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“Delicious Italian Gem”
Review of La Scala

La Scala
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Ranked #10 of 240 Restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 3rd and Main
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The food is extremely fresh and the service is excellent. This was our second time, and we were not disappointed. A perfect meal to kick off the weekend.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Since it was a little after 5:00 on a Friday when we were getting ready to go to dinner, we decided to call ahead to make sure we wouldn't have to wait for an hour. When we called, they told us they would have a table for us in 20 minutes when we would arrive. We may have been about 5 minutes later than we said due to traffic, but when we got there, they said that we could either sit at the bar or wait for an hour. It was more than a little frustrating especially seeing the ten or so empty tables in the restaurant. Evidently at this restaurant, reservations are given preference, but calling ahead doesn't actually accomplish anything. We ended up at the bar and received a good meal. The bartender actually did a great job serving us during the meal since he had been a server previously. Just not the experience we were hoping for.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

I was on a college recruiting trip to Purdue and dined with my colleague at La Scala the evening prior to our event. The service was very good, our waiter, Hugo, gave us a great description of the specials and was very helpful in our dinner selections. The portions were large and tasty. I recommend the Tortellini Carbonara, very filling, and the soup of the day was an Italian Creamy Potato. We chose to sit outside on the patio, we had a great view of the county courthouse, right across the street.

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Thank R K
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Extraordinarily bad food. My husband will eat just about anything, and even he was underwhelmed to the point that he won't go back (and he'll give just about anywhere a second chance). The food is not just below average--it's awful. It's a shame, too, as the location across from the courthouse is terrific.

Thank PCC35
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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.

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Thank Mack3065
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