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About La Scala
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.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday : 4:30pm - 10 pm, Friday - Saturday : 4:30 pm - 11 pm,
Sunday : 2 pm - 10 pm
Happy Hour : Monday - Friday 4:30 - 7 pm, Sunday 3 pm - 8 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Home to Baltimore's only indoor bocce ball court! Available on a first-come first-serve basis for dinner customers. It can also be rented out for $100 an hour.
Off-site catering is available for pickup or delivery, both lunch and dinner. Please contact a manager for details.
We offer valet 7 nights a week. Cost is $8 per car. Street parking is also available for 3 hours, and the Little Italy Parking Garage is just around the corner.
We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from all downtown hotels.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
- Happy Hour - Mon-Fri 4:30 - 7 and Sun 3-8. Try our new MEXITALIAN menu!
- Wine dinners throughout the year.
Send your email and home address so we can update you on all of our upcoming events.
La Scala offers private rooms that seat anywhere from 14 - 180 guests. Whatever your event may be, we can assure you that our wonderful team will make it memorable!
La Scala Ratings and Reviews
Our experience at La Scala was great! We've eaten at every restaurant in Little Italy and La Scala is our new favorite. Really excellent menu with traditional and non-traditional Italian dishes. Everything we received was well-prepared and tasty. Good wine list.
La Scala is always excellent dining. This was our third visit as a family and it certainly did not disappoint. We first ordered Antipasto Originale, which was impeccably good. For my main course, I ordered Risotto Mare E Monti, which was incredible. We finished off our meal with lemon and chocolate cannolis, which rounded out dinner nicely. Overall, it was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was humorous as well as very professional. Highly recommend.
Visiting from out of town and chose La Scala based on reviews. Coming from an Italian family, our expectations of Italian food might be slightly elevated. La Scala did not disappoint! Great selections, some with a twist to reflect the Baltimore area. Will definitely return when we are back in the area. Fried calamari done to precision! Had the veal and shrimp Baltimore myself, my husband a special of the night. Could not fit dessert but took a Tiramisu to go- AWESOME late night snack!
This was my first time and we enjoyed the meal. The waiters were very attentive just not very friendly. There were three waiters/busboys that worked our table of 4. The head waiter seemed annoyed that we did not get coffee or dessert. He just wasn't great and that is why I did not give the restaurant a great review. The food was really good and the atmosphere is really great. I would go back for sure just hopefully a nicer waiter in the future. The bar looked like a nice place to meet up with friends.
La Scala NEVER disappoints. If you are Italian (or love Italian food), love a good charcuterie board and wine as much as I do, and aren't opposed to a warm, thin nutella filled crepe with strawberries and fluffy whipped cream, this is the place for you. You won't regret it and the service is unprecedented! Nothing says personal like the Chef stopping by your table to make sure everything was to your liking. I went with 6 other girls for a birthday dinner and La Scala treated the birthday girl like a princess. Love it every time and will always be back.
I took my son to this fantastic Italian restaurant after the football game. A number of people recommended it to us. We couldn't have had a better experience. The seared Caesar Salad was amazing. The grilled octopus succulent and flavorful. The daily pasta was a creamy tomato based lobster and shrimp mix over homemade penne. It was perfect! The veal Saltimbocca was also delicious. Overall this was a 5 star meL.
My mother, aunt, boyfriend and I had such an amazing time at La Scala. Having been there a few times before, we were just as impressed with the outstanding service. Our servers are always so friendly and attentive and most importantly, KNOWLEDGEABLE. You cannot beat having all of your questions answered with ease and without feeling like a burden. As for the food, everything was phenomenal, with the exception of my grilled caesar salad special I ordered. The others at the table were delicious, but mine got pretty burnt. The gorgonzola bread is something made from heaven. I mentioned in the reservation that we were celebrating two birthdays, and they had cards at the table for us as well as complementary pieces of tiramisu! Will definitely be back and will continue to recommend this place to everyone I know who is looking for excellent Italian cuisine with equally excellent service.
The restaurant has gone through some changes to attract a more casual / tourist crowd. The ‘fine dining atmosphere’ has suffered in the process. The indoor bocci court, when in use, creates a great deal of noise in the open restaurant. Antonio, our server, was very good and the food quality was excellent.
My husband and I ate at LaScala during our most recent stay in Baltimore. My husband had contacted them in advance since we were celebrating our anniversary and they went out of their way to help him make the night special including specialized place cards and place settings. The food also did not disappoint, the lobster pasta special was one of the best dishes I've ever had! Would definitely visit LaScala on our next Baltimore visit!
We found the restaurant wonderful in all respects. It was unfortunate that we were seated near a table o very loud talkers . I could hear their conversation better than the conversation with my friends. That is not the fault of the restaurant however, although there could be some noise abatement in wall hangings etc to make it quieter.
The valet was good except for turning off the automatic lights. I had a rental car and didn't know how to put the switch beac to auto. I wish valets in general would not change the settings like that; if it is on auto leave it there.
Otherwise great evening and we will return..
Why eat at one of the chains on the Harbor when you can walk two blocks and eat here? Great classic Italian food, nice wine list (good low and mid-priced wines, but also some high end too), service is very professional. Nice atmosphere too - wish I lived closer! I rated it outstanding for what it is - a great neighborhood Italian restaurant.
Our Anniversary. Food was mostly very good. Started with figs stuffed with gorgazola cheese & wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of greens. It was absolutely delicious! Next was a Caprese Salad, a tomato, mozzarella cheese, olive oil presentation. This dish was our only disappointment. The mozzarella was very good but the tomatos were not and spoiled the dish. Entrees were Veal Picata and Veal Baltimore and both were excellent. To top off the evening our waiter brought us a lovely piece of lucious Tiramisu with a lit candle to help us celebrate!
The GM of the Marriott suggested la Scala....as did the bellman at the Royal Sonesta. The place is tucked into a great Italian neighborhood with lots of local color and charm.
While we did not have the best table (near the hallway to the kitchen) the atmosphere was very classy. I expected to see The Godfather walk through any moment!
Great service. Food was outstanding. The grilled Caesar salad is not on the menu, but it was awesome!
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