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615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
+1 215-928-0900
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here for dinner after our Escape Room adventure at Mission Escape Games down the block and this restaurant is great. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Great choice of apps and entree.

Thank CMelford
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good but not great food and good but not great service. It's the sort of place I would neither fight to avoid nor go out of my way to visit.

Thank Denny G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 21 October 2017 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 16 October 2017

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 10 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 7 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 18 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 29 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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