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Posted by Helen Silver on 01/17/2014
Although I don't live in the city, I love to be here when I am in town. It is comforting and comfortable. I'm addicted to the spaghetti bolognese which is forever memorable. Waiters are old timers which is part of the charm, and the owner always greets one with pleasure. A really neat place to be when one wants to be taken care of in an unpressured environment that warms the heart as well as the stomach.
Posted by Mule on 09/18/2013
I cant believe they NEVER substitute pasta for potatoes + on a chicken parmigiana dish. I am never going there again.
Posted by anonymous on 12/12/2011
Very nice and love the old world atmosphere. seems to be liked by older folks for that reason. the food is very good - the service a bit chaotic but seems to blend with the vibe. no rushing so you can have pleasant converations.
Posted by anonymous on 06/19/2011
The food wasn't bad, actually, but the service we received was unbelievably inept. Didn't get menus for 20 minutes. Finally got menus and placed our order, but had to request a wine list. Then the wine came -- a white, which the waiter poured and then placed on the table to get warm. No one filled our water glasses, even after multiple requests. We flagged someone down and asked if they had a wine bucket to keep the wine cold. They said they did, but never brought it. They served our pasta, asked if we wanted cheese, and then disappeared, never to return. My sister-in-law had to go hunt someone down 10 minutes later to ask for cheese and to again BEG for water (this despite the fact that a guy kept wandering around scanning the tables. Somehow he never seemed to notice that all our water glasses were empty, and no one ever stopped at our table to ask if everything was OK). It doesn't seem like they assign each table to a single person or team -- each time it was a different person, so it was like we had dropped of the face of the earth and no one noticed. We won't go back.
Posted by Barbara B on 02/10/2011
We've been here twice now so I feel confident writing this review. Both times the food was delicious - yes, it is a bit pricey (look for a coupon in the Valpak) but you're not rushed, not right on top of the next table, and you can hear yourselves talk. The bar is great but underused due to a very odd yet capable bartender... otherwise it would be a hot spot.
Posted by Linda on 04/10/2010
We've been going here for years--and although it's on the pricey side considering the food is very good and not extremely great, we love it. The wait staff is friendly--but not too friendly--and helpful. Best of all is how quiet the place is. You can have a real conversation. It's a great place to take friends, business clients, and good for celebrations. My vegetarian kids always find something to eat, as do people with food allergies.
Posted by alan on 03/20/2010
I was surprised to see recently a couple of very negative reviews. I have been going to scaletta since it opened and although any restaurant can probably have an off night, I have always found the food great and the service professional, efficient and courteous. Would highly recommend it.