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Scala del Nonna

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32 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2702
+1 973-744-3300
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is sophisticated but cozy, the service can vary but is mostly good, and the food is consistently delicious. It's fare is mostly Northern, upscale Italian and the shrimp is delicious. So are the desserts, and I highly recommend the warm romaine salad as an appetizer. The feel of this restaurant is very chic urban. My biggest complaint is... More 

1 Thank PickyJerseyGirl
Wayne, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food is amazing and is made with fresh & versatile ingredients with generous portions. Wait staff is very attentive and accommodating never to rush you away. Sally, is the sweetest and makes sure your experience is exceptional. Highly recommended!! Thank you!! A++

3 Thank Mony_Pony_812
Montclair, New Jersey
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131 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I had an excellent salad with a homemade honey dressing on it and the gnocchi special which had homemade sausage in it. Very delicious and reasonable portions.

Thank 973rooster
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had the Pork Chop. Was cooked to perfection. sauce was excellent. The special meatballs were very good, (not as good as home cooked but no one is). The ambiance was nice. Its a lot bigger inside than you'd think because of the upstairs. Had a great dinner.

1 Thank Djcardella
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The menu is nice and the food quality is good. The service is weak. Our waiter only spoke to us when he read the specials. He never came back to our table again.

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

From food to service, Scala has gone way down hill. Waiter repeatedly pushed us to order apps, drinks we didn't want. Our water was never refilled and he never asked how our food was. Worst of all, 2 of 3 mains were lukewarm, and not that good. Caesar salad served with fish special had clearly been composed hours earlier. Porcini... More 

Thank Saltedcaramels
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were a group of four trying out the restaurant. In the end we were very disappointed. For starters as the restaurant became busy, people were standing in line with the doors open and the outside temperature in the 20s, not a comfortable atmosphere. Well ordered two appetizers and were disappointed in how small the servings were, especially for the... More 

1 Thank jimr20162016
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Lovely restaurant experience in Montclair. All food was exceptional from the special salad of the day with beets and goat cheese, the delicious red snapper, and beautiful dessert. Special place - looking forward to my next visit.

1 Thank lxr360
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Ok. Now I had lived in Montclair for 11 yrs until 2010, when I moved out west. I haven't been back that often since, and remember several restaurants in this location on Church St. from back then, (Asian Pacific, American), all of which were nothing to write about; literally. In fact, this is my first review of any restaurant. EVER!... More 

1 Thank lax_ewr
West Orange, New Jersey
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went here expecting great things on a Saturday night. Had to wait a bit in the crowded vestibule which was mildly annoying. Eventually seated in the middle of the very noisy main dining room. Service was very good. Food was certainly fresh and well-prepared for the most part but lacked flavor (this was the opinion of my entire party). A... More 

2 Thank Werewolf210

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2702
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-744-3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?