LaScala's - Philadelphia

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian

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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.
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipRob369
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solid inexpensive Italian restaurant in the city. I was pleasantly surprised.

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HishamN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaScala's is an extremely accommodating and amazing restaurant. From making the reservation to our actual dining experience, it was just an all-round pleasant time. I called to make a reservation last week and they had us booked within seconds. They also provide free parking accommodations in a next-door parking garage. Before arriving, I had to postpone our visit by 30 mins and they were able to do so without any problem at all. The venue itself is outstanding. It is dimly-lit and the noise level is not too high. The table was very clean and we were seated within a minute. The service was alarmingly quick. A waiter was with us immediately and our food was brought out within minutes of us ordering it. Despite the speed, the food was very nice and hot. Overall, we were in and out of the restaurant within an hour, which was perfect because we had to catch a play at the Walnut Street theater afterwards. Overall, LaScala's was a 10/10 experience and I would definitely go again and highly recommend it to others looking for some nice Italian cuisine.

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RoniM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is my second time going to LaScala's. The home made bread is unbelievable, service is always excellent, the food never disappoints. This time I realized there was free parking in the parking garage over the restaurant. Win Win

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with a group of 8 friends on. Saturday night. Apps and meals were delish and we had a small private room (unexpected bonus) for our group. Recommend!

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MeMom
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were early birds, and asked to be placed at a quiet table. There was one so conversation was easy. They had a scallop/asparagus/risotto special that was really good. although not on the menu, gluten free pasta is available.

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ThomasD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for Mom...food was very good. Had a great evening.

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vipFruitFul
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The apps are really delicious, especially the meatballs and baked eggplant. Sharing is a good idea as there are pizzas and pastas to enjoy.

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SuzyHD
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Always comes to the table hot and quickly. One of it favorite places for dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I came for dinner before attending a concert at the Wells Fargo Center. The ease of getting into the building was wonderful given there is a parking garage. The food was OUTSTANDING! We started with calamari, then had a roasted beet salad followed by fusilli with seafood. I am extremely picky with sauces and theirs was by far the best I’ve had dining out. Luigi was our server and he was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My companion tried to order fried ravioli and also another entree during this visit, and the server said they didn’t have the ingredients for either entree, which was very surprising (for an early dinner time) and disappointing. It will definitely influence our decision to return to this restaurant.

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KarenD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great go-to restaurant close to my work. Extensive menu to fit various customer preferences.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. We arrived much earlier than our reservation, but were seated right away. Adjacent parking garage makes things very convenient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ricotta board was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Our waiter Sergio was exceptional!

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MicheleK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so authentic it tasted like memories. Cannot wait to return next time we are in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to find a place close to work last minute. Set up reservation and we were seated as upon arrival. Waiter was attentive, food was really good. I will go back with my family.

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vipGaleL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before theater. Very enjoyable

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ShaneC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere even better! Absolutely loved the music that was played the entire night but in no way did it take away from the meal or any conversation that happened during.

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MikeS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good experience. Food was a little bland. Which is usually not an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Everything was just okay nothing over the top

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viplenewlin
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

One of our favorite spots. Hoping they just had an off night. our entrees were barely warm when they were brought to the table. We didn't any anything while there as we were dining late and wanted to eat. Fast forward to coffee/dessert...desert was delicious. Both choices were tasty. We ordered cappuccinos these too were notable on the cool side. I'm all for a cup of coffee that's a comfortably drinkable temperature and not scalding, lava-hot, but just barely tepid is not the right temp.

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vipAronD
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always reliable for a pre-theater dinner with friends. Big menu, great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ate at LaSala’s for Valentine’s Day and it was awesome. I ordered the Chicken San Remo and my boyfriend got the Chicken Parmigiano. We shared a Caesar salad and fried calamari. Calamari was the best I have ever had! Chicken parm was amazing too. Everything was well portioned and we are definitely stopping in here again for date night!

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KristenM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I visited for dinner on Valentine’s Day and we were blown away. The staff was extremely attentive and kind, and when we requested a booth instead of a table, they immediately accommodated our request. Although a busy night, our food was out in less than 15 minutes. Amazing service and even greater food. Would definitely recommend.

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TylerK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing as always. But service was on the slower side , it seemed that our waiter had been stretched too thin and had way to many tables and couldn’t give each table the service they deserved

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!!

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Taina
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!!

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VictoriaH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

By far the worst customer service I have ever seen. Would never recommend to anyone. Very disappointed coming in as a tourist. Rude waiter, never filled up our water, never asked if we wanted another round of drink, and didn’t bring bread when asked. Did not even deserve the tip we left.

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vipJoseph
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food is always good but service was extremely off tonight. Food was rushed. The waiter and other staff were so annoying trying to clear plates before we were done to the point we had to say something. And the entrees came out before we even finished our appetizers. It wasnt that busy that they needed to turn the table. Again, food was wonderful but I wont go back again due to the service.

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StephenP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very good restaurant. Parking was very convenient and I would definitely go back.

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed LaScala's for lunch. We went there on a Saturday afternoon before seeing a show at the theater. We were promptly greeted and given a nice seat location. We started with two glasses of wine. I had wonderful chianti and my wife had a glass of Cabernet. Both were quite good and reasonably priced. Very good selection by the glass and very fair prices by the bottle.

I ordered the Brussels sprouts appetizer. What a fantastic opening with roasted sprouts, with vinegar and pancetta I believe. Just perfectly prepared. But what a sizable portion. We had our main meal delivered with it. My wife had a pasta with prosciutto and I had a chicken parmesan sandwich. WOW !! Both were outstanding. But the portions were HUGE !!

The food was so good we took half of each course home in a doggie bag. Yes, we put them in the car before the afternoon play began (So glad it was a cold winter day !)

Our waiter could not have been more gracious and was available as needed. Just an overall GREAT experience.

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EileenC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location is easy to find. Parking garage is right along side and exist out into Federal building, do not have to go outside to get into restaurant and parking is free. Party of 6 women for a get together, we were not rushed, waiter was excellent but not pushy to get us out. Recommend entire menu, none of us had a bad meal. It was so good on Friday night one woman went back Saturday with her husband and another couple and said it was just as good.

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SusanF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Definitely not a quiet place to dine, but the service was second to none and the food was prepared exactly as requested, which was a huge plus! Would definitely dine there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Gathered at LaScalas before walnut street theater. Free parking too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been to the restaurant in about ten years, I was very pleased with the service and the menu ALSO they validate parking so that is a plus.

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KimC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Been there several times
This was by far the best experience
Our waiter - Sergio - was spectacular
In the past I found the classic dishes way too salty
Not this time
The stripped bass special was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love the restaurant and go often, but when I sat in a booth next to the window, the first thing I noticed was how dirty and dusty the window blinds were! Please clean them especially since people are eating at the table right next to them.

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LaScala's - Philadelphia is rated 4.6 stars by 2528 OpenTable diners.

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