La Scala (Kololi)


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La Scala (Kololi)

Beyond doubt one of the best eateries in Senegambia, La Scala is a restaurant whose (comparatively) elevated pricing is more than justified — food quality is superb and the menu rather varied (order lobster a day in advance, however). To ensure being seated, remember to book in advance.


Dining options range widely by cuisine type and service quality, from cheap roadside eateries to fancier, upscale restaurants geared primarily at international visitors. Some traditional local dishes include the domada (a variety of peanut-based stew made with vegetables of the cook's choice, served on rice), benechin (or Jollof rice) — a one-pot rice dish made with meat or fish, chili, and various vegetables, and yassa (a simple chicken or fish dish with a side of rice).