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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
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7:00 PM
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Scala's Bistro

4.2
4381 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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 4381 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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3.7
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined a day ago

Did was ok. Whole fish over cooked. Mushrooms very good as was the salad. But at best simple food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Had good food, a little slow on the service. Good cocktail and wine list. Would surely go again

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Scala's has come down a few notches as it was always our go-to spot when dining near Union Square. I feel that some of the "old world" charm has gone since the remodel and the food was good but not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 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.

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vipchinkisista (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 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.

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FoodieFreak (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 4 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!!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined 5 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!

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MelissaF 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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Richard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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donaquijote (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 6 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!

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EduardoO (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipBesst (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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ChrisS (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wine list states incorrect vintage. Pricing and vintage should reflect appropriately.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was my first time coming to this restaurant and it was amazing the service was great and the food was great. If you want to come here I recommend it and bring money and not so pricey but worth to try. Thank you for a good service Meghan

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It is convenient to shopping and my favorite hotel and I love the historic building.
I have been going there for many years... every time I visit SF.
Menu has changed and I am missing some of my favorites, though

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our service was outstanding, delightful wait staff, but the lobster risotto was very disappointing. No flavor! The meatballs and red sauce, outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We booked La Scala for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. Our special occasion was noted and we were given a window seat and in San Francisco that's priceless! Our waiter, Jeremy, was knowledgeable about all areas of the menu and wine list. We had a great Caesar said and the mist delicious rigatoni I've had in years with a meat sauce without tomatoes! And we were gifted with dessert. Overall, one of our best meals in recent history and best service all weekend. We will return again and again.

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JasonC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants, never disappoints!

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vipPJDiva (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We came for lunch Saturday and found it pretty easy to enjoy a leisurely meal. I had the portabello mushroom sandwich and my hubby had the rigatoni. Nice place to watch people going up and down Powell Street.

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Belle73 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

From the Hostess (very efficient, friendly and professional) to the food, everything was excellent. As a tourist in San Francisco I would recommend Scala’s. The clientele was a good mix of local professionals and tourists as it’s right off Union Square. All 3 courses we chose (pear salad, pastas and budino) were delicious. Service was very good. Book in advance if possible.

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vipanniebenannie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Got together with someone I hadn't seen in more than 20 years; wanted a place centrally located and offering a variety of tasty fare. Scala's was just what we needed -- both of us enjoyed our meals very much, and the environment was perfect for catching up ... the maître d' even placed us at a window table, so we had a good view of the passing scene.

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Guest101 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The Food was o'k for some, not so good for others. The ravioli was overcooked, and the Marinara was bland. The appetizers arrived late, and at the same time as the entrees. Appetizers were cold (not supposed to be). If we hadn't been so hungry and already waited for so long we would have left. The Maitre'D was charming....bright spot of the restaurant. Will not go back.

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Detc2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was quick and prompt and the waiter was very keen on making sure my dietary needs were met regarding dairy free options.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We eat there a couple of times per year. We always sit at a high top in the bar area. Real nice atmosphere. Food always good. Nice wine choices.

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sactoreet (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The cocktail and Caesar salad were great! Bolognese was blah and the fettuccine with clams way too spicy to have with our pinot noir. Had to order a glass of white for myself and still it was too hot. The service is quick and responsive but our waiter was kind of brusque. Not at all friendly and when I mentioned how spicy my fish was, he said “the menu mentions it has peppers”. True but rude I thought. So no I wouldn’t recommend. I feel bad because I really wanted to like this place especially the food!

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vipliveinbuckscounty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We have been to this restaurant before, had forgotten how great it is. The ravioli is sumptuous, the waiters suggestion of half and half sauce choice was really terrific.

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vipEileenT (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service. Food was well presented and good.
I loved the retro feel. Good wine and cocktails. Bartender very accommodating.

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vipOaklander (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good dining option before or after theater at the Geary, Curren and other Union Square area theaters. Professional and accommodating wait staff and fresh, local ingredients.

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