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Scala's Bistro

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432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504 (Post and Sutter)
+1 415-395-8555
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Today
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 am
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Redmond, Washington
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457 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since it is next to the Sir Francis Drake hotel, it is always 100% full, but if you ask nicely, they will always find you a seat. The pizza is OK and it feels like a warmed up microwave pizza and not something freshly made. It is OK to eat here, but not a place I would put on the... More 

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Thank MrPKI
Eagle Point, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous food. Can't remember the last time I managed to stuff 3 courses down my neck just because it was all so good!

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Thank andy charles P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food and service were very nice and original. Prices are a bit expensive but the localisation is the reason. You have to try !

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Thank Rémy Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was busy yet the concierge took care to find us a table at the bar. Service was prompt and efficient, looking after us despite how busy the restaurant was. A very impressive server. The food was magnificent. The fish was cooked to perfection and my duck delicious. Highly recommended.

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Napa, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once again Scala's exceeded our expectations. Desiree and the team were the most able servers and provided outstanding ambiance throughout our visit. We always choose Scala's when we dine in San Francisco.

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bisbee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered off a bar menu between lunch and dinner. Margherita Pizza was adequate. Ceasar salad was tired but not exhausted, lacked the anchovy punch. That was it. Have eaten here before and it was better. Maybe between shifts inattention

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to watch the annual Chinese New Year Parade in person this year and what better place but at a window seat in the bar area!! So much fun! Delicious pasta dishes for all of us after starting with a creamy pate and chilled fresh oysters!!

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Thank connorsdeb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu. Not inexpensive, but worth it. A bit noisy, but that's the price you pay for a popular haunt. My wife is the wine aficionado in our home, and she tells me that their wine list is FAR above average. We've enjoyed every visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu has a good variety and our entire party was pleased with their measl. I had the pork chop and it was massive! I could only eat half. Good quality food for the price.

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Allen, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last morning in San Francisco, we reserved a table for brunch at Scala's Bistro. When first researching, we didn't realize that the restaurant is actually part of a hotel. This might explain why the restaurant wasn't very busy on a weekday for brunch. Even though it was pretty quiet in the restaurant, the food was still great. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
Italian, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
    (Post and Sutter)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-395-8555
Description
You don't get more San Francisco than Scala's, located just off the Powell Street cable car line, steps from Union Square. And with great location comes great responsibility: that's why we work hard to maintain our reputation as one of the city's most essential dining destinations by creating an atmosphere as sophisticated and inviting as the food we bring to the table.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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