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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
+1 505-255-8781
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (63 reviews)
“carpaccio” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had gone to Scalo about a month ago and I was not pleased with a pasta dish that was bland and flavorless. This time we both ordered the house salad that had nice greens and dressing. Probably not worth the price but tasty. We...More

Thank Buzz047
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an early dinner here tonight after many years. We were probably the earliest customers, but the place was open and we did not have to wait. We ordered red wine by the glass, salmon, and a pasta dish. Bread and salad was included....More

Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So my fiancee and I went here on her birthday which also happens to be Halloween. Parking was my biggest concern going to this restaurant as it can be a nightmare. Having said that, we were able to park in the parking lot for all...More

Thank Flufflebunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I celebrated my husband's birthday. It was very crowded that night, and fortunately we had a reservation. We were sent to a nice corner table. Seemed a good location, as I don't like the "dungeon" below and the bar in back smells of stale alcohol...More

Thank horsey10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a great dinner here on a Monday night( which was half price wine list night) had two home make ravioli dish's both were perfect. we sat up on the balcony, which gave a great view of the busy kitchen. Our waiter was all business...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I saw how large and crowded Scalo was I worried that the food and service would suffer. We had reservations but still had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Our wait person was prompt and helpful. We did have to remind her...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice over the past 3 years and each time the experience was great. Good, authentic Italian food, outstanding service and easy parking and access to the restaurant. Central Ave., where the restaurant is located, is undergoing reconstruction now, but scheduled to...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The appetizer of olives, caper berries came warm with garlic( I would have preferred roasted garlic) and was delicious! The bread served at the table was very good and our pizzas were large and made with very good ingredients and tasted awesome. The salad was...More

Thank Joycetraveller
Reviewed 9 October 2017

End of September and my wife's Birthday was the when to celebrate....and our Travel/Foodie maven (our first born) was the "Italian Maven" of the Northern Italian foods who guided us there. All went well! Server was local but east coast Italian too...a winning combo. No...More

Thank JJH5545
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice, professional venue that has kid friendly accommodations. Very good and extensive wine selection. Starters are excellent and main dishes are good. The cocktails are ok and the deserts are good but not amazing. Would definitely go back!

Thank Mark F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-8781
  • E-mail
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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