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“Nice Waitress, Food Fair” 3 of 5 stars
Review of LaSchola Italian Grill - CLOSED

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LaSchola Italian Grill
2215 Tiffin Avenue, Findlay, OH
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice Waitress, Food Fair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We wanted so much for the restaurant to be excellent. Unfortunately, this particular location, lot, or building may have to have a Feng Shui renovation and management/owner who puts quality for $$$ vs. quantity. The location was originally a "steak house" then the "Red Pig". The original owners had a great restaurant with beautiful decor and atmosphere, The food was the best on all of Tiffin Aveneue. Unfortunately, locals have branded this location as a pricey restaurant. Pricey is OK if the quality, service and TASTE is there. On this trip new owners are serving "Italian" or what I would call pasta with canned or bottled sauce warmed up and plated. NOT acceptable. You will have a better Italian meal at the Olive Garden down the street! The restaurant is too dark - including black vinyl table cloths. Note to owners: brighten up the atmosphere. Waitress who had just moved from Boston with her daughter who is attending Findlay University was very warm and friendly and did her best. Food quality fell short. Portions were large indeed however, the Taste - Italian or for that matter, any quisine needs to be FRESH!Clientelle will be loyal if food service and quality is excellent. Hope this restaurant makes it!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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McComb, Ohio
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Very good food and the service was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My wife and I don't normally go here to eat as its on the pricey side. Our waiter was great and we good our beverages promptly. The rest of the meal was served at the right pace and the food was tasty with generous portions. We were there on a Friday evening around 6:00 and were surprised at the small amount of customers.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Oh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Large Group, took an hour to put anything to eat on the table”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had a group of 12 from out of town and while the food was ok, the service was just so slow. When we finished our meal, before 8 pm, there was not a soul in the restaurant. There wasn't even anyone else there to delay the food prep or delivery. Such a disappointment from previous visits here... I drove past again last Thursday, only 4 cars in the parking lot.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Southwest Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Horrible Serivce”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

It's obvious from other reviews here that the service at LaSchola is spotty.We were there Saturday night with our niece who's in college at UF. We were promptly seated, introduced to a friendly waitress then the managment made a switch to a waiter for some reason. It took FOREVER to get a first drink. Fine..that happens sometimes. Then every other course was excurciatingly slow to come out. All around us people were seated, served and gone. Some of our entrees were presented cold, so that was another wait. Of course, they were always quick to ask if we'd like more wine. I wonder if that was a way to pad our final check. We were there for two 1/2 hours, and while the food was decent, it was not worth the wait.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food

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Fostoria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a great place for a non rushed meal. Our waitress saw right away that we were doing some catching up with family that was in from out of town, so she did not rush us. All our meals were great. We had the salmon, chicken Marsala, and the lobster ravioli. We also up graded to the spinach salad, which is very good. The wine selection is very good. The noise level was low so it was easy to converse. The menu is very large so there is something for everyone. Great food! Great staff!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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