Great dining experienceWe had a 7 PM week-night reservation and dined in the upstairs area. The atmosphere was terrific and quiet with a romantic ambiance. Our two waiters did a great job of describing the specials and answering our questions. I had a fabulous sea bass that was served whole and cooked perfectly. My wife enjoyed her crab and shrimp over pasta dish. We were very pleased and recommend La Scala. An added bonus is that George took us back to our hotel near Camden Yards after dinner.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingGreat food, service and its quiet. I 1st found this place 1 yr ago for my wife's birthday. We both enjoy Italian food and we've gone to several locations in little Italy before and I wanted to surprise her with something new. I made reservations for us, friends and family were there waiting and she had no idea. After that we told a friends/family that were unable to attend that day how good the food was. Several of them have eaten there and now ANYTIME someone says "let's go out to eat" it's 1 of the 1st places suggested. Long as everyone isn't tight on money.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary DinnerExcellent dinner. I indicated on my open table reservation that it was our anniversary. They gave us prosecco and a card which was a really nice touch! Expensive, but great for a special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a findThis was our first experience there. The service was fantastic. First in a long while that we were at a restaurant that we didn't feel like the courses came back to back as if to hurry you out of the restaurant. We had an enjoyable, relaxed meal we able to truly enjoy.The food was excellant. The menu had a variety of dishes to choose from and several specialty dishes as well. Will definitely return and would recommend to others5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little Italy GemLocated in a former row style house the restaurant has multiple levels. We arrived a few minutes late due to Inner Harbor traffic but were seated promptly by the personable host. Menu was solid and not too many surprises, but we were looking for good basic Italian. Daughter and I started with the grilled ceasar salad- awesome. Wife had the house salad and liked it. Daughter went for the Gnocci, she said it was the best she has had and melted in her mouth. Wife had a shrimp special and I had the shrimp cooked in garlic and old bay, both shrimp plates were served with 7 large shrimp perfectly cooked. Very filling. We found the noise towards the loud side but easily conversed at our table.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcomed, Happy and ContentFrom the moment we were greeted at the door we felt welcomed. We had requested to sit at the bar through our opentable reservation and they had two reserved places waiting for us. We ordered our grilled cesear salads from the happy hour menu which is available on sunday nights. I had the Carmenere also from the happy hour menu. very good quality smooth full bodied wine and only 5 bucks a glass. My dad enjoyed his Jameson on the rocks. He had the Veal Chop I had Veal Picatta and Tiramisu was shared for desert.. everything was delicious and so was the bread and extra virgin olive oil served with it.
I would dine here weekly if my pocketbook allowed!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply outstanding!!There is one word to describe the food and experience we had at La Scala this weekend in Baltimore: Outstanding!! The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance is wonderful as well. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. We especially enjoyed our post-dinner bocce game :-). I have been to many Italian restaurants and have lived in NYC, Boston and Philadelphia - I cannot remember a better Italian dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe live in NYC and been toWe live in NYC and been to many Italian restaurants there. We were in Baltimore for the weekend and were recommended this restaurant. It is one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to. Great food, super friendly staff and you can even play bocce there.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMStill my favorite ItalianStill my favorite Italian restaurant, still on top!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was outstanding.The restaurant was outstanding. This comment is for the open table reservation people- I made a reservation for 6:30 pm and when we arrived at the restaurant they said our reservation was for 7:15. I double checked the email I received from open table and the reservation was indeed for 6:30. Not sure where the mix up occurred, however the restaurant did accomodate us at 6:30. I've made other reservations via open table and not had a problem, however this makes me a little leary for the future. Thank you.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe reserved on Open TableWe reserved on Open Table and noted it to be an aniversary dinner. We were seated at a very private table and upon arrival and seated we were greeted with a very nice card from the owner, Nino,as well as glasses of champagne. The dinner to follow was wonderful making this an evening to remember. Thank you La Scala!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!!! Love coming hereAMAZING!!! Love coming here because I know it will be a great meal. One of my top picks in the city!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMif was a great experienceif was a great experience me and my queen had a romantic and wonderful time the food was excellent and the services was great4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's good! Capisci?My guest who lives and eats out a lot in San Francisco thought it was very good all the way around. (She and I reserve 5-stars for really grand dining experiences.) The host greeted us warmly and mentioned our Open Table preferences in passing to assure us he had paid attention. The waiter, who made everything happen like it should, was a laconic fellow, but that didn't bother me at all (I'll take that over gratuitously gushing). Water, bread, a little pre-meal nosh, wine -- all flowed smoothly. The entrées were clearly straight off the stove. (We ate them gingerly for the first couple of minutes.) We were there for an early dinner on a Tuesday. I can imagine the space could get noisy on a really busy evening.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mediterranean SeaExcellent Mediterranean Sea bass and lamb chop. Welcoming service. Look forward to going back when I am in town. George the resturant shuttle driver was great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it, as did my out-of-townLoved it, as did my out-of-town guests. Amazing food, outstanding service, fun atmosphere.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our experience.We really enjoyed our experience. The staff was very attentive & quick to meet all our requests. We felt relaxed and not rushed. The meal was superb! We tried dishes from the menu as well as the specials - no one was disappointed! The red snapper special was a hit. Valet parking was great plus as well!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd visit was as fabulous2nd visit was as fabulous as the first. Worth the two hour drive to get there4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome italian Food and ServiceLoved the experience. We have tried many other locations in Little Italy, this is by far the best. As transplanted MnY'ers we are always in search of good Itslian food. La Scala is a gem.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was FANTASTIC andthe food was FANTASTIC and the servers were attentive4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was amazing.The wait staff was amazing. My water glass was never empty. I wish I could remember my waiters name, he was fantastic. He knew the menu and specials inside out. He never once missed a beat.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great wine andGreat food, great wine and an incredible staff - we were made to feel like 'regulars' and this was our first (but not last) visit!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBELLISIMO!!! Great Italian!Sat at the bad and had dinner on April 3rd. One special of the evening was grilled/roasted Branzino. It was the best I've ever had. Started with the grilled Caesar salad. Fantastic! The other half had the grilled Caesar with chicken and a special appetizer of Speck rolled around Buffalo Mozzarella and grilled..simply wonderful! The chef(Nino) even came out to offer a little sample of Romano cheese which went perfect with the nice house bread and dipping oil. To finish we shared a homemade Cannolini with traditonal filling and chocolate filling. They filled up half at each end. Great dining experience. You will not be disappointed!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTop NotchFantastic meal. My family has been to a lot of Italian restaurants all over the world. This place near the top. We loved the indoor bocce ball court. Great service. Grilled ceaser was the best ceaser I have ever had. Atmospher was upscale but still relaxed. No problem bringing our ten year old twins.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife here to celebrateI took my wife here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a great night and the character and ambiance of the building were amazing! The service from the waiter down to the host was perfect! We had our own corner on the second floor and our expectations were pleasantly exceeded!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Dinner ExperienceMy wife and I had a really great dinner at La Scala. Atmosphere was outstanding and the service was perfect. The food was great - you have to try the espresso martini. Also, if you're staying at a local hotel, check to see if La Scala will pick you up. It was a great dinner experience.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant! IWe love this restaurant! I have some business associates from Milwaukee who insist on eating at La Scala every time they come to town. Nino and his crew are the bomb.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took my mother who is inWe took my mother who is in town from South Carolina and loves Italian food. I could tell they had planned to put us upstairs but my mom asked if we could stay downstairs because she has difficulty with stairs. They were very accommodating even though the downstairs was almost full.
Food was delicious, waiter very attentive and helpful. This is a gem of a restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed romantic dinner withEnjoyed romantic dinner with husband, we had a corner table which was away from other diners so it allowed for a private romantic feel. The service was outstanding, attentive. I had the lamb special which was the best I have ever tasted, and my husband had the pasta ragu dish which was also wonderful. Out waiter made wonderful suggestions for wine and dessert. We went on a Sunday evening so the resaurant was quiet, made for a wonderful experience. Recommend and we will return.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHomey, yet elegant atmosphere.Homey, yet elegant atmosphere. Excellent experience every time, amazing food!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI love my LaScala! Never disappointI love my LaScala! Never disappointed. Favorite Italian restaurant still!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a lovely experience -What a lovely experience - everything was outstanding. Can't believe I have been in this area for so many years and hadn't yet experienced LaScala. I will be making up for lost time by making it a point to go there often!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely awesome evening.....foodAbsolutely awesome evening.....food was great, service was exceptional and the chef made a stop at the table to check on our meal. Friendly and shared personal experiences w/other chefs!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. Always treated well at LaScala!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem!Love it...great food, service, casual but elegant in it's own way2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM