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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404 (City Center East)
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Ranked #301 of 3,804 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 7th & Chestnut Streets
Description: LaScala’s, located in the heart of Historical Philadelphia, creates a cozy casual ambiance in which to enjoy fine Italian-American Home-style cuisine. Exposed brick & floor to ceiling windows give an Old World Italian feel. Al fresco dining at the sidewalk cafe is also offered. Just a few of the Chef’s famous recipes include Homemade Ravioli & Gnocchi,Hand Tossed Pizza's, Seafood FraDiavlo, Hanger Steak Philly Style & Pappardelle and Sausage Bolognese. The vast menu also includes appetizers, Sides, soup, salads,steaks, & seafood. A full bar & extensive wine list are available to complement your meal. Finish off your lunch or dining experience with one of the homemade desserts. LaScala’s is sure to become one of your favorites.
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English first
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped in for lunch. There's a menu and window meals. And then you choose and get seated. Thing is- you feel rushed. There's a gigantic menu you can't read and then pictures and you need to order cause its lunch. So, we picked slices- which are massive. But we got an app too. The polenta was solid- but I'd... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Upon arrival at LaScala, the red head lady behind the cashier booth was SO rude. She greeted me coldly, "hi how are you." I guess my response wasn't loud enough so she told her colleague in front of me (thinking that I wouldnt hear her). She said, "I said hi to her and she didnt respond back." How unprofessional that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went here after work with co-workers......excellent pizza and the best sangrías. Chicken parm was excellent as well. I would definitely eat there again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our office celebrated our Christmas lunch at LaScala's recently and we all enjoyed an excellent meal, good service and a terrific atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went to LaScala's with people from work for a holiday dinner. This was the first time visiting and I was not disappointed. The restaurant is located in a central area between the theater district and old city. There is a good sized bar and the restaurant is not cramped lime many in center city where people are shoved against... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Joined an old friend for dinner on a Fall night around 7:30 in the bar area. It was a very quiet night midweek. I parked in the garage behind the restaurant on 7th north of Chestnut which they will validate. I started with a pint of Yuengling and the Sweet and Spicy Chicken wings with cartelized onions and gorgonzola cheese.... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you are looking for a good Italian restaurant, look elsewhere. Mediocre pasta and tasteless veal marsala. We were expecting more and definitely won't return.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I had dinner with a friend whilst on a business trip to Philly. We were seated promptly in a nice spot close to the window. The house wine was both affordable and quite tasty. My friend said that this was a top notch Italian restaurant and the food was fabulous, I thought based on the dish i had (cheese Ravioli... More 

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoy this restaurant whenever we come. Good location near the theater. Service is good and fast when need. Good menu choices, Delicious veal picatta and lobster ravioli. Yum.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This restaurant had great Italian food. I had the gnocchi and my husband had chicken. Both were delicious. This restaurant is very nice, great ambiance, reasonably priced, and service was good.It is worth a visit.

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Additional Information about LaScala's

Address: 615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone Number: 215-928-0900
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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