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La Scala

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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 - 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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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 6
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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
Best Meal I Have Ever Had. PERIOD!

Somehow managed to never eat here in all our visits, and I am sorry for that now! Made reservations for a Weds night, casual dress is okay but no cutoff shorts and men must have sleeves on their shirts. The service was outstanding!! Now the meal: Grilled Caesar salad (Yes, they grilled the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Doug P
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Crisfield, Maryland
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I was so excited to eat at La Scala as I read many wonderful reviews. Perhaps we went on an off evening as our experience was far from outstanding. The service was deplorable. We were seated and asked if we would like a drink. My husband knew immediately what he wanted; I did not. I waited for about 15 minutes... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Somehow managed to never eat here in all our visits, and I am sorry for that now! Made reservations for a Weds night, casual dress is okay but no cutoff shorts and men must have sleeves on their shirts. The service was outstanding!! Now the meal: Grilled Caesar salad (Yes, they grilled the romaine !!) Was outrageous, and on our... More 

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Charlotte, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was in Baltimore to visit my 3 sons living in the area, and I wanted to have a nice Italian meal with all of them. We had a party of 6 people. I made a reservation, and when I arrived a few moments early, they graciously led me to a waiting table already set up. My family joined me,... More 

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Baltimore
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not your typical meatball & spaghetti restaurant. Everything on the menu is made fresh. Authentic Italian food. Also has it's own bocci court.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been to Italy, food was very close .atmosphere, staff food were excellent and they picked us up

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We booked a 630 reservation, ate with 2 associates. Nice place, fabulous selections on the menu. I started with the grilled ceasar salad, this is the first warm ceasar I've ever had, it works! I ordered the 4 cheese fettuccini. Not one noodle was wasted. This pasta is the real deal. I finished with a cannoli, fresh and good. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife, son and I had dinner. We did not have a reservation, but were seated promptly. Waiter was very professional in his delivery. For salad, I had the grilled Caesar which was outstanding! Get it. I chose the Saltimbocca Alla Romana and my wife chose the Alla Toscana as we both rarely eat veal. Both dishes were simply excellent.... More 

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Alabama
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love Italian. We eat it everywhere!! We have never had the delight of traveling in Italy (yet) but we have been able to eat in Little Italy, New York several times and I consider those meals to be the gold standard of some of the best, authentic, Italian cuisine that we have ever had the pleasure to eat. This... More 

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I am Italian, and know good food, especially authentic Italian food. La Scala has that for sure. From the seafood to the veal and chicken dishes, all are prepared "like grandma used to make". While the wait staff is very nice, the service (food prep) is a bit slow and our order took almost an hour to be served. Nevertheless,... More 

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Macau, China
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The place is a bit weird, it has a bowling alley...location is good, walkable from downtown...food was ok, wasn't all that impressed with hat I had...the staff are lovely though...

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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, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?