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For 2
Tue, 2/20
10:00 PM
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Scala's Bistro

4378 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (56)
  • Good for a Date (53)
  • Pre/post Theatre (48)
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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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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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
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 4378 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Ordered the bacon and egg sandwich. The roll was so stale, it was rock hard. Practically not aioli to soften it. I couldn't eat it. The bacon was tough, the egg overcooked, the potatoes soggy. I've had better breakfast sandwiches at McDonalds and Starbucks. Do not recommend for brunch.

vipchinkisista (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Hostess welcomed us and we were seated immediately. Our server was able to explain a few dishes and accommodate a request to add pasta to the appetizer meatballs.
We enjoyed the Brussels sprouts, spinach budino - very rich, 3 giant scallops spiedini, and the meatballs (3 huge ones) with a side of pasta. The staff acknowledged our anniversary dinner date and gave us a complimentary dessert. Very professional and kind service.

FoodieFreak (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This little Union Square gem is just that! We were treated like royalty and received the perfect amount of attention from the wait staff and kitchen. The food was delicious and just enough. We loved every bite of our salmon, pasta, and appetizer. The wine was lovely and the waiter as knowledgeable as a sommelier.

What a fantastic experience!

Many thanks to all!!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very yummy. Meatballs and sauce for appetizers were delicious! Good wine selection. My son got risotto and said it was “ok” but I got the rigi with meat sauce and it was decadent. Big portions, neither of us could finish. We had table by the window which was perfect, anywhere else may have been too noisy. Service was good, would definitely go back!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful experience celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday. The food was incredible and the service was amazing!

Richard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was a great evening. Our food was great and our server was amazing

donaquijote (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Scala's Bistro has good food and is centrally located in downtown San Francisco, close to theaters and a night out on the town. We had great service but I do think that $100. for a plate of pasta, a small pizza and two glasses of wine plus a small cappuccino is a lot of money!

EduardoO (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent but it was way too expensive. The service was average, and the kitchen was a little delayed due to valentines.

vipBesst (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time to Scala. The food was very good and service excellent.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great as usual
Our annual sF visit
The lovely woman at the front desk is always a pleasure to see and chat with