Scalo Italian Restaurant
Due to extremely limited seating capacity, reservations are highly recommended. We have a fully covered patio with partial glass/wall enclosure and a built-in heating system. We also supplement heating with portable heaters.
We respectfully request that should your plans change, please cancel/modify your reservation at the earliest. This allows other guests on the waiting list, to confirm their plans.
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i migliori saluti!
Post Festival Tango Dinner by Amilonga & Scalo$30.00 per personPrepaid
Nov 8, 2021 onlyJoin us at SCALO for a Milonga and Dinner! November 8 : 6PM- 9PM 3 Course Pre-Fixe Dinner - $30 Per Person (Plus Tax and Gratuity) MENU - House Salad - Choice of Truffle Tagliatelle(Veg)/Crispy Salmon/Chicken Gigli Pesto (Gluten Free Available) - Choice of Tiramisu/Cannoli - A glass of Sangria/White-Wine/Red-Wine Scalo will be reserved exclusively for this event only. The doors will open at 5:30 and you may order a pre-dinner cocktails from our full bar! Seating choices include main dining room or our heated outdoor patio. Reservation is required and seating will be first come first served basis. Please note that due to organizational constraints, the reservation is non-refundable after November 1st. Vaccination proof mandatory!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Exceptional food and wine. Service was excellent. We dined outside si the noise from Central was too much at times. However the large overhead heater was fantastic and made eating outside really pleasant.
We ate Burrata and grilled octopus for appetizers. They were great. Dinner was the veal chop. It was the best I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to eat it again! Bry was our server and she was excellent.
Last night in town before heading home & made a spur of the moment decision to spend my birthday at Scalo. It was a great decision. We were welcomed into the restaurant & seated promptly.
Both my husband & I throughly enjoyed our entrées, appetizer, & the extensive wine list. One of the best Italian meals we have had in years. The waitstaff was friendly, professional & attentive. A truly wonderful way to end our vacation.
We went for the special $60 meal before the Italian Film Festival movie at National Dance Institute. We had a lovely Tuscan Red (got a whole bottle), salad, bread, Salmon and asparagus on a bed of creamy risotto. We were stuffed so took our huge piece of Tiramisu home. It was soooo good! We highly recommend Scalo. We are glad you are back!
Loved it! Great food. Friendly server. And the special $60 menu for two people was a GREAT value for money. My friend and I liked it so much, we talked about going again the next day!!!
We celebrated a birthday and everything was wonderful. From Alyssa’s service to the Burata appetizer, the entrees, desert and wine selection the four of us had a great time and all enjoyed the food and the evening
My birthday celebration with friends could hardly have been better. The pulpo special appetizer was tender and tasty, perfectly (lightly) grilled with sensuous butter and garlic dressing the pre-cut morsels. The stuffed veal chop that followed was near as big as my head, with a luscious, mushroom-laden, dark demi-glace to highlight the meat-and-fresh-mozzarella flavors underlying it. The rest of the table swooned over the perfectly pillowy gnocchi, the gigli chicken pesto, and a personal-size pepperoni pizza.
Our server, a cheerful lass originally from Brooklyn, brought her New Yawk Italian sass to the party, while providing highly professional and properly attentive (i.e., not over-hovering) ministrations that let us chat, laugh and lounge without spending the whole night at it.
I'll come back. if you try the place, I think you will, too.
Havent been to scalo’s in years. Everything was great, just didn’t feel worth the high cost.
Two of the four orders came out wrong - not what my friends ordered. The waiter said it was our fault because we accepted the plates, but we didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. However, one entree was cold so we sent it back. He was nice and said that he would remove the cold entree from the bill. Instead of taking off that entree, he took off the lowest price entree. That’s not right.
One of the waitress’ voice is loud and carries across the room. Great waitstaff. Our waitress offered which appetizers would be good for our table and made out decision much easier!
Scalo is always a great place to eat and this has not changed with the new owners. The staff is very nice and helped us pick out a bottle of wine for my friend's birthday. The patio is a good option for those who are concerned about eating indoors and the tables are spaced apart.
Scalo was fantastic! Ambiance, service, and food were all really just wonderful. I am hit or miss with pesto, I either love it or hate it, but I took a chance on the chicken pesto dish and I was not disappointed. It was the best pesto I have ever had! We will definitely be returning!
We have always loved Scalo. It's our "neighborhood" restaurant, and has had a superb reputation with us and everyone. Our dinner was terrible. My kale salad looked wonderful but was completely tasteless because the dressing had no zip to it. My short rib pasta had fatty short ribs, far too many, glutenous sauce (far too much), and it was all poorly seasoned with too much salt. My companion's entree was a pasta dish with chicken he said tasted "day old" - it was dry inside. This is the third time I have enthusiastically made reservations at Scalo and come away disappointed. The fabulous chef that was there for a while after reopening has been replaced by one who hasn't got the touch. I'm sorry to submit such a negative review, but I hope Scalo gets a better chef (this was a Wednesday night) so we can return to what was our favorite restaurant in Albuquerque. Right now, I will not recommend it to anyone. :(
Overall very good. We had a nice table by the window. We had a bit of everything. Salad, Pizza, Pasta and Fish. My Tagliatelle was outstanding. Gave a 4 starts instead of 5 for just a couple minor criticisms: Margarita Pizza was more of a cheese pizza than margarita - but still good. And the risotto under the salmon was a bit salty. Overall recommend!
Thanks you for your kind review. We have made a note of your issues and will address them. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon!
There were 4 of us for dinner last night. All were satisfied Greatly Good food great staff and a really great manager Chuck and great owners
Thanks John for your kind review! We are glad that your visit was great!
Service was slow, waiter rude and despite having a reservation our table was given away so we were stuck in an undesirable area. Bolognese way too salty; won’t be back
Dear Foodie, Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed that your visit was so unsatisfactory. We can not make any excuses for bad service ad will address this with our staff. We sincerely hope that you will give us another chance to make amends. Thanks again!
Lovely outdoor brunch experience. Attentive and friendly staff.
Thank you Kjch for your kind review!
Server was very green and knew almost nothing about the menu. Wrong drinks delivered; every question required them to leave and check with someone else; every entree delivered to the incorrect recipient. My entree was missing several ingredients from the listing on the menu; I understand shortages and supply challenges, but when you print the menu daily, you have the opportunity to update as these challenges present themselves. All other entrees were fine but nothing to write home about. I spoke with the manager prior to asking for check, they didn’t comp a single drink or even our dessert. This is nothing like the old Scalo, which is a shame. Will not return.
Dear Michaellea, Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed that your visit was less than satisfactory. We will take some more time in training our new staff so that the service and food is at the level expected of a fine dining restaurant. We sincerely hope that you will give us another chance in future to make amends. Thanks again!
Excellent meal - best Italian restaurant in Albuquerque and service is attentive but not excessive.
Thanks Suggie for your kind review!
Great evening on the patio. Staff was very attentive and enjoyable
Thank you for your kind review! We have added a few more noteworthy wines to our list recently. Hope to see you again soon!
My food and wine expert who served me, Arnaldo, was a great person and I will ask for him again when I return to Scalo! The food was so great, I could have been eating it in Florence, Italia!! The patio was covered, which was nice in the rain, and it was open to provide plenty of air circulation! The views of the mountains was great from the patio! I highly recommend this restaurant! Everyone (the hostess and all who stopped by my table) were very nice!!
Thank you for your wonderful review! Hope to see you again soon! Grazie mille!
Driving through the area and stayed at a Marriott. They recommended this restaurant to us which is located in a really cute section of town…. Nob Hill. Give us exactly what we were looking for after a full day of driving a car across the country. Outside patio in perfect weather with excellent service by our waitress Alicia. There are glass partitions that surround the outdoor patio to keep noise level down. The outdoor lighting gave it the perfect ambience. There’s a lot to do in this neighborhood and afterwords we walked the street and found more entertainment. It was a great dinner with awesome food and craft cocktails.
Thank you for your kind review! Hope to see you again on your next visit to Albuquerque! Grazie Mille!
We loved our dinner at Scalo! So glad it’s back…new and improved in every aspect! Wonderful service…we will definitely be back regularly!
Thanks Courtney for your kind review! See you again soon! Grazie Mille!
The ambiance is beautiful after restoration of interieur and the new owner came to our table to introduce himself. Very appreciated and nice.
The girl on the entrance to meet you and bring you to your table is very attentive and nice, as is everybody in the restaurant.
Our server Sergio, was very informative and stayed very friendly and upbeat. We where not in a hurry and he had patience all the time.
The food was great, the antipasto, the Chilean sea bass , salmon and pasta where excellent, even as our drinks.
Well done to the kitchen staff and all the people who work there!
Great atmosphere and good food
While this was not our first return visit following the reopening of Scalo Italian Restaurant, it was a delightful time with excellent food. It was not possible when the reservation was made to specifically request outdoor seating, but it was available when we arrived. A nearby party was a little loud, but we were able to communicate all right, nonetheless. Perhaps one of the most enjoyable parts of the dining experience this time was the superb attentiveness of Arnoldo as an outstanding, friendly, informed and congenial wait person. I'll ask for him when I return and invite others to do the same. But the wait staff was genuine and well trained, because when I had a particular need, another wait staff member who was passing by came immediately to my assistance. For me, a nice dining experience is about far more than the food. It's the combination of food, setting, ambiance, service and much more (including ease of parking). Thanks to everyone on the staff at Scalo Italian Restaurant who contributed to a delightful dining experience!
Birthday. Great staff!! Great Food!
Our waiter Arnoldo was exceptional!
Two of our three entrees were way too salty.
We had an issue with our reservation but it was corrected which was appreciated. Service was very good. They food was very good but not very generous portions for the price.
The new version of Scalo is very welcome back, with an elegant and more casual vibe and lots of patio seating. The food was excellent. Prices a bit high. We'll be back.
We went to Scalo for a special occasion and were very pleased with the remodeling they accomplished last year. As always service and food were excellent.
Food was a big disappointment. Tasted like some of it was premise and heated up. Totally unlike previous version of Scalos. Wait staff not very experienced. The table next to is sent their cocktails back. Would not go back again. Big waste of money. Quite expensive and food was below par.
Arnaldo was amazing!
What a great place.
The food was delicious and the service was pleasant and attentive.
Definitely a favorite eatery.
The noise from Central is very unpleasant. You should start complaining to the mayor and city council.
First time in the new era after years of enjoying Scalo. It was not disappointing. Same fantastic dining experience.
Waited a bit before being noticed
Service was then rushed I used to have nice dinners 🥘 here, but not this time very disappointed: this was not the best especially for the price you pay…
Great restaurant. Everything on the menu is excellent. Would definitely recommend.
Nice dinner experience being on the patio since it was way too cold inside! Service & salmon & chicken pesto was great however took an hour to get our food after being seated….
Scalp is and has always been very good. Duck breast was outstanding. Service was good but a little slow.
Scalo Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 522-3800.
Scalo Italian Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.
Scalo Italian Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/scalo/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.