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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Food was good, serving sizes were large. Nothing exceptional but excellent food regardless. Outdoor seeding is very nice as is the indoor. He has a bar with live music when we went

Thank AmanSodhi2000
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I took my friend to Scalo for lunch yesterday for her birthday. I was ecstatic to learn that they had gluten free linguini and penne pasta. We shared a kale salad, which was phenomenal. I had the gluten free linguine with shrimp, scallops and salmon...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Anchoring the corner of a landmark Art Moderne shopping center, ths local favorite serves up fresh, well-prepared food in just-right portions. The umbrella-shaded patio in front makes an ideal venue for visiting with friends over a drink or a meal. But although the menu was...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Fantastic food, excellent service, and reasonable prices. As an added bonus the table olive oil for bread dipping was surprisingly high quality.

Thank Gerri C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great space wether indoor or outdoor. Service was outstanding! I only experienced the Bloody Mary Bar. Plenty of Vodka options! Plenty of mixes! Some of the meats ran out during my trip to the "bar". It was definitely fun. I would definitely go again!

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic wait staff, beer and wine selections are great..appetizers were great (goat cheese) and the Mussel Linguini was mouth wateringly light and just the right amount for 2

Thank soldonsolmar
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We arrived tired and Hungary after a flight from the east coast. Food was good and we enjoyed sitting outside where we could hear each other. Thisvrestaurant has one of the larger patios in neighborhood. Food was tasty.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good food, great service and a quiet atmosphere. There is an outdoor dining area, but I prefer inside dining.

Thank Disco_Submarine
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I was visiting, and wanted to take my local associates out for a nice meal. They recommended Scalo, as they had been there several times and have always been very pleased. Greeted by friendly hostess and the meal went on excellently from there. Food was...More

Thank Wil D
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Scalo is a solid reliable Albuquerque mainstay. I have dined here several time over many years and never had a poor experience. Their meals are good, served well in a pleasant ambiance. The only criticism is that it may be a bit crowded at times.

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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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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