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La Scala

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
Italian, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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 2 weeks ago

We were in Baltimore for a family wedding. But, we were also celebrating a 75th birthday retroactively because covid cancelled the get together last year. La Scala was recommended to us and it was simply perfect. We had a table on the balcony overlooking the...front street. Table for 10 and the only ones there. Private dining! The service, food, people, initial contact and arrangements simply could not have been better. I am a native Marylander and have eaten at many of what Little Italy has to offer. La Scala has become my new favorite. The folks there could not have done any better. Some of us started with the grilled caesar salad and another special appetizer of the evening. Mains were a variety of pasta, chicken parmesan, veal, branzino and on and on. Everyone raved about their particular meal. I highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

Charming lively place Little Italy. Don't skip the anti-pastas or deserts. Had linguini with clams, veal with lemon sauce. Friendly staff from the waiters to the managers. Also just 5 minutes away from inner harbor.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

Wow! Having travelled to Italy several times I can tell you with confidence e that this place is the real deal. The food is the best Italian I have had in the states ever, literally. The chicken melts in your mouth and the pasta is...freshly made.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Pleasant visit- went here for our wedding anniversary. Great service! Tasy, well prepared food. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. The chef was out and about and also very friendly. We had the grilled Ceasar salad which is a specialty and the mussels...in garlic butter sauce were fantastic!! Definitely leave room for dessert - the pistachio canola was fantastic. So fresh and so flavorful The cream was pistachio flavored plus pistachoos crushed on the outside.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 10, 2021

Everything was perfect. From the seating on the patio, our Server Delia to the food. The meal was spaced out, never felt rushed. Delia was friendly, attentive and even funny. On the patio we felt like we were in Italy with the scenes painted on...the brick walls. Everybody was very friendly starting with valet parking, to the hostess, bartender while we waited for our table, we were early, to the exceptional service from Delia our Server. Would highly recommend for a romantic night out.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 6, 2021 via mobile

We had a very delightful meal. The service was very good. The veal saltimbocca was fabulous , you taste the cognac delightfully.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 6, 2021

We scheduled La Scala for a wedding anniversary. We had not dined there for many years and we were certainly happy we came back. Covid restrictions are still in force and there was appropriate spacing and wearing of masks. The bocce ball court now serves...as additional dining space. We began with a wine selection form a well curated list. There aren't the usual suspects here but, instead, a selection of intriguing opportunities from all over the world, especially Italy and California. We selected an Orvieto to go with our classic antipasto. Although the menu contains some great choices, for dinner we went with two specials. Twin lobster tails and crabmeat were served over rigatoni in a nicely seasoned cream sauce and our other choice was a 14 oz. veal chop, broiled to perfection just like the Tuscans do. Both meals were excellent and they represent what makes La Scala different. If you are looking for lasagna or veal parmesan, you can find it somewhere else. La Scala gives a different and memorable experience. Great service, including a visit from the chef and several management members, too. Be aware, unfortunately,that La Scala is definitely in the $$$$ category!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 3, 2021 via mobile

We tried La Scala on the recommendation of an owner from another restaurant, and he was spot on the service was fantastic and the food was excellent best Italian food I have ever eaten kind of wish it was closer to home because we would...be regulars From the appetizers to the desserts everything was superb very fresh and flavorful!!! The chocolate cream puffs were out of this worldMore

Date of visit: April 2021
LaScalaRistorante, Marketing at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town.

Reviewed March 21, 2021

My husband and I had dinner here last night and I wish this was in my backyard. Staff very friendly, even the owner chatted with us, great ambience. Had the bruschetta, 2 with tomatoes 2 with goat cheese. Wonderful. The veal marsala was very tender...and sauce was perfect. My hisband has the shrimp and pappardelle which was great. Dessert was three cream puffs with chocolate sauce which was luscious. I'm so glad we have leftovers too.More

Date of visit: March 2021
LaScalaRistorante, Marketing at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2021

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed January 31, 2021

Had dinner at La Scala last night with my wife. As usual the food, staff, and ambiance were outstanding.

Date of visit: January 2021
LaScalaRistorante, Owner at La Scala, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2021

We are so glad you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate your business.

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Debra B
June 17, 2021|
Response from casallese | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any outside seating.
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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Frequently Asked Questions about La Scala

Yes, La Scala offers takeout services.

Yes, La Scala is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Scala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5