La Scala - Beverly Hills

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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A legacy of Jean Leon nostalgically lies in the heart of Beverly Hills. Migrating from Spain's Bayonne Basque Country at age seventeen; setting sights on a new life in the United States. In 1956 Jean Leon's passion for good food and wine fueled what is now the lifeblood of La Scala. Maintaining the heritage instilled by Jean Leon, La Scala of Beverly Hills offers a classic Italian fine dining experience with a variety of exquisite traditional Italian cuisine, fine wines, cocktails, and desserts.
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Miami
274 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

just such a great experience.. food especially their chopped salad is prepared just right and service is excellent

C
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Something has changed and the place isn't what it was. Something is different.

2
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good. Their chop salad was great and they offer a Puttanesca sauce which is really good. Deserts are ordinary.

CL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Twin sister visiting me!!!!!
Great evening!!😀

l
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Large portions. Service was another story. Abysmal!

CZ
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our service was slow however we enjoyed our meal....when it arrived.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Comida muy buena. Ensalada entera enorme, no hace falta pedir más platos.
El único fallo es que fuimos porque era el restaurante de Jean Leon, y no tienen ningún vino de Jean Leon.

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SA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The waiter Jaime M. was bad. Asked him to toss the chopped salad and in a curt response he indicated "we don't do that here"

Ordered appetizers and 20 minutes later he comes back and we ran out. Then ordered a crab cake and he said we ran out. I had to ask him "what do you have that I can order"? At this point, we considered leaving.

Once dinner was served this guy never even asked how we were doing

The waiter can set the tone for the evening and this guy set the tone for a not so nice evening.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply fantastic, great food matched by the ambience and the team.

DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant experience, my only complaint was the hostess who sat us. She seemed annoyed about something. Would have been nice if she had a welcoming smile.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Had dinner there which was fine - chopped salad added chicken and the verde lasagna. Started off with melon and prosciutto. Nothing was amazing, melon was under ripened but I have had worse. On the whole it’s extremely average- BUT make sure they check you in - like watch them do it ! They left us as no-show and now I need to go did put a receipt from my CC and waist a bunch of time on this.
Total waste of my time for a very average meal.

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The team members at La Scala were fantastic.

LB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gracious service and comforting food.

BH
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The service we received on August 10th was terrible. Everything was slow, from the drink order to the food service, it was ridiculous. There were six of us for a birthday party. Three people ordered the swordfish. After the salad plates were cleared, and we were expecting our dinner to be served, some random waiter (not our waitress), came over and said they were out of swordfish!! I asked for the manager, and was told he was off that night, so there was absolutely no one in charge. Our waitress apologized for the slow service and confessed that she lost our food order ticket! The waitress offered us free dessert to somehow make up for the extremely poor service, big deal. Our dinner came to over $500, and it was a horrible experience! Will not return!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food and ambiance are good. Service is slow and often inattentive. We’ve had a similar experience on other visits in the recent past.

P
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We heard they were under new management so we decided to return. We had been going there for dinner for many years, but it was run poorly and had nasty management. Anyway, service is slow, food average, but hopefully they will be nicer and we will return.

PW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Overpriced with bad service. I heard good things about this place and found it to be a huge disappointment.

CZ
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal. Yes, we would go there again.

S
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

You must try the salad! It's what they're known for!

LA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

client meeting

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Please don’t ever close!! Been going here for thirty years.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A cozy neighborhood spot for classic Italian food. I loved the old-school, low-key vibe. Food is great, and surprisingly affordable. Staff is friendly and efficient. Definitely worth a visit! (Reservations are helpful.)

GI
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, everything was perfect EXCEPT for the earthquake. Are the items on La Scala's walls attached correctly to withstand a major quake?

RS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a little bit noisy and dark, but the food and the service were excellent.

SC
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It is always a pleasure to come to this restaurant. I was there Tuesday of this week and Friday of this week. When I approached the hostess on Tuesday I felt it was a bit of an attitude. I let it go. When I returned with my family on Friday I know that I was not wrong. The wait staff is great the food was fantastic the major fact they have parking across the street is a big plus.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing amazing experience. all thanks to our server Guy. Going back just for Guy. Food and ambiance was great too

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

On 6/25/19 my 2 friends and I were at La Scala for a birthday dinner. We had previously had wonderful experiences at La Scala. I really don't know what happened this time - apparently there was no manager on site - we had to wait for 30 minutes to get a glass of water and bread. The tables on either side of us were served immediately we noted. Perhaps 3 women together are not good customers? When we did order the waiter was serving a glass of red wine to the table next to us and managed to pour the entire glass onto my friend's new silk pants. Not only did she have to sit in wet pants for the rest of the meal but we got very little in the way of apology. The girl at the front desk told us we would be reimbursed for the damage and completed a form. Then we were told that we would be credited on our check. This did not happen. And no-one has contacted us about reimbursement. Never again.

CC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always packed because it is always good and reliable.

S
Los Angeles
279 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a very popular dinner venue of long standing. It is good to go early! We parked at the Wallis and walked a block to Canon where there are many restaurants for a pre theater dinner. The grilled shrimp and vegetable salad was delicious and very generous.

OB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Scala is a wonderful restaurant that has stood the test of time with wonderful Italian classics and cocktails. So glad that it continues to thrive.

MR
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience. Excellent food, ambiance & service. Highly recommend for an old taste of Hollywood.

MS
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the perfect dinner here tonight so delicious the service was terrific. I would love to back again before i leave LA for lunch next time. I recommend both!! Such a lovely location also. Its a must!!!

L
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The food was good on Saturday. Our server was very nice, but not very attentive.

T
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

“Rat pack” cool meets Beverly Hill! La Scala is a classic...great food and great service. Don’t miss the lasagna!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very pleased with the service - very friendly, efficient & attentive. Our food was delicious & we would definitely go again! After reading some of the negative reviews, we were hesitant to keep our reservation, but they couldn’t have been more wrong!! Our experience was yummy! Highly recommend. Love the atmosphere!

LK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Atmosphere and food were excellent, chopped salad and Delicious Martini!

S
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service - Outstanding as always.
Thank you,
s

SS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We had a reservation but no table was available without a wait. We left.

EM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Unfortunately every single time I go there I get one of the absolute worst services. They are slow and some waitresses especially one whom I wished I knew her name is extremely rude. I only go back because of their famous chopped salad but other than that would probably never o back again. I would give their service and most of their waiter/waitresses attitudes a zero. I mean you have to ask for what you need let's say peppers or fork at least 5 times from 5 different people until someone finally has mercy on you and brings them to you. Anyhow probably won't go back because their bad service never fails. Last time I was there that same waitress was so rude that I even called Ken at the head corporate to complain and of course he never called me back and after 5 attempts I gave up. Too bad because the food and the ambiance is good .. Oh well

LG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I took a friend from out of town to her very first dinner at La Scala. On my recommendation, she and I both ordered the tuna chopped salad. Mine was fine, however, my friend’s salad was too salty for her, especially considering that she suffers from a kidney ailment. I called the server over and asked if she could substitute her barely eaten salad for another item on the menu. She informed us that while my friend was free to order another item, restaurant policy did not allow for the uneaten salad to be removed from the bill. We then called over the manager who reiterated the same stance and stated that if their policy was to take back food for any reason, the restaurant would not be able to make money. Our dining neighbors on either side of our table in this very crowded restaurant we’re in shock at the poor treatment that we received for our simple request. I mean, even McDonalds takes back a burger if it is not able to be consumed for good reason by the customer. With no other option, we paid our bill, and went next door to Porta Via which provided excellent food and service. I used to be a regular at La Scala; I have dined there since the restaurant was located on the corner of Little Santa Monica Blvd. and Beverly Drive, and that was many, many years ago. But I do not plan to return if this is the level of respect that they show to customers with legitimate food related issues.

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