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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers, Soups & Salads

  • Garlic Bread$4.50

    • Garlic Bread with Cheese$5.00

      • LaScala Garlic Bread$5.50

        With cheese and tomatoes

        • Antipasto$14.00

          Prosciutto, salami, tuna, anchovies, eggplant caponata &white bean hummus

          • Shrimp Cocktail$12.00

            Four large gulf shrimp, served with cocktail sauce

            • Italian Wedding Zuppa

              • Cup$3.75
              • Bowl$4.75
            • Zuppa Del Giorno (of the day)

              • Cup$3.75
              • Bowl$4.75
            • Bistro Salad$10.00

              Mixed lettuce tossed with pine nuts, gorgonzola & balsamic vinaigrette, topped with pancetta

              • LaScala Salad$12.00

                Mixed lettuce tossed with Italian dressing, topped with tuna, diced gulf shrimp, marinated mushrooms and peppers, gorgonzola, diced tomatoes & black olives

                • Caesar Salad$11.00

                  Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our own croutons & homemade dressing

                  • The Opera Salad$11.00

                    An orchestration of mixed greens with sun-dried cranberries, caramelized pecans & gorgonzola cheese, tossed in a champagne vinaigrette

                    Entrees

                    • Lasagna Neapolitan$11.00

                      • Ravioli with Meatball$11.00

                        • Spaghetti with Meatball or Mushrooms$10.00

                          • Fettuccine Alfredo$10.00

                            • Cajun Chicken Pasta$14.95

                              Tenderloins of chicken sautéed with onions, mushrooms & Madeira wine in a Cajun cream sauce, served over angel hair pasta

                              • Eggplant Parmigiana$12.00

                                Sliced eggplant layered with provolone, parmesan cheese & tomatoes, baked in our homemade red sauce

                                • Veal Parmigiana$15.00

                                  Breaded veal topped with tomato sauce & provolone, served over spaghetti

                                  • Chicken Picatta$16.00

                                    Boneless chicken breasts sautéed in butter, mushrooms, lemon & white wine, served with fettuccine Alfredo

                                    Sandwiches

                                    All sandwiches served with parmigiana potatoes

                                    • Crabcake-Stuffed Portabella$12.00

                                      With lettuce, tomato & basil aioli

                                      • Tuscan Chicken$11.00

                                        With pancetta, lettuce, tomato, Fontina & basil aioli

                                        • Caprese Chicken$11.00

                                          Topped with fresh mozzarella, basil, and a balsamic reduction

                                          • Pancetta Burger$11.00

                                            With Pancetta, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & basil aioli

                                            • Bistro Burger$11.00

                                              With grilled onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, Fontina cheese & basil aioli

                                              • Italian Sub$11.00

                                                With capicola, salami, pepperoni, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato, provolone & Italian dressing

                                                • Grilled Sausage Sub$11.00

                                                  Homemade sausage, sautéed peppers, onions, mushrooms & provolone

                                                  • Meatball Sub$11.00

                                                    Served on a garlic loaf with red sauce & provolone cheese

                                                    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

                                                    NoiseModerate

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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

                                                      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

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      17 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

                                                      19 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      19 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

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      8 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

                                                      43 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      43 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

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      7 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

                                                      41 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      41 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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