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La Scala

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19 High Street, Dover CT16 1DP, England
01304 208044
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Authentic!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Nali222
via mobile
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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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely meal with the family on a Saturday evening. The service was great and food delicious. Highly recommend the mixed grill, very tasty indeed. Good wine selection and the cheese at the end of the meal was lovely. Good all round experience. We will return.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Small Italian restaurant in Dover town centre, almost opposite the Town Hall. Small but cosy with an additional dining area up the spiral staircase, which adds to ambience. The food is very very good, with a good choice of some great Italian classic dishes. Service is excellent and prices very reasonable. Reservation recommended as it small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Upon entering this restaurant, you're met with a smile and some fantastic smells. We made our way upsatirs via the cast iron spiral staircase and automatically appreciated the intimacy and ambience. Service is excellent as is the choice of the very reasonably priced wine. We had the fish goujons to start as a sharer followed by salmon,leek parpadelle and Tuna,... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ate here for the first time on a Monday evening. The food was very good. Not numerous dishes on the menu but I prefer just a few dishes cooked well rather than an extensive menu trying to cover everything. That said, there is more than enough choice covering a range of Italian dishes and a selection of pasta dishes too.... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to La Scala with the family to celebrate my husband's birthday. I reserved a table for 6.15pm as we like to eat early. We were among the first to arrive but it soon began to fill until every table was occupied. There are extra tables in an open area above accessed by an iron staircase. The restaurant is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

There was nothing to dislike about this restaurant we were greeted and treated like regular customers

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went to La Scala for my friends birthday. The food and service in this restaurant would rival the top London restaurants. The food is cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. One of the best meals I have eaten in a long time, would highly recommend!

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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?