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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
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Nice lunch spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jilld239
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Lafayette, Indiana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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140 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Finks
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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125 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A wonderful find in Lafayette, IN. Downtown, near the courthouse. Unique setting in an older building. The food is fresh, and the owners grow some of the food. I love the pasta dishes, soup, and desserts. You won't be sorry you tried La Scala and will return over and over.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My best friend and I love stopping in for an hour on lunch. The wait staff is so wonderful and the tuna steak over greens is the ultimate protein packed on the go lunch! It's delicious every time and my "go to" dish. Highly recommended for the calorie conscious eater dining out.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service was great! Loved my tomato soup and my husband liked his risotto dish. My calamari was poor! Server asked if everything was ok andI told him the calamari was not to my liking. He was gracious and offered to have a new dish. I did not want another dish but enjoyed the risotto! It is a great restaurant but... More 

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near Lafayette, IN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellent Italian dishes at moderate prices in a pleasant atmosphere. We visit whenever we can - often for lunch.

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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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

Questions & Answers

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