The GF and I had previously ordered from La Scala's Pronto and were impressed by the freshness of their ingredients. So on our way to a Sixers game, we stopped by to grab a quick dinner before hopping on the Broad Street line.
The Pronto location is informal and typical of your neighborhood pizzeria. Friendly, with plenty of tables for eating in.
Risotto Balls [$9]
Ham, mozzarella, Parmesan, marinara
We're suckers for arancini, so had to try their risotto balls. Crispy on the exterior with an almost glassy texture, the rice within were perfectly al dente.
An added bonus of cheese and bits of ham inside? Delicious when dipped with a bit of that sweet homemade tomato sauce.
Mozzarella, tomato sauce
We know La Scala's does pizza right, so we were interested in their pasta dishes. Let me tell you - the portions are insanely huge! Better yet, this is Americanized Italian food done right. The chicken was lightly breaded, tender, and blanketed with plenty of mozz. The linguine pasta was smothered in some more of that tomato sauce and dusted with pecorino.
Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni [$14]
Chicken, spinach, mozzarella, tomato cream sauce
If you're looking for glut of delicious cheese and sauce? Look no further than La Scala's cannelloni, which are also filled with juicy chicken and spinach. A tomato cream sauce melds the flavors together - perfect to stop up with crusty bread.
Even for the belly of the pig, there's no feasible way to finish all of this. So be prepared for leftovers - that's obviously not a bad thing!