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Scala's Bistro

432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
+1 415-395-8555
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Ranked #353 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Post and Sutter
Transit: Powell St. Cable Car Line, BART get off at Powell Street and walk up 4 blocks, we are on the right hand side next to the Sir Drake Hotel.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went with my lady friend and two other couples for lunch. The server was terrific and had the patience of Job, dealing with this bunch. My octopus salad was terrific. The margherita pizzas ordered by the other two men was thought to be pre-made with not much to recommend them. My lady friend's arugula salad with peaches was a... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in at 3pm...had a terrific experience! All the staff were at full speed and the kitchen was hopping. We had one of the best waiters we have experienced in many years. Absolute skill in handling the whole experience. Wine, salad, entree and desert were excellent...but the service was even better. Great experience. So much that we had to stop... More

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Sacramento
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

On a recent business trip to SF, I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite city restaurants. Located just off Union Square on Powell headed to Sutter St., this bistro never disappoints in their food and bar service. Seating in the bar at raised tables for one to four provides a relaxed atmosphere for a cocktail and pizza.... More

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sherry b, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear tbgranite, Thank you for the kind words you posted. I love hearing that we are your go to place in San Francisco. I am also, very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Orecchiette with the spicy sausage, it's one of our staples here and one of my favorite past dishes. Thanks for taking the time to write and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant, friendly and forthcoming staff, wonderful food and wine. I was there for a quick meal: a delicious selection of dried meats with fresh melon and amazingly pickled vegetables, followed by spaghetti with pesto and tomatoes but this wasn't just spaghetti, this was home-made taglerini, cooked to a wonderfully al dente bite and the pesto - equally home-made -... More

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sherry b, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Ella, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us from the food to the service. We always aim to create a memorable experience for our guests and I glad we were able to do just that for you. Thanks for taking the time to write and... More

north carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

had very nice lunch and were out in less than an hour on a monday. mix of travelers and business folks.

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sherry b, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Orchidguy, Thank you for taking the time to write. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will visit us again the next time you find yourself in San Francisco. Best, Sherry Bastani Restaurant Manager More

San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The lunch special at Scala's is fantastic. The price for 3 courses is $25.00. I had the cold avocado and watermelon soup to start which was a perfect summer dish. My second course was the Ravioli which is light and delicious. I ordered it with 1/2 lemon cream sauce and 1/2 marinara sauce. I finished with the Scala version of... More

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sherry b, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Traveltattle, Thank you for the kind words you posted. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed both your meal and your service. Thanks for taking the time to write and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Sherry Bastani Restaurant Manager More

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We came at about 3pm and ate from the light menu. We had a margarita pizzas which was excellent the crust was perfect, we also had the cured meals and the arugula salad. All were great. We received excellent service and it was nice and quiet and comfortable in the booths. Would return

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sherry b, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Rhrogers, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The time in between lunch and dinner gets over looked often, so thanks for taking the time to write. We do hope to see you again soon. Best, Sherry Bastani Restaurant Manager More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I love wine. I felt really taken advantage of tonight. I was there in December of 2012. I has a couple of glasses of wine with dinner . No problem; however, they have changed their ordering process according to my waiter, it's a new thing and he didn't want to argue with me. Right. Of course not, it was somewhat... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food here was fantastic. The pasta was fresh and both our meals and our dessert were great. Service is very good. They are often full but we were able to sit on a high table which was fine. You might want to book.

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sherry b, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear EzzOM, Thank you for the kind words you posted. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that your server was able to enhance your experience. Thanks again for taking the time to write. Best, Sherry Bastani Restaurant Manager More

Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wonderful Italian restaurant perfect for a special dinner when in San Francisco. This place is always crowded and a bit on the noisy side, but the food is definitely worth it. Prices are a bit expensive, but I have never been disappointed in the meal.

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sherry b, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Julia, Thank you for taking the time to write. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We always aim to keep the level of our food as well as the level of our service constant over time, so I'm pleased to hear that we have been able to achieve that for you. Thanks... More

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