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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
+1 505-255-8781
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 14 min
Italian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I went out on a limb and recommended we go to Scalo for my brother's birthday recently, because, though it is located in a very cool part of town, this very fact makes the place a little more pricey than many in my family care...More

Thank LisaJeyDavis
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Went to Scalo's for lunch and dinner in the past week. Both meals were excellent. Pasta is homemade and outstanding. Service is professional and classy. Have been in Albuquerque about seven months now and been to twenty five or thirty restaurants. Scalo's is at the...More

Thank cbrsantafe
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Enjoyed a casual, yet fine dining experience with my wife on Nob Hill. Scott was our waiter, who also was the consummate pro. His sense of humor and smile was engaging. Caesar salad, and pasta dishes were tasty and outstanding. The menu was simple and...More

Thank BrokerPaul
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Lunch, Dinner,Late Snack. Could be romantic too. Menu changes but so do our appetites. Favorites always there though. I am a fan of appetizers and can make a meal of them.. Great Wine List. If you want to learn about Different wines start with a...More

Thank mygreatmealsmk
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We wanted to have Italian Dinner and we found Scalo close to our hotel. The waiter recommended Primitivo (Red Wine) to start off. The wine was very good. We had Fettuccine Pollo and Ravioli Ricotta. Both were the entrees were very tasty. The service was...More

Thank NovaTraveler777
Reviewed 21 June 2017

They have a large outdoor patio, but it has a slope so one of our group was sitting on the downside of the table and was lower than the other three. Food was average to mediocre. I had a ravioli filled with beef short rib...More

Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The bruschetta appetizer was great and so was my halibut - the perfect crispness and yet tender and flaky. The bread is nothing special.

Thank deborahsapp8
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Joined friends from Oregon and made reservations for Sunday night dinner (reservations turned out to be a GREAT idea) Very nice decor and classic Italian feel. Great service even though our server was swamped! Varied Menu with some expected items and some house specialties! We...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Scalo is a very nice Italian restaurant with service beyond excellent (Michael was fantastic). We had the Penne Pasta and the stuffed raviolis. They have a nice selection of Italian wines by-the-glass. I had the Nebalo. Parking is on side streets, but was OK the...More

Thank MalcolmandSirius
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
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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