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LaScala’s Fire- Villanova, Villanova, PA

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova

4.4
4.4
571 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 31 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

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What 571 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Renval

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The restaurant is very nice looking. Our waitress was great. The food was also very good but the noise level is prohibitive for elderly people.
  2. JS

    JamesS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We have been here previously and it was terrific. Unfortunately, this time was not great. They were out of drink specials. We did not get utensils and had to go searching for them. Water/drinks refilled very infrequently. Restaurant seemed overwhelmed by huge number of Villanova Family weekend people. Staff was nice but couldn’t keep up. Food was less good than previous visits.
  3. p

    philafoodfamily

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great meal! Lunch Caesar salad with chicken, chicken parm, ricotta board, pizza. All great choices for our crew.
  4. S

    Stef

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience and good food! The only suggestion would be to have varied seasonal specials.
  5. s

    scotg

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour. Good food. Excellent wait staff. Good cocktails
  6. KR

    KathyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal, service was good with the exception of some timing issues.
  7. AC

    AdrianeC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went last minute for dinner and it was very good. We come here pretty often. Definitely recommend
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This was an anniversary dinner for me and my wife. The restaurant was extremely noisy. We asked that the entrees come out together. They came out separately 10 min apart. Both chicken meals were overcooked. One was cold. The server could not be reached to address issues. The restaurant was definitely not for fine dining. Very disappointed.
  9. J

    Jlppsu

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was DELICIOUS! Lots of boxes and very relaxing lunch! I am NOT a fan of Ricotta but the whipped ricotta with honey was AMAZING and the strips of pizza bread they give you with it, you will need a refill to tackle the ricotta! Mac and cheese had a nice Italian cheese taste. We also got the original arancini that was a hit! Plus the main courses. Hence all the boxes. I am more of a grazer but lots of leftovers.
  10. CC

    ChristopherC

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    On a Friday evening my husband and I
  11. D

    Dawn

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious!!! Our server Jay was great!! Great place we will be back again!!!
  12. VF

    VincentFarrrrr

    Philadelphia

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food along with excellent service. A great neighborhood bar and restaurant. One of our go twos.
  13. C

    Christe

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Disappointed. Expected the food to be better based on other reviews. Only thing that was amazing was the appetizer of ricotta with honey. Our service was great.
  14. MC

    MCGtable

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love going here when visiting our Wildcat! We love the whipped ricotta and honey, arugula salad, and spicy tuna. Last night are dinner was great with the exception of chicken dishes that were ordered. Chicken was tough and not hot when placed in our pasta dishes.
  15. TP

    TaraP

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lots of vegetarian options. We enjoyed the ricotta appetizer and everything we ordered. Great service, too. We can’t wait to go back…
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, best French fries. Ask them to modify a margarita and they did it perfectly
  17. k

    kathyw

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere. Nice and varied menu. Food was just OK. Sauce was too salty. Additionally, I have a problem when server brings entree while you are still eating appetizer. Some training may help
  18. MR

    MikeR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special night out before my daughter went to middle school.
  19. F

    Frompus

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    The place was busy. The noise level was way off the charts. It was absolutely impossible to have a conversation. The waitress was sweet, but right from the beginning impossible to reach with tables inside and outside the restaurant. The food came at a slow but reasonable place. Appraisers were amazing. The rice balls were spectacular. Our favorites were the classic ones, but the mushroom ones were no slouch. Dinner was a total let down. Food was awful. Desset was again amazing. Sadly I’d never go back. Just too loud and WAY too expensive. All that with one drink was 150. Nuts.
  20. VF

    VincentFarrrrr

    Philadelphia

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place Great waitestaff and service . Cool place to hang out
  21. AS

    AngelaS

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun evening out with our parents. The artichoke and arugula salad was delicious. The whipped ricotta with honey was divine. So glad we sat in Lizzie’s section! She was patient, knowledgeable, and charming.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was alright if a little salty. Portions are ok too. It was just pretty mediocre for the price. The outdoor section is alright but it oddly quiet at times (no music playing).
  23. KB

    KBAL

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went on a Saturday night. Sat at a hightop. Server very nice. Burrata appetizer was good; tomatoes were not ripe at all though. Two dinners came out 20 minutes before other two dinners. Was told that the kitchen was behind and they were apologetic, but this is when a manager should have come out and offered a drink to those of us sitting there waiting while the others were eating - they were finished well before our meals came- we were never greeted by a manager. Food was good, though. Next time we won’t go to LaScala’s on a Saturday night.
  24. L

    Luv2eat2

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Busy busy night for restaurant..Villanova move-in day. We ate outside, summer evening choice. Our server was Outstanding! Olivia was the epitome of the best...attentive, pleasant, calm, knowledgeable + Happy to have opportunity to acknowledge such a lovely person who all 4 of us thought to be a rare gem for restaurant.
  25. VU

    VUMom

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and service was amazing! The only thing that drives me crazy is that all the food comes out at different times. I just cant eat before everyone gets their food - and now mine is cold. Meal came out before salad?? That being said.. food was excellent.
  26. RP

    RobinP

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar while waiting for our party to arrive. Bartenders were fantastic. Sangria was terrific. Lizzy was our server. She was also great and so was chicken park
  27. c

    carmenr

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed your pasta and appetizers. Great environment, service and food.
  28. MS

    MaryS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here! Food was amazing! Service was fantastic! And the drinks were awesome!!!!!
  29. E

    Eileen

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch. Shane provided great recommendations & great service. We will be back.
  30. PG

    PamG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner to celebrate our friend's milestone birthday! The meatballs and chicken parm were amazing! We will definitely be back!
  31. S

    Smith

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Hostesses, Bartender was very personable & our server Makenzie was great! Always smiling and having fun with us! Thanks! Love the Patio
  32. JB

    JenniferB

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was timed well by our sever and was delicious. Portions are generous. Izzy is a fantastic server.
  33. LD

    LizD

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed as the food and drinks are always so good!
  34. W

    Wally

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service, very good salad and pasta. And cocktail! A little too noisy to talk.
  35. v

    veggiebergertoo

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We actually didn't stay for the meal as the noise level was so loud that I couldn't have a conversation with the person sitting right across from me. We asked to move tables and it must just be the acoustics as it was too loud to think and enjoy the otherwise striking interiors. The menu looked great and we wish we could've stayed. Crazy thing is that it wasn't that busy...maybe 1/2 full but it wasn't for us.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Good size for food, did not like the “free flowing kitchen” which means when busy they will put out dishes as they are made, which means some people in your table will get their food way before others. It’s a nice place but for some reason it was really loud where you have a hard time eating each other. Feels like it is the way the tables are setup.
  37. JB

    JoyB

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent and fabulous ! Great service from Jeremy!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time in PA and loved the vibe of this Italian restaurant.
  39. c

    cathyb

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and the service is wonderful, as well. Really enjoy dining inside or out.
  40. BZ

    BobZ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food overall was good especially the fries accept I found my good to salty

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 571 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 31 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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