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Tue, 6/19
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Scala's Bistro

4.4
4519 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Since 1995, Scala's Bistro has garnered a reputation for classic, elegant dining. Warm, earth tones, original murals, beaded bistro lamps, and rich, mahogany booths evoke a dramatic Old World café. Fresh, innovative, Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes enhance the Scala’s menu while continuing to pay homage to the old Scala’s favorites.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, French, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am to 10:30am - Monday - Friday
Weekend Breakfast: 8:00am to 11:30am - Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 11:30am to 3:00pm - Saturday and Sunday
Lunch: 11:30am to 3:00pm - Daily
Light Fare: 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Daily
Dinner Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, 5:15pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:15pm – 11:00pm

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Phone number
(415) 395-8555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering

We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
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Cross street
Post and Sutter
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Parking details
Parking is $12.00 for 3 hours and $4.00 every half hour after that.
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Public transit
Powell St. Cable Car Line, BART get off at Powell Street and walk up 4 blocks, we are on the right hand side next to the Sir Drake Hotel.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Sherry Bastani for any private dining needs at 415-395-8552 or sherry.bastani@scalasbistro.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

In bustling Union Square, Scala’s accessibility makes it the ideal destination for local and out-of-town guests. Whether you are planning a corporate lunch, rehearsal dinner, or celebratory reception Scala’s Bistro has the perfect space.

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What 4519 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

This is my second time here first time was for brunch and now dinner.
Enjoyed both but I honestly preferred the brunch

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great experience! Food was fantastic,service wonderful and all around great evening!

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

The appetizers were good. We got the fried veggies with calamari and the meatballs. The main dish was not good. I got pork chop and it was so fatty, Probably have 1 1/2 inch of fat and too sweet. My husband got the steak, it was tough and no flavor.

The staff were very nice and friendly though.

But, I don’t think I’ll come back here.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

I was so disappointed! They had a brunch menu & it was very limited. We ordered the eggs Benedict & asked them “to split in the kitchen” & they bring it un-split. Again I ask to split it. In the process of sliding it off the plate my portion lost all the Hollandaise sauce.
We asked for decaf coffee. I had to ask for: cream, sugar & a teaspoon! Come on! Then the waiter Had the audacity to say we drank so much coffee that he had to charge us a second time when we only each had 2 cups of coffee! Come on!
Normally I’m not bothered by facial piercing, but this time the young man had a black nose ring and it just made it look like a black hair coming out of his nose it was very unappealing!
I am not going back there again I was so disappointed in the service and the lack of ability to split a simple dish

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The appetizers were good. The pasta main courses were horrid. I had not been there in about 5 years. But remembered liking it the last time. Too bad - I probably will not return.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I have eaten here many times over the years. It is always good.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The bread was very good. The service was very good. The food was bland and had no flavor. The price was high as well.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Just wasn’t very good. I ordered the asparagus goat cheese pizza and four of the small slices were nothing but dough and it was hard to find the asparagus. My husband ordered the spaghetti and it was weirdly sweet and not much sauce. Open Table has $ and it was definitely $$ but we did not feel it was worth it.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

So disappointed ~ the food quality was so much
less than I remember. The carpaccio was so over dressed - hardly eatable. And the noise level
escalated.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Buena comida

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Friendly and attentive waiter. Excellent menu and delicious well presented entrees

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Scala's is incredibly reliable. The food is extremely tasty and diverse. There is always something new and interesting on the menu. This visit it was the swordfish and the remarkable sauce. Expect excellent service and gracious hospitality.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful food as always. Our waiter Bruce was amazing! I have always liked Scala’s Bistro, but this was a particularly great experience for my birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Asked for a Quiet table and the hostess have done a fabulous job of finding us a round table in the bar area.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Had a great table right next to the window. It was great for people watching and the people liked it too! I really wanted my left-overs but forgot them! :-(

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Have been eating at Scala for over 20 years, absolutely love, love, love it - the food, service and ambiance is perfect. Definitely try the raviolis 1/2 lemon, 1/2 marinara!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Natalie is always wonderful!!!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food was very good and large portions. Our single appetizer would have been enough for four people and way too much for the two of us. Pasta was excellent, as was the pork of the day (a nice bone-in chop in our case). It was very noisy, although the din diminished somewhat once a large, loud table of people across the room broke up. The wine pricing is a bit aggressive, particularly for the Italian reds (i.e., 3x+ retail). But very good location. It was an enjoyable evening of dining and I would both return and recommend.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

had read about the clams pasta, my dish was very disappointing. The clams were overcooked and tough.My wife had the ravioli which was so over-soused could not taste the ravioli. We wont be back

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food and fabulous service.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Food was good. I had an appetizer for dinner, but wasn't aware based on the menu description that all of the items were fried on my order. I would have liked some clarity about that on the menu.
The service was excellent! Our server, Bill, was very attentive, friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great food, great service

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great old world Italian restaurant. Awesome branzino and pappardelle w bolognese. Salads are enough for two to share. Would definitely recommend and comeback to next time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Celebrating our Anniversary. We had come here 4 years ago based on a recommendation. We loved it so much, we dined again. Upon sitting down, Vincent served us some champagne and wished us a happy anniversary. I love that they have a seasonal menu. We asked for recommendations and he happily told us more than what was on the menu description wise. It gave us a better understanding of the flavors. Our dinners were fantastic.

He checked on us frequently and made us feel special...BTW, he asked our names, so when he came around, he would talk to us by name.

We definitely let TJ know how much we appreciated Vincent and his service. She also was so sweet. TJ asked us if we liked this table, as she would put this in the file for the next time we are in town, so we can be seated there.

Talk about a top notch anniversary dinner!

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I have dined at Scala's many times. I didn't care for the Saturday brunch menu - too few choices. I opted for the burger. I requested medium and it came to me medium rare. I had to send it back. My friend's portobello mushroom sandwich had very little flavor. The meal was a real disappointment. Ice tea was good.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Scala's has been at the Sir Francis Drake a long time, but it never fails to fully satisfy in every way.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Outstanding food and service!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Nice place, everyone were friendly. Food is good and very unique, you can’t find simple carbonara there.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Being at a conference in San Francisco can be frustrating when your hotel is in the tenderloin district which is where most of the conference hotels are located. And here we were with only a few hours and wanting to walk off our conference fatigue with few options around us. I found Scala and I couldn't have been more pleased. It is a bit pricey but not terribly and the food was uniformly terrific. Our service was excellent and the ambiance conducive to conversation. It is a large restaurant adjacent to the Drake Hotel. I had the salmon which was excellent and my colleagues had pasta which they reported also excellent. I'm glad I found this as I will no doubt be back at my next west coast conference.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very pleasant atmosphere. Nice diversity on their menu. We shared a salad, and a pizza, and a pasta. The salad was good. The pizza was very good. The ravioli with a lemon sauce was wonderfully cheesy and very good.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Bolognese was outstanding! Pasta cooked perfectly. The reason I gave the food and service only 3 Stars was because the fritto misto took forever to arrive (had to inquire twice) and seemed as though it had been sitting under a warming lamp too long. Not good at all. Should have sent it back but I did not want it arriving after the dessert. I will probably go again for the pasta.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Very good italian food and service. Excellent for any kind of occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We ate at the bar due to time constraints, service was outstanding and the food even better but always excellent!

Must stop for great Italian

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I believe they charge too much for the value they provide. I do not recommend it. You can get better value some where else or less expensive for quality of food you get at this place.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was excellent as always. The service was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Three of the four dishes ordered were great, the fourth was just ok. We brought our own bottle of wine and had it on the table, but had to remind the waiter to open and pour it well after our dishes were served. No food quality check was done shortly after the food was served. Minor points maybe, but at these prices and in SF, I expect more.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Glad we were seated at the upper part and a bonus to be at the window.
And st to venture into the sir Francis drake hotel

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food didn’t have much of a flavor

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Restaurant a bit noisy. Food good. Service spotty. Hostess not that attentive. Waiter was a little obtrusive at times and slow to bring the check when we had theater performance to attend.

Also, restroom location was upstairs and just 2 single restrooms being shared with private dining space on mezzanine made for a 15-minute wait.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Authentic Italian in every aspect, wonderful!

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