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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

86% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (37)
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Business Meals (28)
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Romantic (24)
Hot Spot (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fun (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Casual (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (12)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
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Local Ingredients (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (8)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 13, 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 11, 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 31, 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 29, 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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 (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 25, 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 25, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

chief's special for the night was blackened bass that was much less than our server led us to expect. The dish was poor and did not include the lobster or the crab portions that our server told us was part of the dish. I will not return. if you do chose to go be forewarned and prepared

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Scampo is always fantastic. Great food, great wine list and a lively scene.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

While the noise level was extremely high, the food was truly excellent. I had the grouper special which was the best I've ever had and my husband had the swordfish which was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very interesting Italian menu with continental choices as well. The quality was excellent. Wine list good but high priced and some games on years.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful meal for my 50th! Great time! Even had the honor of dining just tables away from Boston mayor, Marty Walsh!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great food. Parking was a bit of a hassle as valet was overwhelmed. But once inside it was great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first time at Scampo but will not be our last. Excellent food, interesting decor and the Liberty Hotel is fascinating. Our waitress was excellent; she, obviously had been there for some time . Wonderful dining experience; a bit pricey so bring your checkbook but, overall, worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent house made pasta and other great Italian dishes.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 10, 2017

Wonderful!! Great place to celebrate birthdays.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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