LaScala Ristorante

4.6
411 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We offer regional Italian fare accompanied by a carefully curated wine list in a lovingly restored turn-of-the-century mansion in historic Savannah, Georgia. Service is offered 5pm-10pm, Monday-Saturday, and closed Sunday.
This charming, spacious property boasts six dining rooms, a second floor chapel, basement wine cellar, and three outdoor dining/event spaces.

** Currently we are operating on a Tuesday - Saturday schedule until further notice. Please be advised.
** To make reservations after 9PM please call the restaurant

phone: 912.238.3100
119 East 37th Street • Savannah, GA 31401
email: info@lascalasavannah.com • web: www.lascalasavannah.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 411 people are saying
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4.6
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vipAsti
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing property from a historical standpoint including renovation, with a relaxing atmosphere throughout. Very busy evening and in between menus, a new one being launched the following week. Good Italian food and homemade desserts.

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sundial03
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the selections from the new executive chef. Very inventive and great flavor combinations.

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vipDavidP
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and food. Highly recommend. Olivia was an outstanding waitress

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DKA50
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We sat outside the weather was pleasant but the car noise at times was loud.
Our waitress was extremely slow and made many excuses for the slow service...not what patrons want to hear. She was dismissive towards us, unacceptable. I believe her name was Kristin???

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vipsharond
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant, and we will definitely be back! Very cool elegant ambiance. All staff were super friendly and attentive. Salads were fresh. Main course was delicious. My only suggestion would be need better choice of desserts. Miss Diane, the parlor singer, was very entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday as we live right around the corner. Had been a while since we had dined here, but it didn’t disappoint. Mushroom risotto is to die for and don’t even get me started on the yummy garlic bread! Yum

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! The hostess provided us a wonderful tour and shared some great history as well.

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JayneD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent— attentive, but not over-bearing. La Scalia is GORGEOUS and they welcome you to take a stroll upstairs and through the beautifully decorated rooms and even venture into their wine cellar. There is a lot of space available and a chapel on the top floor that could easily accommodate a group of 50 or so guests (pre-COVID, post-pandemic). A delightful evening with delightful atmosphere. The sea bass was excellent, the pre-dinner salad was disappointingly tiny— Barbie would have wanted more than the meager 5 leafs of arugula and the four orange slices thin enough to wear as sunglasses— skip that. The clam dish our friend had looked like a generous portion, but my husbands pasta was slight and he left hungry. Overall a 4 star experience with the atmosphere and service winning over the portion sizes.

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viphollyl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow. One of the greeters became snippy when I said I didn't prefer the table outside on the patio (all alone, really ugly) near the outdoor dining.

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Zandnikki
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was quaint and wonderful, many different dining rooms. Menu covers a wide range of tastes and the wine list is extensive

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TiaTia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant is in a beautiful old house with dining rooms spread out through the house in unique rooms. There was a lovely patio also for outdoor dining. It was beautiful except: we were seated near the bathroom in one smaller room and the door was open. There was a screen in front of the bathroom but where our table was, I could see right in. I got up and closed the door because I could smell the disinfectant. I think our experience would have been all that much better if we had a different table location. Between this and the stained menu, I was a little put off at first. However, the food was amazing! The house made focaccia bread was incredible. We had caesar salads that were very good also. We ordered the bolognese and the T-bone steak and both plates were so very good. The steak was cooked to perfection and the portions were generous. The service was slow to start but our waiter was attentive once things got going. We had come right when they opened so I believe they were just getting organized still. I did have to use the bathroom during our visit so I went to the one in the hallway to avoid having to use the bathroom where everyone was eating. This restaurant is so lovely and the food was so good, we would look forward to coming here again for sure!

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HighlandsGirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

LaScala was delightful. From the moment we arrived and greeted warmly to our last bite, the service and food were terrific. LaScala is a beautiful and romantic setting - perfect for a date or anniversary. They have an extensive, fine wine list.

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ErikaS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Ls Scala was having a bad night. Service was slow; kitchen backed up; food cold and overcooked but we were so hungry we didn’t complain, just ate and left. I’ll try again. They’re usually spot on.

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vipPamelaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Our waiter was genuinely wonderful and was doing a good job. However from the start there were problems. Plates not being cleared as other dishes were being brought out. Then when the main dishes came two of the three dishes were raw. But the kicker was when a lady (general manager? Owner? I don’t know because she didn’t introduce herself) came to our table, unmasked, to say there was a problem in the kitchen. Really I get problems but it wasn’t just one area. And as I said in this era to have someone come up repeatedly to our table without a mask was just too much.

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KathryneS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service, and tasty food--especially the pizza.

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localfoodie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was great. Loved the ambiance. Food, not so much. Steak was not cooked properly, believe it or not overseasoned with salt and I love a good amount of salt on my steak. It was prepared with sauteed spinach and some sort of bread doughy cheese chunks. Not a good combo with the steak. Lacked creativity. The other meal was supposed to be a pasta bolognese. Chunks of what tasted like italian sausage, and some sauce, and not enough pasta. That was a first. I would not order either items again.

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All of the food was delicious. It did take awhile to get drinks and food. We had a big party and we were sitting outside, so I think that contributed. It would have been helpful if our server had more assistance. We didn't mind waiting, except that due to the delays that were not our fault, when we got to dessert, the server seemed to not want to make us coffee and we felt rushed to leave because they were starting closing. Had they served us in a more timely manner, we could have been out easily before close, including dessert and coffee.

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TDiz
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were greeted by the staff immediately and the wait staff was great. I’d probably stick to pasta dishes next time. We both ordered meat(veal, Tbone) and both were flavorless. My wife’s risotto was delicious and my gnocchi was the best part of my dish. My steak was thin and grey, like what you would receive at a diner for $10 not worthy of a steakhouse price. Again, I’d probably stick with pasta dishes if I was a new diner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fabulous! Setting/ambiance perfect complement to top notch cuisine.

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Emma
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Savannah. I went for my birthday.

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RetiredRob
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This was our second time at La Scala, and the first time was much better. It seemed they had a very limited menu, notably leaving off the veal dishes that we liked so much the first time. Also, our waiter left off some specials that we heard another waiter tell neighboring tables. When our food did come out, the ladies choice was incorrect, and the man’s was fairly cool (pasta). Then, the cheesecake dessert that was supposed to be brûléed, but we requested without brûlée did come out with the caramelized crust. Overall, a big disappointment, and we probably won’t return.

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vipRachelF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Food was absolutely top notch and service was great! Gina was the best too. True southern hospitality at its finest.

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RaymondS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with limited dine-in as well as outside seating, dinning at LaScala is always a great experience.

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vipInterested
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Would like more selections on the menu

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OpnT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Note: Although the waitstaff wear masks, the hostesses at the door do not. Just a heads up if that is a concern for you, since I think the "Protective Equipment" part of this page is a bit misleading.
The portions are small but tasty. The building is beautiful. Although I did enjoy the food and ambience, I would say the most impressive part of our dining experience was our waitress.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at an upscale italian restaurant like this. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and explained anything we had questions about. It was a wonderful experience for our Valentine's dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner sampling lots of appetizers and sipping in prosecco. Ambience is wonderful! Server was extraordinary! Couldn't recommend enough!!

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vipRandyC
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant great food and ambience

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FrankI
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was great as was the service and food. Very enjoyable on Valentines night that is very busy but this place did not miss a beat.

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ToddL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Waitress brought us the wrong bottle of wine telling us that the one we selected was out rather than having us select another from the wine list. She insisted it was same everything including price point! It was poor and my wife did not like on Valentine"s night out.
Calamari was poor tasteless , took a while to come up with salt and pepper and a pomodoro sauce rather than the bell pepper heavy paste accompanying the poor squid.

I asked the waitress about specifics on a Carbonara dish and she relied on telling me everything very authentic Italian and leaving it at that.

Got the spagettti carbonara with Scallops added. 8 dollars per 2 inch scallop.
The dish had absolutely no warmth when served. Cold as could be.

bottom line. Not going back.

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Melissa
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Great for a date night. I will definitely recommend.

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DanC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have to say that LaScala is one of the more elegant places we have eaten at in Savannah. The historical building, the five star wait staff, the 5 star cusine, and the pricing can’t be beat anywhere in Savannah. Now add to that the after dinner entertainment and cocktails in a historic sitting room with the fun and talented Diane Rogers and her local following you have In our opinion one of the best venues in Coastal Georgia.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my sister in laws birthday. Perfect venue fir such an occasion.

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vipjeffk
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Historic house was awesome

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TReed
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting a while to try and it was worth the wait.
Our waitress was on point with explanation of the food and service. Other servers chipped in on service to make sure that our every need was met.
The T bone was cooked perfectly with delicious sides and the Bolognese was super favorable. Fished the meal with chocolate cake, yummy!!
We will be back again soon.

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vipMNdiner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely meal, but were hustled out the door to make room for another party. It wasn't a busy night so we felt that moving tables as we were paying our tab and finishing wine was pretty rude. If we'd have been asked to move to finish our glass that would have made all the difference.

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KarenS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice evening! The presentation is amazing, everything was very nice, excellent staff. I’m just more old school when it comes to Italian food, but that’s splitting hairs.

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SAVCoastalGA
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience as always. Our host was very knowledgeable and attentive and th3 food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. I ordered the fried veggies but did not ask it they were battered and deep fried. They were. I did not eat them. They did not charge. Classy place.

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ToniM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The venue is beautiful... restored home (assuming it’s historic) with period decorations. The greeting was fabulous... the hostess, Gina, along with Diana, the singer and Don, an owner, made us feel wanted and welcome. We are local to Savannah but they didn’t know that until we chatted. I cannot say the rest of the service was as hospitable. A comment was made by, I presume by the GM, about us being early. We were, but we knew that. So, on to it... we were seated 40 minutes after our reserved time. It happens, but, our drinks and dinner took far longer than we felt it should since the restaurant emptied slowly as we sat there - we were left in an empty room. Our waitress “disappeared” and another stepped in to help us (she was setting up the room for the next day)... she actually brought our food when we asked if she could check on it. Timing? Doubtful. When we finally finished, 2 hours later (approx 11pm), we could see the staff had retreated to the bar, our waitress was doing set up and host of other activities was in motion to close up for the night - clearly those were more important than serving us. It’s really too bad as we will never return as a result.

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LaScala Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.