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About La Scala - Beverly Hills
A legacy of Jean Leon nostalgically lies in the heart of Beverly Hills. Migrating from Spain's Bayonne Basque Country at age seventeen; setting sights on a new life in the United States. In 1956 Jean Leon's passion for good food and wine fueled what is now the lifeblood of La Scala. Maintaining the heritage instilled by Jean Leon, La Scala of Beverly Hills offers a classic Italian fine dining experience with a variety of exquisite traditional Italian cuisine, fine wines, cocktails, and desserts.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Little Santa Monica
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The likelihood of finding street/meter parking is scarce. There is a public lot directly across the street on Canon. Additionally, two valet stands are available- adjacent to La Scala on the West side of Canon and South of La Scala's back entrance via the alley- after Canon Drive & before Crescent Drive.
Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Scala - Beverly Hills Ratings and Reviews
We were seated in booth in the back of the restaurant. Very quiet, cozy and a great view of the holiday splendor. We shared the house chopped salad which was awesome after adding a few more items to round out this tasty experience. I had the Bolognese which was over the top comfort food. The quantity was big enough to enjoy the next day. My husband had veal marsala and fell in love. Again, a good portion! We were too stuffed to enjoy desert, but it looked great. A nice selection of wine by the glass.
We arrived 1/2 hour early to ensure we were seated promptly. I had requested a booth but got a table. Ok. It felt very crunched as the space in between guests is very tight. Our waitress was average at best. Since it was our first time here, it’s nice to have an introduction of the restaurant. After looking over the menus. We sat for another half hour waiting for someone to take our order. The guests to the left and right had already received their dinner and had gotten there after we had. Finally our orders were placed bread was brought, however no vinegar or oil. Each portion something was always missing. Same with our drinks. We received our food and that was the highlight of the night. The food was amazing. 10 minutes into our dinner our waitress comes back to offer fresh Parmesan? Hmmm we were half way into our entrees. When I had finished a waiter came through picking up our dishes and rudely attempted to take my GF’s as well.The restaurant and location is a hotspot. If the service was right I would think about returning. It’s just broken in many aspects.
Food was good, atmosphere was
Lovely, service was great. The extra add on’s that they charge you for chop salad is unecessay and unsophisticated for a very old Beverly Hills establishment. For a
Chop saled to not come with tomatoes is just plain bewildering.
I eat at La Scala often but was very disappointed tonight. We had to wait at least 20 minutes after tour reservation time to be seated. It took an unusually long time to have our order taken. Only two of the three appetizers arrived at the appropriate time and the soup was cold. The third appetizer came out with the main course. The main courses arrived well before the appetizers were finished so half of them were wasted . I suggested the restaurant and was really embarrassed. This was not the service and experience I expected. Our waiter didn't seem to care and offered a bunch of excuses.
Our reservation was for 8pm. It took almost an hour to be seated. When I asked about our table at 8:25pm, the maitre d' said, "Well, no one is paying up..." and then shrugged his shoulders, and turned away to greet other people entering. And that was it. As returning customers, we were really disappointed with the level of service. I'd hesitate recommending La Scala to friends based on this experience.
Four of us for an anniversary dinner.
Dry,stale, cold bread
Waitress takes the order and disappears
Salty main course that could not be eaten
Scaloppine so thin and tiny it could blow off the plate
We had to ask a food server to please find our waitress to tell her about the food. We sat with our food for about 5 minutes until she and then the manager came over........with a scowl and attitude
This is not the standard of Jean Leon's great creation and tradition
Do you think that we should go back?
Great all around! We'd definitely go again, and try more of their offerings!
La Scala's decor was deep red and with many booths, which reminded me of older Italian restaurants in New York City. Fitting, as this place has a lot of history. The ambiance was delightfully quiet, which made it easier to hear. (There was a very large party, and we didn't hear them until they gave a cheer at the end of their meal. We also saw several young children at other tables, but didn't hear them.)
The lighting is a bit dark, and many people used the flashlight function on their phones to read their menu.
Dinner was fantastic and plentiful (see the menu link above). We had a salads (Jean Leon Chopped & Caesar) , a pasta (Fettuccine Boscaiola, with Gluten Free Spaghetti), a secudi (Pollo ala Romana), and a dolce (flourless chocolate torte with ice cream, a daily special). Everything was delicious. Our waiter, Angel, was attentive and helpful. We were celebrating a birthday, and he took care of everything we needed.
We'd definitely go again, and try more of their offerings!
PS: Parking is easy. There is a city garage across the street that offer's 2 hours of free parking. When you come up the elevator to the street, La Scala is directly across.
This restaurant was on my must-do list on my first trip to the area. Robert Wagner mentions it in his book as a favorite of himself and Natalie Wood, and I just had to see for myself. I pictured the glamour days of Beverly Hills as I enjoyed the ambiance and the wonderful meal.
Wonderful, classy, old school restaurant. Had dinner here, and due to circumstances ended up back for lunch the next day! Quaint & quiet inside for dinner. Nice outdoor patio seating for lunch the next day... Chopped salad wonderful as advertised. Spaghetti Cognac was silky and flavorful. The crab cakes were superb! Spaghetti and meatball (Th&F) were very good.
Even though they got our reservation wrong ( I think it was opentable's fault, they seated us and I was surprised that the place was not busy.
Food was good, service was good. I guess they do a bigger lunch business. We come here often as my partner loves the salads
Server brought wrong meal. Took 20 minutes to cook correct meal. Our friend and I finished our meal before my wife was served. Never did the server apologize for the mixup or delay. Never offered any thing while my wife awaited her meal. Brought the check and again said nothing. We eat out 4-6 times a week. We know what service should be. In restaurants We otherwise frequent we would have had our meal compt or at least offered a desert for the restaurant's mistake and our inconvenience. We didn't come for a free meal or free desert and didn't ask for same. That's not the point. The point is when the meal has to be returned because the server or kitchen made the mistake the establishment should show some concern and empathy for the customer. At least apologize for the mixup made by the restaurant. We dined on Saturday @ 6:30. Why would we want to come back.
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