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La Scala

4.7
2444 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday : 4:30pm - 10 pm, Friday - Saturday : 4:30 pm - 11 pm,
Sunday : 2 pm - 10 pm

Happy Hour : Monday - Friday 4:30 - 7 pm, Sunday 3 pm - 8 pm
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Phone number
(410) 783-9209
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nino Germano
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Catering
Off-site catering is available for pickup or delivery, both lunch and dinner. Please contact a manager for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Central/Exeter
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Parking details
We offer valet 7 nights a week. Cost is $8 per car. Street parking is also available for 3 hours, and the Little Italy Parking Garage is just around the corner.
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Public transit
We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from all downtown hotels.
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Entertainment
Home to Baltimore's only indoor bocce ball court! Available on a first-come first-serve basis for dinner customers. It can also be rented out for $100 an hour.
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Special events & promotions
- Happy Hour - Mon-Fri 4:30 - 7 and Sun 3-8. Try our new MEXITALIAN menu!
- Wine dinners throughout the year.

Send your email and home address so we can update you on all of our upcoming events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

La Scala offers private rooms that seat anywhere from 14 - 180 guests. Whatever your event may be, we can assure you that our wonderful team will make it memorable!

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What 2444 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. Make a reservation as it is a popular restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Incredible service and food. Best authentic Italian restaurant I have ever been!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I went to La Scala for our one year anniversary together. We sure picked the right place to celebrate it. The ambiance was very to our liking and the food was fantastic. She got the Raffaello and I got the Gamberi Luana for dinner; each were tremendously delicious. The wine selection was extensive, but we had no problem finding what we wanted. A cake was given to us at the end of our meal to celebrate our year together. Willy was very courteous and helpful with our dinner tonight. I will hope to be back again soon or, at the very least, recommend it to my friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Took a recommendation for the best spot in Little Italy and couldn't have been more impressed. My father, who has been known to be fairly picky, repeatedly said it was the best Italian he'd ever had, thanked both the chef and the owner, and stopped to shake our exceptional waiter's hand on the way out. The service is prompt and conscientious (Carlos always waited for a lull in conversation to come by and check on us), the food is incredible (the grilled caesar, the pollo rafaello, and the spinach fettuccine were all standouts), and the wine list is novel length, but reasonable. Our bill for three was around $150 and that included two salads, three entrees, four beers, two glasses of wine, and two desserts. Not bad for goodbye dinner splurge. Chat with the owner if you can. She's a lovely woman and was thrilled to tell us all about her food, much of which is handmade in house. She's probably around 75, and she still makes all the cannoli cream herself. Absolutely wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My first time there. Absolutely loved it. Great food and service and had a great vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Carbonara done the _right_ way, with an egg. Penne alla vodka that has heat as you enjoy every bite.

There are very few things in life that are consistent, loyal and a go-to. This is one of those places. When we lived in Baltimore, it was a 25 minute jaunt for a special night out. As Philadelphians, it's a decent drive for an extraordinary dinner.

It's that good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Overall our experience was excellent. My only knock would be “value”, since I ordered a $30 plate of pasta with crab and shrimp, and I had two shrimp on my plate, and almost no crab meat. Service was absolutely excellent. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to have a meal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A restaurant with delicious and authentic Italian food.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, fabulous service, a perfect evening! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Nice atmosphere great food with amazing service

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food is always good. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This restaurant is well-hidden, but worth the effort to find it! We were led thru a maze of intimate dining rooms to get to our table. It felt like being invited to into the home of a large Italian family, very homey and intimate. The menu is extensive, with many excellent choices and all the dishes we selected were most delectable! The service was top-notch, and very attentive. What a wonderful dining experience! Will return every time I am in Baltimore in the future!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Actually our experience this year was not the same as past years when we have gone. We normally make it a must stop on our weekend to Baltimore for the cheer competition we attend every year. The service was awful two meals came out ice cold and very flavorless and bland. Sent back both meals never any apology for the meals or anyone even coming to the table. In years past the chef has walked around you would think of there was a problem with two meals at same table someone or something would have been addressed. Not sure we will make this a must next competition.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was not a pleasant experience. We were on a special birthday dinner. Our waiter, Antonio, took over 42 minutes to take our appetizer orders!!! So we ordered everything at once. The table next to us - 4 men- were seated 15 minutes after we were seated, were served their wine, appetizers, and dinners before we were even asked for our orders. Yes, we asked, and yes they had a different waiter.
On top of that, the restaurant sets up bins to collect the dinner plates rather than removing them to the kitchen. The waiters literally ‘dump’ them into the bins which are scattered throughout the dining areas. We were not seated right next to them but across the room. The continued clanking if dinner dishes was annoying and endless!!! Just wish them to the kitchen. Add the staff. Take more steps. Whatever!!! Stop the noise!!!!
No real meaningful apology from Antonio other than I had an 8 table - what could I do?
Would not recommend. Too noisy, bad service, not bad taste but not worth the hassle. Too many other lovely choices in little italy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, staff and free shuttle to our hotel!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were celebrating a special occasion and had a lovely table on the second floor above the indoor bocce ball court. There was a lively match going on and the party got really loud at times, hooting and hollering at several points in the game. Very startling and obnoxious during an otherwise exceptional dinner and evening. I wish the management would have intervened and requested they avoid the loud outbursts. It would have been appropriate and courteous. They could have still have had fun with their game. It seemed very out of place to have this going on at such an upscale restaurant. The food was spectacular and the service good. Overall it was an amazing meal and evening, despite that one issue.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always the best, ambiance, food, and people.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had a delicious meal while visiting Baltimore with family. The service was outstanding with great attention paid to our daughter who has celiac and requires a gluten-free diet. The food was made to order and one of the best Italian meals I’ve had in a long time.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best restaurant in town! Everything was perfect from the homemade pasta to the Espresso Martini. Fabulous service. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Exceptional dinner and service. We will definitely be back. Best Italian food in the state!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great meal. Great ambiance. We were kind of surprised that we could get a last minute reservation on a Saturday night, but we lucked out and got in. They even had a shuttle to/from our hotel, which we weren't previously that they offered.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was great. I'm a big water drinker and my glass was always full. I had veal and my husband had a fish special, both were wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful food, wine selection and service. Will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

La Scala is one of our favorites. We always go here for our birthday dinners. The food is always top notch and the staff is incredible. We get the lobster and crab pasta special every time, it’s what keeps us coming back. They also have a bocce court inside their restaurant, which is so fun before or after you eat.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

La Scala continues to be my “go to” Italian Restaurant in Baltimore. The restaurant offers a complimentary shuttle service from downtown spots making it quick and easy to get to and from La Scala. The wait staff is attentive and certainly adds to the experience. The food is great. I have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food and service. Best meal we had in Baltimore while visiting. Excellent value for quality and portion of food! Wait staff were very attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This restaurant was excellent. I loved the food and in my opinion is the best restaurant in little itlaly. I will definitely go back to this restaurant in the future. My whole family was amazed at the food. The service was good too. They got everything correct and were pretty quick. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an Italian place to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Never disappointed with the food, the service, and the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Simply one of the best in Baltimore Little Italy. A go to “staple” for people who want the best food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had an excellent experience...good from the moment we got there. Excellent appetizers, salads, and entrees. Several different "by the glass" wines were sampled, all very satisfactory. Service was fine...the only negative--which I have found at other good Italian restaurants--is the standard accompanying pasta in marinara sauce--very forgettable. But it was easy to overlook this minor annoyance by focusing on the real reason we came--excellent Italian food. A suggestion when you make reservations...try to get seated in one of the smaller rooms...the larger room where we were was fairly noisy. Again, only a minor annoyance.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is so great in every way! Interesting decor...energetic without being noisy. Great atmosphere. GREAT service. Attention to detail. Fresh ingredients. Exquisitely prepared food. A friendly chef/owner who cares about his patrons. Lovely wine, good cocktails. The Bronzino is absolutely the best fish I've ever eaten. Terrific gnocchi. And the grilled Caesar...I mean, what's not to like? A favorite, always!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great experience at La Scala. Excellent food and Celiac friendly!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Outstanding. A not to miss restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food and service were outstanding as always. Great atmosphere and great time

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service was great. Willie was outstanding as a waiter. Food was ok not bad, not the best evet

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

LOVE La Scala. Has been one of my favorite restaurants since I found it several year ago. I took my boyfriend out to celebrate our anniversary. We were there around 10:30pm which is rather later. I understood the encouragement to get our orders in quickly before the kitchen closed. Crab/shrimp Alfredo was AMAZING a always. this time the calamari was extremely, extremely salty and we wasted at least 30-40% of it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Overall great food and nice experience. Entrees were excellent and server was nice. A couple of notes: 1) Asked for a glass of the House Merlot. The house wine should be less expensive than other wines in the wine book or at least the same as the most inexpensive. It was not. 2) Antipasto for $14.95. Should have a little bit more meat for the cost. 3) Shouldn’t have seating were you dump off all the dishes. Was a little loud sitting by the curtain upstairs

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Classy place. Best in bmore

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As always, La Scala was delicious! Food was perfect, service was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I love the food and atmosphere at LaScala but they are very strict about offering substitutions for meals. We had an individual with our party that had an allergy to pasta and they would not substitute vegetables and were adamant about it. The manager came out to discuss the issue and he was not helpful or inviting. It was a weird situation. The waiter proceeded to bring pasta to the person who had the allergy after the ordeal which was very insensitive. These days people have several diet restrictions and restaurants should be accommodating. We would have paid for the substitution but once the situation was escalated and no one showed concern we were mad.

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