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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 good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The last time we were in Albuquerque we had an excellent dinner at Scalo. We returned for a dish of pasta that exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the Insalata di Cavolo, baby kale with prosciutto, pears and toasted almonds as a starter. The Spaghettini olio...More

Thank tom236
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred to the restaurant by the receptionist at our hotel and it exceeded our expectations. Everything we ordered was brilliantly prepared and served. The spaghetti gamberetti was, beyond a doubt, one of the finest pasta dishes I've ever eaten and I lived in...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually love dinner at Scalos but sorry to report our pasta dish had no flavor whatsoever. I should have sent it back but I am not inclined to do that. Perhaps they forgot to add the herbs and spices, not sure. The service was...More

Thank sisterbythesea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of six originally requested inside seating upon arrival without a reservation. While waiting we decided to take an immediately available outside table. This turned into a great choice when temperatures soon began dropping. The outdoor setting along with traditional Italian dining pace made...More

Thank 1ticoboy
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Northern Italian with both indoor and outdoor seating. Pasta was average tasting, nothing special. Service was OK

Thank CliffordL19
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Made Mothers Day reservations 4 weeks ago and chose Scalos because of their Bloody Mary bar. The restaurant followed up Three days before Mothers day and shared their would be no Bloody Mary bar, told me I could cancel my reservation. We choose to stay...More

1  Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

If you go to Albuquerque it's probably most likely that you would like to try some Mexican food, but, if you are tired of spices and beans, going to Scalo is for sure a good alternative. The restaurant is big and has 2 or 3...More

Thank Michela S
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We have been to this restaurant twice now for lunch. The atmosphere, service, and food have been fabulous both times. Having recently moved to Albuquerque, we were looking for a really good Italian restaurant. We found that in Scalo. Be aware that you may have...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Scalo features many classic North Italian dishes, but many with a touch of originality or creativity. Mussels in garlic and wine sauce is a mainstay. But at Scalo, a bit of cheese makes it stand out above the norm. The mussels themselves were plump and...More

Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Our friends, who recently moved to Albuquerque, recommended this restaurant for my husband's birthday dinner when we were visiting them. It proved to be a great choice. I had one of the specials for the evening - Grilled Swordfish. It was the fresh catch and...More

Thank Deborah Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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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