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La Scala Italian Bistro - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
636 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

A family owned Dublin icon that few people in the Columbus area have not had the pleasure of dining in whether it be in the classic dining room or in one of the beautiful banquet rooms. Known for delicious Italian food as well as an experienced wait and bar staff that provides stellar service that combines with the ambiance and decor to give guests a superior dining experience. The current owners, the Lalli family , came from the same home town in Italy, Cerreto Di Vastogirardi as the original owner, Benny Ciotola, so the food is steeped in true Italian heritage. Over its illustrious history many celebrities such as Bob Hope, Danny Glover, Ahmad Rashad, Anthony Quinn, Tommy Lasorda, Bon Jovi as well as many of OSU’s coaches and players have enjoyed dining at LaScala. Come, enjoy and become part of our celebrated history! With live piano Wednesday, Thursday , Friday and Saturday.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 889-9431 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Gutierrez

  • Catering

    All LaScala off-site catering events also require a $500 delivery charge. This fee incorporates our set-up and tear-down costs, as well as the use of our table linens, napkins, silverware, china, and water glasses. In addition, we will also provide cake-cutting service, gift table set up, head table set up, and escort card table set up.

  • Neighborhood

    Dublin

  • Cross street

    West Dublin-Granville Rd

  • Parking details

    Lighted Parking for upto 260 guests.

  • Entertainment

    http://www.lascalaitalianbistro.com/live-music/

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 636 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. AB

    AllisonB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is so sad that this amazing restaurant will be closing. We will miss the amazing ambience, delicious food, and great piano player!
  2. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious just like it always is!! Service was awesome and we really enjoyed the piano man!!!
  3. GC

    GalfromCMH

    Columbus

    46 reviews

    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I went to La Scala one last time hoping that I would enjoy it as much as all my previous visits. However, this was the WORST visit I ever had. We invited two others and our waiter seemed like he was very indifferent about being there--almost irritated. My husband ordered a salad. He didn't bring it. My husband got his main meal, and reminded the waiter that he had ordered a salad. The waiter said he would bring it and take it off the bill. It was NOT taken off the bill. I got my food and had Chicken Parm with Alfredo. The noodles were not even warm. I had asked for some extra sauce, which I had poured on my meal, so I asked the waiter to heat my meal up in the microwave. He brought a whole new meal, which got rid of the sauce that I had wanted... and the noodles were again COLD. So this time, I told the waiter and he heated it up in the microwave. It took forever to get any refills. Gosh, I REALLY wanted this to be a great experience because I absolutely LOVE La Scala. It certainly left me wishing I had not gone back for a last experience because I would have rather remembered all of the wonderful times there. The waiter was taking so long to do anything we just paid the bill as it was and didn't say anything about the salad. We spent $150 on dinner... and wish we had gone to Chick-Fil-A instead. SOOOO disappointing!
  4. SM

    SMKDublin

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LaScala has always been an outstanding restaurant. Sad to see that COVID has claimed another family owned/operated business. Food was always great, atmosphere very comfortable and enjoyable. Will miss the weekend evening with the piano player and the wonderful staff. Good luck to one & all!
  5. LH

    LauraH

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad to see this restaurant close. We decided to have one last dinner. It was amazing as usual.
  6. BW

    BarbW

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! From the service to the food. We'll miss you La Scala!
  7. MP

    MaryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! So sad to see this place is closing it will truest be missed. I hope the pine nut crusted grouper moves to the other restaurant owned by this family.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately, LaSacala is closing it’s doors. This was our last wonderful meal there.
  9. HC

    HeatherC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Fast service. Great options.
  10. TC

    TomC

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall very good...😊
  11. JV

    JerryV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You missed your chance. This is the last week. If you are able to get a last reservation, take it. You will not regret.
  12. KA

    KARLAK

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    disappointing. Food was good but service was not good at all
  13. d

    dars

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    So sad LaScala is closing! Lots of memories at the restaurant! The restaurant had every table full and a big party over in the corner, so patrons are getting in their meals at the restaurant.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will miss la scala.
  15. BJ

    BillJ

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience but nostalgic and very sad 😢 to see LaScala close.
  16. JS

    JennaS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We are sad they are closing
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last ever visit.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding. The bread was outstanding. The food was great.
  19. JR

    JackieR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time customer. Had to try the place out before it closes at the end of this month. I can see why it’s such a loved place by all. Truly sad to see it go. Beautiful layout, lovely auro with a live pianist, delicious food and drinks, good staff.
  20. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Our greeter was awesome. Servers were ok. We were seated next to the piano. When she played my brother couldn't hear. I was disappointed in my chicken marsala! Could not taste the marsala at all! My salad selection was delicious.
  21. R

    Ramone

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love La Scala and are sorry to see it close October 31, 2020. We've been going there since it opened in 1972. They've hosted many events for my wife and I including her high school graduation celebration, my parents surprise 50th anniversary and my retirement/60th birthday. We were very close with all of their owners & staff. We will miss them dearly!
  22. SS

    ShannonS

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, we wanted to have dinner before they close . Very sad
  23. F

    Foxy

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Sorry to see them close. Glad to know that the tradition will continue at Vittoria.
  24. RC

    RicC

    Columbus

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food as expected. No social distancing at the bar and dining room. Scary.
  25. KE

    KathyE

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the evening very much! Very sad to see they will be closing at th3 end of the month!
  26. NP

    NaleneP

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was wonderful and we had a great time! So sorry that this restaurant is closing!
  27. LH

    LanceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm so glad we obtained an opportunity to visit before closing. Thank you La Scala!
  28. KK

    KellyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Scala never disappoints! I am beyond sad about the loss of the owner and now this wonderful restaurant and party venue. We have marked many milestones celebrating at La Scala and will miss it.
  29. J

    John

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss La Scala Italian Bistro. Thanks for being part of the community.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the restaurant!
  31. PD

    PhilipD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a great place for a wonderful date night. The food is amazing and the music and atmosphere is great
  32. NW

    NicoleW

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its unfortunate they are going out of business. We had wonderful fun and service.
  33. S

    Susan

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at 5pm with a friend. As always, superlative experience in all respects. It's heartbreaking that this icon of nearly 50 years will be lost due to COVID-19 (cancellation of wedding and other events that comprised the greater part of the business).
  34. F

    Foodie11

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. Love the piano player!
  35. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always delicious! Curtis and I love La Scala! Planning to go again next week. We grew up eating at La Scala and are sad to see it go.
  36. a

    ajoel

    Greensboro

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Service is excellent. Its a shame this place is closing down. :(
  37. DL

    DonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LaScala has always been our go to restaurant. We have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries there, along with New Year's Eve. We love the ambiance and all who work there. So sorry they are closing but totally understand the reasoning behind it! We will see you all at Vittorias!
  38. CM

    CMac

    Columbus

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good last meal at LaScala - sorry to see it close, but have had great memories there.
  39. L

    Lab0311

    Columbus

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Zero social distancing so if you have any concerns, be aware. All tables were seated with guests on a busy Sunday night for dinner. Masks were required and worn by all patrons when not dining. Extremely great service. Lasagna and chicken parm were big hits at our table. Sorry to hear they will be closing at end of October. 2020 has been a rough year.
  40. DB

    DeanaB

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been wanting to go and finally made the time, it was so worth it!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Scala Italian Bistro - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 889-9431 ext. 1.

La Scala Italian Bistro - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 636 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Dublin-Granville Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Dublin

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Lighted Parking for upto 260 guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Gutierrez

  • Entertainment

    http://www.lascalaitalianbistro.com/live-music/

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 889-9431 ext. 1

  • Catering

    All LaScala off-site catering events also require a $500 delivery charge. This fee incorporates our set-up and tear-down costs, as well as the use of our table linens, napkins, silverware, china, and water glasses. In addition, we will also provide cake-cutting service, gift table set up, head table set up, and escort card table set up.

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