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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Couldn't fault if we tried!

Me and the other half booked for valentines, amazing service and the food was amazing! We will be back without a doubt. Compliments to the chef/kitchen!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
JoeWard95
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Me and the other half booked for valentines, amazing service and the food was amazing! We will be back without a doubt. Compliments to the chef/kitchen!

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Paignton Devon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went to La Scala again on the 17th Jan 2015 for my Mum's birthday and we had an excellent time. The food was first class, compliments to the chef, and the service friendly and professional. We go back again and again, it just has to be done. Thanks Max for the birthday cake for Mum, we had to take it... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An unassuming facade hides an absolute pearl. The welcome is warm, the setting lovely (we noticed additional heaters had been provided during this very cold spell) and the food exceptional. This was our first visit here to celebrate my birthday and we will be back.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A real hidden gem. Absolutely amazing staff and food. Such a friendly place. Myself and my fiancé had wanted to try the Gnocchi and we were given a free taster plate. Spot on!!! Will 100% be going again in March when we come back down. Best restaurant in Devon

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

to celebrate a friend's birthday, four of us booked into la Scala last Saturday evening and were so impressed and delighted with the beautiful table decorations, the ambience, the food and the ultimate birthday greeting that I would certainly feel confident taking others along for a special event. Also I will go there again as soon as my house move... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was a great place to come to. Try not to be put off by the fact they have no menu online. The prices are very sensible. I at gnocci for my starter and it was in a cream and spinach sauce. It was magnificent. For my main I ate scampi in a lovely sauce again with saffron rice. The... More 

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Parry Sound
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining at this very cosy restaurant. The host was very gracious, the service excellent and the food wonderful.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed in Paignton in October & in the room of the B&B (Belle Dene) there was an information book done by the owners (dave & Carol) - it included places to eat - that is how we found out about this restaurant. What a great choice - fabulous fresh meals - very authentic food - in fact if the... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We booked La Scala (4 adults and 2 children ) as an option to the Harbour light. We couldn't have asked for anything better, Max the owner was very friendly when booking and again on arrival. After ordering our food, whilst it was quiet we sang happy birthday to my Mum. Max heard this and set about decorating the table... More 

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Earley, reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited after reading reviews on trip advisor, outside it looks like an average Italian restaurant, once inside its totally different, Max the owner makes it special, the food was cooked to perfection. My hubbie had the minestrone soup to start and he said he never tasted minestrone so good, we had the chefs special fish dishes and they were... More 

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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: Romance

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