Accidentally went to this shop when I’d meant to go to the one around the corner – and glad I did!!
Whilst the portion of chips was small they were very tasty and perfectly cooked. The fish was out of this world, was very tasty and perfectly cooked, with no grease to speak of.
I’m sad to see the business is up for sale as if it were better known it would become THE spot to stop at when in Mongonui for fish & chips. I only hope the new owners maintain the same high standards.
After having gone to the wrong shop earlier I made a return trip to the area to try out these world famous fish & chips.
Sorry but after hearing so much hype about this place I can not understand what all the fuss is about, this place obviously rides the wave of historical success.
The service was fantastic, but I went for the fish and chips which were nothing short of disappointing. Whilst the portion and taste of chips was good the fish portion was small, very greasy and off putting…. Never again
After having spend 6 days traveling around the North and not being overly impressed with meals when dining out we found ourselves in Paihia for our final night.
I recall dining at La Scala several times, albeit several years ago, and thought it unlikely it would still be up to the standard I’d come to expect and enjoy, as I spend too many mealtimes in restaurants throughout NZ.
I was not disappointed.
I selected the $26.50 menu. I thoroughly enjoyed my blast to the past Shrimp Cocktail, followed by the fish of the day with nice crisp fresh vegetables (that I’d been craving all week) finishing my meal off with just the right sized portion of pavlova and ice cream.
The ambiance was as I remember, non evasive background music so you’re not competing when conversing. Not a sound from the kitchen – quite perfect really.
I strongly recommend this restaurant especially to all reps that enjoy a wholesome home cooked meal when away from home.