Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

4.6
2966 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 2966 people are saying
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vipPeter
New England
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very energizing and fun environment; lots of celebratory groups on a Saturday night! Interesting and abundant food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are at the bar and the 2 girls serving were spectacular. My glasses were never empty and service was impeccable. Food was good, mushroom bisque a tad under seasoned, garlic bread limp but the lamb dish was amazing. Spicy hot and perfect. I’d hand out and have drink with the bartenders any day and people watch from the bar. Fun night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner

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BetseyC
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was great. Service was fine. The noise level was more than "energetic," however. it was deafening. it was impossible to carry on a conversation. my dinner companions and I were constantly shouting "what?" at each other. it was not a relaxing meal; it was stressful. Food of Scampo's quality (and cost) deserves much better.

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StephenB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Scampo routinely ignores reservation times. We have repeatedly waited anywhere from 20-30 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. They clearly are not interested in table turns. Lesson learned, get their at 6pm and park there ALL NIGHT!

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VicH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, great atmosphere, excellent service- we had a wonderful dinner at Scampo!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From service to food our dinner was a 10

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vipdiner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service as always. Not so keen on the choice of music... "Come On Eileen" is for a dive bar, not a classy restaurant. Music should enhance, not detract from the experience of the restaurant.

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vipOcmanos
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our twins 15 BD
Perfect for family as well

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vipChatham
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed at hotel for show @ TD and restaurant was amazing.
Had the Burrata & Scallops for apps and Swordfish & Duck for dinner.
really fun drink menu and Lenny was awesome!!

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent, she was very helpful in dinner selections

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AlyssaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and helped celebrate our anniversary perfectly.

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JillS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The wedge of sweet potato was virtually raw. The first course salad had way too little dressing and voter than a couple of candied nuts on it, was a boring salad. They reheat things w a microwave out in the open. The desserts were all premise and sloppily assembled. The thanksgiving turkey was excellent! The second course scallops were tasty, but served at room temperature. The server was friendly. Despite having a reservation, we (and other parties too) had to wait 15 mins for their tables.

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MichelleA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving experience! Warm and elegant atmosphere - delicious food and huge portions! Highly recommend

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vipSusanF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving restaurant experience in every sense! Table, service, food and ambiance. The best special occasion restaurant experience I’ve had in years. Well done, Scampo!👏🏻

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding dinner. Our server recommended a wonderful bottle of wine that the 3 of us shared with our dinners.

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vipecuman1
Tucson
40 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mohammed was exceptional- food exquisite- best Thanksgiving meal ever!

Thanks Lydia

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vipChristineD
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable time dining at Scampo!

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CaroleS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out on Thanksgiving due to a tragic personal event & Scampo provided the perfect setting & great food. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at Scampo

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vipVassili
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

like olive garden but in a hotel

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vipecuman1
Tucson
40 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great service. Thank you Lidia!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation as part of our trip to Boston. Jeffrey was our server and was very attentive all night. His recommendations were spot on and
good wine selection. We were greeted and taken to the table at the time of the reservation. Smart casual atmosphere.

We ordered: Indulgence : Steak Tartare & Caviar, Autumn’s Scampo Duck, Lamb Sirloin Paillard and for dessert Chocolate Bread Pudding.

The food was savory and the dessert was delicious.

Overall excellent service and good restaurant at The Liberty Hotel.

Will visit again.

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TinaS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With an early reservation it was surprising to see the dining room so busy, but our waiter was very attentive and friendly. I caught a glimpse of the chef, Lydia Shire, and waved ‘hi,’ on our way out. She thanked us for coming, which was a very nice gesture. The food was fresh, tasty, interesting but not unrecognizable, lol. I would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so great! The service was perfect. We had the Caesar salad and lobster pizza - a must-try. We had the pear cocktail and the margarita - with delicious blood orange juice. The pinot noir by the glass is great as well. I’ve dined here a few times recently, and this was by far the best experience yet. I recommend sitting at the regular tables instead of the high tops, if you can snag a reservation for one.

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Guidegirl
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster pizza is fantastic!

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mtol86
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service. Lovely ambiance although a bit noisy. Sit at the counter if you can!

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vipHappy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scampo was an amazing restaurant. Everything was great...

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is super friendly, the menu is fantastic. Food was delicious!

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BostonLuther
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife and her twin sister for an early dinner to celebrate their birthday on the 16th November.. We were not disappointed, everything was up to its usual standard, excellent.
I am no allowed to disclose their age.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Noisy!

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vipsfgn
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Always enjoy coming back.

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vipmariom
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant.
Delicious 😋 Italian food.
Great atmosphere.
The best tiramisu we have ever had.😋😋😋
I loved 🥰 it.

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DeboraR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening and the food and service were excellent. The noise level was a little too high for us to totally enjoy having a four-way conversation. We are older. We did ask for a quieter table and the staff did their best to seat us in a reasonable location. Still a bit too noisy for all of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Food was excellent!

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Bucky
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Just really loud restuarant, but that has been the way there
except during the first year of the pandemic. However, everything else that
was spectacular makes up for the noise.

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DrLydiaGray
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong dining at Scampos. Foods always excellent

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vipDavidS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Great wine and service. Good food.

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vipHenryJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and imaginative. Would like to see more veg options.

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MollyS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My company had a great team dinner at Scampo. The table at the back was perfect for our big group, and the service was excellent. Our waiter and all the staff that we came in contact with were so profession and on top of it. I hope the waitstaff at Scampo get all the credit and support they deserve, because they really made this dinner seamless. The food was tremendous. Every single bite was perfect. My measure of a good restaurant is when even the sides on the entree is the best version of it you've ever had (ex: celery root puree, sauteed spinach). I highly recommend Scampo!

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 2966 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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