Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

4.6
2895 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 2895 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipashleyk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance! One of my favorite restaurants to dine at on a Saturday night! Always consistent with everything. Kurt was a fabulous waiter!!

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robertp
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Birthday.
Poor service
Waiter forgot our wine, entree delayed and not warm , waiter forgot it was a birthday when dessert ordered.

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vipSophieA
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A consistent favorite, we love our meals at Scampo time and time again. Inside was loud due to a private event in half the dining room but we had a lovely table on their outdoor back patio. The spaghetti carbonara is delicious as always and we tried the burrata, peach, and prosciutto and the lobster pizza - a real standout.

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vipSPAJH
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit as good as the first.

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SeanC
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was phenomenal despite an active business dinner and a crowded restaurant - thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend’s birthday; was fantastic!

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vipSPAJH
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service and the patio!

JB
JeannieB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, atmosphere and food were all excellent. The waiters and hostess were all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

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ElizabethG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner--The risotto was so tasty, with a soft-shelled crab on top. Our waitress was outstanding, accomodating when there was a failure of communicaiton. We loved finishing with the root beer float!!

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vipRico
New England
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had another great meal at Scampo last evening, this time with my cousins and nephews. The place was pretty full on a Monday night, which translated into a somewhat noisy but energetic atmosphere. The service was good but the food was the highlight of the evening, especially the brick chicken and corn raviolis. That being said, Scampo will remain one of my "go to" spots in the city.

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vipBradW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely helpful and friendly. My guest asked for a table change, and they were very friendly through the whole thing. we ended up having a wonderful meal on the patio.

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MarionH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outdoors and it was lovely. Food was delicious!!

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ToddP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don’t miss the lobster pizza. Should not work but is beyond amazing.

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vipNeurotaster
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating a recent graduation from college. The food was delicious and the service staff were extremely attentive. Recommendations were on point. The noise level was quite loud maybe due to the brick walls and the internal acoustics. People are back enjoying inside dining and I can see why. Highly recommend.

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing our server was impeccable! The restaurant was very busy and our waitress did not miss a beat.

It's always a wonderful experience all around with each visit & stay!

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JuliaH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Every dish is very creative but not “weird”.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service and atmosphere

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vipPaulo123
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Boston on our way up to New Hampshire and stayed at Liberty Hotel at the recommendation of a friend. What a great hotel! Alibi was great for drinks and catching up with my friend before our delicious dinner at Scampo. I had the duck which was superb and my spouse had the bolengense. Everything was wonderful including the weather as we sat outside.

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Davisnest
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scampo is pricey, but well worth it. The service was top-notch, and my request for a quiet table was honored. Our entrees (red snapper, duck) were both exquisitely prepared, and there was a good selection of wines by the glass.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian, our waiter, was outstanding! The food has been and still is delicious!

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to enjoy dishes that have a simple, yet high flavor profile

The room has it's energy , that is enjoyable and inviting

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vipEdD3
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu. Great choices.
Loved every bite. Will be back soon.

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BillC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly anticipated our visit and was not disappointed. A fine dining experience.

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Dteamtime
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well prepared food with an interesting selection. Fun jazz vibe where you can have a relaxed conversation.

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popito
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with amazing food. Unique dishes with a full bar option and their signature cocktails. Parking in the city as always is troublesome but there is valet for $35 at the hotel.

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vipMichaelD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Great service and food. The menu changes seasonally so it stays fresh and not boring. Its nice that Lydia takes the time to stop at the tables and talk to the patrons.

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vipRonh
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fantastic. Food was great. Drinks were fantastic. Great time.

TJ
vipTravelJunkie
New England
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lydia Shire's restaurant not only has some of the best food in the Boston area, but her entire staff is first rate. Everyone is friendly, helpful, knowledgable, and loved by her, truly! We gave a her a "thumbs up" when she came out of the kitchen, and she joined us for almost 15mins. Some of that time was praising everyone who worked for her. One of our favorite restaurants, especially for special occasions and celebrations.

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Helen
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambience was cool but I was very disappointed by the food. I would rather go upstairs and grab a drink and bar food.

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vipJustinO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience all around

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jeffreyl
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Caesar salad bland, Red Snapper overcooked and dru

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KristyH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was horrible! Waitress was amazing though! To much money for the little portion of horrible food. Never again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice experience, made really special by our wonderful server!
She was so helpful, in choosing our wine and entrees, and we thoroughly enjoyed our choices.

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vipmikeg
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

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

AC
AndrewC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun place.

JO
vipJOANNAK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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
39 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
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.

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 4.6 stars by 2895 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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