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La Scala

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9 Queen Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5G4, Canada
19056845448
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11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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620 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever we have the time to eat in St. Catharines, we always bypassed La Scala and saw that the restaurant was overflowing. “It must be good!” I thought. We finally went to this restaurant. When I opened the door, there were only two customers! Where were the other people who filled this place? The couple there encouraged us to eat... More 

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Thank Robby G C
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. Only had appy and anti pasto but really enjoyed it. Great service. Recommended.

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Thank Dan Mac 5904
St. Catharines, Canada
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally stopped in to La Scala for dinner tonight and it happened to be date night ! The date night menu was four courses with a few selections for the first and second . At least six entres to pick from and then the dessert was selected for you . For 59.99 the date night menu also included a... More 

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Thank steve a
St. Catharines, Canada
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the mains seemed lacking (and there was no bread - shocking for an Italian restaurant) the desserts are something to write home about. And the new patio is dreamy with lights creating a wonderful atmosphere for noshing and chatting.

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1 Thank Angie B
St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I had really high hopes going to this restaurant. I ordered the calamari which was completely bland and tasteless. The roasted potatoes tasted as though they had been cooked, refrigerated overnight and reheated in the microwave. We also overheard the table next to us complaining about the quality of the food - the vegetables were overcooked. They definitely need to... More 

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Thank kimmarycox
St Catharines
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I consider La Scalla one of our top 3 go to restaurants in the Niagara region. Great food, great value and great service consistently. We had our wedding dinner here back in December 2015, food was fantastic but there was one small issue that the owners immediately took care of. It has been a couple of months since we had... More 

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2 Thank Gerald K
Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Have always walked past this Italian restaurant so finally gave it a go. The shrimp app was fantastic my girlfriend went for the feature menu and really enjoyed the vegan main I had the veal and it was fantastic. Great atmosphere, food and service will definitely be back

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1 Thank Joe F
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We decided to treat ourselves to a rare weeknight (Thursday) dinner out. It had been several months since we'd been to La Scala, and were in the mood for the wonderful service and food we've come to expect over many years of dining with Joe and his team. As always, the experience is heightened by being recognized warmly when we... More 

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2 Thank Dave R
Lascala_Risto, Manager at La Scala, responded to this review

Thank you Dave for coming back and enjoying yourself! We are so happy to hear that every thing was to your liking, especially the service! Cheers Sarah Pow Restaurant Manager More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

My husband and I went with our daughter and her new boyfriend just before Christmas for a nice dinner. I loved the decor, especially the room for private parties. Our waiter was absolutely great, wish I could remember his name ( was a lawyer at one point ) I'm sure he would be great at anything he chose and that... More 

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1 Thank laurabriggs2016
Lascala_Risto, Manager at La Scala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your praise! We are also looking forward to opening our patio for the new season; let's hope that the weather will cooperate. Please feel free to contact me to arrange your next time with us at La Scala; we can't wait to see you again! Cheers, Sarah Pow La... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Had dinner with a larger group of people. Food was very tasty, service has much room for improvement. Server was not friendly, actually pretty rude. Price was fairly high, would have been better if the service matched.

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Thank Olly L
Lascala_Risto, Owner at La Scala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback on your experience with us. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your evening due to the service. If you would like to contact me personally to see how we could have been at our best I would very much appreciate your information. Sincerely, Joe Marchese La Scala Ristorante (905) 684-5448... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Queen Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 19056845448

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?