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La Scala

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19 High Street, Dover CT16 1DP, England
01304 208044
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfecto!

La Scala is the gem of Dover. Beautiful, small, intimate restaurant- reminiscent of being in someone's home. The staff are just wonderful and so accommodating. I went last night, it was just the main guy working. We were treated wonderfully, you feel so valued. We both had the peppercorn steak and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
BB93
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

La Scala is the gem of Dover. Beautiful, small, intimate restaurant- reminiscent of being in someone's home. The staff are just wonderful and so accommodating. I went last night, it was just the main guy working. We were treated wonderfully, you feel so valued. We both had the peppercorn steak and a selection of ice cream, everything is cooked to... More 

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Dover, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Simply most beautiful Italian food you would ever find outside Italy. Food always tastes amazing freshly cooked by the same chef that has been there for last 15 years so that tells you how good he is !! The restaurant is small so make sure you book you will not be disappointed

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Dover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although it's a small place, the food and hospitality is great. Food is presented in a simple but stylish way and is always tasty! Unfortunately we don't get to eat there enough! My best advice to anyone wanting to visit is to book your table in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My daughter myself and my 3 and a half year old son booked a table as a mothers day treat at La Scala. We were the first there as the doors opened, and we were able to choose where we wanted to sit. Nothing was too much trouble. The host was very welcoming, and made my son a special small... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The food is stunning - salmon pasta dish to start was delicious, duck fantastic and the tiramisu delightful. The wine list is very impressive - chianti classico reserva went fantastically with the meal. Franco the owner service was just right informative and also lets you appreciate the food / wine / atmosphere - a must restaurant to visit !!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went on a recommendation. Appetizer & mains were well presented, tasted fantastic. Service was great, friendly and the perfect amount of chattiness. Fruity creme brulee not so good, rather have old fashioned vanilla. Overall I was impressed. Will return!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I've been going to la Scala since it opened,its never been beaten,everything is always cooked to perfection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had the best pasta with swordfish ever! Sauce was excellent! Great selection of Italian wines as well!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been eating in la Scarla from time to time for many years . Franco is a wonderful Italian chef and brother Jonny a excellent front of house host . The food is consistently good . I personally would recommend the mixed grill . If visiting or passing through Dover it's definitely the best place for dinner . Dover... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went in after looking around menu was interesting and the food was well cooked. The welcome was very warm and the young waiter was enthusiastic and informative.I had the panna cotta for desert because it is one of my favourites and it was equal to the best I had previosly eaten in a london resturaunt!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 High Street, Dover CT16 1DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 01304 208044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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