La Scala

4.8
2928 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant in Baltimore if you’re
looking for authentic Italian food in a family owned Italian restaurant. Their home made pasta is as good as my mom’s was - and that’s saying a lot. The chef, Nino, always stops by your table to make sure everything is satisfactory. It’s not inexpensive, but worth the money.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef never fails to prepare any dish the way we want it and it is always delicious.

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SC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The calamari was a little tough, but otherwise the food was excellent!

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

very nice family celebration. excellent food and prices. nice selections and staff.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants ( in ANY ciry). Stands up to any we've experienced on the East coast. The food is outstanding, service unbeatable. Bonus is the indoor bocce court .....
Have never experienced that alongside fine dining and we loved it! Brought back fond memories of dinners with family at the Italian-American club near Philly. Their free shuttle to surrounding area just brings the customer service up another notch. La Scala is always the first reservation we make when in Baltimore.

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Z
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It was average at best,cold pasta,soggy veal,good service,For sure not 4.5 stars ,expected much better for the price of the meal.Not busy at all ,so it can not blame it on that,maybe just an off night.

La Scala
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Zach! We're disappointed to here that your recent visit was anything less than stellar. We sincerely appreciate the feedback and will pass your comments on to our chef so that adjustments can be made accordingly. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to earn those other 3 stars! Thanks again and take care!

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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice meal, attentive service and the ambience was good. Anyone looking for good Italian wouldn’t be disappointed with LaScala.

La Scala
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to serving you again in the future! Take care!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Over priced selection, under rated food. Only the specials are okay.

La Scala
Responded 21 hours ago

Hi Rich! Thank you for the valuable feedback. We routinely evaluate our prices in order to provide our guests with meals made with top quality, fresh ingredients. We appreciate your honest opinion and will definitely take your review into consideration in the future. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Take care!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Generally Good

La Scala
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Date with my son

La Scala
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! Please come see us again soon!

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Scala is our favorite Italian restaurant and we are never disappointed -

La Scala
Responded on April 16, 2019

Wow- thank you so much! Your review truly made our day! Please come see us again soon!

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R
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and welcoming environment only surpassed by the amazing menu of delicious authentic Italian cuisine. The finest quality without being pretentious or stuffy.
Met chef owner Nino and we couldn’t have had a more heartfelt and wonderful conversation. Pina is an angel - her cannoli are heavenly and the perfect end to a perfect evening.
Next time we’re in Baltimore, La Scala will be at the top of our list to visit.

La Scala
Responded 3 days ago

Wow- thank you so much for the kind words! It's always nice to hear from our guests so that we know what we're doing right and where we might need improvement. Your review was like music to our ears and truly made our day. We look forward to serving you again in the future! Take care!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here many times and will always come back. Regardless of the server I’ve always received great service as well as outstanding food.

La Scala
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your confidence in us! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to serving you again on a return visit. Take care!

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LC
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delish. service excellent Bread was fantastic and so was the tiramisu.

La Scala
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to your return. Take care!

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PC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Our waitress was great. Valet parking was convenient. A little bit of noise filtering up formm the bar but otherwise a nice atmosphere. The executive chef stopped by our table and was very pleasant.

La Scala
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review after your recent visit. We love hearing form our guests so that we know how we're doing. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

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MN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A simply fabulous tasty Italian meal at a wonderful old style Little Italy restaurant in downtown Baltimore. From a wonderful selection of wines to a broad selection of appetizers, first and second courses to dessert it was a lovely evening of indulging. The bocci court below was an added touch we did not have time to partake in but will return for.

La Scala
Responded on April 13, 2019

Hi Martha! THANK YOU for the kind words! We are so glad to hear that your visit with us was a wonderful one. We look forward to your return- take care!

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great people, great food, great drinks and wine selection. well worth spending an evening there

La Scala
Responded on April 13, 2019

Hi Timothy! Thank you so much the 5 star review! We appreciate your confidence in us and we hope to serve you again soon!

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CG
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent "old school" Italian family restaurant. Wonderful smokey grilled Caesar salad. Excellent food, service, atmosphere. Great veal dishes. A few swallows of water and glass is refilled. For handicapped, there is street level entrance and handicap lift inside. Free shuttle service to local hotels.

La Scala
Responded on April 13, 2019

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! It truly makes our day when our guests leave us such positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit with us. Take care!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nino and company are the absolute best!!! TRY THE GRILLED OCTOPUS!!

La Scala
Responded on April 13, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! Our Grilled Octopus is one of our most popular dishes and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Take care!

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration! It was wonderful!

La Scala
Responded on April 13, 2019

We love celebrating special events with our guests and we're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time! We look word to serving you gain very soon. Take care!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved being able to sit outside. And service was absolutely perfect!

La Scala
Responded on April 13, 2019

We always look forward to opening up our patio for al fresco dining. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed it and had a great evening! Please come see us again soon!

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NP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Scala never disappoints in terms of excellent service, amazing food and wonderful accommodations for our large group! We have a large group come every year from seven states during our yearly pilgrimage to Yankees-Orioles games and this is our staple!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food is on the heavier side. It’s not your super fancy Italian. Tastes OK but you’re not paying for OK at this place. The server barely spoke to us and showed zero enthusiasm. He took our order and that was it. Didn’t check in with us again. Had to call another guy to bring the check. Was a very bland experience.

La Scala
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your helpful feedback. We'are disappointed to hear that your visit was anything less than 5 stars. Delivering outstanding service is our number one priority so we will definitely be addressing this with our staff. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future to live up to our reputation. Take care!

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DJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gnocchi was the best I have ever had!! Service and everything else was great.

La Scala
Responded on April 10, 2019

We are so pleased to hear this! Thank you for the great review and the kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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EP
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love LaScala. To night was a low key family night. Have also been there for business meals. Doesn’t matter whether low key or corporate- LasScala never fails to deliver a great experience. The servers are personable and accommodating for special requests- which I always seem to have.... If you aren’t too stuffed- play bocce ball- lots of fun. If I had to suggest anything... it would be to add a chocolate cake/ mousse to desserts. The crepes and filled cannolis were exceptional as substitutes for this dark chocolate lover.

La Scala
Responded on April 10, 2019

Hi Ellen! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We aim to pelase and only want to provide the very best! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you all again soon! Take care!

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful meal from pickup to coffee. We were shuttled to restaurant from our hotel, had a wonderful Chianti, and then was presented with a challenging menu. Too many favorite choices. Veal was the final decision with Parmesan for my husband and medallions in a white wine sauce with asparagus and shrimp. A side of pasta and sadly I was too full for the tempting dessert.

La Scala
Responded on April 6, 2019

Hi Stephanie! WOW- we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a detailed review after your recent visit to La Scala. We value guest feedback and it's always nice to hear when we're doing something right. We look forward to serving you again soon. Take care!

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Loved the food will be back. I will return. There is a small dress code. No hats or athletic clothing.

La Scala
Responded on April 7, 2019

Hi Danny! Thank you for leaving us a review after your recent visit. We look forward to having you again very soon!

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Italian server added to the atmosphere. Very attentive service. Delicious food. Reasonable pricing.

La Scala
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you for the review, Deborah! We're so thankful for the 5 stars and happy to hear that your visit was a great one. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Take care!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

La Scala
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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M
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among Baltimore's best! We have dined often at LaScala, and the team never disappoints.

La Scala
Responded on April 6, 2019

Thank you so much for leaving us such a kind review, Mike! Your feedback has made our day and we look forward to serving you again in the near future! Have a great weekend!

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Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La Scala is an absolute gem in Baltimore's Little Italy. The ambiance is old school romantic Italian - dim lights, exposed brick, dark wood, and white table cloths. But don't let the classic feel fool you. La Scala is anything but stuffy. The menu includes modern twists on Italian classics and the servers are friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to offer their suggestions and answer questions. In addition to their sizable printed menu, there are numerous creative and enticing specials every evening. La Scala also offers a fantastic Happy Hour at the bar, including discounted appetizers and cocktails. You can't go wrong with this spot, whether it's for a romantic evening out or a fun get together with friends. I've loved everything I've ever had to eat and drink here, but the Vitello Saltimbocca Alla Romana (veal topped with mozzarella, prosciutto, sage, and cognac sauce) is a personal favorite. If the Osso Bucco is one of the specials, don't pass it up. La Scala also has phenomenal Espresso Martinis, which make a great substitute for dessert if you are too stuffed for one of their delicious sweet options.

La Scala
Responded on April 6, 2019

Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for the kind words. We hold guest feedback in the highest regard so when we have such an awesome review come in, it means the world to us. Your dining experience describes everything we strive to achieve with each and every guest. We can't wait to serve you for many more years to come. Cheers!

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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, phenomenal service as always!!

La Scala
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars, Jim! It's truly our pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you gain soon!

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as always, service and atmosphere were excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

La Scala
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Brett! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review after your recent visit to La Scala! It's always nice to hear when customers give us such a high recommendation. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

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P
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about it was terrific. Thank you for the great food, wine and service!

La Scala
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you for leaving us such wonderful feedback! We're glad to hear that your experience was 5 star worthy and we can't wait to see you again! Take care!

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and tasty food. Wish the cheese on the Chicken Parmigiana was more authentic

La Scala
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Tony! We take guest recommendations very seriously and will pass your suggestion on to our chef. We hope you will stop in again soon and give us another try to earn that 5th star! Take care!

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AD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dining experience. Everything was outstanding. Service was excellent.

La Scala
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Alan! Please come see us again soon!

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SF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The only thing keeping us from giving 5 stars is the calamari appetizer was tough. Maybe overcooked. The entrees and desserts were all delicious. Extensive wine list.

La Scala
Responded on April 2, 2019

Hi Susan! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your recent visit to La Scala. We greatly value guest feedback so that we can make improvements to better serve our guests. We will definitely pass your response on to our chef. We hope that you will be back soon so that we can earn back that last star! Thanks again and take care!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Service was great but we were all disappointed in the food. The calamari appetizer was rubbery and flavorless--we couldn't even finish it between four of us. My pasta was absolutely swimming in sauce, which seemed to consist of an entire can of chopped tomatoes with under-cooked peas, overcooked pancetta, and barely identifiable (almost minced) mushrooms mixed in. Portion sizes were way too big. We were shocked to find ourselves so consistently disappointed in the food that so many others have raved about. (As info, the veal Baltimore, penne alla vodka, and pesto gnocchi dishes didn't go over well, either.) It didn't help that they didn't even acknowledge my husband's birthday, which I'd made a point to mention when I made the reservation... It was an all-around bummer.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere & service. Wonderful specials, didn’t even look at main menu.

La Scala
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Carol! Our specials tend to be very popular with our guests so we're glad to hear that enjoyed them. Please come back and see us again soon ... we look forward to it!

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TH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were wonderful! I especially appreciated the shuttle back to the hotel (we are in town for a conference). All in all a great experience!

La Scala
Responded on April 2, 2019

Hi Tamara! Thank you so much for the kind words! We're thrilled to hear that your experience with us was a great one! Please stop in and see us again if you're ever back in Baltimore. Take care!

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