La Scala - Baltimore

4.5
3104 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

Since our opening, La Scala has been dedicated to presenting a menu which balances the very best in traditional Italian cuisine and innovative specialties. We welcome you to stop in to experience our elegantly casual atmosphere accented perfectly with Chef Nino’s authentic and unforgettable creations.

La Scala features homemade pasta, an indoor bocce ball court, private event space and complimentary shuttle.

Ask about our Private Rooms available for special events, parties, and corporate meetings.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JosephP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Little Italy. Food is outstanding and staff is always professional and attentive. Don't leave without an Espresso Martini!!!

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vipkingedward
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Little Italy in a number of years. Loved the atmosphere and enjoyed dinner with my family. Antonio was a wonderful waiter and enjoyed all of his recommendations. Will definitely come back another time.

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Markk
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! You can tell he had been there a very long time, and had expertise. The food was very good, a lot of vegetarian options which sometimes makes dining difficult with my daughters, so a very pleasant surprise. The grilled Caesar special was delicious.

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GGLP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus Appetiser - Delicious as was dinner. Our server was fantastic. Could be our favorite Italian Restaurant in B-More.

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BrendanM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited La Scala on a weekday and I cannot say enough good things about the entire evening. The server, Delia, was absolutely wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the wines and foods. The grilled Caesar salad was incredible. Both veal dishes we had were equally excellent. Delia was entertaining but never obtrusive. I never felt rushed or crowded but always attended to. I would recommend La Scala to everyone. Little Italy is such a nice section of Baltimore.

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KellyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great date night at La Scala on Saturday. Our table was ready for us when we arrived, and the service was up-to-par. Never had our water glasses empty. The food had great flavors and good portion sizes. Can't wait to return

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vipChip
New England
97 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to Baltimore for years. So sorry it took me so long to find this gem. Excellent homemade food! Will put it on a must stop!

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vipDeene3
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went with a group of 6 for a Birthday celebration. Nice touch they came out with tiramisu with candles. The swordfish special was out of this world, cooked to perfection, all other meals were fantastic. Of course the stringbeans were soooo good and well as the grilled Ceasar salad.

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vipVeggieaddict
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vegan menu. I hope they continue to carry vegan options.

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IrisT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during MD Vegan week. Everything was wonderful! I hope the vegan pasta remains as an option because I could eat a big bowl of just that.

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vipPaddc
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely old style Italian restaurant, seems to be family run judging by the variety of people who came by our table to ask how we were enjoying our meal, which was delicious. Very close to inner harbor. I highly recommend.

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averyp
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino was a delight to meet as was his mother. Such a wonderful family feeling you get with the staff.

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WilliamS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous traditional Italian cuisine with a great atmosphere. I am headed back with each visit to Baltimore.

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Susie
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I organized a dinner at La Scala for a group of 15, which was higher from the original amount reserved and La Scala was very accommodating. Everyone in the group loved the venue and the service provided by Carlos was excellent. The best part of the evening was the food, which was delicious! I’d definitely book a large group here again. One tip... we had a person in the group who walks assisted by a walker and unbeknownst to me, our table was reserved on the second floor. The only way to access it was going up a flight of stairs. It was very difficult for that person, but with perseverance he was able to get to the table and enjoyed the event.

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vipTinaC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were delicious!! Everything tastes so fresh and I love the food choice! They easily agreed to substitute an ingredient in my pasta and I appreciated that.

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johnc
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always some the of the best Italian food in the Baltimore area. Along with exceptional service.

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KristenT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time had by all. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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LynneL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vegan Week menu was creative and fantastic. We loved everything about the dinner and La Scala. We’ll be back soon. We hope to see more vegan friendly items on the menu!

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MDhappytraveler73
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where else can a family gather for great food overlooking fun entertainment for kids and adults alike (bocce court)? The service is excellent, a parking garage is just around the corner, the food was excellent and the decor is warm and inviting. What more could you ask for?

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MaryG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing service !! Description of menu by waiter was truly delivered with enthusiasm . Food top notch and will be back .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a side table upstairs and it was a bit noisy with various merriment going on but not so much that we could not have a conversation. Food was great! Fig & pancetta special appetizer could have offered some more taste but still nice. Grilled Caesar was good as were the special breads. My husband loved the veal & shrimp Baltimore. Shrimp & crab fettuccine Alfredo and our daughter loved the gnocchi.

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vipJesse
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently fabulous. Can’t beat their service and food. Love this place!!! Thanks Nino!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliziosa!

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vipDalton
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fantastic experience. Food, staff, and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Little Italy. Had branzino which was cook perfectly.

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BillB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gamberi with shrimp & sausage in red sauce was exceptional Great service!

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RichardEvans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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AuntieFrantie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is carefully prepared. Expect heavier dishes, rather than a lighter, more modern fare. Service was attentive and friendly.

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vipLauraW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double birthday celebration with far away friends. Perfect in every way! Balcony seating was perfect. Waiter ( Antonio?) was excellent - interactive, friendly, kind, attentive but not overbearing. We all loved our meals and the house wines were wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall impressed but very expensive. I came here with my parents and my boyfriend. I expect to pay top dollar at an Italian restaurant, and the restaurant delivered on a very large dinner portion. However, the cheese plate was underwhelming with 8 tiny slices of cheese for 4 people. I wouldn’t get that again but otherwise very good!

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AnnW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous find for us during our brief trip to Baltimore. Food and Service were second to none! Love the atmosphere and best of all we received a complimentary pickup at our hotel.

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vipabcdefg
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate at La Scala and felt very well taken care of by the waitstaff. We really enjoyed the food, very authentic old school Italian with a very large menu and a lot of specials as well. The ambience was nice - the restaurant was clean and the decor was relaxing. There's a bocce ball court in the restaurant as well!

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ChrisB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple elegance. Great service, great Chef. Went with a group of 10, service went without a hitch. In and out in 2 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in Baltimore for a family trip which we’ve been planning for a while. Part of that planning was finding where we would eat our first night. We researched Italian restaurants in Baltimore and LaScala just seemed the right place for us.

As soon as we stepped inside we felt we’d made the right decision. We walked upstairs and through rooms full of happy diners on our way to our table fo 10. We all ordered different things and shared our meals. The food was just amazing. What a wonderful experience!

Thank you LaScala!

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GoodEats
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service with very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. All the food was delicious.

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JustinU
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date, food was high quality, wine selection was extensive. They have solid cocktails and many great dishes on the menu. Everything we tasted was on point. Indoor bocci courts in the bar downstairs were a charming touch.

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BonnieA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our out of town guests loved everything from the old world charm, attentive and personable service, and wonderful wine and dinner. The four of us had great variety—bronzino, veal chop, traditional (yet far from ordinary) homemade pasta, grilled Caesar, and anti pasta. Although they have an extensive wine list, their house wines are delicious.

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JosephS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance, terrific waitress...Delia.

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