I visited La Scala for the first time in a long while this past Friday PM. This was probably my fifth visit in the last five or six years. With each visit the price goes up, and the quality goes down.
On this trip my wife and I each had the Chicken Parmigiana (about $23 each), and shared a house speciality grilled Caesar salad. We had the salad as the waiter said t would serve two. Each of us received maybe four or five skimpy pieces of romaine. Salad did not include red onions or croutons or tomatoes. I am glad as I sit here now cannot remember the price of his pitiful salad. I can certainly make grilled caesar on my own that tastes better.
The chicken parmigiana came and the portion was adequate. The side pasta that came with it was not. For $23 you’d think the side pasta would be a fair portion. The chicken was ok at best. For $23 it should be more than just ok. Again I can make a better tasting chicken parmigiana then La Scala.
Since we had a party of 6 we were charged automatically 20% for the tip. I thought 15% was standard? While the service was fine it did not warrant a $100 automatic tip.
Including wine and tip each couple paid approximately $160 per couple for very average food. No wonder on a Friday night the place was half empty.
On the way out the hostess seemed annoyed that members of our party took more than one Andes mint chocolate at the hostess stand. For $160+ per couple I’ll take as many as I want La Scala.
There is a reason I rarely go here and this confirmed why. It is overpriced and expense for food that you can make yourself at home. The whole point to go out to a “upper end” restaurant is to have food you can’t replicate at home. This food can easily be done at home. Save yourself $80/person and stay home.
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