La Scala - Baltimore

4.7
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3106 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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About

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.
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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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Chris Allison : (410) 783-9209
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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. Please call the restaurant to make reservations.
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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.
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
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JP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in Little Italy. Food is outstanding and staff is always professional and attentive. Don't leave without an Espresso Martini!!!

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! You can tell he had been there a very long time, and had expertise. The food was very good, a lot of vegetarian options which sometimes makes dining difficult with my daughters, so a very pleasant surprise. The grilled Caesar special was delicious.

k
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Little Italy in a number of years. Loved the atmosphere and enjoyed dinner with my family. Antonio was a wonderful waiter and enjoyed all of his recommendations. Will definitely come back another time.

GG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus Appetiser - Delicious as was dinner. Our server was fantastic. Could be our favorite Italian Restaurant in B-More.

BM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited La Scala on a weekday and I cannot say enough good things about the entire evening. The server, Delia, was absolutely wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the wines and foods. The grilled Caesar salad was incredible. Both veal dishes we had were equally excellent. Delia was entertaining but never obtrusive. I never felt rushed or crowded but always attended to. I would recommend La Scala to everyone. Little Italy is such a nice section of Baltimore.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great date night at La Scala on Saturday. Our table was ready for us when we arrived, and the service was up-to-par. Never had our water glasses empty. The food had great flavors and good portion sizes. Can't wait to return

C
New England
67 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming to Baltimore for years. So sorry it took me so long to find this gem. Excellent homemade food! Will put it on a must stop!

D
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went with a group of 6 for a Birthday celebration. Nice touch they came out with tiramisu with candles. The swordfish special was out of this world, cooked to perfection, all other meals were fantastic. Of course the stringbeans were soooo good and well as the grilled Ceasar salad.

V
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome vegan menu. I hope they continue to carry vegan options.

IT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during MD Vegan week. Everything was wonderful! I hope the vegan pasta remains as an option because I could eat a big bowl of just that.

P
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely old style Italian restaurant, seems to be family run judging by the variety of people who came by our table to ask how we were enjoying our meal, which was delicious. Very close to inner harbor. I highly recommend.

a
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nino was a delight to meet as was his mother. Such a wonderful family feeling you get with the staff.

WS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous traditional Italian cuisine with a great atmosphere. I am headed back with each visit to Baltimore.

S
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I organized a dinner at La Scala for a group of 15, which was higher from the original amount reserved and La Scala was very accommodating. Everyone in the group loved the venue and the service provided by Carlos was excellent. The best part of the evening was the food, which was delicious! I’d definitely book a large group here again. One tip... we had a person in the group who walks assisted by a walker and unbeknownst to me, our table was reserved on the second floor. The only way to access it was going up a flight of stairs. It was very difficult for that person, but with perseverance he was able to get to the table and enjoyed the event.

TC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were delicious!! Everything tastes so fresh and I love the food choice! They easily agreed to substitute an ingredient in my pasta and I appreciated that.

j
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always some the of the best Italian food in the Baltimore area. Along with exceptional service.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time had by all. Great food, service and atmosphere.

LL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Vegan Week menu was creative and fantastic. We loved everything about the dinner and La Scala. We’ll be back soon. We hope to see more vegan friendly items on the menu!

MD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where else can a family gather for great food overlooking fun entertainment for kids and adults alike (bocce court)? The service is excellent, a parking garage is just around the corner, the food was excellent and the decor is warm and inviting. What more could you ask for?

MG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing service !! Description of menu by waiter was truly delivered with enthusiasm . Food top notch and will be back .

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a side table upstairs and it was a bit noisy with various merriment going on but not so much that we could not have a conversation. Food was great! Fig & pancetta special appetizer could have offered some more taste but still nice. Grilled Caesar was good as were the special breads. My husband loved the veal & shrimp Baltimore. Shrimp & crab fettuccine Alfredo and our daughter loved the gnocchi.

J
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently fabulous. Can’t beat their service and food. Love this place!!! Thanks Nino!!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliziosa!

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D
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a fantastic experience. Food, staff, and ambiance.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in Little Italy. Had branzino which was cook perfectly.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gamberi with shrimp & sausage in red sauce was exceptional Great service!

RE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

AF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is carefully prepared. Expect heavier dishes, rather than a lighter, more modern fare. Service was attentive and friendly.

LW
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double birthday celebration with far away friends. Perfect in every way! Balcony seating was perfect. Waiter ( Antonio?) was excellent - interactive, friendly, kind, attentive but not overbearing. We all loved our meals and the house wines were wonderful!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

MM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall impressed but very expensive. I came here with my parents and my boyfriend. I expect to pay top dollar at an Italian restaurant, and the restaurant delivered on a very large dinner portion. However, the cheese plate was underwhelming with 8 tiny slices of cheese for 4 people. I wouldn’t get that again but otherwise very good!

AW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous find for us during our brief trip to Baltimore. Food and Service were second to none! Love the atmosphere and best of all we received a complimentary pickup at our hotel.

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate at La Scala and felt very well taken care of by the waitstaff. We really enjoyed the food, very authentic old school Italian with a very large menu and a lot of specials as well. The ambience was nice - the restaurant was clean and the decor was relaxing. There's a bocce ball court in the restaurant as well!

CB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple elegance. Great service, great Chef. Went with a group of 10, service went without a hitch. In and out in 2 hours.

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

We are in Baltimore for a family trip which we’ve been planning for a while. Part of that planning was finding where we would eat our first night. We researched Italian restaurants in Baltimore and LaScala just seemed the right place for us.

As soon as we stepped inside we felt we’d made the right decision. We walked upstairs and through rooms full of happy diners on our way to our table fo 10. We all ordered different things and shared our meals. The food was just amazing. What a wonderful experience!

Thank you LaScala!

GE
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service!

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

Super service with very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. All the food was delicious.

JU
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date, food was high quality, wine selection was extensive. They have solid cocktails and many great dishes on the menu. Everything we tasted was on point. Indoor bocci courts in the bar downstairs were a charming touch.

BA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our out of town guests loved everything from the old world charm, attentive and personable service, and wonderful wine and dinner. The four of us had great variety—bronzino, veal chop, traditional (yet far from ordinary) homemade pasta, grilled Caesar, and anti pasta. Although they have an extensive wine list, their house wines are delicious.

JS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great ambiance, terrific waitress...Delia.

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