LaScala’s Fire- Villanova

4.5
235 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
LaScala’s Fire, located in the heart of Villanova, is a fresh and vibrant addition to the university community! With a blend of Italian and American dishes, decadent desserts, a full service bar and more, this will surely become your new favorite spot to eat in Villanova!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 235 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGuest
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The front desk was very friendly but not sure you need 4 people there
We were waiting for bus staff to clean off table and instead of one of the four people standing at the front desk clearing it...which meant wiping it with a rag we waiting ten minutes to be seated.
People in this climate should be more willing to do whatever it takes to get you seated and we could have spent that time having a cocktail while waiting for the rest of our party. .
The place was not busy
Staff a little scattered but very helpful when you finally got there attention
I ordered a drink and it was completely forgotten until the end of the evening and didn't really need it after my dinner was gone.
Food very good but one of our parties dinners was completely forgotten
I would go again and thought the place was nice but just hope staff is a bit more on point this visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food comes out when ready by dish not table. Leaving some people to eat their food at a different time. Service was good and setting is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food was good but entrees do not come out at once which is very inconvenient for a party with some people getting the entrees and others waiting

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vipTinaA
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

There were four of us that went for dinner. The food was delicious. We received our entrees at different times and our drinks took a long time to get served. It was not even busy.

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vipCatherineM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place. The food was AMAZING. PERFECT. OK, understand the food may not come out all at once. Been to Italy? DUH share as it comes out. This place is the spot for fun group eating. BTW, saw lots of kids so their menu and experience must b e good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I really like the vibe of the restaurant. Our server was decent. The food was OK. I did not love the Napoli pizza. I felt like it was lacking in flavor.

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vipHeleneE
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While this was Carlos' second shift, he was wonderful. The food was good as always. I was a bit disappointed to see that the Mediterranean Salad was discontinued. It was one of my favorites. I opted for the Caesar Salad with crabmeat instead. The LaScala fries are amazing. While my grandson asked for the cheese sauce on the side, the fries came covered in the sauce. We asked him to give it a try-and he enjoyed them-a lot! The sundaes for dessert were the perfect touch.

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mindym
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Beautiful atmosphere. Service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent food just ok.

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vipnal1
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

2nd visit, tried the pizza this time. Cheesesteak & mushroom truffle pizzas were soggy. They were good, would have been great had they been crispier. Our server Bri was lovely and efficient. Loved the lavender martini!

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vipYingL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, delicious food, and amazing ambiance! Definitely will return again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was okay. I am not fond of the loud thumping music (if you can call it music). The veal San remo was a little underwhelming. I was expecting the veal to be more seasoned. Out waitstaff was very friendly and attentive.

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vipCharlesR
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Server was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was upbeat. Food was well presented and delicious.

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AletheaK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I ordered "Alicia's Meatball and Italian Salad," and also the Triple Chocolate Cake, both were truly delicious.
Our server was friendly and attentive.
The atmosphere could be described as industrial and this would be the only drawback, as it did not have a warm, welcoming feel to it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seemed somewhat disorganized and understaffed.
Main entree was pretty bland.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible meal. Awesome bread and wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

waitor got my order wrong asked for Veal marsala and got Chicken Marsala was out with acquaintances and didnt want to make dinner awkward so I didn’t say anything. Chicken Marsala was goof however I would have enjoyed the veal marsala more

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vipJaimeJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service

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vipELizabethM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was delicious! The noise level is rather loud, are there any type of remediation that could help buffer the noise?
Otherwise a super restaurant!

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laura
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not at all impressive. Actually had to send back my pizza because it was so soggy--it literally left a large puddle of tomato water on the table when our waitress took it away. But Briana was an absolutely wonderful waitress! It is a very pretty restaurant and the drinks were good. But the food was not good enough to warrant going back

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vipshar
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our waiter was passionate about the food he served. A very pleasant dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food!! Beautiful modern setting. Service is friendly and quick. Highly recommended if you love great Italian food!!

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were 3 of us and we got appetizers, entrees and dessert and everything was delicious. Portions were generous, fresh and tasty. I will definitely go back
Servers were pleasant and helpful but could have been a little more visible, took 5 min to find her with a question we had and then to be able to order.
BTW, the leftovers were still yummy for dinner the next night.

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vipRonaldK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Noise level will hinder us from eating inside

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vipCMMinWayne
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great (Olivia). Food is always good. Prices are too high. Weeknight dinner for two should not be $120.00. We didn’t order a huge amount of food and stuck to four $6.00 beers.

The noise level is a problem when busy. We found ourselves shouting to hear each other across the inside table.

Overall a positive experience and I hope this place survives in this space - it has turned over several times over the years.

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Alivein215
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff and service was great. Bridget was super nice and very accommodating. Will be visiting again.

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vipGrt2dine
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service. Enjoyed dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and awesome atmosphere two days in a row!

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vipnal1
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Bridgette was affable and knowledgable which set the tone for a great experience. The artichoke starter and portobello topped with crabmeat were delicious. Reasonable prices, upbeat lively vibe. Can't wait to go back.

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vipDenise
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Did not like that the Salas appetizer was brought out with the main course.

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Dinnerwithfriends
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been wanting to try LaScala for awhile. There’s ample parking in the lot. I was able to make reservations thru Open Table. When we arrived at 6:30pm, the two people at the podium were on the phones but greeted us quickly and friendly. We asked about eating outside and they said absolutely and showed us to a table. The interior of the restaurant looked great and I look forward to dining there in the future. Seemed like there were areas with many TVs. Our server was Scottie (female). She was helpful and attentive. They do not have Coke products. She made recommendations from the menu. We started with the whipped ricotta board and stuffed long hots. Totally delicious! I could’ve eaten the ricotta all night and been happy. We did ask for extra bread which is sort of like pizza crust more than bread. Scottie let us know it’s $4 charge for extra bread. Two of us had gnocchi, one lasagna and one veggie pizza. The meals were all delicious. The food came faster than expected but I’d much rather that than waiting forever. For dessert I had the profiteroles which were really creamy and sweet. We’ll definitely be returning for future meals.

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Angel
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love our meals. Big portions and lots of starts to pick from. We usually like the calamari, however it was a little chewy and not crispy that day. Love the ricotta board but def order the extra bread.

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vipdawnp
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food! Lots of choices!

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CarolH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Will go back.

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Anthony
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

flavors were bland. Not Gluten-Free friendly AT ALL

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, preparation and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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Jack
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice easy and comfortable atmosphere. Food was good and service was good.

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vipblue2
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere and great service.
Very generous portions.

FAQs

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 383-3339.

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova is rated 4.5 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.