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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Simple yet sophisticated

We walked in without reservations on an early Friday evening and they were able to accommodate us. The place is very small and quaint. It feels intimate. The food was simple, yet flavorful, sophisticated and delicious. Portions were perfect for a starter with a main dish but if you only order a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
M B
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We walked in without reservations on an early Friday evening and they were able to accommodate us. The place is very small and quaint. It feels intimate. The food was simple, yet flavorful, sophisticated and delicious. Portions were perfect for a starter with a main dish but if you only order a main dish then the portions are somewhat small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best Italian restaurant I've tried in England! You can notice immediately it's not the "typical" Italian because of the menu you can see outside. All the courses are particular, you won't find lasagne or carbonara or bolognese pasta. Also, it's a small place with a small management with very good products, probably coming from Italy.... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner whilst visiting Dover for the weekend. The restaurant is quaint and charming; boasting an upstairs loft seating area. We both ordered the Strascinati con Salsiccia and it was FANTASTIC! I was seriously considering ordering another bowl of it for dessert. We've visited Italy, and this is probably still one of the best... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Dinner in Dover before a ferry. The restaurant is small - about ten tables, so booking is advised at weekends, we went on a Thursday and it was about half full. There were only two staff - chef and waiter, so service was slowish at busy times, but no criticism as all food is freshly cooked to order. We started... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food here is excellent. It is well presented and the service has never been less than very good. For me, their Panna Cotta is unrivaled. Well worth a visit or two.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
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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 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?