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“Authentic Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of LaScala's

LaScala's
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Ranked #98 of 4,342 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: 7th & Chestnut Streets
Description: LaScala’s, located in the heart of Historical Philadelphia, creates a cozy casual ambiance in which to enjoy fine Italian-American Home-style cuisine. Exposed brick & floor to ceiling windows give an Old World Italian feel. Al fresco dining at the sidewalk cafe is also offered. Just a few of the Chef’s famous recipes include Homemade Ravioli & Gnocchi,Hand Tossed Pizza's, Seafood FraDiavlo, Hanger Steak Philly Style & Pappardelle and Sausage Bolognese. The vast menu also includes appetizers, Sides, soup, salads,steaks, & seafood. A full bar & extensive wine list are available to complement your meal. Finish off your lunch or dining experience with one of the homemade desserts. LaScala’s is sure to become one of your favorites.
NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Food was great. We stuck with starters and savored each morsel of food. Delish. Waitress was an airhead and messed stuff up, simple stuff like no napkins or silverware with dessert...but over all a great spot.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Always a Treat - Great Service & Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have dined at LaScala's several times and are always pleased with our meals, service and pricing. Our most recent visit was no exception. We were greeted promptly and seated. Our waiter arrived shortly and provided friendly and professional service. The meals and drinks arrived in just the right amount of time - no rush but no delays. Perfect.
The food itself has always been spot-on - very tasty and well presented. We have never had anything but GREAT FOOD.
The manager stopped by once to see if we were OK. Our bill was very reasonable - especially for a big city. We will return.

  • Visited February 2013
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Consistently good food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I have eaten here several times when going to the Walnut St. Theater. The food and specials are very good and well prepared. We enjoy the baked eggplant appetizer and all of the pastas are excellent. We indulged on our last visit and shared passion fruit cheesecake for dessert - it was very good and the plate was beautifully decorated with fresh fruit. There is an assortment of reasonable house wines. Parking is free behind the restaurant off 7th. There is also $6 after 4PM parking farther up 7th toward Market if that lot is full. Service was prompt and friendly and attentive enough. I hate being asked too often if everything is okay.

  • Visited February 2013
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Food, Warm Family Feeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is my kind of place. Great Italian restaurant where you can understand the menu the first time you read it. The food is simple but excellent, the service is very good, and there's a warm down-home Italian Philadelphia family feeling with reproductions of old photos on every wall. I visited with a group of friends for a birthday dinner on a Friday night, and it was busy but not too busy. (We had a later reservation.) Even something as simple as a lit candle in the bathroom and in the vestibule added to the comfortable atmosphere. I would return here anytime.

  • Visited January 2013
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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“Service was wonderful...food was delicious.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Not sure why others experience poor service. We stopped in while just walking around Philadelphia and the service and food were both very good. One in our party had a seafood alfredo pasta dish, stromboli and an anti-pasta type salad. All very good and we all agreed would order again.

  • Visited January 2013
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