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“Locally-owned Italian a good choice”
Review of La Scala

La Scala
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Ranked #8 of 230 Restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 3rd and Main
West Lafayette
Level 6 Contributor
431 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Locally-owned Italian a good choice”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

La Scala has been a Lafayette asset for a dozen years and we've been customers that long. The downtown location, across from the historic courthouse square is attractive, especially on a nice evening when outdoor dining is an option. Entrees are typically $16-$18, including bread and salad. The owners' support of local, sustainable farming is admirable. On our most recent visit, one pasta dish was average, the other was good. Salads and bread are nothing special, but the locally-made chocolate torte was delicious. Local art decorates the walls, but after 12 years, would be nice to see a fresh coat of paint, upgraded furnishings. The shabby window treatment of the small, historic building where La Scala is located is not a good indication of the dining experience.

  • Visited July 2012
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Adorable Quirky Atmosphere and Good Food”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

The hotel recommended La Scala and we were glad they did. The restaurant has a quirky, cute atmosphere that is very comfortable and transports you out of Indiana. The food is very good and the prices very fair. The Caesar salad is excellent. My chicken rolled with peppers and goat cheese was very flavorful although the accompanying linguini could have used a bit more flavor. My daughter's risotto was good but lacked the creaminess one wants in the dish. Desserts were wonderful and the wine list had many good options at fair prices. Service was outstanding-the perfect mix of helpful and friendly without being intrusive. All in all, we felt lucky that we were sent here.

  • Visited July 2012
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Upstate, NY
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Every dish we tried was fantastic. Love that they are using local farms for meat and produce. Great atmosphere, friendly wait staff. Lots of variety. Tiramisu was out of this world!

  • Visited June 2012
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Littleton, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

If you are looking for a nice restaurant, it's the best place.

Visited June 2012
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chester,uk
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Don't like how the sit the patrons”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Ravioli dishes very small for the price. Sherri pasta very good. Ask for it hot nice prices on beers and martinis. The hostess sits pple in the back and front of the place first. Leaves the middle area. The best seating us in the middle.

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