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La Scala

9 Queen Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5G4, Canada (Downtown)
905-684-5448
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Ranked #32 of 327 restaurants in St. Catharines
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Food was great and service too . Decent wine selection.Love the new location and the decor. Will try the patio next time.

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Mountain Lake Park, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Food was very good. Worst service I have ever experienced. Asked several times about the delay in getting our food. Was constantly told - soon. Asked to speak to the manager about the slow service. We told him we were not satisfied with the delay - after sitting at our table for about 90 minutes and no food. He said... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very pleasant restaurant in the downtown area with a nice terrace in the front that can be used on warm summer days. Service excellent and meals were good. The veal was a generous portion but over-breaded and a bit too tenderized - i.e. a bit "mushy".. The other dishes were very good and were fish specialties. Desserts good as well.... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at La Scala on Saturday, July 5th. The food was very good, the new restaurant is very nice and the wait staff were friendly yet unobtrusive. We arrived early for a drink at the bar. This is nice, quiet bar, where we chattered away about all the "important" things going on with the family.... More

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Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

First time visiting the new location. Disappointment started at the door with no greeting. Sat at table for over 10 minutes before waitress even appeared and then there wasn't even a wine list on the table when asked what we wanted to choose for wine. Waited another 10 to 15 minutes before receiving wine. Both ordered lasagnas and the lasagna... More

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Niagara-on-theLake
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

have been here twice this past week in June, 2014. i think the restaurant has the potential to become the preeminent restaurant in the City, all the elements are there, it just needs to gel a bit; the food is relatively good with a fairly wide menu...relatively decent value and there were some "different" dishes to try; I found the... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The move to Queen St. seems to be working, as the new venue is fresh and spacious, while keeping the same quaint atmosphere. The food is delicious, with the fresh made pasta our favourite. Keep up the Good Work :-)

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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at the new location, and the produce was very fresh and flavourful. It has been days since our visit and I'm still daydreaming about the gnocchi in bomba sauce special I ordered. The service was relaxed yet attentive. We both had apps, entrees, dessert and a half litre of wine, and the bill was... More

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