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LaScala's

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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404 (7th & Chestnut Streets)
215-928-0900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: LaScala’s, located in the heart of Historical Philadelphia, creates a cozy...
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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location steps from Independence Hall

My wife and I recently enjoyed a quick weekend getaway to Philadelphia. After hours on out feet we were in need of good food and some afternoon relaxation. We shared a pepperoni Stromboli and a bottle of very affordable house wine. This was a great change of pace from the tourist blues and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Shelby, nc
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Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

One of the few restaurants I saw in the city centre where you could sit outside, enjoy a fabulous meal and people watch. The food was great, I would recommend the seafood pasta, the chicken parm looked great as well. The waitress was one of the best I have ever experienced.

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Des Moines
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at LaScala. My cohort got a pizza and I had a wonderful chicken parmigiana. Everything was very fresh, full of flavor, and the service was quick and helpful. I asked for a wine recommendation based on my preferred tastes and they hit me with something I never would have picked on my own and it... More 

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PA
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193 reviews 193 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I'd have given this place an average except for the experience we had during the Christmas holidays. We have been here from time to time because we live in the area and it is convenient. As far as food goes, it is OK - just. Pretty average and nothing to write home about. The burgers are fine. The Italian is... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I should have reviewed this place a long time ago. We come here about once a month, & that says a lot about a restaurant in a city like Philly, which has plenty of dining options. My husband loves the bolognese with pappardelle, I love the pasta with mushrooms & goat cheese. Consistently good food, prices aren't too bad.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

While the dessert (lemon cake w/raspberry drizzle) was good, it was NOT worth $9. How can they justify charging $9 for a slice of cake? Really? Scandalous!!! The pizza was $10, my mussels were $10, but $9 for a slice of cake? Insane!! That was a $5 slice of cake, tops! I hate being ripped off.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night with a dear friend and my teenage daughter. We were starving so we picked the right place. Started with the Broccoli Rabe and Sausage appetizer with grilled polenta - it was EXceptional! Moved along to Caesar Salads - they were fine - I'd probably share one among the group next time - But -... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The portions were huge and the food was so good but we couldn't finish all of it. The kids menu portions are really adult portions so great leftovers. Service was above average and very accommodating for having a 2 and 8 year old. It wasn't a far walk from our hotel and we were sad we didn't have a chance... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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153 reviews 153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very strange...... The place was packed - every table full, but while this may EXPLAIN slow service and lack-luster food, it surely doesn't EXCUSE it. Went to LaSacala's prior to a show and it was good to have had reservations,,,,,, but the place was mobbed and very noisy. Then the service was very slow. As for the food, mine was... More 

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Shelby, nc
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I recently enjoyed a quick weekend getaway to Philadelphia. After hours on out feet we were in need of good food and some afternoon relaxation. We shared a pepperoni Stromboli and a bottle of very affordable house wine. This was a great change of pace from the tourist blues and the service was excellent. Don't be put... More 

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Miami
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191 reviews 191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The service is amazing! The food is delicious. The vodka sauce makes you want to keep indulging in it. I requested gnocchi with their homemade vodka sauce and was more than satisfied. The ambiance was quite nice as well. It is located in the historic district of Philly near the liberty bell. Will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
    (7th & Chestnut Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-928-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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