LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken

4.3
158 reviews
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From South Philadelphia to Pennsauken, New Jersey..... we also welcome LaScala's Birra to the Cooper River. Formerly Cooper House Restaurant, the LaScala Restaurant Group transformed this Pennsauken favorite into one of our own.

NOW SERVING BRUNCH EVERY SUNDAY 11AM -3PM! (Lunch menu also offered)
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Sun 11:00AM - 12:00PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 12:00PM

What 158 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for a bridal shower and enjoyed the food. Needed to return with friends. Enjoyed food and will be returning especially with outdoor dining

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d
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Too bright, too noisy. Server was very nice, food was ok

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OT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We were very disappointed not to get the table we requested. The weighted was excellent.

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P
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant has been beautifully redesigned into a spacious and attractive space with an urban feel. The tables are far apart enough so that you can have a conversation, but the place still has an lively vibe. The food was very good, although the policy of bringing out everything when it's ready did not really suit our party as three of us watched the fourth alternatively eat and allow her food to get cold. However, the food was overall very good and nicely presented. I had the salmon entree which was excellent, another enjoyed the meatball salad. Our server could have had a better tableside manner but overall we had a very enjoyable experience. Perfect for a casual night out with friends or family.

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MD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 10 had a really nice time at LaScala's. No rush, friendly service and very tasty cuisine. Can't wait to go back!

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JB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This has become one of my favorite restaurants, and the fact that it's just across the river from me is a bonus. I recommend going with a group of people. That way, you can order a bunch of different "small" plates and share and try something you might not ordinarily think about ordering. The food was great, the service was prompt, and the reason I put quotation marks around "small" is because their "small" plates are very generous. This is a fun restaurant and provides excellent value.
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v
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, I love LaScalas more every time I visit.

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CP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and nice size portions, always leave with leftovers. Our waiter Will remembered us from a previous visit and was once again a wonderful server.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for 8 for a friends 30th birthday turned celebration for her engagement. The space is beautifully renovated and offers a full bar. The views of Cooper river are great and will be so beautiful to enjoy during the warmer months. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The service was wonderful. All in all we had a great time and I’ll definitely be going back for happy hour next time! Can’t wait to try the outdoor area as the weather warms up.

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AB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Atmosphere was alive and active!

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L
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was wonderful. The 6 children’s screaming for all to hear not my favorite part.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a great space on the water.

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N
Philadelphia
177 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Mussels were superb. Pizza very good. Service could use some improvement especially on wine service.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a ladies night out. It was very nice. The ricotta board is absolutely fabulous. And the Parmesan artichoke salad is delicious. I also had the brussel sprouts and they were awesome too!!!! I enjoyed Lascala’s Birra so much that I returned for lunch the very next day and brought the hubby and one of my sons. They loved it as well!!!

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B
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable lunch with friends - good service, portions and relaxing water view

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the waiter to the hostess and manager. Food is delicious. We love the ricotta and honey jar!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Wait staff was inattentive, even though the restaurant was not crowded on a Friday night. No one came to the table to refill drinks or ask about our meal. The food was mediocre. Our three entrees did not come out at the same time; one diner waited almost ten minutes longer for her chicken parmaggiano. Truffle fries tasted like regular fries. For the price, entrees should have come with soup, salad, or bread.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with fabulous ambiance, great food & friendly staff.

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j
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Decent bar-influenced food, cold beer and couple TVs ... everything that I need

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was really good! Not only was the food incredible but the live band was awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great music!

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DP
Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pizza and it was pretty good. My 6 year old son wanted pizza and this was on way to Cooper Golf so decided to give it a try. The server was super friendly to him and really attentive. They really fixed the place up nice compared to the old Lobster Trap restaurant that used to be here. If in the area I would stop back.

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p
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just went for drinks and apps. Everything was very good.

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FM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. However, it came out to our table one plate at a time, with a fair amount of time in between. My ravioli came out first. By the time our table of 4 had all received our dinners, mine was barely warm, since I had waited for everyone to receive theirs. I don’t know if it was the kitchen (it was fairly crowded) or if the server missed bringing them out together. In any case, there was no explanation for the delay and I would have enjoyed dinner much more if it had been warmer.

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SC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

been there a dozen times.....food is consistent, portions are ample....good value

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time. Ordered several appetizers and picked and had drinks.

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OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't ask for a better experience

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S
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has been through many names and ownership. The current presentation offers the best food of any in recent memory. The place was, virtually, empty when we were there, so we were, more than amply, attended to. The octopus salad was creatively presented with thinly sliced octopus on arugula with a delicate dressing, tamarind orange slices and roasted pepper and it was quite good. The Penne Carbonara was flavorful, though the portion was small. The Chicken San Remo, on the other hand was an enormous portion with 2 chicken breast pieces with shrimp, crab and a mound of fettuccine in a tasty vodka sauce. We were too stuffed for dessert and took a lot of the Chicken home with us. We'll definitely try them again.

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GV
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection and portions. Food comes as soon as its ready. Love the apps n pizza. My fave is fra diavolo for entree. Our server was informative n helpful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Went here for New Year’s eve dinner around 830. Got the sense that it must’ve been pretty hectic earlier in the evening, but things were calm when we arrived. We ordered the Brussels sprouts, cheese fondue, and meatball appetizers and pizza all’s carbonara. Meatballs and pizza were good, but ohhh man. I’ve never experienced anything quite as bad as the Brussels sprouts and fondue. Sprouts were undercooked (hard) and burnt at the same time and smothered in an oversweet balsamic syrup that we couldn’t get through. The “fondue” was like the stringy ball of cheese at the bottom of a French onion soup in a cup of butter - the only way we could eat was to use our forks and cut out gobs of cheese to put on top of the bread (our guess was that it had been microwaved?). We’re not foodies by any means, but these dishes were not restaurant standard. Service was also challenged with order mix-ups and timing issues (received entree before our last appetizer). Meatballs were wonderful and I’m curious about the other pizzas, but not sure I’ll ever get past my first impression to go again.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve dinner

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal from start to finish. Service was impeccable not only our waitress but the entire staff!! Food was delicious, served hot, and not rushed considering we were there on NYE.

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e
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

New Year’s Eve is often a rushed experience however the food was lousy with poor taste compared to previous LaScala experiences. The service was almost as bad as the food was. Even the wine was room temperature warm wine not even remotely appropriate temperature. Shame because I liked this restaurant until tonight.

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J
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great value. Great tasting food. Menu explained well. Nice bar selection. It’s a winner on all fronts.

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SR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & service was good. Vodka sauce was excellent. Calamari was good but sauce more oriental vs Italian.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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NM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I love dining here! We always have a great meal and leave wondering when we are coming back. Thank you for the great service and amazing meal!

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DM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, Love,Love the octopus salad. Reminds of my grandmom’s salad. Never got the recipe. Delicious!

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KD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good: food, drinks, ambiance, arugula salad!!

Not-so-good: no one at doirvto greet you, waited about 3 minutes for hostess/waitress to seat us at table. Vegan pizza needs a little more effort-cut those veggies smaller, add more variety! Seems like chef just threw on a handful of large slices of zucchini.
Also—consider adding a rice, barley or other non-wheat option. For those who can’t eat pizza, pasta, Stromboli, panini...

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DM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I knew when I walked that I would love the food here! The old enlarged pictures reminded of my grandparents’ pictures from South Philly! Can’t wait to go back!

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