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Scalo

4.4
1693 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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.
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Phone number
(505) 255-8781
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Garrick Mendoza
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Private party contact
Neta Dominguez: (505) 255-8781
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Catering
We offer full service catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carlisle
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Parking details
There is plenty of parking near and around the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live jazz every Tuesday thru Saturday, no cover!
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Special events & promotions
events@scalonobhill.com
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
What 1693 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, fast service, and as always, a wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I went for our anniversary and we were very pleased. We arrived early and the hostess was very nice and able to seat us early. The waiter was excellent in all aspects, he had a full and fluent knowledge of all the specials and was very attentive to our table as well as having a great attitude and personality. I ordered an old fashioned with bulleit burboun and it was excellently made, my wife had a fig mule and enjoyed it immensely. I ordered the filetto for dinner and it was cooked perfectly, my wife had the half chicken and also enjoyed it very much. For desert we had the Italian bread pudding and vanilla gelato with a nice cup of coffee and it was outstanding as well. Overall I’d say the experience was excellent. We were very pleased.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We have not dined at Scalo for quite some time. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent! Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Fetticine Alfredo was amazing. Such a light sauce, and amazing taste. All 4 of our entrees were delicious. We went because of the Popejoy event we were attending. Although we had a reservation-I guess we should have planned to go extra early. The restaurant was slammed, and we were seated 30 minutes late. Our server got us out in the nick of time. We will be back to eat under less hectic circumstances. Overall worth the hassle, lack of parking and really jammed seating.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was great!
Very busy & loud!
Air conditioning blowing on us.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love Scalo. Couple of folks in our party were disappointed in their meals. But the cocktails were awesome.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Parking was a huge stresser. We won't be returning.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The manager was rude. Did not apologize for not having a table ready for a party of 4 who had a reservation. And then decides sit a party of 2 at a 4 top table. The happy hour apparently does not apply to main dining but the sign is out front the main dining door and they would not honor our drinks for happy hour. He did not look up when we arrived nor did he greet us. I eat out every day and will not be coming back to Scalo

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had a group of girlfriends that wanted to get together and one had been here before. We decided to get Bloody Marys and had a great time. The staff was amazing. One of the guys even made us cocktail sauce for our shrimp. Outside seating was perfect. We all enjoyed it and will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Pear salad(s) and the bolognese were excellent. My girlfriend's halibut came out as branzino, as they were out of her choice, but once confronted the restaurant allowed that it would be " on the house." Only real complaint was my veal piccata. A very easy dish to prepare, but somehow restaurants always embellish when simplicity is all that is needed. All in all, not stellar but certainly good.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I'm an Italian from NY and have tried Scalos twice to give another chance but won't be back. I had chicken and fettuccine. The chicken pieces were bland and would have benefited from a spice and garlic marinade and sauté or sauce simmer prior to being mixed with pasta and tasting like an afterthought. Red sauce was dull and not worthy of the homemade pasta that had good flavor and consistency. Waiter was very good - attentive but not intrusive. I found the different wine glass options (3 oz, 6 oz etc.) odd and gimmicky and related prices high (how much for 3 ounces of wine? why bother?!). I think Piatanzi's on Juan Tabo is much better with richer and more authentic sauces and flavor.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This has been my favorite restaurant for years. Tonight I was very disappointed as it was the second time in a row one of my party did not get their dinner until most of the others were finished. My husband had the lamb dish which he loved. I had the bolognese and it was all pasta...no meat. My friend had the special halibut dish which she loved. My sister in law had the steak which was perfect even though it was served late. The service was terrible, which has become a trend with this restaurant. What happened to the great service they always had? It’s a shame but I won’t be going back anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved the bloody marys, the Easter brunch eggs benedict and the bolognese. However, I really didn't care for sitting in the small room upstairs with only 4 tables. This made me feel like I was in a penalty box or banished with the old people. I will try to request a table outside or downstairs next time. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of our local favorites. We've never had less than an excellent meal here. The wine list is impressive; they make great cocktails; the bread is fresh-baked and the food is delicious. They also have a great dessert menu. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great night out Great Food, great service, quite atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My husband's spinach ravioli was Very Good, and so was the bread and olive oil, and the wine. My dinner was very disappointing. It was the veal Picatta. Served in a bowl with angel hair pasta plopped on top and the veal swimming in a pool of broth. No taste of lemon, the capers were bland, but the veal was tender. But, that pool of pasta broth, what a waste to a beautiful piece of veal. I have never seen Veal Picatta served this way. It should be lightly floured, gently pan fried with a lemon, caper, garlic and white wine sauce.

Our server Christian was excellent, and it was fun sitting upstairs watching the chefs below!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food and Service are superb. As is the value. Nice wine list and an overall good vibe. We will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service and pasta dishes were very tasty. Definitely would go back & would recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent as always

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Only thing is menu is limited. Seems like there would be more choices.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Ample portions of delicious food. Far better, and more consistent, than any of the so-called "Italian" restaurants in Santa Fe.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was very good. The pizza was delicious, we had the margarita. The sauces on our three pasta dishes was very good but not outstanding. The service tried hard but made some mistakes. All in all one of the best restaurants in Albuquerque.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Scalo was absolutely amazing! Everything from beginning to end was absolutely amazing including our wonderful waitress Gloria. The only minor issue was that the table I had reserved near the front window was not available when we arrived. Other than that tiny glitch we had an amazing time at Scalo. The food, the wine, and the dessert was impeccable. Compliments to the chef!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We were seated upstairs to accommodate our large party. We had the room to ourselves and received outstanding service. No mix ups on food or checks, reasonable check-backs by our waitress. Food was excellent - more sophisticated Italian, not the usual spaghetti and meatballs choices. Parking can be challenging with all the mess and traffic on Central so allow some extra time to locate a place. It helps to be prepared to walk a bit.
The restaurant is somewhat noisy, not something I appreciate, but apparently inevitable these days.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We chose this restaurant as it was close to our hotel. I’d read a couple of reviews that were quite positive.

Our waiter was informative and helpful. Much to our delight we learned Monday night all wine is half price-a real bonus.

We each had a salad-mine was with a house made lemon dressing and my husband had a perfect Cesar salad. Entrees were delicious. Try the desserts-also made on premises

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent, as usual! The food and service is always wonderful!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Pretty sure the mashed potatoes were instant. One of the lamb steaks was completely raw.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent food, menu, wine, and service. Pretty noisy but tolerable early.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Has some of the best food in Albuquerque. The restaurant is always clean, ambience is nice and the waiters are very accommodating and friendly. Price range is very reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Food and service were outstanding. The wait staff and the manager were very attentive. Looking forward to a return to Albuquerque and Scalio

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Dinner was delicious, for sure, with amiable waiters/waitress; noise level went up about 6PM;
our reservation was for 5. By the time we finished at 6:30 the noise level rose appreciably...
food was excellent; waiter willingly took back our plate so we could share - he could have anticipated this as we had ordered it originally for splitting.
I would return for lunch, but not for dinner as I like to hear my companion and not have to repeat every sentence.
Thank you.
Phyllis Ryan

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lovely Sunday brunch and amazing bloody Mary bar with tons of snacks to include as part of the cocktail!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Nothing not to like here. Have always enjoyed the food and service. A great value too.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was okay, really noisy upstairs. Food was decent. Overall nothing special. Prices were mefium.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was our first experience at Scalo’s and it was terrific. We each had different dishes and were delighted with them. I had Caesar salad and shrimp on linguine and it was really special. The Wine List was expansive and we could watch the waiter walk into the wine cellar to pick out our bottle. We will return.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Fine Italian cuisine with some original touches. The mussels, a classic appetizer for Italian restaurants, featured added ingredients that enhanced the flavor.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I like Scalo very much, and have had many excellent meals there. Maybe it was because it was Sunday night, but it wasn't up to par. The room appeared shabby, the food was served cold and over-salty. They were sold out of Pellegrino and some flavors of sorbet.
Chalk it up as an off night.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I always enjoy dining at Scalo with friends or alone!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a great gathering here. The Bloody Mary bar is fun but the wait is a little too long during certain times. Food was great. Our server Justin was really great!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

An energetic and lovely restaurant, where people are enjoying their food and each other. Professional service, good wine, and reasonable prices!

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