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$15 - $35
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Italian, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

Very nice interior with food to match. Location is great and within walking distance of many landmarks. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

We returned to Scala's Bistro to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our last visit had been several years ago as we live in the UK. The experience began well, frioendly reception and the welcome from the waitress. The starters were OK but I was still...eating mine when our main course was plonked (no other word for it) on the table. The mains, we had chosen their fish of the day a Dorade, was deep fried, greasy and hugely disappointing. We shared a desert, during which time the bill was delivered to our table. No aplomb, no subtlety. There were very few customers at the time, (it was 6.00pm) so no-one was waiting for our table. We were well dressed and polite, so not an embarrassment (!) but we felt as though we were being rushed out. With our 50CL of house wine and a single cocktail, and a shared desert, the bill came to over $200, which we felt was an insult. Of course we should have complained but instead we politely tipped the waitress and left. The next evening we tried Lori's Diner, which is close by. Funky, good honest food, friendly staff and a bill of $60. We really wished we had celebrated there as we were both cross and disappointed that such a special evening had been ruined.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, General Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

Uh-oh – it sounds like you didn’t see the value in your meal at Scala's. Our chef is a fanatic about buying local, super-fresh ingredients from trusted farmers, which can make dishes on the menu feel a bit on the pricey side. Please reach out...More

Reviewed March 8, 2020

Came here as part of a business dinner group outing. Got a variety of appetizers, entrees and we all shared. Great stuff! Highly recommend the calamari!

Date of visit: March 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, General Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

Thanks for the stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us!

Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

We have walked by this place hundreds of times, and we never gave it a second thought. We gave it a try, and we were not disappointed. I had the little gem salad. It was huge and had an amazing dressing. I also had the...duck and it was amazing, as well. The mixed rice and quinoa was great under the duck. My wife’s goat cheese salad was also very tasty and was a meal in itself. The hostess and waiters for all super friendly and informative. The prices were fairly reasonable for Union Square. We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, General Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff.

Reviewed March 3, 2020

Had a great experience at Scala's Bistro from start to visit. The hostess and our waiter were top notch and the wine, pizza and our two entrees were excellent. Loved this place & hope to visit again when in the area.

Date of visit: February 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, General Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

We’re thrilled you chose Scala's and had a great time. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you!

Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

I had the fusilli pasta, it was excellent, the pasta was perfectly al dente. The wait staff was attentive. I was seated at a hightop table near the entrance. If dining alone, the full menu is available at the bar.

Date of visit: February 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

So glad you loved your dinner. Scala's is lucky to have chef Justin Deering in the kitchen grilling, frying, mixing, chopping and all of the other brilliant things he/she does.

Reviewed February 16, 2020

I had the Kale Caesar Salad and mushroom pizza. Delish! The server had been there for a long time and was very helpful with the menu. It was a late dinner but very satisfying. Good prices too!

Date of visit: February 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what a great experience you had. I will share it with the staff! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed February 10, 2020

Had breakfast there the day after the Chinese New Years Parade 2020. Service was fantastic and food very good. Priced about what you expect for San Francisco.

Date of visit: February 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, General Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what a great experience you had. I will share it with the staff! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed February 10, 2020

The restaurant is full of attractive painting and lights. Menu is full of attractive dishes. Ask for the specials they will delight you. Staff are well Trained and Manager is focused on delivering a wonderful experience.

Date of visit: February 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff.

Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

The food was very good although the mid day menu had limited options. Service was fast and friendly, and the space was comfortable and clean.

Date of visit: January 2020
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ScalasBistroMGR, General Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hopefully can join us again next time with our more extensive lunch and dinner menu!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Scala's Bistro

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Scala's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4