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About LaScala's - Philadelphia

LaScala’s, located in the heart of Historical Philadelphia, creates a cozy casual ambiance in which to enjoy fine Italian-American Home-style cuisine. Exposed brick & floor to ceiling windows give an Old World Italian feel. Al fresco dining at the sidewalk cafe is also offered.
Just a few of the Chef’s famous recipes include Homemade Ravioli & Gnocchi,Hand Tossed Pizza's, Seafood FraDiavlo & Pappardelle and Sausage Bolognese. The vast menu also includes appetizers, Sides, soup, salads,steaks, & seafood. A full bar & extensive wine list are available to complement your meal. Finish off your lunch or dining experience with one of the homemade desserts. LaScala’s is sure to become one of your favorites.

615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily:(Except Sunday) 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: (Dinner served all day) 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
7th & Chestnut Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 928-0900

Website:
http://www.lascalasphilly.com/about.html

Catering:
Catering is available. Please visit our website at www.lascalasphilly.com for details.

Parking Details:
Free parking in garage above, entrance on 7th Street. Free after 3:00pm Monday - Friday (with purchase of an entree) & all day on Saturday & Sunday (with purchase of an entree)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website at www.lascalasphilly.com for our Special Events Menu or call us at 215-928-0900 or email at events@lascalasphilly.com for more details.

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Private Dining

Whether it be a business luncheon or a private dinner party, LaScala's will create a special menu for groups of 15 to 65 guests. Menus include three courses. Please contact the restaurant for details.

LaScala's - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Casual (31)
Special Occasion (29)
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Pre/post Theatre (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Authentic (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Romantic (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Fun (10)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Live Sports (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great place, great service!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

I asked for two things not on the menu, a cold caprese salad and gnocchi. The server Luigi said no problem, I’m make that for you. First time I had made to order food. And it was simply great. We had a great evening at LaScala and we’ll be back. Could not want better

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·Dined 3 days ago

Terrific. Never disappoints. Will definitely go back again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Never a disappointment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

First time visiting the establishment which turned out to be for Valentine's Day. Couldn't have been more pleased. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was well received. Will definitely visit in the future!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great staff. Great time. Highly recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great! This place was awesome - went here for Valentine’s Day. It was very enjoyable!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Old City. The chicken parm is the best in Philadelphia! Highly recommend it!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Whenever we are in Philadelphia, we make sure to dine at LaScala. Always a relaxing occasion with a varied menu and good food. The staff is very accommodating and does not rush you. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was pretty awful, the lump crab was from a can, everything smelled fishy. The meatballs were bland, as was everything else to be honest. And SO expensive for what we got... NEVER again!! And service was awful, although it seemed he was apathetic as he knew what he was serving was awful. Seriously... not worth even giving it a shot.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I've been there several times. Always good service and good food. The food is generously portioned (too big for me--always end up taking home) so great for people who like a bigger meal. Yesterday, met my son there and had a nice little city reunion since he lives in the city and I do business there regularly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good place to eat good pizza or salads. Good wine also.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nicely executed classic Italian menu. Professional service, comfortable atmosphere. Will be tagging for future visits. Highly recommended, can accommodate larger parties.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What I liked about this restaurant is that it is beneath a large building with free parking. You can just pull into the lot and get your parking ticket validated at the desk at LaScala's after you eat. What a great idea. No excuses for not eating down town. Great food and ambiance.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband was entertaining a business associate. I felt like the service was not very good. It was early on a Saturday, so not very busy. The waiter never offered parmesan cheese or pepper, which is unusual for an Italian restaurant. We had to ask for both. I got the linguine with clam sauce and found it to be extremely bland. It basically tasted like pasta and clams and no sauce. Very disappointed for the price.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I recently brought my friends from New York here and they loved it! The portions where huge !! We all had lunch for the next day! Would recommend!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food and good service! Nice wine selection. The food portions were perfect! The only problem was the waiting time. It was also restaurant week. therefore, not sure if this happens on a regular week.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was delicious! From appetizers to the dessert everything was perfect! Would definitely come back again and refer to friends!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went to the restaurant prior to going to Walnut Street Theatre. We wound up all choosing restaurant week, and were very pleased. The food portions were substantial and everyone was very happy with their selections, from appetizers to dessert. I highly recommend the restaurant.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner and service were excellent! I came home with a box which always a plus and parking in the lot was completely free with a complementary pass from La Scala.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Seated almost immediately, great seat (no traffic interference, near window, close to other patrons but far enough away, etc). THE FOOD WAS GREAT! The service was fair. My only concern, because I have never experienced it before, was the disposal of the majority of my meal. I concluded because I did not eat the majority of my meal on location, it would be automatically prepared 'to go', since it was not offered. So I was floored to learn after dessert that the food was trashed! To be clear, I did NOT ask for my food 'to go' either and he did apologize. I don't know if it is the establishments process or the server but I will know for next time. The food was great enough for this not to be a deterrent. I had been there before...yes, I had a 'to go' bag :)

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We were here for restaurant week, and both the food and service were top notch! The lobster ravioli was AMAZING; we also loved the creme brûlée cake. For appetizers we did baked caprese, baked eggplant, and arancini balls- highly recommend all of those, too!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Had a reservation for 8:15pm but arrived at 7:45. I was taken to a table with no hesitation. The ambiance is very welcoming, food exceptional and the music makes you want to listen all night.
My waiter was very attentive and helpful. My dining experience at LaScala will have me coming back again and again not to mention free parking. Now that’s top notch!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our waiter Rosario was outstanding! He and his bus boy were very attentive and he made great suggestions. We were a party of 9 in town for two sisters bday and he made the occassion very special. I love this place and would definitely recommend to all to try!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were having an early dinner prior to the theatre and the menu offered a nice variety of options, service was prompt and food was good. My only complaint is $6.00 for a cappuccino - that really seems excessive!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

great service. Menu can be modified for GF dining.. just ask server. They even had GF ravioli and gnocchi. Large portions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent overall experience. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fabulous and abundant. Three of us took home food for the next day.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Came in for restaurant week. Special menu had a lot of great options to chose from. Service was great and food was so tasty. Too home some of my app and entree, it was so much food! Will be back!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent with large portions. The service was also excellent; we had no delays being seated and served. The hostess and greeter were friendly and polite. The dining area was roomy and comfortable. It was truly a delightful experience dining at LaScala and I highly recommend it as a restaurant for a great meal.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I went there on Friday night for my birthday celebration. While we did have to wait 45 mins for our table to be ready even with a reservation, the staff totally made up for it. The awesome bartender gave my friends and I a round of drinks for free due to the long wait. He also gave me another free drink for my birthday. The waiter was quick and friendly. The food was DELICIOUS and portions were huge. The bartender came back over and gave us a free bottle of champagne to celebrate. The staff went above and beyond. My friends and I were very grateful. I would definitely go back there again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were seated right away in accordance with our reservation. The service was friendly and responsive. Food was delicious. Definitely a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I have been to this restaurant twice and both times the experience was great! Salmon was excellent and the service was great. I would recommend this restaurant especially if you have show tickets to Walnut Street theatre.. it is very convenient!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The waiter we had wasn’t at all pleasant with us. I also found paper in my entree, which was a shame because the first few bites were good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Really good food and service. The happy hour menu was not robust but it does start early enough to where one doesn't have to wait until 5 or 6pm to start. Also, happy hour is confined to the bar and high-top table area and it gets really crowded in that area. Overall, the food and service was excellent. Will come back.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious salad and pizza which had the perfect crust. Great meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Fine we sat in bar area

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·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were seated promptly, the food was very good and the servicer was friendly and courteous

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was cold. Veal was tough and pasta had zero flavor.
Worst Italian I have ever eaten. Sabaro would be a better choice.
Service was non existent. 20 minuets to get drinks.
DONT GO!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Service and Restaurant were nice. Food was just ok.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was delicious! The service was amazing. The only problem we had was the lobster ravioli was a tad bit salty but other then that everything was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Cozy, Authentic
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