Scopa Neighbourhood Italian
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian

Scopa Neighbourhood Italian

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scopacalgary.com/
  • Phone: 4032762030
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sheldon Guindon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22 Avenue N
  • Public Transit: CTS #3 stops right across the Centre Street from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have two private lots on the property (one on the north side and one on the south side). There is also plenty of street parking in the area.
A word from Scopa Neighbourhood Italian
Scopa is a lively Italian-inspired neighbourhood restaurant located in the heart of the Tuxedo Park Community in Calgary. Community is at our core and we work hard to create an atmosphere where our guests are received as if going somewhere familiar, just as you would find in small town eateries all over Italy.

Chef Sheldon Guindon seeks out seasonally fresh, local ingredients and allows them to shine in boldly-flavored contemporary Italian preparations with an emphasis on simplicity. We match our culinary offerings with a hand-selected wine list, served by knowledgeable, friendly, and genuine food and wine enthusiasts.

Really, we just love to eat and drink fine things and share them with our friends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (32)kid-friendly (27)special occasion (26)great for lunch (20)notable wine list (19)romantic (15)hot spot (14)late-night find (11)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great time and food was great and prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new Restaurant
    Bubba
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Samuel the Server was amazing. Very knowledgeable and very attentive. Thank you again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scopa gem
    DJSdine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We both had the special risotto brimming full with seafood. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Diva4food
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had the family style dinner and it was amazing and so yummy! My new favorite place for Italian food. Great service and kid friendly. If you have not been, you need to go!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    foodluverVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was our first time to Scopa - love the decor and ambiance of the restaurant. Good choices for wine, both by the bottle or by the glass. The food was delicious!!! Both my guest and I choose a pasta dish - it was cooked perfectly. The menu choices highlight local and fresh ingredients; some very creative combinations. Small kinks are still being worked out with the serving staff - our waitress did not know they had a lunch special but that will get worked out quickly- at teh time we went, the restaurant hadn't even been open a week. We will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful New Restaurant
    Annie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This new restaurant is in the northwest which is to my liking. The food was interesting and tasty. Service was wonderful. The restaurant is next door to an Italian market so my friend and I visited the market after lunch. This was our first visit there and were delighted with the market as well as the restaurant. An extra bonus! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We didn't have a lot of time - had to be somewhere for 7:00 - felt a little rushed to decide what to eat, etc. Everything was great! Next time we'll relax more, have more time and thoroughly enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent neighborhood restaurant
    fromthehood
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had dinner at Scopa on Tuesday. Appetizers and main were delicious and perfectly timed. As it was a beautiful evening, we sat outside. Our waiter was personable and made excellent menu suggestions. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ah...Mazing!!!!!
    OhMyGod
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've often eaten at Lina's when visiting Calgary, and we were pleasantly surprised to find (they) a new restaurant next door. Food, drinks, dessert, atmosphere and prices were all amazing. We expect to come back again. We can already boast having friends booking reservations purely based on pictures and reviews placed on our Facebook and Twitter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANARdine
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Nice little Italian restaurant. Food was good, nice ambience. Definitely not kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    service weas excellent, all the food was amazaing, watress gave us an excellent wine choice. Lamb was tough though and very fatty. The only hiccup in an otherwise prefect experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Calgary Letdown .....
    Engineary
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We loved Boccavino (the restaurant that was in this space) for it's consistent, down-to-earth Italian fare. And we had had heard good things about Scopa. For us though, it was a terribly off night for the kitchen. One of two appetizers came out cold (bruschetta). One main (lamb shoulder) that tough, fatty, and served on a bed of cool, bitter roasted cauliflower puree. The second main was an amazing lasagna served cold. And oddly, I'd already seen two lasagna plates go back to the kitchen, and mentioned it to the server (as in, please make sure mine is done right!). We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superb food
    janiluna
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    4 of us went on the spur of the moment - we enjoyed everything we ordered from drinks to pane, antipasta, pasta and dessert - can't wait to go back and try some of the other things on the menu; our waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Snydes
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We love the location, and the atmosphere. The wine list was great, lots to chose from in all price ranges. The service was a little slow, I think they were a little under staffed when we were there. The food was good, but not mind blowing. We'll definately go back, because the location is great and convinient, and maybe they were just having an off day with the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great casual dining
    DJSdine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our party of 7 greatly enjoyed Scopa. Only 2 of of our group had dined here before and we all enjoyed the meal and our great server. Great food wine and desserts. We will be back and so will our guests including those from out of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, exceptional service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was excellent, however, one of the meals was very heavy on the onions without having listed them in the meal ingredients. The service was exceptional and I have never had a more personable, friendly, and supportive waiter. He answered all of our questions, was attentive without being annoying and went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian food!
    ktscarlett
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A friend and I had lunch here on July 20, 2014. The food was excellent; tasty and appealingly prepared. The funghi pizza was delicious! The service was very good, and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely be back! Thank you, Scopa!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice atmosphere, average food
    pldffc
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thought the food was decent but have had better Italian for the price. Our group of 3 all had the specials (1 pasta, 2 risotto) so maybe regular menu items would have been better. We may try it again as it's conveniently located for us. It wasn't bad, just not overly memorable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To much change to quick, perhaps
    Solissy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have been coming to this place since it was Tino's 30 Years ago, I loved that even though the place has been sold a few times, they always kept the Authentic Italian taste. That is now gone, unfortunately you will see that a lot of Italians will give it a try like we did but will not return. The food is very canadianized too modern, the menu change was to much too quick. We felt like we were at a restaurant chain right away. Loved the renos has that look if a restaurant in New York City. With that being said, I'm a Busy Real Estate Agent with my office on 4 St and 24th NW, always brought my clients for lunch there, now we'll have to to D'aguidos down the street...Sorry I'm very honest about my opinion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    robbieref
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was terrific, service was fairly good, but spotty when you needed something. Large portions and great tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Whatever1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had higher hopes when Scopa replaced Boccavino. I was disappointed with the menu selections, the pricing and the food itself. I ordered the bruschetta and Caesar salad, and was very disappointed with both. The bruschetta was on focaccia bread (way too thick and soft, was listed on menu as crustini) and needed more garlic. I did enjoy the goat cheese spread under the bruschetta, but that was the best part of it. The Caesar salad needed more dressing, and a tastier dressing at that. I was just disappointed in Scopa period.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jenn54321
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great service and delicious food! A great addition to the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return
    Angeljuliet00
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I read many negative reviews on urbanspoon about this gem but truly it was amazing! They accommodated our groups allergies so easily you would think they didn't serve anythjng else! We will be returning often!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were fans of Boccavino's and were loking forward to the new format. We were diappaointed and will not returnt to this restaurant. For a venue billed as neighborthood italian it sure missed the mark. There is nothing neighborly about this place. Our server was friendly, when we saw him, service was slow, manager had to bring bill, food was deliverd by a server who basically dropped the dishes on the table. No bread to start the meal, no frsh pepper to add flavour, pasta on the main dish was dry, and cold. $28 main dish, while tasty, did not have any plate appeal at all. Seemd to loose interest in us after I had one overpriced glass of wine and then declined to order any more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food
    EatOutAlotVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Three of us wanted to try out this newly opened Italian restaurant. We had ordered the following for appetizers: meatballs, saffron risotto cakes and the focaccia bread. All items were very tasty and the portions were good. I would recommend all these items. For entrees two of us ordered the Spaghetti alla Carbonara and the third person ordered the Garganelli. The entrees again were good size portions and full of flavor. We ended up taking leftovers. My first choice for an entrée was the lasagna and was told that they ran out. (I found this surprising since it is an Italian restaurant and it was only 6:30 pm.) I will be coming back to Scopa for sure to try other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fabulous food! I had the risotto and it was delightful. My guest had the manzo and loved it. Thank you, Scopa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Matty
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had read the reviews, and we were a bit worried about trying Scopa - but not a single bad review was correct in our opinion. The service was exceptional. The food was delicious and the prices are very fair for the quality and portion sizes. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a date night out.
    SusanYYC
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Pizza is brilliant and great service. I will definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level
    winesmellyehVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Not energetic but "loud", significantly reducing the ambiance. Large group was very loud that evening. Not a great experience. Might want to restrict number at a table, otherwise go somewhere where they offer a room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joonie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A busy place, perhaps because it's newly opened. Don't go with the crowd to avoid high noise levels and sloppy service. Food was okay but nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PSangster
    PSangster
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is our favorite place to go to!! It is in our neighborhood, so nice and close. Love the new look, the new menu, food is great! The staff are wonderful. A must go to!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible. Would NOT recommend it!
    Willnotreturn
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Service was very slow, although there were only diners at two other tables. Server was somewhat rude when I suggested the calamari was dry & asked for a sauce. She brought humus... (with calamari??). The portions were small for the price. I was very surprised to know Scopa has the same owners as Bonterra.(One of my favourite restaurants with consistently great food). I will not return to Scopa, nor will I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    Hlapuz
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great menu and excellent service. We took my Father to Scopa for his bday and we all enjoyed our meals. They have a wonderful wine list and the food was excellent. Great new place to dine in Calgary. The pizza is delicious. And is also kid friendly. Good for family dining and for big groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe it was an off night?
    Margit
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for Father's Day and the place was packed. Took over ran hour to get our food, which was nothing special, waiters seems flustered. The host was very apologetic and comped our desserts which were delicious, but to top everything off when they came out the waiter brought us each half a cup of coffee and told us a fresh pot was brewing - very strange.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food, but overpriced.
    letstrythatplace
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I had mixed feelings about Scopa, being that they took over the space from my beloved Boccavino...but I'm always game for a new restaurant. The space is renovated nicely (I will admit, boccavino needed that), and it's a nice warm atmosphere with very polite/pro service staff (our guy was excellent). Food was good...along the same lines as most other "non chain" Italian places. A few more trendy ingredients thrown in (boar bacon, etc), but honestly nothing to justify their crazy prices. My wife had a linguine dish with scallops and shrimp ($28!). It was good, but most similar places would have been ~$10 cheaper for the same dish. I don't mind paying for great food one bit...but this wasn't worth the price of admission.
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  • Underwhelmed
    whynotitalian
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I ordered a cheese/meat platter served with the water crackers, that was nice although the mortadella was a bit dried out around the edges. He ordered the salumi pizza and said it was good, not great but good. I am a carbonara lover but the dish served to me on Friday was way too salty and the pasta was undercooked. This place was recommended by a friend and I have to say I was totally disappointed. Overall it lacked the "freshness" that good italian places have.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    A very creative menu - everything we had was beautifully cooked and was presented with flair. My husband had the rotisserie chicken, which was tender and juicy and HUGE! I had the trout, which was an exquisite combination of flavours and textures. We were delighted with our experience and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worse than expected
    StillHungry
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    From the beginning the problems started. the menu was very limited and printed so small that you could not read it anyways. The ladies want to leave immediately as they did not see anything appealed to them on the menu. When the food arrived ,the portions were so small it was unbelievable especially for the amount of money they charged. The cheese sticks were awful. The bill came and we were charged more than printed in the menu and had to be corrected. This wanna be Italian restaurant has a long ways to go to earn our business. Luckily Calgary has so many awesome italian restaurants we don't need to go back to this one.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a wonderful experience.
    OddB
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great place to have wine, dinner and meet friends. Enjoyed our night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad noise problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Enjoyed the new addition to the neighbourhood & enjoyed the food but it seems they've chosen to join the recent trend toward industrial design...which really means, keep it noisy so people don't hang out. Could barely carry on a conversation on a recent busy Friday night. Will not rush back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.