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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
+1 505-255-8781
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (63 reviews)
“carpaccio” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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1 - 10 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been here twice over the past 3 years and each time the experience was great. Good, authentic Italian food, outstanding service and easy parking and access to the restaurant. Central Ave., where the restaurant is located, is undergoing reconstruction now, but scheduled to...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The appetizer of olives, caper berries came warm with garlic( I would have preferred roasted garlic) and was delicious! The bread served at the table was very good and our pizzas were large and made with very good ingredients and tasted awesome. The salad was...More

Thank Joycetraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

End of September and my wife's Birthday was the when to celebrate....and our Travel/Foodie maven (our first born) was the "Italian Maven" of the Northern Italian foods who guided us there. All went well! Server was local but east coast Italian too...a winning combo. No...More

Thank JJH5545
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, professional venue that has kid friendly accommodations. Very good and extensive wine selection. Starters are excellent and main dishes are good. The cocktails are ok and the deserts are good but not amazing. Would definitely go back!

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend wanted to come for the Bloody Mary Bar. Let's just say, people go all out. I'll come back to that. Scalo is on Central and thank goodness there was additional parking behind the building due to construction. I came in for brunch with...More

Thank AlexisDW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had been in New Mexico for a week on vacation and were enjoying tasting all of the spicy cuisine. Being from New York it was only a matter of time before we had the need for Italian food. This place came...More

Thank tombguard451
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with my G-Son and two friends visiting from Saskatchewan a couple of days ago. I don't ever remember scarfing down food like they did, in this case Caprese salads and shrimp and chicken pasta dishes, similar to G-Daughters reviewed last year. Me? I'm...More

Thank bob c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not easy to find a good restaurant in Albuquerque. Scalo on Central Ave. (aka Route 66!) is my favorite. There is a good selection of tasty Italian dishes. The setting is pleasant, on a little square called Nob Hill with little shops surrounding...More

Thank 543Jacqueline
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not only all of the above but Gf pasta for us with that problem. Excellent clam pasta dish that was a simple wine lemon and caper sauce. Good wine selection. Very glad we found this place

Thank jenn t
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Wanted a place that was quick, high quality, and served wine. Although they have a limited wine selection considering it is an Italian restaurant, the two wines (a Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon) were adequate for the appetizer(s) we ate. We also choose to sit...More

Thank Daniel B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-8781
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Nob Hill on the corner of Carlisle and Central, Scalo offers an atmosphere that is casually elegant and service which is attentive and knowledgeable. Scalo uses locally grown organic produce and offers classic handmade Northern cuisine with a seasonal menu that changes with the harvests.
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