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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
+1 215-928-0900
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (34 reviews)
“fusilli” (5 reviews)
“caprese” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I went for drinks and appetizers. We had calamari and margarita pizza - they were both great! I had one of the best Martini's here. The waiter was so much fun with his italian/jersey attitude.

Thank BeachesNwine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent meal at a very reasonable price point. Each person had a different dish and all were very pleased with their meal.

Thank M Jay F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because we were meeting friends who were visiting the Liberty Bell and it was an easy walk. It was a Sunday evening and the restaurant was pretty much empty. The staff was friendly but the food was very disappointing. I'm surprised...More

1  Thank barbarafS4425HQ
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Quick background: We're from out of town, visiting area colleges for my son...and we don't know Philadelphia at all. It is a BIG city, and we drove around the area for quite some time, looking for a parking spot, or garage, that didn't cost $25+...More

1  Thank jeffandvince
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This brightly warm restaurant serves Italian classics that remind you why these dishes became famous---the veal marsala, linguine with fresh clams (in the shell!) and saltimbocca are wonders of authentic flavor and fresh ingredients. The fried calamari is remarkably crisp and greaseless---a great starter. Prices...More

Thank Marylis S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

La Scala makes its money on folks who are only going to eat there once...tourists (I'm included in that group!). That said, it is OK Italian food. They turn the tables very quickly. The service is good but things are very hurried...this is not a...More

Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very welcoming restaurant with good food at very reasonable prices for a center city restaurant. Was crowded but the noise level was such the you could enjoy a conversation with your group. Free parking on certain days at a lot immediately behind the restaurant. Overall...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The wine selection was very good, but my party was disappointed with the lack of blue cheese olives for our martinis, which is a must. Most of everyone's meals were excellent - we all had good salads and soups, fresh, but not mind blowing. My...More

Thank CLEShawn
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This review might seem exaggerated, but every word I write here is genuine. The Caprese was delicious, the pizza was delicious, the service was great! It was so good, that I decided to come back the first next evening. When I come back to Philadelphia,...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was just a fantastic restaurant at the end of a long day of touring. All of our meals were amazing. They even said if we come back they MUST come here again. Again....just wonderful! Thank you

Thank 5jsdcoleman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
    (7th & Chestnut Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-0900
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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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