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La Scala Italian Restaurant

4.5
1328 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(765) 420-8171
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Francisco "Paco" Seranno
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Cross street
3rd and Main
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1328 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great dining experience. The food is awesome, service was great.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My daughter and her friends went to this local favorite for dinner before prom. We eat here often, but it was her first time to go without adults. It was great!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Just traveling through on a visit to Purdue and discovered this wonderful restaurant in downtown West Lafayette. Dishes were fantastic! Tomato basil soup is the best we’ve ever had. My seafood linguine in a rosemary thyme lemon white wine sauce was full of flavor and not too heavy. Lobster and shrimp Mac-n-Cheese was full of seafood. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Best Italian I have had in the US. Reminded me of a tratoria in Glorence, Italy.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Jen was our server and was very attentive and the food was top notch as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Celebrating an accomplishment by our college senior. We had a group of 11 family members. The food was excellent as always. Service outstanding as well. Too often we don't appreciate great service but on this particular evening I was reminded that the service at LaScala is always great. I don't know if it's their selection process or training or both but the service is consistently excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We waited quite a while to be seated because there was no one at the front desk. When they appeared, they had to deal with someone’s bill because they had been overcharged. The waitresses were friendly but service was slow, the Sprite had to be returned because it was soda water and my husband never got the pepper he requested. The food was variable, the bread and soup were very nice, the spaghetti and meatballs were good. Some of the fish in my Pescatore was over cooked and my husband referred to his stuffed rigatoni as weird although the local sausage was good. It wasn’t terrible but the rating on Open Table suggested it was going to be better.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The restaurant was very nice. The hostess didn't have any record of the reservation I made online with OpenTable, though. It wasn't very crowded so it was fine.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Friday night date just my wife and I. Our server was excellent as was the entire dining experience. We loved all the seafood options with the pasta, it was tough to choose one. Appetizer, entree, and desert were all great.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Chicken Parmesan was very tasty, my overall impression was a very good solid Italian restaurant. My wife is a semi vegetarian and they were able to customize her meal to her particular liKes.
It’s always good when Frank is singing in the background music. Our son may be attending Purdue next fall, and if so, it is a definite return trip.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We just wanted a nice place to go to dinner, have good food, good wine, good dessert and good conversation. Our night was wonderful. We are both single moms and just needed some time to enjoy an evening without running all over. Thanks

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We love LA Scala and we go frequently. We follow a Ketogenic Lifestyle and love that LA Scala offers zuchinni noodles in place of pasta in any dish. Not only are they healthy, but delicious as well!
We definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We love the food here. We always say we need to eat here more often.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This is a great locally owned restaurant. Nice sized menu with a variety of selections. The food was good and our table was ready when we arrived.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food is outstanding, locally sourced and chef will adjust dishes upon request to meet dietary needs.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The scallop appetizer was over cooked. The chicken pasta entree was very good but actually too much food.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Quiet atmosphere conducive to conversation. The meal was delicious, although a bit expensive for my taste. The staff was very helpful and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Absolutely awesome dining experience. I can’t wait to go back next time I’m in town.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This was my first visit and the menu is wide and diverse. Server forgot to provide our appetizer but also did not charge us. Everything is smothered in cheese and sauce. The flavors were good but not great. The lobster and scallop pasta had sour tasting lobster. Cannoli was the best part!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I wouldn't recommend adding or changing anything! This is our favorite restaurant in town. The noise level was moderate only because it was dinner hour on a Friday night. Always great food, fresh taste, great cocktails, comfortable seating and service. Thanks, we will keep coming back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have always had great food at La Scale and would recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful service!!! Delicious food!! Romantic atmosphere!!❤️

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Seated immediately, food arrived quickly, tasted very good.... but the service by our Waiter, Cuban was FANTASTIC

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great dining experience, would recommend for anyone who enjoys seasonal Italian meals.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Overall, very good. Really enjoyed the pesto oil for the bread. Gluten free bread was excellent.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

great food and service
perfect for family and friends getting together

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

There were so many excellent options on the menu we will be back to try more. We tired the lobster Mac n cheese and it was delicious. I had the Cioppino Seafood stew recommended by our server Jen and it was delicious. We also had for the table veal Oscar and Lobster ravioli. The drinks were great, the service outstanding and the food was wonderful. We will be back again.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I usually have amazing service there, so sup-par service was lame. The food was sensational, as always. I've never had a bad meal.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We always enjoy the food. We always seem to have a very long wait time for our server to acknowledge us, once we are seated.

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1.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I'm a gastric bypass patient and can not eat a full meal. I have a card with me at all times explaining this to the management and asking for a half portion. When I showed this to our server said she could make it a half portion, but would have to charge me full price! I have never been to a restaurant that didn't discount the meal for me. The manager came over to tell us that there was no way to change the prices in the computer and the owner refuses to be empathetic to bypass patients. She then offered me the kids menu...which only had chicken tenders, Mac and cheese, hamburger, ect. I will not be returning to this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing. Service was on point. Awesome place.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

The waitress was so sweet and professional and the food is phenomenal. I’ll definitely go back

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We always love visiting La Scala for any occasion. Especially love Kirsten's risotto. It's always incredible. Had the "Oldest Fashion" from the drink menu and was very happy with it as well! We'll keep going back as often as possible!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

1st visit, very pleased with how fast the service was and how authentic the food was. Great restaurant!

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Bread could be better.
Ceasar salad not good.
Salmon mediocre.
Pasta ok.
Soup good.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

very good food and service. Lots of menu options. seafood ravioli was exceptional

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was just not good. Both seafood cake and spinach ravioli had this horrible gummy sauce on it. Wine was good. Dinner salad fine.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Made our resv. 2 weeks ahead. They put us in small booth ( there were 4 of us) and the table had not been set. Had to ask to move to 4 top with chairs. I feel Open Table resv. get below average seating.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this restaurant! Great food with excellent seasonings. Good value for the quality of the food. Waiter was attentive but not over bearing...kept water glasses full which is a plus!

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

I have eaten here 5 times since my wife had brought me here for my birthday, I have not had a bad experience yet. The service and food have been very good and I believe the prices are in line with the dining experience.

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