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LA Scala Restaurant

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Little Italy
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1012 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202 (S. Central/Exeter)
We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from all downtown hotels.
+1 410-783-9209
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Welcome to La Scala Ristorante Italiano, regional Italian cuisine at its...
Welcome to La Scala Ristorante Italiano, regional Italian cuisine at its finest. In Milan, La Scala is known for great music; in Little Italy, La Scala means great food!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent dining experience

My wife and I had dinner at La Scala on Feb. 20th. The restaurant is located in little Italy about 3-5 minutes from Inner Harbor. One of the very nice amenities offered by La Scala is their "black car" service. Essentially, they will pick you up and bring you back to your hotel free of charge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
jerry k
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harrisburg, pa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
harrisburg, pa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner at La Scala on Feb. 20th. The restaurant is located in little Italy about 3-5 minutes from Inner Harbor. One of the very nice amenities offered by La Scala is their "black car" service. Essentially, they will pick you up and bring you back to your hotel free of charge. Very nice, especially in... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Definitely a fan of the homemade desserts and signature dessert martinis. Otherwise I was disappointed with my birthday/Valentine's Day meal experience. Service was terrible; our waiter barely paid attention to us, returning after 15 - 20 minutes or whenever we flagged him. The food was okay - nothing out of this world. The veal chop tasted too much like a... More 

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Churchville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I go into Baltimore City for two things, to go to an Oriole game and to eat at La Scala. Only one never disappoints and that's La Scala. The grilled Ceasar salad is a must and the Pollo Baltimore dish is delicious. The owner/chef Nino has created a one of a kind atmosphere with the indoor boccie ball court. Can't... More 

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Philadelphia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wound up going here last minute...couldn't get in on Open Table for our weekend getaway in Baltimore, so we booked somewhere else...last minute they lost our reservation..thank goodness Shelby (one of the managers at our Hotel) was also a hostess here and totally hooked us up with dinner at the bar...My boyfriend and I have found most of our best... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I came to dinner over Valentine's weekend with my husband and parents because of the close proximity of La Scala to our hotel and good Trip Advisor reviews. We were promptly seated and had excellent glasses of Moscato and beer along with some delicious green bean/potato delicousness. The bread was warm and fresh and had olive oil for dipping. We... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Off the beaten path on Eastern Avenue. Went with 3 couples for our annual dinner. We've gone to Tio's for 20 years and needs a change . La Scala is a hidden gem. Welcoming, great ambience, great service, great food. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive. The chef/owner Nino visited our table several times offering insight... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place was so delicious and filling! Service was outstanding! I sort of felt like I was in Italy! :)

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Flourtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Hands down, the best Italian restaurant in the city....we adored it. The food is perfection...there's a very authentic Italian vibe that you get the minute you walk in. Perfect!

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love this place, which has an indoor bocce court. All dishes freshly prepared and very authentically the kind of Italian food you grew up with. Great veal, great pasta, superb gnocci, And the waiters are all top notch

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great dining -- Italian at it's best. Fresh ingredients, not the "same old, same old". Wonderful special grilled caesar salad. Bronzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass) is absolutely wonderful. The owner Nino is personable and has his touch on everything served. Valet parking or parking around the corner in the "little Italy" garage. Bocci Ball court but in sumptuous and well appointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1012 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202
    (S. Central/Exeter)
  • Public Transportation: We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from all downtown hotels.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 410-783-9209

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Welcome to La Scala Ristorante Italiano, regional Italian cuisine at its finest. In Milan, La Scala is known for great music; in Little Italy, La Scala means great food!
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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