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“Pretty good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Scapa Italian Kitchen

Scapa Italian Kitchen
1 Walker Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514-1338
630-323-7000
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Chicago, Illinois
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113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a 3 1/2 star review. I've been here twice and both times had the same waitress. She's super friendly, but a little too sarcastic. Nothing I can't get over, though, especially since it's all in good fun. While she's really friendly, I think she was overwhelmed a bit because it was hard to track her down sometimes. I think it was due to an unexpectedly busy Christmas Eve rush.

The appetizers :
- Grilled CalamarI: Good, but not great. Other places have better, but this dish wasn't bad.
- Caprese: Fresh and delicious!

Entrees: The linguini with broccoli was cooked well but was WAY too garlicky. My husband couldn't finish it because he was overwhelmed by garlic.
I had the lasagna. It was a little too al dente for more and lacked sauce, but the flavor was good. With slightly softer noodles and a bit more sauce, it would be great.
Veal parmesan had the same issue as the lasagna - not enough sauce but good flavor.

Overall, a good place to go for Italian in the burbs, but head downtown for something better.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hinsdale
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Italian in the Burbs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had an excellent meal at Scapa this weekend; the white pizza was great with perfect crispy crust and creamy toppings; I loved the eggplant parm, and my husbands' lasagna bolognese was delicious. Great sauce, generous portions. Ordered wine and got Nice big glass of house Chianti. Friendly albeit a little slow service, but nice if you're enjoying the evening and not in a rush. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have eaten here on more than one occasion, and have always been very happy with the food quality, value, selection, and service. This weekend, though, the restaurant surpassed every expectation when I asked them to host a dinner for 24 people--all high school students. Tony could not have been more accomodating about times, menu choices, etc. Everyone had an excellent time and raved about the food (pastas and chicken dishes) and the desserts. Tony even took care to suggest which pastas would be less likely to be spilled on dresses and suits. In addition to everything else, they were totally attentive to the schedule that was needed to ensure everyone made it to the dance on time. We look forward to going back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Food, Service a little slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I went with my parents to this Italian restaurant in downtown Clarendon Hills. We really loved our private table, and the food was excellent. My only complaint was that the service was pretty slow. It took us 2.5 hours to have dinner, and we didn't get dessert. I would definitely recommend this place and will go back, but don't go if you are in a hurry.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love their Salmon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had another great dinner at Scapa's! Whether in a large group or small the food is always great and service is friendly and attentive. Well worth the trip to little Clarendon Hills! This is truly a hidden gem.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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