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La Scala

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Little Italy
Italian, Balti
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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Chef owned and operated casual fine dining restaurant located in historic...
Chef owned and operated casual fine dining restaurant located in historic Little Italy. Home of Baltimore's only indoor bocce ball court (available for dinner guests only)
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  • 215
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    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
My favorite restaurant!

You can't go wrong with any selection but I always order one of the chef's (Nino) specials. Nino's mom makes the canoli; the lemon canoli is the best I have ever eaten anywhere! I try to dine here several times monthly (if I am lucky).

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Davishome
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong with any selection but I always order one of the chef's (Nino) specials. Nino's mom makes the canoli; the lemon canoli is the best I have ever eaten anywhere! I try to dine here several times monthly (if I am lucky).

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

First of all the free shuttle from our hotel to the restaurant was a wonderful surprise. George the driver was fantastic, informative, friendly and charming. He drove us through Little Italy pointing out landmarks and telling us about the area. La Scala is authentic Italian fare located in a row house. Our waiter Carlos and the water boys were very... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Consistently delicious Italian fare in a relaxed atmosphere with attentive service. Prices are reasonable and valet service makes it easy to get there. The indoor bocce court is a great after dinner activity.

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Riva, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We arrived a little early for happy hour and dinner, we were welcomed anyway, which was very nice. We sat at the bar for appetizers and drinks, the bartender was excellent! However, the appetizers were mediocre at best, and the dinner was a disappointment, very bland and pricey for the portion size. The best part of the meal was the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We wandered Little Italy on a Tuesday night looking for somewhere to eat. We walked into here probably a little underdressed but they still had a table for us. I got a special they were having and it was chicken and shrimp covered in white sauce and a side of pasta. My husband got Gamberi e Granchi Alfredo. Both entrees... More 

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Washington DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We've had better Italian for less money. Average food, below average service. Completely underwhelming experience. Oh well, now we know better.

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Catonsville, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Last night 8 of us went to dinner. We live locally and the other 3 couples had been here before and told us how good it was. We all sat at the bar and had drinks. We especially liked the Pino Noir, that the friendly bartender told us was the house. Once we left the bar it went downhill from... More 

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Chesley P, General Manager at La Scala, responded to this review

Dear Kaye, I am appalled to hear about your experience at La Scala. I assure to that we pride ourselves on excellent service, and do our best to ensure every guest leaves beyond satisfied. I have taken action on my end to ensure this will never happen again, but would like to discuss this further. Please check your inbox for... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Went here with some friends when we were down for a work trip, my goodness this place is delicious. Little expensive but great non the less. Def recommended!

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Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to go to La Scala after reading the reviews. I have to say the hostess was the sweetest and very accommodating as our travel was messed up but she accommodated our reservation so that we could eat there. The waiter was grumpy, but we found it to be entertaining. The decor needs work. We could overlook all... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My family of 5 adults ordered a variety of entrées: chicken parmesan (ridiculously large portion), veal marshal, a garlic shrimp dish, a pasta w/ meat sauce and I had the fettuccine Bolognese. I sampled them all and each was excellent. The veal was melt in your mouth tender. The chicken parm was lightly breaded, juicy and very flavorful. The Bolognese... More 

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Additional Information about La Scala

Address: 1012 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-783-9209
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Balti

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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, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Chef owned and operated casual fine dining restaurant located in historic Little Italy. Home of Baltimore's only indoor bocce ball court (available for dinner guests only)
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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Eldersburg, Maryland
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