Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

4.7
2870 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in the heart of Beacon Hill, the former Charles Street Jail, is Scampo Restaurant.
Conveniently located to MGH, TD Garden, The Liberty Hotel, Historic Beacon Hill and The North End and The West End of Boston. Lydia Shire, the James Beard award-winning chef and pioneer of Boston’s culinary scene is the Scampo Chef along with Executive Chef Simon Restrepo. She had opened her own restaurants, from the departed Biba, Pignoli, and Excelsior Chef Shire later took over the historic Locke-Ober, where once women weren’t allowed to eat in the downstairs dining room to Scampo, which debuted more than a decade ago in the Liberty Hotel.
A culinary destination created by legendary chef Lydia Shire and the Lyons Group. In Scampo, Shire’s reputation for defying tradition translates into Italian-inspired cuisine unrestrained by borders, drawing on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East.
Scampo translates to “escape” in Italian.
Escape to Scampo

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2870 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmikeg
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The service was good but the food was terrible the calamari was soggy and the salmon was tasteless

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AndrewC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Servers need to be better trained. As a business person running multiple restaurants I would let my staff act and talk like that. They all have attitude issues.

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vipJOANNAK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were impeccable. We had cold pea soup, garlic bread, sea bass and salmon. Didn’t have room for dessert.

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Bobbi
New England
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food was not bad but a bit overpriced. The service was excellent, but the noise level was bad considering that our reservation was at 5:30. I have been there many times as it is in my neighborhood, but it was below the usual standards.

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vipKimballS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Liberty Hotel and were beyond please with every element of our experience there. Our meal was wonderful. We had a lovely table outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Asked and ordered specifically gluten free. Delivered non gluten free so ate with out the rest of my table later. Celebrating 21st Birthday where they knew her name and year but delivered the wrong cake- again not gluten free. Told me to complain to cake delivered when it was actually scampo. Scampo called me 30 minutes post our departure to tell me they had the cake.

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AmyC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Server and service was top-notch/amazing. Bolognese was extremely chunky and taste was not great. Sausage and Potato pizza was delicious. We did not get the table we reserved - a hightop.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and Brian, our server, was fantastic!

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Electra
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scampo always provides amazing food, service and atmosphere. Great for a special occasion or any night out of the house.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always at Scampo! Fantastic waiter and incredible pasta. We’ll be back..

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vipsusanc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time sitting at a bar since Feb 2020! It was so fun, great service and friendly staff and the food was delicious

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vipDomenicaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food but very loud. Left with a headache from having to talk over the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Brian was fantastic- food was delicious & atmosphere (we ate outside) was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent. The food was really not what we expected. My sea bass was cold in the middle and the pasta was just ok. The best part was the garlic naan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian, the waiter, was the best ever! Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food was not hot or warm as expected neither tasty as I remembered!
The outdoor dining is not fancy as indoor and the noise was high moreover from the adjacent outdoor dining area...overall was not satisfied as in the past !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was mediocre at best but service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Cool spot, great service, fun vibe...the food poor, unfortunately. It used to be a great spot but something has shifted and the food just isn’t interesting or well crafted...maybe it was an off night. Just disappointing.

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John
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There for an anniversary- good experience overall

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BrookeP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a romantic dinner date and was very impressed. The food was tasty and the service was fantastic. Our server was conversational and made great recommendations for drink and food pairings. Cocktails matched the food menu very well. The ambiance and decor really add to the sense of a special evening. Will definitely add this to the list for special occasions in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great wait staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Food is amazing

KW
KentW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Restaraunt

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DanielP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special birthday. Food was terrific. Service top notch. Sat outside - it was comfortable and quiet.

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TomNova
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive. The food is delicious. It was a pleasure to dine there.

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DevanF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was succulent and full of flavor. They didn't have the wine we requested and the manager assisted our server of finding a great replacement. Really enjoyed it

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vipYumyum
New England
51 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great waiter. Food good. Took awhile for food but was very hot and tasty

MY
vipMYAI
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Birthday dinner

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LynnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Worth the price. Great service. Perfect for a special occasion celebration.

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vipDTAM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Great restaurant for sure!

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vipLyons
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scampo is one of the top restaurants in Boston. This is a go-to for my partner and I to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. The food is always tremendous and their wine list is superb. Always have a great time with the ambiance and food.

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EdithC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An enjoyable evening despite a noisy event at the The Liberty next door. Our waiter couldn’t have been nicer and the food was good although wouldn’t recommend the cheese risotto as a bit too wet.

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LauryE
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When we arrived, and before our companions, I sat at the bar and was ready to order some wine, as our friends dos not drink. The bartender was so engrossed in discussion with the other couple at the bar, he ignored me totally, and when finished with the other couple, took receipts and went to the other end. Our friends arrived and we were seated outside.

Service at the table was excellent. The brick chicken, which I had, was quite dry and unappealing, but my husband’s duck was delicious, as were the scallops and the pasta dish which were also served. Too bad that it wasn’t 4 out of 4!

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ElizabethL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a lovely dinner on the patio last evening. Our server Brian was terrific and made the night so pleasant. We look forward to being back soon.

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vipMarkR
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and staff. The brick chicken was fantastic as was The Bolognese.

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JamieF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldnt be happier, they made us feel special, service was quick & wonderful! Had super friendly and attentive staff & food was delicious!!!

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KentW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Restaraunt

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vipteenamarie
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Delicious and fresh! Wait staff lovely and attentive. Outside patio was perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scampo has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We truly missed dining here and as soon as it opened we came back..and as usual everything was perfect!
The hostesses - who had to change the reservation because we were stuck in traffic from an accident- outstanding as always! Everyone works together.. our incredible waiter and sommelier and others who helped during the even.. all flawless execution and incredible dining experience. Food of course wonderful.
Covid social distance was incredible but we felt “ normal “because it was done so well.
Thank you to everyone.

FAQs

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-2100.

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 2870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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