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La Scala

28 Queens Road, Paignton TQ4 6AT, England
01803 521832
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Ranked #4 of 129 restaurants in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Torbay
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and have visited La Scala several times in the past and were happy to record previously that Max and his restaurant had returned to its previous exceptional level of service and great food. Last night we returned again for our anniversary meal and were again blown away with Max's customer focus. We arrived to find our table festooned... More

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stourbridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you have read my other reviews you may think I am easily pleased because I am generous with the scores, that isn't the case, quite simply I do my research on TripAdvisor and else where. I don't apologise for giving La Scala 5 stars because it is stunning. We were in Paignton because my wife was in the half... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The first surprise about this restaurant is that they have no website, so had to rely on Tripadivsor! Did not have the friendly atmosphere as stated on previous reviews. The food was nothing special, had much better Italian meals elsewhere, for what we had, we thought that it was rather pricey! Would not go out of my way to re-visit... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My Carbonara was ok but my wifes Beef ragu not too interesting. It was fairly quiet and my starter plate was nicely served with lots of different antipasti. Owner was really friendly and nothing wrong with service. An ok option in Paignton

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food was exceptional and Max (the owner) was fantastic. He will chat to you and talk you through the menu and is a brilliant host.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a really good reception, food and attention to detail excellent. Would recommend this restuarant and will most certainly visit again when next in Paignton

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food was wonderful. Excellent if you have a big appetite. I don't, but thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate and my partner was well satisfied with his choices. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Walsall, West Midlands, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited during our holiday in Paignton and I had high expectations based on Trip Advisor reviews. As it was early evening there was only one waiter but as the place filled up he seemed to be rushing around. He spilled the water on our table and instead of offering to mop it up, he just left it there and... More

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Walton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Excellent Italian food. Huge portions good service and owner Massimmo was delightful. Highly recommended.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We cycled in the Dartmoor Classic 100 and the 3 of us were particularly hungry. We booked a table at La Scala and the food and service was absolutely fantastic - there was nothing you could fault. One of our party left his mobile phone on the table and max drove this to our hotel in Goodrington Sands.... Now that... More

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