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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (30)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (21)
Casual (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Romantic (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
People Watching (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (6)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our Balloon Fiesta guests enjoyed their visit to Scalo. All of our appetizers, salads and entrees were perfect, as we’re the cocktails. When our waiter was extra busy another waiter helped out with service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was very tasty, esp. Tomato soup and beef ragout. Waiter was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Efficient staff

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Vegetarian accommodating

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

I really enjoyed the black and white Alfredo. It was awesome. My partner thought the pork chop was a little tough.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Solid brunch menu, solid service. We

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great location in Nob Hill. Nice vintage digs. In town visiting and made a reservation based on several locals' recommendations. Gracious host, sad and inattentive service, salad was great, pasta was 'meh'. Had to ask for silverware. If service had been better and a little more attention to detail paid, ambiance would have forgiven any misses on the food.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Quiet for conversation if you get a table up next to Central....

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

one of my favorite restaurants, great to sit outside!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely outstanding dining in the middle of knob hill. Worth dealing with the A.R.T. Disaster to get there, and once you do there is a parking lot to the rear reserved for patrons.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Ravioli had a few dry edges. Great patio music with guitar and accordion.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We lived in Albuquerque for 10 years, and every year we come back and visit for a week. Scalo's is always one of the places we have to eat at. They always have good food at good value. Plus, they have a good selection of reasonably priced wines. We love the way they cook their salmon, never dry, always perfect! We have never been disappointed with anything we have had.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a wonderful experience with our waiter, he was very helpful and fun. The food was very good and creative. The cheesecake desert was a surprise but tasted amazing. I'll be back just for the soup alone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 18, 2017

When I made my reservation and I told them about our 2 year anniversary, they immediately asked how they could help. I had flowers delivered there and they placed them on the table. Once we arrived the environment was beautiful and the staff was friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our server had some confusion about our order but it was corrected promptly & included a free round of drinks. Food was fabulous as usual.

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