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432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
+1 415-395-8555
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Ranked #354 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood:
Union Square
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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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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I'm coming here regularly for good quality, good value meals. Everything from the entrees to the main dishes is properly cooked and visually appealing served. The wine card is excellent including the espresso with grappa. Watch out about the quantities, they are not Italian but rather American. So don't expect to have the same number of courses as if you... More 

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

Dear Ibicenc, Thank you for taking the time to write. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us on each visit and we look forward to having you back sometime soon. Best, Sherry Bastani More 

Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

excellent food and service. Attentive staff, food was well prepared and served. Food was hot when served, Restaurant was quiet. Ambiance was nice, and music was well selected

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

Dear WhiteKnight, Thank you for the kind words you posted. We work hard to ensure that our guests have a fun and relaxing experience while dinning with us and I am very happy to hear that we were able to provide that for you. Thanks for taking the time to write and we hope you visit us again on your... More 

Sheffield, UK
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228 reviews 228 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a very busy restaurant in the Union Square area so make sure you have a reservation if you do not wish to be disappointed. The quality of the food was great. My Cesar salad was incredibly fresh and very tasty. I had the risotto as a main course which was again excellent. The service was great, attentive, helpful... More 

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

Dear MMmd, Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal as well as your service. Thanks for taking the time to write and we look forward to seeing again the next time you visit San Francisco. Best, Sherry Bastani More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

place was average, nice atmosphere but slow service! Took forever to get drinks and after first bottle the waiter tells us about this great wine for $16 !!! I guess better late than never! Food was good but not as good as we would have liked! Also somewhat expensive!

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Scala's has been a favorite of ours for years!! Last night was extremely busy but the professional staff never missed a beat. Our party of 3 enjoyed the Caesar, Roasted Beet & Burrata and Punterelle salads for our first courses. Our entrees were the Orecchiette, the Duck Breast and a Margherita Pizza - all were outstanding!!! It is a complement... More 

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

Dear Cyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy to hear that you have continuously enjoyed your time with us. We work very hard to make sure that our guests have a memorable experience so, to learn that we have been able to do that for you on each of your visits means a lot.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Luckily we made reservations and we were seated promptly. We were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant had a special note on our menu and the waiter also congratulated us (nice touch). We were given a very nice complimentary dessert. All very thoughtful and first class. We shared a salad which sat in front of us for 10 minutes before... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Always love Scala's. Great location. Great building. Great food and service. An annual tradition for my family.

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

Dear Monica, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am very happy to hear that we are an annual tradition for you and your family. Thanks for taking the time to write, we look forward to see you again. Best, Sherry Bastani More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I come here every time I visit San Francisco, which is several times a year. Found it by accident, and glad I did. The menu is simple, and the food is excellent. Fish, pasta salads, everything is well presented and tasty. The atmosphere is buzzy, the staff are excellent. And, it's always packed. Probably because it's just off Union Square.... More 

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

Dear Marcella, Thank you for the kind words you posted. I am happy to hear that you enjoy your time with us on each visit. Thanks for taking the time to write and we look forward to see you again the next time you visit San Francisco. Best, Sherry Bastani More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Best pasta, nice & chewy, unlike many others that tend to be mushy. I ordered the pasta with chopped clams, tasted great, and not heavy.

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

Dear Blueangle, Thank you for your kind words. I am very glad to hear that you loved your entree and that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for taking the time to write and we hope that you will visit us again the next time you are in San Francisco. Best, Sherry Bastani More 

Santa Monica, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had our Thanksgiving dinner at Scala's prior to the football game. I felt so bad that the folks there had to work on Thanksgiving, but they were all so friendly & happy. It was really great turkey & gravy with waaaaay too much food. My husband had the salmon & said it was excellent as well. I can't remember... More 

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

Dear GlobalJames, Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I am very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving Dinner with us. This is the first year that we have been open so the feedback is very much appreciated. I am also, glad to hear that your server was able to add to... More 

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Additional Information about Scala's Bistro

Address: 432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
Phone Number: +1 415-395-8555
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: American, French, Italian, Pizza

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