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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446 (Carlisle)
+1 505-255-8781
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, excellent service, and reasonable prices. As an added bonus the table olive oil for bread dipping was surprisingly high quality.

Thank Gerri C
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great space wether indoor or outdoor. Service was outstanding! I only experienced the Bloody Mary Bar. Plenty of Vodka options! Plenty of mixes! Some of the meats ran out during my trip to the "bar". It was definitely fun. I would definitely go again!

Thank Danielle N
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic wait staff, beer and wine selections are great..appetizers were great (goat cheese) and the Mussel Linguini was mouth wateringly light and just the right amount for 2

Thank soldonsolmar
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We arrived tired and Hungary after a flight from the east coast. Food was good and we enjoyed sitting outside where we could hear each other. Thisvrestaurant has one of the larger patios in neighborhood. Food was tasty.

Thank Joyce S
Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good food, great service and a quiet atmosphere. There is an outdoor dining area, but I prefer inside dining.

Thank Disco_Submarine
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I was visiting, and wanted to take my local associates out for a nice meal. They recommended Scalo, as they had been there several times and have always been very pleased. Greeted by friendly hostess and the meal went on excellently from there. Food was superb (we had the Halibut, the evening's special). Server (Penny) was right on! Recommended a... More 

Thank Wil D
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Scalo is a solid reliable Albuquerque mainstay. I have dined here several time over many years and never had a poor experience. Their meals are good, served well in a pleasant ambiance. The only criticism is that it may be a bit crowded at times.

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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I was attracted by the outdoor dining, but the dining room impressed me much as I wound my way to the bar. Perhaps northern Italian food was in my future, but I really wanted a drink first. I found a table near the back door, no more than a few feet from the bar. After more than 15 minutes, a... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Scalo was recommended to us by our sommelier at Gruet Winery. My husband was looking for a restaurant that had vegetarian options to enjoy the last night of our 10 day vacation. We made the reservation through Open Table and our table was on the second floor overlooking the dining room and kitchen. We loved seeing the food prepared and... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation and arrived early, our table was all ready for us. The service was great. Ask for Nicole, she was professional, friendly, funny and we didn't want for anything! Calamari & shrimp appetizer was delicious and cooked beautifully. Entrees were great, chicken alfredo and squid ink linguini bianco with shrimp, scallops and salmon. We finished things off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?