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La Scala

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19 High Street, Dover CT16 1DP, England
01304 208044
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 137
    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
first time visit but not last

Went to la scala for first time as we had seen good reports owner very welcoming and food excellent had a great evening this place is a gem in dover!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
neil c
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Dover, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Dover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to la scala for first time as we had seen good reports owner very welcoming and food excellent had a great evening this place is a gem in dover!

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Going to restaurants solo can be a chore, but watching the owner/waiter and his chef dance around this small family run place was a joy. Whilst being served perfectly cooked food at a good price. If you are anywhere near Dover, this is worth a detour!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The La Scala Restaurant is a converted shop on Dover's High Street. The place is simply but tastefully decorated and, more importantly, the warm welcome we received from Francesco, the proprietor, was superb. In all honesty we have mostly forgotten the menu which we enjoyed. But what we do remember is that it was First Class throughout. We would not... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Fab little authentic family run restaurant. Lots of proper Italian food, all cooked fresh by knowledgable chefs who are very willing to accommodate any needs. Number one for Italian in Dover and I imagine the surrounding area! Skip the 'Italian' chains for La Scala!!!

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Deal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate here again a couple of weeks ago, The ribbon pasta with green peppercorn and cream sauce was truly fabulous. My daughters pasta was equally delicious. The food and service are always very good. If you go at the weekend it is worth booking as it very busy.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?