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Reviewed February 15, 2022

Back again...deceptive small place in a strip center. Great service. The bread is kinda average, but the caesar salad and pastas were great. We will continue to return.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

I have literally dined at more Italian restaurants than I could possibly count, including two months working in Italy. The service was very good, but the food was not.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 24, 2021

Felt like Little Italy in the Keys! Romantic and unchained - owners were on it! It was an experience not just a meal. Chicken parmigiana was incredible, but key lime pie was the best I had in all of south Florida.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 11, 2021 via mobile

A long-time key resident told me, “I’m taking you to the best restaurant in the key,” And after our dinner at La Scala I have to agree. A small, low-key place, everything was delicious. The service was prompt and excellent. It did get crowded on...a Friday night and space is small, I was glad we’d booked early, social distance is not great. I will return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service! This old world Italian restaurant is a great little find! It’s a small quiet restaurant with a great menu tucked away in a strip mall. The aroma of garlic and basil fill the air and scream authentic. Our server was...helpful and attentive. They helped select a Chianti to accompany our entrees. At our servers recommendation, we chose the osso buco which was tender and well seasoned. It was accompanied with a creamy mushroom risotto. We concluded the evening with a sampling of several desserts. The key lime pie was awesome. We would definitely return to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 4, 2021

Small little place with excellent service. Fried calamori was an excellent start, Salaads and bread with dipping sauce was great and we enjoyed all 5 dinners. Frutti Di Mare...Fettucine Bolognesse, Chicken Piccatta....all were excellent. We will certainly be back here when back on Key Biscayne.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2020

The food here is excellent. This little restaurant is 2 for 2 with us. The lasagna was excellent. The service here is great. The owner is there every night to make sure the customers have good experience. He goes above and beyond and makes you...feel right at home. No need to dress up, it's casual, comfortable, and as i mentioned, the food will NOT disappoint. Try the filet...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

La Scala is a local hidden gem. Nice reasonably priced wine selection. Good variety of appetizers and main courses. Friendly and helpful service.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Old time pro waiters guide you through menu.Space for maybe 12 close in tables. Had a great Osso Bucco and rissotp, ladies enjoyed great snapper and Spinach, and Capellini maeimara.House Chianti and white wine good and generous serving.,

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

The fish in this small Italian restaurant is fantastic as well as the cozy atmosphere. Reservations recommended since it gets very full on weekends

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

Small italien restaurant, in an unsuspected location with home cooking that tastes beyond!! I havn't had better Oso bucco anywhere not even in Italy.Service is good.Only open for dinner,

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Had the beet Osso Buco that I have ever eaten! My Italian connoisseur friends were raving about the taste of the food and wines offered! Best little Italian secret in Key Biscayne, Florida and all of Miami!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

From the minute you walk into this little gem you feel at home. The waiting staff were super friendly, very knowledgable and incredibly attentive. The salads were fresh and tasty and the menu was filled with great Italian favourites. I had the lasagna and it...was definitely Nona's secret recipe! The waiters kept us in stitches the whole visit. Grazie!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

My brother and I went last weekend to La Scala for the first time. Its only open for dinner, but the food & the service are amazing. We were greeted by Alberto Toscani, who is a real character. He has a great personality and you...can tell he is very passionate about the food, his chef and makes you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in. This restaurant is very small and only being on the key for a short time, have developed a lot of regulars who come back often. I would highly recommend trying it out. Its also very reasonably priced. Check it out!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Scala is located on a small mall, facing away from the road. Plenty of parking, no hassle of valet parking. You are received by one of the waiters like welcoming you to his home. The restaurant is small, quiet easy to chat without competing with...loud music or poor acoustic. The menu covers Italian coast dishes, fish, squid, mussels plus veal and vegetarian dishes. Look for the day special, we had one of the best osobuco over risotto. When you see that the waitress say good by to the clients with warm hugs and kisses, you realize the clients are mostly repetitive clients that come back again and again... because the excellent food and friendly service. Highly recommended! jrmsMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Response from axel1933 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Vito retired. The new owner Chandra however has managed to secure a very experienced and capable chef for his restaurant. Give it a try.
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5