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“Great Italian without the flight”
Review of La Scala

La Scala
Ranked #37 of 432 Restaurants in St. Catharines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Ontario
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Italian without the flight”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

A good wine list, real Tuscan style italian food, good quality seafood - and other - choices on the menu. It can be busy, make a reservation. Its a St Catharines favorite for foodies who eat out regularly - us included

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank UgoIgo
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English first
Pelham, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Lovely place - quiet - should be busier”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

Nice decor, great food and decent service. Quality Italian fare. I don't understand why this place is not busier the times that I have been. It needs to be better promoted. It's one of the best restarants in the city.

  • Visited November 2010
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1 Thank Philipengs
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Classic Mediterranean Food”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

The ambiance of La Scala will almost make you feel like you've happened upon a quaint European cafe . We have eaten there twice now. After the first time we decided that we had to come back with friends. All the meals that were eaten (eggplant parm, veal marsala, penne with chicken) were all enjoyed and delicious. We did have to wait awhile for our meals but we were in no rush so it was hardly noticeable. During the week they often a priced fix menu with appetizer, entree and dessert for $25 which is fabulous. We will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank KPZip
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
1 review
“Intimate dining with real Italian cusine!”
Reviewed August 6, 2011

My husband and I had purchased a 50% off Groupon for this dining spot. Just before we left for our reservation we looked up the address and found the most awful tripadvisor review. If i didn;t have a gift certificate i would not have gone...
But we did, carefully
But it was wonderful.... gnocchi with chicken and veggies in a smooth light tomatoe sauce was wonderful.. My husband had a seafood /pasta that was good.
we met the owner and he sent over a complemtary appetizer, wonderful.
we will be back and urge others to go.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank DrCharles9494
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Cantley, Canada
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

We had the wonderful chance to catch one of the last tables before the end of the evening. The place, having no more than 20 tables, is the perfect romantic spot for a very nice italian gateway in the city. Using fresh local ingredients, each bite is a burst of flavours.

Julie knew exactly the right moment to come up to us with our plates and drinks. Since it is such a small place, she runs it with a masterful hand. Do visit if you have some time as yes, the service may be just a little slower than other places. But we didn't mind at all since the food was exquisite.

Expect the usual italian fare, but try to get the homemade gnocchi... authentic! Make sure to book ahead or do like us, snatch the last table.

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Thank MeeowMix
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