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
152 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (91)special occasion (80)vibrant bar scene (57)good for groups (54)great for outdoor dining (51)hot spot (50)notable wine list (44)romantic (42)neighborhood gem (37)great for lunch (28)great for brunch (17)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Unbelievable!!
    Montrealfoodies
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Amazing everytime we visit! Food, service, ambiance, always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very trendy
    UntrendyMike
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    To start, we shared the mozzarella w/ vine ripe heirloom tomatoes and basil, which was very good. I then had an arugula salad, which was a bit boring. For the main course, my wife ordered the baby lamb special, which she very much enjoyed and I ordered the pork rack. The pork was meh, but the sugar pumpkin souffle was the best item of the night and the dish was nicely decorated for fall with half a pumpkin, which also was very good. For dessert we ordered the apple crisp bread pudding and the cookies and milk. Again both very good, but at $11 a piece, way overpriced. If you like trendy this is the spot. They have done a great job remodeling this former jail into a very cool space. Service was great, however it is a bit pricy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Bird in the Corner Booth
    MommaNelson
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a 5:30 reservation for 6, including three children. They seated us at a large corner booth and were great about the fact that one member of our party was late on account of public transportation. Our waiter was helpful in ordering and undaunted by our three year old daughter reenacting Frozen with figurines on the table top. I wouldn't normally say it is a kid-friendly place, because of being fancy and expensive, but my kids loved the food and I had a great time, feeling welcome and well-cared for, and I am still thinking about that amazing flatbread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    scones
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I felt like the hollandaise was too buttery, but other people may like that. Just be forewarned. Otherwise the brunch was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was ok ..
    EastCoastGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was just ok .. portions were small and definitely not worth the price. My husband ordered a scoop of ice cream for desert .. I have never seen a scoop so small .. they should be embarrassed to serve this. I think it must have been scooped with a melon baller! We were seated at a table close to the kitchen entrance and when any of the servers went in or out, my chair was bumped (sometimes with an apology, sometimes not). That table should never have been placed there. I will say that our server was wonderful .. very informative and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eric
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place, great food. Always love coming here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Enjoyed our experience. Was a warm night, so were able to sit outside under giant umbrellas on the patio. Food and cocktails were excellent, as was the service. Very happy to have a gluten free menu, including pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Overpriced mozzarella sampler, it was good but not worth $30, also we had to purchase bread to go with it as it is only served with the mozzarella-kind of strange. Waitress was amazing, outside seating was wonderful. Architecture was beautiful-maintaining the old with new. Lasagna and calamari best I've had in long time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scampo review
    JenG
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went to Scampo for a special birthday lunch and it was wonderful. The service was great and every bite full of the food was perfectly delicious. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Always
    Hotels
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great Restaurant at all times. Great Lunch/Bar/Dinner scene. A must if you are in Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & service
    NorthCountryGirl
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I had been to Scampo twice before for dinner on the weekend and really enjoyed the excellent food, service, and lively atmosphere. I ate here for brunch last Sunday and again thought the food was amazing (try the bacon, bourbon, & maple donuts and eggs benedict!) and appreciated the excellent service. The only difference was that the restaurant was very quiet, almost deserted compared to the usual lively/trendy vibe that it has in the evenings. Regardless, I would definitely recommend this restaurant for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun w Pete, Rita n J boston
    Andy123VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Home run! Great service n food. Yummy! Makes me wish I lived in new England.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in all areas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Enjoyed lunch at Scampo recently. Scallops were perfectly cooked, tuna also excellent. Service could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything was perfect!! From the food, to the wine, to the service! Will definitely go again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    PippaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We've eaten at scampo before- we even hag or wedding at the hotel and our wedding brunch at the restaurant- and while normally the food and service is exceptional, this visit was very disappointing. We were seated in the side room which was freezing and felt very rundown compared to the rest of the restaurant, lIke we were an afterthought. Everything we ordered sounded inventive and delicious like scampo food usually is but all lacked flavor. I would hesitate before going back despite past positive experiences. I fear they're getting lazy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great meal in former jail
    Nomossundermyfeet
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    have been here several times. This time they were able to accommodate our group of four on short notice, which I really appreciated. it was really last minute and there was a huge convention in town. anyway, the food is always fantastic here. pasta is made on site; pizzas are incredible. one of us had steak and loved it; another had salmon and devoured it; i had an off-the-menu mushroom risotto and would have licked the plate were that acceptable. Our server was patient and very helpful. The only drawback is it gets SO NOISY! So, I would not recommend it for anyone with hearing issues because we literally were shouting our conversation by the end of dinner. Be sure to check out the Alibi Lounge and the more casual place, Clink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Some of the best Italian food I have ever had. The pasta is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing evening at Scampo
    MeaganVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to Scampo in the past year and it was incredibly flat. Our service for the evening was very average - he was friendly, but very busy. This meant we often had empty cocktails and water. The calamari app was not special at all, the carpaccio and mozzarella appetizer was mediocre. The swordfish entree was actually terrible. On top of all or this the meal was very expensive. Scampo and the Liberty Hotel seem to have lost its edge. We will not be back anytime soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful. Love every bite! Great menu. Even better, each bite is delicious and unique. We love Scampo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    AnneMicheleVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I took a colleague to Scampo for a business dinner. We opted to sit outside on the patio. Great place to dine. We had one of the signature breads, the fish special (which was amazing and chocolate chip cookies. This is definitely a spot where the cool kids hang out. Great food, attentive service, great ambience. A winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast Moving Perfection
    LocalCitizen
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Interesting venue in the old jail, inspiring menu with thorough descriptions by competent waiters and reasonably priced nice wine list. Sitting at the "kitchen bar" is a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    Fatherof5
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is excellent although pricey. The open kitchen offers views of the behind the scenes action. Service was also excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Scampo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A great buzzing restaurant in the Liberty Hotel which is a great setting. Very noisy so not really the best place for a quiet romantic meal. Food very good although portions are a bit on the smalller side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • 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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    • 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.