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“Poor Service, Mediocre Foid”

Scalo Northern Italian Grill
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Ranked #38 of 1,766 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: Carlisle
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Poor Service, Mediocre Foid”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

The three of us ate and had Bloody Mary's yesterday at Scalo. We ordered pizza, the waitress attempted to deliver our pizza to three other tables before finding us. The pizza was bland and had little toppings (Gorgonzola pesto). The waitress delivered our check. We looked at it and was fine. We attempted to pay when the waitress came back and said we received the wrong receipt. I said it was what we ordered. She took it away an brought it back adding an additional $6 on for the Tito vodka we had in our Bloody Mary. I said we were told to tell the bartender what vodka for Bloody Mary, no mention was made that we would have additional charges. Our waitress was unsympathetic. We do not recommend this restaurant. Thanks for reading. The Bike Chaplain

  • Visited April 2013
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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrific salmon special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

I just had the pan-seared salmon (fresh and perfectly done to medium rare) served on a bed of beet risotto, and wilted spinach. It was topped with artichoke hearts. Beautiful presentation, and a wonderful balance of flavors!

  • Visited April 2013
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Hilton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, but noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

I and my guest had lunch on a Sunday. The place was very busy, and the accoustics do not support quiet conversation. Tables are close together.
However, the food and service were very good, and the prices are reasonable.
This is a very nice restaurant. I would definitely go there again.

  • Visited March 2013
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albuquerque
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“okay food; the place used to be much better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

i have been to Scalo's many times, and i have noticed that the food quality is deteriorating. It is however still okay.

Visited February 2013
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Marquette, Michigan
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Never disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Everything from the bruschetta to the tiramisu was delicious . Loved the ambience, the service, the wine and the food. Scalos is always a must when visiting albuquerque. Make sure to make reservations.

  • Visited March 2013
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