Went here for dinner last night after purchasing a Groupon a few months ago. Have to say the food was excellent (I got the shrimp and scallop polenta and my bf had the seafood stew). Portions were generous. Wine list was a bit pricey. Our waitress was friendly, but food service was a bit slow. It took nearly 20mins for appetizers to come out (but they were delicious, so it was forgiven). Only major complaint I can have is that at first glance the place seems glamorous, but once you look into the details it definitely needs an update. The back of my chair was a bit beat up, both my wine glass and one of the appetizer plates had a chip on the edge, the outdoor bar/lounge area has some sort of serving station that seems to be made of whitewashed particle board. If the food hadn't been so good, I probably would have cut my rating in half. Also, fyi, we went on a Thursday night and the place was basically empty. Some of the other reviews on here complain about it being packed, but last night it was the exact opposite.
Like most Italians I do not frequent Italian restaurants because they never make food as good as mom and grandma. My friends would describe the process of getting to come to Sabatinos as similar to having teeth pulled. But I finally relented and visited Sabatinos with them. I still remember how fantastic the food was. I am no push over and am very judgmental about Italian food. My experience was so good that I have invited other Italian friends from New York and Philly who like me would never eat out at Italians restaurants. They also have fallen in love with this Beautiful place. I truly believe that there is not better judge. So if you want to try the Best Italian Restaurant in Maryland go to Little Italy in Baltimore and enjoy. If you are ever in Annapolis try Mangia at the Harbor. Thank you.
From the title of my review, I'm sure you can guess what I'm going to say. After all the changes that Little Italy has made over the years, La Scala has stayed the same. I have been coming back year after year, just to be greeted by Chef Nino and all of his wonderful staff. I am never disappointed and I always enjoy a wonderful meal From their famous GRILLED CAESAR SALAD, that no one can duplicate to their daily specials, everyone will get a taste of something new and exciting that will be sure to warm you to the core. I always make sure to save room for one of mamas homemade cannolis and cream. Most nights, there are an array of flavors to choose from. From the service to their one of a kind famous Espresso Martini (with a secret receipe of course) everything is a perfect 10.