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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
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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
  • 35
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  • 7
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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
Great Italian Food

Dinner was great before the show. The waiter was excellent providing us a great list of specials. He really knew what he was talking about. I had an espresso martini which was one of the best I have ever had! I had a shrimp and pasta special that was delicious and could tell the pasta was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kelly S
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner was great before the show. The waiter was excellent providing us a great list of specials. He really knew what he was talking about. I had an espresso martini which was one of the best I have ever had! I had a shrimp and pasta special that was delicious and could tell the pasta was homemade. I highly suggest... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Baltimore Md
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us had an early dinner and we were not an easy bunch; three people allergic to garlic,including one who eschews all animal fat. Our waiter patiently dealt with each diner and delivered each dish to order. I eat everything and my meal was excellent. A grilled Caesar came out charred just right with a delicious dressing and cheese... More 

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Thank Bobby081
Wisconsin
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I’m in Baltimore I try to make it to this Little Italy restaurant. It had been over a year since my last visit but other than the light crowd (due to the recent historic snow fall) everything was as I remembered it – outstanding food and great service. This is a cut above most Italian restaurants. There are plenty... More 

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Thank DRLand
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to La Scala on Saturday, Jan 30th for a 645PM reservation. We were sat very quickly and addressed by our server. Let me start with the good: THE FOOD!! This is hands down the best sit down Italian we've ever had. They started us with complimentary green beans and potatoes in a garlic olive oil.... More 

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Thank Craig L
Columbia, Maryland
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just discovered this restaurant a year ago when I attended a work event. I was so impressed that my husband and I went back the very next day for lunch. I've eaten at many of the places in Little Italy which are great, but this is by far the best. Their menu and wine list is extensive which makes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the second time we celebrated New Year's Eve here hoping that the food quality and service had improve but we were left disappointed and determined never to visit again. The service though friendly was extremely slow, the waiter did not explain that main courses do not come with any sides apart from a small bowl of past. This meant... More 

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Thank Dawn C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times - and every time the food is outstanding. The selection of meats and cheeses is worth the trip alone. Great Italian dishes of all variety. Go hungry - because you will leave feeling like glutton! Well done!!

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Thank In_the_shade53449
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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365 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Bmore for a weekend getaway and prior to going researched places within walking distance of our hotel and found La Scala and were so impressed with it's very high rating and extensive, authentic Italian menu (as well as the fact that they offer Happy Hour (BTW - this review site REALLY MUST add Happy Hour as a... More 

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Thank J E
Severna Park, Maryland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fantastic. My wife has celiac and must be careful about eating wheat, barely and rye. The took care of concerns and made sure everything was prepared correctly. The atmosphere was nice and friendly. The price seems a little high, but we were eating on News Year eve so I guess i can expect that.

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Thank Paulski67
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A step back into the old world of Italian fine dining. Loud, delicious, and lots to eat. Fun atmosphere and just really good food. Chef walks around and checks on you and a full sized Bocce Ball court ! They also offer a complimentary shuttle from local hotels which was a great feature. Go and enjoy !

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children

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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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?