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LaScala’s Fire- Villanova, Villanova, PA

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova

4.4
4.4
541 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!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    (484) 383-3339

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We cater events and feel free to come and pick up trays.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private space that holds fifty comfortably, acquire through email, phone or come on in.

  • Area

    Villanova

  • Cross Street

    Lancaster Ave and Villanova Center

  • Parking Details

    Giant parking lot in the center

  • Public Transit

    Train stop is blocks away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Villanova's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 11:00 - 20:30,Fri - 11:00 - 21:45
    Happy Hour throughout restaurant Monday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm Enjoy half-priced select Apps Beer and Wine Specials

Popular dishes

What 541 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PG

    PamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner to celebrate our friend's milestone birthday! The meatballs and chicken parm were amazing! We will definitely be back!
  2. S

    Smith

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Hostesses, Bartender was very personable & our server Makenzie was great! Always smiling and having fun with us! Thanks! Love the Patio
  3. JB

    JenniferB

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was timed well by our sever and was delicious. Portions are generous. Izzy is a fantastic server.
  4. W

    Wally

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service, very good salad and pasta. And cocktail! A little too noisy to talk.
  5. v

    veggiebergertoo

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We actually didn't stay for the meal as the noise level was so loud that I couldn't have a conversation with the person sitting right across from me. We asked to move tables and it must just be the acoustics as it was too loud to think and enjoy the otherwise striking interiors. The menu looked great and we wish we could've stayed. Crazy thing is that it wasn't that busy...maybe 1/2 full but it wasn't for us.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Good size for food, did not like the “free flowing kitchen” which means when busy they will put out dishes as they are made, which means some people in your table will get their food way before others. It’s a nice place but for some reason it was really loud where you have a hard time eating each other. Feels like it is the way the tables are setup.
  7. JB

    JoyB

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent and fabulous ! Great service from Jeremy!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time in PA and loved the vibe of this Italian restaurant.
  9. c

    cathyb

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and the service is wonderful, as well. Really enjoy dining inside or out.
  10. BZ

    BobZ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food overall was good especially the fries accept I found my good to salty
  11. m

    megd

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Breanna, was very attentive, thoughtful, and fun.
  12. MW

    MariaWC

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. The outdoor dining could have been improved with a shade being added to the side of the patio. Sun was very strong where we sat.
  13. GG

    GladwyneGirl

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The food is just horrible. Sorry.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Servers seemed unorganized. Asked server for something I needed to eat my meal and he forgot. I had to ask a runner and finally got what I needed.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    I like La Scala, except the noise level is toooo high. They need to do some sound attenuation to help absorb the sound better
  16. BG

    BeckyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor seating. Excellent wait staff. Very good food and drinks. Didn’t feel rushed at all. A perfect place to meet the girls to catch up!
  17. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were warmly greeted by several employees upon arrival. We were promptly seated and greeted by our server Nick who was phenomenal. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. It was my daughters birthday and he surprised us by bringing out her dessert with a candle and a singing entourage. Everything was perfect!
  18. K

    Karen

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time at this restaurant. T8he food was delcious, espcially the caesar sala and paxta with meatballs. However, the pertions are huge and lumped into a bowl which doesnt make it look very attractive. Wonderful Italian restaurant. Husban dhad the pasta with crab and adored it.
  19. JL

    JarrodL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Prices are very reasonable.
  20. T

    Timothy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Tasted like frozen food….not very good. Would not return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful to be early. Got so loud. I could not hear my friend. Need sound panels
  22. RJ

    RichJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great restaurant. Only problem was that the server delivered each meal separately instead of all the meals together. Other than that, the meals were delicious.
  23. MN

    MiriamN

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our party of five were pleased with the quieter seating area. on the left to the rear where it is closed off. Service was good though not check on til very late in the meal. Food was good to not so good. Mussels in red sauce is always very satisfying. The 2 with wine sauce could not detect wine but the one with shrimp was nice and garlicky. Shrimp tho were so salty that shrimp flavor was covered up. Other one with with shrimp and crab the crab was hard to find. Of the 2 eggplant parm, one with angel hair pasta, sauce was totally dried out. The other one was okay tho eggplant looked over fried on both. So it's mixed reviews for food this 4th time dining here. Will return occasionally but will be more careful on ordering.
  24. PG

    PattyG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    From start to finish, the experience was great! We had a reservation - no wait when we arrived. The server was very nice and attentive. We did not feel rushed AT ALL! The appetizers and meals were delicious. My only complaint was the Chicken San Remo (chicken, shrimp, crabmeat in a vodka sauce over linguine)....2 pieces of shrimp and not much crab at all for $26, even though it was very good!
  25. A

    notAfoodie

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Wife and I tried this place based on reviews...big mistake. The ricotta appetizer was excellent but all downhill from there. Wife ordered chicken marsala, which she took 3 or 4 bites of and then gave up and sent it back. The manager did offer to redo it or to get something else for her but it was so bad my wife didn't want to try anything else. I ordered the chicken parmagiana. I'm the type that can eat just about anything and am hardly a 'foodie' but first bite of this thing and it both looked and tasted like a microwaved frozen chicken patty that someone threw a bunch of processed cheese on top of. A few bites in and I wound up just giving up, paid our bill and left. Not sure why this place is so popular. Perhaps we caught them on a bad night but I doubt it.
  26. NF

    NormanF

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Way better than expected. Great waiter, food and prices
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our server must have been new to serving. Didn’t bring silverware with food, didn’t bring drinks on time, didn’t clear plates before serving dessert.
  28. a

    amybk

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always
  29. VF

    VincentFarrrrr

    Philadelphia

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food. Excellent service. One of my favorite restaurants in Villanova. Will go back soon for great food. Excellent staff.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Prices are high for Happy Hour & not enough cocktail options Server was rushing us (we were there at 3:30) & we wanted to talk Servers are too young & inexperienced
  31. KT

    KatyT

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time going and had zero expectations. It was amazing! Apps: caprese, wild mushroom arancini, cheesesteak eggrolls (best ever - hands down). Dinner: mushroom truffle pizza and shrimp/crab linguini. Everything was phenomenal. Can't wait to go back and order different items! The decor/ambiance is really nice too. Our waiter (who was also the bartender) was super nice.
  32. BK

    BarbaraK

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Huge portions at good value. Brian our server was wonderful!
  33. TR

    TraciR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    My son got the veal piccata and he said it was the worst thing he ever ordered. It was inedible.
  34. MC

    McCrackendobson

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m very impressed with this location and atmosphere. The food was amazingly great. The service by Bridget was fabulous. Thank you
  35. JK

    JudyK19428

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL Outdoor seating! GREAT GREAT service! Food was great!
  36. HC

    HilaryC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our meal for fathers' day was disappointing. Our daughter's pizza came out a full 10 minutes after our entrees, so our food was cold waiting for her., and when it finally came out it was overdone. My son's spicy tuna entree was very well done and tough to eat. His spicy margarita was so strong that it was undrinkable. We asked the waiter to please bring him a Stella instead and he did not take the margarita off the bill even though it was untouched.
  37. RE

    RickE

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went to Lascala's Fire for Father's Day brunch. Unfortunately, they only serve lunch, not brunch. However, the food was very good and the services was great. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We had a great afternoon. I recommend the restaurant.
  38. RW

    RebeccaW

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu selections. The food was delicious & portions generous. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Farewell dinner
  40. DM

    DeeMc3116

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Service was weird. Must’ve been the servers first job.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

LaScala’s Fire- Villanova is rated 4.4 stars by 541 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for LaScala’s Fire- Villanova

789 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085-1522

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lancaster Ave and Villanova Center

  • Area

    Villanova

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Giant parking lot in the center

  • Public Transit

    Train stop is blocks away

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (484) 383-3339

  • Catering

    We cater events and feel free to come and pick up trays.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private space that holds fifty comfortably, acquire through email, phone or come on in.

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