LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken

4.5
543 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 543 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SlabbaRanks
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were good and so was the atmosphere. It would be nice, in the near future, if they could add more vegan options to the menu.

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LamaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food is average but the service was good and the view is spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal after a longgg work werk

LS
vipLisaS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cosmopolitan I've had in a long time. Great service and delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

well the only downfall was the ice cream truck that sat out front of the restaurant for over a half hour playing the song over and over while everyone was trying to enjoy their dinner; so if thats a normal thing i wouldnt recommend. however, if its not, it was a nice little dinner

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vipJBfromNJ
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy meals at LaScala's Birra. It was a little noisy--hard to hear dinner companions across the table--but the food was excellent, and everyone enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Food is fresh and absolutely delish! Great customer service from beginning to end!

JK
JuliaK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem at Cooper River. The outside patio is wonderful. The food is good and reasonable and they allow you to share plates. There was even a band on Friday. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

20 year reunion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Fun vibe! Great appetizers!

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MarcieD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Girls night with my besties! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The menu has a lot of fantastic choices it was hard to choose. Great variety of pies and pastas. The bread pudding was so so but the Buffalo chicken pizza was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had.

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vipSteveE
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salmon cooked perfectly, apps and salads fresh and tasty, pizza on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We’ve been going to Birra for a couple years. The menu has changed and they’ve dropped some favorites: the fondu cheese dip. Also the have new bartenders out back that aren’t good at mixed drinks. Hopefully in time they’ll improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Appetizers were good. Main dishes overpriced and quality not that good. Dessert good but small and too expensive

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TINAR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Two of our guests at our table did not receive their entree until the rest of us finished eating-server said she was going to speak to the manager because she was so embarrassed and kept apologizing. Manager never even came to our table! The hosts when we arrived were in another world had to tell them three times that our party was there-will not come back! Service and food has really gone down hill-oh and the bar wasn’t even fully stocked with the wine on the menu!

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vipCindyEmmel
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, energetic restaurant! Service was great and the food was delicious!

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vipPaige
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sister’s bday. Will, our server, went above and beyond to assure we had the best time. He really added to our experience and I feel like that is rare these days. And of course, the food was AMAZING. Thank you so much!

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MonicaV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the food is outstanding !!

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Jacqui
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great, service was speedy and overall ambiance was great, being on the river to celebrate Father's Day! I always enjoy my time at LaScala's!

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AnthonyT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was a great experience, we will certainly return.

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vipAnnW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service are always great! The eggplant is always our favorite appetizer to order!

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JeffE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good. Got 2 apps - mussels and cheesesteak wonton - both very good. Entrees were solid.
Service was decent. Pretty quick just not overly personable.

JM
JaniceM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had high hopes for our first visit after looking at the menu and reviews online before choosing LaScala's Birra.
The restaurant itself was really nice and bright and modern. The service was very good. Unfortunately we were underwhelmed with the food.
At the waitress' suggestion we both ordered a tropical mojito. While it tasted great, I don't think they even opened a bottle of alcohol near it, let alone actually added any to the drink.
The fried calimari appetizer was presented nicely. It had both a marinara dipping sauce and an asian like peanut sauce which was tasty but weird with the calimari. The calimari itself was fine...not the best I've ever had, not the worst. The rings were a bit bland, a bit on the limp side and there were no tentacles.
My husband ordered the Fra Diavlo and it was nicely presented in a large bowl and had ample seafood in it. It was too spicy for me but he mostly enjoyed it. It could have used some cheese sprinkled on top.
I had the Short Rib ravioli. As some other reviewers mentioned, it was a very small portion of bland, barely warm ravioli, covered in a brown sauce with a huge pile of ricotta next to it. I wish I had read the reviews for this particular dish before ordering it because I would have chosen something different for sure.
Dessert options were not exciting enough to warrant it and we paid the bill ($95 including generous tip, which was entirely too much considering the experience) and went out and got ice cream at our favorite local shop instead.
It was a nice night...great to be out on a date night after the long year of Covid changes but I don't think we will be going back to this restaurant any time soon.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Food was delicious and our server was kind, attentive and wonderful.

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Mark
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to dinner with two of our friends. The outside seating was very nice along the Cooper River park. The restaurant is very clean and has a great vibe inside and out. The staff is great and provided excellent service. The food is delicious! Our only recommendation is to better identify the spicy tuna dish as ahi tuna salad. It’s a bit confusing since it’s included under favorites/meals, but is really a salad. We can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes!

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food good. Ambiance good. Waiter was super nice. Only bummer was our reservations said we had a birthday at the table and noone told the waiter.

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SusieQ
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was excellent - attentive to our needs. The food was very good and the tables we’re appropriately distanced. Will definitely return.

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BobC123
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think you should at least receive a side salad with your meal. The lasagna
was delicious. My wife had a Caesar salad with chicken. For the price more
chicken would have been good.

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vipFoster
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice setting in outdoor beer garden. Live music was a plus. Food was underseasoned and disappointing. I feel like their kitchen has steadily gone downhill in the past couple years (even pre-COVID). Even the pizza was tasteless.

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RichR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent. Servers are quick and friendly and the food is phenomenal.

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Lovie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great staff. Food is always great.

Always a great experience at LaScala Pennsauken

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty! The server was great! My only complaint is the stools to sit on weren’t comfortable. I forgot to calculate that in my star rating. The stools are metal and aren’t comfortable to sit in while trying to enjoy your meal.

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Bill
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The environment was stark and noisy coupled with mediocre service and food with the exception of the muscles that were excellent; it was not a great value

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vipIBatt
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we had was so good. The only thing I didn’t like was that the dining room was too bright but service and food were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor and atmosphere was awesome. Food was delicious. It was our first time visiting. We be back as often as we can. A must try!!!!

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Julie
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Amazing food and great view.

MB
vipMaryjaneB
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely setting overlooking Cooper River. Food was tasty but my short rib ravioli with a mountain of ricotta was just barely warm. Dining companion had chicken, crab and shrimp with linguine in a rosa sauce, which was a hit and it was hot enough. We split a Caesar salad, which was very ample, with fresh-shaved Parmesan.
Outdoor dining during pandemic means disposable plastic cups, even for wine or cocktails, but that’s to be expected. Waitress was attentive and efficient.
A nice place for casual dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going. Amazing food and ambience. Will definitely be returning.

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Millie
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Service was good outside, but the music was too loud and we were the only diners there.
Food was overpriced for the portions and it was just ok. I’ve had better meals elsewhere.

FAQs

LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 333-6653.

LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken is rated 4.5 stars by 543 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.