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About La Scala
Regional Italian cooking at its finest
Since our opening, La Scala has been dedicated to presenting a menu which balances the very best in traditional Italian cuisine
as well as 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 an indoor bocce ball court, a large dining room, private event space and a wine room.
Ask about our Private Rooms available for special events, parties, and corporate meetings.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30 - 7:00pm, Sunday 3:00 - 8:00pm
$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 only. Can also be rented out for $75/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, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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.
- Special Happy Hours monthly.
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
A large group of colleagues and I (16 people) met up here for dinner & drinks. The waitstaff was able to merge our reservations into two tables, which was nice because I was not able to reserve a table of more than 10 via OpenTable. The did was good - not a lot of veggies but everyone seemed to enjoy their food.
Very good food, wonderful service. The menu was traditional Italian unfortunately the taste was par with traditional. With so many restaurants nearby, i would think this venue would add a little more thought to their recipes and presentation.
Gorgonzola cheese bread was VERY tasty!
Just moved to the Baltimore area and had family in town for the week. Wanted to treat them to dinner in Little Italy. Plenty of choices in the area if you love Italian. This place was fabulous. Food and service were spot on. Noise level is a little high so expect to yell over the table at peak hours. But the experience is well worth it.
La Scala was a delightful surprise. The unassuming exterior, opens to a number of intimate dining rooms that are tastefully decorated giving the diner an impression of a much smaller restaurant. The food is simply delicious and the service was prompt and accurate. The prices were quite reasonable for such a good dining experience.
I have been to this restaurant a couple of times and it is always good. It is very hard to decide what to get, because everything on the menu looks and sounds good. They have a nice bar when you walk in which makes waiting for your party very easy. The wine list is extensive and the wait staff are well informed, so you can ask for a suggest.
If you are looking for a nice Italian dinner, this is the place to go.
They also have $8 valet parking which is great, since parking is sometimes are to find in this area.
I came to Baltimore a few weeks ago and my Uber driver had said many good things about La Scala. He said it's a local favorite, and highly recommended it. I came back a week ago with my girlfriend and figured we would give it a try. It had a lot of promising reviews. Valet made it easy to park. They accommodated us with a table where we could sit next to eachother as opposed to across. The food wasn't bad, and it wasn't great. It was somewhere in between. Given all the reviews and previous suggestion I was expecting a lot more. Perhaps it was an off night, but it just felt overly hyped. Calamari was chewy, chicken parm was lackluster, penne was too al dente, and my girlfriends meal was warm not hot. She didn't finish eating it, and the morning didn't feel well.
There was a mix of people from awkward first dates to long time friends to families catching up. I wouldn't go for the food. It seemed more like the type of place to pass time while catching up and indulging in a selection of wines and cocktails with a sampling of Italian classics.
We went for my son's 21st birthday and had a wonderful time. Although we ended up with quite a large group (he invited 12 of his closest friends) the service was fantastic and the food delicious. A rousing game of bocce on the indoor court was the perfect way to end the evening. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
La Scala impressed yet again. Wonderful calamari and bruschetta, best Sangiovese I've had in years, just incredible main pasta and chicken dishes. Desserts excellent. Plus the family got to play a bocce match after. We've been about four times now over the past year and it is excellent each time. Much better than any Italian we've had in DC.
Our first time here, but won't be our last. We got there way early and they made us feel comfortable. Calamari and grilled caesar salad were yummy. One of us had special of rockfish with crab and shrimp topping, one had veal marsala and the other had veal with prosciutto and mozzarella and artichokes. Everything was superb and very reasonably priced; portions were quite large.
We've visited La Scala many times and never had a bad experience. The ambiance is wonderful. Sam was very patient and helped us go through the impressive menu to find just the right entrees. Nino, the owner, made time to chat with us. Our only regret was that we didn't finish our delish meal until after 11 and there were no Cannoli to be found! It was another great evening and we'll be back soon!
This was our 4th visit to La Scala. We consider it one of the best Italian restaurants on the East Coast. The food, wine and ambiance are exceptional. We shared an eggplant rollatini appetizer and each had a grilled Caesar salad. I should add that the complimentary marinated vegetables and bread are very good. We had wine off the large "by the glass" list. For entrees my wife had Chicken alla Scala with crab meat and artichokes in a white wine sauce which she loved. I had a monster grilled veal chop with mushrooms. It was so large I could only eat one half of it, I'm looking forward to the left overs. There was no room for dessert.
Please make reservations as La Scala is deservedly very busy.
We have been here many times and are never disappointed. Most recently we ordered the octopus salad over arugula. Amazing. My husband ordered veal and I odered pastsa with pesto. Both were superb. Our waiter Jose was attentive but not annoying; funny and sincere.
Went here for Valentine's Day. Before we were even seated, the hostess was extremely friendly. They had a special menu which had some terrific entrees, I took much much longer than I normally do because every one looked amazing. Their wine list was lengthy and again took awhile to pick the one I liked the most. Service was excellent, food was excellent, wine was excellent. Cannot recommend enough for a fancy night out for Italian.
I am not a fan of Italian places because they give such small portions for entrees. I have come to realize that you do not go to Italian restaurants to get full unless you go the entire 3 to 4 course route. With that said La Scala had small portions (as to be expected) but the food was delicious. Nothing fancy but it is what you should expect from a great Italian. GREAT tasting Veal (which I order) and my lady had Shrimp and Crab Fettuccini and could not finish it. Decor was classy and elegant. Big dining area is on the second floor. This is a perfect date restaurant/special night place. I am giving it 4 stars based on other restaurants in its class, it is among the best of them
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