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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
+1 505-255-8781
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (59 reviews)
“carpaccio” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is not easy to find a good restaurant in Albuquerque. Scalo on Central Ave. (aka Route 66!) is my favorite. There is a good selection of tasty Italian dishes. The setting is pleasant, on a little square called Nob Hill with little shops surrounding...More

Thank 543Jacqueline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only all of the above but Gf pasta for us with that problem. Excellent clam pasta dish that was a simple wine lemon and caper sauce. Good wine selection. Very glad we found this place

Thank jenn t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a place that was quick, high quality, and served wine. Although they have a limited wine selection considering it is an Italian restaurant, the two wines (a Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon) were adequate for the appetizer(s) we ate. We also choose to sit...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a big group and we're celebrating a special occasion. We had a nice spot on the covered patio that was very comfortable and nice. Our server was great. My son ordered a steak and it was huge! He said it was delicious. My...More

Thank Merry-Traveler7
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We got married in New Mexico almost 4 years ago. We had a party of 10 for a wedding dinner. They served us a 5 course meal that was overwhelmingly good. After that I assumed it must have been just the excitement of getting married,...More

Thank martis393
Reviewed August 8, 2017

OMG, what a delicious dinner! All of us had something different to eat, and all the food was superb. Since it was a beautiful evening, we ate on their quaint patio. We will return the next time we are in the area.

Thank majicle
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant wasn't nearly as good as I remember it 20 years ago, so I will rate it as average. To start with our waitress didn't have her act together, she couldn't remember what drink we ordered and spilled ice all over when pouring water....More

Thank Jodelkraut
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Scalo has been a staple Fine Dining in Albuquerque for a long time, having been there various times for Special occasions Or "just because", & I keep going back. A friend, new to town, wanted to go out and celebrate, Scalo was one of the...More

Thank Hans J
Reviewed July 23, 2017

When we told people we were going to Scalo's for dinner they raved about the food. We did not find the food to be that much over the top Husband had the pasta with chicken in an alfredo sauce and felt there should have been...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I went out on a limb and recommended we go to Scalo for my brother's birthday recently, because, though it is located in a very cool part of town, this very fact makes the place a little more pricey than many in my family care...More

Thank LisaJeyDavis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-8781
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Located in the heart of Nob Hill on the corner of Carlisle and Central, Scalo offers an atmosphere that is casually elegant and service which is attentive and knowledgeable. Scalo uses locally grown organic produce and offers classic handmade Northern cuisine with a seasonal menu that changes with the harvests.
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