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Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave. SE (Carlisle Blvd. NE) Send to Phone
505-255-8781 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A Nob Hill fixture for upscale Italian.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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2.5 rating over 6 reviews

Scalo Northern Italian Grill Restaurant Review

: Serving upscale Italian in a cleanly contemporary dining room in the midst of the action around Nob Hill, Scalo is one of Albuquerque's most reliable dining destinations. Overall the menu isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but it does have its inspired moments --- think braised short rib agnolotti, branzino with forest mushrooms and orange beurre blanc, braciole made with Berkshire pork rather than the usual beef, or a refreshing insalata tossed with grilled eggplant, white beans and Gorgonzola. And the classics are worth considering as well, from elegant carpaccio with crostini to homey veal piccata. Desserts likewise run the gamut from standard-issue tiramisu to unusual polenta pound cake. As for the wine list --- which resides largely in the $30 to $60 range --- its emphasis is naturally on Italian pours, but the New World is a secondary focus, including a few local selections (New Mexico is, after all, an emerging producer). In summer, the patio is the place to people-watch, but live music adds a festive touch to the atmosphere several nights a week year-round. Sunday brunch is a welcome change of pace too; try the bruschetta with mint-spiked, honeyed ricotta and house marmalade or the frittata with white truffles and pancetta.

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