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.
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
I have been to Baltimore dozens of times ...
I have been to Baltimore dozens of times and have several "go-to" restaurants. This was my first time dining at La Scala and it has moved right to the top of the list! The food was superb and the service was just as good. Foodies will love it, as it's not your typical "red sauce" Italian restaurant. I'm already planning my next meal there. Run, don't walk, to La Scala!!
This was the third time I was at La Scal ...
This was the third time I was at La Scala. the food and atmosphere has always been very good and the service on the first occasion was excellent. however, the service on both the second and third visits was poor. On our third visit we were not given our complimentary appetizer , the waiter did not make us aware of the daily specials, and did not periodically stop at our table to ask if everything was ok. I eventually had to speak to the manager about the situation. I would recommend this restaurant for the food and atmosphere but don't expect too much from the wait staff.
Beautiful restaurant and great service. ...
Beautiful restaurant and great service. The food was very good but not amazing, alfredo was a bit bland. Presentation could have had a bit more "wow factor" to match the overall experience. Sicilian Martini was excellent!
Others have said it - La Scala is amazin ...
Others have said it - La Scala is amazing! An intimate dining room above a bar and bocce court provide a unique atmosphere. The service is impeccable - as in Italy, you are encouraged to take your time enjoying the experience. A three hour, 5-course meal is the speed La Scala fosters. With a sealed menu - suggesting you take the time to enjoy wine and a selection from the salumeria before even CONSIDERING appetizers - La Scala gently reminds you to enjoy la dolce vita.
Bring your appetite, and leave all sense of moderation at the door and you will have a fabulous time and a memorable meal.
Went to La Scala two weeks ago Saturday ...
Went to La Scala two weeks ago Saturday and had a more than excellent meal. Cured meats and cheeses to start, and an unforgettable ragu and pasta afterword. One of the best Italian meals we have had in the mid-Atlantic region. Better than any place we've tried in DC, save for La Tosca.
I have lived in Baltimore for 30+ years ...
I have lived in Baltimore for 30+ years and continue to choose La Scala as a go to. Whether it is just my wife and I or a group of people, it is a great place. Definitely one my favorite restaurants and the food and service are always A+.
A real throwback in Little Italy with ma ...
A real throwback in Little Italy with mature waiters from a bygone era. Fine food and wine in a somewhat dated venue which is part of the Little Italy charm. They even provide a shuttle service. Did not partake of the indoor bocce ball court but worth a mention here for those who might. Did I say throwback?
Not seeing the Tripadvisor hype on this ...
Not seeing the Tripadvisor hype on this one. The indoor bocce ball court is pretty cool but the rest of the decor is quite dated. Music started off with some jazz and Italian classics but quickly moved to various electronica and pop. The grilled Caesar salad wasn't bad - very large appetizer portions. Spinach and goat cheese and tomato penne was very disappointing though, as was the artichoke heart and crab appetizer, which was swimming in butter and only had a small amount of crab. Complimentary bread was rock hard - should have been an indication perhaps that the meal was going to be substandard. Extensive wine list, otherwise not recommended. And it is definitely NOT a special occasion restaurant.
I hate to write this negative review bec ...
I hate to write this negative review because it's not something I typically do. Unfortunately, my experience at Scala was so bad I have to write this.
First off, the restaurant earns two stars because Antonio, our waiter, was very accommodating. Also, the cheese platter, fried calamari, and tiramisu were delicious.
However, the real issue was the risotto. It was so dry, like just eating plain rice. Hardly any flavor at all. For $24.95 I could make my own at home. But the bad risotto wasn't the issue, it was more the terrible managerial service in dealing with an unhappy customer. First when I complained the waiter was receptive, but nothing happened. I was not offered an alternative or anything.
Thereafter, the check came, and it had $24.95 for bad risotto. I complained to our waiter, and he got the manager. The manager then proceeded to ask me why I didn't send it back at first and why I didn't ask for a manager at the onset. He then asked how much I ate. I didn't realize that a customer's satisfaction gauged to how much of the meal he ate. I ate very little and it should've been obvious that the meal was bad. The management ultimately accommodated my complaint, but there was clearly not a focus on customer service from the onset.
Also, my fiancé's penne a la vodka was less than adequate.
Seriously, not a place to return to!
I've lived in the New York City area for ...
I've lived in the New York City area for over 40 years....Dined at almost every "famous" Italian restaurant in the NYC area...LaScala is among the best true Italian restaurants I have every had the pleasure to experience. A must visit while in Baltimore! Bon Appetito!
Three couples had dinner at La Scala on ...
Three couples had dinner at La Scala on Saturday, August 27. We were seated quickly upstairs, and the table had ample room. Our waiter (from Kazakhstan) was easy to hear and did a nice job in understanding our customized requests and in making sure the chefs complied. The food was very good, came within a reasonable time, and completely satisfied our hungers. I've been to La Scala before, and each time it has been very good.
The food was ok but not really a good va ...
The food was ok but not really a good value for the money! Didn't like the fact that they gave you pasta with every entree. I ordered chicken Marsala and when I asked for potatoes instead of pasta they charged entire price for the side instead of an up charge! They were accommodating when the steaks were tough and had a lot of fat. They took them back and let them get a different type of steak. Overall it was ok but I would have rather gone somewhere like Capital Grill for those prices! My friend did love her sea-bass fish though! Parking accommodations were good. Atmosphere was very nice!
Took my kids here after a college visit/ ...
Took my kids here after a college visit/tour at Loyola University. The food was AMAZING and the server Antonio was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best meals I have had and we live right outside NYC. Highly recommend!!
We dined there with our 12 year old daug ...
We dined there with our 12 year old daughter...the staff was friendly and the food very good. The options were plenty and the meat board was super! The grilled Caesar salad was great!!!
Would go back and recommend to friends
Pleasant evening. Great ambience includ ...
Pleasant evening. Great ambience including the very unique bocci ball court indoors. Food was very good. Staff was diverse in approach - we had an older waiter who was not very descriptive but was attentive; younger waiters were more elaborative. Only negative was the valet service- brought the car and then quickly disappeared without closing my door or assisting my wife who had a cane. Maitre de was surprised and apologetic when I called later to complain and report this. There probably is ample street parking, and a public lot around the corner for half the cost of the valet.
La Scala Ristorante had amazing food, se ...
La Scala Ristorante had amazing food, service, and atmosphere. It brought me back to my time in Italy! Through our Open Table booking, we only had to wait 10 minutes for our table! Definitely a recommendation with reservations to save you from waiting on a weekend night!
This is a wonderful , upbeat, lively res ...
This is a wonderful , upbeat, lively restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy district. We liked it so much, we came back again the next night! The appetizers were delicious, the entrees some of the best I have eaten and the cannolli ...better than the North End in Boston! We will definitely return next time we are in Baltimore!
Came here for a friend's Bachelorette pa ...
Came here for a friend's Bachelorette party.y We had nothing but an incredible experience. The food was amazing, the waiter was amazing, and the chef even came out to do Limoncello shots with us! This was the third time I have been here, and I will continue to go back, even on date night :)
I don't get the love for these old Balti ...
I don't get the love for these old Baltimore favorites. The food was pretty terrible. The pasta bolognese was chilli mac. How hard to make is a plate of pasta with meat sauce on it? The caesar salad wasn't bad, nor the bread. I had the fish special. The sauce was good, but the fish itself had no flavor. Is anyone in the house tasting the food coming out of the kitchen? The service was very good.
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