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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404 (7th & Chestnut Streets)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were in Philly for the weekend and we were wandering around trying to find a place to eat. Stumbled onto this restaurant Friday night and our dinner was amazing! We had the baked tomato caprese and risotto balls (3) with a marinara sauce for an appetizer and we shared the Veal Saltimbocca. The caprese was amazing.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids and I happened in here on a Friday night. I probably should have been suspicious that we could get a table with ease. The positives - the bread was good, the waiter was fine (albeit slow), and the location was great. The food was just meh. Nothing exciting and in some cases disappointing. The "grilled artichoke" appetizer wasn't... More 

Thank mom2tristanella
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was walking back from Jeweler's Row and the humidity was getting to us. So we stopped in on a whim. Best move we made that day. Hubby loved the sangria -- and he's really picky about them. We had the calamari to start -- the portion was huge. That can be lunch all by itself. We split a small pizza... More 

Thank Vickie S
Philadelphia, New York
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943 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just looking for a place to get out of the rain and happened upon this gem! For starters, they had $5.00 sangria or mimosas. The food was not overpriced, and the food was excellent. The portions are large, so plan on taking home food for your next meal (a great perk). The beet and goat salad was my... More 

Thank annarc6
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Scala was a recommended by one of the guards at Constitution Hall. Good Italian food at a decent price, less than two blocks from Independence Mall and with an average $15 plate, this restaurant was exactly what we needed mid-tour. Note: the plates are big. We split an appetizer, entre, and salad AND STILL HAD FOOD TO BRING BACK.... More 

Thank Elias M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem. Not too crowded or loud. Food was excellent and portions huge. Service was attentive considering our large group and our waiter didn't make a face when it came to splitting the checks. In fact, he suggested it. Very authentic and the classic pictures give you a nice flavor of the old world. You don't expect such good... More 

Thank Piperman2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent Italian with large portions. Best items on menu are the Arugula Salad, Parmesan Asparagus, Pork Chop and the Seafood FraDiavolo. Great Service, complimentary WiFi and Parking.

Thank RDU-Yankee
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother always says that it doesn't take ALL DAY to tell the truth! With that being said.... La Scala's has the best salads in the Art Museum area. There is always a line to prove my theory! The pizza is delicious, the wings are great....the EGGPLANT is AWESOME! That will be all.

Thank Crystal M
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This was our second time there and it was excellent again. The signature salad is delicious. My daughter had the fusilli with a tomato cream sauce and seafood and she loved it. I had the veal and my husband a steak and we were very pleased. We had reservations but got there earlier and they sat us no problem. Would... More 

Thank TerriP3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I frequent this restaurant as I work nearby. The service has always been good and the food is quite tasty. The ambience is nice. You should definitely try it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
    (7th & Chestnut Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-928-0900
LaScala’s, located in the heart of Historical Philadelphia, creates a cozy casual ambiance in which to enjoy fine Italian-American Home-style cuisine. Exposed brick & floor to ceiling windows give an Old World Italian feel. Al fresco dining at the sidewalk cafe is also offered. Just a few of the Chef’s famous recipes include Homemade Ravioli & Gnocchi,Hand Tossed Pizza's, Seafood FraDiavlo, Hanger Steak Philly Style & Pappardelle and Sausage Bolognese. The vast menu also includes appetizers, Sides, soup, salads,steaks, & seafood. A full bar & extensive wine list are available to complement your meal. Finish off your lunch or dining experience with one of the homemade desserts. LaScala’s is sure to become one of your favorites.

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