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La Scala

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312 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1352 (3rd and Main)
+1 765-420-8171
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a later business dinner for party of 5. We were all very impressed, all had different entrees and all had overwhelmingly positive dinner. Server was on his game and the variety on the menu met everyone's taste. Will return!

Thank Chris T
Crawfordsville, Indiana
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks can be deceivings as there is more seating room then it appears. Quaint old building with classic italian decor. Varied menu and an extensive wine, beer list. Meals were large and delicious. the calamari appetizer was one of the best we have had. The wait staff was attentive but not obtrusive. They even split up the homemade gelato flavors... More 

Thank craig47933
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Scala reminds me of an Italian restaurant from 40 years ago. Pasta, chicken, fish with lots of olive oil, garlic, and tomato sauce. The space is long and narrow so it fills quickly on busy weekend nights so make a reservation. Perfectly good spot to take hungry students for dinner.

Thank Beth J
West Lafayette
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have been to La Scala for dinner many times over the past eight years. It is always a very good meal. However, last week, I ate lunch there and was surprised just how empty is was. It was a Monday around 12:30. There were three other tables with diners. We both ordered a lunch combo of tomato bisque soup... More 

Thank Carolyn M
Mayview, Missouri
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were recommended this place as it was in walking distance from our hotel. It is a quaint little place. They were not busy at the time we arrived but we did have to wait quite awhile to have our order taken. Then, it just felt like it took a long time to get bread and drinks, then salads, then... More 

Thank farmtravelers
Westlake Village, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been to La Scala many times over the years that our daughter has been at Purdue. This time we saw a significant decrease in the quality of food and service. The restaurant wasn't crowded and yet we still felt we were getting rushed. Our main courses were served before the salads were finished and the waiters seemed very anxious... More 

Thank PJ_McHound
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I made a reservation here over the phone, as their website was down, for one of their birthdays for 6pm on a Saturday night; we knew it would be a busy time, so we arrived early. Once we got there, the hostess proceeded to yell at us, "are you the 912 number?!" We said yes, and she... More 

Thank zoemjones
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a very complete Italian menu, and the quality and preparation are good. Local craft beers and a selection of wine accompany the food selections. A good selection of desserts rounds out the meal. A good choice for a good meal!

Thank Kirk C
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It has been years since I dined here and was really impressed with the creativity and variety in the menu. I had trouble deciding between several items. The food was pretty good and the outdoor seating area was perfect for the evening we visited. The service was really slow, though. We arrived around 7:30pm and dinner took nearly two hours.... More 

Thank FlyFar01
Indianapolis, Indiana
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

In town for business, a colleague and I were referred to La Scala. We looked at the online reviews, were able to make reservations via cell phone and walked from the downtown Holiday Inn. La Scala is located in an older store front. Signage told us the restaurant is trying to locally source food. There is an outside dining area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1352
    (3rd and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-420-8171

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?