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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.
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Phone: (215) 928-0616

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One Independence Mall
Center City, Center City East

LaScala's - Philadelphia

Lascala's Restaurant & Bar

Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Pizza, Family Style Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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We went here for restaurant week. I got to this restaurant before the people I was eating with so I went to the bar. They had a good happy hour, where I got a martini. It was strong and tasted good.

There are outside and inside seats.

Our waiter was very nice and attentive. I had the fried egg plant and it was good. My entree was the gnocchi and it was a really big dish. I took half of it home so I could have room for dessert. The cannoli was really good!
The other people I went with also raved about their dishes.
If you park above the restaurant they will validate your parking.

Definitely recommend this nice place.


Great time

I went last week, my birthday celebration. Great food and great service. Looking forward to go again.


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so disappointed

Although the food was good, the service was horrible. The waiter was grumpy and impatient. We never received refills on our drinks. We asked for more bread and they didn't bring butter along. We asked for a starter to be an entree and he said he couldn't do that. And the only time he actually hung around was when he was waiting for us to pay the check. I think I'll pass there are too many good restaurants around.


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I've tried to eat here about five times in the 3 years I've worked a block away. I absolutely hate going to LaScala's. Everytime I hope that just maybe, it isnt as bad as I thought, but no everytime I go its worse that the time before. It's not just me, I work with 40 other people that can say LaScala's service SUCKS! PERIOD. In fact I might have them all write a review so people can read what the service is really like.
First and formost, it always takes forever before your drink and food comes out. I'll have an hour lunch break, and my food arrives 15 minutes before I have to clock back in. So I figured this one time, I'll tell the waitress my lunch break is only 45minutes so I cant wait too long for my lunch. They were not busy, I figured this should be an easy task. She must have forgotten about me because I sat there without even a glass of water for 45minutes. So i got up and went to the register and asked the girl standing there what was going on because I havent even gotten a drink and its been 45 minutes. She had the nerve to tell me to go sit back down with a full out attitude. EXSCUSE ME?! So I called her out on it, and asked for the manager, in which the manager says my food will be right out. Mind you I ordered a chicken ceasar salad.... They bring out a god knows what salad at exactly the 1hr point. So this is when I obviously got upset and the manager says to me oh I'll send you over a new salad. ARGHH!!! I couldnt even eat what they gave me or wait for what I wanted and had to leave in which they still charged me for their mistake! The whole time all three females I had to encounter gave me such attitude I wanted to cry. My favorite was the time where I saw a few of the tables around me get free bread. I asked the waitor if we could have some bread and he says to me we have to pay for it. HA! Are you serious? the jerk was going to charge us for something other waitors was giving free to the customers? Oh and dont be surprised if they jack the price of your food on your bill compared to what it's priced on the menu. They suposidly changed to prices for about a year now yet they still use hand out the old menu.... hmmm false advertisement?? My advise to the workers at LaScala's, if you cant be nice to your customers find a job that isnt customer service related because you all are horrible at your job.


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It used to be good

I used to like this place a lot, but the service just isn't what it used to be. I always ordered the same appetizer, on my last visit I did the same and it was served to me differently than usual. The bartender who I had never seen before insisted to me that is how they always had been served. They took them off the bill, but I did not like his insistence at trying to prove me wrong. Food was always just average, but with poor service now too, I've changed my happy hour spot.


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Expected OK, Got Great!

We don't get out of the suburbs too often but were going to the Walnut St. Theater and needed someplace close. Read some old reviews and tried to move to another restaurant but they were closed due to a private party. Thank God! The food at La Scala was excellent. There were 4 of us and we had the mussels (excellent red wine sauce), the bruchetta (creative and tasty) and the chopped salad that was HUGE and delicious. I had a special, the Trio Seafood, with abundant scallops, a lobster tail and lobster ravioli. It was wonderful. My tablemates LOVED their dinner. Our waitress was unobtrusive and yes, they did try to remove the plates too soon but we did tell them we were going to the theater. Nice atmosphere. Really a pleasant treat and will absolutely make the long trip into town to eat here again.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great place to enjoy friends and have a romantic dinner

Staff was wonderful. Food was very delicous and the seating was cozy and intimate.


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Great food, not so great service!

Nice decor, mostly good food, but they take the plates away too soon! One person in our party was still chewing and his food was whisked away! My hubby went to the bar for a drink and his desert was take away uneaten. The calamari was way stinky, I couldn't get past the smell to eat it. Everything else was good, especially the chicken cannelloni and chocolate layer cake..The wait staff mixed up all the checks and was kind of slow and bumbling but overall we had a nice time there.


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I can not believe how terrible the service is. My wife has at least one source which clearly indicates that management of the restaurant is writing posative reviews for themselves. ABSOLUTELY UNCONSCIONABLE!

Every time we have been to this place the service has been really disrespectful, and we have experienced racial discrimination by at least two waitors. We have never seen anything like this before and will never be back. Our server made some comments which were completely inappropriate and racially discriminating, and I will not repeate what was said here...its too shameful.

Our food was served cold and tasted warmed up. The salads were ok, but that was the only good part. our night was ruined. NEVER AGAIN!!! This place sucks!

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