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La Scala Italian Restaurant

La Scala Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lascalaitalianrestaurant.com
  • Email: lascalaitalianrestaurant@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (765) 420-8171
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francisco "Paco" Seranno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd and Main
  • Parking: No
A word from La Scala Italian Restaurant
Eat Fresh, Eat Well, Eat Local........Eat Better!! La Scala Italian Restaurant,voted the area"s Best Italian Restaurant, is located in historic downtown Lafayette and is owned by Chef Francisco "Paco" and Kirsten Serrano. We are a special destination restaurant and a great date spot, as well as an everyday eatery with a family friendly atmosphere. Our enormous menu pleases all. We have exquisite dinner entrees and great fast and filling lunches. We craft each dish when you order it from fresh, wholesome ingredients. We support and feature local products. Some of our produce even comes from the Chef's farm, Small Wonder Farm. Gluten Free and Whole Wheat pasta options are available. Our unique wines feature small producers worldwide and our premier martinis and cocktails are delicious. The concept for La Scala that we brought to the table originally and the same concept that guides the restaurant today is to serve the best classic Italian cuisine in an casual atmosphere.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We were told this is the best place in town and we found the food to be average at best. We asked the waitress for her recommendations and neither of our meals was that exciting or tasty."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at La Scala. Fresh local produce and a deep, if limited, menu make this a go-to spot for us. Can be noisy on weekends and the decor is nothing special, but the food is first rate and the barman can mix a proper old fashion. The chef is very good with seafood, unusual in this land-locked area... La Scala is our favorite Lafayette restaurant."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised with this downtown Lafayette store front restaurant. Old world charm with a little outdated decor and lighting, but with great service and awesome food. The bread starter was a little disappointing, but the chicken cordon bleu (isn't that French???) was a tasty treat for my date and I. Her caeser rated high on her salad scale and our entreees were amazing. I had the sausage and chicken and Hugo, our super fantatstic server, allowed me to have it placed over their award winning gnocchi. My date had the spicy sausage over pasta and loved hers as well. We passed on dessert because the serving sizes were so ample. I would definitely rate this a 9 with the dark brooding furnishings being the only nit picking negative"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was great!! And service was wonderful too. We had Amy as our waitress and Evan as our bus boy. They were a GREAT team! We've been to La Scala several times while visiting our daughter at Purdue and always enjoy ourselves. This was the first time we've had Amy as a waitress and she was so energetic and fun! Will certainly ask for her on our next visits."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place for a birthday dinner with great food."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "we had the veal special and it was delicious we will definitely come again"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We will continue to come to this restaurant and definitely should be a top choice for a romantic night out. For the both of us to get an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert it usually cost us around $50. I am not a wealthy college student, but I find this price well worth the food, service, and experience we receive at La Scala!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "All the food here is great. Best Dirty Martini in the county. Order the La Scala Dirty Martini."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My wife and I both enjoyed our dinner much. The lasagna and chicken parmagiana were both delicious. The wine list might be a bit more extensive--as one of my favorites I often only get when we go out was not on the list--Gewurtztrimminer. The tiramazou (sp?) was terrific dessert. The coffee was excellent. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Firstly, our waitress was brill. She helped us choose a good wine and pointed out that we could split an entree--which meant that we didn't eat too much and become uncomfortable. Our calimari appetizer was good; our salmon entree was very good; the cream soup was just alright. The ambience was comfortable, though I'm being charitable because jazz isn't a sound I dream of hearing while I eat."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "When I order a cocktail and it is served in a martini glass, I don't expect it to be only half full. For what we paid for them, drinks were very disappointing. I mentioned it to the waiter. He mentioned it to the bartender and was told, that's how I make them."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful Service, Food, Drink and Atmosphere. Never disappointed Ever. Fantastic. Love!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The hostess was NOT friendly at all. She said, "reservation", "name". No smile no welcome. Our waitress on the other hand was great. Didn't rush us, which I've experienced before at La Scala. She was knowledgable, friendly, and professional. The menu is huge. I wonder if that's really necessary? Food was above good. We sat in the back room which I prefer. Quieter than the big room. Wish they had a better bar area. We were meeting another couple from out of town and they arrived about 1/2 hr early so we wanted to grab a drink prior to dinner. We went to another downtown location for a drink since the bar is so small at La Scala. Actually, I didn't even know there was a bar in the back room until we were seated there."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Lots of local ingredients, superbly prepared. Always friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "well had visted this restaurant a year ago, I enjoyed my meal this time as well like last time."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The service was very good & the staff were willing to help with suggestions. The good was excellent and there is a nice variety on the menu. I love the fact that they use local home grown products."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I went to La Scala with a group of friends for my birthday and had a great time! The food was great, as always. However, our service was not the greatest. It took our waiter a while to come back and get our order and he only came back a few times to check in on us. This would be understandable if it were busy but it was not at the time. Overall, It was a great experience and I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to La Scala for her birthday, and we had an excellent dining experience. They seated different groups with an empty table between them, and it was pleasant to not be packed in at all like many restaurants do even when they're not very busy on a weekday night. We ordered a bottle of wine from the rather extensive wine list, and it was well served. Our server knew the menu well, and was able to answer all questions satisfactorily. The menu options are readily customizable, and our food was delectable. Overall excellent and genuine service and good food, with a delightfully conversational atmosphere in the evening."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "food was good but servings were enormous! The flavors were nice, but they tried too hard. The delicious basil olive oil flavor was lost because the bread was basil flavored as well. They shouldn't try so hard and should just let the plainer foods highlight the more flavorful ones. Service was great and our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Saying that, I would definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Made reservation online. When at the restaurant we were immediately sat. The service was very good and the food was terrific. I have recommended La Scala to many people."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is our second time at La Scala, and both visits didn't disappoint. Noticed that there is outdoor dining so we'll have to come back when the weather warms up since both times we've visited it's been winter time."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First time there. Nod absolutely loved it . Can't wait to return in the spring so I can sit outside and eat!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "What a gem! Excellent Italian food and service. When we visit our Daughter at Purdue we always have dinner at La Scala and we never had poor service or a bad dish. We are from Chicago with plenty of Italian restaurants and La Scala would rank right near the top if not at the top and I am Italian 100% and I love the food and service. So the next time you plan on visiting West Lafayette you must have dinner at La Scala."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a great experience with food and service. Would highly recommend this spot to anyone who loves Italian food!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great neighborhood gem in downtown Lafayette. Small, so recommendations are recommended. Wide variety of Italian selections, and take note of the warm bread and oil served while waiting for your food to come... it can't be beat. Not as pricey as you might think.... two people can easily eat for $70 including tip."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "For a nice romantic evening or just a nice enjoyable dinner with friends, La Scala is fantastic. The food is always delicious, the servers are quick, knowledgeable and friendly, and the prices are reasonable. It is easy to make reservations using their online reservation link or you can call them."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "LaScala has just gone thru a complete renovation and it looks great! It wasn't bad before, but this does dress it up a bit more. The menu is traditional American-Italian with plenty of choices. The portions are large - always have leftovers. Always a fun night!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "wonderful, were there for my birthday. lovely place to eat and the food an service were spectacular. have dined here many times, always a lovely experience."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Entrees are made to order and fresh. Nothing waiting to be thawed for use later. Freshness is why we come to this restaurant. You can tell immediately that the ingredients have never been frozen. Fantastic meals and desserts"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Would give it more than five stars if I could - this one goes to eleven! One of the finest most consistently great restaurants we've been to anywhere. Our son attends Purdue so we always take him to La Scalla when we visit. But honestly we will keep making the trip out of state after he graduates just to eat there!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "La Scala Italian Restaurant. What a nice place. We had a great dinning experience from start to finish. Great food, great service and every thing tasted amazing. Have already recommended this restaurant to others twice. Waiting for nice weather so we can dine outside on the patio."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "When we come here, we always know what we want. We have our favorite dish, the Miguel Angelo. Idk if it was just all the love in the air? We didn't think as much, though it was our Valentines dinner. We both agreed that it was better this time that it has ever been! So delicious! I asked our waiter to please give kudos to the chef. So in case he didn't, kudos! It was an amazing dinner!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were sat at a table that was made of iron and clearly designed for patio use, even though we were well inside the restaurant. They covered it with a tablecloth, but it was clearly a patio table. The service was very slow, even though the restaurant was not full. We had calamari as an appetizer. The calamari was very good, well prepared and tender. The batter was a little heavier than I like, but was still nice. Unfortunately, the food went down hill from there. My wife had the tomato-basil soup, which contained a very sour/citrus taste. My risotto rice was undercooked, although the seafood was good. My wife's steak had a strange flavor to it that neither of us could identify."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I have been here a few times, and chose this as a special outing for Valentine's day. The service and food were fantastic, as always. This is a fairly small restaurant, which is mostly good and potentially bad when you end up sitting fairly close to other pairs of diners. This is not as much of an issue on a normal night, where there are fewer tables for two. All in all, this remains my favorite restaurant in Lafayette and one of the best I've been to in general."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was awesome that night. Sorry it has taken so long to send this back. Never had such good service"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food was delicious, the Italian mojito.... yummy! The salad was ok, I wish the greens had been a little bit fresher."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Dinner for 3 and we all had seafood dishes. Risotto, fettuccini and cioppino. I had the risotto. Good flavor but the rice was undercooked and clams and mussels were a bit chewy. The shrimp were perfect. Good portion sizes and a nice Sicilian Nero to go with the dishes. The bread served was very good also."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Our food was delicious as always. We had the Gratinee del Mar and my boyfriend had gnocchi. Both were great and I will definitely get it again. Service was great and I love the new look of the restaurant. If you haven't been in a while they have recently repainted and have new furniture and new lighting. It all looks very nice. La Scala has always been a favorite and will continue to be!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the food, service, and atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was great. No complaints."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have always liked La Scala, now I am gluten intolerant and really enjoy their gluten free pasta."
    Dined on 2/5/2014