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Scala's Bistro

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Union Square
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432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504 (Post and Sutter)
17:15 - 23:00
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:15 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:15 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had reservations last Thursday evening. The place was hopping. The hostess greeted us promptly and efficiently upon arrival. She said our table would be ready in 5 - and it was! We were met by our server within 5 minutes of being seated. Greetings and questions about beer and wine choices capably provided. They have a... More 

Thank Arleynel
Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate breakfast here every day for three days and had a different egg dish- all great. The lattes were good- the environment is old San Francisco- and the service was personal. I really like this place.

Thank couplessPS
Clarksville, Texas, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant was lovely and had a great ambience. The Hostess was gracious and accommodating. There wasn't a varied menu selection and was very pricey. We actually discussed leaving prior to ordering but finally settled on something that we thought we would enjoy. We ordered Cheese Ravioli, a small Sausage pizza, a Caesar salad, a house-type salad, 1 beer and... More 

Thank Tracee P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch at Scala's. Our server was wonderful and offered great suggestions. We enjoyed the Caesar salad and the bolognese pasta. Great atmosphere!

Thank KauaiLover
Lodi, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love having breakfast at Scala. We went there on March 11th and had a wonderful meal and the service was the best. I was a little disappointed that they had taken my favorite dish off the menu, the chilaquiles. They were the best and hope they come back. We llove this place.

Thank catlover76
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

MY FAMILY OF 5 Waited at table for 15-20 min. Got water only. Got up and left. With the prices on the menu and the elegant atmosphere, the service should be superb. NOT!

Thank Bloodyknife
Coral Gables
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was very good indeed; the menu, while varied, was not followed in more than 4 dishes our group of 5 ordered. Roasted beets weren't roasted. Gnocchi weren't prepared as true gnocchi, and menu stated it had peas and no peas. The coastal greens was excellent.

Thank adiscerningtrvlr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at The Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Right next to the lobby is Scalas, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The service was slow and rather lackluster (no checking back to see if all is well, food too a while, etc) the food itself was very tasty. I had the homemade corn beef hash with a croissant. I... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to a great italian meal but was a bit disappointed. Menu was uninspired and I had to work at making a selection- would have loved more pasta choices and some staple italian entries. The service was great- very friendly, nice venue but sadly didn't enjoy it for the price.

Thank newlifechapters
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, food great, service exceptional. Couldn't walk in,Had to book to get in following night. Close to hotel,(Hyatt grand Chancellor)

Thank Aucklandmaggie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Italian, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:15 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
17:15 - 23:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
    (Post and Sutter)
  • Public Transportation: Powell St. Cable Car Line, BART get off at Powell Street and walk up 4 blocks, we are on the right hand side next to the Sir Drake Hotel.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 4153958513
You don't get more San Francisco than Scala's, located just off the Powell Street cable car line, steps from Union Square. And with great location comes great responsibility: that's why we work hard to maintain our reputation as one of the city's most essential dining destinations by creating an atmosphere as sophisticated and inviting as the food we bring to the table.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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