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About Scalo

Located in the heart of Nob Hill on the corner of Carlisle and Central, Scalo offers an atmosphere that is casually elegant and service which is attentive and knowledgeable. Scalo uses locally grown organic produce and offers classic handmade Northern cuisine with a seasonal menu that changes with the harvests.

3500 Central SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm and Saturday -Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm, Sunday: 5:00 pm — 9:15 pm;
Intermezzo: 2:30pm — 5:00 pm; Il Bar Happy Hour 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm.

Cross Street:
Carlisle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 255-8781

Website:
http://www.scalonobhill.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz every Tuesday thru Saturday, no cover!

Catering:
We offer full service catering.

Parking Details:
There is plenty of parking near and around the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Garrick Mendoza

Private Party Contact:
Neta Dominguez: (505) 255-8781

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
events@scalonobhill.com

Scalo Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (35)
Fit for Foodies (27)
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Notable Wine List (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (21)
Casual (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
People Watching (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Seasonal (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food, fabulous service. Beautiful reastaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place for a family get-together! Casual enough to take children, but still elegant and upscale enough to feel very special. Very enjoyable!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was very good. However, the halibut that was on the menu was not available and that has happened to us the past three times we’ve been there. I dont Know if my friends will ever go back. There should be no reason that you continue to run out of a menu item.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Live Music, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

As always, Scalo's service was attentative, professional, and friendly; the food delicious and interesting. The fish and chips special did not disappoint a Pacific Northwest-raised diner who declared it to be especially good. The five of us certainly enjoyed our birthday celebration once again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food at Scalo never disappoints. However, the past few visits the service has been a little off. Waiting a while before being recognized at the table, not receiving the bread until the food shows up while the other tables get theirs upon placing their order. These simple issues all happening while there were only four occupied tables in the place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

There 11 of us in our party. To take care of our table and other tops was quite a talent. The food was delicious and the service was great. I did appreciate the spot for the wheelchair, but not that happy that it was at the end of the table. I am always placed at the end of the table, leaving me few people to mix with throughout the meal. I want to be in the middle of the table. Maybe it should be asked where the person in the wheelchair would like to sit. Usually, the wheelchair has to face the wall rather than the open room, or placed at the end of the table. Do think of the person, not the chair.
However, we will return! Thank you for a very nice night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

PATRICE WAS OUR SERVER, SHE WAS SUPERB. KNOWLEGEABLE OF THE MENU AND WINES.
MY FRIEND HAD "PENNE AND SALSICCIA" HE FOUNDED EXTREMELY TASTY. I HAD "TUNA" WHICH WAS PREPARED AS TUNA SHOULD BE, THE MIDLE WAS RAW. WITH EVERY BITE OF FRIED POLENTA AND TUNA I "DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN" MY COMPLEMENTS AND GRATITUDE TO THE PERSON IN THE KITCHEN THAT PREPARED IT.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is a great restaurant. They turn out consistently good food. I have never been disappointed. They also play an important part in the community by supporting local causes. They are a true neighborhood gem.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was extremely good and the level of service was impressive. I will definitely go back and recommend it to anyone. There are enough choices for everyone without being too complicated to choose from. I loved the place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My first time eating at this restaurant with my family who's never eaten there either and I'm sad to say it was my suggestion to go there for Thanksgiving. The food was okay. The pasta came out and there was a few that were still hard and uncooked and they ran out of sun-dried tomatoes which the waiter did not advice. I got the short rib and it came out on a humongous bone the meat itself didn't have such a great taste but there was plenty of it but there was also a lot of fat. The service was descendants once he got to our table but it took him quite some time to get there and even asked for our drinks. The food came out really fast that maybe the reason why some of the pasta were still uncooked. I will go back for this Sunday brunch... The Bloody Mary bar is enticing but won't be looking forward to eating there.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is a great restaurant for a Thanksgiving celebration when your group includes vegetarians and/or everyone loves Italian dishes; they do have a traditional menu as well. Scalo's is attractive verging on elegant. In typical Albuquerque fashion, many dress very casually. Because we made reservations, we were seated immediately. Scalo's was packed which overwhelmed the wait staff at times...a very popular restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

New in town and looking for a place open on Thanksgiving day. So happy we found Scalo! We had a very enjoyable dinner, the place was very busy, yet quality of food and service were excellent. We will definitely be returning soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had the Thanksgiving Day Special (Turkey of course). Excellent, not dry classic stuffing and everything else just right as one expects at this restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving day dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Everything was good. Tasty.
Just thought the service could be a tad more attentive and the mussels in the food needed to be better prepped.
We did hav e a nice time however.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Have been here before and very much enjoyed it....maybe because it was Saturday, maybe they are getting too complacent, in any event we were most disappointed this visit. Service was poor, the waiter was not the least bit attentive, in fact he would look away when near or passing the table, had to waive him down which I never do, refill of wine (dinner, but he did not check back) brought out with one of the two coffees ordered after the meal....we didn't bother to ask for the other cup as we did not want to wait anylonger. The caesar salad was bland and thoughtless, the veal piccata entree arrived with the veal at the bottom of a bowl covered with pasta and 2 very very charred pieces of bread and a chunk of grilled lemon atop, not very appetizing, the other veal piccata entrée arrived exactly the same except one piece of very charred bread and the other untoasted, inconsistent. The squash soup was to die for...mmmm best part of the meal.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The Bloody Mary bar is a great deal and it's fun! You can also get a "virgin" glass and just enjoy the food part of the bar.
I have never been disappointed at Scalo. The Butternut Squash soup I recently had there was wonderful.
The windows make for a light, bright dining area in the front during the day but it also has an air of intrigue at night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was great overall, very nice

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a good to for a nice Italian dinner in abq.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Being we're from the NY area, we were pleasantly surprised to find a great Italian restaurant in Albuquerque.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

No matter the occasion, Scalo is a pleasant, inviting and all together wonderful experience!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Enjoyable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Salumi Platter appetizer was plentiful and delicious! We particularly enjoyed the veal picatta.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Scalo is reliably very good, and Thursday night was no exception. My only complaints were with the time from ordering until our salads were served - 20+ minutes! The Caprese salad was very good (especially the fresh mozzarella) though the tomatoes were not yet ripe.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

They have great food and ambiance. Service is good and the wine list is one of the best in ABQ.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bloody Mary Brunch was fun, there is a nice variety of food choices, was entertaining to watch the construction process styles.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A great dining experience and the staff was both kind and courteous. We selected the Bloody Mary brunch and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had been wanting to try Scalo for a long time. The service was great and the food was very good. The bar had a live band and looked like a fun place to hang out. Next time I am going to the bar

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I have been enjoying dining at Scalo for as long as it's been open, since we just live 5 blocks away. Usually the service is excellent. This night there was a big party upstairs, so those of us downstairs had slow service. The food is always great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. The ambience is very nice. This is an excellent restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Scalo is a very good alternative when you’ve overloaded on New Mexican culinary offerings. The service is top-notch, the food is a solid offering of Italian cuisine and the wine list impressive.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Delicious food. Service could be a bit more attentive. Noisy but not over the top.
Linen tablecloths...so civil! We will happily return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, well-prepared. Good service. The tables are small & close together, so it is noisy. That's not all bad, because it makes the atmosphere vibrant. However if there is a group seated near you, it is hard to have a conversation over them.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food and service were amazing. The cocktails were good but super strong.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Worth the drive from Santa Fe for dinner. Always excellent food and wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were in Albuquerque for the balloon festival. Based on two pleasurable experiences last year we recommended Scalo to fellow RVers for dinner. All of the six new diners were very complementary on the taste, quality, service, and portion size. This visit exceeded our expectations!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always enjoy Scalo! Our brunch on Sunday was very good from the pasta to the eggs benedict. They also had onenof our favorite wines on the list. Enjoy!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was one of the worst Italian meals I have ever had. If an Italian Resturant can only serve overcook pasta and soggy veal then they need new kitchen staff instead of wana be cooks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Prompt, professional, and patient service. Outdoor seating means a lot of car and pedestrian noise that can disrupt a romantic dinner. But overall, it was a great date night with my wife.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Nice patio seating, tasty entrees, and reasonably priced. Parking nearby busy...especially the free 2 hr.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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