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.View Private Dining Details
Did was ok. Whole fish over cooked. Mushrooms very good as was the salad. But at best simple food.
Had good food, a little slow on the service. Good cocktail and wine list. Would surely go again
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
Had a wonderful experience celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday. The food was incredible and the service was amazing!
It was a great evening. Our food was great and our server was amazing
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!
The food was excellent but it was way too expensive. The service was average, and the kitchen was a little delayed due to valentines.
This was our first time to Scala. The food was very good and service excellent.
Great as usual
Our annual sF visit
The lovely woman at the front desk is always a pleasure to see and chat with
Wine list states incorrect vintage. Pricing and vintage should reflect appropriately.
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
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
Our service was outstanding, delightful wait staff, but the lobster risotto was very disappointing. No flavor! The meatballs and red sauce, outstanding!
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.
One of our favorite restaurants, never disappoints!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The service was quick and prompt and the waiter was very keen on making sure my dietary needs were met regarding dairy free options.
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.
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!
Excellent food. Excellent service
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.
Excellent service. Food was well presented and good.
I loved the retro feel. Good wine and cocktails. Bartender very accommodating.
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.