfection. I enjoyed a pasta dish, angel hair with crab and tomatoes. It was sooooo good! The vanilla layer cake with rasberry filling was excellent. The whole night was perfect. We shall return.

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Lisamarie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve had in a long time. Excellent service. Reasonably priced. Beautiful restaurant. The live entertainment was great! My son and I are making this a weekly date.

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - food, cocktails, service! Love the music as well. One of our favorite restaurants.

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Emy87
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful date night here, the server (Stephanie?) was wonderful and attentive and the food was amazing. There was a live trio singing as well over all it was a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our service was great, the food was delicious, but I requested a round table and the hostess told me they only had two round tables and both were reserved. I requested one when I made the reservation on Open Table and in the three hours (7 pm - 10 pm) that we were there NO ONE was ever seated at the round table next to us. My group kept looking over at the table because sitting at a long table makes having a conversation more difficult. Since they are a local restaurant, I would probably call and make a reservation directly through them to have a better chance of getting a round table. Our waitress and food made up for not having the round table.

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vipNum1MMFan
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat before a show at Parx Casino. We went on a Thursday night, they had a singer and piano player. Food was fantastic! The desserts were very good too. Service was very attentive.

GA
vipGloriaA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 friends had dinner together. Our bartender and server was Sean(?), who provided excellent service and conversation. He was pretty busy that evening, but the service was great.

KG
vipKathyG
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
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.

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frankl
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 .

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 260 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.