​Italian restaurant La Scala at The Sukhothai Shanghai, has just refreshed their menu for the season with seafood at the forefront. (There’s a Neapolitan seafood stew that’s particularly stellar.)


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About La Scala

La Scala is an Italian restaurant in Shanghai.

La Scala is a contemporary Italian restaurant in The Sukhothai Shanghai on Weihai Lu, next to HKRI Taikoo Hui mall. The hotel opened in 2018, the brand’s second location after Bangkok. It’s a gorgeous property—architecture and interiors were designed by well-known Shanghai firm Neri & Hu.

La Scala is an Italian restaurant in Shanghai.

The restaurant has an open kitchen set against the backdrop of emerald green ceramic tiles. There’s also a kitchen bar/chef’s table. It’s smart-casual and the prices are approachable.

On The Menu: The Food at La Scala

La Scala has a new menu of regional Italian dishes with a number of excellent sea-faring options. Here’s what to expect.

The star dish is the Impepata di Cozze e Vongole (¥208), a massive pot of Neapolitan peppered tomato stew brimming with seafood. It’s listed as an antipasti to share on the menu, but it could very well be a main course.

Seafood at La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Impepata di Cozze e Vongole

It’s a heaving bowl that comes laden with tender octopus leg, mussels, clams, tiger prawns, and Hokkaido scallops, and two slices of toasted garlic bread. It’s a light-bodied broth, which leaves you room to try more dishes. (Impepata means peppered in Neapolitan dialect.)

There are about a half dozen pastas and risottos to choose from. The Gnocchetti Sardi (¥288) is a shoo-in. The shelled pasta is served in a cherry tomato and seafood bisque with tender bites of Boston lobster.

Pasta at La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Gnocchetti Sardi

Unfortunately I didn’t have room for another pasta. If I did go back, I’d definitely want to try the Wild Mushroom Risotto (¥138) with white truffle oil and shaved Yunnan black truffle.

Pasta at La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai.
Wild Mushroom Risotto

For mains, don’t miss the Roasted Black Cod Fillet (¥258). The skin is lightly crisped and dusted with lemon zest, served with garlic mayonnaise and glazed ginger baby carrots.

Cod at La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Roasted Black Cod

If seafood isn’t your go-to, there’s always the Grilled Australian M5 Wagyu Beef Ribeye (¥418), served with black pepper sauce, creamy mashed potato, green asparagus, and tomatoes.

Steak at La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Wagyu Beef Ribeye

For dessert, there’s an Amalfi-Style Lemon Cake (¥68), made with lemons from Anyue. (Anyue is China’s only county devoted to the commercial production of lemons.)

Dessert at La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Amalfi-Style Lemon Cake

Alternatively, La Scala has Sgroppino (¥78). It’s an Italian cocktail, but they’ve twisted it into a dessert. It’s house-made lemon sorbet topped with prosecco, vodka and lemon zest.

Sgroppino at La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Sgroppino, a boozy end to the meal.

La Scala is a great dinner date spot. And the standard of service is what you’d expect from a hotel of this caliber.

Additionally, they also have some excellent value lunch sets; dishes rotate every week. Express lunch sets are ¥138 for three courses (starter, main, dessert) or ¥148 for four courses, including a soft drink tea, or regular coffee. (Add ¥40 for a glass of red or white wine.)

La Scala, an Italian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

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  • Order the Impepata di Cozze e Vongole and get a complimentary drink. (Soft drink, coffee, glass of house red or white wine.) Valid for lunch and dinner.
  • Four-course sharing set menu for two for ¥988. Includes seafood stew, wild mushroom risotto, cod fillet, M5 wagyu ribeye, and two glasses of wine. Valid for dinner only. (Original price: ¥1,228)

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La Scala @ The Sukhothai Shanghai
Address: 1/F, The Sukhothai, 380 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu 威海路380号1楼, 近石门一路
Tel: 52378888
Hours: 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9pm

*All prices above are subject to 10% service charge and 6.6% value-added tax.