La Scala Italian Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
Eat Fresh, Eat Well, Eat Local........Eat Better!! La Scala Italian Restaurant,voted the area"s Best Italian Restaurant, is located in historic downtown Lafayette and is owned by Chef Francisco "Paco" and Kirsten Serrano. We are a special destination restaurant and a great date spot, as well as an everyday eatery with a family friendly atmosphere. Our enormous menu pleases all. We have exquisite dinner entrees and great fast and filling lunches. We craft each dish when you order it from fresh, wholesome ingredients. We support and feature local products. Some of our produce even comes from the Chef's farm, Small Wonder Farm. Gluten Free and Whole Wheat pasta options are available. Our unique wines feature small producers worldwide and our premier martinis and cocktails are delicious. The concept for La Scala that we brought to the table originally and the same concept that guides the restaurant today is to serve the best classic Italian cuisine in an casual atmosphere.

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INFoodie
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to eat at La Scala for our 10-year anniversary. We always have an amazing experience at La Scala, and this night was no exception. The food was outstanding (two words: pumpkin ravioli), the server was kind, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the food, and we had a wonderful meal in a restaurant we love. The portions are very generous; I almost always leave with something that I can heat up for lunch the next day. La Scala is a community gem!

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Rosa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town visiting my boiler daughter. Great place for a family dinner. Food and service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was loud and our table was pretty close to others on both sides which made it difficult to have private conversations in a town where everyone knows everyone. I also noticed that they already had the olive oil on the table waiting. I feel they should pour after you are seated escorting light of the COVID-19.

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Jennifer
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp and scallop special on noodles was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful locally owned locally sourced food!

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Will
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both tried dishes we hadn’t had before and they were outstanding! The portions were very generous ( I took half home and had it a couple days later - still great!) our server, Chanel, was a delight and really our date night was well served by choosing LaScala. Recommend highly!

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ScottF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here at least once a month and are never disappointed. The service as well as the food is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was good. We had a great time.

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vipChristopherG
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our server, Beau was attentive and gracious. We would definitely return.

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vipSLHC
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great experience at La Scala! Never disappoints!

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MeghanB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot believe how much I enjoy the food and ambiance at La Scala. Incredible menu, just excellent food and they include soup or salad. My favorite in West Lafayette

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TomD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food, great service!

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PurdueFan
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food! One of the best restraunts near Purdue! Great service as well

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social dinner w friends

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NikkiG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have been to LaScala several times and the food and service have always been good however this time we were disappointed. We waited for at least 10 min for our waitress when we arrived and then we NEVER got our water refilled. We were at the restaurant for 2 hours. Food was good although this time my husband’s portion appeared to be a kids portion from what we have been used to in the past. It was a disappointing night. Hopefully this is not what is in store for future visits.

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vipFavourite1
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wide variety of things I want to try on the menu. Good selection for vegetarians. Service is wonderful as is ambiance. Love dining here.

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MatthewS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice meal with excellent service

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dbsam
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always good food at La Scala. This particular night was overbooked and so we had to wait about 20 minutes after our scheduled reservation to get seated. They also had a limited menu on this night, which would have been nice to know ahead of time when we made the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been now twice to La Scala: once for a Valentine’s date and once for my birthday in October. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about both my visits. Service was great, food was fantastic, the ambience was different for both situations, but both pleasing. Service was friendly and not as slow as I expected on a “holiday” weekend. I made a reservation and we were seated immediately upon walking in. Food took a normal amount of time to arrive and we were always supplied with drinks and bread. Love this place and will always recommend for dates or small family get-togethers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olive oil and warm bread started with he meal perfectly. Pumpkin ravioli was surprisingly satisfying. The vanilla gelato had a pleasant aroma of vanilla much more than typical ice cream.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend and I went out for Valentine's Day. They had a shortened menu but a lot was still on it - overall the experience was great. The first table we were seated at was very awkward, I was up against a wall and my boyfriend was sticking out around the corner all the waiters come out of so we asked to move. After that it was good and we had a great night with great food!

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EvelynR
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines weekend

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JackieL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Overpriced. Service was great. Too tight of seating. You get better food, more for your money and it’s cheaper at Olive Garden.

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SusanS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wonderful service.

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LizziM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food for the same or less cost than a chain restaurant. This was our third year in a row celebrating Valentine's Day at La Scala. We love La Scala and will be back for sure!

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ChristinaH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food is divine, however I did request a quiet table in our reservations as it was our 29th Wedding anniversary and we were smashed against a wall extremely close to others. We would have stayed longer, enjoyed another glass of wine and dessert but felt crowded.

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vipHeavenfood101
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was cold and they took forever to serve. Dessert was super hard. Must have been frozen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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JZArtzy
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always amazing food!! Unfortunately service was not prepared for a busy lunch. We sat for almost 10min before anyone even talked to us and the people without a reservation were seated after us and got service before we did. Then when served we weren’t even asked what we wanted to drink. Just were served water. This was a rare occasion because this is our favorite restaurant so it was frustrating. Over all as usual food was delicious!!

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SteviC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Made a reservation here for Valentine’s Day after hearing rave reviews about this place. It took a while to get seated even though we were the only people waiting. We had to sit side by side in a bench against a brick wall because all the tables were crammed together. We were given water when we sat down and we never were waited on after that. We sat there for 30 minutes and no waitress stopped by to even take our drink order and all were avoiding eye contact. I understand Valentine’s Day is a busy day, but there should be extra staff to account for that. We even went during lunch time to avoid the crowds. We were very disappointed.

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GaleL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good but don’t order the Veal Parm. Too deep fried tasting.

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TrevorS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoyable food, a nice place to sit and relax.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere in this restaurant! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was Bo and he was great. I would like to visit this establishment again someday.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food and friendly staff. Would go back.

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Ardnas
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special was delicious. Salads were fresh and chilled. Bread swum and tasty with olive oil. Wonderful wine. Tiramisu delicate, light, not too sweet. Service friendly and efficient.

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WIBob
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really good. A little surprised that the menu said that Osso Buco came with risotto but it actually came with gnocchi. I dined early so maybe risotto just wasn't ready? Dish had a very good flavor. Good salad and bread as well.

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CarlaP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very flexible and patient with our group as several of us were arriving later than others. We all enjoyed the food we ordered. We will certainly go back!

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vipramin
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food with many menu items, but there seems to be a lot overlap in ingredients and sauces. The anti pasta was really good. Chicken was a bit dry and fish needed more taste. A couple of other seafood dishes we had with shrimp and crab were excellent. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fan

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AndyJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and very good italian food! Restaurant could use some renovations in the back part which faces a somewhat noisy intake for AC, not the best tables in that area. Otherwise really great location and great service.

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