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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

**WE ARE OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING 12:00PM - 8:00PM**

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

LaScala's will be OPEN for Thanksgiving!
Taking reservations 12-7:30pm

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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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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

value

4.3

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Casual (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (8)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Reservation was for 6 pm, didn’t have beverages or bread on the table until 6:45. Other than the slow service, food was phenomenal. Ate here the night before the Philadelphia Marathon for a carb feast!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food is excellent and the atmosphere is great too!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Was in town for the Philly marathon and ate dinner here. Food was excellent! Would definitely come back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have visited this restaurant a number of times. It has always been a great experience. Service is excellent and the food has always been very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

the pizza there is really good, the salads are awesome, and the bread......just fantastic. Love the place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and the hotel mentioned this as one of the restaurants close to the hotel. Our server was cheerful and reasonably helpful. The arugula salad and the beet & goat cheese salad were decent, but the entrees (veal marsala and veal saltimbuca) were not very appealing in appearance, and were overcooked and not particularly tasteful. It was pleasant enough, with a noise level that permitted conversation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was not my first time dining there. I have multiple visits with friends and co-worker's. This was the worst experience ever, I made such a big deal about the food and the over ambiance of the reaturant. Very disappointed with the service.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Visiting the city

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tiramisu was not good; other reasons I am personally taking up with the restaurant myself.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food. Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

great place for groups. good menu choices and delicious pasta

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Terrific place. Food was amazing. Service outstanding...warm and friendly. So good on so many levels.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in the City! The food is always delicious and the service is great! Plus the free parking pass for the nearby lot makes it worthwhile to go into the city! This time we shared the fried calamari appetizer and then we both had the fusilli seafood entree, but instead of fusilli pasta we had whole wheat penne pasta! The calamari was incredible and the batter was so light & flavorful! The entree was truly amazing! The vodka blush sauce had an awesome taste and the seafood was plentiful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great restaurant. Beautiful restaurant. Lively atmosphere. Food was great and large portions. Definitely recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had the pork chop with hot cherry peppers & it was so tender and delicious. My cousin had the salmon and she really liked it and our friend had the fusilli with the seafood she also liked it. We also had the fried calamari which was very tender and the roasted beet salad which I get every time I go there, It's so good. We shared the tiramisu also delicious. Never had a bad meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had a customer dinner there. Our waiter, Micheal was great. The service was outstanding and Micheal made our customers experience great. The food and atmosphere were great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The head waiter in charge could have been a little more nicer. The other waiters were great , attentive, and overall hands on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great place for dinner. Service and food were great. So glad we stumbled across this treasure.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice place to have lunch and to catch up with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were a party of six seated at 6:00. We had tickets for the theater at 8:00. We do this several times a year with no problem, but last Saturday (10/21) the service was poor. There was a large party occupying a big chunk of the restaurant, and I guess this caused the problem. We ordered at about 6:10, got our appetizers fairly quickly, but main courses came after 7:00. One diner got part of her dinner later, and then another part came even later. This is not typical, but management needed to either: close the restaurant except for the party, adapt to the large party with extra staff, or let regular diners know that service would be slow and they should come early if necessary to meet a time deadline.
The food was excellent as usual; but we felt rushed and didn't have time for coffee or dessert.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant consistently offers good food, good service and a nice atmosphere all at a reasonable price. The free parking is an extra special bonus helping to make the visit well worth while.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Highly recommend the octopus salad. The meatball appetizer was very tasty as well. Our antrees came out and they were hot and tasted great. Desserts looked great although we opted not to indulge. Waiter did a nice job.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time my wife and I ate at La Scalla's, our meals were very good I would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is good and it is very convenient to the Walnut Street Theater, three blocks away. One incentive is the free evening parking with an entree purchase. The garage is located around the corner, but an inside entry means you never have to walk outside in bad weather or late at night. It is also convenient to the Ben Franklin Bridge and I-95.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time here and was a great experience. Good food, good atmosphere. And parking was free and easy! Will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our Pasta selections were excellent! My grandson really enjoyed his meal. Expect to revisit in the near future. Thank you.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was there with my sister for lunch. The salad came quickly, but our entrees took forever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times. The food and service are always excellent. We particularly recommend the salmon.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Delicious calamari, pasta was perfect.

Wish they had better Italian beers... or honestly anything more than what they have.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I normally have a great experience at LaScala, but this visit was not the norm. We came during the not crowded happy hour and sat outside. It took 20 mins to get service. When we went went in to question service, the waiter finally came out. He said it was the hosts fault, not his, with no apology. We ordered only happy hour items. Toasted ravioli and meatballs were delicious. The Lascala cheese steak rolls and the calamari were both dry and not good. I asked the waiter to clean our table which was dusty from outside. It took him 10 mins and after I asked another waited for him to come back and do it. There were other things, but this is all I'll describe. Overall, the service brought the meal down.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good value, very good service, the food and drinks were tasty

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We have been here before and have always enjoyed the food and found the service to be attentive. Also, love the fact that you can park free if having dinner, in a very convenient lot. All in all, nothing to dislike or complain about but instead do recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We always enjoy our visits here. This time we found all drinks overly expensive. Coffee too. After all this is not NYC Also, there was an additional charge on our bill for an item that we did not order nor receive. ????

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service and food was outstanding. We were a large group in from out of town, on a Sunday night, and the staff not only waited for us and stayed open later, they were attentive and didn’t rush us at all. They even gave us complimentary limoncello to celebrate a birthday. Would 100% recommend, and will definitely return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We dined at LaScala early Sunday evening before our play at Walnut Street Theatre. Service was great, I was first to arrive and they seated me right away even though my whole party wasn't there yet. We shared the started of the octopus salad - it was unique, I have never had it with chickpeas before, but the octopus was cooked very well. The mushroom and goat cheese pasta, seafood fusilli, and penne vodka were all fantastic. Unfortunately we did not save room for dessert. We accidentally left our play tickets on the table - and they called us right away to let us know - that bit of service really stood out! We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service and food is always excellent. Located just west of National Mall Capital / Liberty Bell.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was AMAZING! Service was above and beyond! Portions were more then generous. Best fried calamari I've ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Everytime I visit Lascalas it's a great dining experience. The food is awesome and the service is always great. Can't wait for my next visit.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great service by James at the bar - great - great Restsurant week menu

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went during restaurant week, it was a great experience. Plan to visit the other locations.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Happy Hour
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