La Scala - Beverly Hills
La Scala - Beverly Hills

La Scala - Beverly Hills

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://lascalabeverlyhills.com/
  • Phone: 3102750579
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Little Santa Monica
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The likelihood of finding street/meter parking is scarce. There is a public lot directly across the street on Canon. Additionally, two valet stands are available- adjacent to La Scala on the West side of Canon and South of La Scala's back entrance via the alley- after Canon Drive & before Crescent Drive.
A word from La Scala - Beverly Hills
A legacy of Jean Leon nostalgically lies in the heart of Beverly Hills. Migrating from Spain's Bayonne Basque Country at age seventeen; setting sights on a new life in the United States. In 1956 Jean Leon's passion for good food and wine fueled what is now the lifeblood of La Scala. Maintaining the heritage instilled by Jean Leon, La Scala of Beverly Hills offers a classic Italian fine dining experience with a variety of exquisite traditional Italian cuisine, fine wines, cocktails, and desserts.
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La Scala - Beverly Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (10)special occasion (8)romantic (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • classic LA restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    La Scala goes hand in hand with LA - a standard for years. It's got a family feeling about it, great service, comfortable ambience, not stuffy, but they really care about your dining experience. And just their Leon salad alone is enough to keep you going back again and again like our family does.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • la scala never disappoints
    LALocalDiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been going to la scala for 10+ years and it is simply outstanding every time. The restaurant, other than turnovers with staff, is always the same - excellent, especially fot the dollar value. The chopped salad is fantastic and the rest of the fare is delicious and memorable. It is an intimate setting with understated and tasteful decor and the wait staff is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    we always go for lunch when we are in town. this trip we did that but also went for dinner with some friends. the dinner was just great well prepared and presented. truly done in the authentic Italian style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cash
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Accused me of giving them a counterfeit $100 bill. I will never go back.
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  • Good value
    larsandVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Except for the wine list, everything is reasonably priced. The room is very attractive (much more so than a few other Italians nearby) and, of course, they have a "famous" chopped salad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I think it has lost some of it's luster. The food was good, but not spectacular. Not the world class place it once was.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's gone
    RRBC
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I had been going to La Scala since 1974 and remembered the extraordinary food and the great service, the food remains - kind of, but the service is totally gone, waitress snot put any effort, never came back to check on the table and for me, a total disaster as I had taken my sons for the first time and was expecting the same experience from my previous times, I was ashamed of having invited them
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  • diningoutVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    love la scala.dined here literally hundreds of times. we were very disappointed this time. we patiently waited 30 minutes for appetizers. another 30 for entrees. one entree was not right. waiter was nice, said he would fix it. 30 minutes later, it came back still not right-but acceptable. then dessert, coffee came and the the bill. we were surprised no adjustment was made on bill to reflect mistakes made (like comping the fish or dessert) and said as much. waiter said he was not empowered-only manager could and she had left. we said that even a complimentary dessert or coffee would have been enough to make us feel better about the dinner. this sort of thing is standard at fine restaurants. we left saying la scala isn't a top choice anymore.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite salad
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The chopped salad is my favorite salad in Los Angeles. That is all I eat here. But others that I have dined with have had other things on the menu and it is always good. Reasonable prices too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Italian
    garbaby
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    If you like big leather booths, authentic Bolognese sauces, fresh fish, great cocktails and the ambiance of a place where you might have seen The Rat Pack years ago, this for you. The service is relaxed, professional and excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    CoastDiners
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We were pleased with our dining experience. Leon's Chopped Salad was as good as ever, fresh, abundant and tasty. The pasta was good, albeit not outstanding. The wine list by the glass could be upgraded. The restaurant is very noisy, and, initially we were seated in the middle of the room. We asked to be moved, and, they were gracious and accommodating in moving us. It is easy to understand why "those in the know" would request a side booth when making a reservation. The restaurant has a great location in Beverly Hills, so, it is an easy spot to select for a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NancyAnn
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    La Scala is always great and doesn't change , so you know you will have good food and a enjoyable relaxing evening!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 27 reviews are from the La Scala - Beverly Hills reviews archive.
  • La Scala is a classic
    MamaMia2u
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    And for good reason, it remains dependable, delicious and a delightful time. Usually come for lunch and the famous chopped salad. But we went for dinner and loved it. Especially our very caring server, Manny. Adorable too! We split the chopped salad three ways and ordered the divine whitefish. Their coconut cake is a devilish treat!!! Life is short --- The evening was so pleasurable. Can't wait to return.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    very good veal milanese waiters were not too attentive, busboys were
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  • Overall very good
    peachy
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Dinner and ambience outstanding...I resent when you order a coke or sprite that they don't have refills...It's very chincy of them to charge separately everytime you have a refill.......It was my son's birthday, and to pay $9.00 for a piece that is less than a sliver was an insult....I almost sent it back, (and I'm a big sport) but decided not to say anything... Everything else was wonderful and food was delicious....It's the little things that count...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chopped Salad
    Karly
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We had a great chopped salad. Would go back and would highly recommend!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stand by is back!!!!
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Awesome for dinner. the reservations here are the big thing?? Lunch you have to wait and. Wait. Great for them but horrible for the customer? here like I said great. Food good... Chopped salad t.he best in town....purée veg soup OMG.. These are the go to items.. But fish pasta chicken yummy and good. Service tonight was friendly and will go back for dinner any time someone says let's go...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beverly Hills
    bellaVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Enjoyed taking a guest from Australia to La Scala. The food was good, as well as the ambience. The noise level, however, was over the top. Most restaurants today have a very high noise level -- but this was exceedlingly so. And to compound matters, the fact that my guest has an Australian accent, made it more difficult to hear and understand. So conversation was a problem. Maybe at lunchtime it's a little better. Would be willing to try it for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Amazing service. Iconic place. We will return - especially for the chopped salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs a little pizzaz
    HmacgVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food here is serviceable, neither great nor bad, just kind of meh. The low mark for service was for trying to put us by the door when it was cold and rainy even though we had a reservation and the restaurant was fairly empty. On a Saturday night yet.
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  • A great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We joined some out of town friends for dinner at La Scala, Beverly Hills and were very impressed with the food. The waiter was courteous and knowledgeable and all the staff were friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a classic restaurant now pays
    colin
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    a classic restaurant now pays NO attention to customers or customer service this is our second bad experience. thinking it was just an abbroatin we tried again. 3 wait people introduced temselves to us at forst , but then FINDING them again was impossible. drinks were watered down, manager was " on a conference call" so too busy to help sort out . no not a good experience. no CANNOT recommend this. what a shame to abuse what WAS a fabulous restuarant
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  • Great Server but......
    Kris
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I wanted to take my visiting mother to an old Classic BH restaurant. Reviews made it sound like just the spot as she likes Italian. The good news.....our server was great!!!. The bad news ......our water (which we asked for 3 times) came after we received our drinks...but more importantly the drinks were terrible. I had a Manhattan which was so bad I sent it back.. was watered down & made with cheap whiskey & too much bitters...plus no orange peel. My mother's rum & tonic was rum-less. Food was OK. I had the veal with lemon and capers... very tasty. Hubby's chopped salad had way too much cheese and not much else. Mom's pumpkin ravioli was delicious but drowning in butter. Tiramisu was great!!
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  • La Scala Need a Menu Update
    mariabVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I ordered a piece of fresh, wild Halibut, pan seared and expected great things. When my dinner arrived i immediately asked the waiter, "Why was the halibut breaded." His reply, "It isn't." Really? I ask for the manager, who acknowledged that they receive a lot of complaints about the breading, but that the fish wasn't deep friend it was only coated in flour. So, La Scala, FYI, flour is breading and if you have complaints change the menu or call the fish what is is on the menu, BREADED PAN FRIED FISH. I wouldn't order anything on the menu other than the chop salad.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hostess
    Flowers
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Corinna greeted us at the door with kindness and eye contact. She was great! The food was good and a fun evening.
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  • always the best
    BRIANVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    La Scala is always the best. Period. It's like home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been to this restaurant
    jclambchop
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a number of times. The food is always excellent. My sister/brother-in-law went for the first time and they really loved this restaurant. The signature dish of chopped salad is always the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite salads
    Foxy
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    One of my favorite salads ever! La scala chopped. This particular night - the server was the worst. Felt he was super condescending And just not friendly. Other than that I love the place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year Eve- OK
    BiotechVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    La Scala is a definite for lunch however only slightly above average for dinner. Service was off to a terribly slow start- to her credit she picked it up (as well as her demeanor) and got it going. Just not thrilled with so many other options in the area to compete with!
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  • Beverly Hills Rules
    Foodlvr
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The experience was very good - the food was delicious and the wine was the right temperature. Hostess, waitress, busboy friendly and efficient. MUCH better than Presto in Brentwood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They honor reservations at dinner
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    What a major treat to know that this place really honors reservations .. Only at dinner. This was like a bonus... After not going here for awhile do to the fact they never seat you until the entire party is there it was a pleasure to realize the trick is reservations at night.. Wonderful... The food fresh and delicious!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Winner. A+
    IlanVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I have been eating here for many years. The chop salad is a hit. The pasta made to perfection.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where to get the best salad i
    FaulknerVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Yes if believe La Scala serves the best chopped salad in the USA! We put our money where our mouths were. We each ordered the chopped salad without hesitation. And did I mention how great the teramasu is! Can't spell it but we all agreed there's none better. Yes, the service was outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Impostor
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Having eaten at the original La Scala's in the 70s and 80s, I can assure you that this restaurant isn't even close. The food is abysmal. The fried mozzarella with marinara sauce was over breaded and burnt; the sauce was too thick and too heavy. The chopped Leon salad is not like the original, and the Linguine with pesto sauce was more like a bowl of pesto sauce with some linguine. The hostess was nice and the wait staff attentive, which is great as long as you don't eat.
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  • DON"T EAT HERE
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I should have known not to eat here when this Beverly Hills restaurant was half-empty when I arrived at 7PM on a Saturday night. To keep this short, the salads were atrocious....chopped salad was watery. Yes, watery. Must not have dried the lettuce. The veal par magian was so old and overcooked that it was inedible. The tomato sauce was so clearly from a can of tomato paste. We could not wait to get out of there. Don't eat here. I suspect that it won't be in business too much longer.
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  • Had an amazing shrimp with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Had an amazing shrimp with veggie salad - outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Pre-Wallis Theatre Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Excellent pasta, nice choice of wine by the glass, nice crusty bread. Five minute walk from the Wallis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Not too stuffy
    DeedotVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Great food. Not too stuffy but nice. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Italian
    Doorah
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Love the chopped salad with chicken. Just when i thought this salad couldn't get any better. I can eat their chopped salad almost everyday. Their Linguini Vongole was excellent. The clams were big, not the small variety or the chopped ones from a can. The only thing that can be improved is the bread they serve. Not the freshestt i.e. it's dry and not the softest and not served warm. That's the only negative thing I can think of. Otherwise, it's the perfect place to eat good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic