La Scala Ristorante
This year, I decided to help my husband a little bit with his plans for my birthday. I don’t usually like eating Italian food at a restaurant because I’m perfectly happy with, and sometimes prefer, eating boiled pasta with just butter and cheese (I’m pretty easy to please). Recently though, I felt like eating some good Italian food so I told my husband I wanted to go to an Italian restaurant.
He had originally decided on another Italian restaurant to take me to, but when we saw my aunt at our family BBQ, she suggested one that she had been to and loved – La Scala Ristorante, near Matheson Blvd E and Renforth Dr. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I believe the best way to find good restaurants is through other people’s recommendations or word-of-mouth. I found out which restaurant my husband was taking me to the day before my birthday. At the BBQ, my aunt and husband were joking that he was going to bring me to Tim Hortons…
La Scala Ristorante seemed to be traditionally decorated. Since the restrictions on indoor dining had just been lifted in Ontario, there were only a few other patrons dining inside (it was our first time in almost a year), but as soon as we were greeted at La Scala Ristorante, I had a good feeling about the restaurant. It took me a little bit of time to decide what I wanted to order, but I finally decided on the Fettuccine La Scala and my husband got the Pollo Parmigiani. We also ordered the Calamari alla Griglia to share. The owner told me that the Fettuccine La Scala was an excellent choice so I was really looking forward to it.
The food did not disappoint. We were served some bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar on it, which seems simple but always tastes good. The Calamari alla Griglia was grilled perfectly. It was the right consistency and yummy. The Fettuccine La Scala was so delicious. It was the best pasta I’ve ever eaten. The sauce was flavourful, the pasta fresh and al dente, and the steak was soft. My husband’s Pollo Parmigiani was delicious as well. The chicken breast was moist and the vegetables were perfectly cooked. We kept raving about the food throughout the meal. The bread and calamari did fill me up a bit so I was only able to eat half of my fettuccine. The owner was a little worried that I didn’t like it, but I reassured her that if I could fit any more food in my belly, I would have continued eating. I was excited to eat those leftovers later!
La Scala Ristorante is probably my new favourite Italian restaurant and that includes the restaurants in Italy. Blasphemy??? Maybe, but that’s how good the food was, and although I’m not Italian, it seemed authentic. The owner also provided great customer service and was personable. It’s a gem of a restaurant. Thank you to my aunt for recommending it, and now I am recommending it to you. 😊