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La Scala

4.7
2523 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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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.

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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 2523 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Second time I’ve been here and again the food was amazing. Had the Mediterranean Whole Sea Bass and it was fabulous. Just as delicious as the seasonal seafood with linguine. I absolutely love this place!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great Father’s Day dinner with my beautiful family! Started with two apps - artichoke hearts with crab meatand lightly fried calamari. Both terrific! Gnocchi, Penne Ragu, lobster and crab pasta, and veal Marsala. These were excellent authentic Italian meals. Sauces were like Mom makes, and the service was even better

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

excellent as usual. Our friends had never been here and they really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

There were six people in our party and everyone was thrilled with their dinner choices. Four people had appetizers and raved about them as well. Everyone had dessert and dessert just made the experience even better. We would definitely go back again and again!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good Italian food & service. We had several vegetarians in our grou & they easily found options.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Service is remarkably great but the food is just outstanding. I savored every bite starting with the delicious grilled salad that has a hard-to-find umami flavor. Can't even describe it; you have to experience it yourself. I have told everyone I know about it! The house's grilled shrimp with spicy tomato sauce was uniquely special too. Good bread with rich house-brand olive oil.
To be honest, I generally love dessert. But this meal was so satisfying...I skipped dessert. And you won't hear me say that very often.
All in all, this is such a charming old Italian throwback that knows how to treat customers like family and serves Italian food that you wish you could always eat. Oh, and don't miss the indoor boccie ball court--now THAT's Italian!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

If you are looking for that hidden gem then this is it. Trust me. I travel the world and this is by far the most authentic outside of Italy dinner I have had in a long time. Food was amazing. Staff was terrific. One of the individuals with me is coming back to Baltimore just to have another meal. We were all sad that we decided to eat here on our last night in Baltimore. We also ate at Aldos and LaScala is hands down better. If I could give this place a 6 out of 5 I would. Eat here you will be so glad you did.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Food, very good. Service very good, good value!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I took my boyfriend and his friend here for his birthday dinner. The service was excellent and the wine list was extensive. Everybody seemed happy with their food. Though I thought my boyfriend's Shrimp scampi was a bit bland. I ordered the Balsamico, which was a filet mignon on portabella with a balsamic reduction. It was lovely. I would have given a 5 star review but I had requested a chocolate dessert be brought to the table when I made the reservation, adding that I would pay any price for this. They did not bring that but did bring him a tiramisu which is what they normally do for people's birthdays. It's a nice thing but I wished they would at least of told me they couldn't do it because I would have brought something myself. He's obsessed and I wanted to indulge him.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The staff was extremely polite and engaging. Offered a lot of assistance in reading the italian on the menu. And the specials were phenomenal. Great tasting. Hight reccommmend La Scala!!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Went here for a late date night and the service is amazing. We ordered prosciutto and bruschetta as the appetizer and it was phenomenal. For my meal, I ordered the shrimp and mushroom risotto and did not like it. They had SO much on the menu I wanted to try, and I guess I just picked the wrong thing. The manager took notice i did not eat my meal and took it off the check without us asking which was AMAZING. I would 100% go back and visit this location and try a different item on the menu. My boyfriends bolognese was very delicious! Thank you La Scala

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very impressed with the taste of the food. All dishes were cooked and plated extremely well. I had a veal dish delivered as my dinner, which was not what I ordered, but the wait staff realized the mistake before I did. They were very attentive and left the wrong dish for us to try. That was great! I would recommend this great restaurant for friends and family when in Baltimore!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Celebrating a bachelorette weekend we stayed in the neighborhood. The entire experience was great, Food, service, Wine and Price!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Still the best restaurant in Baltimore. The food, staff, and facility are outstanding.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Came down to Baltimore for NJ for the Yankees weekend series and wanted a good restaurant in Little Italy - La Scala's was just that! Service was good, food was great and atmosphere was excellent. La Scala's has an indoor Bocce Ball court which was a great way to finish our evening with some Peroni's on the court and making new friends! Definitely recommend it

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent food and authentic Italian in Little Italy. Wait staff outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I try to have dinner here whenever I visit Baltimore. LaScala never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

A fantastic recommendation of a friend. Loved everything about the restraunt.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Awesome dinner and great service!! My wife and I eat here almost every time we visit Baltimore and have never been disappointed!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always a must for our weekend getaways to Baltimore. Wonderful service. And the food, oh the food! Amazing! We will get 2 flavorful appetizers, bottle of vino, a dinner special and one from the menu then split a dessert... wish we could physically eat more to try more on menu. Very reasonably priced and lots of choices.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. The waiter did a great job explaining the specials and answering any questions we had about the menu. Our food came quickly and it was delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Never knew about this place - thanks to Open Table we found it. Everyone was very happy with the food, excellent service we will be back next trip to Baltimore.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful experience with our family. Table of 8 and all were thrilled!
Thanks so much!!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Our server seemed a bit curt with us. Not sure if that was just his personality or not. However the food was great! We actively were the last ones in there. So the ambiance was great too.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The experience at this restaurant is unmatched. From the second you walk in the door everyone is so welcoming. Our waiter was excellent on all levels of service. He truly mastered his craft and it really adds to the great time. The food is unbelievable and really brings me back home, (originally from NY). Every dish is fresh and exquisite.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Good homemade Italian food. Gnocchi was tender though too much sauce for my taste. The grilled Caesar salad is a winner. Restaurant needs a facelift and menu could be a little more imaginative.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Enjoyable experience! Excellent food! Nino (chef/owner) is great!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food is always delicious. We had mussels and pasta ala vodka. Awesome!
Atmosphere is a bit loud when they sit you down at the tables next to the bar area.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Wonderful- perfect business dinner

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Went for a graduation dinner and it was great!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

While on vacation in Baltimore we went to Scala's for dinner. Charming old restaurant with history and great food. Shuttle took us back to the hotel and it was complimentary!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was excellent and service was top notch. We enjoyed a friendly game of bocce ball on the indoor court, with drinks, before dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

A friend recommend La Scala and I am glad that she did. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. And the food was delicious. The Caesar salad was excellent and the shrimp fra diavlo had just the right "kick". Everything about the restaurant was great. They even have a van that will pick you up and take you back to your hotel if your are within 2.5 miles. Can't wait to get back to Baltimore and dine there again!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at La Scala with 3 other friends on Sunday night. Our food was great and our server was extremely nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed everything and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My friends and I come here every year on our trip to Baltimore for the Preakness and there is a reason we come back. This place is great, never a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Chef Nino takes personal interest in everything being perfect.

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1.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Best pasta and risotto ever💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💩💩💩💩❤️❤️❤️❤️I’m

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We visit La Scala several times a year and are never disappointed with the quality of food or the staff

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