I went to this restaurant with my SO , at his suggestion the other night. It's hard to believe that I haven't tried it, even though I live a short drive away.
When we first pulled in, I was a bit skeptical, given Scola's location in a small shopping plaza. Very non-descript from the outside. However, stepping inside, it was like being transformed into any one of the cozy little romantic North End restaurants. The interior was pretty, the candlelit tables romantic and cozy.
Our server greeted us promptly and was very friendly and efficient. The bread was tasty and fresh. As we looked over the appetizer selection, we had a hard time deciding aong the selections and ultimately decided on the chicken finger, since the menu boasted they were the "best you've ever tasted". That was enough of a challenge.
Well, Let me tell you, the menu did not lie. Hand battered strips of fresh chicken breasts lightly fried and coated in a honey mustard glaze that was unbelievably tasty. They were served with blue cheese dressing and carrot and celery sticks.
I have this thing, whenever I try a new Italian restaurant, that I almost always get the chicken Parmesan. I figure if they can do that well, then they can do just about anything else.
This dish did not disappoint for sure. It was about the best Parmesan I've had in several years. I liked that it wasn't drowning in sauce and the angel hair pasta was done just right. My SO got a baked pasta with meatballs dish and loved it, although for me it had a bit too much sauce, but I think that was part of the dish.
Both our entrees came with a choice of soup or salad and since it was a chilly night, be both opted for soup. My chicken soup was loaded with big chunks of white meat chicken and vegetables, He ordered the corn chowder and while I am not a fan of corn chowder, he encouraged me to try a taste and I have to say it was quite good, flavorful and sweet. ( my main issue with corn chowder is that it tends to be bland-this was not.)
The value here is hard to beat. Our entrees were in the neighborhood of $13-$15. We had no room for dessert and opted for coffee instead.
Overall, a very pleasant experience and a definite do again. I would recommend it for a cozy date or even a family dinner.
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