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La Scala

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28 Queens Road, Paignton TQ4 6AT, England
01803 521832
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Brilliant!

Had the mozzarella and tomato starter, salmon pasta for main and chocolate gateaux for dessert, all delicious. Great service, great ambience. Everything perfect!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Paul C
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had the mozzarella and tomato starter, salmon pasta for main and chocolate gateaux for dessert, all delicious. Great service, great ambience. Everything perfect!

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Wallington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant while in Paignton. So glad we went, it was all amazing! My husband ordered mussels from the specials for starters. He would not stop talking about them for days. He was very impressed and said they were the best mussels he has ever had. We have attached a photo so you can see.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent welcome and attention through out the meal, have eaten there many times. Took my sister and husband both retired chefs they could not fault the food. Massimillias and his staff run an excellent establishment, there's no hurry so you do not have to rush your evening time to relax and enjoy your company.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As others have noted here, the restaurant is reminiscent of a wartime blockhouse; do not let it put you off. The proprietor over the last nine years, Massimo, is a big Italian from Puglia in the heel of Italy and with a big generous heart to match. Its clear that he cares intensely about his restaurant and his aim straightforward;... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here for a meal a couple of days after my husbands birthday as they are closed Sun & Mon. Our guest house owner (Easton court) had told them it was his birthday so they decorated the table, gave him a card and gave us a huge chunk of chocolate gateaux (enough for 4)! The restaurant looks nothing special from... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We travel carovigno in italy where our relatives live a couple of times a year and enjoy italian food very much...so imagine our delight at eating at this restaurant that was indeed a little corner of Italy in paignton...we went with relatives that had been a few times and have never been disappointed with their meals food was delicious and... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have eaten here as a couple and several private parties over a few years and Max has never ever failed to please, be it a simple spaghetti bolognese or a wedding meal. His steaks are fantastic, also his fish dishes. Pasta dishes are I'm sure just as Mama would have made them. Deserts are the real Italian thing and... More 

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Boroughbridge, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our brother in law lives in Paignton and had been recommended here to this most charming but totally unmissable Italian run by a small family team. The outside looks like a concrete taxi office but once inside its really lovely and our table had pleasant view over bowling green. Service was Italian, prompt but not rushed. Time to linger over... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My work colleague and I stumbled across this restaurant whilst visiting Paington on a Tuesday evening (we were working locally). With no idea about how good it might be, we simply did the people test - were there plenty of people already eating in there. The answer was yes - perhaps more than I might expect on a Tuesday evening.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a great little find. Situated just off the main road from the beach, Torbay Road. You wouldn't know it was there. We were ale to walk in a get a table straight away, however the owner was taking bookings all night, therefore it is advisable to make a reservation. Plenty of choice on the menu and the portion sizes... More 

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Additional Information about La Scala

Address: 28 Queens Road, Paignton TQ4 6AT, England
Phone Number: 01803 521832
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Queens Road, Paignton TQ4 6AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: 01803 521832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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