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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 good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (69 reviews)
“carpaccio” (9 reviews)
“spaghettini” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
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 15 August 2010

Ate at Scalo for the 4th time last week, and as usual it was awesome! Scalo is I believe the best dining experience in ABQ for locals. Also located a stones throw away from the quaint shops of Nob Hill.

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Reviewed 5 August 2010

We ate at Scalo's based on a recommendation from the desk clerk at the hotel we were staying at. We had driven from Memphis that day and didn't want to be in the car any longer than necessary, but wanted a nice dinner. The meal...More

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New York
Reviewed 26 July 2010

Sat in the bar and had a good tomato and mozzarella pizza here. The atmosphere was pretty lively and the place was pretty full. The menu had a wide selection of Italian specialties, certainly not limited to Northern Italy. The service was friendly and attentive.

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Reviewed 15 June 2010

We went to scalo for my birthday lunch on Memorial Day weekend. I was looking forward to a great meal, good service and an enjoyable experience. The food was good, my 12 yo loved the soup, 14yo loved the mac and Cheese and my husband...More

Thank jarmnm
Reviewed 7 May 2010

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. Not only do they have a great wine list, the food is excellent & innovative . We've eaten there many times--lunch and dinner. Yes ,some reviewers complain about the price and it is a bit pricey for dinner with wine...More

Thank suzdoo
Reviewed 18 March 2010

Are you get tired of the chain restaurants? I am! Scalo is a REAL restaurant. Fine dining, unique dishes. And most shocking is that it is no more expensive than the chains. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank JohnEDallas
Reviewed 8 August 2009

Food was ok at best, though not Northern Italian. More than half the menu was Southern Italian. Each course arrived in stages from the kitchen. Waitress brought the wron entree and then argued about it but failed to change the bill prior to presenting it....More

Thank jhwwre
Reviewed 17 February 2009

The last time I went to Scalo ... my kids hadn't arrived yet. We had an excellent meal so we went back ... I seem to recall a previous review, somewhere, mentioning that Scalo is not for kids. We decided to roll the bones and...More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 9 November 2008

Salads, soups, appetizers in the bar over a fantastic wine will produce a great night with friends...try the carpaccio - and white bean soup....heavenly.

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Reviewed 2 September 2008

I am far from a new customer. We've been numerous times and usually enjoyed ourselves. The low rating has to do with the insensitivity of management to accomodate my difficulty hearing in a noisy envorment. This is despite a reservation made well in advance stating...More

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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
  • 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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