Scampo at The Liberty Hotel
Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scampoboston.com/
  • Phone: 6175362100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm,
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm,
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Simon Restrepo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Scampo's private dining room accommodates up to 32 people. It features state of the art audio/visual ability.
  • Private Party Contact: Carah McLaughlin 6175362100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cambridge
  • Public Transit: Located directly across the street from Charles/MGH stop on the red line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is offered. Street Parking is available. Garage Parking is available at Mass General Hospital
A word from Scampo at The Liberty Hotel
Award-winning chef Lydia Shire is known for pushing the envelope and creating an unrivaled culinary experience. Her Italian concept in Scampo follows suit. The restaurant pairs simple, rustic food, chic Italian design and a glorious open kitchen.
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Scampo at The Liberty Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)special occasion (92)hot spot (56)vibrant bar scene (55)good for groups (49)romantic (49)great for outdoor dining (49)notable wine list (45)neighborhood gem (35)great for lunch (31)great for brunch (18)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Another Superb Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Another memorable dinner at Scampo. Highlights - Naan with proscuitto and arugula; salmon; gnocchi with cod; halibut special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Oh, my! We had a WONDERFUL lunch. Surprised to find it was restaurant week, we ordered the prix fixe which was fabulous. Every bite. Our server was gracious, helpful, patient, and we lingered happily at this marvelous restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrsBlackwhite
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Menu is diverse and the space is very unique. This was out first time at Scampo but love the idea of the refurbished jail. Food was presented beautifully and the waiter Curt, was awesome. Very helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Marisa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food with interesting variety to traditional Italian dishes. Very cool design. Loved the copper lamps. Super comfortable chairs. Waiter was very attentive without being around too much. Will definitely go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place!
    Sio927
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fantastic resturant! My girlfriend and I had an anniversary dinner at Scampo on a Thursday night. The menu was great but the food was even better. The wait staff was very good and attentive. Overall an excellent experiance, I would recommend this resturant to anyone looking for a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Boston
    CharlestownJoVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have dined at Scampo a few times now and it is superbly consistent. The starter of Scollops with mild Indian notes was beautifully cooked and presented with flair. The Salmon was cooked to perfection, the Tiramisu was the best I have eaten anywhere. One can tell that the Scampo Team works hard to stay at the top of its game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • winendine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Scampo is in a great location and has great menu items you wouldn't find anywhere else. The food was really good and the waiter was really sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celia
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food is great and the service is too. Prices and parking are a bit high which prevents me from going there on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious night !!
    Maromix
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The place was recommended by a friend who is a chef at studied in Boston. Great food !!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictably excellent
    BeachgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to Scampo on numerous occasions and always find the food and service excellent. I had the brick baked chicken and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    this is definitely a great place for pizza and pasta. The main entrees are pricey..I had the salmon and was jealous of my friends bolognese. Great service though and the outside dining area is great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dusty
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a delightful lunch. while sitting outside in a quite atmosphere. It was nicely served by a pleasant waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit, definitely not last
    annemachefVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Reading the menu at Scampo was like looking at art you've never seen before - all the elements were familiar but put together in such a creative, inspired way that is was totally fresh and fantastic! Yum to everything we ate and the service was just perfect. I could have ordered even more - but we had to save some surprises for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Hostess was kind of rude when we asked to change table as she sat us next to the smaller kitchen door, saying it wasn't the kitchen. There was a lot of activity in and out. But the service was good and the food even better. I'd go back for dinner (lunch and brunch are not so good).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • marjoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was OK not very special as was expected. Ordered wine year 2010, waiter tried to convince us twice that 2011 was all they had. But when we refused, he was able to find the 2010!!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    SpectacularVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Scamp has always been one of my favorites. It can now be officially named my ultimate favorite. Every single thing was perfection and the entire experience cannot be beat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy Italian Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I'd associate this restaurant with the Meatpacking District in NYC, if one were to exist in Boston. The food is pretty good - as in Meatpacking, it's not super-authentic Italian, but quite good for a sceney-type place. Some menu items I liked: heirloom tomatoes & basil salad, berkshire tomahawk pork chop, pea tendril stir fry. The complimentary breadsticks with white bean pesto are good as well. I like the electro/lounge playlist they have during dinner hours - Good spot for a girls' night out or a group if you're in the mood to dress up and go out. Can go to Alibi lounge afterwards for cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food preparation
    HungryBear
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    was top-notch. Wish I'd had the kitchen staff when I was in the Army.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It was our favorite restaurant in the Boston area having some stiff competition. The food was remarkable, unusual, and varied. service was excellent and loved the room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Our High Expectations
    Nate
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I first dined at Scampo last October with a couple of friends from Waltham. We had such a great time that I couldn't wait to come back during my next visit to Boston (this past Sunday night). I invited a few friends with the promise that they would be blown away by the Scampo experience. Suffice to say that by the end of the night, my friends were nominating me for a MacArthur "Genius Grant" for my suggestion. The staff was relaxed, professional and brilliant. Starting with our lovely Ph.D. candidate hostess, Laura and continuing with our charming and expert server, Dane, every note was pitch perfect. We feasted on the Pear Apple Pork, the Tagliata of Sirloin and the Slow Cooked Duck -- Awesome! Keep up the Great Work...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice But Not Great Meal
    Geoff
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A group of us went out to dinner here a few days ago. The food was very good, but not great (except for the lobster pizza - that was great). The service was OK, but could have been better. For this much money, Scampo simply should be better. No real "Wow Factor." Maybe we got them on an off night. Very attractive dinning room, and the whole jail thing in the decorations around the room is cute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find
    Smitth
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I was visiting from New York and wanted a nice place for dinner with a work colleague. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise; the food was great; we ordered too many starters because my salmon was perfectly done but I couldn't finish it. My friend's pork chop was cooked to perfection. Staff efficient and friendly. I would definitely return on my next trip to Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Milestone Dinner Celebration!
    goodday2U
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Our food was outstanding and the service was impeccable, warm and personal. As the tables filled up with patrons, the noise level increased to the point that my party (of 4) could not carry on a conversation due to the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FIRST TIME
    SB4diningVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our first time at the restaurant. Sat outside - was lovely as the weather was great. Our wait person was amazing. We had naan, which is odd for an italian restaurant, but it was awsome. We had a mixture of items and shared them all. We would definately go back. Great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!
    southcitydocVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    From the beginning specialty cocktails through dessert, this restaurant knows how to DO IT ALL!! Every person living in or visiting Boston MUST go here. They will be so glad they did and will leave looking forward to their next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique but pricy
    ChesBay
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Was staying at Liberty hotel, so decided to check out Scampo baseed on positive reviews. Tandoori Scallops on white eggplant were different and very tasty. Wife had didn't like the Veg Cabonara Spaghetti - said it was too salty, but enjoyed the Pea Tendrils. As noted in other reviews, the brick walls make the acoustics challenging. Service was very attentive. When I made the reservation, the app told me nothing was available between 6:30 and 9. There were actually plenty of empty tables during the blocked out period. That might have been an OpenTable problem, not Scampo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great July evening meal at Scampo!
    JOHNSON
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great service and excellent food. Recommend for a fun and interesting venue. Nice atmosphere and accommodating staff. This is a fun place to dine while visiting the city and is in a good location. Great location from which to walk and see sites in the surrounding area. recommend the ravioli for a real treat that was so appropriate for a light summer dish. Prices fair for the dining environment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in Boston
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    It was really unbelievably good. We had the asparagus ravioli and I practically swooned. I went again for lunch the next day and was not disappointed. Lovely burrata and greens. So, so delicious. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico!
    Yankfan1213
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My girlfriend and daughter and I stayed at the Liberty Hotel doe to its close proximity to the Hospital. Often times hotel restaurants are mediocre but not Scampo. we we're greeted with a warm welcome by the hostess and sat promptly. Our waiter was well informed about the menu and gave honest recommendations. We had a variety of cocktails all of which were made well or altered to our preference. (Bloody Mary needed a bit more kick). The Sunday supper is a great deal. Salad huge portion of chicken parm and stuffed shells and a dessert and all for under 40.00. It's not cheap but the quality is there and that's what matters! Lots of variety to the menu and we all found it difficult to choose from all the delicious options. I would return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our anniversary was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went to Scampo's on a friend's recommendation and it was wonderful! From my amazing cocktail, awesome pre dinner app and my dinner that was too wonderful and too big to finish we had a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    YummyFoodaddiction
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Took my sister there for her birthday. She is obsessed with lobster and the lobster pizza we ordered did not disappoint! The food was great in general, and very well presented. In the end they brought her a little complimentary dessert plate with happy birthday written across it. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent & expensive
    dinnertime
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was good to very good, our particular server was unengaged, the prices are expensive. Wine list is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I've been to Scampo many times- never disappoints! Service is amazing, food is always fantastic and there is great energy all around. They don't push you out of your table - just let you sit until you decide to leave. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding, as usual
    KenCVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Everything was great - food, service and ambience. Try the lobster pizza - out of this world !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is superb.wait staff not
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I can not say enough good things about the food. But the wait staff is doing a huge disservice to this restaurant. Especially when you are seated outside. Beautiful location but no service. If you're a foodie sit at the bar and enjoy. Amazing food from Lydia Shier !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Anniversary Dinner
    Candy
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary with dinner at Scampo. The food and service were both amazing. We will certainly be back in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top of the List
    bermudaonionVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We try to be adventuiresome and try something new or different, but always come back to Scampo. Love it for dinner as well, and for lunch there is no better. It remains top of the list and never disapppints, and I have dined there at least 30 times over the years and purchased many gift certificates.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We always have a great meal at Scampo. Dover sole was amazing. Also lobster stew, mozzarella bar and special breads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The menu is imagintive and every dish was delicous. Eating on the patio was lovely on a summer evening. We tried two appetizers, four main courses and two desserts -- no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super !
    sandra1318
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Nous avons diné à l'extérieur dans un charmant patio au calme avec musique d'ambiance. Cuisine délicieuse ! A faire et a refaire sans hésiter. L'hotel du restaurant mérite aussi le coup d'oeil.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet