La Scala

4.8
2887 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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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were wonderful! I especially appreciated the shuttle back to the hotel (we are in town for a conference). All in all a great experience!

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

The manager Chesley was so helpful when I called inquiring about the restaurant. I was entertaining my senior partner and I had to get the restaurant right and La Scala totally lived up to his high expectation.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night at La Scala. We sat at the bar, had amazing service, an excellent meal and met great people. It will be a go to when we are back in Baltimore. Outstanding!

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MB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I love La Scala. I’ve been several times and have enjoyed the character of the staff and the great meals. On this latest visit, though, I found the food to be lacking. Chicken Marsala was heavy on cheese, pasta was bland, and the wine order wrong. The interior is also looking dated and needs a refresh. Whenever I visit Baltimore, at least 1-2 times per year, I stop here for a meal. And, I will again. Hoping that some constructive feedback can help with attention to details.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Waiter gave excellent wine choices with the meal.

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JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the staff involved in our experience. It was Great to meet Chef Nino as well! Keep up the fabulous work.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Made the birthday celebration special!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

High School reunion #50!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

60th Birthday

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CB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here twice now and our group enjoyed EVERYTHING. The food is superb, wait staff friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is very nice.

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RR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food-top quality ingredients. Great wine list, home made hot bread, attentive service ...you can't go wrong if you are looking for a great meal. There veal dishes are all outstanding, and their Carbonara is as good as it gets...they even served a fried egg on top like my grandmother used to.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food, as always. Had a wonderful time!

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G
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Scala never fails to impress. Chef Nino is doing great work in the kitchen. By far best Italian in Little Italy.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were excellent as usual--
Nino and his staff are friendly and personable.
Leftovers the next day were great too!!

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The grilled Caesar salad and Osso Bucco specials were excellent but more expensive than other dishes on the regular menu. Wish the waitress told us the prices beforehand. The Bocce Ball Court in the restaurant is an unique feature.

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AF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you're looking for an authentic Italian restaurant in Baltimore with the food, wine and ambiance to match, La Scala is your place. Highly recommend!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we visited for a birthday dinner. We were seated at the same table (11) both times. A lovely little corner. Our server was Bella. She’s terrific! The food was wonderful too! We’ll definitely be back

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TB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third time there - and once again a wonderful meal with professional servers. Love this place!

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to La Scala for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. Our waiter did a great job explaining the menu. Appetizers and entrees came out at a reasonable pace. Price was not horrible. Food overall was outstanding (fettuccine alfredo and gnocchi), some of the best authentic Italian I've had in a while. Will definitely be coming back again in the future.

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E
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not great for kids. No children's menu. Decent old school Italian fare. Although I have had better.

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TK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was amazing the waiter went over and beyond to make us feel welcome. It was our 1 st time there! It was fantastic!

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RS
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The three couples in our group were very happy with the delicious food, wine and service. Not in love with the table in the far back of the second floor against the wall table.

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CC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, and the service was impeccable. Absolutely loved the homemade spinach fettucini. The temperatures were brutal, so we used the complimentary shuttle service which was prompt and courteous. It was so good we dined here twice in one week.

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TB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was great.

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

Best of Little Italy and one of the Best in Baltimore

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BW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Thursday eve. The meal was exceptional, as was the service. Top notch

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

La Scala never disappoints! We had a party of 12, some who have visited before & some who have not. Their service was spectacular and the food by far the best Italian in Baltimore. EVERYONE keeps asking to go back for more. Thank you Chef Nino for an amazing birthday meal! :)

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OT
Baltimore
266 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever popular , best Italian restaurant around. Dependably good food and service. Still one of the best Happy Hours around. Love Nino and his fabulous staff!

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CP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a perfect meal, personable and attentive staff, chef who is engaged with patrons - fantastic!

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. This was our first time here and the complete experience was amazing

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must place to eat every time we're in baltimore. Staff friendly and courteous and the food is outstanding!

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SG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly and attentive service! We really enjoyed this place and will be back next time we're in Baltimore!

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CB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Baltimore! Awesome drinks, wine, food and service!!!!! Thank you for a great evening!

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S
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance and service were all excellent for celebrating our daughter’s 30th Birthday!

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F
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La Scala is our favorite restaurants in Little Italy and one of our favorites in all of Baltimore. Great menu with many choices. Our server was a total professional. The food was delicious and just the right amount. We highly recommend La Scala!!

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p
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Itjiught the food was good but not worth the price.i thought the waitstaff was grumpy and not personable. i do feel that helps the ambience and spirit of the evening

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Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this restaurant but it is very noisy in the dining areas. It’s hit or miss on whether or not you can have a good conversation with your co-diners

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RK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like Italian food - La Scala is the place to dine!

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TC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for both my fathers birthday and my parents anniversary, while it was not mine or my fiance's first time - it was for my parents and they were blown away. Delicious food, excellent service and amazing wine! All that you could ask for in an Italian restaurant!

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Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

La Scala deserves its excellent reputation but this time I was slightly disappointed. The calamari was less crispy than I like, and the grilled Caesar underwhelmed. The spaghetti with Old Bay-spiced grilled shrimp was delicious, the Chianti superb and the service outstanding!

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