LaScala’s Fire- Villanova

4.4
309 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
LaScala’s Fire, located in the heart of Villanova, is a fresh and vibrant addition to the university community! With a blend of Italian and American dishes, decadent desserts, a full service bar and more, this will surely become your new favorite spot to eat in Villanova!

Offers

  • Villanova's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 9:45 PM

    Happy Hour throughout restaurant Monday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm Enjoy half-priced select Apps Beer and Wine Specials

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 309 people are saying
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KatherineZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The server was so nice and attentive. The food took a while but the server was honest about a back up/ mix up in kitchen. Food was pretty good.

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vipRecommend
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the arugula salad and Margarita pizza! Everything looked great as it passed by us!

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vipdhcdoc
Milwaukee
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Noise level comparable to rock concert. Service slow and food delivered hit and miss. Veal was atrocious. Way way over rated

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Keke
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

large menu
delicious food
great service
nice space
inside/outside seating
will place this on our rotation

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DMoney
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

love the meatball salad, the broccoli rabe-sausage, and the cheesesteak eggrolls

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fairfax
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. The Italian sausage bolognese I had high hopes for and it was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was awesome!!!

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MaryL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you’re looking for delicious Italian food, this is the place. My friend had a pizza, and I had the Fire panini. Both were mouth watering .We were there early on a Sunday when it wasn’t crowded so I can’t comment on noise level. Service was excellent, and I will definitely return.

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Marian621
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So many wonderful choices! Everything we ordered was delicious and we can’t wait to go back.

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vipMichaelT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exemplary service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The noise level was very high on Wednesday evening. There are many hard surfaces and the noise waves just bounces off them in there.

The service was OK. We felt rushed. About 10 min after we received our entrees, we were asked if we wanted boxes. Then after we were done with the entrees, we were asked if we were ready for the check. We informed her that we wanted coffee and dessert.

The appetizers were very good……ricotta and honey board and the arancini balls. We both had the Chicken San Remo. It was disappointing….the vodka sauce was flavorless and watered down. There was only one shrimp on my entree and very little crab meat.

In addition, it took 30 minutes for us to receive our cocktails.

SG
vipSusanG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great addition to the neighborhood. Great happy hour. Food is good, drinks are great too

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vipEasyEd
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was quite good except the broccoli Rabe , sausage and cheese calzone——-instead of broccoli rabe, it looked like someone had substituted broccoli and spinach——-tough to fool a family with S. Philly folks in attendance.

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vipLarryR
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a delicious lunch outside on their patio. The pizza and salad were excellent.

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AngelaK
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Pleasant outdoor setting, mediocre food, decent but not outstanding service

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MLJx2
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was wonderful despite it being a very busy night and I think she had her hands full! The food was excellent, and the house wine was good!

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vipMackE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food. Huge portions. Lots of choices on the menu. Our server Jay was the VERY VERY best.

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vipKipMac
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We shared a few appetizers with the table - fried calamari, fries with crab, meatballs and caprese they were all great. I had veal Milanese which was delish and my husband had Alicia’s sunday dinner. The meatballs were really good but the ricotta overwhelmed the dish and made it cold.

Food is brought to the table as soon as its ready so not everyone gets served at the same time. This is fine when sharing dishes with the table. Would recommend ordering apps and holding off on ordering entrees until done to manage the meal.

Looking forward to trying their pizza. We will definitely go again.

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viproxie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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vipVincentFarrrrr
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding. Great Italian food with good service. A neighborhood gem

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DalilaC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food . Outstanding service. Reasonable prices. CARLOS is the BEST waiter. Thank you CARLOS!!

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Kyle
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food! Energetic atmosphere. The pizza is yummy

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EdTT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice restaurant and good location. very popular with the locals as it was packed. food was good and reasonably priced as compared to similar venues. good combination of starters and full meals + had pizza offerings

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vipnephron
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just not a very pleasant dining experience all around. The place has terrible acoustics, basically a wide open, stark white echo-chamber. From the moment we walked in, I knew that we were in for an unpleasantly loud dinner. The hostess was delightful, helped us to find the "quietest" (or at least the least decibels) table. But the server was pretty glum and ornery. The announcement that this was an "as ready" kitchen turned out to be true; half of us got our dinner first, the others a while later. I saw no benefit to this policy, except to make it easier for the kitchen not to have to worry about coordinating meal prep. We were told that the portions were large and suitable for sharing....not so. The presentation and preparation were "OK," but I didn't see or taste anything memorable.

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EdwardM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit, and I was impressed. Broad menu, reasonably priced. Great cocktail, also reasonably priced. Not at all rushed. Food came quickly, but the place was half-empty, at 6pm on a Wednesday. I look forward to going back.

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vipLauriD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was awesome

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vipVincentFarrrrr
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Great choice of items. And I recommend the veal Melanae’s. Great neighborhood gym.

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Foodie13
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The eggplant parmigiana had three thin slices of eggplant wrapped around ricotta cheese, topped with canned tomato sauce and a half-inch layer of more cheese. Vegetable completely drowned out, and without any basil or any other herbs--very disappointing. The veal marsala was well cooked over pasta swimming in a butter-heavy sauce--again, a misstep, especially since any refinement was missing. The saving grace was the red beet and goat cheese salad, accompanied by a limoncello and basil martini. Would not recommend this place for anything other than salad or pizza.

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erdadof3
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food, good service. A little noisy if you are looking for a quiet meal. Would definitely recommend.

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ChristinaL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited LaScala Fire in Villanova yesterday and had a great experience. The food was amazing and the waiter went above and beyond in making our experience one to remember. I will definitely go back and refer my friends.

Christina Lennick

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vipPatriceA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon entree and the Spicy Tuna Salad Entree were fabulous ..Elena was a polite and attentive server

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vipbest4fish
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I split a pizza and the chopped salad! The food was nicely prepared and quite tasty. Our server, Colin, was great. He was handling most of the tables in addition to being the greeter and every interaction was with a smile!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The wait for the food was long. We waited 45min for our appetizers when it wasn’t even busy. That said, the food was delicious.

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DanielleW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoined the entire experience!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff, enjoyable atmosphere - enjoyed our family dinner very much!

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vipMelinDel
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food;however, we made a reservation and restaurant was empty and we were placed at the worst spot ever. Next reservation placed right next to us an restaurant wide open- only complaint for our experience.

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vipPeetie
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food...great service...great energy...good for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice dinner here last night

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micrae
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

love lascala- fifth time ... starter came out after meal and was cold-the stuffed eggplant! For as great as the food is usually- disappointing !

FAQs

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 383-3339.

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova is rated 4.4 stars by 309 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.