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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for a Date (41)
Creative Cuisine (39)
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Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Business Meals (26)
Bar Seating (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Romantic (22)
Fun (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
People Watching (11)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

I had fond memories of a visit several years ago and looked forward to a "date" with my husband. Sadly, our meal fell far short of expectations. We ordered the sirloin and sides to share. The sides were tasty while the beef was mediocre. If we return we will order something else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was very professional and amicable. The room is beautiful. It all started well, with the great service, good wine and the grissini and pesto brought quickly to the table. It tasted great and we were excited! We started analyzing the menu and it felt a bit confusing but we made our choices. We started sharing a pizza which was good. Than, main courses came. Not good at all. Too many ingredients and ideas on the plate and nothing really tasting good. Quite frustrating.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Friends who had lived in Boston told us this was their favorite restaurant. We were in Boston to visit colleges with our granddaughter. Service and food were outstanding! Wonderful atmosphere and lighting. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Waiter was attentive and charming. All around a great experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good but not outstanding, service was attentive but not overbearing. We would return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I ate at Scampo on Valentine's Day. It was a very disappointing dining experience. Our table was situated such that the lights of the out going valet cars were in his eyes. We ordered a bread that was described as having cheese, tomatoes and basil on top. The cheese was partially melted pizza cheese, the "tomatoes" consisted of the pizza sauce and the basil was a ball of green. It was basically a cold flatbread. The beet salad consisted of cone shaped beet triangles with frisee on a creamy cheese- lackluster. My husband enjoyed his duck very much. I returned my salmon to the kitchen as it was too undercooked for my liking- the waitress did not ask, not did I specify how to cook the fish. Our desert was a very tasty chocolate cake with strawberry sauce that was so thick and sweet it seemed best used in a frozen daiquiri. Our waitress was lovely and attentive to our table but that isn't enough to overcome the dinner. I am shocked and surprised that Lydia Shire is associated with this quality of food.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

I usually like Scampo but this meal was all around trash. The menu was boring, the food even more so. Totally bland and a complete waste of a night. Very disappointed from start to finish.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice place - great food, friendly service. I would recommend to friends that visit Boston.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and experience. Lobster pizza fantastic

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

everything was perfect, will definitely be back real soon. it’s located inside the liberty hotel, a renovated modern scenic hotspot that was once the old suffolk county jail.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Boston. Portion sizes are worth the price and the food is delicious.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding meal!!! Fantastic service-Kurt is great! Along with out of the world food thanks to Lydia!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a fantastic family celebration dinner with our two teenage children. The menu is fantastic and everyone's food was delicious. Love the high top tables - super comfortable stools. Our waiter was great. We will definitely come again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service and food was amazing. The only concern was the location of our table. The four person high top table was too close to the front door and because of the cold weather outside it prohibited us from being comfortable during dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always the energy was high and food was very good, but the food service level this time was very slow... we had excellent service at the bar. Our waiter was very distracted/forgetful. They were very busy but still.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great ambiance and Italian wines. Not their usual great service, though: I waited a long time and finally had to go ask the hostess if we could please be assigned a waiter/waitress. Unusual since usually they're pretty available.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything was great with the exception of paying over 20 dollars for just two scallops. We both agreed the size should have been doubled

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always an amazing experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service were outstanding. Nice wine list, particularly Italian reds, with wide range of pricing and selections. Mozzarella offerings were truly tasty, and the fresh pastas were a treat! All food is freshly prepared in an open kitchen, our server had an abundance of great suggestions for appetizers, entrees, and dessert, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. First off I want to commend our server for not just providing great recommendations but for being engaging and helpful in making a special night go off without any problems.

If you enjoy cheese than you cannot pass up on the Mozzarella tasting and the handmade breads.

And if you are a fan of lamb then I would say to try and go on Saturday when they have the baby lamb special, because it was excellent and may have been one of the best lamb dishes I have ever had.

Overall it was a great experience and would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent all round. Good and very friendly service, excellent food choices, very imaginative and wide selection. Moderate noise level. Highly recommended. Some excellent low price pasta options, through moderate cost entrees such as brick chicken and salmon, right up to expensive venison and lobsters. So how much you pay is up to you. So good we went again the next evening to try another dish. We were not disappointed.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Used to be great. Go regularly, but seems to have gone downhill. Tonight screwed up orders and forgot some. Then they said they wouldn’t charge us for the orders not brought to the table. Really?

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant never fails. Lydia Shire has a way of keeping us coming back, with a meld of flavors, textures, and colors in addition to taste . We dine out often in Boston's best with an emphasis on Italian and French food. This is second to none! We always request our favorite waiter, Cesare, who is most knowledgeable about Scampo's wine list and menu. One can feel his passion for food as he describes the specials of the day as well as in his response to your questions about the menu. Scampos is the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Ah-mazing! The architecture of the hotel is crazy cool in keeping the elements of the actual jail cells in the design. We were there while the sun was setting & the light shining through the tall glass windows was beautiful. The waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable & friendly. The hostesses were lovely. The food was out of this world!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always enjoy our time at Scampo. Unfortunately I was served the wrong dish, The Pig alforno, when I ordered the Pork Chop. The dish presentation made it look like a pork chop, but the fat content was too much for me to handle as I learned in the middle of the night

We will come back but I am going to much more diligent in paying attention to what is served to me

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food is very good and the chef is good. But the restaurant is so overpriced and the cost of a glass of wine ridiculous. Also, the night that I went the restaurant rushed us out because they had a party for the employees scheduled . I'm sorry, when you go to a restaurant that costs as much as this one does you want to make an experience of it and not be rushed out at 8:30pm!! This boils down to greed and the managers should have shut the restaurant for this night if they were more concerned about a company party for their employees then their customers. I'm honestly not sure I will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very interesting food. Well worth the trip. A bit pricey but it is Boston.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fiun place but can be very noisy . Great mozzarella bar

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Superb waiter and to die for special...mahi mahi with a shrimp risotto.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was incredible! I will definitely be back soon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All I can say is that it's on my favorites list.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had Thanksgiving dinner here and it was excellent. Reasonably priced for the occasion and actually more food than we could eat. A fine, tasty experience. Unfortunately, the regular menu on New Year's Day did not compare. The serving lady was expert but promoted the more expensive items. The portions were small and I thought over-priced for what we got. I had beet risotto with lobster (odd combination). There was a small amount of risotto -- I'd say about half a cup and a bit runny -- with a sliver of lobster. The flavor of the risotto was good. The side dish of several stalks of broccoli was under done. My friends were happy with their meals but they were also well-lubricated. The chocolate dessert was quite rich. Looking ahead, I'll consider special occasions when there are special menus but if this was an example of daily fare, probably not.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good drinks and dinner! Located in the liberty hotel which use to be a jail! So cool!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Scampo never disappoints. I always try to go when traveling thru Boston. The food is fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious as always & excellent service. We love eating at Scampo when we get into the city. It’s consistently good & service is always second to none.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Half the group drove in from NH the other half from RI. There was lots of traffic and we didn't arrive at the same time. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Thank you!

We were able to have a post Christmas celebration in a relaxed atmosphere. The food and wine were delicious. I highly recommend the clam pizza and greek salad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My second time there and was equally pleased the second time around. Great food, service, ambiance and fun.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

one of the best in Boston. Very annoying to have to write 50 characters-no more reviews

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve treat for my family. Very nice. Friendly staff. Pretty space. My husband had the Duck risotto which was incredible. My lobster beet risotto not so good. But all in all a memorable holiday evening.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Scampos. Very consistent and fabulous food. A must go to restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed service and food! I had lamb specialty and my son had the duck, both delicious!

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