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La Scala

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1012 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202-4326 (S. Central/Exeter)
+1 410-783-9209
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Melrose, Florida
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 1/4 Italian heritage always kicks in when I go to a big city, pricey restaurant that claims it's "traditional Italian". Even the fact that it may be in the "Little Italy" section of a city won't obscure whether it's real or not to me -- I've been to too many wannabe's. So I was pleasantly surprised by a recent... More 

1 Thank imafloridacracker
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first trip to Baltimore & Little Italy. La Scala is lively & energetic but still allows for conversation. The kitchen and restaurant staff were very busy with two large parties, so it took an extremely long time to get our food. So I hate to admit the food was worth the wait…But it was worth the wait.... More 

1 Thank Bud B
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service at La Scalia is impeccable. The food ranged from good to very good. Started off with an antipasto plate that was the highlight of the meal. Lots of fresh greens, roasted sweet peppers, salami, ham, cheese, olives with pickled artichokes and hot peppers. For the entree, we had a veal Marsala which was good, though small. The other... More 

1 Thank Met_Prof
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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157 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful red sauce Italian on fringe of Little Italy. Restaurant is large with multiple levels and an inside bocce ball court. Food is consistent and large portions. I had calamari and chicken parm. There is a garage around the corner for $4 if you can't find on-street parking. It's 4 blocks to Harbor East and the waterfront which makes for... More 

1 Thank davidbViennaVA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old-world Sicilian cooking to the "nines." Excellent and prompt service. Make a reservation - we went on a Sunday evening, and the restaurant was full. Great wine list. Great menu - all good - it doesn't disappoint!! Barbara

1 Thank Barbara B
Chepachet, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit Baltimore a few times per year, but this was out first visit to La Scala. Great food, friendly service. We definitely will return.

1 Thank 521patriciai
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Busy, vibrant restaurant, packed on a Saturday night. Outstanding selection of cured meats and cheeses; excellent veal piccata and wonderful and entertaining service. Loved the indoor bocci ball court downstairs.

1 Thank LaLacorde
Severn, Maryland
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

La Scala (The Stairs) is like a piece of Italy was put right here on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore! Like Bocce? They have it here in the cellar and if the court is open they will invite you to stay and play a game or two. The food is excellent, authentic, and memorable. I have never had a bad or... More 

1 Thank CaptainJWcourt
Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Italian restaurant, all fresh, authentic Italian, excellent chef, a local favorite. Bocci ball court inside, lemoncello's are awesome!j

1 Thank Debbies60th
buffalo, ny
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were visiting Baltimore and selected this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. The veal was outstanding and marinara sauce on the side of pasta very flavorful. Good wine list but a little pricey. Friendly, helpful staff. We were seated near two large groups which was a bit distracting, but not horrible.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202-4326
    (S. Central/Exeter)
  • Public Transportation: We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from all downtown hotels.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 410-783-9209
Chef owned and operated Italian casual fine dining restaurant located in historic Little Italy. Home of Baltimore's only indoor bocce ball court. We offer a complimentary shuttle to the surrounding area and in walking distance to Harbor East, Inner Harbor and Fells Point.

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