LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken

4.6
597 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 597 people are saying
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vipReet
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good!! Beautiful in or outdoor venue. Becoming our favorite Birthday gathering.

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LucD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Working in the food industry for years both back and front of the house, I think the place has great potentials and I liked the atmosphere. However, the service could be better and the food could be more flavorful and make sense. I will definitely go back to try some of the other items.

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CharleighH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful panoramic views to accompany your meal.

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LindaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Spinach salad with goat cheese was to die for. Our server was awesome! Can’t wait to return.

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vipSam9497
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go! We sat at the bar area so my son could watch the flyers game. The hostess was very accommodating and put the game on the TV for him. Our server, Mary, was very attentive. Food was great, as usual. Had the mussels, 2 Caesar salads, a four cheese pizza and 2 meatball salads. I don’t usually eat meatballs out but these are the best! Fun atmosphere and great place to eat with family or a get together with friends.

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vipFussyDiner
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Destiny was a delight. The octopus salad my boyfriend had was delicious. One of the best he has ever had. The mussels were tender and the sauce was delicious. Definitely deserves a return visit.

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vipMiguel
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal

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WilliamS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love our server Amber,

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vipKathy
Raleigh
86 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff from the moment we walked in until we left. One member of the party said they made the best cosmo. We enjoyed the cheese board, several appetizers and the gnocchi was first rate and very fresh. The server recommended getting it with vodka sauce and it was very good. Leave a little room for dessert too!

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vipMark
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice outdoor dining overlooking the Cooper River on a beautiful autumn night. Delicious Italian cuisine and good local craft beer. A perfect night.

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dianeclaudia
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great views of the Cooper River. Service was fine and the dining room had an upbeat vibe. We had a fun time with friends and we all enjoyed the food. I especially liked the meatball salad which was delicious. The menu has something for everyone.

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vipJerseyinthehouse
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our family went here for my sister’s birthday lunch. William (Bubs) was our waiter and he couldn’t be nicer or more attentive. We ordered a ricotta board as an appetizer and it was delicious. Then we ordered a couple of pizzas which were delicious too. The weather was perfect so we sat outside. The view was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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SheilaC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting by the river, great food and service always. A favorite!

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vipDaveWiz
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

La Scala is a great restaurant, but it needs a serious cleaning, inside & out, there are big cobwebs outside the front entrance, and it looks dirty. Where we sat, by the window- the sill had a few dead flies and a film of dust. If your establishment doesn’t look clean, what does that say about the food & kitchen?

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night - nice live music - patio was lovely.

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LizR
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lascala chopped salad is amazing. The ricotta with honey board was delicious

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john
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Prepandemic I’d have given a much lower rating. Giving staffing now, I’m much more forgiving. On multiple visits now, I’ll say food comes out randomly. And entrees take forever. Both of last visits some people got entrees and were finished before rest came out. But decent food. Great atmosphere

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vipMindaC
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food delicious. We sat outside - a nice cool night on the river....

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AaronM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Was my second time there and I am happy I went. This will be my once a month place. Food was that good

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John
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Busy night for our server, so she was a little slow. Had too many tables to cover. Things would be better with one more server outside. Other than that, excellent evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor view

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vipCharlotteT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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Elisab1963
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early dinner. Even though we made reservations, there were some empty tables. Service was outstanding. We first thought we wanted to sit outside, but changed to inside by the beautiful water view as it was hot out. Everyone liked their food including clams, wings, salads, and meatballs. We will definitely go again!

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JoeP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my time here the server was very professional and the food was delicious and reasonable. The outdoor patio is a must.

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vipnope
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

NOT like LaScalas in S. Philly!!!! We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. But for some reason the bartender was our waitress while majority of the other tables had an actual waitress, not sure why. Thus the service was awful. Whenever we needed a refill of a drink or anything else we had to flag someone down or go to the bar because we didn't have an actual waitress. The bartender didn't really know much about the menu. While all the dishes were real ceramic or whatever dishes, the cups were little plastic cheap cups, so drinking a glass of red wine out of a plastic cheap cup was just bizarre. Food was just so-so, I was not impressed at all. Will not go back.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent enjoyed it very much

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Apps. Never disappointed.

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vipMalaMootGirl
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor beer garden was surprisingly great. The view of the river is really nice for outdoor dining.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. The river offers a scenic backdrop for dinner.

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LoriT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal (chicken parm x2 for the win tonight but love the meatball salad too!)The rain dissipated and we were able to eat outside. Beautiful ambiance with the lights on Cooper River! This place is a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Waitress wasn't very friendly or attentive. The food was sub par at best and way over priced for the lack of quality and taste. Won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service could of been better

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doms
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good. Kitchen was exceptionally quick. Food is very good. Everything came out cooked properly. 3 out 4 came out together 4th came out very shortly after. Building is very nice, a little brighter than I prefer but I know some may like that. Personal preference. It was not that busy but it was a little louder than i would expect. That may also be personal preference.

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vipMiguel
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Been here numerous times and generally have a very positive experience. Last night was a very different vibe. The staff seemed very rushed, the food all came out at once, appetizers and mains, plastic cups were used, waitresses were non existent, place settings were not set, just an afterthought and plopped down in the middle of the table and then rushed away.

Did not feel welcome last night.

The food was still perfect but the ambiance left a lot to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with the family

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Alexa was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaScala’s Birra had such a great atmosphere! Indoor dining was great for a date night. It was quiet but also had TVs to watch your favorite sports game if your team is playing. The waitress was so nice and quick with our order. They also have a beautiful outdoor dining area that’s right on the Cooper River, which is a great place to go for a walk to walk off those worth-it calories you just ate!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not as good as our previous visits. They have removed the crab from their fries, the short rib ravioli was a bit bland and the drinks were unremarkable. The staff was friendly and restaurant and inviting. Overall a 3 out of 5.

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alb5553
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great time at dinner. I did receive notice of a change of time, but only via email. In the future a phone call would be nice because we did not know until we got there.

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You can order delivery directly from LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken using the Order Online button. LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 333-6653.

LaScala's Birra - Pennsauken is rated 4.6 stars by 597 OpenTable diners.

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