We were a party of five andWe were a party of five and I was the only one who had been to Scala's before...EVERYONE raved about the food and how much they enjoyed themselves. I love this place and now so do my four friends!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPraise for RenataWe have visited Scala a few times a year for many years. The food has remained consistently good. Our meal was excellent made better by the fantastic service. Renata, our waitress was exceptional in her service, recommendations, friendliness and professionalism. Life would be wonderful if there were Reanatas in all the restaurants we visit.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectWe were a party of 4, and I don't believe any item ordered was less than excellent. Our server was pleasant and
helpful. Overall lovely end to our day at the theatre.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful" Dine aroundWe had a wonderful" Dine around town" dinner experience. The Bellweather Ricotta Appetizer was wonderful, seasoned with fennel pollen, salt and pepper. The pork Ragu was spicy and out of this world . Portions were surprisingly large!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Waiter knowledgeableExcellent Waiter knowledgeable ,friendly and fun Good selection Wine list had good selection6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMScala's is always a good betScala's is always a good bet - very good food, attentive service, and lots of variety6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNot for the hearing-impaired!When we made our reservation, we asked for the most quiet table available. Instead, we were seated in a central location, which was extremely LOUD. This made conversation nearly impossible for 4 people (2 on either side of the table) -- one of whom has a hearing deficiency. We won't be back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDate Night GemWe had dinner here after seeing a re-run on PBS from Check Please, Bay Area. The show gave it great praise and so do we! From the charming European hostess to the extraordinary dessert, our entire experience was memorable and so worth the trip. Our new spot before the theater or symphony....will definitely return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunchLocation is convenient from where I work. The food was great, although it took a while to come, they gave us bread to snack on and the staff was very friendly. What I really liked was that the place looked really nice and although it was just after noon, it was busy but not packed, and you could still carry on a conversation without yelling unlike a lot of other places nearby.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAvoid the noiseBe sure to get a table towards the back if you want to have a good conversation. Can be too noisy up front.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner in Union SquareHad dinner @Scala w/ my gf while spending a weekend vacation in San Fran. I ordered the papperdelle and she had the duck confi risotto which was the dinner special. Both meals were fantastic! Also ordered a side of roasted artichoke hearts which were very tasty and made for a tasty breakfast the next morning.
The waitstaff were very attentive in that water was always refilled and plates were brought out quickly, but our waitress needed to be flagged down a few times as she did not come to our table for the first 5 minutes... so we ordered wine/apps/entrees all in one shot figuring we wouldn't see much of her. It didn't detract from our dining experience and all-in-all we had a wonderful time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary treatWe had a great meal here on our wedding anniversary. We booked online after seeing online reviews but werent sure what to expect. Im happy to say we were thrilled with the restaurant, the service and the food. We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived, and so pleased we had reserved a table! We prefer a lively atmosphere to stuffy formal dining and Scala's lively ambience was perfect. Drinks and food menus were extensive and impressive. Our meal was superb, and our cocktails were perfect.
I have to also say that we had mentioned our anniversary in our booking. We were given a nice table as requested and specially printed anniversary menu! Our lovely waiter Bruce also treated us to a special dessert. Bruce is a star and was a great host.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHadn't dined here for dinnerHadn't dined here for dinner before. Always lunch/brunch. Was pleasantly surprised with everything! We'll be back more often.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodAmazing food freshness and quality. Our server was fantastic.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThough we made reservationsThough we made reservations in advance, we could not be seated toward the back but were seated up front and consequently had a very noisy dinner. People waiting to be seated were a definite distraction. A good dinner could have been MUCH better!!
Orecchiette pasta dinner was very dry.
Pappardelle dish was delicious as was the fava bean w/ pasta.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHome away from jomeGreat food. Great hostess. Great server Humberto We always ask for him and the warm greeting from the hostess is wonderful. Best place in sf5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful server and food...The night we arrived in SF (after 11:30 pm), they were closing. But, one of the servers, Umberto, recommended Bouche on Bush (awesome). We repaid that favor by dining in Umberto's service area and he did not disappoint. Perfect timing and great knowledge of the food and wines that the restaurant had to offer. His recommendation of a Sangiovese was spot on (not a fan of Italian wines). Tasty linguine con vongole. Additionally, the woman that was the maitre'd was wonderful and welcoming. On the other hand, we had to wait a bit for our table and decided to have a couple of cocktails at the bar. The woman bartender was not very friendly, in fact she was surly. That aside, a nice comfort food experience made better by a wonderful server.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Linguine and Clams ever.Better than my Nanna's (God rest her soul) linguine and clams, so the meal was amazing. Pasta cooked perfectly, just the right amount of kick to the sauce and tender clams. It's been two nights and I'm still thinking about how great it was!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyablemade a reservation through Open Table arrived a little early was seated immediately. Extensive wine list. Service attentive. Food delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentEnjoyed another wonderful meal at the always deliciously reliable Scala's Bistro.
The spinach salad with warm vinaigrette was outstanding and we feasted on the steak frites which we shared and there was plenty of the perfectly crispy frites we hated to leave behind!
This is the perfect Union Square location and we had a window table and enjoyed the street action.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwent after a show in the city.went after a show in the city. late night. great food great service and wonderful ambiance.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMalways perfectevery time, Scala's delivers. So tough to do, but it's always fantastic. So tough to do time and time again, but its always perfect. I don't know how they do it. The flat breads, the house made pastas, the local, sustainable and organic produce, the dessert - the house made breads that nail it every time, the seasonal non alcaholic drinks, my favorite one on the face of the earth is Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate - all the textures and temperatures and chocolately flavors all on one little plate.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMScala may 2013We had a nice meal at scala however it's not a cheap plate option. Although food was
Great we felt processed. The restaurant was busy with a wait line.
We had 3 courses and coffee served in 1 .15 hours !
The server then brought the check when we were finishing our wine and despite saying - no hurry came back twice in 10 min to see if we had sorted the money yet.
Again not what I expect when the bill for 2 is $180.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTables give more privacy thanTables give more privacy than you would expect. Attentive and pleasant service. Duck was especially good.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Late Night DiningConvenient to San Francisco's Union Square area, we were looking for a late night dining experience...beyond a diner type. Scala was a great find for this....not very busy at 11:15 pm, but wonderful menu, gracious service, nice ambiance and a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend it for after a night baseball game or the theater.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTwice in one weekAte there twice in one week while at a conference with my wife. Food was consistently very good both times and the service very timely. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends visiting the city.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's all about AndaWe keep coming back to Scala's when in town because it's around the corner from the hotel, but really Anda the wonderful waitperson is the drawcard. The food varies from fair to very good, the service is always outstanding.
This time around we really enjoyed the Rhubarb Tart recommendation from Anda. We'll definitely be back when next in San Francisco.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good. Service wonderful.Very good. Service wonderful. Glad tohave a reservation for a large booth/table.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMScala's is a staple in SF.Scala's is a staple in SF. The food is consistently good as is their service. I hadn't been in a while and I couldn't believe the hostess remembered me! I always love the caesar salad with grilled salmon on top, and my friend loves the mussels - we're both creatures of habit. In the past I've tried various other pasta dishes and pizzas and everything is good.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat breakfastMet a colleague for breakfast here. Room was relatively quiet. Service was good. Food was really excellent, the Frisco Fried Egg Sandwich was beautifully prepared and tasted great. Price not bad for a business breakfast. Would repeat.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLadies LunchAlthough we had a late lunch,2:00 pm,we were encouraged to order asap because the kitchen was closing at 3pm. It was so nice bec. we stayed for as long as we wanted after! All the waiters were so nice and professional ! We had a great Time! Thank you5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLively place!The food and service were great, but the noise level was almost unbearable. If you want to converse with your companions, this is not the place for you.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable dinnerHigh ceilings and lots of people make this restaurant noisier than others. The good food more than makes up for that. The extra activity gives the restaurant a sense of excitement and vibrancy. We recommend the halibut and the flatiron steak dinners. Our waitstaff was excellent; helpful and attentive. She made us feel special in a crowd of diners. That takes talent!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food before the showThe food was good, although an item that had been ordered was forgotten by the waiter and had to be re-requested. It seemed reasonably priced, by SF standards.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBellisima, Scala's Bistro!This was our second visit to Scala's Bistro and it was even better than the first. The food and service are superb. It's not really a place for quiet, romantic dinner, but this is what dining in downtown San Francisco is all about. The room is crowded, noisy, and full of energy and the staff have perfected the choreography. Lots of people having a wonderful time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful care!We were delighted with the wonderful food and service at La Scala's Bistro. We had a family gathering with a baby and we were thoughtfully seated in a great table a bit away from the mainstream of the dining room.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for lunch or dinner!Great atmosphere! Pleasant dining experience. The hamburgers were a little dry, fries were great.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe charm and warm feelingThe charm and warm feeling we felt from the the staff resulted in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. This was enhanced by the old world architecture of the room. Our food was delicious and the wine (suggested by our waitress) was just right. We'll be going back to Scala's soon.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place been goingLove this place been going here 2 sometime 3 times a week. Great staff Consultanty great food with head turning specials4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food Great hostessGreat food Great hostess Great server Humberto We are regulars. Floyd Gonella4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA San Francisco gem with aA San Francisco gem with a real downtown flavor. Good food and service4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded expectationsWhen I visit new cities, I usually like to try local, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and Scala's was a little more corporate (owned by Kimpton) for my taste. But a friend of mine recommended it, and I was pleasantly surprised. Our reservations were at 7:45 p.m., and we were seated right away. The server was professional and knowledgeable and made us feel like honored guests without bothering us too much. I had the salad with strawberries, the pizza Margherita, and the rhubarb tart for dessert. The dessert was amazing — perfectly tart with an sweet, biscuity crust topped with homemade strawberry whipped cream. Definitely worth the price of admission.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistantly great serviceConsistantly great service and great food. I have been going to Scala's Bistro since it opened. Clients always want to return on their next trip. I highly recommend this restaurant for business and pleasure.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing that marredThe only thing that marred this experience, a birthday breakfast for my mother, was the heavily scented patron in the next booth. Otherwise, quite a lovely experience.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughter and I had a delightfulMy daughter and I had a delightful experience at Scala's. The service was outstanding. Our server, Irina, was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The menu offerings were interesting, the food excellent, and the portions generous. We were never rushed and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. A very pleasant experience. We will definitely return.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food....the tablesAwesome food....the tables are a little close together though. I noticed it was tough for the servers to get by as they served dinner, drinks, etc.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the soup and CaesarLoved the soup and Caesar salad. Also, the Boston Cream Pie dessert was terrific.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food! Great Company!This worked out very well for our team. It was a thank you lunch for their hard work. Everything was great. The Chocolate Cream Pie was to die for. Our server was great!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad lunch there. Service wasHad lunch there. Service was very good. Very nice staff. Food was average. Had a Panni was ok. Love dinner there more. Lunch menu was ok.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy coming toWe always enjoy coming to Scala's. And if you're lucky enough to be served by "Ben Kingsley" (You'll know when you meet him), you'll enjoy your dining experience all the more. Food, drinks and service - top notch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM