Scala's Bistro

★★★★★
  • 432 Powell St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Map & Directions
  • 415-395-8555

About Scala's Bistro

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Bars & Pubs
  • Bars & Clubs
Details
  • Italian Markets
  • $$
  • Date Spot
  • Group Dining
  • Romantic Dining
Hours
M-Th 7am-4pm, 5:15pm-10pm, F 7am-4pm, 5:15pm-11pm, Sa 8am-4pm, 5:15pm-11pm, Su 8am-4pm, 5:15pm-10pm
Reservations
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Emails
  • info@scalasbistro.com
Services
  • Private Dining
  • Catering

Food

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LOVE this place. It is my fall back because every time I come the food is delish and the service is amazing. It is local to so many things in the city and I usually can get a table when I want one.

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LOVE this place. It is my fall back because every time I come the food is delish and the service is amazing. It is local to so many things in the city and I usually can get a table when I want one.

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this place has become a date night tradition for the wife and I when we visit SF -- food drink ambiance all tops. For upscale restaurants this place is among the best of SF.

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this place has become a date night tradition for the wife and I when we visit SF -- food drink ambiance all tops. For upscale restaurants this place is among the best of SF.

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My husband and I love Scala's. We eat there each time we visit San Francisco! The atmosphere is wonderful and the food and wine are amazing. We have not had anything there that we have not enjoyed. The service is outstanding as well!

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My husband and I love Scala's. We eat there each time we visit San Francisco! The atmosphere is wonderful and the food and wine are amazing. We have not had anything there that we have not enjoyed. The service is outstanding as well!

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Great ambiance, wonderful wine list and menu, but my husband found a cockroach in his napkin. We lost our appetite enough not to be able to enjoy our dinners

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Great ambiance, wonderful wine list and menu, but my husband found a cockroach in his napkin. We lost our appetite enough not to be able to enjoy our dinners

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This is a place that I invision the debutante's to dine at. It has an old money luxurious feel to it. The food is very good. I was there for lunch and had a very large salad (can't remember which one) and it was delicious. We went upstairs to the Starlight room that night...don't miss that!

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This is a place that I invision the debutante's to dine at. It has an old money luxurious feel to it. The food is very good. I was there for lunch and had a very large salad (can't remember which one) and it was delicious. We went upstairs to the Starlight room that night...don't miss that!

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I was a big fan of Scala's Bistro until about a year ago, when -- after dozens and dozens of business and leisure meals there -- I was issued the ultimate insult: bad service, bad food, and my complaint to the manager was absolutely

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I was a big fan of Scala's Bistro until about a year ago, when -- after dozens and dozens of business and leisure meals there -- I was issued the ultimate insult: bad service, bad food, and my complaint to the manager was absolutely

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A favorite that we have frequented at least 10 times in the past three to four years- the service is great and the food wonderful. Reservations are a must ( they keep your prefernces on the coputer so no need to worry about whewree you wil

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★★★★★

A favorite that we have frequented at least 10 times in the past three to four years- the service is great and the food wonderful. Reservations are a must ( they keep your prefernces on the coputer so no need to worry about whewree you wil

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I stopped into Scala's after a long, long day travelling and sightseeing - what a great place to finish the day. Hostess, servers, even busboys were so pleasant and warm, and excellent guides for both the food and wine menu. I loved the

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I stopped into Scala's after a long, long day travelling and sightseeing - what a great place to finish the day. Hostess, servers, even busboys were so pleasant and warm, and excellent guides for both the food and wine menu. I loved the

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During OracleOpen World in November 2007 a handful of colleagues and I (from a very small company) made reservations at this "acclaimed" restaurant. Unfortunately, travel plans changed and we were unable to make our reservations. We were

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During OracleOpen World in November 2007 a handful of colleagues and I (from a very small company) made reservations at this "acclaimed" restaurant. Unfortunately, travel plans changed and we were unable to make our reservations. We were

Pros: Great Website

Cons: Lack of Communication

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My sisters and I meet in "The City" every year for a full day of eating, Christmas shopping, eating and Christmas shopping - and every year we start this fabulous day at Scala's. Best coffee in the known world (and this coming from a

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My sisters and I meet in "The City" every year for a full day of eating, Christmas shopping, eating and Christmas shopping - and every year we start this fabulous day at Scala's. Best coffee in the known world (and this coming from a

Pros: Atmosphere, Coffee, Service, AM Table Availability

Cons: No Parking, Restrooms Far Away in Hotel

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The ambience was fantastic and we were seated promptly. The service was friendly at the beginning but as more people came into the restaurant the server started getting a bit distracted. The food was excellent, especially the halibut. I

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The ambience was fantastic and we were seated promptly. The service was friendly at the beginning but as more people came into the restaurant the server started getting a bit distracted. The food was excellent, especially the halibut. I

Pros: Get the halibut

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Nothing in this restaurant warranted the high prices on the menu. The food was very good but not quite worth the price. The insincere greeting at the front desk and the indifferent service also do not justify the high prices. The

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Nothing in this restaurant warranted the high prices on the menu. The food was very good but not quite worth the price. The insincere greeting at the front desk and the indifferent service also do not justify the high prices. The

Pros: Good Food

Cons: High Prices, No Parking, Very Loud

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It's been a while since I've been back here and was happy to see it was still a great place. We didn't have reservations but they accomodated us quickly at the bar. I ordered the Oxtail Agnolotti and it was fantastic! The sauce was

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It's been a while since I've been back here and was happy to see it was still a great place. We didn't have reservations but they accomodated us quickly at the bar. I ordered the Oxtail Agnolotti and it was fantastic! The sauce was

Pros: Location, food, atmosphere

Cons: Not the best value

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My boyfriend and I were intially going to dine here for New Years, but decided against it since they weren't going to have any favors or do anything special for the evening. We ended up coming our last night of our vacation instead and

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My boyfriend and I were intially going to dine here for New Years, but decided against it since they weren't going to have any favors or do anything special for the evening. We ended up coming our last night of our vacation instead and

Pros: Close to Union Square

Cons: Not up to Par

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I have lived in the City since 1985 and Scala's has been one of my favorite Union Square restaurants. Recently, my friend and I dropped a late night cocktail and a light dinner. The hostess explained that it was very busy in the dining

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I have lived in the City since 1985 and Scala's has been one of my favorite Union Square restaurants. Recently, my friend and I dropped a late night cocktail and a light dinner. The hostess explained that it was very busy in the dining

Pros: great Union Square location

Cons: On busy nights, they will rush customers to turn over tables

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I love this place! The food is 100% consistent.....fabulous cocktails.....the roasted beet salad is to die for. The hamburger with gorgonzola puts others to shame.....beautiful cheese plates for dessert.....and Inniskillen ice wine for the

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I love this place! The food is 100% consistent.....fabulous cocktails.....the roasted beet salad is to die for. The hamburger with gorgonzola puts others to shame.....beautiful cheese plates for dessert.....and Inniskillen ice wine for the

Pros: Fantastic food served in a beautiful space

Cons: Reservations are a must

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This place has my favorite booths of any restaurant in the city. I love to just kick back and watch what is going on in that gorgeous kitchen... and then there is the food. I always start off with the calamari which has little pieces of

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This place has my favorite booths of any restaurant in the city. I love to just kick back and watch what is going on in that gorgeous kitchen... and then there is the food. I always start off with the calamari which has little pieces of

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I've eaten at this place many times over the past five years. In the last year, their prices have gone up. Besides that they have always been consistent with their food and service. I enjoy their linguine and clams( good amount of garlic

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★★★★★

I've eaten at this place many times over the past five years. In the last year, their prices have gone up. Besides that they have always been consistent with their food and service. I enjoy their linguine and clams( good amount of garlic

Pros: good food, downtown

Cons: prices increasing

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Was attending a meeting at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and only had an hour for lunch. My associate and I wandered in and were seated right away. Service was adequate and friendly.
The mac & cheese (with Smithfield ham and black

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Was attending a meeting at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and only had an hour for lunch. My associate and I wandered in and were seated right away. Service was adequate and friendly.
The mac & cheese (with Smithfield ham and black

Pros: nice location, desserts

Cons: can be pricey, noisy

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With a painting of a stucco staircase leading to open air bringing light into the dark, high-ceilinged interior of Scala, thoughts of a journey to Europe came to the forefront. However, I was brought back down to reality when our

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With a painting of a stucco staircase leading to open air bringing light into the dark, high-ceilinged interior of Scala, thoughts of a journey to Europe came to the forefront. However, I was brought back down to reality when our

Pros: ambience, dessert

Cons: unknowledgeable staff, food

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A FEW MONTHS BACK WE CAME INTO SAN FRANSICO FROM COLORADO AT ABOUT 11:00 PM. BEING HUNGRY WE ASKED AT THE HOTEL AND THEY SUGGESTED "SCALAS!!" NOT ONLY WAS THE FOOD GREAT BUT THE SERVICE WAS JUST AS GREAT. I TIP MY HAT TO SUCH A FINE STAFF.

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A FEW MONTHS BACK WE CAME INTO SAN FRANSICO FROM COLORADO AT ABOUT 11:00 PM. BEING HUNGRY WE ASKED AT THE HOTEL AND THEY SUGGESTED "SCALAS!!" NOT ONLY WAS THE FOOD GREAT BUT THE SERVICE WAS JUST AS GREAT. I TIP MY HAT TO SUCH A FINE STAFF.

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, AMBIANCE

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I just went here for the first time on a business lunch. The food was good and well presented and the menu varied enough to appeal to multiple tastes (and at the end, they have desserts available in mini-portions for an after-lunch

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I just went here for the first time on a business lunch. The food was good and well presented and the menu varied enough to appeal to multiple tastes (and at the end, they have desserts available in mini-portions for an after-lunch

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Scala's was the best dining experience we had in years. We visited SF in September and the atmosphere, drinks, food and service were perfect. Dalton, our waiter, was competent, fun and extemely helpful. At the end of the meal I thought

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Scala's was the best dining experience we had in years. We visited SF in September and the atmosphere, drinks, food and service were perfect. Dalton, our waiter, was competent, fun and extemely helpful. At the end of the meal I thought

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

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Citysearch rated it as romantic, which is true of the decor and overall appearance of the place. However, it was so loud while we were there we felt like we were yelling at each other during dinner, which kind of kills the romance. The

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Citysearch rated it as romantic, which is true of the decor and overall appearance of the place. However, it was so loud while we were there we felt like we were yelling at each other during dinner, which kind of kills the romance. The

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Love Italian food and was not disappointed. My husband had soup like my grandmother would make. They even made up something special for us. Service was great from the minute we walked in the door. Wonderful wine list . I would highly

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Love Italian food and was not disappointed. My husband had soup like my grandmother would make. They even made up something special for us. Service was great from the minute we walked in the door. Wonderful wine list . I would highly

Pros: good parking, lively and upbeat, lots of choices

Cons: bathroom upstairs, tables close together

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I went to Scala's for a romantic dinner to celebrate some good news, and left disappointed. Although the experience didn't dampen our spirits, the forgetful and absent-minded service made our dinner distracted due to the lack of simple

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I went to Scala's for a romantic dinner to celebrate some good news, and left disappointed. Although the experience didn't dampen our spirits, the forgetful and absent-minded service made our dinner distracted due to the lack of simple

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I had lunch at Scala recently and sat in the bar. I would not recommend sitting in the bar unless you are just there to drink. Our waiter took 10 minutes to get to us, didn't offer us water, and didn't give us silverware. The only time

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★★★★★

I had lunch at Scala recently and sat in the bar. I would not recommend sitting in the bar unless you are just there to drink. Our waiter took 10 minutes to get to us, didn't offer us water, and didn't give us silverware. The only time

Pros: Great food, great atmoshere

Cons: poor service in bar

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Newbies to SF, we were recommended Scala's Bistro after work on a Friday night. With no reservations (they could have seated us in an hour or so) we instead opted for dinner at the bar. Great meal, good drinks and, though busy in the

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Newbies to SF, we were recommended Scala's Bistro after work on a Friday night. With no reservations (they could have seated us in an hour or so) we instead opted for dinner at the bar. Great meal, good drinks and, though busy in the

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My friend and I were pointed to Scala's while on the cable car this afternoon and made a reservation a few hours in advance for the same evening. The food was really wonderful (best salmon I have had in ages) and I found the staff very

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My friend and I were pointed to Scala's while on the cable car this afternoon and made a reservation a few hours in advance for the same evening. The food was really wonderful (best salmon I have had in ages) and I found the staff very

Pros: atmosphere, service, food

Cons: , need reservations

Message from Scala's Bistro

Scala's Bistro is located centrally in Union Square in San Francisco and features hand crafted cocktails and Italian inspired fare.

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