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LaScala’s Fire- Villanova, Villanova, PA

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova

4.4
4.4
652 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
LaScala’s Fire, located in the heart of Villanova, is a fresh and vibrant addition to the university community! With a blend of Italian and American dishes, decadent desserts, a full service bar and more, this will surely become your new favorite spot to eat in Villanova!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (484) 383-3339

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We cater events and feel free to come and pick up trays.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private space that holds fifty comfortably, acquire through email, phone or come on in.

  • Neighborhood

    Villanova

  • Cross street

    Lancaster Ave and Villanova Center

  • Parking details

    Giant parking lot in the center

  • Public transit

    Train stop is blocks away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Villanova's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM,Fri - 11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
    Happy Hour throughout restaurant Monday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm Enjoy half-priced select Apps Beer and Wine Specials

Popular dishes

What 652 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Autumn

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food has been very good each time i've been there. The service is great and pretty quick. I love their cocktails as well.
  2. MC

    MCGtable

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Always love the food! Service could have been much better. Servers were talking in groups by the bar and pizza ovens. We weren’t asked about drink refills or how our food was. Server came with boxes when we were still eating. Also, this is the first time I saw the sign advising patrons that a 3.5% service fee will be added to your check if paying by card. ATM is available at the bar.
  3. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Samantha, was friendly and helpful. We ordered a variety of entrees and everyone was happy. We especially enjoyed the calamari appetizer and the burrato board.
  4. C

    Cheryl

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Decent food, although pizza arrived barely warm and undercooked. Server Sami is a gem. Too noisy for conversation, but that seems popular with lots of folks. I often wonder whether most diners would prefer less volume…
  5. DB

    DonB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Slow service. Extra charge for credit card use was unnecessary, bad business and a complete surprise. Had they made it known before eating we would have left without eating there. It is a borderline class action case as they should let customers know upfront. Food was ok but standard and nothing special.
  6. KM

    KimM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were seated in the front room at the window and it was incredible cold. On top of it people were holding open the front door which increased the cold. We actually ate with our coats on. The waiter kept apologizing and it wasn’t his fault. Service was fantastic food was great
  7. T

    Tricia

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. The times previously I ordered Veal Milanese there was a lot more arugula and tomatoes and balsamic. My dinner was just good this time and not as delicious as the previous 3 times. Our waitress was outstanding!
  8. DG

    DebG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love this place….likely training up new servers at start of a new semester - food still great!
  9. PB

    PatrickB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food is average at best. Disappointed. Nothing special about this place.
  10. DO

    DanO

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Although I was surprise when we got our check and charged a $3.50 credit card fee.
  11. EF

    ElenaF

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    This was our first time dining here, and we really wanted it to be great! The cocktails were yummy, the burrata board was generous, delicious and well-priced. We were so excited for the main course, and we both ordered veal. It was really, really weird. It didn’t taste like veal (he got Marsala, I got piccata), the texture was… hard to explain. Kind of like ground beef? The portion was small (which was fine since it wasn’t very tasty) and buried in pasta… which veal usually isn’t. We agree will give this place one more try, and stick to pizza and a pasta dish.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Very overrated Noise is unbearable Pizza was cold cheese did not even melt
  13. AL

    AnitaL

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Waiter was super. No wait as usual. Great vibe!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It was loud for a Monday. This was our 2nd time there. First time- everything was excellent. Ordered crispy artichokes- they were good. For dinner, the veal picatta had no flavor. The tortellini with peas and prosciutto- also not a lot of zest or flavor. Our waiter mumbled when he spoke. All 4 entrees came at different times. Not worth the prices! Won’t go back.
  15. G

    Giller

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch.
  16. k

    kris

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cute restaurant with great food and service. Great place to hang out and eat pizza with friends. Highly recommend this spot.
  17. r

    remem86

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We tried La Scala for the first time this weekend for lunch. Lovely atmosphere, very good service, and very tasty food. We shared a salad and a panini. It wasn’t crowded at all which is why noise level so low.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious New Year’s Eve dinner.
  19. j

    johns

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Drink weak, chicken tough, meatball pannini overcooked and dry
  20. K

    Kathleen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    New Year’s Eve dinner following Nova home game
  21. J

    Jkennedy

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere were great. The server was attentive and personable. Great experience. Portion sizes were plentiful. We will go back.
  22. DF

    DebraF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and servings were ample. Our server was very atentive.
  23. B

    Bobbi

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The pasta was mushy. The chicken was hard. We found out when we were given the check that they now have a 3.5% surcharge when you pay with a credit card. When I inquired why we weren’t told about the surcharge when we were seated, I was told there is a sign at the desk explaining the surcharge. When I left I saw there was a sign on the front desk which isn’t noticeable if there are people standing in front of the desk or if you are seated right away as I was. La Scala’s Fire is a restaurant that doesn’t try very hard. That’s a shame because the menu is interesting and the interior of the restaurant is attractive.
  24. JK

    JenniferK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Loved the LA Scala's fries, wings and mac n cheese. The Chopped salad I brought home was AMAZING!!
  25. KG

    KathyG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas get together
  26. f

    foodie

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Disappointed with food. Brussels sprouts were undercooked almost raw. When server told, she said she would alert the chef. For customer satisfaction they should not have charged for them.
  27. JR

    JessicaR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent. I will be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Server was fab.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a great atmosphere!
  30. KD

    KelseyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for our office holiday party. Everyone had a great time.
  31. p

    philafoodfamily

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, La Scala did not disappoint. Food was great. Service was outstanding. Our waiter, Ethan, was extremely efficient and attentive for our party of 9. He expertly handled the special dietary requests we had. We really appreciate that!!!
  32. BH

    BarbaraH

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food was fair. Pizza was the best thing we ate. Chicken and veal dishes were not good. Staff worked hard but not professional. Barbara
  33. VF

    VincentFarrrrr

    Philadelphia

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really enjoy going to LaScalla great food great service and the Wait Staff are excellent . Great spot on the Main Line Vince F
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best calamari on the Main Line!
  35. FK

    FrankK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    One comment: There was a bleach taste in the glasses.
  36. d

    dallen

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    My martini was $20 as much as my dinner, that was $20. I was with friends and couldn’t say anything at the time. I called today and:spoke to a manager who said the drink should have been 18 but could do nothing now. Very cold, no manners and said I should have said something last nite. I have been there several times and have brought new customers…what warrants that restaurant to even charge 18 for a top shelf vodka. They are not a 4 star restaurant. She could have cared less, as I said , I’ll think twice about returning. I have never complained to a restaurant, but this is outrageous. Not even I’m sorry.
  37. RG

    RetiredGourmet

    Philadelphia

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would love to see smaller portions of the entrees available at lunchtime.
  38. C

    Chuck

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Great place to meet with friends for a relaxing meal. Enjoy the full size servings for lunch.
  39. AL

    AnitaL

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great servers! La Scala’s never disappoints.
  40. BL

    BarryL

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My dinner was very good, my wife's was passable (great textures, indistinguishable taste). Pricing is moderate, everything went up a buck or two since we we're last there. I'd still recommend it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 383-3339.

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova is rated 4.4 stars by 652 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 40 times today
Google Map for LaScala’s Fire- Villanova

789 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085-1522

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lancaster Ave and Villanova Center

  • Neighborhood

    Villanova

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Giant parking lot in the center

  • Public transit

    Train stop is blocks away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (484) 383-3339

  • Catering

    We cater events and feel free to come and pick up trays.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private space that holds fifty comfortably, acquire through email, phone or come on in.

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