La Scale is located at 23 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Commack, in the North Shore Farms Shopping Center. There are accessible spaces in various places in the large, paved parking lot.
Street-level, double doors lead to an entryway and another set of double doors.
The pizza parlor area is at the front, the restaurant is toward the back.
Tables are extremely well-spaced. There are booths, banquettes and a full-height bar.
Single-occupancy, accessible restrooms, with a baby-changing station are located in a hallway in the left rear of the dining room.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: depends on where you park, although no place is that far
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, double doors, entryway and another set of double doors
Number of floors: one
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: extremely ample
Places to sit: booth, banquettes, tables and full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in hallway to left of dining room
Type of restroom: large, single-occupancy, accessible,
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly
I think we may have found our new “go to” Italian restaurant. La Scala, in Commack, was an incredible experience on all levels; food, service, friendless and price. What could be better? Friends introduced us to this great venue one evening for dinner.
Located in the North Shore Farms shopping center on Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, parking was easy in the large paved lot. Although outdoor dining is set up in the parking lot, it is nicely done.
Street-level, double doors lead to a small entryway. Going through the next set of double doors takes you to the pizzeria in the front. Based on the number of people picking up, it must be great. We will have to try it soon.
Onward to the dining room itself, a large, lovely area with extremely well-spaced tables, as well as booths and a full-height bar. The best part was yet to come. Once seated our gracious server brought delicious garlic rolls to the table. I could easily have made a meal of these and a salad!
La Scala has been in business more than 45 years. “One family – and fresh tomato sauce made from scratch each morning make this a landmark in the community. A taste of tradition in a fast and ever changing world, La Scala is more than just a restaurant, it is food for the old Italian soul where we go above and beyond to make your family feel like part of our own.” (website)
It was difficult to make a choice from the extensive menu. With some help from our friends and our wonderful server, we decided on salads (easily large enough for three to share), stuffed mushrooms (fabulous), one chicken and one veal entree. Each of the entrees was served with pasta, and large enough for a full meal the next day. My stuffed mushroom, which was listed as an appetizer, could also have served two, but was so delicious that I devoured all of it myself!
Our delightful server kept checking to see that all was well. It definitely was!
Large, single-occupancy, accessible restrooms,, with a baby-changing stations, are located in a hallway to the left of the dining room.
Everything was perfect! We will surely be back soon.
As Always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.lascalacommack.com, when planning a visit to “know before you go.”