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La Scala Delicatessen

24 Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50, England
01242580800
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Ranked #37 of 331 restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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English first
Gloucester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

One of the best in Cheltenham for eat in or take away. Quality, freshly prepared food and great coffee, nice for a cheeky red wine too. Great service, wonderful selection on menu and very reasonabley priced. Love it!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've been coming here for years, it's really a lovely place for lunch or coffee and cake. Gorgeous food and reasonably priced.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We always pop in here for the best coffee ever, my husband highly recommends the cakes and lunches are absolutely delicious, packed with fresh ingredients and full of Italian tastes. Staff are very friendly, you could be forgiven for thinking you had been transported to Italy!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Whilst visiting Cheltenham to catch an afternoon matinee at a nearby theatre, we spotted La Scala and decided to have lunch, as it was a warm day we asked if we could dine al fresco however just as we were about to return to the street tables the last one was taken, so we found a space indoors. After ordering... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Been coming here for years the best spot to grab lunch in Cheltenham, very friendly staff and great atmosphere

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Had lunch here with some friends. The baguettes are served with the most fabulous homemade pesto dressing. A lovely touch! Service very friendly, will definitely go back!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Thanks tripadvisor for pointing us here. Wouldn't have gone down the stairs otherwise and missed out on great service and fantastic food & coffee. Perfect stop in the middle of a days shopping.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We visited Cheltenham for my birthday on Saturday 1st March. Had a really tasty meal, one salad, one pasta and one sandwich. Service great and friendly. I was there again today Monday and had another lovely meal, Salmon open sandwich. Very busy but service was fine if a little slow which is only to be expected they were very apologetic.... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great meal , fantastic food , panini, pasta salad focaccia , home made cake are absolutely the best in town Makes really a lovely Italian Atmosphere best best best

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Belbroughton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

On a trip to Cheltenham we decided to grab some lunch. The food was really tasty, the service was excellent and it was good value for money.

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