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About Scala's Bistro
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.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Italian, French, Californian
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
Sunday – Thursday, 5:15pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:15pm – 11:00pm
Post and Sutter
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
Parking is $12.00 for 3 hours and $4.00 every half hour after that.
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.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Sherry Bastani for any private dining needs at 415-395-8552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Scala's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
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.
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 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!
Four of us celebrated a late Christmas here in January while I was staying at the St. Francis. It was perfect.From the minute we walked in we knew we were in for a great night. Our waiter, wish I had his name, was just terrific. Took care of my sister's gluten free needs easily and watched out for her the whole meal (pointing out what had gluten and what didn't in the appetizers and took anything with gluten out of her salad and meal). The food was fabulous, the rose cremant a steal and perfect with our meal and our booth cozy. I came down for breakfast the next day. I would eat here again next time I am in the city. The menu is varied enough to find something for everyone which is a real plus
Disappointing at best.
I’m assuming this is a California thing next w to cut costs that Saturday is now brunch with an extremely limited menu.
I grew up in a San Francisco where brunch was a big Sunday thing. Paying over $100 for brunch for two does not cut it with me.
Very noisy and cold if seated in line with the door.
Good restaurant for a quick meal before the theater. Loved that they have a decent wine by the glass program since I drink mostly red and European and my friend is a Prosecco girl. Food was good but nothing special. Service was good and the server was attentive. I would do a repeat performance for sure!
We dine often at Scala's as our favorite restaurant on Union Square. We didn't realize the Sunday afternoon menu is brunch and we didn't desire breakfast food at 3:30 PM. We ordered delicious soup and shared a Mushroom Pizza showing ingredients Garlic confit, crescenza cheese, prosciutto & arugula, and we requested added red sauce (barely detectable). Unfortunately, it was doused with vinegar and the taste was overbearing. It was the first time we didn't enjoy an entree and I like good vinegar but my hubby isn't a fan. Our nice waiter seems surprised the pizza had vinegar which made me wonder if it was a fluke?
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