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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (68 reviews)
“carpaccio” (9 reviews)
“spaghettini” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 9 July 2008

average, average, average

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Reviewed 13 May 2008

Overpriced for what you get which is nothing special, americanized Italian food.

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Reviewed 23 April 2008

Has gone downhill. We won't be going back anytime soon.

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Reviewed 11 April 2008

If your idea of fine Italian dining is the 'get'em in and get'em out' of the big chain restaurants with their pre-packaged meals, Scalo is not for you. Scalo offers excellent food, a decent wine selection and a leisurely dining experience. Obviously table turnover is...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2008

The food was too expensive for so-so quality

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Reviewed 30 January 2008

We visited Scalo for our 6th wedding anniversary. We arrived on a Friday evening during the dinner hour. The atmosphere was not what I had remembered (quiet and upscale). There were lots of families and children and it was very loud. More like an Applebee's...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2008

The tables are linen covered, but then covered with butcher paper giving less than the ambiance of Carabas. The wine list is impressive, but they have none in stock. The bread was stale as we found that they do not bake it there. It is...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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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