La Tasca was founded in 1993 in Manchester by Neil Gatt. In 2013 there were 39 outlets across the UK. The chain was bought by the Bay Restaurant Group in 2007 (then the Laurel Pub Company) for £123m. In 2011, it became a standalone business La Tasca Holdings Ltd.
In October 2012, La Tasca began a partnership with the Gourmet Society, offering their members discounts on production of the discount card.
In July 2015, Casual Dining Group acquired La Tasca.