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“Should have gone somewhere else for our last night”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Scala Restaurant - CLOSED

Scala Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Casual but sophisticated ideally located on the high rise strip on a sprawling corner of Paseo Herencia Mall. Scala is a bustling outdoor and indoor restaurant wich features two European trained chefs with Mediterranean and Caribbean influences. The bar offers a great variety of cocktails and martinis and for the wine lovers there is a very extensive wine list, both by glass as by the bottle. Scala is a dining experience you should not miss while visiting Aruba.
Dover, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Should have gone somewhere else for our last night”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

We went here on our last night out. It was ok. We sat right outside and were able to watch all the activity on the street which was nice. I wanted something on the water with a nice view and again our concierge recommeded something different. It wasnt what I wanted. We both had appetizer salads which were average. I had a spicy garlic shrimp. It wasnt spicy and the only garlic was the large cloves in the sauce. The rice that came with it was dry and the vegetables were just ok. My boyfriend had a steak and cheese panini. He loves sandwiches. He said it was average. There are much better restaurants around.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank kthrmills
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“excellent food and location”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

With a reservation had an outside table. Food selection (seafood and meat) was very good and seafood quality was excellent and fresh. Service was extremely attentive to our needs.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Eric D
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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Average dining with fine dining prices”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The meals here weren't bad but they certainly weren't the best food on the island and it was a little overpriced. I got a lobster tail over ricotta ravioli with pesto sauce and my husband ordered steak (filet mignon) and lobster. The lobster tails were ok but not the biggest and a little more fishy than usual. The steak was fine but not as tender as most of the filets I've gotten in the past. It was a huge piece of meat but it didn't melt in your mouth. If these entrees were in the $20ea range I would give this another star but we spent $80 for two people after tip and we didn't order any appetizers or beverages (only water).

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Ashley32905
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West Hartford, CT
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145 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Ok food but great Air Conditioning”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We originally walked down the Eagle Beach strip looking for another restaurant but it had no A/C and it was hot so we moved on. The decor is rather strange in this second floor eatery. One of the black and white abstract pictures looked like a worm. Music from a local radio station was blasting but the TV at the bar has a Spanish MTV on and the two made for some funny visuals.

I had the sea bass for $32.95 it was accompanied by Asian stir fry vegetables. It was ok but not as good as I have has elsewhere. My husband harsher and turf. The tenderloin was cooked to perfection and a good size. The Caribbean Rock Lobster was 1/2 a tail and rather tasteless. Scala is close to the movie theater so it was a perfect choice for us as we were going to see a show after dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank msesqct
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California
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551 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Aruba”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We ended up going to Scala twice during our stay in Aruba because the food is terrific.

The chicken and bacon wrapped medallions, steaks, and pork tenderloin were all delicious.

Great prices.

Madeline was our server. She was super friendly and helpful. She even remembered us when we came back later in the week.

Great view from outside patio.

Would definitely go back any time we are in Aruba.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Christy D
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