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Scalo Northern Italian Grill - 37 Reviews - 3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (505) 255-8781

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 255-8781
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Scalo Northern Italian Grill - Albuquerque, NM


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Food was excellent as well as the service. Waitress was also excellent. Great service, great food, hope to come back again!


but not this bad. though the food is pretty good, it's not worth dealing with snooty new mexico waiters. we had to ask the bus boy where our waiter was maaaany times and waited an...

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/1/2013

I used to love this restaurant, but the quality has really gone down and the service was so so. Not worth the price. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/5/2012

The food was delicious and the service was great. The waitress was fast and our food came out nice and hot. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/18/2012

Food was excellent as well as the service. Waitress was also excellent. Great service, great food, hope to come back again! more

The passion for good Italian food is 6/7/2012

The passion for good Italian food is apparent. I t is very nice getting to know your staff! They are all a dream!! more

The food was excellent, the staff was 6/1/2012

The food was excellent, the staff was friendly, and all in all it was a wonderful dining experience. more

Our server was great! We were hosting a 5/23/2012

Our server was great! We were hosting a lunch of elderly people and she could not have been more patient and understanding!! more

Our Server Was Great 5/16/2012

Our server was great! We were hosting a lunch of elderly people and she couldn't have been more patient and accommodating. more

good job 5/16/2012

We will certainly be back. The view here in just wonderful, except for the fogged windows. more

great dining experience 5/9/2012

Food was excellent. The staff was friendly. All in all it was a great dining experience. more

very nice 5/7/2012

Heidi was absolutely terrific - very professional - and interpersonally warm. Please give her a raise!! more

Excellent food 4/27/2012

Excellent food and service. Waitress was flexible and attentive to us. more

love their bloody mary bar 4/17/2012

Great managers there too. more

We are truly lucky to have you. 4/12/2012

We could not possibly have helped for a more fun, a more welcoming, or a more thoughtful venue for our homecoming and we could not possibly imagine a wedding anywhere else. Scalo was been home for us since even before Brooke began working their, in fact, the first time we had a formal dinner date there she poker her finger in my chest , jersey style, and told me she wanted to marry me! Steve thank you for all of your thoughtful help with the venue, for your cash gift and most of all for taking time out of your hectic schedule to join us. We are truly lucky to have you. more

nice job 4/3/2012

Excellent menu for fat Tuesday. Waitress is great. Food great, Beer great. more

Love Your Menu 3/20/2012

Love your menu. Everything is wonderful from the food, to the servers, to the beer. I always have a wonderful time when I come here. I'll be seeing you soon. more

Thank you very much for the hospitality. 3/7/2012

Thank you for hosting our Lunches with Leaders. We especially appreciate you working with us to fit our budget. The food was delicious and the space was excellent. Thank you very much for the hospitality. more

Thanks for all you do. 2/20/2012

A quick note of thanks for allowing our team to enjoy a wonderful meal with you last week. Your experience chef Natalie and the entire staff truly made us feel special. From the warm greeting, attentive service, and beautifully prepared dishes. A spectacular treat we will long remember. So glad you could join us too, your company was icing on the cake. Thanks for all you do. more

This restaurant should be in New York or Chicago! 2/16/2012

This place is AWESOME. This place serves amazing Northern Italian cuisine. If you are looking for lasagna or rigatoni go somewhere else. This is NOT a low class, run of the mill, factory with all the stereotypical Italian garbage so many think of when thinking Italian. This is the REAL McCoy - true, well cooked and elegant Italian cuisine the way you would find it in Milan. I have lived all over this country, and in much larger and nicer cities. However, Scalo makes Italian better than nearly every other place I have lived. Do yourself a favor - go there and see for yourself. The atmosphere is incredible, the food even better. This restaurant should be in New York or Chicago! more

greatest italian food ever!!!!! 10/26/2011

We took our whole family out to eat there for our daughters 16th birthday, and we had never eaten there before, we always liked trombinos for italian, but after the experience at scalos, weve changed our minds, the sea bass was melt in your mouth delicious, and so was the calimari, its was very fresh. And the service was exceptional, were attended to wonderfully, every few minutes, my husband was so pleased he gave the waiter a 100.00 tip, Scalos is our choice for real italian food, i recomend them to every one i know!!!!! more

Disgusting food and waste of $! 2/12/2011

I took my husband to Scalo for an early Valentine's dinner. I've always heard that it was one of the best fancy restaurants in Albuquerque, but I was very mistaken and embarrassed! It's too bad because it has the perfect atmosphere. I ordered the scallop and gnocchi ""special"" for $28. I assumed that the special would be the best and freshest item that the chef could offer. I was shocked to receive only 3 revoltingly salty scallops with about 7 freezer burned and then deep fried gnocchi! Certainly chicken McNuggets would have been a huge improvement on my plate. I tried to politely eat the dish but had to eventually tell the waiter. I was embarrassed for him, too. When I asked if the gnocchi was made daily he admitted, ""not daily"". Yuck. For $28 I expect FRESH food. The taste was disgusting and I NEVER complain in restaurants. The waiter said the manager would give us our dessert on the house ($5 for $28). My poor polite husband had to tell me that the salmon on his pasta was freezer burned, too and that he couldn't eat it. He lost his appetite and I ended up eating his noodles because I was starving. I was sad that my rare date night was a big disappointment. I will never, EVER return to Scalo and I will tell all of my friends to avoid it like the plague. $100.00 down the drain and we ended up eating cocoa pebbles when we got home :( A big, sad waste of money! more
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Menu for Scalo Northern Italian Grill

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  • In Short
    The light, airy interior boasts a sometimes-noisy open kitchen and a tiered dining room with a balcony and private dining room. There is also a darker, more intimate bar. Part of...

  • 6/30/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Hours 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Every Day Intermezzo Hours 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Every Day Hours 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Monday - Friday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sunday
  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Southeast, Nob Hill