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Scala's Bistro

432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
+1 415-395-8555
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Ranked #393 of 4,945 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
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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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Rocky River, Ohio USA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for dinner and it was very loud and we could not hear each other at dinner. The food was okay nothing special and plates are small. Nice wine list. The service was just okay our waiter only came over twice to check on us and did not seem thrilled to be working that night. Not a place... More

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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend when she heard we were visiting San Francisco, and we are glad she did. Excellent food and a very good atmosphere. Easily the best meal we had in SF, and possibly the best of our fortnight's stay in North America. Highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I reserved a table before we arrived in San Francisco at this restaurant. I had been here before and enjoyed the meal so much. This visit, the food seemed even better. My husband has traveled extensively in Italy, and he swore that the spaghetti he ate was the best ever!!!! Definitely a return visit will be noted.... More

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

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

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Located near union square at sir francis drake hotel ... we went there for dinner ... couldn't believe how busy it was !! The place has nice atmosphere, pleasant service but has a very very soft light that could help you sleep . The food overall was very good .. the salmon was delicious. I may go back my next... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Classic restaurant with a nice atmosphere. We started with the Beef Carpaccio. Good size, nicely presented and beef was really fresh. The Pesto & Ricotta Ravioli with the marinara sauce was bland and boring. My husband had the Saffron Linguine & Clams with, garlic, roasted tomato, white wine sauce - it was just ok. I feel the ratings our based... More

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Mexico City
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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The place has soft lights, peaceful atmosphere, very helpful service. The food is very good with good timing what is appreciated when you are hungry.

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

Dear Azb, Thank you for the kine words. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you visit us again the next time you are in San Francisco Best, Sherry Bastani Restaurant Manager More

Waterbury, Connecticut
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145 reviews 145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located at the Sir Francis Drake hotel this was a nice restaurant to have dinner at. Waitress and waitstaff were attentive. The ravioli with the lemon cream sauce was delicious as was the strawberry basil lemonade. The pork chop was prepared very well too.

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

Dear Santucci, Thank you for the kinds words. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your service as well as your dinner with us. Thanks for taking the time to write and we hope to see you again the next time you are in San Francisco. Best, Sherry Bastani Restaurant Manager More

Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We find ourselves returning here frequently when in SF for lunches and we've had dinner here once in the past. Took our daughter to SF for her birthday this weekend and had dinner here the first evening before attending a Martin Lawrence art auction at the St. Francis Hotel. Asked for a window table in the bar and that's exactly... More

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

Dear 2Klecks, Thank you so much for kind words. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to get you seated at the table that you wanted. Our window tables are great for people watching as you experienced first hand. Thanks for taking the time to write and we look... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I could not believe how busy is was late night when we popped in to grab a bite of dinner. It was packed. We ate in the bar at a high top dinner. We both enjoyed our dinners. I had the sausage pizza and my girlfriend had the pasta. Both were great. Of course we had to take a piece... More

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

Dear KjDykstra, Thank you for the kind words. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for taking the time to write and we look forward to having you join us for dinner sometime soon. Best, Sherry Bastani Restaurant Manager More

Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The French Hostess here is delightful- her greeting gets you started on the right foot. Our waiter was very classy, but not very attentive. His food recommendations and explanation of the menu was dead on, and they do have a water glass re-fill quick staff. The fish dish I had was one of the best I've ever tasted. It was... More

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

Dear Jean, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am happy to hear that our maitre d Natalie made you feel welcomed, although it's not all that surprising, she has been with us for 20 years and still loves what she does. Thanks for taking the time to write and for the feedback, we hope that you will... More

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