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LaScala's Fire-University City, Philadelphia, PA

LaScala's Fire-University City

4.6
4.6
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
LaScala's Fire at University City, Right now we are a BYOB, Full Bar coming soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 397-4481

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Quentin Wills

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    33rd st and Chestnut Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Buses stop right on the corner and train is a few blocks away

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Kid Friendly

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  1. B

    Bryan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food is not bad but it’s nothing special and middle of the road quality at best. Everything else is great
  2. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great classic and contemporary Italian food in large portions. BYOB.
  3. DG

    DerekG

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Great service, and great food. Get a lot of food for your money.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice neighborhood restaurant
  5. EL

    ElaineL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food..great service. A little too loud to be able to have dinner conversation
  6. A

    Anne

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was fresh and delicious. Good service, nice people. Not many people but still had to wait longer than anticipated for one of the meals--but worth the wait.
  7. FH

    FrederickH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and the service was excellent!
  8. JM

    JanM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    A bit disappointing compared to the first time we were there. Food not as well prepared snd one entre took much longer to be served
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was graduation weekend at restaurant was packed and the staff was incredible and so nice!!!
  10. JW

    JimW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Atmosphere was great too!
  11. c

    carmenr

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our daughter’s graduation dinner and enjoyed it very much. Our pasta dishes were delicious. Ricotta board is our favorite.
  12. CY

    CYNTHIAA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection, good service, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Will definitely return. Wonderful Mother's Day dinner.
  13. d

    deborahw

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Nice interior very varied menu. Our server Brion was beyond outstanding While they wait for their liquor license you can byob or they will offer you a glass of complimentary wine.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We cannot say enough about this place! Not only is the food delicious, but the service is above and beyond!! My new favorite UCity spot
  15. DV

    DebV

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service and food was great. We shared the arancini, the chopped salad and the rigatoni. Everything comes out in big bowls and it was easy to share. The restaurant felt cramped and the music was very loud.
  16. AB

    AlliB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was really excited to have an Italian restaurant locally, but I was not impressed with LaScala’s. I will say our server was great, but not so much the food. I got the chicken parm, it was a large portion, but the chicken was too thick, overdone and not very flavorful. The sauce was just ok. This part is minor, but they don’t provide bread, which is pretty odd for an Italian restaurant. It is loud, but that is to be expected since it is a younger crowd in a college area. They just recently opened their University City location, so may improve with time!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice new spot in UC good for families, friends, work gatherings etc. Good food and service was timely, pleasant and accommodating
  18. E

    Eric

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The arancini was cold and not great. The pizza was simply not good. The sauce was bad and I order it with chicken and it was diced. To make everything worse, it was byob and two pizzas and appetizers were $87. Overall, it was not a good experience.
  19. SM

    SandraM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The service was impeccable! Definitely would recommend
  20. HK

    HomeKooc

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Very nice server. Food was okay. Serviceable but not anything to write home about. Portions were very large (too big). Solid Italian-American fare (Jersey style Italian - which is exactly what they promise). Would be fine with eating here again but would not go out of my way to come here. Zavino was better.
  21. c

    charlie

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a good place to eat around university city. Music inside is loud; the happy hour ends early at 5:30. Starters are good and authentic, the pizza is decent. Fairly priced. BYOB right now.
  22. DF

    DaveFortCollins

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Didn't realize they don't have a liquor license. BYOD
  23. EM

    EricaM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the most incredible place, we had an amazing waitress named Ilana (spelling?) and either the Owner or Manager took care of us in a way that I didn’t even think was possible this day in age. We were in town for Specialist appts at CHOP, and the level of care and empathy demonstrated from perfect strangers at this restaurant gave us hope, feelings of joy, and showed that people do really care about each other❤️ The food was amazing, the staff, the atmosphere, this restaurant deserves way more than 5 stars! We cannot wait to come back again soon!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had been touring colleges with my family and just needed a pleasant place for pasta and pizza. This was a great dining experience made better by the manager who was attentive above and beyond. The food was great and the service was too. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting (or living) in the University City area
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!!! Can’t wait to come back. Loved the music too!

    LaScala's Fire-University CityResponded on April 13, 2022Can't wait to have you back !!

  26. S

    Shell

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great and the food was delicious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  28. L

    Leah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely restaurant!! We loved our food and the staff was so kind seating us with our family and little ones. We really look forward to coming back.
  29. JM

    JanM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good varied menu. Great salads. Generous portions. Straightforward cuisine reasonably priced.
  30. KS

    KunjalS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service. Great affordable food.
  31. PG

    PG13

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We hope this location is still working out start up issues. The salad was very good, but the pizza had little flavor, and the texture and flavor of the meatballs were not good. As of Feb 12, 2022 they did not yet have a liquor license. We were given complimentary wine, but they were running out. On the plus side, the service was excellent. As we are always in the area we will try again after they receive their liquor license in April.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. Great food and great service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

LaScala's Fire-University City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 397-4481.

LaScala's Fire-University City is rated 4.6 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for LaScala's Fire-University City

3200 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    33rd st and Chestnut Street

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Buses stop right on the corner and train is a few blocks away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Quentin Wills

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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