Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 39 times today

Scala's Bistro

4.3
4449 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, French, Californian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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

icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(415) 395-8555
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering

We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Post and Sutter
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Parking is $12.00 for 3 hours and $4.00 every half hour after that.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 4449 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a great time at the first time. The employees were friendly and welcoming. They have been doing good service for the guests. We are so excited for the evening and we will do it again next time when we will go to San Francisco.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 4 days ago

The lunch special is way too expensive at $32.00. It was only rissotto with pork. If it's filet mignon, it's understandable or for dinner price.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was really busy when we arrived, however this did not stop us from receiving a great service. We had a tall gentleman as our waiter, not sure of his name, I think he said he was from New York/ Jersey. He was really friendly and provided an excellent service. The food was nice too.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

In Dan Francisco for a wedding

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service at the bar and table. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Octopus appetizer was very good . Rigatoni was a little too al Dente for my tastes. Restaurant was very loud . A bit difficult to hear conversations .

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

I meet a friend in the city once a month for lunch and we always go to Scalas. Excellent food, the Cobb salad and mushroom vegetarian sandwich are great! The service is friendly and the place has a nice ambiance

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food was very good. Dessert was not up to the same level as the appetizer and entrée. Service was excellent. Well paced meal.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We split a starter, which was squid salad with faro and it was delicious!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always fantastic

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was a fabulous time! Our waiter Jeremy was very attentive and offered great food selections.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The hostess made us laugh and very good food. Perfect for pre theater meal.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great, authentic Italian food. Very good wine list. Excellent service. A bit pricey, but worth it. I'd go back, and recommend to a friend!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

What a wonderful night! We had a great meal and amazing service.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Convenient city location, traditional American food and service.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Enjoyed the experience. Food was great. Our server was very good. My only complaint was that another server kept trying to pick up our plates when we were not finished. It was like she wanted to turn the table over.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I ordered the whole Bronzino which I requested de-boned. It was served bone in and by the time it was taken back to be de-boned, re-served of course not hot, but most annoying, filled with bones. I understand one might expect a few bones, but this was loaded!
Otherwise our server was very good; the one who took the orders.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Scala’s had an old world San Francisco feeling. I had a Cobb salad which was one of the best I have had. My friend had the ravioli with two different sauces. She liked it very much. Next time I go to a play in San Francisco, I will make a reservation at Scala’s and would look forward to dining there.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our server was great, management team was very welcoming. Other that that, the rest was okay. Food was over priced for the quality and flavor. My group each had the pasta dishes and agree with my critic.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The place was rocking—seemed very busy for 8:30 pm on a Thursday night. The servers had a lot to do and logistics looked challenging but they seemed to handle it with good humor. Our food was excellent and given that every seat was filled, it wasn’t surprising that our food and drink came out just a tad slower than expected.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Brilliant restaurant. Would definitely recommend!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

While the carpaccio was great it wasn’t enough to overcome an under seasoned and tough veal and my steak definitely didn’t taste like a $52 piece of meat. Overall bill w/20% gratuity (I always leave 20%) was $215, definitely not a $200 meal.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I was disappointed in the Veal Parmigiana. It was very thick and sadly made the veal chewy. I love Italian food and was really looking forward to this meal. My daughter's pizza reminded me more of a pizza from a chain than a fine dining experience.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was great and restaurant is beautiful. Risotto of the day (crab, asparagus and peas) was not good at all though.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We eat here about 5 times a year. It is always excellent. Though it is an expensive restaurant for us we often share one of their generous sized entree. The sides and desserts are also beautifully presented and generously portioned.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very good octopus with farro. Whilst the rest of the food was very good -we were a table of 6, everyone asking for a different plate- the one standing above was the starter with the octopus.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

They always forget to accept my points from open table

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A girls night out with my 12 year old daughter. Waiter Jeremy was awesome, friendly, service was great. Food was outstanding, scallops, lemon pudding cake left me wanting to return ASAP. Love this place!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Scala's Bistro was incredible. The woman at the reservation desk keeps the place running! She was extremely nice but ran the place very effectively and made sure our 7:30 reservation was ready on time despite the place being completely full. Scala's is a bit loud but sounds like a traditional Italian restaurant. I had the burrata salad, which could have served two people. My friend had the salad with the pine nut crusted goat cheese. Both salads were delicious! For dinner, I had the ravioli and the waiter suggested to get both sauces (half on each side) while my friend had the Rigatoni Bolognese and both of these dishes were incredible. The food was very filling so unfortunately we had to skip dessert despite the incredible menu. I highly recommend Scala's Bistro!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We always enjoy Natalie's warm welcome. She is always pleasant & personable, even under very stressful circumstances. She makes everyone feel very special.

My husband and I went there every time we were in San Francisco for many years. I have continuee to do so every time I am in the city since his death as well. This time I celebrated the occasion of my son's 50th birthday while he was visiting me from his home in Bangkok, Thailand. It will have been one of the most memorable experiences he will have while in California!
Of course, our food was spectacular, as usual.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was amazing! Was very crowded at 7:15 on a Thursday when we arrived for our 7:30 reservation. We said we had a reservation, but it didn't seem like it mattered. No room at the bar for a drink while we waited. VERY loud!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food with good service. It was very noisy though

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Fantastic food and great ambiance! We will definitely comeback.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Esperaba más de la comida.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

It is always wonderful!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Good ambience but meals are huge and expensive especially when you can only eat half of it !

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Wonderful meal - never disappoints

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We were visiting San Francisco with our friends from Luzern Switzerland. LOVED the fried capers in the carpaccio!!!!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. It's old time SF refined. Love the mix of locals and tourists here. Food's great too!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was ok, but not great. The location is perfect if you are in the Union Square area. A great place to have lunch or take a break from shopping

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food and service. Reasonable price. It can get a little loud, but still a nice place to enjoy in good company.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
112