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La Scala

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312 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1352 (3rd and Main)
765-420-8171
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So Fresh It Was Still Swimming

I'm kidding! With the swimming part of course. But not the freshness. I've been through many restaurants from California to New York and I can tell when I'm being served food out of a can or heated in a microwave. This was not the case with my dinner last night from this place. It was fresh and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Bluhdy1
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Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Reno, Nevada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I'm kidding! With the swimming part of course. But not the freshness. I've been through many restaurants from California to New York and I can tell when I'm being served food out of a can or heated in a microwave. This was not the case with my dinner last night from this place. It was fresh and you can tell... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Seriously La Scala never disappoints. I love going there for lunch because the service is fast. My lobster ravioli was excellent and came with a salad and bread. I had a lovely glass of Chardonnay with my meal. Really pleasant experience!

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West Lafayette
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This has been one of our favorite restaurants, but was disappointing tonight. While we’ve long enjoyed the food and have our favorites, we’re less happy with the dreary interior ... even after a minor remodel a few years ago. So, on this nice evening we opted for patio dining with its view of the historic Tippecanoe County courthouse across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had such a great dinner! Just walked in and sat at the bar. The bartender, who was also the manager, was very friendly and helpful. Had the Cioppino. It was wonderful. Very flavorful with huge pieces of seafood. One of the best meals ever!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've been here for dinner, and it can be pretty busy, but for lunch the crowds are smaller, so service is a little better. I've only ever ordered Kirsten's Risotto and it's amazing. There's always enough for lunch the next day too! Appetizers are good...I've tried several on business lunches and haven't found anything I don't like. Prices are probably... More 

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Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This restaurant is a notch higher than Applebee's. With anticipation of Italian food, my heart sank when learning no anchovies were possible on the (faux-) Caesar salad. Food items were rather blended and bland, where distinct flavors didn't "pop." The complimentary herb bread seemed like it was warmed in the microwave too long, with its crusty rubbery exterior. For $30,... More 

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Chalmers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

From our travels around the Lafayette area, this is the best spot we have found for a meal from a chef that is creative and trying to make high quality eats. We loved the food that was prepared for us at La Scala. The creamy chicken soup, "Wow that is good stuff" was my wife's exclamation after tasting it. She... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a birthday dinner here recently, and we left generally pleased with the experience. On the positive side - Great service. Our waiter was friendly, efficient (even when the place got busy), and knowledgeable enough to make very good suggestions for wine pairings. - Our meal was well paced - we felt like we had the right amount of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place gets mixed reviews from what I've read, but I guess you just can't please some folks. The location in downtown Lafayette is pretty convenient to Purdue and well anything on the east side of the river. It is not really big, but they've done a nice job with the old store front they're in. Good menu selection which... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We dined at La Scala last night with a group of 20. I really was not expecting much from this meal based on the size of our group. The restaurant was packed. It was Mom's Day at the university. The wait staff really had their hands full. Our group was placed at 2 tables of 10 right next to each... More 

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Additional Information about La Scala

Address: 312 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1352
Phone Number: 765-420-8171
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1352
    (3rd and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 765-420-8171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?