La Scala Italian Bistro

4.4
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Located in Dublin, Ohio, La Scala has been an icon in the Columbus area since 1972 and has grown to become both a fine dining restaurant as well as a premier banquet & wedding reception venue. After a complete renovation, the bistro dining room, martini lounge and reception rooms all have a new & modern distinctive style. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with live piano Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday and Saturday.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(614) 889-9431
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
William Lalli
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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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Cross street
West Dublin-Granville Rd
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Parking details
parking for 260 lighted
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Entertainment
http://www.lascalaitalianbistro.com/live-music/
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

LaScala Italian Bistro, a Central Ohio icon since 1972, is both a respected fine-dining establishment as well as a premier banquet and reception facility. We can accommodate private parties for groups of 20 to 400.

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What 208 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter!

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S
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Varied menu of traditional Italian favorites. Casual ambiance. Great service with moderate pricing

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've heard many good things about La Scala but I've never actually been. I corrected this by reserving a table for myself and my girlfriend.

The menu was so full of delicious sounding options! We ended up getting the garlic bread with cheese and Italian wedding soup to start. We enjoyed both but to me the garlic bread with cheese was amazing.

For the main course, I ordered pasta vesuvio, a creamy spicy sauce on penne pasta with house made Italian sausage crumbles. The spice was too much for my girlfriend but it was good for me. Just be careful if you're not much for spice.

My girlfriend ordered the chicken Bella Vista. We both loved this chicken with white wine cream sauce!

We also had a bottle of Canyon Road Moscato that was great.

Our waiter was also very helpful, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor.

Overall a great experience at a beautiful restaurant. We're already planning to go back for lunch soon to try the pizza

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G
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice to dine in quiet restaurant for a welcome change.

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DR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant was almost empty on early Sunday evening. Service was efficient but they brought me the wrong dish. They were quick about replacing it.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Dublin. Great food and excellent service. You have to go in on Tuesday and sit with rob at the bar for happy hour and order the 8$ cheese lasagna special!!!

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S
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at La Scala but it won't be our last! Our waitress, Allison, was excellent and the food was delicious! We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends. Really worth the drive!

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Ian, the best server in Columbus! Food was great, service was impeccable. We love coming here and bringing friends and family who haven't visited this restaurant.

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DN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Friends in from out of town, 4 dinners, nothing was outstanding except the hot bread was great, as was the service. I had the shrimp and scallops dish. Everything was ala carte, soup was just ok. Very pricey for the quality. Also the large bucket near us catching water from the roof leak did nothing for the atmosphere. We have not been there for awhile & will not go back again with guests from out of town it was embarrassing.

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AP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressed with the wonderful food and outstanding staff.

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PG
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my birthday meal with Jerry the piano player, wonderful food, great ambiance, and good service. You can't go wrong with La Scala!

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VA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Service was the only thing that was good. The food reminded me of bad country club food from my childhood. Everything was very salty, loaded with different cream sauces even when they were in a red sauce.
We felt like it was a very unhealthy meal.

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LN
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Morgan was our server and did a fantastic job. He’s the best. Food was wonderful with large portions (always have some to take home and enjoy)

Great gem in Dublin!

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a going away dinner for 5 and everything was wonderful! Our server nikhil was attentive and knowledgeable. Had the veal parmigiana and it was absolutely Devine!! The piano was a very charming touch. Would recommend highly for any type of event

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FL
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on menu. My italian entree was excellent and very authentic.

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to LaScala on West Dublin-Granville Road to celebrate our 43rd Wedding Anniversary and our Brother-In-Law's Birthday. We have gone to this location before.

Our Server was Megan H (346) and she did an outstanding job from the beginning of getting our drinks to the final "free" BDAY dessert, which was a pleasant surprise (not too many restaurants do anything anymore)!!

She was friendly, very attentive to us not wanting to be "rushed", and always ready to do whatever it took to make us happy. What a nice encounter in sometimes a hurried environment, where all that matters is to take an order and get the customer out of the restaurant for another customer!!

We also told the Manager of the La Scala on West Dublin-Granville Road about Megan as we left, so he was also aware of her outstanding job.

What a wonderful experience. We will definitely go back and if possible ask for Megan again.

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M
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My wife and I first visited La Scala in 1997 shortly after relocating here in Columbus. We were very let down. The white wine initially served to us was warm and the pasta was over cooked. We then found other Italian restaurants that we liked and didn't return to La Scala until a few days ago. This time the white wine was properly chilled, the service was very good, the pianist was capable, but the pasta still wasn't al dente. We are unlikely to return.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and loved it. The atmosphere, service, and food was on point.

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R
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! My second visit! I'll be back!!!

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d
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated promptly—-next to a party of 14 who were so loud the place was vibrating!! We
Asked to be moved immediately and we were. Still were able to hear the very loud party, however
It was an improvement.

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MZ
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I dined with our son and his wife and our 6 month-old grandson. It was our grandson's first restaurant visit and he did great-even fell asleep during our dinner, despite the noise level which was loud. The salads were fresh and we enjoyed our entrees too. The wait staff were pleasant and helpful to all our needs. Overall, a nice choice for Italian comfort food.

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SS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

La Scala never seems to disappoint. Hands down, my favorite restaurant in Columbus. The live piano music and beautiful interior create the perfect ambiance for a date night or special occasion.

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C
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The live music- pianist was absolutely wonderful adding to the ambiance! We were able to talk while listening to music. Waiter was terrific We had a large group and kept drinks flowing He didn’t hurry us to order.

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CB
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience celebrating a birthday. Staff was extremely friendly and professional. Highly recommend this dining venue.

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved this place for a date night! We had really great service and it was quiet and romantic and comfortable. The bruschetta was great and so was our food! We bought a bottle of sparkling wine, which was reasonably priced. Overall a very nice experience :)

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BK
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had to send the food back because it wasn’t hot. We both had pasta and in spite of the fact that they were different dishes, they basically tasted the same. Mediocre at best. The house salad is the best thing on the menu.

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Serve was very timid hard to understand my guess was he was just hired .

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OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Went for my bday not one mention... fruit di
mar... all pasta. Huge bowl w 2 shrimp 2 scallops and 2 baby clans... sad the waiter tried but he wasn’t well trained... didn’t even want to stay for dessert.. it was that disappointing. Didn’t even want the leftovers... never again.. was more impressed with Olive Garden and I don’t particularly care for that. Either..

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite and our server Nikhil was an absolute pleasure! One of the best experiences I've had dining out in a while! Will definitely be recommending this restaurant to friends.

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m
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Spaghetti Sauce was not to their usual quality. Watery and bland. Salad was great...terrific dressing. I knocked over my wine glass and broke it. The host indicated he would bring me a new glass of wine but never did. I had to ask the waitress to remove the wine from my bill (only had one sip).

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grace was a fantastic server! She made great recommendations and knew her stuff about the menu! We had a wonderful dinner.
We had dinner after the 100 Women that Care meeting hosted in the ballroom which was wonderful and it was great of La Scala to give that ballroom to our group for free! We appreciate it so much!
This is a wonderful organization of women doing great things for some or our local charitable organizations.
We will return! Hopefully after the next 100 Women that Care meeting!
Again, Grace was a delight!

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good was very good. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Just a bit pricey.

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here and it was wonderful. Our server was attentive and food was hot.

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a
Columbus
71 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid Italian restaurant. Portions are very large. Very little for vegetarians.

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MI
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was wonderful however, our server (Justin T) had a bad and unfriendly attitude.

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BS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't know why we don't come here more often! This is a wonderful place with great food, atmosphere and service.

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l
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wild Mushroom Risotto is wonderful! Loaded with mushrooms and veggies. Ravioli good but meatball served with it wasn't as large as we thought it would be. Wine over priced. Italian selection might have been better value but we aren't as familiar with those. Service was very good and they honored our seating preferences. Definitely would return. Enjoyed piano playing but it was quite loud until restaurant filled up. Liked selection played.

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RE
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We received the table as requested, near the piano, and enjoyed the music very much. Food was good and service excellent.

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NH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for authentic Italian food! Great atmosphere, piano music, pleasant staff.

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OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crust of the peach cobbler was very salty. Otherwise, everyone enjoyed their meals. Best eggplant parmagiana ever.

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