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About Scopa Neighbourhood Italian
Scopa is a lively Italian-inspired neighbourhood restaurant located in the heart of the Tuxedo Park Community in Calgary. Community is at our core and we work hard to create an atmosphere where our guests are received as if going somewhere familiar, just as you would find in small town eateries all over Italy.
Chef Justin Lall seeks out seasonally fresh, local ingredients and allows them to shine in boldly-flavored contemporary Italian preparations with an emphasis on simplicity. We match our culinary offerings with a hand-selected wine list, served by knowledgeable, friendly, and genuine food and wine enthusiasts.
Really, we just love to eat and drink fine things and share them with our friends.
Calgary, AB T2E 2T5
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
22 Avenue N
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We have two private lots on the property (one on the north side and one on the south side). There is also plenty of street parking in the area.
CTS #3 stops right across the Centre Street from the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian Ratings and Reviews
Overall the food was amazing and the alcohol was top-notch but it was a bit expensive and portion sizes on both the good and alcohol were small for the price charged. Would recommend to somebody wanting a nice dining experience who has a few dollars to spare.
Scopa is a wonderful restaurant with good Italian cuisine and very reasonable prices. Our waitress was fabulous and very understanding when we asked to move tables as there was a child next to us who was shrieking. I almost went to talk to them as even with a table on the other side of the restaurant her shrieks hurt my ears. When my own did anything like that years ago we left the restaurant immediately; she learned quickly to behave. The patio is a good addition and was obviously well-used that evening. Keep up the good work!
The food and service was satisfactory. However we were seated by the window. My guest noticed about 10 dead flies on the window sill. Your staff removed the BUT within minutes two more dead flies fell from the shutters. Obviously NO cleaning of this area has been undertaken in weeks!! Very poor impression.
We come in here fairly often. Good Italian food. Had the burrata bruschetta topped with white anchovy, which added nice tangy flavour to the tasteless but creamy cheese. I opted for the genoa pizza which was excellent. My partner had a humungous portion of lasagna- also very tasty.
Good consistent quality food.
The food was Delicious! We were dining with 6people and each meal was presented well and very tasty. Our server was attentive, and knowledgeable regarding menu options. We all had a great evening. I will tell my friends :)
Please note - we did have a problem trying to change the original Open Table reservation
from 5 to 6 people. Instead, somehow the reservation time was changed to 5:15pm (originally booked for 6:00pm) ?? We were trying to make the time change online from the confirmed email.
Our group of four was on the patio which is very nice and built to keep out wind and direct sun and also has heaters if it gets cool outside. It was not noisy on the patio. Service was good. My meal of cannelloni was a disappointment as it was barely warm and was not flavourful at all. We also had the bruschetta combo which was tasty but the bread was very thin and crisp and broke apart when we took a bite. Not sure how my friends meals were as we had other things to talk about. I have been to Scopa probably a dozen times and have found the food to be generally quite good. I hope it's not a case of the management letting the restaurant get a little "tired".
We tried this restaurant based on the good reviews but even trying to be completely open minded - can't figure it out! To start, there are maybe 6 parking spots, from the outside, there is a nice patio and decor of restaurant nice and homey. Hostess was friendly and attentive but after that .... server was abrupt to the point of rude, our starter, calamari was overlooked and came to the table with such a strong fishy smell one of us wouldn't even try it - no sauce, too much coating, meals were like warm and pasta actually cold and sticky (from sitting). Our table was jammed in with other tables even though there were others available, didn't have enough settings for our whole table.... took almost 1/2 hour to get our bill after the meal. Unfortunately quite a poor experience. The place was fairly busy though so it must have appeal to others.
The food was really good! The service was inattentive. It didn't seem to be a busy night but they may have been short staffed and I would try it again. Appetizers arrived before the wine and we had to flag our waitress to get service and attention to details like water and more bread.
Have enjoyed Scopa every time we have been there. Food is always good, service is great. This time we tried Linguini and a Carbonara, both were good. Especially enjoyed the half price half litre of wine. Will be going back soon. A local restaurant is much more fun enjoyable than a chain restaurant.
Service was very lackluster and slow. Patio was beautiful, food was very good, it just seemed like they had too little staff (both support & service) for the night in question. In addition, our server did not seem to be in much rush to try to make up for the fact that they were understaffed.
As usual the food was all very tasty and the service fine. They advertised half price prosecco and after 2 glasses they charged the full price saying it only applied to bottles. They changed the bill to reflect a 50% discount but it would be helpful if their messaging was a little more detailed to avoid this kind of issue.
Scopa is frustrating as they have very good pizza's and good drink promos but fall down badly for entree's.
A supposedly signature veal dish shouldn't have veal that is overcooked, dry and tasteless placed on a bed of 6 noodles then sprinkled with capers that overpower everything. The kale was actually good. 2 plates showed up the same so it wasn't a one off.
Two orders of seafood risotto that had mystery rice, an off putting flavor and minuscule portions of seafood.
Two other orders were judged to be OK but nothing to say the kitchen is doing anything special.
So in the end you will probably be disappointed, poorer and leave hungry if you have is an entree.
It was our first time at Scopa. I found you by typing in list the "best Italian restaurants in Calgary and you came up. We were celebrating our friends birthday. We all liked our meals (I asked) and I know we will be back and recommend you to others as well.
Thank you for a fine evening!
Scopa remains one of our favoured establishments for special family occasions. Our family consists of all age groups from age 5 to 65. Scopa's staff, the variety of food and the quality of food and service will keep us coming back for more. Keep up the good work.
We chose to sit on the patio since it was such a beautiful day. Because the patio is on centre street it can be a bit noisy at times but that's to be expected.
Our server was attentive but not intrusive so we were able to have a conversation.
We shared the Tuscan salad and the Fungi pizza which is a favourite. Both were very good and large enough to share. The focaccia and balsamic is always a great start to lunch.
We had a 1/2 litre of Alpha Zeta Pinot Grigio which is a perfect match for the mushroom pizza.
Neither my girlfriend were able to finish our meal. This was my third visit and I had been looking forward to a romantic friendly meal. Previously there had always been at least chicken breat which had been excellent. I requested TWICE spaghetti meatballs. The meatballs were extremely spicy and due to a personal quirk I can't enjoy pasta. The waitress said when I complained that they were both the same ??? Even the tiramisu was delicious but soooooo bland. RESULT. !! Guess ?? The only enjoyable thing was my companion.
Although this wasn't our first visit to Scopa, we thought we'd try it again since it had been a while. Our experience left us quite disappointed in many ways. The ambiance, waiter etc was very nice but the menu and food were disappointing. I will qualify that by saying that the special that evening was quite good but our other 3 dinners were disappointing and expensive.
The menu is very limiting...for instance, I would have like to see a seafood fetticinne but there was only a risotto seafood...even after I asked for it. My lemon veal was plain and had so few pasta noodles under it you couldn't even see it at first. Wine was great and so was our waiter!
Overall the experience was a positive one. The food and wine list had some very good options. We especially enjoyed our appetizers of Calamari and House Marinated Olives. We found the risotto to be a little too much Elena dente. The Veal Picatta was quite good as was the chicken satimboca however the servings seemed a little small for the price. The dessert being a flourless chocolate torte was a standout dish. Tons of hazelnuts in the cake with candied hazelnuts on the side made this a decadent Ferraro Roche like (but in cake form) experience.
The service was a little brusque but our server warmed up as the restaurant emptied out. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list though.
We liked it a lot and would go back more often if we lived closer. We recommend it highly.
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