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Scala's Bistro

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Union Square
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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
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just arrived during their break. However was very welcomed and served at the bar. Very friendly service. Just go and try it out, you will love it.

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Thank Elisabeth M
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't really afford to go here on my own but was invited by some family. I had fantastic wine, clams and to-die-for fries. W

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met friends here for an excellent lunch. We had a yummy lunch with marvelous service. The ambiance is very San Francisco and it's a half block from Union Square for great shopping.

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Thank Janet D
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good friend treated me for dinner there. Warm, welcoming atmosphere. Knowledgeable, attentive, but not pushy wait staff. Amazing variety of wines--we had an Italian red. Nice--not huge--portion sizes. Excellent range of food options--all delicious. Convenient to all of the shopping, hotels, and theaters near Union Square. Reservations are recommended.

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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a nice restaurant and seemed very popular. Went with work so it was a group of around 20-25. The food was good. I got the chicken which was good but wish I had my husbands New York steak as it was fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. The reason for the 3 stars was because service was on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an Amazing Find. It represents the best of San Francisco cuisine. Our hotel recommended it. It is located in the St. Francis Hotel. The cozy booth leather seats and high ceiling decorations created a nice San Franciscan atmosphere. We found out it's been here for years and the waiter had even been coming to this restaurant since he... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant and not expensive. We enjoyed the atmosphere. We expected more pasta dishes on the menu. We ordered a steak, trout, and ravioli for the table. The food was good. The service was very good and friendly. They have a nice wine list as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a cobb salad and a burger. Quality was fine and so was the service but it was a little over priced for the food

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had nice lunch. Food tasty but on the American side meaning big portions - too big to my liking and too heavy. Service was good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food, great bread, olive oil, seafood. Nice atmosphere, great service, convenient location.

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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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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