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La Scala

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Fri, 2/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Antipasto Originale (for Two)
marinated olives and vegetables, genoa salami, prosciutto, and assorted cheeses.
Cuori Di Carciofi
artichoke hearts topped with jumbo lump crab meat, capers, and lemon butter sauce.
fresh mussels steamed with spicy marinara sauce or garlic butter.
Peperoni Con Acciughe
green peppers sauteed with olive oil, garlic, capers, and anchovies.
Funghi Abbruzzese
fresh mushrooms sauteed with olive oil, garlic, basil, and rosemary topped with melted mozzarella.
Calamari Fritti
tender squid lightly fried to perfection served with marinara sauce.
Polenta Alla Griglia
cognac, pancetta, and porcini mushroom sauce.
crusty country bread topped with fresh tomato, basil, onion, extra virgin olive oil, and goat cheese.
Zuppa Del Giorno
Insalata Della Casa
crisp romaine tossed with homemade caesar dressing, croutons, and anchovies.
buffalo mozzarella, sliced tomato, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil.
Pomodori Freschi
tomato wedges tossed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil
crusty italian bread topped with olive oil, garlic, and gorgonzola cheese.
With Mozzarella $5.95
Garlic Bread
Gamberi Fra Diavolo
large tender gulf shrimp simmered in a spicy tomato sauce served on a bed of angel hair pasta.
Scampi Al' Aglio
sauteed with garlic, herbs, cognac, and butter served over linguine.
Gamberi Luana
shrimp, garlic, and olive oil with a touch of old bay over linguine.
Gamberi E Granchi Alfredo
large tender gulf shrimp and lump crab meat simmered in a cream sauce served over fettuccini.
Pesce Del Giorno
Aragosta All' Americana
lobster with cognac, butter, and garlic served over linguine.
Aragosta Fra Diavolo
new zealand lobster tail simmered in a spicy tomato sauce served over angel hair pasta.
Brodetto Alla Vastese
the finest seasonal seafoods combined in a light spicy broth, served over linguine.
Saltimbocca Alla Romana
tender veal sauteed with mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh sage, and cognac.
Al Marsala
sauteed with mushrooms and marsala wine.
sauteed with lemon, butter, and white wine.
Alla Toscana
sauteed with artichoke hearts, prosciutto, and mozzarella cheese.
sauteed with sun-dried tomato, fresh basil, and jumbo shrimp.
Alla Parmigiana
lightly breaded veal cutlet topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
sauteed with tomato, oregano, garlic, rosemary, and buffalo mozzarella.
lemon, butter, white wine, and capers.
Costoletta Alla Griglia
a 16-ounce center cut veal chop marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic, and fresh rosemary.
La Valdaostana Originale
a 16-ounce center cut veal chop stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese.
boneless breast of chicken sauteed with sun-dried tomato, fresh basil, and white wine.
Al Marsala
marsala wine sauce and fresh mushrooms.
Alla Scala
sauteed with artichoke hearts and lump crab meat in a white wine sauce.
Alla Parmigiana
lightly breaded, topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella.
Al Pomodoro
fresh tomato, onion, and herbs.
artichoke hearts, prosciutto, mozzarella, fresh mushrooms, and marsala wine.
Scaloppe Di Manzo Alla Terra E Mare
fillet mignon grilled to perfection, served over a veal scallopine, topped with jumbo gulf shrimp and cognac sauce.
rolled in cracked black pepper topped with brown sauce.
Alla Forestiera
green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and brown sauce.
New York Strip
a thick 14 ounce cut grilled to perfection.
New York Strip Alla Pizzaiola
grilled, topped with tomato, fresh herbs, and buffalo mozzarella.
Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca
tomato, capers, olives, garlic, and anchovies.
Penne Alla Vodka
tomato, cream, vodka, and tabasco.
Fettuccine Alfredo
parmigiano, butter, and cream.
Capellini Al Pomodoro Fresco
tomato, basil, and garlic.
Penne Alla Boscaiola
tomato, peas, pancetta, and porcini mushrooms.
Gnocchi Della Casa
served with your choice of fresh pesto, marinara sauce, or cream sauce.
Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
pancetta, cream, egg, and parmigiano.
Spaghetti Con Funghi
tomato, mushrooms, onion, and garlic.
Risotto Alla Milanese
imported arborio rice with saffron prepared in the classic milanese style.
Risotto Mare E Monti
shrimp and porcini mushrooms.
Chef owned and operated Italian casual fine dining restaurant located in historic Little Italy. Home of Baltimore's only indoor bocce ball court. We offer a complimentary shuttle to the surrounding area and in walking distance to Harbor East, Inner Harbor and Fells Point.
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Finally ate here, We have tried to eat here on several visits but couldn’t get it. Our waiter was kind, thoughtful and attentive to our needs even though we were casually dressed! (We came after a long road trip.) We started with some drinks and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CarlaVPM
Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review, Carla. We are happy to hear you finally made your way to La Scala thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us. We do appreciate the feedback regarding the appetizer; as concerning as it is to hear, it was not up...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My favorite restaurant in Baltimore... and quite possibly the entire Eastern Seaboard. (AND I'M FROM PHILLY!). It had been some time since I visited, but knew it was still there because I get Birthday and Holiday Greetings from them every year... some members of my...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for this wonderfully, amazing review of your experiences with La Scala. We are thrilled you ensure to make a visit to your favorite restaurant whenever you are in town to indulge in our Italian delicacies, homey atmosphere, and the excellent service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Scala came highly recommended by the concierge at my dad's hotel. I've been to multiple other Little Italy restaurants and never been disappointed, until now. The atmosphere was lovely, fancier than most Little Italy places, but the food was just okay. I never thought...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was freezing cold & blustery this evening, however we would have gladly walked through a foot of snow to eat here again! The staff was welcoming and made great recommendations from drinks to dinner specials. I had the famous espresso martini (ok, I had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Chesley P, Manager at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled to hear you braced the cold in order to enjoy a wonderful dining evening with us. It is so great to hear you indulged in our famous espresso martini and gnocchi and your husband truly enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything tasted like is was from some little old Italian lady’s kitchen and she slapped your hand for trying to taste the sauce! Pasta was incredible, especially the gnocchi (pesto). Server was very knowledgeable.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Clara, thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled to hear you truly enjoyed your authentic, Italian experience with us and especially indulged in our gnocchi. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Table with two, 2 glasses wine. Grilled Caesar Salad (great), chicken with lump on top (very good). Other diner had shrimp with pasta and loved it. Service was once again outstanding! Best in “Little Italy”!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing review, Chuck, we are thrilled you and your company truly enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Went here for the first time to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was awesome. All you would expect from a upscale Italian restaurant w/o the stuffy feel. Professional staff and amazing food. Good value for the quality, portions, and service. Would highly recommend and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and recommendation. We are thrilled and honored you decided to celebrate your wife's birthday with us and had an exceptional experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Everything from appetizers, the meat and cheese tray, the entree, and dessert was perfect! Shuttle to the hotel was a bonus.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank R8711TYkyler
Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled everything about your experience with us was spectacular and you took advantage of the shuttle. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Everything about this experience was great. There was a shuttle to pick us up at our hotel. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Debrah P
Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Thank you for the great review, Debrah! It's wonderful to hear you took advantage of our shuttle system to enjoy a delicious meal with us. We can't wait until you are in Baltimore again to see you! Safe travels.

Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

I go to La Scala every time I visit Baltimore for an annual conference I attend. It is divine Italian cuisine, wonderful waitstaff, menu and wine list. If I lived in Baltimore I would eat there every week at least! Love the polenta mushroom Marsala...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Chesley P, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you for the amazing review, Victoria! We are thrilled La Scala is a must visit whenever you are in Baltimore for work and you always truly enjoy your experiences with us. The recommendations are divine and appreciate it. We can't wait to see you...More

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Deda B
February 3, 2018|
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Response from LaScalaRistorante | Property representative |
Ciao Eric! Our dress code is Dressy Casual/Business Casual. No hats, tank tops, or sportswear. Have you made your reservation with us?
September 24, 2017|
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Response from KRSDC | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see a kids menu, but it's a family type of establishment. I'm sure they'd whip up something for you.
September 17, 2017|
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The meatballs contain sausage
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