About Scopa Neighbourhood Italian

Scopa is a lively Italian-inspired neighbourhood restaurant located in the heart of the Tuxedo Park Community in Calgary. Community is at our core and we work hard to create an atmosphere where our guests are received as if going somewhere familiar, just as you would find in small town eateries all over Italy.



Chef Justin Lall seeks out seasonally fresh, local ingredients and allows them to shine in boldly-flavored contemporary Italian preparations with an emphasis on simplicity. We match our culinary offerings with a hand-selected wine list, served by knowledgeable, friendly, and genuine food and wine enthusiasts.



Really, we just love to eat and drink fine things and share them with our friends.

2220 Centre Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 2T5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
22 Avenue N

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 276-2030

Website:
http://www.scopacalgary.com/

Parking Details:
We have two private lots on the property (one on the north side and one on the south side). There is also plenty of street parking in the area.

Public Transit:
CTS #3 stops right across the Centre Street from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Justin Lall

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From Italian Regional Dinner's to our annual Harvest Festival, Scopa frequently hosts new, fun events. Visit www.scopacalgary.com and join our mailing list to stay in the loop!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering regular service on new years eve with reservations available until late.

Scopa Neighbourhood Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for a Date (30)
Casual (26)
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Comfort Food (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was great. Food was delicious. My brother in law and myself had the duck on special and were amazed at the portion sizes and the flavour of the duck. The veggies on the side were undercooked but the duck made up for this. My sister in law had the linguine vongole which was very good and of a good portion size. My girlfriend had the ravioli which was good; however, the portion was very small, roughly a dozen of the smaller sized ravioli. For dessert we had the tiramisu and the cannoli both of which were very good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service - great food - great night!! It is a contagiously fun atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

While the food was incredible, the pasta portions were small and not a great value. The pizza was big and delicious as was the pork chop. And service was awesome! I’m looking forward to going there again sometime soon!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

This is probably the 5th time we have taken out of town friends to Scopa and our group has enjoyed each experience. Relaxed, friendly and good food to enjoy. The half price half liter of wine was a nice surprise. The arancini was great as usual and the minnistrone soup was first rate. Half orders of pasta would be nice but overall a favorite restaurant of ours and we will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

Lighting was far too bright - felt like you were in a cafeteria. Food is good other than the overload of vinegar in the salad dressing. Brought tears to the eyes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

I have had dining experiences here a few times, but this last visit did not turn out so well. Three of us ordered the veal scallopini and in each of the three dishes there was at least one of the pieces of veal that was off in taste and smell. The Manager was very attentive to our concern and quickly replaced our meals with something else on the menu. As I have not had any other issues before, I will probably come again. Another dining companion ordered the lasagne and it looked amazing. Maybe, I'll try that next time.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Servers were SO kind!!! But very slow moving.

Needs more vegetarian options.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service! Lasagna was great!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good service, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, delicious wine

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The waitress we had was above excellent. The food was exceptional. Thank you for a great evening.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As usual everyone was friendly, food was great my only suggestion for frittata would be to use some seasoning...it lacked it!!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went to Scopa for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Food was wonderful. Two of us had the seafood pasta special, which was delicious...Scallops were done perfectly!! Appetizers and dessert were a great start and finish.
Only disappointing thing was although we specified in the online reservation that we were coming in to celebrate a birthday, nothing was mentioned by the hostess or the waitress. Why ask if you don't care. Otherwise, food and evening was very enjoyable...we will be back. Cheers!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Must have been an off night considering the reviews I’ve read. Cold server, undercooked pizza, over cooked pasta. Salad was alright. Will not be back.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Pasta and pizza are always excellent. Good sized portions which ensure you will be taking home a doggie bag.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had the prosciutto, pear, Gorgonzola Pizza, plenty for 2 people. Very tasty!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food, best Italian I’ve had for a while. Everything we ate was great. My only negative would be the seating, the tables could be bigger and the chairs a bit more comfortable. This is a minor thing, only if I’m being picky. We would definitely go back!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service! Great food! Wonderful experience! Highly recommended! Oh and the wine is awesome too !!!! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great experience at Scopa! Our server was very knowledgeable in helping us choice our meals, and the meals came hot and in a short amount of time while the restaurant was packed

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Only concern, it was a bit slow at lunch, the staff were challenged by the volume of customers. Maybe they were not expecting so many as most of us were from a conference group.
Excellent food, we went both days it was so nice. Coffee was amazing, which counts big point with me. Great atmosphere, friendly and conscientious staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friendly service the staff was great. Decent price overall an excellent place

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

New menu. Took off some old standards (braised short ribs) Prices appeared to Be higher...Still a great place to go

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wanted a place in the North and this one looked like a good pick. So happy we tried this gem. We will be back. Great suggestions by the staff. The food is authentic Italian and so flavorful.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was National Pasta Day and Scopa was offering their pasta dishes for $10! It was a great value. My friend and I started with the Caesar Salad - we thoroughly enjoyed it - crispy romaine, with pancetta, croutons and a nice dressing. Our selected entrees were Spaghetti Carbonara and Tagliatelle with veal meatballs. Both entrees were tasty as usual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Tables are too small to hold all the glasses & plates & food & is uncomfortable for 4 people.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I felt it was a bit on the pricey side for what you got. But the flavors were very good so I guess that is what you pay for good food??

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

No reservations necessary - we were the only two in the restaurant at lunch hour! Everyone was next door at Lina's! Brunch menu was very limited - more selection at Lina's deli! They should review their menu and put less emphasis on eggs and burgers.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great atmosphere. Very busy which is a very good sign. We will be back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always great food
Fortunate to have an engaging server who appeared to really enjoy her job

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I met a friend for lunch which was delicious as usual. Our server was helpful & attentive. Scopa has become our favorite neighbourhood restaurant (although our neighbourhood is North Haven). Unfortunately, Scopa can be quite noisy, especially at dinner time but the quality of the food makes up for that.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of our favorites, but we went this time to support the restaurant as they were donating all the day's proceeds to the local food bank. Way to support your community Scopa!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great neighbourhood restaurant, great food and service. A nice mix of casual and fine dining. We went to participate in the Restaurants for Change event, and discovered a great place to eat and a nice business that supports the community.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very poor value for the dish I ordered. The ravioli was decent but certainly not worth $25, especially for only 12 small pieces...

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a busy Friday night, so when we arrived and asked to have our reservation changed from 2 people to 4 they were very accommodating. However they didn't seem to handle the service very well. We didn't see our waitress much and it was hard for her to hear us with how loud it was. Their portion sizes were very random. I ordered the $25 ravioli and got 11 small pieces of pasta. My brother who assumed he wouldnt be full off of the $20 lasagne order a pizza as well to supplement. However we were very surprised with the large portion that he received. I understand the difference in technique and work that goes into the different dishes, but one of us is bursting at the seams while I am over here starving. I don't care who you are but if the words "we should stop at mcdonalds after this" are said then it was not a good experience. Take all that and add the fact that I had 2 flies in my beer (which I didn't notice until i was almost at the bottom so there could have been more, unfortunately they didn't help fill me up....) I can say we were less then impressed. I will add that the ravioli was delicious I just wish I had more of it.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service and food was awesome. Only regret is that it had been so long since we had been there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very attentive staff. Great happy hour choices for appetizers & drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Pizza was scant.....pulled pork was on the fatty side....salad was limp
Waitress was friendly and efficient. Food was served in a timely manner.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent authentic Italian food. I have brought a few friends here for lunch, throughout the year, and each time the food and service has been great. Thanks Scopa, for a pleasant lunch experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great eats! Kid friendly also. Love coming here at every month or so.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a great neighbourhood restaurant, luckily it's in my neighbourhood. The food is delicious, they have an interesting wine list and the servers are always very helpful. Like all good restaurants, it can get quite busy so I would recommend a reservation if you don't want to wait or have littles!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Were very nice and helpful at accommodating our dietary needs amd constraints. Pretty rare thing for an Italian restaurant.

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