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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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Visitor rating
  • 212
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
    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
Some of the best Italian food I've ever had

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Larry_Huze
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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Hampton, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it. We walked there from our hotel and back - almost a mile each way but an easy walk. We didn't have a reservation (Tuesday evening around 6:00) but getting a table was no problem. We ordered shrimp scampi and penne a la vodka and both were delicious. The... More 

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Changzhou, China
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

this place has a great atmosphere it has a bocci ball court...i had a grilled Caesar salad that was awesome,,,, and I had the Chicken Scala (i wouldnt recommend this) everything else about this place was awesome

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food was awesome! The pasta was authentic, the sauces were amazing and there was an older gentleman with the thickest Italian accent ever ... he was our server. Of course, the portions were massive. We ordered staples, because we had a child with us, Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo and Spaghetti.

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Hollister, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely romantic dinner at La Scala on a Friday night. The free shuttle service to/from our hotel really made life easy for us, and the driver George is a treasure. We sat upstairs and enjoyed a lovely meal--the food was fantastic. I had the filet mignon and the chef did it truly rare, which... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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163 reviews 163 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nino greets guests at the door and works the tables as an owner should. Five of us converged on a chilly Tuesday to have a few drinks and enjoy a great meal. Bartender Felix was on top of things and did an outstanding job. As the crowd grew, we decided to go to our table with William our server. My... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

nothing more than a tired tourist trap. The chef at the bar couldn't be less involved with the experience of the diners. Lazy execution of tired old american tourist offerings. snore.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been going to LaScala since they first opened. Started out just getting Penne Arrabiatta and sitting at the bar and visiting. Not been back in 5 years and yet the wonder still remembers me. Amazing fried Caesar salad and Veal chop is amazing.

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Tucson, Arizona
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127 reviews 127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

It was a Monday night and there were many business dinners taking place. We were celebrating a pre-anniversary evening and were we wowed! Cheese and salami app, grilled Caesar salad (first time having the lettuce grilled), wonderful beef and chicken entrees, and then dessert. The waiter was very helpful with our wine selection and was actually perfect all night. We... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our hotel recommended this italian restaurant as one of the best in the Little Italy sector....and we looked it up on line ... thus we went.....The food was poor quality ... cold...sides did not match with main dish .....dining experience was not the best .... so, we wonder how is it possible that the best established food critics are giving... 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, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, 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
2 months ago
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?