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Scapa Italian Kitchen
Scapa Italian Kitchen

Scapa Italian Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scapaitaliankitchen.com/
  • Phone: (630) 323-7000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Kitchen) Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am (Bar) Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Special Events & Promotions: Scapa Italian Kitchen is pleased to announce our private party events. Memorable get-togethers begin with attentive and careful planning. Our team will work with you to design a distinctive menu that expertly complements food and wine.

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  • Parking: No
A word from Scapa Italian Kitchen
The ambiance and aroma of delicious Italian cuisine make Scapa Italian Kitchen an obvious favorite among Chicago area residents. Located in the heart of downtown Clarendon Hills, Scapa is a flurry of hospitality. Between the remarkable food, chic and elegant dining room, lively bar and exceptional service, Scapa is the perfect choice for a simple night out or for a special occasion. Just step through the door and you will become mesmerized by the world of Scapa. Refined dishes exhibit an extraordinary blend of bold flavors and fresh ingredients. Soft lighting enhances the exquisite decor and contributes to a timeless quality. Scapa is an impeccable combination of old-world sensibilities and a contemporary fashion in both the cuisine and the interior design. We warmly welcome you to our downtown Clarendon Hills restaurant. Come in and see why Scapa is considered a gem in the Western suburbs.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "While the atmosphere, food & wine were enjoyable, the service was very intrusive. We were rushed thru every course, dishes being cleared if any one of us looked like we were almost finished. We dine fairly often as a group of four or six, and enjoy catching up with each other. It was impossible to relax with the waitstaff all over us."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A group of 4: we had appetizers Rissoto with scallops, very good. Eggplant rolls also, very good and baked clams loved them. 2 fish dinners, rigatoni and lobster ravioli. All good but, my one complaint they could ease up on the salt. Desserts I'd pass on. Lemon bars but they had an aluminum taste and spumoni that was crystalized. I'd go back,"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Drove a half hour to eat here. Great food, great service. Tony the very nice, professional owner stopped by our table to see how our service and meal was. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a fine restaurant food and service are outstanding! !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Checked Open Table and decided to take a chance with a new place. What a great place, friendly staff and delicious food. Brooke was our server and appeared with great timing. The beef short ribs with pappardelle - WOW! We will be back. BTW, live music on Fridays."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I often dine in the bar for half price appetizers. Tonight we brought a couple of older friends to dine in the main restaurant where we had a great time. We could talk comfortably at the table. The wait staff was prompt, friendly, but not overbearing. Food is excellent. The veal parmigiana is outstanding. I had perfectly cooked scallops with the best risotto in Chicago. Tony, the owner, works the room so everyone feels as if they are visiting his home."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The host was great, found my son and I a nice table with a TV so he could watch the World Cup. Very accommodating on a busy Friday night!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is friendly, food is excellent, service is outstanding. The chicken limone is awesome. Nice wine list."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Alaskan Halibut was super fresh and wonderfully prepared. All their dishes are ver tasty, and moderately priced. Very enjoyable dining."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Was a very good food and drinks. We advised them it was anniversary and they gave us special seating and more. Was not crowded but busy on the friday evening we went. Loved the food and the service."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places! The owners are fantastic! They make a point of coming out to greet the customers and ask their opinions. They also make things right when there is any problem with your experience. We had a slight wait to get our drink order taken, only 10 or 15 minutes, so the owners gave us our first round on them. The food is also fantastic! I have been here on multiple occasions and have ordered many different items from the menu and each one is better than the last! I would recommend for everyone to try Scapa for a total dining experience. I even recommend if you want going up there to watch a sporting event and grab some drinks and snacks with friends!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I have to be fair. I went to Scapa around 8 years ago when they were at a different location, it was a tiny place. The food and the ambience was outstanding. I just went for Mothers day and found they changed locations. They moved to a bigger place which is a good thing, however the service was horrible. They were really backed up. Our food took an hour and 20 minutes to arrive. The manager came out (I think it was the manager, he didn't identify himself) and apologized and comped our deserts. Every table waited an enormous amount of time. I will go there again just because I feel like they were busy because of a holiday. The food was good. Just go there when you are not rushed just in case this is the norm but I highly doubt it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the first time for my wife, son & I at this establishment. A new find for us that we will be returning too. This place has a great staff and awesome food!! Enjoyed every minute spent there. A huge drink menu to choose from. Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Ok, so first and foremost, I did a lot of research online before going there on mothers day. It got a lot of good reviews online. But the restaurant I went to WAS NOT at all like the reviews I read. I was so disappointed. Our server sucked, the food was dry, overcooked, and way to salty!! The ambience was nice, but that's it. Oh, and there tiramisu was actually really good, but I didn't go there got dessert. Again, thoroughly disappointed!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went to Scapa's for Mother's Day. Excellent food & service, which we have experienced every time we have dined there. Highly recommended! Request "cabin" seating if you are a party of four or less."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family is Italian, and we cook recipes passed down over generations from Italy, so I think we have a pretty discerning palette when it comes to Italian food. We were very impressed with the quality, the service, the atmosphere at Scapa Italian Kitchen - and it is quite affordable. The menu at Scapa is extensive. Fortunately, they also offer a wide range of cocktails and wines that you can sip on while deciding what to order! We sampled five different entrees, all of which were beautifully presented and delicious and each of which was accompanied by freshly made, melt-in-your-mouth pasta. Cannoli, tiramisu, and coffee were the perfect end to the evening. Scapa is a true local gem and a new family favorite!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • " My family and myself have enjoyed dining at Scapa for quite a long, long time. We especially enjoy the Mother's Day Brunch. The Staff and management are ALL friendly and positive. The food is always excellent and the changes they have made over time have always been for the best. I, myself relax when I eat a good meal and I like to relax at Scapa. Please keep up the great work. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent. One of the best chicken limone (aka chicken picata) I have ever had. The bruschetta was also excellent. My waiter was very friendly and attentative. I liked the private tables they offer with drapery for privacy. I appreciated the fact that they offered "1/2 pour" glass of wine, at 1/2 the cost. It was a nice way to have a taste of wine with dinner without adding a lot to the bill, as well as a good idea for people who are driving. I will definitely go back! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I love the location, Food, Staff and Management. Service is always friendly and efficient. Menu changes are for the better. Please keepup the great work. Dick Pabst."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food and service were great. We were seated at a table with curtains surrounding it (it pays to make reservations!) so that helped immensely with the noise level, which was energetic. I think if we weren't there it would have been pretty noisy. Otherwise, it is a great place!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have been here lots and love it the food is wonderful"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great Italian food in relaxing setting. The Marsala is very good as well as the braised short ribs. Dinner rolls are also extremely tasty. There are several tables that can be closed of with curtains for a more quiet and private dining. Staff from the hostess to our waitress were friendly and attentive. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Never had a bad meal or experience."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I often come to Scapa for the great deal on eating in the bar on Mondays and Tuesdays. I took my family to the restaurant on Easter and the meal was outstanding. Appetizers were excellent: lobster mac and calamari fritti. My dinner of scallops with risotto was as good as eating gets. One notable thing was that there was an inadvertent spill that splashed a little on my daughter's dress. It was not a big deal, but the staff response was totally solicitous and gracious. They care about providing a great experience. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were so very pleasantly surprised to find this spot not 15 minutes from where we live. And I must admit, our expectations were not high. What a great surprise, we're so happy to add this spot to our neighborhood repertoire. Food was great from appetizers to soup to entrees. Service was impeccable. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great food - many choices. The table was in an curtained very private setting. Very romantic"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Open Table was easy to use and Scapa is a great restaurant!! We've been there before and have enjoyed it every time."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Everything from the service to the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Don't expect quiet, romantic. But do expect good food. Tony the owner makes a point to visit each table to check on your experience. Grilled calamari great but it is a bit spicy for those that are concerned. Not all pastas are made on premises but their 8 finger cavatelli is and I enjoyed it immensely with the arrabiata sauce. Chicken parmesan was good. Wasn't thin but very moist. Bread is served with a butter or oil on top but you can get it plain. Wanted to order a half chicken dish but they were out of chicken at that point. Didn't make sense for a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food had a wonderful night!!!! We will be back soon"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We love this place! The food is great, and the staff and management really care about everyone having a great experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great Italian fare! And what a wide range of choices! We started with grilled calamari and it was delicious. Not need for a dipping sauce. My veal was tender and flavorful. Wonderful wine assortments and very reasonable prices. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Scapa was a perfect restaurant to celebrate our 34th anniversary :) It was recommended by a friend, and we are so glad we tried it! Food was fantastic, service was attentive, wine list was on target for what we wanted, and the bananas foster desert was a delightful finish. We will return, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a super-good meal in an upscale setting tucked into a charming community town."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My wife and I each picked a delicious wine from the extensive wine list. The Capri salad was fresh and unique, using purple tomatoes. Entree's were reasonably priced and also delicious. My wife's salmon was perfectly prepared. My Nana's Eggplant was much like Lasagna -- layered, just the right amount of cheese, and also very delicious. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I were in need of a night out, and had a couple work success to celebrate - so what was I thinking? Not cooking, and going out for Italian, of course! I was initially looking at Capri or the like, but came across some great Yelp! reviews of Scapa. I decided to give it a shot - what a great decision! My only complaint would be that the menu was a bit daunting - I'm sure they could pare it back a bit, there's a LOT there. Everything we had was great - one of the best caprese salads I've ever had, very hearty and flavorful lasagna, and tender veal were highlights - along with great wine and beer selections, and an outstanding tiramisu to cap the night off. To really seal our return, service was great - and the owner very friendly!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was outstanding"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Found Scapa on my OpenTable website when another restaurant in the area was unable to seat our large party for an 8:00 p.m. repast. I'm very glad that Scapa was able to accommodate our party of 12 because the food and the service were great. Scapa is not located on or even visible from a main street or roadway so the business it gets from non Clarendon Hills patrons has to be from word of mouth and good reviews. Scapa is an awesome restaurant to which we definitely shall return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I think this place is great for a romantic or casual dining experience. Definitely make reservations and expect to spend around $30-$40 per person. I had the seared scallops with mushroon risotto as an appetizer and a steak salad for the entree. Very delicious and service was quick. Definitely recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A great dining experience! From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed and were glad we chose Scapa. The service was friendly and helpful, the food was excellent. Try the lasagna. Very good wine at a reasonable price. The manager came by to make sure we were enjoying our dinner and we definitely were enjoying it. We will be going back to try more of the menu."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Last minute Valentine's Day reservation put us in early than I'm used to - at 5 p.m. Personal welcome from our hostess who seated us and took our coats. It was quiet early and service was good, as expected. They make nice big drinks here and the Manhattan, with instruction, was made to my preference. Scapa chopped salad and grouper over mushrooms and artichoke mix. Very very nice. Picked up by the time we left at 6:45 so that restaurant was very busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I been here a few months backs and food was really good but the service was poor. we knew we would return for the food and we did....This time the food was great the & service outstanding! Kudos! Great recovery ! We'll be back again & again!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014