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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 good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (68 reviews)
“carpaccio” (9 reviews)
“spaghettini” (5 reviews)
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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 yesterday

We went with a party of five at 5 p.m. on Sunday before a show at nearby Popejoy hall. I had been looking forward to trying to Scalo for years, but it had never come together before this meal. We were on a timeline, but...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So my husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Scalo's. I recommend making reservations on Friday and Saturday nights as they get very busy. We were seated immediately and our server "Sky" greeted us warmly. She explained the specials and I decided to order...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a quick dinner before an early bed, as we were there for the balloons. Visited mid week, didn't have to wait for a table. Great server-Hector-friendly and attentive. We started with the Salumi- a huge plate full of cheese, meat and...More

Thank lazigirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a group of friends for lunch. The Caesar salad was a good portion with a very nice dressing. The house made ravioli were just right. Everybody seemed very happy with their meals as well.

Thank Dman01780
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waiter was the only good part of our visit. We went for dinner (gift card) and will never go again! It would take too much time to describe how bad the food is here. Then we went on a Sunday for the Bloody Mary...More

Thank ACALIFNative
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scalo is my “go to” restaurant if I want a tasty meal and a glass of wine or a fancy cocktail. The patio is one of the best in ABQ as well. My favorites are the red hook (a smoky manhattan), the seared halibut, and...More

Thank breannan328
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We went to Scalo - not because of Trip Advisor reviews - but because of the app "Bring Fido." (fyi - if you are traveling with a dog - this is invaluable - a great companion to Trip Advisor). Dog-friendly trumped food and atmosphere in...More

Thank Wendy082
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The food at Scalo is really good. Portions are reasonable without being too much. Flavors are well developed and pleasing. The carpaccio was a treat! The bar is also quite nice. Bar tenders here know how to make a drink! A little tip: Monday evenings...More

Thank Kipp M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

So long as you don't come here expecting a taste of Tuscany, you'll enjoy the food and ambiance. Since traffic disruptions caused by the ART transit project on Central, this bistro has become even more of a fave for the Nob Hill neighborhood. (Expect to...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were only in town for two days and were told to go this restaurant. The hostess said since we didn't have reservations we couldn't get in, but after a few minutes they found us a table. The drinks and wine were great, the free...More

Thank DannyWasserman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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