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Scalo Italian Restaurant

4.5
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29 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Scalo is now open!
It has been one long and eventful journey to rejuvenate this legendary place. But it is all done now and we are welcoming back the loyal patrons to discover this new life of Scalo. With fully renovated interior, renewed menu and refined service we are here to please you!
Currently we are only open for dinner 4-10PM daily, under limited seating capacity. Reservations are recommended. We also have happy hour 4-5:30PM Monday to Thursday.
Thanks a lot for all your support and best wishes! We couldn't have done this without your continued encouragement!!!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant was excellent but they could not process my Open Table reward that I brought in a CB printed form.

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LupeS
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and vibe! This was my first time there since they reopened under new management and I will definitely return. I appreciated that the chef came out to talk to the diners. He recommended the branzino "puttanesca" and he did not steer me wrong. It was excellent!

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PickyABQ
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at Scalo again and see its new incarnation. Our server and all the staff we encountered were very friendly and professional. The food was wonderful. I had the wild boar-mushroom papardelle and the beet salad; my boyfriend had the caprese, I think, and the gnocchi of the day. Delicious!

The wait staff should be sure their masks fit properly so they aren't touching them all the time (ew) and that the masks don't slip down below the nostrils.

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AmyH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great food. We arrived just after a downpour and got to watch a rainbow over the Sandias and then the mountains turn pink. The food was delicious- we had a huge crab cake as an appetizer, pasta dishes, and a memorable tiramisu.

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Walte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with amazing service. Nice covered outdoor seating area

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AGill
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've been going to Scalo since it first opened way back when. I have to say, their food is the best it's ever been. The new owners have brought in an amazing chef from the Amalfi Coast and the food is superb. Get the crab cakes, any of the fish dishes, and the steak is fantastic. Enjoy!

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vipTravelmama
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting outside at Scalo twice in the last ten days has been one of the most enjoyable times I've had since the beginning of the pandemic. While the tables are properly spaced and all safety protocols are being followed, there is still a feeling of normalcy--even celebration--in dining here. The food is delicious and varied, with many interesting options at different price points. Both the new owner and the new chef circulate among the tables to make sure everyone is satisfied. The wine list is excellent. Just an all-around delight!

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joeH
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

It was very hot even with the fans. And noisy. Our waitress was slow to acknowledge us and pretty much ignored us all night. The food however was very good. Our only quibble was the tomato salad with too many cherry tomatoes and needed some mozzarella

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DannyM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels were excellent..the ahi tuna was outstanding, the fillet was supreme and desert was very good !!!!!!! Thanks 🙏

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vipSage
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and ambiance were good. Wife's steak was quite rare, though ordered medium, Nice touch was Chef personally brought it out second time. Support service was great, primary waiter, not so much.

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vipAnnD
New Mexico
49 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I enjoyed a dinner at Scalo a couple of weeks ago and wanted to return for a meal. I reserved a table and let them know it was our anniversary. I though we would be on the covered portion of the patio, but there was a wine dinner that night that I wasn't aware of. So we were on the uncovered patio, which was fine. The weather was nice. But the service was a bit thin that night. We placed our order and about 20 minutes or so later I was told my choice was not available. I had a second choice already to go, so no big deal. But my husband had the same thing he ordered a couple of weeks ago, which he raved about. And this time it was just ok. It was the Osso Buco. I think the service we had and the attention they paid was just so wonderful that first time back that we were expecting the same and it just didn't compare. We will try their patio again though. We like to support local restaurants through these hard times.

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vipJanetH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have Scalo back in the neighborhood. Great place for drinks and food.

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HoneyChile
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to have Scalo started up again and the patio open! Well spaced tables and good service, masked appropriately. Wine, appetizers and entrees all exceptionally delicious; As we expected, a tad pricey, but worth it. We were on the patio which has a roof and many fans, & a plexiglass partial enclosure. It was surprisingly loud, the sound seemS to Bounce between the glass windows & plexiglass So not great for romantic or close conversation, But still great to Place to eat a special
Meal...

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Felt normal in these Covid times

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vipNMDaughter
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating our anniversary. It was a move touch to see the chef mingle with tables. I only wish that our anniversary was somehow recognized.

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vipSassyPants
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we’ve found since moving to ABQ last January.

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks you for your kind words! See you soon. I migliori saluti!

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Maggie
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good first experience at the newly reopened Scalo. Very gracious and personable conversation/visits to our table table by new the owner and the jovial chef made the experience so enjoyable. Food was good and service was ok - server mixed up order a couple of times so timing of a couple entrees and a dessert was off. But will definitely go back!

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Dear Maggie, Thanks for your feedback. We have taken note of your comments and will definitely improve our service for your next visit. Best Regards!

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DanielaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so glad to see Scalo back, and its new iteration does not disappoint. the food, wine, and service was fantastic. They have expanded the patio, and this has to be one of the most "normal-feeling" restaurants in all of Albuquerque right now. Give them business during these difficult times--I highly recommend it!

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Ciao Daniela! Thanks for your complements and support. We love our locals! I migliori saluti!

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vipOldCustomers
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We LOVE that Scalo has reopened! Bravo to the new owners! Food was delicious!

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks for your support and ind words! See you soon again and we'll make it even better. Grazie Mille!

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vipRonn
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall outstanding experience.

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks Ronn! Hope to see you again soon. Grazie Mille!

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Robert
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We've been enjoying great meals at Scalo's for 25 years. So glad it's back, better than ever.

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks Robert. It is great to hear from longtime Scalo customers that we are doing a worth job. Best Regards!

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vipLovesTapas
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “new” Scalo is lovely! Must try! Support them on the patio starting Monday.

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PeterS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dinner out: food, service both excellent. The entire wait staff, the chef, the owner, all seem dedicated to making the restaurant a wonderful experience and they are succeeding.

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you Peter for your kind words. Hope to see you soon again. Best Regards!

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vipAnnD
New Mexico
50 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were so happy to hear that Scalo has reopened. And we heard good things prior to our visit. We were not disappointed. The food, the wine list, the service, were all top notch. We were visited by a manager and a chef to see how our meal was. Really refreshing evening after cooking at home for so long due to social distancing mandates. We hope to return and eat on the patio again soon.

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LauraF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So very happy to have this beloved restaurant back in the neighborhood!! The new owners have done an excellent job updating and revamping Scalo while keeping the feeling of home intact!! Bravo!!!

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you Laura for your complements. See you again soon. Best Regards!

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Rick
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The menu is new. Would appreciate more northern Italian options. Food was very good.
The service was not good. Server failed to tell us of any specials. Failed to provide us with bread. Our water drinks stayed empty more than twice. Server brought us the wrong wine selection.

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks Rick for your comments. We are sorry that we didn't meet the standard of excellence that we are striving for. We have taken a note of our shortcomings and will ensure that your next visit better than this one. I migliori saluti!

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vipToddS
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Triumphant return! Better than ever, every course, drink, service, all the best in ABQ. Plus the new digs looks really good, they have done an amazing job- a must try!

Scalo Italian Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks Todd! We are glad that we measured up to your expectations. Best Regards!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Mediocre all around

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vipComer7
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Mediterranean Sea Bass and it was delicious. The Octopus appetizer was good. Owner came by our table to welcome us to the new Scalo's. He is an excellent host. We sat in the patio and celebrated my wife's birthday.

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