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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

Fit for Foodies (38)
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Business Meals (33)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Romantic (19)
Hot Spot (18)
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Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
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Casual (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
People Watching (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

The best pasta with clams ever! My friend had risotto - fabulous! For a large space, it feels warm and cozy yet, alive, fun and upscale. Service is wonderful without being overbearing. A must go to place for delicious, really delicious food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great - the dumping the breadsticks on the table was a little weird but everything was delicious. Will definitely return!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

I was really looking forward to going here for a special occasion with a family member. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was exceptional, especially Brian. They do this thing where they start by coming over to the table with the bread sticks on a plate, and then dump them onto the table, onto the tablecloth. Kind of weird. The green sauce is on a large plate and with 4 people sharing it? The appetizers were good, but not great. I ordered the steak. For 48 Dollars, I didn't expect it to be sliced up like deli meat. Very disappointed. I have to say, the pork chop was amazing, and with the side dishes they served with it, made it the hit of the night. I would be hard pressed to recommend Scampo to anyone. There are so many amazing restaurants in Boston to choose from, and at this price you should leave feeling good about your meal. And for Gods sake, don't start off the meal by having someone walk over, and throw bread sticks all over your table.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My favorite place lunch in Boston when I'm in the city. The quality of the ingredients and the amazing flavors of the food make every meal a culinary delight. I particularly like the fish dishes. Along with great service, an excellent selection of wines by the glass, and a comfortable, quiet ambiance , they all combine to make Scampo an outstanding experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Had a drink up in Clink before dinner. Great vibe throughout the hotel.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been a few times and now can't say I'll be going back. Service was horrible. We had 8pm reservations and were not seated until about 8.30. Many other people seemed to be walking in off the street and sitting. The manager tried to accommodate with a starter but nothing got better after that. Our waiter didn't truly know the menu. After salads and drinks--our meal was so delayed we didn't actually eat until 10.30! It seemed a few people in our section were in similar situations. Its the holiday season--the restaurant should be more prepared with better qualified staff on a Saturday night.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

There was way too much staff and it got very confusing. 10 people must have come up to us and I felt like we were constantly being bothered. When it came to split the bill at the end, of course, someone came up and took both our credit cards so my fiance and I could split the bill. But then only my card was charged because some other staff took my fiance's and did not connect the dots. It was very annoying. Food is overpriced and it was so dark and loud.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter was very kind and attentive. But we went on Sunday at 2pm and the only available menu was brunch, and the offerings were limited. A better selection would have been nice. Also, in spite of the dining room being mostly empty, we were sat right next to the register, and one waiter was training another waiter, and our Entire meal was over shadowed by how to ring this and that up. I wish I had said something. But the restaurant was nice, the decor good, the waiter very good. Just the menu and our seating were disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went on a Saturday 1:00 pm for lunch
Only brunch menu was available
I send up ordering the lemon rissoto.
The risotto was swimming on yellow fat
I end up having a belly pain after.
Not a good choice at all for a family lunch on Saturday

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food is always delicious. The noise level at dinner was so loud we couldn’t hear each. This has been our experience several times. We will not go back for dinner. We enjoy sitting at the bar around 5pm when it’s quiet. Staff was attentive to the gluten free guest we had with us and brought him a sorbet on the house for his birthday. Classy place except the noise level which is due to the walls and high ceiling which can’t be fixed. Go early before the crowds arrive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was well seasoned and very tasty. I had the beet risotto with lobster, whuch I would definitely order again, though a larger piece of lobstee would have been appreciated. My companion had the lobster pizza which he insisted I taste. It was astoundingly flavorful, it was a symphony of flavor set forth on a palette of pizza dough. A novel meal idea that was executed beautifully and tasted delightful. Our server was thoughtful, attentive and exceptional.

The only thing I did NOT like was that the breadsticks were shuttled off the platter and onto the tablecloth - neither sanitary nor appetizing. I tasted the one breadstick that didn't touch the tablecloth and it was rather tasty. If the idea is to save space as the bread sticks are rather long, perhapa they coulf be placed in a tall vase-like container. If it's just a novel way to present them, it should be stopped, as placing them directly onto the tablecloth irrevocably negates their appeal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very good meal in a very pleasant environment. Virtually all of my business meals are at Scampo's. Hightly recommended

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Given that it is a hotel restaurant and priced as such, I expected more from Scampo. The restaurant smelled like fish during the whole meal. Additionally, the seats are dirty and need to be reupholstered. Overall, the ambience was lacking and the food did not do enough to soften the blow.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving- it was very busy, but they handled the crowd beautifully. We were not rushed at all, the service was attentive as usual.Our only complaint was that the opening greens dish and the soup were a bit bland tasting. The rest of the traditional turkey dinner was delicious. The cranberry sauce and gravy were especially wonderful as was the pumpkin roulade for dessert. Scampo’s serves the tastiest decaf coffee I’ve ever had. Excellent restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at Scampo! The roasted oyster mushroom soup was amazing! A couple of us had the traditional turkey dinner, which was excellent, especially the extra savory gravy and anadama suffing. Others ventured into less traditional TG options, such as roast duck and veal porterhouse. Portions were generous enough to feel like a feast. A very memorable holiday meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving Dinner. What we liked: the Mushroom Soup, the Scallop appetizer, the Pork Chop, the Short Rib, The Chilean Sea Bass. The pumpkin dessert, the pecan dessert.
What we did not like. The vegetarian options were way to limited. Prior to the event the menu showed the availability of pizza. When we were handed the menu there were no pizzas. Also our table was located under a vent and cold air was blowing on us for most of the meal. We asked to have this corrected but it took way to long for that to happen.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Scampo is always special. When you want excellent service. Great atmosphere, delicious food and selection, this is the go to place.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was lovely. Our server was excellent. Some of the courses were rushed to the table, which is a pet peeve - one member of our party hadn’t finished the salad and our appetizers were there, including hers, so she had two huge plates in front of her. Awkward, and easily avoided.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at Scampo included a traditional turkey dinner as well as other items for those who are not turkey lovers. The biscuits with molasses butter were a tasty way to start our meal. In our group we had a traditional thanksgiving dinner, a veal porterhouse chop (yummy gnocchi accompanying the chop) and the buratta mache salad. The dark chocolate truffle tart was intensely chocolate and delicious. The pecan brown sugar cake was also a good desert choice. We enjoyed our thanksgiving treat in the beautiful space - we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Scampo is dependably good and is very accessible due to its excellent location, so l have dined there many times and always enjoyed it. My recent visit 2 days ago was a bit sub-par for this otherwise excellent establishment. A diner had the pork chop and it was enough for 3 people. II wish the server had informed us of the size of the appetizers as we could have done with 50% less. The white cheese/fig/truffle pizza was excellent, as always, and is reason enough to return. It is expensive, but typical of a Boston restaurant. II will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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