La Scala

4.7
2608 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Since our opening, La Scala has been dedicated to presenting a menu which balances the very best in traditional Italian cuisine and innovative specialties. We welcome you to stop in to experience our elegantly casual atmosphere accented perfectly with Chef Nino’s authentic and unforgettable creations.

La Scala features homemade pasta, an indoor bocce ball court, private event space and complimentary shuttle.

Ask about our Private Rooms available for special events, parties, and corporate meetings.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday : 4:30pm - 10 pm, Friday - Saturday : 4:30 pm - 11 pm,
Sunday : 2 pm - 10 pm

Happy Hour : Monday - Friday 4:30 - 7 pm, Sunday 3 pm - 8 pm
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Phone number
(410) 783-9209
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nino Germano
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Catering
Off-site catering is available for pickup or delivery, both lunch and dinner. Please contact a manager for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Central/Exeter
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Parking details
We offer valet 7 nights a week. Cost is $8 per car. Street parking is also available for 3 hours, and the Little Italy Parking Garage is just around the corner.
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Public transit
We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from all downtown hotels.
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Entertainment
Home to Baltimore's only indoor bocce ball court! Available on a first-come first-serve basis for dinner customers. It can also be rented out for $100 an hour.
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Special events & promotions
- Happy Hour - Mon-Fri 4:30 - 7 and Sun 3-8. Try our new MEXITALIAN menu!
- Wine dinners throughout the year.

Send your email and home address so we can update you on all of our upcoming events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

La Scala offers private rooms that seat anywhere from 14 - 180 guests. Whatever your event may be, we can assure you that our wonderful team will make it memorable!

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What 2608 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good Italian food. Fine wine list. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

3rd time here in two months, excellent consistent food and service. Veal saltimboca is outstanding. Our waiter was professional and attentive. We had drinks appetizers entrees and desserts. Plans to pay about $60 to $75 a person including tip. Great place for a special meal treat!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

My wife is Italian and a former chef. We normally avoid Italian Restaurants as it can be unfair to be compared to my wife’s cooking. LaScala met that very high bar. Cream sauces were not too heavy and instead complimented delicate accompanying flavors like crab versus covering them up. Every dish you wanted to share with others at the table and the chef circulated looking for input versus kissing babies and shaking hands. The pace was attentively relaxed and the atmosphere unique with bocce course, but conducive to conversation for people with challenged hearing. Excellent overall experience!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I was a chef for many years and thus am a tough customer. This is the only restaurant in Baltimore to which I will return. The establishment is spotless, service excellent and food fantastic. I can’t wait to return.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

La Scala was recommended to us so we decided to celebrate my husbands birthday there with family and friends. Our dinners were very tasty!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

We live about 50 miles from Baltimore, so Little Italy is a favorite place for a special occasion meal. This was our first time at LaScala, chosen mostly from a review of their website. The four of us were pleased with our meals, some more than others. My veal saltimboca was tasty, but the veal was tough in places and should have been tenderized first. For the price, I'd expect a side salad or a little vegetable on the side, but the dish was exactly what it said on the menu: meat and sauce and nothing else, except for a side dish of very limp pasta with a very ordinary red sauce. The shrimp toast appetizer was the hit of the meal. My dessert was an outstanding espresso martini. I had trouble reading the wine list because there were too many crowded onto each page. Fortunately our waiter was knowledgeable and found a wine that accommodated all of our tastes. Would I go there again? Perhaps, but there's an awful lot of good competition in Little Italy.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Great food and service, somewhat loud if you on the first floor, but loved the large screen in the bocci court with the sights of Italy showing during dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Everything was awesome. Didn't feel rushed, great service, food(and dessert) was awesome!!!
Free shuttle back was a surprise bonus!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great authentic italian food. Excellent service! My wife couldn’t decide between two pastas, so our server offered a half-plate of each at no extra charge.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I loved that it was not too loud to have a conversation in normal voices. We also really appreciated that the restaurant had a shuttle to pick us up from our Inner Harbor hotel, and take us back after the meal! The food and service were fabulous, and the prices reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

This is the most authentic Italian food in Baltimore. Excellent menu and everything is done to perfection with every single item on the menu! The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and attentive. They do not rush you through your meal and allow you to fully enjoy the dining experience. Great place to go for a special occasion - worth every penny! We had the grilled caesar salad and grilled octopus for an appetizer, followed by the bronzini (to die for!) and fillet mignon served over veal scallopine and topped with jumbo shrimp. Tiramisu for dessert is the real deal...and we had chocolate martini's that were delish! Drinks from the bar are fresh and well made! Can't wait to go back...again!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Best Italian.
3rd time driving down from York, PA, specifically for La Scala, will return.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

My wife and I had a very enjoyable mea. The food was excellent. The service was very good.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

outstanding food and service waiters are outstanding can call of the specials without taking a breathe

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

A truly great restaurant in every way!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Found La Scala via Google reviews. We were visiting the Inner Harbor area and my friend wanted me to find a great restaurant where we could celebrate her son's 24th birthday. Last Scala was a hit! Great food, service and ambiance. We live about 2 hours away, and we're already planning future visits!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Again, an outstanding meal! Antonio was our server and was so attentive and friendly. We had a 2 year old with us and he made every accommodation and even interacted with my daughter. He made recommendations and helped all of us decide on or amazing meals. The chef came out to greet us, which was so awesome!

Thank you so much for another exceptional meal with exceptional service from start to finish. This amazingness is the service and quality we have every time we come in and I can’t thank you enough for the consistency and high standards you hold your entire staff to. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Awesome food and service. Very reasonable and great location.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My wife and I arrived earlier than our reservation with the intent to have a drink at the bar and wait. We were sat at an available table instead. Service was both professional and friendly. Food was absolutely great. Puntanesca and Veal Francais. Cannoli's AWSOME! My wife is from an Italian family in north New Jersey so I'ts usually hard for me to impress her with new places. You guys knocked it out of the park and I'm still her favorite husband! LOL

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Not as good as it once was.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Awesome. I liked it.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Best Chicken Parm I have ever had. Outstanding service. A must while in Baltimore.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The food is always excellent and the service is always equally as good. Don't read too far into the menu until you hear the day's specials as they are always good.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Everything was outstanding...we go to Baltimore often but this was our first visit here...WE WILL BE BACK!!!...

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I live in Washington, DC. My family lives in Philadelphia. La Scala is our go to place to meet up for dinner. We found it by chance when trying to find food after an Orioles game and we meet up there at least twice a year. Totally worth the drive! I love the food (Chicken Alla Scala is the best!) and the homemade cannolis.

It is also a lot of fun to play Bocce ball! I can't say enough good things about La Scala. It's been 6 years of coming and it will be many many more!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Always good and consistent

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our dinners were delicious ! Our server was friendly and took the time to talk to us about our stay in Baltimore . We really appreciated the complimentary shuttle service from the hotel.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner experience. Would return on our next visit to Baltimore.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Very good Italian Food. It’s about as authentic as you can find anywhere and stands out as one of the best in Little Italy in Baltimore.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Have loved LaScala for years. Great food however, the service has declined. Waiter forgot our table after taking drink order. Had to request that he return to take dinner order while watching him socialize with other waiters. The ‘side help’ who refill water, bring bread etc: would reach across your plate to retrieve plate or glass. I finally told one of the lads that was not acceptable.
I guess it is time to find another ‘go to’ restaurant when I am in Baltimore.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This was about our tenth time dining at La Scala. Some menu items like the bruschetta and octopus we're excellent. The risotto was bland and overcooked. The chicken parmesan came smothered in mozzarella covering up the weak sauce underneath. We have always enjoyed their entrees prior to this evening and hope the next time is better. The wine by the glass list is very good.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding food and service! Authentic Italian cuisine. Bread and dipping oil is delicious. The lamb dinner special and Fettuccine Bolognese was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great place. Food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Antonio and the staff at La Scala made my daughter's birthday dinner very special. The food was wonderful and service excellent. Truly a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Excellent service! Wonderful food. Took a group of colleagues who were all impressed.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Great spot - we will be back

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Our meals were wonderful 3 of our party ordered the red snapper special and 1 ordered steak. Our sides of pasta were excellent as well as the bruschetta and meat and cheese appetizers. Our server was efficient but often spoke so fast we had to keep asking him to repeat himself. It was my husbands birthday and a card and a slice of cake appeared. That was a nice touch. We had a lovely night and although there are so many restaurants in Little Italy to choice from we’ll be back on our next visit to Baltimore!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

A great experience Shrimp Toast, Veal Picatta and Veal Piazzialo were top notch! Impressive Wine List! Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great food! Great service! Nice atmosphere! One issue—prices online didn’t match menu prices. Menu prices 15% higher. Would’ve been a real super value at online prices.

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