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La Scala

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312 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1352 (3rd and Main)
+1 765-420-8171
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to la Scala only once and had a very good impression. We really liked the entreé, quatro formaggi, although I personally thought it was a bit expensive for the size of it. Then my husband had the pasta fresca dish which was excellent and I had the gnocchi del mare. Both dishes were suculent and tasty. The waitress... More 

Thank Patricia S
Lafayette, Indiana
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298 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time to visit. We sat in the same area as before. In fact another couple came in and said the same thing. We dined on New Year's Eve. The food is amazing and the portions are large! A must stop if in area. Next time we will try the desserts, they looked wonderful!

Thank Reader1957
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like La Scala, we are repeat customers. We love their veal dishes, lobster Mac and cheese, chicken Parmesan, spaghetti and meat balls! All taste great and you can tell the ingredients are fresh! Worth the Stop if you are in the mood for Italian!

Thank danamarie31
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply put, we struck gold. Visiting family in West Lafayette from our Dallas home, we were looking for nice evening out. We couldn't have selected a better option. Visiting on a Tuesday night during the holiday season, we dined with our teenage sons and were rewarded with attentive service and food that successfully competes with big city, privately-owned restaurants. When... More 

Thank JuVeGe
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice people, Good ambiance, delicious food, good glass of wine, and reasonably priced. Will go back.

Thank YHeRu
West Lafayette, Indiana
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to experience La Scala for the first this week at a company Christmas lunch, and I must say that the reputation I here of is pretty well founded. The décor is a bit dark but nice and relaxing, befitting an old-world feel in an historic building downtown Lafayette. No onsite parking, so consider that when dining on a... More 

Thank Eric F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?