La Scala Italian Bistro

4.4
230 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in Dublin, Ohio, La Scala has been an icon in the Columbus area since 1972 and has grown to become both a fine dining restaurant as well as a premier banquet and wedding reception venue. After a complete renovation, the bistro dining room, martini lounge and reception rooms all have a new & modern distinctive style. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with live piano Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday and Saturday.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(614) 889-9431
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
William Lalli
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Catering
All LaScala off-site catering events also require a $500 delivery charge. This fee incorporates our set-up and tear-down costs, as well as the use of our table linens, napkins, silverware, china, and water glasses. In addition, we will also provide cake-cutting service, gift table set up, head table set up, and escort card table set up.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Dublin-Granville Rd
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Parking details
parking for 260 lighted
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Entertainment
http://www.lascalaitalianbistro.com/live-music/
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

LaScala Italian Bistro, a Central Ohio icon since 1972, is both a respected fine-dining establishment as well as a premier banquet and reception facility. We can accommodate private parties for groups of 20 to 400.

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Specials

Happy hour 11a-7pm

$2 domestic beers, $3import and crafts beers, $4 wines $5 bar bites starting at 4p,

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 9, 2018

Ends: October 10, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-7:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open from 4pm-9pm full menu and the Santa will be stopping by from 5:30 pm-7:30pm

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

open from 4pm-1030pm kitchen Dj in the main dinning room 9p-1A

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 230 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Scala has the best Italian food around! The service is always great and efficient. Our waiter was very helpful with the menu. Very romantic restaurant.

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PG
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Does this place ever give a bad meal? No! At least not in my opinion. Had wedding soup and lasagna, and both were magnificent! I enjoy the live entertainment. This is one of my favorite Columbus restaurants by far!

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DJ
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first visit to La Scala, and I was very pleased with my dining experience. The food was delicious and I loved having the piano playing in the background throughout the meal. Will definitely return!

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l
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great job honoring our seating request. Everyone very friendly. Wine recommendation good. The salmon over mushroom risotto good but very, very salty. Plus, the wild mushroom risotto with the salmon just has mushrooms. It did not include the sundried tomatoes and peppers like the main dish. It was good with just mushrooms but I will get the main wild mushroom risotto dish next time. Ravioli very good.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place for families to gather occasionally. The restaurant has a perfect atmosphere. Pianist added a wonderful touch the evening we were there. Waiters extremely polite and organized. Food was delicious and seasoned just right. Helpings were too large and prices would discourage frequent use.

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DG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance were fantastic, topped by the special service of David.

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A
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great food. And very great service. 18 people in our party and our waitress was awesome.

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It seemed like it took such a long time... to get food... we had a big group (12)... and not enough waiters

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my sons birthday. Originally they had our party of 8 seated next to the piano player. I asked if we could move because we had some people with hearing loss in our group. The host graciously moved us to a quieter area. Service and food was terrific!

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M
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went to La Scala on a date and had been there for a very long time. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food in the level of service received. I would definitely go back again in the future.

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KK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food and reputation are awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food

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MB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, very tasty. I was not too satisfied with teat the extra small lobster tail with no drawn butter. Great atmosphere and the service was A+. I would definitely revisit.

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MJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Enjoyed the piano music throughout our dinner. The meals were very good. Unfortunately, the service was only fair. Server did not inform of us the specials, we had to request bread and there was a delay in getting coffee.

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TF
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance however the Veal was too tough.

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D
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely splendid! You should be commended for your continued excellence!

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food and service. Great atmosphere, enjoy everything about this Restaurant.

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P
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Megan provided excellent service. Food was very good. Food temperature was very good. Everything was served timely. Would recommend them highly.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food ok, not up to par
Wont be going back anytime soon.

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PG
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there for lunch. I've gone several times for dinner. The buffet was fabulous and the food choices were plentiful. The value for what we received was amazing, and even came with dessert. Great value and fantastic food!

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RS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to La Scala and we were impressed both times by the excellent food and great service.

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m
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Poor service. Slow and absent waitress. Food was very good. Nice ambiance. Piano a bit loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter!

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S
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Varied menu of traditional Italian favorites. Casual ambiance. Great service with moderate pricing

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've heard many good things about La Scala but I've never actually been. I corrected this by reserving a table for myself and my girlfriend.

The menu was so full of delicious sounding options! We ended up getting the garlic bread with cheese and Italian wedding soup to start. We enjoyed both but to me the garlic bread with cheese was amazing.

For the main course, I ordered pasta vesuvio, a creamy spicy sauce on penne pasta with house made Italian sausage crumbles. The spice was too much for my girlfriend but it was good for me. Just be careful if you're not much for spice.

My girlfriend ordered the chicken Bella Vista. We both loved this chicken with white wine cream sauce!

We also had a bottle of Canyon Road Moscato that was great.

Our waiter was also very helpful, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor.

Overall a great experience at a beautiful restaurant. We're already planning to go back for lunch soon to try the pizza

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G
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice to dine in quiet restaurant for a welcome change.

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DR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant was almost empty on early Sunday evening. Service was efficient but they brought me the wrong dish. They were quick about replacing it.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Dublin. Great food and excellent service. You have to go in on Tuesday and sit with rob at the bar for happy hour and order the 8$ cheese lasagna special!!!

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S
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at La Scala but it won't be our last! Our waitress, Allison, was excellent and the food was delicious! We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends. Really worth the drive!

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Ian, the best server in Columbus! Food was great, service was impeccable. We love coming here and bringing friends and family who haven't visited this restaurant.

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DN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Friends in from out of town, 4 dinners, nothing was outstanding except the hot bread was great, as was the service. I had the shrimp and scallops dish. Everything was ala carte, soup was just ok. Very pricey for the quality. Also the large bucket near us catching water from the roof leak did nothing for the atmosphere. We have not been there for awhile & will not go back again with guests from out of town it was embarrassing.

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AP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressed with the wonderful food and outstanding staff.

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PG
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my birthday meal with Jerry the piano player, wonderful food, great ambiance, and good service. You can't go wrong with La Scala!

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VA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Service was the only thing that was good. The food reminded me of bad country club food from my childhood. Everything was very salty, loaded with different cream sauces even when they were in a red sauce.
We felt like it was a very unhealthy meal.

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LN
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Morgan was our server and did a fantastic job. He’s the best. Food was wonderful with large portions (always have some to take home and enjoy)

Great gem in Dublin!

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a going away dinner for 5 and everything was wonderful! Our server nikhil was attentive and knowledgeable. Had the veal parmigiana and it was absolutely Devine!! The piano was a very charming touch. Would recommend highly for any type of event

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FL
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on menu. My italian entree was excellent and very authentic.

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to LaScala on West Dublin-Granville Road to celebrate our 43rd Wedding Anniversary and our Brother-In-Law's Birthday. We have gone to this location before.

Our Server was Megan H (346) and she did an outstanding job from the beginning of getting our drinks to the final "free" BDAY dessert, which was a pleasant surprise (not too many restaurants do anything anymore)!!

She was friendly, very attentive to us not wanting to be "rushed", and always ready to do whatever it took to make us happy. What a nice encounter in sometimes a hurried environment, where all that matters is to take an order and get the customer out of the restaurant for another customer!!

We also told the Manager of the La Scala on West Dublin-Granville Road about Megan as we left, so he was also aware of her outstanding job.

What a wonderful experience. We will definitely go back and if possible ask for Megan again.

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M
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My wife and I first visited La Scala in 1997 shortly after relocating here in Columbus. We were very let down. The white wine initially served to us was warm and the pasta was over cooked. We then found other Italian restaurants that we liked and didn't return to La Scala until a few days ago. This time the white wine was properly chilled, the service was very good, the pianist was capable, but the pasta still wasn't al dente. We are unlikely to return.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and loved it. The atmosphere, service, and food was on point.

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