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La Scala - Los Altos, Los Altos, CA

La Scala - Los Altos

4.6
4.6
134 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come and enjoy the taste of the authentic italian food experienced at the distinctly appointed with Angelic & Lion Head flowing fountains & Italian hand-painted mosaic tile tables.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 917-0300

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Massimo Aversano

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What 134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Peninsula

    Kid Friendly

  • Peninsula

    Good for Groups

  • Peninsula

    Italian

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  1. SF

    ShirleyF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner on a Saturday night. Restaurant was quiet, staff was very friendly, and food was delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our fourth visit! We were a party of ten, just a family gathering. We arrived and our table was all set outside on their patio. The service was prompt and impeccable! Our server said it was his first day, you would never know. He’s definitely a keeper! Our food was perfect, I ordered the capellini with prawns. So good, I have had it four times and every time it has been delicious, cooked al dente and seasoned beautifully, which is not easy to do when you have so many people to cook for. My compliments to their chef! The owner is very gracious and friendly. Best of all, the food is delicious, haven’t had a bad one yet! My husband had the squid ink pasta which was excellent! The kids had pizza and loved it. The lasagna was another favorite and it has been ordered more than once. Great appetizers, the antipasto plate was a great combo of delicious charcuterie and bruschetta. The calamari was crisp and tender with a creamy tomato sauce on the side. The beet salad and mista salad fresh and tasty. This place has become one of our favorites in Los Altos!
  3. TG

    ThomasG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been back to La Scala many times and it is our favorite Italian restaurant. The food is always fantastic and the staff is super nice. Every time we go, we leave super happy and are looking forward to our next visit.
  4. v

    violee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a guest there last night, and are taking him there tonight.
  5. NJ

    NazamJ

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Definitely a nice gem in Los Altos - great food and outstanding service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Really great hidden gem. Would recommend to anyone that loves authentic Italian food.
  7. RG

    RickG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great little Italian spot with fun menu--being Italian I appreciated the little things included on the menu. Food delicious. Casual place to dine with personable server(s). I will go back.
  8. SH

    SaraH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This definitely is the go to place for me when I for sure want a great dinner.
  9. N

    erinN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place, very old italian but food was wonderful. Will be back and highly recommend.
  10. BM

    BeMe

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and delicious food! We will definitely come again!
  11. KC

    KarenC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed La Scala tremendously, sitting outside, the food and service were both excellent!
  12. MF

    ModeratelyFine

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely all around. Can’t wait to to go back.
  13. PB

    PaulB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly place. Great food. It's a family favorite
  14. h

    hungergames

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We hadn't been to La Scala for several years. The cottage-like setting and service were comforting. We had a good salad that the server split among us. The wine list, though limited, had some good options at reasonable prices. The pasta was not overdone; however, the flavors were, for all the pasta dishes our party of four ordered, bland and forgettable.
  15. HM

    HeidiM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large party after high school graduation. They were very accommodating and didn't rush us through dinner. Everyone was happy with their dinner and had a wonderful evening!
  16. I

    Izzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous cuisine, friendly staff & quiet atmosphere
  17. s

    sjfoodwine

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice restaurant with delicious food and great service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious and super fun dinner. Service was fantastic and our meals were so tasty. Can’t wait to go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Service was superb. Outside area had live music and fun energy. Inside was quieter in a warm environment. Could pick which you prefer. Food was spectacular. Service was great. Will definitely be back
  20. RW

    RoyW

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the petrale sole special of the day, and it was absolutely fabulous. Really delicious.
  21. t

    tulips2u

    San Francisco

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    In general, the food was tasty. However My dinner had a rather poor start: I'd ordered a vegetarian pasta dish. (I have not eaten any meat in over 35 years.) The server brought our entrees. I was hungry, saw the eggplant & pasta and quickly took a big bite. Holy cow! There was 'some kind' of meat in there and I was chewing on it. To her credit, our server realized her error and came over to make an exchange. Unfortunately, for me, it was too late. The beet salad was REALLY good. But we tried two of the interesting-sounding (expensive) cocktails; they were gorgeous to look at but disappointing to drink. Very mediocre and no distinct flavor.
  22. MI

    MichaelI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leisurely dinner for four was outstanding! Service, ambiance, and food all exceeded my expectations - we will definitely be back.
  23. SH

    ScottH

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    What to say…old school Italian. Nothing special. Needs some TLC
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As out-of-towners we went here based on other reviews. The food was excellent. We all had pasta dishes and they were all very tasty. We sat outside. Service was excellent. See you again next time we’re in town.
  25. ET

    ElaineT

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food.
  26. S

    Simbasmom

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had gamberoni (shrimp) appetizer and a sea bass special. The fish was flavorful and very fresh. I stuck to low carb, asking for veggies on the side instead of the quinoa that was offered, which was accommodated with no issues. My companions raved about the lasagna and they enjoyed an awesome tiramisu. I love the ambiance inside as well.
  27. WL

    WineLover

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed when we come to La Scala for dinner. The food, service and ambiance is always fabulous! Thank you for providing such a welcoming spot for my brother, who lives in Los Gatos and I who live on the Peninsula to meet. We’ll definitely be back!’
  28. JL

    JamesLosAltos

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From a large menu with great variety, we chose the penne and veal. On Easter Sunday the food was exceptional and served promptly. We understand that the restaurant building is scheduled to be razed for a housing project. We intend to visit a number of times before that happens
  29. PB

    PatB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is great. Also a great value and great Italian food.
  30. DH

    DebbieH

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with super nice service. Can't wait to go back.
  31. S

    Sharon

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the spinach salad, strozzapreti and petrale sole (daily special) - all excellent. Finished with spumoni and a cappucino. Excellent meal!
  32. DJ

    DanJ84

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great Italian vibe, almost like we were there, live band I believe first Friday of each month, we danced, we will be going again and taking friends, wonderful, polite, knowledgeable Spanish waitress, heaters if it gets cold
  33. S

    Sharon

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Spinach salad was delicious, as was lasagne and spaghetti vongole. Enjoyed our desserts as well, tiramisu and spumoni - excellent!
  34. CA

    CleanAirGal

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time here and we really liked our meals. My husband had the mushroom ravioli in a gorgonzola sauce. We shared the bread salad. I had the gluten-free pasta (made with lentils) with eggplant, herbs, cherry tomatoes and fresh ricotta in a tomato sauce. I enjoyed a French martini as well. Ww ate early so it was pretty quiet. We’d dine here again.
  35. WL

    WineLover

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding! It’s my family’s favorite place to go to!
  36. LA

    LAH13

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wine room is the preferred location to escape the noise. Tables in front of the bar is the second best. Otherwise, dinner conversation is difficult. Food and service are excellent.
  37. s

    stevec

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    everything went well at La Scala, the eggplant park was a little heavy on cheese, not as much eggplant (not a big deal) but otherwise all meals, etc. were great. very pleasant service.
  38. PM

    PadmajaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience for the Valentine’s eve. The service was awesome , and so was food .
  39. VD

    VeggieDiner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined on Valentine's Day and sat inside. The place was decorated for Valentine's Day which was really nice. Our food was very good. They have great bread! Even though they were very busy, the service was great, very attentive. There were 4 of us and we all had salads, entrees, and dessert. Everyone enjoyed their food. They have a number of vegetarian options which is great for me. Overall, it was a great experience.
  40. JK

    JKMTL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service were amazing. Will visit again soon.

FAQs

La Scala - Los Altos is rated 4.6 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for La Scala - Los Altos

376 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Los Altos

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Executive chef

    Massimo Aversano

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