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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Nob Hill
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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446 (Carlisle)
+1 505-255-8781
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have not gone to this restaurant in years because I heard it went down hill. It was Valentines Day and we had tickets to a show. We went early, but two hours later we still had not received our food. When I asked what was going on they checked. They came back and said the food had not been... More 

Thank mcguilll
Keller, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We celebrated our sons birthday at Scalo's. it was very good. We had salmone al forno, penne con salsicca, fettuccine al pollo, and carpaccio. All dishes were very good. The salmon was excellent. Nice wine list, no one tried to upsale us to a better bottle. The server let us decide. The deserts looked great but dinner really filled us... More 

Thank Lindsey D
Taos NM
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us ate here after a stressful day of a medical emergency. This was just what the doctor ordered! (Well, since the doctor was a cardiologist, maybe not......) Four different dinners, all very tasty, a bottle of Sicilian pinot noir. My 8 oz. filet was thick, cooked medium rare as requested, was delicious and had a great price (in... More 

Thank NMTaosena
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been many years since I ate at Scalo's and I am trying to patronize the independent shops on Central, but...they don't make it easy. Upon entering the restaurant there is a long curtain hanging to keep some wind out which makes it seem like a message parlor, very tacky. We had a group of four. I don't like being... More 

Thank Frank F
Santa Fe, NM
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150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a very crowded location - parking might be hard to find. But it is worth the effort. Food selection and quality was outstanding ... along with a full wine list. Service was good ... but not outstanding. My table had to ask for items that should have been delivered without request. Prices are very reasonable for the quality... More 

Thank Schofield1956
Portland, Oregon
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group for dinner and Scalo handled us with aplomb. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Salads and pastas were ordered by all and everyone loved their meals. Bread was warm, wine was perfect and meal satisfying.

Thank Seniye
Leander, Texas
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good evening at Scalos. We were in town for a family event and a friend suggested meeting at Scalos. The dinner was delicious, the atmosphere was nice (although a bit noisy at times). There was a live trio (I think - couldn't see) playing in another room. Upscale - interesting menu.

Thank bruce w
Chicago, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just happen to find this restaurant on Yelp, on vacation with my family in Albuquerque. It was just an awesome place to dine. Very warm and friendly staff and the guest all seemed to be having a great time whether with a large group or just dining for two. I ordered the mussels with pasta. It was fantastic! The wine... More 

Thank 6bernadettes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday night we had our company dinner at Scalo's and it was a great experience all the way around. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the atmosphere phenomenal! It was my first time at this place, but am sure I will be going back many other times.

Thank Chupacabras94
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Consistently good quality ingredients, tasty food and excellent presentation. Service is also very good.

Thank Rosa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?