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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Scalo's. First of all street parking on Central and in the small mall the restaurant is located in is scarce. However, there is a very large free parking lot in the back of the mall a short walk from...More

Thank Mikejack52pe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there early, before a concert. We ordered a special (fish) and the Veal for the male of the couple. Both ended up being spectacular. After some minor screw-ups that were corrected promptly. This has been our favourite for 20 years.

Thank mleuth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Veal scallopine to die for, great drinks and wine. Helpful and thoughtful staff. Highly recommend. If driving, parking is easy in the lot or on a side street.

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our wedding Anniversary, we enjoyed a delightful dining experience at the SCALO NORTHERN ITALIAN GRILL in Nob Hill. For starters, my lovely wife ordered the Insalata di Cavolo (baby kale, prosciutto, pears, caccio de roma cheese, toasted almonds and lemon vinaigrette), and I ordered...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I have eaten at Scalo’s many times! Since the restaurant first opened its doors, they have successfully stayed committed to delivering good service and excellent food. It’s the kind of restaurant you go to to endulce yourself in Albuquerque, and I’m always impressed with the...More

Thank Conny N
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We had gone to Scalo about a month ago and I was not pleased with a pasta dish that was bland and flavorless. This time we both ordered the house salad that had nice greens and dressing. Probably not worth the price but tasty. We...More

1  Thank Buzz047
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had an early dinner here tonight after many years. We were probably the earliest customers, but the place was open and we did not have to wait. We ordered red wine by the glass, salmon, and a pasta dish. Bread and salad was included....More

1  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

So my fiancee and I went here on her birthday which also happens to be Halloween. Parking was my biggest concern going to this restaurant as it can be a nightmare. Having said that, we were able to park in the parking lot for all...More

Thank Flufflebunny
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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