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“Great restaurant in bustling Union Square”
Review of Scala's Bistro

Scala's Bistro
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Ranked #123 of 5,741 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Union Square
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.
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.
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in bustling Union Square”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This restaurant is located around the corner from my office, so we frequently eat there. Expert service, a good wine selection, a fresh and contempory menu that includes a lot of pastas and seafoods. The vibe is more San Francisco old style rather than contemporary, with dark panelled wood and booths. It is centrally located in the heart of the shopping and the theater districts of San Francisco, making it ideal for lunches and dinners. They are also open for breakfast.

Visited January 2013
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“Yummy!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had our final meal in SF at this restaurant and it was a great choice! Loved the atmosphere, great service and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend this place to anyone in SF.

  • Visited January 2013
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SanFrancisco, CA
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“Best restaurant in SF”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

I have ate at Scala's numerous times. Great food great service. Perfect ambiance. And the wine selection is amazing. And the hostesses as well are excellent. My advice eat here alot.

  • Visited February 2013
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Aptos, California
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“Decent Italian but not great”
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Bit pricey for what you get. atmosphere is very upscale. Staff a tad snobby. better italian elsewhere (use Trip or yelp to find)

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St. Croix
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“Amazing food and awesome service”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

My friend and I are just wrapping up our girl trip to San Francisco. We had a wonderful time. On our first night after taking a longer than usual nap we ventured out to find a place to eat. To our surprised most restaurants are closed by nine or ten pm. Someone suggested scala bistro (it opens till 11pm) we were totally taken back by the warm service. Humberto,our waiter, was magnificent. The stuffed ravioli in white cream and the salad were exquisite. The ambience is warm and inviting. We were treated like royalty by our waiter Humberto. We recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting San Francisco. Amazing and well priced.

  • Visited January 2013
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