favorite italian food, loved chopped salad, fantastic restaurant, realy friendly bar tenders, perfect experience, awful service, rude customers
The best spaghetti bolognese on earth! Their chopped salad is amazing too! Salad portions are HUGE!
Chopped Salad (nuff said).
I only get the chopped salad at La Scala, which is the main reason for the 3 stars (hard to comment on the rest, this rating could go up). Plus, La Scala does not make it easy if you have kids and loved their chopped salad.
It is an LA institution, so worth the visit. The crowd ages a bit at night
This was YUMMMMMMY. I enjoyed La Scala with my former boss for lunch. Let me just say, I am glad he was picking up the bill! I had the crabcakes.. and WOW - they were amazing!! We also split bredded Mozzarella in a red sauce that was out of this world. I also had (I stuffed myself) a Tuna Salad sandwich that was so good - what a great time. The staff was friendly and it didn't take long before we were involved with some great food, bubbly water and all caught up on old times!!
Rude, arrogant and argumentative service.. Dinner on a Tuesday night. No wonder the place was empty. The service was rude, arrogant and argumentative. I ordered a glass of wine (a brand I know well, often drink at home and have had at this restaurant). Unfortunatly the wine was not good. (It tasted very odd and chemical like). Rather than politely apologize and offer to get a different glass, the waiter was arrogant and refused, claiming that that bottle had just been opened and that it was good. He refused to return to the table and eventually we flagged down the manager. The manager came and had a long, arrogant argument at the table. No one was looking for free wine, just to replace what was not good. The manager too refused to get another glass of wine. He then proceeded to argue what I should do next time I return to the restaurant (who was he kidding? does he really think I would return?) The wine was on the bill, but I can assure you - after the incredibly rude and argumentative service - we did something we have rarely done: NO tip. I will never return. There are too many good restaurants in Los Angeles.
If you want to be treated like garbage by wait staff....
I had never been here before, however, I patronize several other restaurants and in particular, the Grand Havana Room, all within a few blocks of La Scala.
This afternoon, I have a business meeting at La Scala, and the waiter was the rudest I believe I ever have experienced. The Manager, when I called him over to complain, didn't do anything to correct the slight or the cause of it, and the new waitress we were assigned was barely polite, and you could tell that she was putting on a face to appease the rude and unreasonable customers.
The tone of the business meeting was ruined, I didn't end up ordering any food (my company did) because I was so irritated and I refuse to give my money to an establishment such as this.
If you want to be treated like dirt by food service personnel as they charge you ridiculous prices for mediocre food, by all means, dine here. However, there is a multitude of fantastic restaurants, including better Italian ones, within a few blocks.
Great Chop Salads, Amazing Steaks. I have been eating here for years The food is consistently good. I am addicted to the chop salads, and their steaks are better than some of the steak houses in the area. There is a new manager that really seems to care and the servers seem to be happier than in times past. The clientele in this area can be demanding, so some consideration should be given to perceived lapses in hospitality. The bar tenders are realy friendly and fast for a quick bite at lunch without waiting for a table. I am there several days a week and see many of the same guests there every day for lunch and again for dinner. That says something about the service and the quality of the food!
Horrible Service & Food.
Dear LA Diners,
If there was ever to be a RESTAURANT POLICE and this organization had the power to revoke a restaurants ability to serve atrocious food with a side of disrespectful and patronizing service, then this organization should immediately shut down the doors of La Scala in Beverly Hills located at 434 N Canon Dr. In my 35 years of living and dining in Southern California I have never been so insulted and disgusted by a restaurant experience as I was last Friday night at La Scala. I will let you be the judge of whether I am overacting or not
My wife and I decided to take our friend from out of town to somewhere we hadn't been to in years, ironically we quickly were to recall the reason for our past dismissal of La Scala. We sat down, only to be barely acknowledged by an arrogant waiter who clearly indicated through his demeanor that he rather be anywhere other than our table to take our order. His behavior was quickly commented on by my friend, who already had the preconceived notion that Los Angeles is the proud home of bad hospitality. I decided to ignore his comment and attempt to not let the waiter ruin my experience.
I proceeded to order the Capellini Primavera, and as I always have, requested it to be a little spicy. 20 minutes later I did indeed get a Capellini Primavera, laced with a lethal amount of chili flakes. After a small coughing and choking tantrum that I couldn't help but throw, I asked my wife and my friend to taste it as well. After 2 additional votes that the dish was INEDIBLE, I called the waiter over. After I placed my complaint to the waiter, he proceeded to stare at me like I was a moron, after which he explained that he couldn't return any dish without his managers approval. SIDE NOTE** At no point did he empathize with the fact that I almost choked.** So we called over the manager, Ken, the ever so pompous, self-righteous, son of a gun who never apologized for my dish but proceed to speak to me as if I were a child. Asking me if I had ever dined there before? As if the answer YES would rationalize the ridiculousness of my experience thus far. Then he told me that they have a no return policy. At which point my friend had enough of his monologue and began to speak in my defense (as if I needed to even defend the fact that my food was uneatable and absurdly over spiced) at which point KEN turned around and told him to basically shut up as this wasn't any of his business. My dish was not taken back to the kitchen, I was charged for the plate of garbage, and I was never even given a simple apology.
So my dear LA EATERS, the point of my tangent isnt to bash LA SCALA although I inevitable have taken care of two birds with one stone, but to reach out and help better guide you as to where you should spend your hard earned dollars in this recession. If you wish to be patronized and treated like prisoner of war, then please by all means go to La Scala. If you are truly keene on the notion of good Italian food in Beverly Hills, I suggested you try the other 3 Italian restaurants on Canon and spare yourself a truly aggravating and insulting experience
One very upset LA Eater.
La Scala - over the hill. Once a startlet, La Scala has not aged well. The food is mediocre compared to the newer and more fun Italian restaurants in the area. The staff, surly and snotty, is only eager when it comes to clearing and presenting the check. Kind of a melancholy group working a dark dingy room. The waiters leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. The chopped salad is over rated, and the pasta sauces too salty. Bad attitude abounds. There's much better food all along Canon.
Excellent - never a disappointment. Great food, excellent service, friendly staff and management. Everything here is always a joy. We love the decor. It's always a perfect experience.
Best chopped salad ever.. Oh My Goodness, their salads are sooooooooooooo gooooooooooood. I got hooked on them at one point but then realized that it's just not so healthy to eat only salads. JK...But seriously the chopped salad with turkey is just amazing. Go out and get one and you will see.
I would not patronize this restaurant.
We had a reservation for six on 24 October 2007 for my birthday at 6.30 pm. My brother, who is almost immobile and is in a wheelchair, arrived early and asked to be seated until the others in the party arrived. The person in charge refused, even though by brother and companion had eaten at this same restaurant regularly for over ten years. The restaurant's written policy stated this in a frame in the entry. However, the restaurant which seats probably 100 or more was barely one-quarter full at the time and in addition our table for six had not even been set up for us and this was 6.25 pm. My brother was told that the table would not be set-up until the entire party had arrived at the restaurant to wait outside to be seated. On previous occasions when I had eaten at this restaurant with my brother I had been seated promptly when I had arrived early while waiting for him to arrive. Some inconsistency.
The "person in charge", who I confronted when I arrived, showed very poor judgement in not seating a handicapped person promptly irrespective of their written policy. It is not conducive to the ongoing success of this restaurant. Instead of eating at La Scala, we walked down to the next corner and arranged a table immediately for our party of six, outside on a beautiful balmy Southern California evening. We had an absolutely delightful meal with plenty of atmosphere. When we left, which was nearly 8.30 pm, that restaurant was still very very busy and nearly all the outside tables were occupied. As we walked back to our cars we noticed that the outside tables at La Scala were all empty and inside, the restaurant was barely one-third full.
Perhaps the manager or owner of La Scala should consider the very poor experience we had to see possibly why La Scala was not doing so well. If you do not want to be treated with the same type of disrespect that we experienced there are plenty of very fine busy restaurants on the same block of Canon Drive.
mediocre food awful service / management. After we arrived at this bh hotspot we sat ignored and thirsty for twenty minutes...I literally got up and asked for service and bread ten minutes later, I recieved both. The waiter was awful, we had to ask to hear the specials at which point he whispered them at one side of the table. We asked him for several things that never came untill we asked the bus boys, who were nice, professional and helpful. The food was disapointing and overpriced...the only good thing about the meal was the eggplant which was delightful. The problem seems to me (after being in the restaurant business for many years) as bad management. The servers don't seem to know much about the food, and they don't seem to care. The hostess was rude and basically threw the menus at us on the table....for a 400 dollar meal i expect to be treated a lot better than this....take me to ago, dominicks or aoc any day of the week...i will never go to la scala again.
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