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LA Cena

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2233 Galloway Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020-2917
(215) 639-9969
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4:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 am
Sat 4:30 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food Fast

Conveniently close to me, is a food favorite place to get a yummy meal in a jif for less then $10:-) Service is always nice! WHEN you go, get the penne chicken in vodka sauce.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Sarah K
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Restaurant is nicely decorated. The special scallop artichoke appetizer was fantastic. Salads are a la carte which was surprising for an Italian Restaurant. The main entrée took 40+ minutes to arrive. My husband ordered his lamb med/rare and it came out well done. I ordered a filet mignon medium and it came out well done. We were hungry so we... More 

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Thank Trott1234
bucks county, Pa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

My, step mom mad reservations based on yelp. We wanted to try something new and not a chain restaurant. When we pulled up it was in a small strip mall , with a large beautiful catering place next to it thst was having a wedding. I actually thought the restaurant was the catering place, but we turned in and noticed... More 

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Thank jenstravels
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Hard to believe I live so close to this establishment and it's been over twenty years since my wife and I visited. Well we went back and we weren't disappointed. The entire staff was extremely friendly and attentive. They also had live music which was nice, they also had Sinatra playing in the background. My wife and I both had... More 

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1 Thank FloydMarshall12
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. I don't really understand why other people complain about portion sizes. If you need that much food go to an all you can eat buffet. Drinks are awesome too. Matt makes the best martinis!

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1 Thank pandy101
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Conveniently close to me, is a food favorite place to get a yummy meal in a jif for less then $10:-) Service is always nice! WHEN you go, get the penne chicken in vodka sauce.

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1 Thank Sarah K
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Special # 8 is an excellent value. A large portion of Chicken Parm, al dente pasta, with a salad and their fresh-made garlic bread for $8.95. Anything on their bread is good. I don't like their pizza because the crust is thick and doughy and I prefer thin, crisp crust.

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Thank Mama_C_215
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I used to be a regular at La Cena until they hired a new chef and manager, increased the prices and reduced the portions. Bronzino is now $38 with a very small portion of veg and potato. I can go to Newtown and get the same entree for $30 with better sides. I purchased a lot of CBS 3 local... More 

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1 Thank Barbara T
Westborough, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Recently went here for the first time with a large group for business. Food was excellent from the seafood to the bolognese. Great bread! Service was superb and friendly. If you are in the area, maybe at the casino or horse track, stop by here for dinner.

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Thank John B
Bristol, pennsylvania
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224 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We did not know what to expect at La Cena. Like I said in a different review about a nearby restaurant, I have to stop assuming that restaurants in a strip mall cannot be good. La Cena is more upscale than I expected. The food is somewhat classic Italian with a contemporary twist. The service is excellent. Fresh baked bread... More 

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Thank Aimee_Randy09
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139 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I felt very compelled to write a new review after my 5 star rating last year. Things are not quite as good......although the atmosphere and menu are the same, servings have changed. No longer do they offer the delicious complimentary salads. Getting 2 of our favorites from the past was a great comparison meter. My veal chef norberto (strange a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2233 Galloway Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020-2917
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Bensalem
  • Phone Number: (215) 639-9969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
4:30 am - 10:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?