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La Scala

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9 Queen Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5G4, Canada
905-684-5448
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Room for Improvement

Decent new restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food was good but not great. Sauces were a little underwhelming and risotto could have been less dry. Menu is good, however. I just think they need to work out some kinks. Will give it another shot.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
KASimA2MI
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Decent new restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food was good but not great. Sauces were a little underwhelming and risotto could have been less dry. Menu is good, however. I just think they need to work out some kinks. Will give it another shot.

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Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Food took a long time to get to us first waitress tried to give us the wrong dish.mmy husband said his soup was blend but calamari was ok. A okay restaurant but being to better.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the best restaurant I've ever been to in Niagara. Stuff is extremely friendly and nice. They can cook anything for you even if its not on the menu. Food is delicious and prices are great. I would definitely cone back here.

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Welland, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My co-workers and I went for a Friday lunch. The food was delicious as always, and the staff was exceptionally friendly. They were super busy (and I think short staffed), and I didn't feel we were ignored. I love coming here.

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Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

New location. Nicer. Great decor. Nice mix bar area / restaurant. Overall good food quality and quantity. Surprisingly, but as with many bars/restaurants, no blended drinks/ eg Margaritas. Also, bread to start, not warm... small thing, but so noticeably good when it is served warm. Service a little slow. Slow to come, slow to check, slow to follow up. Server... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A great choice for a night out with friends. Interesting menu good wine selection. Wait staff attentive not intrusive. Food was nicely plated for service. The interior is old world charm. Do try this place.

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Timmins, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

To start your meal order the Antipasti for the table. With lots of cured meats, olives, cheeses, grilled and pickled vegetables its a super start. You can almost just have that and wine and be content, except that the pasta are extremely well done and tasty. I will go back to this restaurant every time I am in St Catharines.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good food, lovely atmosphere, pasta portions a little small and prices not bad. The staff didn't seem to know the menu very well and had to check on some things but friendly.

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St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had lunch at this busy downtown spot on Tuesday and haven't been able to stop talking about it! Wonderful food (the duck confit salad was outstanding and my friends all scraped their plates clean as well), atmosphere (where can you find a restaurant in St. Catharines this busy at lunch?!). This was our first time at the new spot. It's... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Truly average food, topped off with watered down Grappa. Oh and wait... A ridiculous bill. Nice wait staff, but a mook of a head chef, who has been there for a month. Wow. Fool me once - never again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Queen Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 905-684-5448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?