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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
+1 505-255-8781
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Albuquerque it's probably most likely that you would like to try some Mexican food, but, if you are tired of spices and beans, going to Scalo is for sure a good alternative. The restaurant is big and has 2 or 3...More

Thank Michela S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant twice now for lunch. The atmosphere, service, and food have been fabulous both times. Having recently moved to Albuquerque, we were looking for a really good Italian restaurant. We found that in Scalo. Be aware that you may have...More

Thank timo2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scalo features many classic North Italian dishes, but many with a touch of originality or creativity. Mussels in garlic and wine sauce is a mainstay. But at Scalo, a bit of cheese makes it stand out above the norm. The mussels themselves were plump and...More

Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends, who recently moved to Albuquerque, recommended this restaurant for my husband's birthday dinner when we were visiting them. It proved to be a great choice. I had one of the specials for the evening - Grilled Swordfish. It was the fresh catch and...More

Thank Deborah Z
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This was our first visit to Scalo's. First of all street parking on Central and in the small mall the restaurant is located in is scarce. However, there is a very large free parking lot in the back of the mall a short walk from...More

Thank Mikejack52pe
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We got there early, before a concert. We ordered a special (fish) and the Veal for the male of the couple. Both ended up being spectacular. After some minor screw-ups that were corrected promptly. This has been our favourite for 20 years.

Thank mleuth
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Veal scallopine to die for, great drinks and wine. Helpful and thoughtful staff. Highly recommend. If driving, parking is easy in the lot or on a side street.

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 23 January 2018

On our wedding Anniversary, we enjoyed a delightful dining experience at the SCALO NORTHERN ITALIAN GRILL in Nob Hill. For starters, my lovely wife ordered the Insalata di Cavolo (baby kale, prosciutto, pears, caccio de roma cheese, toasted almonds and lemon vinaigrette), and I ordered...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I have eaten at Scalo’s many times! Since the restaurant first opened its doors, they have successfully stayed committed to delivering good service and excellent food. It’s the kind of restaurant you go to to endulce yourself in Albuquerque, and I’m always impressed with the...More

Thank Conny N
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We had gone to Scalo about a month ago and I was not pleased with a pasta dish that was bland and flavorless. This time we both ordered the house salad that had nice greens and dressing. Probably not worth the price but tasty. We...More

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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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