La Scala Italian Bistro

4.3
175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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 most weeknights & great live entertainment on weekends.
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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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Neighborhood
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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/
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Gift Card
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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175 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
54%
Very Good
29%
Good
12%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LS
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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Columbus
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Columbus
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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MI
3.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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Columbus
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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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Columbus
5.0Dined 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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KB
Columbus
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I brought a friend visiting from out of town thinking this would be old school Italian restaurant. The food was very disappointing. Bland, little flavor, like a microwaved meal. Wine list very limited and disappointing.

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KL
Miami
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right around the corner from Bridge Park, La Scala has been consistently good for almost 40 years now. Excellent service and a warm comfortable atmosphere. We eat there regularly and would recommend it to anyone looking for delicious Italian in the Dublin area.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always Great Food!

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JR
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu looks very good and my colleagues eggplant parmigiana was excellent. I had spaghetti and a meatball and the pasta was overcooked. Not terribly, but well past al dente. Had I not been overtired and in need of getting back to our hotel, I would have returned the dish. The flavors were good, the meatball was very good. The wine list was good as well.

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Columbus
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server Nikhil was very friendly and knowledgeable. We started off with the fried mozzarella on the spring menu. I wish I would’ve taken a picture because it was very good. They had half priced bottles of wine. (Wednesday night). 🙌. I had the filet mignon Medium. It was cooked perfectly. My friends had a wood fired pepperoni pizza and the fried eggplant on the appetizer section. All very good. The piano player was amazing playing all sorts of music and the atmosphere was very relaxing. We will be back.

The food was better than the pictures portray. 🙂

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Columbus
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Father's Day Dinner

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EM
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful everyone enjoyed their meal. The piano was a little loud we could not hear everyone at our table it was nice but play a little softer.💕

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Columbus
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Billed as a location for a romantic dinner it was anything but that. The food was good but the waiter really rushed us the entire evening. As soon as the appetizer arrived the dinner was delivered before we were half way through the appetizer!!!

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WB
Columbus
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had company from North Carolina and they joined us at La Scala. They loved the food as much as we did. The waitress did a great job but I think she was assigned too many tables at one time.

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Cleveland
3.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was so-so, thrown together quickly. I do not like condensation or water under my pasta as this is a sign of an inability to bring sauce and macaroni together to find a whole - needs to be addressed for a restaurant touting themselves as Italian!

Service was very good!

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Columbus
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The waiter wasn’t very attentive and didn’t know anything about the wine menu. He was courteous and the service was quick, almost too quick. The food was really good.

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Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t be fooled by all the flashy new restaurants in Dublin , this place has been a mainstay for years and is still a great option for dinner , good food and prices .... half price bottles of wine on sundays help too

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CB
Columbus
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience -- our waiter, Morgan, did an incredible job. The food was delicious and Morgan made sure that we had whatever we needed to enjoy our meal.

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JJ
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're regulars, and we rediscovered this place after many years. We sit at the bar, to enjoy the company of the staff as well as other regulars and newbies. They know my cocktail order by heart and its a well made perfect gin martini. Great food, pasta, and woodfired pizzas. Nice comfortable vibe.

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Columbus
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been to LaScala for some time. As always food and service was exceptional. We will be back again soon.

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SJ
1.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our experience was awful as soon as we walked in the door.

Hostest looked awful, poorly dressed, rude.

Server was not very good, lighting for our table was too bright.

Food was awful.

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Columbus
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service, food and ambiance were great. Enjoyed the piano player as well

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DD
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. The Street Players were great, too!

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DS
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great 40 years Benny and my family go way back. Keep it up Love FatTony..

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end the best dining experience I have had in Dublin. Robbert was our waiter and he really made our night special. I highly recommend checking it out.

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Columbus
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

WE had a group of 7 and they easily accommodated us. Separate checks were no problem. There were lots of options as far as price and amount of food and it was a nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked into La Scala we were greeted by a sm

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JB
Columbus
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 11 went to LaScala to celebrate my sister's birthday. The restaurant was able to accommodate our huge group/last-minute reservations without any issues. Our server was amazing - she didn't bat an eye at my noisy crew;). The food was also fantastic. I have a huge family and I think we're going to make LaScala our spot for special occasions!

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Columbus
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. It was outstanding. The homemade manicotti the homemade sausage and peppers made my mouth water then to top it off they had beef tenderloin which has to be my favorite meal of all time once again Lascala out did them self’s

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TB
Columbus
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Five of us had dinner on Mother’s Day, a very busy night for the restaurant. Things were a bit hectic/hurried, but the food was good. We’ll probably try La Scala again on a less busy night.

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Columbus
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Bathrooms were out of order. A problem when you have someone who has to go to the bathroom. Had to take my daughter to Wendy’s down the street so she could go to the bathroom.
Timing on the food was off. Got our salad and a few minutes later our entrees were ready.

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Detroit
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

Bathroom were not working for 1 hours 😬
If we did not have business guest would have left!

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AK
Columbus
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great as always however, none of the restrooms were in working.

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KC
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We were seated right away for our reservations, but the service was slow. Servers were nice, but understaffed. Food was fair, but my salad was warm and soggy and that spoiled the whole meal. All the bathrooms in the restaurant were out of order, so due to the extra time we had to wait, my wife had to leave the restaurant to take our children to a fast food joint down the street to use the restrooms. We were looking for a nice Mothers Day dinner, but La Scala really missed the mark with that.

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l
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We made reservations for an early Mother's Day dinner for 4:30pm. We checked in 15 minutes early; they they said they had to get our table ready. Unfortunately, they then forgot about us. Then once we sat down, we were immediately given glasses of water; 2 out of 8 were dirty. Dirty meaning the glass still had lipstick marks around the rim and literal food particles in them. It appeared as if we were given two water glasses from the table of someone else. Unfortunately this was not noticed until someone in our party took a drink and she could taste the lipstick. We immediately told the waitress and she went to get us new glasses. She didn't seem very apologetic considering my sister-n-law just drank after someone else at the mistake of an employee. The bus boy then came over and offered an apology and said that the kitchen was very hectic. If it had been me tasting someone else's lipstick I would have immediately lost my appetite. We have eaten at this restaurant many times as it is my mother-n-law's favorite place to eat. I do believe that they were probably under staffed or just too busy. But I am very disappointed by the way our situation was handled. I believe the waitress should have offered my sister-n-law either a free meal or dessert or at the very least sent the manager over.

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Columbus
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My Aunt found some type of plastic in her food, we told server and told her it was from the cheese on her pasta. He did bring her a new meal, but no apology and I would have thought the manager would have at least come over and checked on us. She didn’t see the plastic until it was in her mouth and she pulled it out. I’m just glad she did not choke on it !

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