Always a pleasure dining at ScaloScalo can be quite busy and noisy and has a great bar scene, but my husband and I like the quieter nights - Sunday night was delightful; our waiter Dwayne was friendly, knowledgeable, and very mindful of us. The food is always good, the wines are lovely, and overall Scalo is a very nice place for a fine meal.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMScalo always has excellentScalo always has excellent food with attentive service. One thing bothered me a little, though. Our party of four ordered four entrees, split two salads, drank two bottles of wine, and had coffee and deserts all around. I mention this only to point out that we weren't trying to be cheap. However, we are vegan and ordered the spaghettini olio e aglio con gemberetti and had them hold the shrimp. While the resulting meals were great, the pasta portion was not adjusted to compensate for the absence of the shrimp, nor was the price. We paid the full menu price for what amounted to a lunch-sized portion of pasta. This is not enough to keep me from enjoying Scalo in the future; I just would have appreciated a little more consideration.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and Theater NightVery enjoyable dining experience. Great service, food was wonderful and it was served in a very timely fashion allowing our party of 4 to leisurely proceed to Popejoy for Jersey Boys. Reservation was helpful as table was ready and waiting for us.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThe ribeye and bread pudding were fantastic! Parking can be a challenge during busy times. Restaurant honored reservation though we were 30 minutes late due to parking.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner at ScaloThe branzino was perfect, topping a pile of delightfully cooked vegetables, and my friend's pasta dish was generous and obviously enjoyed. The service was acceptable, but the waiter a little cool and distant compared to what one is used to from American waiters these days. The main courses except for pasta are pretty pricy, so it's a special occasion place. The patio is very nice.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food!It had been a while since I had been there. Had a new menu--everything was very good! The person who brought the food announced the meat was "medium." I told her I ordered medium rare. She didn't even put the plate on my table but took it to the chef to double check if he had cooked it medium rare. I could have possibly taken the meat, but I wasn't given the chance to check it at all. So, I got the plate much later after my husband had finished his plate. We were give our shared dessert for free which was a nice gesture. I liked their complimentary bread brought to the table. That also was different than what I remember. It was very light on the inside with a nice crust to it.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Evening DiningThis restaurant is awesome! We had a romantic dinner with an attentive but not overbearing waiter. The steaks were perfect and the entire evening tone was set by starting at Scalo! Highly recommend this restaurant.
Parking is a bit difficult, so arrive a few minutes early.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated immediatelyWe were seated immediately in a cozy balcony area that overlooks the rest of the diners - which gave us a great chance to people watch. The service was impeccable. I had the 16 oz rib eye and my wife had the veal. Both were wonderful.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs Good as it Gets in AlbuquerqueABQ is not noted for its fine dining, but this Northern Italian gem in trendy Nob Hill serves up well-cooked fare in a slick modern environment. The sea bass I had was generous in size, and perfectly done, but the sauteed spinach bass was overly salted. There's an outdoor area for people-watching, great drinks and a moderately priced wine selection. By big-city standards, the prices are moderate, but high by Albuquerque standards. The bar is outstanding. The noise level, however, is quite high, not great for that family reunion dinner. My ears are still ringing.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMScallops & Filet Mignon - YUMMY!Very nice dinner for eight with scallops and filet mignon, both were excellent. Salads were fresh, bread yummy with oil and balsamic. Espresso and drinks! Excellent service. Great time for all. Highly recommended. Some of the best food in Albuquerque at very reasonable prices. Can't wait to go again!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayDinning was great! The waiter was very attentive and pleasant. Had flowers delivered to the table and they were right on time. Recommend this restaurant to anyone!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great restaurant.This is a great restaurant. Was a little disappointed we couldn't get a table outside this time but I should have requested it in advance (it was Mother's day). Food was great, as always.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat LunchGreat lunch. Get there early to find parking. Our server was so sweet and was patient when we weren't sure what to order. Split the poundcake -- it is worth the calories!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had a bad experience hereWe live in Las Cruces, about a 3.5 hour drive away, so this was our 4th or 5th visit in the past 5 years. I have never failed to have an enjoyable experience at Scalo. This is an adult restaurant, with an impressive wine list and excellent food. The service is friendly without being over solicitous, our server was knowledgeable and efficient. The salmon special I ordered was wonderful. One always hesitates to order seafood down here in the desert, but thankfully the cooks at Scalo knew what they were doing and didn't over-cook it as so many local restaurants do. I'm sure I'll go back, I just wish it was closer. After that delicious bottle of Barbera we consumed with dinner, I don't think I'd be ready for a 3+ hour drive!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHad to ask to be to be movedHad to ask to be to be moved because of booth vibration-- kitchen machinery?4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe hadn't counted on a fundWe hadn't counted on a fund raiser going on outside on the patio, it made it very painful for diner conversation. Scalo's is a very nice eating experience, albeit the meat entrees are somewhat over priced.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very friendlyThe staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was great. I made the reservation online from my phone using opentable, and then called when I was a bit late. I love the place. Commercials are a bit cheesy though. Restaurant was fabulous. I had the halibut, best I'd ever had. A beet salad to start was wonderful. The dark & stormy hit the spot after a long day. Desert was unusual and delicious. Young crowd there, pretty to look at. We had a great time.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded all our expectations.Exceeded all our expectations. Simply said, "Well Done" Tom and Cindy Tome, NM4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMScalo is always a neighborhoodScalo is always a neighborhood favorite and one of our top choices among many in the area. We both had pasta (one the special and one Bolognese on the menu) and they were superb. House made pasta and traditional sauces are among the best in Albuquerque.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time dining here, butFirst time dining here, but definitely not my last. Great service and great food!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is where we are mostThis is where we are most likely to go on special occasions. We were not disappointed with this visit either. From the time we entered the door until we left everything was great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMService from Shaun was outstanding,Service from Shaun was outstanding, Food made the evening!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMtoo good, don't goWe are probably considered regulars. This time we split the fig salad and we both had the short rib filled ravioli. All really tasty. Our server was outstanding, helping with wine selections. Really good music trio rounded out the evening. I really don't want to praise the place too much as it will become even more crowded....so don't go. Thanks.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpinach ravioli, polenta andSpinach ravioli, polenta and goat cheese salad with a couple of glasses of wine--outstanding. It's a great place to take someone special.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperiencesWe visit ABQ twice each year and always look forward to eating at Scalo's during our stay. We are NEVER; disappointed and are ALWAYS delighted. The specials are always inventive and the service is always highly competent while never being obtrusive or hovering. Scalo's is top notch by our standards.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have never been disappointedWe have never been disappointed in all the meals we have chosen . Scalos food is consistently outstanding!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were outstanding. We had a group of faculty from the University of New Mexico dining with a faculty candidate from another out of State University. I think we made a wonderful impression, so hopefully he will consider UNM when selecting a university position in the future. Thank you for helping us entertain this individual and being so welcoming.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was incrediblyEverything was incredibly delicious, and the staff was phenomenal. I had never been to Scalo before, but after my experience I will most definitely be back many many times in the future!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly pleasedWe were pleasantly pleased with the wonderful find of Scalo. Food was terrific and the service we received from Stacy truly capped off our evening!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat by an east facing windowWe sat by an east facing window and had a nice view of the Crest. The dinner was very tasty. Service was slow to start, but we were not forgotten. We put Scalo on our repeat list.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit overcrowded--might beA bit overcrowded--might be better to seat fewer tables. Also, where we were it got SERIOUSLY cold whenever the door opened (but it was a crazy cold night). Food was very good though, as always. We got the dessert sampler, which was HUGE. Ended up taking half of it home and assuming it wouldn't be any good the next day, but it actually survived quite well.1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM