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Review of Scala's Bistro

Scala's Bistro
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Ranked #122 of 5,664 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: USD 15 - USD 35
Cuisines: Italian, American, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Union Square
Cross street: Post and Sutter
Transit: Powell St. Cable Car Line, BART get off at Powell Street and walk up 4 blocks, we are on the right hand side next to the Sir Drake Hotel.
Description: You don't get more San Francisco than Scala's, located just off the Powell Street cable car line, steps from Union Square. And with great location comes great responsibility: that's why we work hard to maintain our reputation as one of the city's most essential dining destinations by creating an atmosphere as sophisticated and inviting as the food we bring to the table.
Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews
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“Good Locationn”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Food is good, ambience is nice and wait staff very good.

Visited March 2012
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
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“Bravo, Scala's”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

It was a wonderful dinner. However, when we arrived, there was a bit of a problem. My problem, my mistake - I had clicked on NEXT Thursday, so our reservations were for the wrong day. This was a pre-show birthday dinner celebration. The Hostess and Maitre'd were wonderful and found a spectacular table for us. Our server exemplified helpful, warm and professional service and the food was good.

My mistake could have caused a very different birthday for my husband, but the warm service made it a wonderful start to a great evening.

  • Visited March 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Even better than we expected”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Scala is a lovely and lively bistro. Recommended to have reservations. It is around the corner from Saks Fifth Avenue at Union Square and less than a block from the St. Francis Hotel. Our tasty Italian meal was tasty, innovative and eye-pleasing. The waiter we had was helpful with the menu explaining some of the entrees and perfectly attentive to us. It is in the lower level of a hotel, so the restroom is on the second level up, but there's an elevator, so this restaurant works fairly well for any one with accessibility needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here on a Sunday evening. Urbane, sophisticated, but not stuffy and the food was good, very good. Bon appetit!

  • Visited January 2012
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auckland
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Pasta outside of Italy! Beautiful ambience”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We loved our dinner experience so much we returned for Breakfast a few days later.
Dinner was sublime. 3 adults & 2 teenagers all equally loved their dinner choice. The service was faultless & friendly. Delicious wines.

Breakfast was equally as enjoyable & the best coffee we'd had in SF.

  • Visited July 2011
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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely and very SF”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Dined solo and had wonderful sole and spinach. Gracious service by Tyler and his team.

Visited March 2012
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