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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404 (7th & Chestnut Streets)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank QuakerTruth
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a short but nice evening in this classy but also affordable restaurant conveniently located on the corner of 7th and Chestnut St. That is only one block away from the Philadelphia Bell. Kind service and great pictures on the walls. We took hand-tossed pizza's, gnocchi and ravioli. We will come back there for sure next time in Phili... More 

Thank Bruno V
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad I stumbled across this gem while my husband was in a business meeting. The location is ideal because I walked to all the sites, did my share of shopping and worked up an appetite. Initially I asked to be seated in the bar area, but requested to be moved prior to my order and after the lunch crowd... More 

Thank VeeSouth
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat in Philadelphia. Free parking is a plus. The calimari is excellent. Better than any I've eaten. Bread is always fresh. Steaks are done to perfection. Can always count on delicious seafood. Had the mahi mahi the other night. Great dish on a bed of pasta with olives. Service is great. Michael is an... More 

Thank TeriPugh
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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187 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for lunch. She had the house salad which she throughly enjoyed. I had the chicken cutlet sandwich and french fries. This is a huge sandwich and I am a large eater. All for $21. total. I loved the lunch but would expect the dinner to be even better. Our server was fast, efficient and... More 

Thank TopsideMI
Phila, PA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my spouse's papardelle was overcooked, although the sauce was delicious. My linguine with cremini and goat cheese was amazing. Our waiter was attentive, energetic and another reason to try again. Thanks for the complimentary taste of limoncello!

Thank mainlinetravel
Parker, Colorado
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167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group and a private room and it was an early reservation - 6p, so we thought all of the stars would align for a pleasant experience. However, in spite of a fairly empty environment, we had only 1 server assigned to us and it took forever to get drinks ordered and re-ordered. The absence of an... More 

Thank Steve M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I totally recommend La Scala. The chicken wings were amazing and the piping hot lasagne was delicious. The food was served in good time. Despite having a TV set showing sport it wasn't a noisy restaurant in any way, quite the reverse in fact. Food and drink was reasonably priced. I look forward to eating there again when next in... More 

Thank Tony O
somewhere deep in Ohio
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Stopped in for lunch on the way to historical sites. Place was busy but were quickly seated. Would go back for the white arugula pizza we had. Beet and goat cheese salad was excellent. Service was excellent. Prices were moderate and reasonable.

Thank JaneRussel

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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, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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