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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Excellent

A taste of Italy without having to take a flight. A hidden gem with excellent service, beautiful food...absolutely wonderful. Even made our table special for an occasion. Highly recommend and will deffinately be back. Thank you for a truly wonderful evening. x

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Sarah P
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A taste of Italy without having to take a flight. A hidden gem with excellent service, beautiful food...absolutely wonderful. Even made our table special for an occasion. Highly recommend and will deffinately be back. Thank you for a truly wonderful evening. x

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been here 3 or 4 times now and always great service & food. A lovely friendly setting serving great food at very reasonable prices. The owner even treated us to a final drink. Happy days :)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went here for a 60th birthday meal and I honestly couldn't say a bad word about the place! The food was very good! The owner (Max) does nearly everything on his own. How he manages I will never know as the service was quicker than any other restaurant I have been to with a number of staff and he... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went as a family with some smaller children, as such the menu doesnt cater for younger children. As there's no seperate childs menu, and the main menu doesnt have pizzas and other choices that some children would favour. The quality of main meals is good. But i would recommend you check the menu if you have children under 10

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were worried as we had had to leave an answerphone message to hope for a call back at 1pm+didn't hear back until 6pm,(when they open) however as promised on the answerphone messaging service they got back to us and it was then booked...we were glad we hadn't given up to go elsewhere as the whole service+food was wonderful. Would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent food with equally good service. Friendly atmosphere with typical Italian hospitality. Will definitely visit again.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food, and friendly waiters. Reasonably priced. Restaurant doesn't look appealing from the outside, but is nicely decorated inside. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited La Scala on the basis of tripadvisor reviews and we're definitely not disappointed. Having dined at TJ's the night before and were underwhelmed we were concerned about the quality of all Paignton eateries. La Scala was amazing, from starters to desserts the food was delicious. I can honestly say that I ate the best fillet steak I'd ever... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited in July, we always have a meal here when we are on holiday. the proprietor (Max) is always very attentive to both his customers and the food being served, checking regularly that customers are satisfied. Food is excellent and is always finished with a complimentary liqueur. This is our favorite Italian restaurant .

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Went on the back of reviews from trip advisor and was not disappointed. Friendly staff, gorgeous authentic Italian food, not overpriced. A gem in the heart of Paignton when you want a decent dining experience. Will be visiting again on my next trip.

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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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