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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404 (City Center East)
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Ranked #212 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
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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80% Recommend
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English first
Northallerton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We spotted this place while walking back to our hotel and popped in to book a table. From the very first moment the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our food was great and we had a lovely evening.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My Dad and I stopped in Philly for the day and a Park Ranger suggest this place. We wanted steak, but it was an Italian place and decided to get a pasta dish and the only steak dish they had on the menu. The steak was not a real steak and was literally so chewy I couldn't chew it anymore... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Every dish I tried at this place was superb. Moderately priced and has excellent service. From pasta to lamb chops it was all great.

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Carneys Point, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

there were 4 of us and we were quite surprised that the prices were very reasonable for lunch and it very tasty and the staff was very nice

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Dayton, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across LaScalas looking for a respite from heat and hunger. Shown to a wndow booth the bread basket and olive oil / butter / herb combo delivered a yummy first taste. What we ate: 1. Special of the day salad had mixed greens, pears, cranberries, blue cheese, walnuts, and blackened chicken with a honey mustard dressing. Every bite was... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We happened upon this place last week while we were in Philly-our hotel (Omni) was on Chestnut so it wasn't too far away. The menu was great and the food even better. Service was a little on the slow side but it was nice not rushing to eat like I usually do with kids. The lasagna was fantastic. Mu daughter... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We decided to try Lascala's after seeing the Liberty Bell on a Saturday afternoon around 3:00 pm on Memorial Day Weekend. Not crowded this time of day, lunch menu served until 4:00 pm. Pizza was great - crust was thin and crispy with a nice taste, pepperoni and sausage toppings were spiced just right and not greasy, sauce very good.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Our family had dinner here our last night visiting Philadelphia and it was great. We has small children and no one seemed to mind. It was a Monday so not very busy and the waiter was very accommodating for the little ones. The food was really good! The bread basket with tjar divine mix of olive oil, butter and herbs... More

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

WE ordered a Large Mushroom Pizza that was perfect. two Pepsi's $21... We eat here as an office away from the office, we talk work while eating... Jone's is very noisy. so when we want to chat LaScala's it is.. Always good.

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Bucharest, Romania
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352 reviews 352 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great location, next to the Independence Hall and the Market Street. Followed by great food and service. The Veal Madeira, Veal Parmiggiano and Salmon were yummy. Add the Portobello mushrooms filled with crab paired with a Montepulciano. Lovely! Try also the Creme Brûlée .

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