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About Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

Award-winning chef Lydia Shire is known for pushing the envelope and creating an unrivaled culinary experience. Her Italian concept in Scampo follows suit. The restaurant pairs simple, rustic food, chic Italian design and a glorious open kitchen.

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm,
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm,
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Cambridge

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 536-2100

Website:
http://www.scampoboston.com/

Parking Details:
Valet service is offered. Street Parking is available. Garage Parking is available at Mass General Hospital

Public Transit:
Located directly across the street from Charles/MGH stop on the red line

Executive Chef:
Simon Restrepo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (38)
Special Occasion (37)
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Business Meals (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Romantic (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Authentic (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
People Watching (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
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Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (8)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I had the short ribs which were mostly fat - I was very disappointed, especially considering it was the most expensive entree on the menu. The service was good although the waitress kept trying to get us to order more food. Overall, it was not a good experience - I was very disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent in every way! Menu has something for everyone and every bite was insanely delicious!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My fiancé and I thought that the food was great. The portions could have been better to reflect the price for the meal. Drink we’re great. The only other negative was the service seemed to be a bit of a rush as in they want to get us out to clear off the table for new customers

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our 5th anniversary. The atmosphere was great. The service was attentive and knowledgeable and definitely enhanced our experience. The food was incredible as well. The appetizers and entrees were both great, we licked all plates clean. Our server also brought out a couple desserts for us since he knew it was our anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a 5:30! Reservation with out two very well behaved mellow and adorable girls age 12 and 10 and they still stuffed us in the back and wouldn’t accommodate a move. So weird as the last time we were there a tear sho Lydia took them on a kitchen tour. The lack of friendliness this time was very evident and not enough choices on menu-

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It's always a treat to eat at Scampo - great people-watching, good food, good cocktails, it's a scene.
The food was artfully prepared, perfectly cooked, delicious. It has an energy that you won't find everywhere.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had an excellent birthday dinner here with friends and family. The food and service were top-notch. This place is a gem!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were really wowed by the Liberty Hotel altogether and had a wonderful lunch at Scampo. The dining area is such a pleasant, spacious and comfy spot with lots of light and a view of the outside patio. As there were fewer vegetarian choices on the menu outside of pasta, our server was very accommodating, suggesting they could create a special vegetarian salad for my friend who was celebrating a birthday. The food was quite good and reasonably priced. We felt well taken care of and look forward to coming again and telling all our friends as well!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I've been to Scampo a dozen or so times, and I have had an EXCELLENT meal every time. Highly recommend Scampo

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Menu choices were great but the overall dining experience was mediocre.

Restaurant lighting was poor. Noise level made talking through dinner nearly impossible.

Food prep and delivery less than expected

I’ve had lunch here before and it was great.

I may try it again but not right away

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was great and so were the drinks. Perfect location

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had an excellent meal of gnocchi and snails - one of the best meals I have had here...and we have been eating here at least once a month for the last several months...if you haven't tried this place - you should...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was not the first time we ate at Scampos but we were extremely disappointed in the whole experience. We were a party of 6 and they placed us to the left of the kitchen. After we had ordered, a large group gathered just beyond our table with just a low folding wall separating us. It turned out to be a very loud group to the point that we could not talk to each other over the noise. We complained to our waiter right away but he said they would quiet down. Unfortunately, they only got louder. By the time we were ready to pay our bill, the group was out of control. The manager who we requested to see apologized and said if she was aware sooner she would have moved us. She removed our appetizers from the bill. I have to ask though, how does a manager not circulate in the restaurant and noticed such a disruption during the night and why was a large party booked when it could not be contained in an enclosed room. Clearly there was no concern for other patrons in the restaurant and they only seemed to see dollar signs from the large group. Probably won't be going back anytime soon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding evening! The Sunday supper is spectacular! Amazing Cesar salad, chicken parmigiana and Spumoni!!! Arugula salad and tandoori scallops were delicious as always!!! Our server Manny was 5- Star! Can’t wait to return to Scampo!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and drinks were amazing. Was very happy with the brunch menu. The suckling pig ravioli with exotic mushrooms was delicious. Loved the ambience and decor of the restaurant. Wasn't impressed with the tiramisu it lacked espresso taste that I wanted and was alittle watery.

Also, disappointed that my requests weren't fulfilled via booking opentable. I asked for a high top and also asked for a birthday dessert to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday both were not fulfilled.

Overall, would definitely go back to dine at Scampo.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A favorite of mine, charmimg waitstaff and amazing food

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Started badly when they sat us in the dark and we have been several times before but this was dreadful. Food wasn’t at all close to their standard and the service was mediocre and rushed. We ordered two things that never appeared. One side order and coffee at the end of the meal although they did manage to put the coffee on the bill even if it didn’t quite make it to the table. It’s a shame it used to be one of our favorite local places.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were so happy with our evening at Scampo. We were planning to sit at a table but found 3 great seats at the bar while waiting for our table and decided to dine at the bar. Our bartender was wonderful, fun and took such good care of us- even shared some cookies with us at the end of our meal! All our food was so tasty, from the lobster pizza, mozzarella and prosciutto, spaghetti alle vongole, the cod, seasonal ravioli. We always leave here so happy we came!! We will be back soon! Thank you for having us!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

On a Thursday evening, so loud we could not hear one another despite sitting on two adjacent sides of the table. The food was average.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Simply put : .... lobster pizza .... sliced sirloin ... truffle fries ... baby blue meritage ... and the cookie plate .... great service ... laid back atmosphere... recommend for a nice nite out .... gm jay baker thumbs up for a great table !!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The braised short ribs were incredible! Will definitely go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Date night with the wife started brilliantly from the moment we arrived. People watched at the bar until we were ready to dine and basked in the atmosphere. Staff worked hard to keep customers happy and we loved the interactions we had with them - added to the night.
Food was incredible and exceeded our expectations. So fresh and flavourful. Would definitely go there again.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Starting with he mozzarella sampler and going right through to the tiramisu, Scamp has found a way to be eclectic and fusion without being overly fussy or cute. They know good food, how to present it, how to mix Indian, Italian, New England and all-American food in ways that make sense, and with good humor (the prison metaphors carry throughout the whole menu, as the former home of the Charles St. jail).
I couldn't recommend it more highly, with excellent service from the maitre d's, our waiter Cesare, and everyone else.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were great ! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The beef carpaccio mozzarella was amazing and our server was excellent:)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent all around ! Prosciutto appetizer was insane and lobster pizza always a favorite. Divine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service. Great food. Great selections. Convenient to get to. We ate outside and it was very pleasant. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was not our best meal at Scampo. Food was great service lacked. Our waiter was only semi observant of our needs. I had to pour my own wine that I made $125 for after patiently waiting to be poured. I mentioned in my initial reservation it was my fiancé’s birthday and it wasn’t recognized, while other tables were. Again food was good but service lacked. I have often taken clients to Scampo but will now rethink my options.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We enjoyed our meal immensely. The menu offers something for every taste. However the bar across from the restaurant was horrible? We recommend that you find another spot for a drink before dinner if you so choose.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was our second visit to this restaurant and I must say the service and food was noticeable better. We had a wonderful waitress that willing to guide us through the menu and offered to have changes made to our selections to suit our tastes. We will definitely return to this restaurant in the future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food! Thoughtful service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Unfortunate. we have been to Scampo several times and found it to be a wonderful restaurant. Unfortunately our last experience had the service extremely lacking. we were a party of 5 and three of our meals were brought out cold and had to be sent back. One meal was brought out at least 15 minutes prior to the other 4 which made for an akward dinner. This is a very high end restaurant and one would expect the service to be up to par. The restaurant did apologize and comp our appetizer, however the entire evening was jaded by the entrée experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

the front of the house , reception is very disorganized and not very engaging just going thru the motions.

Food was just ok average at best and we dine out quite a bit.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The pizza was touted as having fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce but neither was true. Two of us ordered the pasta special with crab and white truffles The past arrived without the truffles. We asked the waiter if they shaved it at the table. He returned with a few slices of truffle on a plate which he proceeded to scrape on the past with a knife. We ordered a gluten free cake for someone's birthday and it arrived with a gluten free cake topped with non-gluten free ice-cream. The restaurant is noisy and impossible to hear someone at the end of a table for eight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service from the moment I made the reservation. My daughter and her two friends, and I were celebrating her 16th birthday in Boston for the weekend, we had concert tickets and decided to book an early dinner.
I booked it through OpenTable, and a few days after, I received a phone call from the restaurant asking if there were any special requests for the evening. I asked if I could have the pastry chef bake a cake for her and personalize it. They said no problem-asked what flavor, size, etc.
Two days before our reservation, they called again to confirm that everything was all set. Both times they called, the young lady was extremely polite and helpful .
When we arrived, everything was set up for us, we had a delicious dinner perfectly timed with bringing the cake out with birthday candles and a sparkler.
Truly impeccable service, and delicious food.
We all enjoyed the dinner at Scampo!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything at Scampo was memorable...the service was flawless, the food was absolutely exceptional, and the atmosphere was spot on. We started with the burrata, proscuitto, and arugula appetizer. Even though this dish is simple, it was presented flawlessly and the quality of the ingredients was superb. One of us ordered the brick chicken and literally cleaned the plate, not leaving a morsel or bit of gravy behind. It is one item on the menu that takes a little longer (according to our server) but we didn't mind at all since we had such a nice table (with the most comfortable chairs!!!). And one of us ordered the halibut which was cooked perfectly and came with the most delicious presentation of thin ribbons of seasoned squash twirled together. We decided to indulge and ordered the Chocolate Decadence...out of this world dark chocolate mousse-like dessert with fleur de sel caramel and malted milk chocolate ice cream.
Our experience at Scampo was memorable and Scampo has quickly ascended to the top of our list of favorite restaurants in Boston!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent service, food, and fun atmosphere. Valet parking exceptional

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, good service, pricey but worth it! Went there for our anniversary and would recommend it for any special occasion!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very allergy friendly!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This restaurant is incredible!! The food was amazing, as was the service. It is very loud however so if you're looking for quiet & romantic - this is not the place! Can't wait to get back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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