La Scala

4.7
2842 reviews
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Italian
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
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service! Perfect for date night!!

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

Best food and service I’ve ever had !!

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SP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are fantastic here. The restaurant was full, but there was never a time that I was hearing other guests conversations, or struggling to hear my wife talk. They had 5-6 specials, and the two we tried were both fantastic. I love this place.

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

anniversary card signed by chief what a way to knowledge your guest before seating down

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

Reservation was for the Saturday after Valentines Day and knew that they'd be busy so were expecting as much. When we arrived we were greeted in a friendly, professional manner and escorted to our table. Ordered a cocktail, appetizer (octopus was fabulous!) and a bottle of wine. Short story - veal piccatta was incredible, lobster special was incredible, service was incredible, everything was incredible! Nice job everyone at La Scala - we'll be back!

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D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise. It was our first time at La Scala. Service was impeccable & the ambience was wonderful. The food & dessert were heaven. And the wine recommended from our server topped off our evening celebration. We both highly recommend La Scala.

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WP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food I have had in a long time. I wanted to come back the next day. The service was great and nice as can be. I highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you for a great 28th anniversary dinner.

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F
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful Valentine's dinner. The tables were only inches apart from each other, so ambiance could've been better, the food was delicious. Service was good, so we plan to go back. Only little negative would be that I ordered a Caesar salad, which by the menu's description said that there would be anchovies. There weren't any included in my salad, so I asked the server for some, and he charged us.

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AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Lobster Regina - it was amazing. Just made the top 5 list of my favorite dishes ever!

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R
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wife and I truly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was not “processed” as you find with most restaurant chains. Portion serving will require a to go container. You will not be disappointed.

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MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu that night. The chef is spectacular. I will be back again for sure.

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NG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice evening and meal.

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DM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. Nasty weather outside but a kind greeting once we walked through the door. I told OpenTable the reservation was for our anniversary and there was a nice card waiting for us at our table. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Our meals were fantastic.

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r
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We took our son and his girlfriend here for his birthday. Excellent choice. We have been to many Little Italy restaurants in the past, but had never been to La Scala. We gave it a try based on reviews and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was lovely, the food delicious, and the service wonderful.

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B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, service,quality of food! A must visit if you plan to eat Italian in Baltimore!

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AD
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Disappointed. We had pretty high expectations looking at the reviews. Even our hotel responded well when we said we'd pre-booked dinner. Unfortunately we found unromantic, loud surroundings. The menu did not offer anything inspiring for vegetarians (my girlfriend is vegetarian and when booking, promises of vegetarian specials etc sounded inviting). All the food came under-seasoned and bland. My girlfriend's mushroom pasta (one of very few veggie options) was essentially pasta with a tin of tomatoes and chopped mushrooms emptied onto it. The service was somewhat brusque, if not rude - we had our food and drinks practically thrown on the table in front of us and a sense of impatience was palpable as we had booked late and were some of the last diners left in the place. My veal and shrimp was reasonable, but uninspired. Feels like the place needs a re-vamp desperately. The menu, decor, and experience felt dated, and frankly not worth the price tag. Positives included a reasonable wine menu.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great ambience. Fun place to go our for higher end Italian food.

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was very friendly

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Scalia did not disappoint. Very romantic atmosphere in the heart of little Italy. The food was delicious. My husband had the rockfish topped with crabmeat. I had the shrimp Luana, which had a nice spicy kick to it. We also ordered the bruschetta, it was perfect. My favorite part was the service! Little Italy is known for its fantastic service and this particular restaurant definitely does!

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T
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to eat and see friends and business associates at La Scala. Thumbs up to Chef Nino and the staff.

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Baltimore
266 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoy their happy hour. Meet the nicest people at the bar.Great drinks and food. Love La Scala, always have!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Scala really is a remarkable restaurant this was my second time eating here and everything was amazing highly recommend the Grilled Caesar. Antonio gave great service as well as the quiet but attentive bus boys. This place is definitely somewhere I will come for a long time.

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

You will NOT be disappointed!!!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. The staff was very friend and the food was fantastic! Wine was delicious!

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SC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, and the food was good! I ordered off the menu (angel hair in a white wine, butter and lemon sauce), and they had no problem accommodating my request.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Very personable. Loved every minute.

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r
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, as usual. Great food and friendly, knowledgeable service.

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D
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the most awesome restaurant in Baltimore. Food, Staff, and Ambiance.

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JB
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience. We came here for my wife's birthday. As always, the food was delish, the ambiance was delightful and we were well taken care of. Truly the best Italian restaurant in Baltimore!

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MH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were terrific!

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m
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard a lot high praise regarding La Scala prior to my visit. It lived up to all of the hype!!! Fabulous, can't wait to go back.

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BB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

La Scala created an impeccable experience for our special occasion. The service was warm yet unobtrusive and the food was nothing short of spectacular. I am looking forward to visiting again for the best plate of pasta in town. Thank you for taking pride in creating an experience to remember for all of your guests

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j
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service - our waiter was able to suggest a couple of his favorite and some good wines. He surprised everyone at our table with a latte martini for an after-dinner drink when he found out we were celebrating a birthday. The pasta and veal dishes were prepared just right and my filet mignon served over a portobello mushroom was huge and cooked just as I ordered. The complimentary shuttle service was a nice added touch.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The waiting staff was great. He took his time with us. Explained all off the dishes and didn't rush us. The food was outstanding, especially for the price. We got spaghetti with meat sauce which wasn't on the menu. The waiter told us that the items are cooked to order so we can practically make our own menu. The atmosphere was just ok. They tried to put us next to the kitchen, we were having none of that so they put us upstairs. It was a little loud but not too loud. I'm trying not to sound like I'm complaining but it was what it was. Good food for a good price. Not a high end restaurant but well worth the experience.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Straight to the point, everything was outstanding.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good!! The best Italian restaurant in Baltimore. Chef Nino welcomes everyone to his “home” for a most outstanding restaurant experience!!

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TC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I went here on an anniversary date, as we have been many times before on simpler dates, and as always we were floored with the food, the service and the overall experience. La Scala never disappoints and it has grown to be one of our favorite locations in downtown Baltimore and definitely on the podium for top restaurants in Little Italy. If you have to choose just one place to dine in Little Italy or downtown Baltimore - absolutely consider La Scala! (Don't forget to play a little friendly bocce downstairs on their indoor bocce court!)

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J
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff were wonderful as always!!

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Attentive service, but the food was over cooked and unimaginative

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a surprise celebration for my husband and the team at La Scala helped execute the surprise flawlessly. The food was fantastic and our service was amazing! Highly recommend!

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