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#61 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
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215 Charles Street, Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA 02114 (Cambridge)
+1 617-536-2100
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Boston Area
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135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at Scampo and enjoyed most every aspect of the experience. Kurt, our waiter, was friendly and extremely professional. With one minor exception, the food ranged from good to outstanding and they had a great menu with a haddock entree and prime rib in additional to the traditional turkey. Food: The fennel salad was great. My husband... More 

Thank BlueTravels
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting a relative at MGH, discovered Scampo is a 2 minute trot down Fruit St. Perfect for brunch on Saturday. A delightfully large and sunny room, comfortable tables, exposed brick, with copper fixtures, Scampo is an excellent dining experience. On Saturday afternoon it was not at all crowded, and certainly not noisy. We enjoyed Chicken waffles and Eggs Benedict, along... More 

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after a colleague recommended it to us. It is on the higher end of the price tag however for those who are willing to invest into a memorable culinary experience it's worth every dollar spent. I had the tagliata of rib eye cooked medium rare. It was to die for.. extremely rich in flavour and texture.... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gluten-free options to choose from - and the spaghetti with aglio and oglio was perfection. Not drowning but each strand seemed painted with goodness! A tad loud so those who want a quiet dining experience should look elsewhere. Wonderful wait staff and we almost dined there a second night it was so good.

Thank qwerty35
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a really delicious dinner at Scampo. Food was outstanding, service attentive. Very loud restaurant but worth it.

Thank lloyd s
Los Angeles
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the worst dining experiences ever. It's not the food, and it's not the service. Both were fine to very good. That said, the noise level was simply awful. We couldn't eat fast enough to get out of there. Had I thought of it soon enough, I would have walked out. This is not the atmosphere to... More 

Thank Rooz
Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very attentive. The breadsticks with the Fava Bean dip is one of my favorites. The Bolognese pasta was not real Bolognese and a bit spicy but good. Hubby's steak was cooked properly and great. The bread however was a bit too crunchy for both of us.

Thank bjphotography
Rutland, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have been at Scampo maybe two dozen times and never were disappointed., mostly lunches Great servers, great cocktails at the bar, and a few absolute favorites : the lamb pizza is to die for, the only bad thing I have to say about it is once you tasted this you tend to always go for the same meals. A... More 

Thank Ingrid h
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant with my friends. It was a lunch time. I had a pork and risotto. Service is good, meals is tasty. It's good Italian restaurant.

Thank Ayumi E
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed at the Liberty Hotel for Head of the Charles weekend. Scampo - although named in keeping with the building's former life as a jail is not run by the hotel - just located there and run by chef Lydia Shire . Our servers were terrific, the menu and wine list were extensive and seasonal and the food was... More 

Thank Kimberly K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Charles Street, Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA 02114
  • Public Transportation: Located directly across the street from Charles/MGH stop on the red line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-2100
The stunning first floor restaurant in Boston’s Liberty Hotel, Scampo, is a culinary destination created by legendary chef Lydia Shire and The Lyons Group in April of 2008. In Scampo, Shire’s reputation for defying tradition translates into Italian-inspired cuisine unrestrained by borders, drawing on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East. Scampo is a reflection of Chef Shire: bold, red and full of energy. The contemporary space features shiny copper lanterns, a glowing orange bar and seating overlooking the mozzarella bar. 

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