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“Small and convenient”

La Scala Delicatessen
Ranked #110 of 448 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: With a motto of 'great service, quality goods and value for everyone', La Scala Delicatessen certainly sets the stakes high - and luckily for the discerning foodie, it delivers on every count of its promise. As if this ethos was not attractive enough, the vast array of wonderful foodstuffs adorning every available space will soon have your mouth watering. The quality of the produce is obvious - from the shining gleam bouncing off plump olives and the rich smell coming from perfectly matured cheeses, to the sound of crusty bread being wrapped in rustic paper.Whether you are on a rushed lunch break or simply enjoying a languorous browse, there's plenty to feast your eyes upon at La Scala. There are some delicious snacks and more filling main meals to be had, all available to take away. If you are heading back to the office, add a little indulgence to your desk-dining with an open sandwich of poached salmon with fresh salad and a balsamic and lemon dressing. Alternatively, you may enjoy a tapenade, goat's cheese and sun-blushed tomato panini, or perhaps a sandwich filled with beef in a spicy tomato sauce. The salads are healthy yet hearty, including combinations such as avocado with mozzarella, baby tomatoes and mange tout, all laced with La Scala's house dressing. Of the hot dishes, the smoked bacon and Cheddar pasta bake is a winner, as is the pesto pasta with salami, mozzarella, black olives and tomatoes. If a snack is all you are after, there is a fabulous range of antipasto on offer, including cold cuts of meat, peppers filled with feta, olives in various marinades, stuffed vine leaves and of course a selection of fresh bread. If you want to spread some La Scala joy among your friends, the hampers make lovely gifts, and are also perfect for posh picnics. Your only problem will be picking a selection of delicious delicacies, as everything from La Scala is packed with flavour and unbelievably tasty.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Small and convenient”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Basement deli in the centre of town. Clean with Italian atmosphere - great music. I had a very hard toasted mozzarella panini. Difficult to eat. Latte was good. Slow service.

  • Visited August 2014
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Stonehouse
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A convenient watering hole !”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

As we shop regularly in Cheltenham we have tried many of the copious amounts of eateries , some we have visited more than once, others do not get a second visit. We have popped into la Scala for coffee on a number of occasions, today we were running late and it was after 2.30 by the time we were looking for a place to have lunch. Many places stop serving meals by this time and as we were close by we decided to see if we could get a meal and I'm so please we dropped in here, service very friendly and a pleasant selection of music to have your lunch to without shouting at each other. Orders were taken at the table and there was no horrendous wait for our food , the meatballs were splendid and my chicken salad was as good as I make at home . The made on site deserts were excellent event my husband had one and that is as rare as hens teeth ! All round a very pleasant place to lunch ! Xxxxx

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Cotswoldsbest
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Gloucester
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best in Cheltenham”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

One of the best in Cheltenham for eat in or take away. Quality, freshly prepared food and great coffee, nice for a cheeky red wine too. Great service, wonderful selection on menu and very reasonabley priced. Love it!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank BenellaC
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I've been coming here for years, it's really a lovely place for lunch or coffee and cake. Gorgeous food and reasonably priced.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank SophieJo2
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Real Taste Of Italy”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We always pop in here for the best coffee ever, my husband highly recommends the cakes and lunches are absolutely delicious, packed with fresh ingredients and full of Italian tastes. Staff are very friendly, you could be forgiven for thinking you had been transported to Italy!

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank 666Francis
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