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Permanently Closed - Scapa Italian Kitchen

4.3
535 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Scapa Italian Kitchen is an upscale casual Italian restaurant that also serves steaks, seafood and burgers. The menu is large and diverse. All dishes are made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

We are located in the heart of downtown Clarendon Hills just steps from the METRA station.

Scapa has a separate bar area. The full bar offers specialty cocktails, a terrific wine list, and a great selection of domestic, import and craft beers.

Family owned.

Kid’s menu available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday through Thursday
11:30AM – 2:30PM
4:00PM – 9:00PM

Friday and Saturday
11:30AM – 2:30PM
4:00PM – 10:00PM

Sunday
4:00PM – 9:00PM

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Phone number
(630) 323-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Scapa offers four unique dining areas from 8 guests up to 200.
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Catering
Catering menu available.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Plenty of parking all around the restaurant.
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Public transit
Clarendon Hills is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line. Scapa is one block from this stop.
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Special events & promotions
Memorable get-togethers begin with attentive and careful planning. Our team will work with you to design a distinctive menu that expertly complements food and wine.

Scapa offers four unique dining areas from 8 guests up to 200.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

In a party of four, we had four separate entrees. Everyone enjoyed their meal from a an extensive menu.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2016

Excellent service and meal. The pasta was tender and fresh. The scallops were also very tasty and perfect texture. I recommend wine over drinks.

I had purchased a gift card for my parents based on a recommendation (I am from out of town) which was mailed and never received. They were very good about replacing it.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Have been there many times and this time food. It as good.

Had to wait a long time for dinner even though not very crowded.

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2016

We went for birthday dinner early on Friday and as we were ordering the calamari they said sorry we are out of that. Them she informed us they were out of veal and the short bibs . This is a Italian restaurant. Also when we order the drinks they ran out of beer glasses. The place was not crowded and at 6:30 on a Friday night I think they should have a stocked kitchen.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2016

cold coffee, waitress not particularly attentive, 5 people; 2 had cold food but no one wanted to complain. As the hostess paying the bill I was pretty angry no one spoke up! But why did we get cold food and cold coffee ... . oh I know, no one wants to do their job!

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2016

We have mentioned before that items on menu not available. This visit was no exception.
Wine ordered....was out
Soup ordered...none left

Best part of dining however is food is consistently served hot.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Love the GF options and the minestrone soup!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2016

Scapa was excellent. We were greeted immediately as we walked in by the very friendly owner and we were sat right away. Our server was very friendly and energetic and told us about the menu since it was our first time. We went on half off wine night! A few of their wines are offered for half price, and we enjoyed the chianti. The bread rolls were excellent with a garlic butter on them. For entrees I got the chicken limone and my mom got the short rib cavatelli. We both wanted the short rib but did not want to get the same thing and I was very happy I did get the chicken limone, the chicken was excellent and came with a very lemony butter sauce. The short rib cavatelli was amazing too, but I love anything with calabrese chilies :) We finished with the creme brûlée, which was so good as well. My mom always gets creme brûlée if it is offered and she particularly loved Scapas! We will be back since she lives so close and the menu is huge so there is plenty to choose from.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Very good food but hostess seated us in a dead zone & we had to witness a "not my table" argument amongst the servers. A first week employee was assigned to our table and luckily for us he worked hard to overcome the earlier slight to us by the other servers. Future patrons be aware.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Food came out in a timely fashion and was delicious. Only complaint is we ordered the calamari and it suspiciously came after 2 minutes. It was warm but I didn't think it was fresh. After we finished the appetizer, another waiter came by with another plate of calamari so I think that was ours and we might have been given one that was sitting out for a while.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2016

The food was good and the menu is extensive. There are a lot of options to choose from with a range of prices. Nice atmosphere with dining room options, bar options and more private dining. They also have some good week night specials.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2016

One of my favorites in the Western burbs!

Great for date night, but also kid friendly and the food is delicious!

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2016

This is an upscale establishment with a deep seafood selection. Scapa's crab cake appetizer is pricey, but worth it! When we are in the area, we often stop in for dinner.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2016

Great food at a reasonable price, with outstanding service. Our new favorite! We especially appreciated the thoughtfulness of the hostess, who immediately told us that they had several parties that night and asked if we wanted a quieter location. Little things like that separate the outstanding restaurants from the merely excellent.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Saturday night was very busy and service was attentive but spotty. We initially waited quite a while for drinks to be served, but luckily our dinner companions enjoy a leisurely dinner. Side salads served with entrees are always fresh. Sausage stuffed chicken was very nicely prepared. We don't usually order desserts, but the mini tiramisu, creme brûlée and lemon tart all were a great end to the meal.

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1.0Dined on November 12, 2016

So disappointed in this Restaurant... the Food was average at Best, the Prices were high for the amount of food received, the Service was slow at Best, the Noise level was loud and hard to hear one other. We went there on a whim after receiving a Coupon. As it turns out the waiter forgot to deduct the coupon and I didn't want to wait any longer to get it fixed-couldnt find the waiter to even ask. There are not enough servers for the amount of people during Weekend dinner.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Fabulous food

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Great Dining Gem. Excellent food! Wonderful, friendly staff!

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Usually top notch
This Time not so much.
Place was empty and they made us wait at the bar.
Worst was my husband was given a filthy wine glass.
A very off night.
Left feeling we won't return for a while.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2016

Grilled calamari is one of our favorite starters at Scapa. This time it was chewy, and usually it's really tender. Only disappointment of the evening. Entrees were yummy, and soup and salad are included in the price of the entrees. Salads are always fresh and the balsamic vinaigrette is lovely.

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2016

We have been here twice and both times the food has been delicious whether it is a pasta dish or meat entree. Most of the desserts are made at the restaurant and they are great for sharing.

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2.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Overpriced wine. $16 for a 4oz. pour of $18.00 Chianti is ridiculous. The squash ravioli tasted like a desert, not an entrée. Too sweet.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is excellent and so is the service. We eat here often.

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2016

It was a quiet Sunday but the usual great service and good food, even the bread rolls.

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2016

This was not a first time visit, but rather my fifth and while I never considered the food great, it was adequate and a convenient location to meet friends. It took over an hour to get our bottle of wine, and then another hour plus for our food....it was not a busy night. Veal picante was heavily breaded and the sauce on the pasta thick and over lemony. I brought most of mine home but eating it a second day was not an option....Once was more than enough. The manager did apologize and comped the wine along with the chicken Francese that was so thickly coated in lemon sauce it was not edible. Overall really bad night at Scarpo, will likely try again due to location but will stick to a simple pasta dish when I do. Will also grab a glass of wine from the bar. Lighten up on the lemon and breading and get people their wine!

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Busy night with birthday party. Our private draped area gave us some privacy and quiet. Our waiter was very nice and apologetic about slow service because of large party group. Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Overall, we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. All of the staff were very friendly but spread a little thin the night we dined there. All of the food was really tasty from the soup to the dessert!! We will definitely be going back to try other dishes.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2016

Delicious $5 burger on Tuesday nights! Scapa fries are super yummy too. My recommendation would be to sit inside during rush hours as the volume of the trains take away from the ambiance and conversation.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2016

We have Pasta it was good but we ordered a sauce with with bones in it different but wouldn't order it again

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1.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Service was terrible. We were the only couple in the bar waiting for our drinks which took 15 minutes or more to serve. The manager said the bartender had to find basil for my wife's drink but never communicated that to the waitress and us. Never one to complain but 4 people came in after us and all got their order by the same bartender. Didn't seem like they cared at all when we brought the wait to their attention. The place needs some adult supervision.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

Great food, great service. We frequent Scapa's about once a month. Family friendly place with terrific food.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2016

We had a coupon, so we decided to try Scapa. The big mistake was not coming sooner. We had two appetizers on two-for-one night (Monday). Highly recommend the grilled calamari. Wow! Ditto the shrimp and polenta. Very spicy, and I cannot recall ever having better polenta. I had the cavatelli con carne -- short ribs with spinach and penne pasta. Rich and filling. Wife had the whitefish, which was also prepared perfectly. They were able to accommodate our gluten-free requests quite nicely, and the service overall (Rebecca was our wait person) was as good as what you would expect at a high-end restaurant. Monday is a quiet night, I think. The place was only about half full, so she had time to spend with us. But I'm sure the quality of service is the same every night. Good place, a little hard to find if you don't live in the area, but definitely worth it. Highly recommend Scapa.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2016

All food selections made that evening were great. Everyone had a good time. Will go back again.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Food options are diverse. Service was outstanding. Everyone left there full and happy!!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2016

Grilled calamari is always a hit! Never have had a bad meal at Scapa.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2016

3 of us had a fish selection, all choose something different, all were excellent. I do eat meat but prefer quality of fish when dining out and I appreciate the multiple options on their menus. Enjoyed the our night out!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Awesome, awesome, awesome chicken Marsala! Would love to know their secret ingredient!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2016

Celebrated my birthday, and my husband's . We were a group of five; enough of a varied menu for everyone's tastes. Our server, Cleo, was attentive. Will be coming back with other friends soon. Food was awesome!!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2016

I had been wanting to try this place and was so glad I did. The wine list isn't extensive, but what they have is good. I ordered the eggplant parmesan, which came with soup or salad. I had a butternut squash soup that was very tasty and smooth. The eggplant had a nice crisp crust and just the right amount of breading, sauce and cheese. It came with a small side of pasta as well. More than enough food for one person. The staff was very attentive, constantly checking that we were ok. I can't wait to go back and try another dish! The restaurant has a nice, relaxed feel and is pretty quiet, so conversation is really easy to hold. They have a small patio area out front as well.

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