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Scala's Bistro

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432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504 (Post and Sutter)
+1 415-395-8555
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Today
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 10:30
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Lakewood, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food at Scala's is tasty, but expensive. The atmosphere is energetic and dynamic. The service is attentive and of high quality. The food is good, but expensive. We had risotto and butternut squash gnocchi. I preferred the marinated olives and bread...with a good coctail.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have a limited menu and it may not be for everyone. The butternut squash soup was great. They do allow you to bring your own wine in for a $25 corking fee. Watch for the healthy alternative tax on your bill. Good place for a quite romantic dinner.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We returned here with our daughter for dinner and were not disappointed. Easy on-line reservation. Nice booth location. Had the greens salad for the starter and loved it - great light dressing. Two mushroom risottos -specials that night and a chicken dish. Waited awhile for the risotto but one of the best I have ever had. The "Bostini" desert to... More 

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japan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unique place in San Francisco, great decor. The food is very expensive and the portions rather small. Unusual for America...

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Redmond, Washington
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457 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it is next to the Sir Francis Drake hotel, it is always 100% full, but if you ask nicely, they will always find you a seat. The pizza is OK and it feels like a warmed up microwave pizza and not something freshly made. It is OK to eat here, but not a place I would put on the... More 

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Eagle Point, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous food. Can't remember the last time I managed to stuff 3 courses down my neck just because it was all so good!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service were very nice and original. Prices are a bit expensive but the localisation is the reason. You have to try !

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Thank Rémy Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was busy yet the concierge took care to find us a table at the bar. Service was prompt and efficient, looking after us despite how busy the restaurant was. A very impressive server. The food was magnificent. The fish was cooked to perfection and my duck delicious. Highly recommended.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again Scala's exceeded our expectations. Desiree and the team were the most able servers and provided outstanding ambiance throughout our visit. We always choose Scala's when we dine in San Francisco.

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bisbee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered off a bar menu between lunch and dinner. Margherita Pizza was adequate. Ceasar salad was tired but not exhausted, lacked the anchovy punch. That was it. Have eaten here before and it was better. Maybe between shifts inattention

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
Monday
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
15:00 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
    (Post and Sutter)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-395-8555
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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