Scapa Italian Kitchen
Scapa Italian Kitchen

Scapa Italian Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scapaitaliankitchen.com/
  • Phone: 6303237000
  • 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
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Special Events: 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.

Getting there

  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Scapa Italian Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)good for groups (30)romantic (30)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (27)great for outdoor dining (17)kid-friendly (15)notable wine list (14)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Outstanding birhtday celebration
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a party of 12 for a birthday celebration and everything (food, wine, service and ambiance) was great. Our group ordered a variety of dishes including the honey glazed salmon, chicken pesto, saltimbocca, chicken parmigiana, lake perch, rigatoni abruzese, spaghetti and meatballs, and other dishes. I tried several dishes and they were outstanding, particularly the rigatoni - spicy, perfectly prepared and delicious. Our waiter was exceptional- gracious, professional, knowledgeable but friendly and not superficial. The dining rooms are tastefully decorated in warm colors with a somewhat modern aesthetic. You can easily hear others talk even in a big group. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes. Entire staff was welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    Teekay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    So glad to find this lovely little neighborhood restaurant! Great ambiance, interesting and tasty food offerings and stellar service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    Comman1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been to Scapa's many times and are never disappointed. Tony the owner makes sure he visits every table when he can. Great food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehh
    Joshua
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lights flickered the whole time. Unnecessary guitar singer. Empty glasses most of the night. Terrible service. Food came out wrong.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great evening
    TrySomethingNew
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Over the last 3 months I have brought 8 friends, neighbors or business associates to Scapa on 4 separate visits. During these visits most of the people tried different entrees. Everyone love the food and said they would be coming back. Some have already come back and brought their friends. With 3 separate rooms and alfresco dining you never feel crowded. For that special occasion they even have tables behind curtains for an intimate feeling. It is nice to find a place you can bring others and not worry about the food or service. In the 10 plus times we have been here the food and the service have been superb.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ladies Night Out
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A group of friends went for dinner last Friday, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and not over-priced. Our server was friendly, but not intrusive. She even did separate checks for us. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DICK64VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    What a friendly and pleasant restaurant to visit. Food - especially the hamburgers and veal - are excellent! The social environment as well as the positive attitude of the entire staff and owners is excellent! We feel like we are having a meal with family. Dick Pabst.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to come
    Redfox127
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We took our friends and they really enjoyed it. They had music which was in the bar area. We could hear it but it was not overpowering. The waitress was friendly and had good suggestions. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    GrandGastronomy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Have eaten here for several years, never disappointed. Menu has changed recently and is even better. Try the new Steak Diane - the mushroom gravy-style sauce is delicious. Whenever family is in town we go here, start with the tasty cocktails, then on to the wide range of appetizers (try the sausage and peppers), then to the main courses - chicken, fish, steaks, pasta - service and food, like I said above, never disappointed. Priced right, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We took a group of eight -- all of us from out of town, attending a conference. This place was a real find! It smells divine from the moment you walk in the door. And the food was excellent! The calamari appetizer was the best I've had anywhere -- ever!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ideal dining
    Redfox127
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great spot to have a wonderful dinner. The service was outstanding and they were willing to make a dish that was not currently on the menu but had been in the past.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Just visited Scapa Italian Kitchen for the first time on a Sunday night. Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere is very nice. Our complaint was the slow service. We ordered 2 appetizers to start with. The second appetizer arrived well after we finished the first. Then came the long wait for our entrees. We were very surprised at the slow service since most of the tables were open.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service very good
    Tarheelborn1VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed dining at Scapa on Saturday night. Everyone was satisfied with their entrees, Lasagna, Veal Limone, Lobster Ravioli and Steak Diane. Sandy was a very attentive but not overbearing waitress...her timing was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed
    PJandAl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service
    FuzzballVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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,
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice
    Sndnman
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    mnamsapVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is a fine restaurant food and service are outstanding! !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!
    mytakeoftheplateVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    jf51VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you to the host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Seafood preparation
    MeateaterVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The Alaskan Halibut was super fresh and wonderfully prepared. All their dishes are ver tasty, and moderately priced. Very enjoyable dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Crica
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slim14u2
    Slim14U2
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 295 reviews are from the Scapa Italian Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Love Scapa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The restaurant is friendly, food is excellent, service is outstanding. The chicken limone is awesome. Nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!!
    ItalianFanactic
    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!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Frenchy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What are people talking about?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Comfortable Place
    DICK64VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Management and Staff do a GREAT JOB
    DICK64VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JMWw
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    mnamsapVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have been here lots and love it the food is wonderful
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday meal
    jf51VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RDDR
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic
    RodneyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food - many choices. The table was in an curtained very private setting. Very romantic
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Experience
    Hungry
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Open Table was easy to use and Scapa is a great restaurant!! We've been there before and have enjoyed it every time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great B-day Dinner
    Kapfoodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Everything from the service to the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate