La Scala

4.7
2800 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolute delicious! Our server was really helpful and food was out in a timely manner.

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OM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food a La Scala is delicious! The service is first class. The overall experience (date night!) was great.

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GS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely phenominal, the wine was delicious and our server was knowledgeable and nice. Great experience.

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

We picked up our daughter from BWI coming from Nashville and was celebrating my wife’s birthday. The meal was fantastic and the experience was fabulous. Thank you for making the evening wonderful.

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu is absolutely ahhhmazing, great atmosphere our entire family enjoyed their food!!

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GL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. Will return when back in Baltimore for sure.

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j
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Chef Nino and staff always prepare the best meals in all of Baltimore. Looking forward to going back soon

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BF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

VERY Noisy. Excellent fish. Crowded. Picked up and returned to our hotel at no charge. Perfect for us!

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AS
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. I cannot wait to go back.

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BC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! Always accommodating to any special requests! Highly recommend!

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

Excellent restaurant very friendly staff give it a try you will definitely enjoy the food tastes great went with a party of eight everyone was very happy

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RC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is REAL Italian!

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

I've said for years that LaScala is the best restaurant in Little Italy and our recent visit did nothing to change my opinion. LaScala doesn't do anything avant-garde or trendy; however, it does traditional fare extremely well. The fried calamari were light, crispy, and flavorful (marinara wasn't even necessary). The grilled romaine salad and grilled eggplant appetizer were superb. All of our entrees were solid. The service was exceptional, both highly personable and attentive. It was a Saturday night and the joint was hopping, so it was little loud. Overall, it was wonderful dining experience.

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S
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From beginning to end our experience at LaScala was first rate. We were seated immediately and the service was outstanding. Our server came to our table immediately with drink orders and then specials with recommendations. He was spot on with recommendations. The food was incredible! Everything was served promptly but we were not rushed. We will definitely return!

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

Anniversary

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TJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service ❤️❤️ Prices are phenomenal too. This restaurant is a Baltimore jewel

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Love coming to la Scala.

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L
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Scala never disappoints. Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Chef Nino's lobster special was delicious. My MIL raved about the scampi. From first bite to last, the food here is excellent!

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

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal New Year's Eve. We would highly recommend. We also appreciated the free shuttle service.

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E
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always !!

Going to LaScala is always a wonderful experience !!

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BE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited LaScala on January 28th AND January 29th (it really is that good), I can't say what my favorite meal was, but some of the highlights: gnocchi in cream sauce is delicious. The gnocchi are extremely light and fluffy. My wife and I both love it, so we order the dinner as an appetizer and split it. We also tried the grilled caesar salad special (this needs to be on the menu) which they got a perfect char on. Mixed with the wonderful dressing and cheese...wow!!! I always have to get the veal saltimbocca which is amazing!!! My wife had the veal valdaostana chop which was cooked perfectly. On night two we enjoyed the gnocchi once again (seriously can't do without it) and then gamberi fra diavolo which was a perfectly spicy pasta with great sized shrimp. My wife absolutely raved about the veal, filet mignon and shrimp dish she had (strange combo but really was excellent).

As a final shout out, our first night we had Antonio as our waiter. He is just an excellent server. We felt like old friends by the end of the night. The next night when we returned, he sadly wasn't our waiter, but made sure to check on us and orchestrated a tiramisu birthday cake slice for me. So appreciated!!! (and our waiter night two was also great... I can't wait until next year's birthday weekend!!! Always the best two nights of food for the year!

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OT
Baltimore
264 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely Saturday night with friends. Everything was perfect! Grilled Caesar great as ever. Shrimp scampi with perfectly cooked jumbo shrimp was delicious. My friends both had an entree size portion of a shrimp appetizer. They ate every bite. A suggestion would be that a side of pasta come with it like most entrees. Very expensive entree at $32.00 for only 4 shrimp! Service was excellent as always.
Forever our favorite Italian restaurant ❤️

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S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant, this chef, and this food are some of the best we’ve experienced anywhere in he world, including multiple culinary trips to Italy. It’s authentic food done in a straightforward magnificent manor with something magical added. Lived in this city for 16 years and La Scala is truly an institution.

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AG
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've visited several of the well regarded Italian restaurants in Little Italy, and many have been overhyped in my opinion. Typically food is decent but overpriced, and nothing to write home about. That said, our first experience at La Scala was a cut above, with truly exceptional food and service. From the prosciutto and wine, to the gnocchi, veal, and cannoli, everything we had was spectacular, and we will most certainly be back for more.

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JM
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

La Scala seems to have dropped in quality a bit, food and ambience wise.

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LH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Party of 6 seated after us served before us. We kind of got forgotten about. Nothing worse than poor service.

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AT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I decided to give this place another try because it is rated so highly on Trip Advisor. The service and great and it is obvious that the staff are vested in providing a great dining experience. Unfortunately, the food does not live up to the great service and ambiance. For example, the marinara is watery/greasy and lacks flavor. To their credit, the pasta tastes fresh and home made. I dined with my daughters. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees. We were underwhelmed with all but the Alfredo which was very good. Even the casear salads were lackluster and certainly not what we expected at an “upscale” Italian restaurant.

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LW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. One of my favorite dining experiences.

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EH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was good & exceeded expectations. Only problem is w/ OpenTable reservations. I have found that if I call any restaurant directly, I'll get a better table than if I go through OT. It seems restaurants save their worst spots for reservations made through you. Found that only Bistro Cacao on Mass Avenue in DC gives same treatment to everyone. Never feel like a second-class citizen there. The rest, not so much.

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KM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family celebration and they made it so special. Pick up service at hotel to dessert!

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TG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best thing about La Scala is the service. Everyone is attentive without being intrusive. The food is delicious and there are always excellent specials not on the regular menu. The atmosphere is conducive to a family celebration or a dinner for two. It’s overall a wonderful experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and ambiance was impeccable. Looking forward to our visit.

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t
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times over the years and it doesn't ever disappoint. Service is always impeccable, the food is delicious, always have great specials. Great for special occasions or celebrations and for a group.

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OT
Baltimore
264 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always delighted to dine here. Coming back next week! Nino is the heart and soul of LaScala and his staff is wonderful following his lead. Great food and drink and I'm never disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on earth!!

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D
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing. Definitely going back again and again!

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Second time there, service seemed a little less than last time and the value a little bit less as well. Still good but can be better.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The service was great and the food was delivered quickly and very warm. The grilled Caesar salad was a nice treat.

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in Little Italy! Try the grilled Ceasar salad.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food peroid

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