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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
la scala

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Susan S
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Brixham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went here twice this week. Brilliant Italian restaurant. Not the place to go if you want quick food but definitely the place for great food. Max as front of house is simply superb. Will be back next time we are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Currently on a short break visited for special meal. Excellent food and service. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with welcoming smiles and extremely helpful owners. The food was out of this world, excellently prepared, and cooked to perfection. My wife absolutely loved practicing her fluent Italian, to the amazement of our great friends whom we shared the experience with. I would encourage any one that visits Paignton to enjoy the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

La scala restaurant is the best Italian restaurant for miles! the food and the service are second to none ! I would like to recommend this establishment to all!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Staying in a nearby hotel on business, I decided not to eat there, so used Trip to find this nearby restaurant, and glad I did. One block off the coastal strip, and not immediately obvious unless you knew of its presence (it is almost opposite the cricket/rugby/bowls club), it had quite a few customers even on a post Whitsun Tuesday... 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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