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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was great!

The pappadelle sausage bolognese was phenomenal. Atmosphere was mediocre and the lighting was somewhat dark. The service meets expectations but nothing extraordinary. The cost was higher than average but the food was worth it. I would go back for the food again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Near closing,few occupied tables little background noise what a bonus.The service was good and attentive,the food no complaints,a fresh Lascala salad ,pappardelle and lasagna.wine and a cocktail 80 dollars.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Second rate Italian which may appeal to American taste, or at leasr portion sizes- vast chunks of second rate food, desserts the size of cakes and the coffee is weak, so disappointing.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The pappadelle sausage bolognese was phenomenal. Atmosphere was mediocre and the lighting was somewhat dark. The service meets expectations but nothing extraordinary. The cost was higher than average but the food was worth it. I would go back for the food again.

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Oakville, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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88 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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101 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?