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LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala's - Philadelphia

LaScala's - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lascalasphilly.com/about.html
  • Phone: (215) 928-0900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please visit our website at www.lascalasphilly.com for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th & Chestnut Streets
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in garage above, entrance on 7th Street. Free after 3:00pm Monday - Friday (with purchase of an entree) & all day on Saturday & Sunday
A word from LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala’s, located in the heart of Historical Philadelphia, creates a cozy casual ambiance in which to enjoy fine Italian-American Home-style cuisine. Exposed brick & floor to ceiling windows give an Old World Italian feel. Al fresco dining at the sidewalk cafe is also offered.
Just a few of the Chef’s famous recipes include Homemade Ravioli & Gnocchi,Hand Tossed Pizza's, Seafood FraDiavlo, Hanger Steak Philly Style & Pappardelle and Sausage Bolognese. The vast menu also includes appetizers, Sides, soup, salads,steaks, & seafood. A full bar & extensive wine list are available to complement your meal. Finish off your lunch or dining experience with one of the homemade desserts. LaScala’s is sure to become one of your favorites. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a fabulous meal , from apps to main course - great waiter , great part of Philadelphia . I would highly recommend !!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went there with our 15 yr old son on a sat night. The food was very good and presentation was excellent. The martinis are huge!! My only complaint would be the order in which the food came out. We ordered aps, salads and entrees. The waiter brought out my husbands salad and app at the same time (which is not how it should be) then ten minutes later brought out my app then five min after that my sons app...So me and my son were looking at my husband with all of his food while we had nothing. Of course no one ate until everybody was served which meant my husband and my apps were cool by then. Dinner was the same way. All in all, it was a good place with great food. Order the Grilled Artichokes!!!! They were out of this world."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent corporate lunch. Good seating for 11 xxxxxxxxzzzzxzxxxxx"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "it is a good not great Italian if you don't expect too much and don't want to pay too much."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We were in town and staying in the Old City. La Scala's was fine for a family meal and fairly priced. It was not outstanding but worked for our group that included picky eaters."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went to LaScala's for lunch and ordered the beet and feta cheese salad which was good, but the crabcakes were lukewarm and had fillers in them. My sister and I both ordered dessert - me, the bread pudding with chocolate drizzle, and my sister ordered an apple dessert. The bread pudding was dry and had caramel drizzle instead of chocolate, and my sister's dessert had sour apples. Then the $73.00 bill came!!!! I hate spending money on tasteless food. My husband loves their strombolis, but we will never be spending our money there again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and service are always good; haven't had a bad experience there and prayerfully will not."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "If you are looking for a special dinner out in the city, this is not the place. Food was good, service was decent, atmosphere was more sports bar than expected. Great casual Italian."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My business partner in my party (1st time there) ordered a Steak Stromboli with Pepperoni. The order came out wrong (no beef only pepperoni) and was not fully cooked. To make things worst, the waiter offered to bring the beef out on plate. That's just like ordering a cheese steak and they offered to bring the bread on the side after serving it wrong in the first place."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We moved to the area about 2 months ago and pass this place and it always smells amazing, so it hit our radar one night when we decided to trek a couple blocks out of Old City where we're used to and couldn't be more pleased. We got an outdoor seat and really enjoyed the broccoli rabe polenta with sausage and both of our entrees were exceptional. We can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great restaurant I am going to be a regular here for a long time"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had a great experience. The food was good and plentiful. It was a relaxed experience after work"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great place for dinner before a show at Walnut St. Theatre. Great food, sat at the window, wonderful service, not too expensive and a short walk to the Walnut Street Theatre. !! (Free Parking too!)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went there before seeing a show. Food and service were both really good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were visiting from out of town. Great opportunity for a family to be together and enjoy a wonderful meal. Highly recommend to all that are interested in a neighborhood family owned restaurant."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food and service have been consistently very good each time we dined at LaScala"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have visited LaScala several times for lunch and only one previous time for dinner. My first dinner experience was excellent however, the last one was not very good. The waiter was very poor and did not seem to accommodate us. He took our order and essentially abandoned our table only to have other waiters and servers meet our needs. I took friends there for the first time and bragged about the restaurant to them so this was an embarrassment for me to have such poor service. I'll be a bit cautious about going back there for dinner again. My friend asked about one of the dishes being prepared with less butter and using olive oil and the waiter abruptly answered "no" when asked for the substitution."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good food and love the fact they validate parking. very helpful when I called asking for directions. Will come by again if in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food is always great. Wife always have a nice night out there. Widow seat in back room is really cool.."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good place if you are sight seeing or going to one of the movie theaters in the old town area. The stuffed long hots were just so-so; I wasn't fond of the sauce which had a tinny taste. The chop salad was nice - the Crushed pinot noir on the menu was enjoyable. The service was good and the focaccia bread basket that came with seasoned olive oil AND a hunk of butter was really nice. I wasn't fond of having televisions around with spots on - I wasn't expecting a sports bar atmosphere because we were celebrating an event and having a horse race going on 6 feet from our table was a put off."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Corinne was a very attentive server, the seafood Caesar salad was delicious, but the TVs from every angle were overwhelming! "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Good food. Thought there would be more gluten free options"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Found LaScala via OpenTable and was extremely pleased! We had only an hour to eat before out show and couldn't have been happier. The menu choices and wine selections were great, the food fresh fantastic, the service very quick and friendly. The daily specials were outstanding - try the striped bass sometime! We even returned for dessert after the show. And they have free parking - a real win-win."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Have dined here before the Theatre many times and the service and food is always great. The servers always give you their attention and the food is always served in generous portions. Have tried many of their meals and have never had even a small complaint."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A restaurant I frequent often. I like the food and service and it is located near where I live"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here before and usually love the food and the service. The only complaint this time was that I ordered what was supposed to be a double cut thick pork chop medium rare, which was anything but in every sense of the word. The appetizers and drinks were great and the service was excellent, but the entrees left something to be desired. Maybe because it was a holiday weekend."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Loved the appetizers - all were excellent. Entrees were were very generously sized. Free parking is a great convenience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We dined early 5:30 on a Saturday evening. At this hour we were nearly alone but could easily converse. The eggplant in red sauce & chicken wings with onions were 2 good appetizer choices, baked tomato & mozz cheese very boring. Seafood Fra Diablo was great, not over the top spicy though. Chicken Marsala was also a good choice. The Steak had its fans, as did the papperdella & sausage. If you are visiting the Liberty Bell this is a good dining option plus they have free parking atop the restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious and staff was very attentive. LaScala is on my list of favorites"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had a very nice pre-theater meal. The location was excellent and the staff was friendly."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "quick lunch dinner with wife and friends. service was quick and food was great."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "It was a miserable spring night-cold and rainy. But I promised my daughter some good Italian food and found this. I was mildly disappointed when I got there, it looked very generic inside and we were seated in a booth which was nice, but in the bar area. Everyone was friendly, but it was a slow night we were kind of far away from the main action, so we did feel a little abandoned at times. All was forgiven when the food came out, everything was great! We were still full of our huge 3 sandwich lunch at Tony Luke's, so we were trying to take it easy and shared a Caesar salad, a pizza, lobster ravioli and sausage and peppers side. Again I have to say, everything was great! This started as a pizza place and it has gone beyond that!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We have been here many times and along with having the best pork chop and polenta , we have loved every thing we've ever eaten there. The service is always attentive and fairly well paced."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed consistently good food and good service here at LaScala restaurant. We also enjoy their child friendly offerings, patient staff and good food offerings. We will continue to support the restaurant by going frequently as we live in the neighborhood. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food was tasty. Nothing jumped out as outstanding. I wish they served small side salads. I'd even pay extra for it. I got the Eggplant Parm appetizer as my dinner. I had to order a side of pasta to go with it since eggplant was not an option for a main course. The sauce on the eggplant was fantastic!!! The sauce on the rigatoni was quite awful. I wonder why they serve different red sauces on different dishes... Can't complain about our waiter, Sergio. He was quite efficient and pleasant and brought everything to us quickly. We ate here prior to going to the Walnut Street Theater. We were pleasantly surprised that they offer a discount to theater subscription holders =) We would eat there again."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This Italian restaurant has great food , quality service and a casual atmosphere which makes it great for business lunch , dinner and late night dinner as well . Good before or after the theater or movies and has a very vibrant bar crowd as well . Food is top north and we thought the salads were just unbelievable . Try this very high quality Italian restaurant next time you are downtow"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We've been coming here for many years and it's consistently good. We'll be coming back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our first time at La scala's and we all voted that we would come back. The goat cheese and beet salad was amazing, everyone at our table loved it. The fusilli seafood dish was also a crowd pleaser. All and all, we would definitely come back for a dinner in the city. Great food, great service, and great ambiance. Loved the old school photography!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed my lunchdate with my boyfriend. It was his first time there and he loved the comfortable setting . The waiter was very polite and we got our food in perfect timing."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "There are many great Italian restaurants in Philly and while I couldn't put LaScala in that category, they do have a very good menu that would appeal to many diners. Our food was decent, the service was fine. The location near Independence Hall is very convenient for tourists."
    Dined on 4/10/2014