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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

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (44)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Notable Wine List (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Business Meals (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (16)
Authentic (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Bar Seating (11)
People Watching (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Seasonal (9)
Live Music (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

I always enjoy dining at Scalo with friends or alone!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a pasta special with mussels and salmon that wasn't so special. Very little salmom, mussels OK, very bland, no distinguising flavor, didn't awaked my taste buds for a $20 tab. The dessert. Mascapone Cheesecake, very "pudding " like , and scant for $7. Not a memorable meal. Menu limited. But may go back for special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Scalo is always a great place to dine. The food is fabulous, the place is laid back and comfortable. They have a Bloody Mary bar to die for and it is in a great location!. I will dine there again in a heartbeat!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food but terrible service waitress ignored us all night waited for 20 minutes just to get a drink and never got refills took 20 minutes after our drinks to order will not recommend this restaurant service is horrible

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Scalo’s always provides an enjoyable experience. The food is fresh and “individually crafted”, not just slopped onto a plate. This restaurant could hold its own anywhere!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great service! Will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, good value. Enjoyable experience. Thank you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely Valentines Day lunch. Food was delicious & service was excellent as usual.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My husband and I had our first date there 18years ago. We just moved back to NM last year. We make it there as much as possible. Good food. Great atmosphere. Good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome experience! Efren was fantastic! The food was exceptional and fresh. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a nice dinner date with my wife. Great value for the quality of food. Had a great seat with the reservation.

Tags: Tapas, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to meet a friend for lunch-great ambiance, service, very good food, value for $$$

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

really enjoyed the meal and environment. even the olive oil, vinegar and bread was great.
I will be going back for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful food!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food very tasty. Servers super nice. Indoor/outdoor seating option is great since Central is a great people watching street. If you want a quieter place reserve a table upstairs.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I can’t complain that we had to wait 15+ minutes for our table. Some people do not get up and leave when expected. But when the table was ready the hostess was no where to be found. That meant another 5 minutes of waiting. Scalos does not have an airlock. Every time the door opened it was freezing cold. They need to go. This problem.
It was the food that was disappointing. The menu is much smaller, which isn’t necessarily bad. It was that the food was ordinary. When the food at a chain place is better, Scalos is in trouble. If we wanted to eat at a chain restaurant we would. Scalos used to be extraordinary good.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent meal and first rate service in this Nob Hill gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had never been here before. We arrived 15 minutes early for our 545 Opentable reservation and got sat immediately on the upper floor. It was pretty empty then, but filling up by 6pm. Our waiter was a little green, but a nice guy all the same. The table bread was pretty basic, and not particularly great. We had the calamari and shrimp appetizer, which came with some tomato sauce underneath. The sauce wasn't stand-out, but the calamari was very tender inside, nice and crispy outside. For my entree, I had the short ribs with mushrooms and veal reduction on a bed of polenta. The short ribs were cooked nicely, and cut apart easily. The sauce and mushrooms were very flavorful. The polenta was slightly uneven in density but fully cooked and a nice counterbalance to the saltiness of the meat. My wife had the short rib ravioli, and while I didn't try it, it looked great and she enjoyed it. I had 1 beer with our meal, and our total with tip was close to $80. So, it was pretty pricey, though honestly we could have done without the calamari. I'd only come here again for a special night out because of the price, but food-wise it was very nice. The atmosphere was good too, not too loud or bright, pretty classy feel.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was a Friday night & the restaurant was too loud to have a conversation. Part of it was the crowd during a busy time & part of it was the music was too loud.

The service was a little slower than we had expected, full house, so we were unable to do the Birthday desert prior to our concert.

Food was wonderful, will return at a different time.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I hate to give 5's - nobody's perfect right? - but I don't know what I would change. The food is spectacular; I have never been disappointed there and last night was no exception. The service was also spot on. I couldn't recommend this place more highly.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Try to imagine the following: you love great food, mistakingly thinking that only in large metro areas of this country can you find subtle and delightful food creations, yet you arrive at a modified strip shopping center on the main drag near the University in Albuquerque to find a restaurant serving one of the consistently finest menus of northern Italian cuisine anywhere! Are you ever (delightfully) embarrassed! Such quality, such skilled and knowledgeable staff such affordable beverages and wines...the list goes on. Never again will you doubt that fine dining has arrived in middle America. If Scalo's is any example, it not only has arrived, it is flourishing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Primarily we were there for the Bloody Mary bar. It was fun building your own drink. The only thing I would suggest is better organization. Someone needed to monitor the bar for items that had run out.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our cocktails were excellent but 2 of us felt that our pasta dishes were too salty. The restaurant was packed and our waiter seemed to have a lot of tables. We were there to catch-up with friends so didn't mind the slower service. All of enjoyed their great desserts. Scalo's is a favorite spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our first time to Scalo which was a recommendation from a friend. I went with high hopes being our first time and all and was very disappointed. My chicken fettuccini was seasoned with too much salt to the point where I barely even touched my plate. Honestly my pasta reminded me of the instant packaged pasta called Knorr Pasta Sides; the only difference was the appearance of my pasta on a fancy plate. The flavor and pasta was almost identical with way too much sodium seasoned on top. The raviolis my wife ordered were decent but they could of used some kind of meat or anything else other than just pasta and sauce it was mundane. For the expensive prices and mediocre food, I was very disappointed.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My family took me here for my 21st birthday and it was great! Great food, great drinks, and they gave me a free tiramisu for my birthday. It’s a little dark so maybe bring your glasses if you need them

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been diningat Scalo since 1993 and it is very reliable. Food and service always first class .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Everything was exceptional. The food was great and cooked to perfection. I would recommend Scalo to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have dined at Scalo many times, and our experience on Friday, January 12 was a bit off. While the food was good, the service was mediocre at best. It seemed that our server possibly had too many tables, or that they were too spread out in the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Reliable good food with quality service
Attentive to special wants with dishes

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 10, 2018

On this day I was treating a good friend to a birthday lunch. I got there a little early and was greeted by a very attentive and friendly hostess who offered me the choice of anywhere I'd like to sit, offering her suggestions, which helped. Our server was SR. She was genuine, professional, attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and the atmosphere comfortable, lovely and quiet enough to enjoy conversation. I would recommend Scalo's to friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Live Music, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful meal and impeccable service in a stellar Nob Hill atmosphere!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service, good food! Reliable neighborhood standard!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Bloody Mary Bar bar was a great experience. Will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food. Busy night. Hard to judge regular noise level. I would recommend it again.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lamb chops and fish cooked perfectly and pasta looked wonderful. Caprese salad should of had better tasting tomatoes & cheese should of been soft. Otherwise, pleasant atmosphere & good service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our meals were fantastic, and the service was impeccable. Kudus to Scalo for continuing their fine service and meals.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Terrific service AS ALWAYS!

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