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Little Italy
0.5 miles from National Aquarium
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ANTIPASTI
Antipasto Originale (for 2)
Marinated olives and vegetables, genoa salami, prosciutto, and assorted cheeses
USD 16.95
Cuori di Carciofi
Artichoke hearts topped with jumbo lump crab meat, capers, and lemon butter sauce
USD 16.95
Cozze
Fresh mussels steamed with spicy marinara sauce or garlic butter
USD 12.95
Pepperoni con Acciughe
Green peppers sautéed with olive oil, garlic, capers, and anchovies
USD 9.95
Funghi Abbruzzese
Fresh mushrooms sautéed with olive oil, garlic, basil and rosemary topped with melted mozzarella
USD 9.95
Calamari Fritti
Tender squid lightly fried to perfection served with marinara sauce or pepperoncini sauce
USD 13.95
Polenta alla Griglia
Cognac, pancetta and porcini mushroom sauce
USD 9.95
Bruschetta
Crusty country bread topped with fresh tomato, basil, onion, extra virgin olive oil and goat cheeses
USD 9.95
ZUPPA
Zuppa del Giorno
USD 8.95
INSALATE
Insalata della Casa
Fresh mixed greens with homemade dressing
USD 7.95
Caesar
Crisp romaine tossed with homemade Caesar dressing and croutons
USD 8.95
Caprese
Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil
USD 11.95
Pomodori Freschi
Tomato wedges tossed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil
USD 8.95
PANE
Gorgonzola
Crusty Italian bread topped with olive oil, garlic, and gorgonzola cheese
USD 9.5
Garlic Bread
USD 5.95
With Mozzarella USD 7.95
PASTA
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Tomato, capers, olives, garlic and anchovies
USD 16.95
Penne alla Vodka
Tomato, cream and vodka
USD 16.95
Fettuccine Alfredo
Parmigiano Reggiano, butter and cream
USD 16.95
Spaghettini al Pomodoro Fresco
Tomato, basil and garlic
USD 16.95
Penne alla Boscaiola
Tomato, peas, pancetta and porcini mushrooms
USD 16.95
Gnocchi della Casa
Served with your choice of fresh pesto, marinara sauce or cream sauce
USD 19.95
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Pancetta, cream, egg and parmigiano
USD 17.95
Spaghetti con Funghi
Fresh tomato sauce, mushrooms, onion and garlic
USD 16.95
Risotto alla Piemontese
Arborio rice with Imported gorgonzola with spinach
USD 18.95
Risotto Mare e Monti
Imported arborio rice, shrimp and porcini mushrooms
USD 25.95
DAL MARE
Gamberi Fra Diavolo
Large tender gulf shrimp simmered in a spicy tomato sauce served on a bed of spaghettini pasta
USD 25.95
Scampi Al' Aglio
Five jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic, herbs, cognac, and butter served over linguin
USD 25.95
Gamberi Luana
Shrimp, garlic and olive oil with a touch of Old Bay over linguini
USD 25.95
Gamberi e Granchi Alfredo
Large tender gulf shrimp and lump crab meat simmered in a cream sauce served over fettuccini
USD 37.95
Pesce del Giorno
Seasonal
Market
Aragosta Marinaio
Twin lobster tails sautéed in a tomato seafood broth served over penne pasta
Market
Aragosta Fra Diavolo
Twin lobster tails simmered in a spicy tomato sauce served over spaghettini pasta
Market
Brodetto alla Vastese
The finest seasonal seafoods combined in a light spicy broth, served over linguini
USD 44.95
POLLO
We provide only antibiotic-free, organic, free-range chicken
Abbruzzese
Sautéed with sun dried tomato, fresh basil, and white wine
USD 23.95
Alla Marsala
Marsala wine sauce and fresh mushrooms
USD 23.95
Alla Scala
Sautéed with artichoke hearts and lump crab meat in a white wine sauce
USD 27.95
Alla Parmigiana
Lightly breaded, topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
USD 23.95
Raffaello
Artichoke hearts, prosciutto, mozzarella, fresh mushrooms and Marsala wine
USD 25.95
Alla Cacciatore
Sautéed with green peppers, mushrooms and onions with a red wine and tomato sauce
USD 23.95
VITELLO
Saltimbocca alla Romana
Tender veal sautéed with mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh sage and cognac
USD 26.95
Alla Marsala
Sautéed with mushrooms and Marsala wine
USD 26.95
Francese
Sautéed with lemon, butter and white wine
USD 26.95
Alla Toscana
Sautéed with artichoke hearts, prosciutto and mozzarella cheese
USD 26.95
Vitello e Gamberi Baltimore
Veal scaloppini topped with jumbo lump crab, gulf shrimp, sliced roma tomato and melted mozzarella cheese with an Old Bay white wine sauce
USD 39.95
Alla Parmigiana
Lightly breaded veal cutlet topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
USD 26.95
Pizzaiola
Sautéed with tomato, oregano, garlic, rosemary and fresh mozzarella
USD 28.95
Piccata
Lemon, butter, white wine and capers
USD 26.95
Costoletta alla Griglia
A 14 oz center cut veal chop marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic and fresh rosemary
USD 38.95
La Valdaostana Originale
A 14 oz center cut veal chop stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese on mushroom ragu
USD 44.95
MANZO
Scaloppe di Manzo alla Terra e Mare
Filet mignon grilled to perfection, served over a veal scallopini, topped with jumbo gulf shrimp and cognac sauce
USD 40.95
Pepato
Filet mignon rolled in cracked black pepper topped with demi-glace
USD 36.95
Balsamico
Tender grilled filet mignon served over a grilled Portobello mushroom cap with a balsamic reduction glaze
USD 36.95
Al,s Way
A 14 oz thick cut New York Strip topped with jumbo lump crab and sun-dried tomatoes, finished with a sherry shallot cream sauce
USD 40.95
New York Strip
A thick cut 14 oz New York strip grilled to perfection with roasted red potatoes
USD 36.95
New York Strip alla Pizzaiola
Grilled, topped with tomato, fresh herbs and fresh mozzarella
USD 36.95
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and great friendly staff are there to make your experience the best. An indoor Bocce Ball Court is a first in my experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Larry, Thank you so much for the great review. We can't wait to serve you again.

Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Had our own room for a birthday celebration. Food was exceptional but the service was perfect. Minor accommodations were made easily, food was served well paced and hot as well as delicious. Drinks were flowing well. We felt well taken care of

Date of visit: February 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed spending your birthday celebration with us.

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

I’m not a local so maybe I caught them on an off night, but very disappointing. My wife had the fettuccini Alfredo and I had a special which was rockfish baked in parchment paper with mussels. The fettuccini was basically tasteless and my fish was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope that you will come back and we will be able to make up for your experience. We appreciate your willingness to look past an off night.

Reviewed February 12, 2020

What a great place!!!!!! I had dinner at La Scala last night and wish I could give the place 10 stars! The chef/owner personally inquires whether every expectation was met. Of course, considering the accomplished staff and magic from the kitchen, that is a relatively...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

The fact that this place doesn’t have a perfect 5 stars is beyond me. This was my first visit and an experience I will never forget.... 1. The staff from the front of the house to the back of the house were extremely friendly and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020

Christina, We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the amazing review and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed January 15, 2020

I went with my son, daughter, and daughter's boyfriend shortly before Christmas. We had a fabulous meal and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Each of us had a great meal! Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the long list of specials. He recommended great wine...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2020

Joan, we are so happy you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you and your family again.

Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Little Italy Baltimore. We have been coming here for 4 years in January as my daughter has a dance convention here. They provide car service for pickup and return. I booked l this reservation and car service...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020

Christine, We are so sorry about the poor customer service. We hope that you will give us another chance. Thank you for taking the time to express your experience with us.

Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Really like this place, tried a different one last year and this is much better. The Rockfish covered with Lump crabmeat is super! The Caesar salad grilled in phenomenal! The shrimp over pasta with Garlic was terrific as well. The service was outstanding and the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020

We are so happy that you made a return visit and it was everything you remembered. Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

It was snowing so didn’t want to venture too far out from hotel as I was by myself traveling for business. Came across this restaurant and couldn’t have been happier. The atmosphere, service, food, wine, dessert was divine. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2020
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Amanda, We are so happy that the snow brought you to us. We hope that next time you are in town you come to visit us again. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

I have been here several times but it had been a while. Still love it. Everything is fresh and homemade pasta is the best. I would def come back

Date of visit: December 2019
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LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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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?
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KathyPet
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.
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tlmom
September 17, 2017|
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The meatballs contain sausage
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