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La Scala Delicatessen

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24 Regent Street | Cheltenham, Cheltenham GL50 1HE, England
01242 502 621
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: With a motto of 'great service, quality goods and value for everyone', La...
With a motto of 'great service, quality goods and value for everyone', La Scala Delicatessen certainly sets the stakes high - and luckily for the discerning foodie, it delivers on every count of its promise. As if this ethos was not attractive enough, the vast array of wonderful foodstuffs adorning every available space will soon have your mouth watering. The quality of the produce is obvious - from the shining gleam bouncing off plump olives and the rich smell coming from perfectly matured cheeses, to the sound of crusty bread being wrapped in rustic paper.Whether you are on a rushed lunch break or simply enjoying a languorous browse, there's plenty to feast your eyes upon at La Scala. There are some delicious snacks and more filling main meals to be had, all available to take away. If you are heading back to the office, add a little indulgence to your desk-dining with an open sandwich of poached salmon with fresh salad and a balsamic and lemon dressing. Alternatively, you may enjoy a tapenade, goat's cheese and sun-blushed tomato panini, or perhaps a sandwich filled with beef in a spicy tomato sauce. The salads are healthy yet hearty, including combinations such as avocado with mozzarella, baby tomatoes and mange tout, all laced with La Scala's house dressing. Of the hot dishes, the smoked bacon and Cheddar pasta bake is a winner, as is the pesto pasta with salami, mozzarella, black olives and tomatoes. If a snack is all you are after, there is a fabulous range of antipasto on offer, including cold cuts of meat, peppers filled with feta, olives in various marinades, stuffed vine leaves and of course a selection of fresh bread. If you want to spread some La Scala joy among your friends, the hampers make lovely gifts, and are also perfect for posh picnics. Your only problem will be picking a selection of delicious delicacies, as everything from La Scala is packed with flavour and unbelievably tasty.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch spot!

I come here regularly for lunch and it's always yummy! Their salads are great value for money and taste amazing especially the halloumi salad with homemade pesto, my fave! The owner is always very friendly too offering a warm welcome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I come here regularly for lunch and it's always yummy! Their salads are great value for money and taste amazing especially the halloumi salad with homemade pesto, my fave! The owner is always very friendly too offering a warm welcome!

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I had lunch here with friends last month and the food was lovely. Everything was fresh and the service was great too! Would definitely visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We pop in regularly and always get a great lunch with very fresh ingredients. Service is always very good and it's great for a quick working lunch during the week. The coffee is very good and if you can't resist the cake stand, the cheesecake and brownies are wonderful!

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

La Scala is always my first choice for coffee and lunch when I'm in Cheltenham. On first glance down the little steps, it may appear small (I actually prefer that) but don't be deceived, the welcome is huge, the staff are always friendly and the food is simply wonderful. I often have a salad which is piled high with Parma... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

It's nice to see an authentic Italian which is independent rather than countless overpriced chains. The pastas are delicious and large portions. Always offer specials such as grilled sardines. Sandwiches, hit wraps and salads all available perfect for a nice lunch. Takeaway is also available. If your looking for a good tasty meal at a price that won't break the... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is tucked away and we struggled to locate it but once we got there it was amazing. Lovely cosy atmosphere, the staff were friendly and polite. The food was amazingly fresh and tasty with a varied menu to choose from including some daily specials (fresh sardines on grilled ciabatta for us!) We finished with giant slices of homemade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

we've eaten here several times. Staff always friendly and food always delicious. Small but perfectly formed.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

An absolute favourite lunchtime spot of ours. Fresh & packed full of flavour menu. Great coffee and extremely friendly staff / owner. Really make you feel part of their Italian family :)

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Cheltenham Jazz festival, afternoon teas and coffee at my sisters favourite place. They are consistent. Quality is good Value for money Nice friendly staff Love the pictures on the wall Great service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My mum & I were hungry so dropped in here for a bite to eat - not very busy so we're not waiting a great deal of time to be served but personally I disliked the hot chocolate found it really powdery & not very hot - also had a tuna melt panini - thought it might come with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Regent Street | Cheltenham, Cheltenham GL50 1HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 01242 502 621

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

With a motto of 'great service, quality goods and value for everyone', La Scala Delicatessen certainly sets the stakes high - and luckily for the discerning foodie, it delivers on every count of its promise. As if this ethos was not attractive enough, the vast array of wonderful foodstuffs adorning every available space will soon have your mouth watering. The quality of the produce is obvious - from the shining gleam bouncing off plump olives and the rich smell coming from perfectly matured cheeses, to the sound of crusty bread being wrapped in rustic paper.Whether you are on a rushed lunch break or simply enjoying a languorous browse, there's plenty to feast your eyes upon at La Scala. There are some delicious snacks and more filling main meals to be had, all available to take away. If you are heading back to the office, add a little indulgence to your desk-dining with an open sandwich of poached salmon with fresh salad and a balsamic and lemon dressing. Alternatively, you may enjoy a tapenade, goat's cheese and sun-blushed tomato panini, or perhaps a sandwich filled with beef in a spicy tomato sauce. The salads are healthy yet hearty, including combinations such as avocado with mozzarella, baby tomatoes and mange tout, all laced with La Scala's house dressing. Of the hot dishes, the smoked bacon and Cheddar pasta bake is a winner, as is the pesto pasta with salami, mozzarella, black olives and tomatoes. If a snack is all you are after, there is a fabulous range of antipasto on offer, including cold cuts of meat, peppers filled with feta, olives in various marinades, stuffed vine leaves and of course a selection of fresh bread. If you want to spread some La Scala joy among your friends, the hampers make lovely gifts, and are also perfect for posh picnics. Your only problem will be picking a selection of delicious delicacies, as everything from La Scala is packed with flavour and unbelievably tasty.

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