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“La Scala 1 Abbeydale Road South Sheffield”
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La Scala
Ranked #221 of 1,440 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $52
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“La Scala 1 Abbeydale Road South Sheffield”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

This is a local family run restaurant. The menu is quite extensive but the "blackboard/special" menu is exceptional. Tonight I had the excellent swordfish in garlic at a most reasonable price.
The wine list is very good and competitively priced with most being "estate" wines.
The decor is appropriate for the name and the atmosphere can be intimate depending of course who you are with! It can be lively on Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays but may be quiet early in the week. The basement restaurant is ideal for "parties" to celebrate whatever.
The owner is very friendly and outgoing and really enjoys the company of his clientele, which includes members of the Judiciary, Legal, Medical and all the other professions. The staff are attentive and very helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them and if time permits the owner is more than wiling to engage in entertaining conversation and banter.
There is no doubt that you will pay substantially more in similar restaurants and where the food will be nowhere near as good.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Sheffield
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Having visited La Scala 10 plus years ago , and the been very unimpressed, we decided everybody should have a second chance, ! Well its back on the list.
Lovely food , lovely staff, attentive but not intrusive, Great atmosphere, and being near home, easy for us to get to. Its not a flash place, just a good Italian.
Shame its not a bring your own wine.

  • Visited February 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

I really like La Scala restaurant and visit regularly. It's close to where I live, serves lovely freshly made food and always has a great atmosphere - quieter in the week and busy at the weekend.

The menu's selection is great and is suitable for a wide range of people, it isn't your typical austere, modern menu with a stingy selection, I've been to plenty of those and whilst the food is lovely I'm not always impressed with what is on offer. I'd feel comfortable introducing anyone to La Scala restaurant as I've never had a bad experience there and the food is consistently good and homely.

For starter I'd recommend the funghi della scala or the calamari and for main course the pizzas are delicious and the tagliatelle gamberoni is my favourite pasta dish (or the bucatini and sausage). I did once have a steak that was slightly over done but this was whisked away and replaced as soon as it was cooked, these things can happen.

The staff are very friendly and welcoming, I've never had a problem booking, and the service is quick and efficient.

  • Visited October 2011
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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“Nothing special but not bad”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

Very average Italian in a city of great Italian restaurants

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“The best Italian restaurant around”
Reviewed June 19, 2011

I have been to La Scala many times over the last few years and I have to say that this is the best restaurant around for miles. The friendly staff are always very well organised and nothing is to much trouble. The menu is excellent from pasta dishes to fillet steak and chicken dishes, I can recommend the Medaglioni which is fillet steak sliced with parma ham, wild musherooms and dolcelate sauce this is probably the best steak dish i have ever tasted and the steak is always cooked to perfection. Everyone we have taken to La Scala friends or family nobody has had anything negative to say about the restaurant, this restaurant is excellent in every sense, fantastic food, excellent service, great wine and really good vaue for money. If you have not eaten at La Scala then you really must give it a try, you will not be dissapointed.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank 45johns80
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