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“Genuine Italian taste and excellent service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scala's Bistro

Scala's Bistro
432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
+1 415-395-8555
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Ranked #369 of 4,919 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.
Espoo
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“Genuine Italian taste and excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I enjoyed Scala's very much. The menu was extensive, food was excellent and service was outstanding. We ordered many dishes and shared around the table. Everything was excellent from the basic pizza to spaghetti with clams. Special notice must be give to their great vegetable selections. I do not not drink but my party did and they all proclaimed the win list to be outstanding.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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holly j, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hello SuTengKai,

Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff.

Thanks!
Holly Jackson
Restaurant Manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
“Great wine selection, quality food and attentive service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The highlight of my dining experience at Scala's was definitely the service. Our server was clearly enthusiastic and passionate about his job. He was helpful in wine and food selection and very attentive. We had a nice experience and great tasting food and drinks.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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“Old World Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very old world European charm. Great services. I thought the menu for breakfast and dinner a bit limited. Food was good - not outstanding, but enjoyable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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israel
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky on our first dinner in SF to wander in this beautifully decorated restaurant. We liked the food very much. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. We had nice fresh pasta and an excellent fish plate.
We very much recommend this restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Wash state
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“Make a special event a lifelong memory.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The food is superb. The value is also good. The wine list is excellent. Our server took care of our group with great grace and good humor. She guided the flow of the meal perfectly to suit the activities we were sharing around the table--conversation, baby-sharing, gift presentations. Every one of us was comfortable, relaxed, and made to feel appreciated. We ate in the semi-private room downstairs--a perfect location for a family needing a place to have a special party.

Visited April 2013
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holly j, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hello CramerWashState,

Thank you so much for the kind review. I am very happy that we made the family get together special. I love that room especially for special events. I will make sure to share this review with the servers! Come back and see us soon.

Thank you,
Holly Jackson
Restaurant Manager
Scala's Bistro
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