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City Center East
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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404 (7th & Chestnut Streets)
+1 215-928-0900
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I hosted a Party for 'out of town' guests at LaScala's Restaurant! My own reservations for this venue were ended the moment I entered the Party Room and met the guests! The staff was EXCELLENT … treating us well … all night long! The food was plentiful and skillfully presented … homestyle !!! No one remembers the... More 

Thank Stan056
Niagara area
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long afternoon of walking the historic center of Philadelphia, we decided on this restaurant for dinner as it is just 1 1/2 blocks from our hotel. We were quickly seated at the last remaining (back) table. Good variety on the menu with prices similar to what we pay at home (except this is USD vs CAD). Waiter sort... More 

Thank Niagaratravelpro
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Business meeting Shared family style, chicken parm, ravioli, broccoli rabe. Tasty however chicken tough. Wait staff needs some attention to detail. Overall I would give another try

Thank Fran G
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

A very pleasant meal The menu is extensive with lots of gluten free options. We sat outside in the Indian Summer weather. The serving staff were very friendly.

Thank Norman K
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179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We booked here based on the reviews, expecting something special which unfortunately it was not. The restaurant only had a few tables occupied yet it took our server quite some time to come over to take our drink/food orders. He was friendly and professional when he got there however. We shared a warm caprese bruschetta which was just ok. Our... More 

Thank natmicstef
Clementon, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The food in this LaScala's is fantastic I would recommend this one at 7th and Chestnut sts in Philadelphia I have not been to their other restaurants but I know the one in Philly is wonderful. Their other restaurants in jersey I will have to give them a try but Philly will not disappoint

Thank barbaraooch
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We were here for dinner with cousins. The food was superb. Service was great. Ciro was excellent, and entertaining. We had Primitivo di Manduria wine on his recommendation. Wonderful choice. I had spaghetti with clams. It had a tasty light sauce. Not a heavy, oily meal. I left well satisfied. My wife had the artichoke appetizer and a side of... More 

Thank Lewesdoc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

You can pass on this place. Great location in city however I'm Italian and it doesn't impress me at all. If you're starving ok but if u can go somewhere else, go.

Thank SkysMommy4
Liberty, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is FANTASTIC! We have eaten out for 8 nights while on vacation and La Scala's is and was the best! Great portions, fast service and great wait staff. We had the chicken parm and my wife had the chicken marsala. Can't say enough good about this place. Can't wait to come to Philadelphia again to eat here!

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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 215-928-0900
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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