About Scopa Neighbourhood Italian
Calgary, AB T2E 2T5
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 Chris Prinz 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.
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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian Ratings and Reviews
We had stopped in the first time hoping for some gelato. We weren't disappointed; they had two flavours of gelato and two of sorbet. Delicious!
On the way out we spied a table having pizza...it looked great...so we returned two days later to try it out for ourselves. Again, we were not disappointed. It was as great as it looked; great chewy crust with great tasting toppings. We also tried one of the salads and finished with dessert. Equally tasty!! Our server advised us on portions sizes and was dead on. It was the perfect amount! We will definitely be back to try more of the menu.
We have been eating here for many years, even before you reopened as Scopa. For the first time i had the margherita pizza, and did not really like it much. I prefer that type of pizza with tomatoes on it. I thought the sauce was bland with too much garlic, and i find the buffalo mozarella tasteless also. My preference would have been regular moza, or a mix of mozarella and asagio or something similar. Or perhaps you could have a plain four-cheese pizza in addition to the margerita. Anyways, i may be the only one to think this about your pizza, but i figure if no one gives feed back you will never know.
We went to SCopa for valantine's Day, a busy night for sure, but they spaced the tables and timed reservations well so that it ran smoothly. They had a special menu (along with the usual menu) which included Tuna carpacio, a seafood pasta and lamb on a vegetable puree. We shared them all and they were perfectly prepared. We had a wonderful evening.
We were there for Family Feast on a Thursday night The food was o/s in quality and there was lots of it It was a great financial deal for that quality and quantity. Bring a big appetite.
That meal is a "chef's choice" so that adds to the enjoyment. Their calamari is amongst the best we've had in Calgary
Our experience was enhanced by our server - if Angie is your server you'll have a great friendly service
I booked a reservation for two at Scopa for a birthday dinner/date. It proved a great spot for such an occasion and measured up to what was anticipated.
Scopa is definitely a popular place, so there was no parking left by the time of our arrival (hey! busy is a good sign, no?), but we were able to find a spot across the street which worked just fine. I mentioned it was a birthday dinner and we were very happy with our table by the fireplace. The interior is cozy, definitely a neat place with a lot of character.
The hostess was great. Our server was also great. Knowledgeable, to-the-point, would check up occasionally but not in an overbearing sense.
The food was top-notch. We enjoyed our main dishes. I ordered the Filetto di Maiale which is pork tenderloin (great) with potato gnocchi (my favourite part of the dish - YUM, I would go back for these alone) and vegetables. My date had the lasagna and requested their spicy sausage added on top. We wanted to try their pizza as well and ended up ordering the Pollo Arrosto which includes chicken, pear and pesto. It was absolutely delicious! The crust was excellent, thin and crispy.
We could not leave without ending our dinner on a sweet note and opted to try their Nutella-filled cannoli. All I have to say is... make sure to save some room for dessert.
Overall a great experience and we both agreed we would love to return. Thanks, Scopa!
While the food was great, our server took awhile to realize we were at her table. I ordered tea but she forgot any sweetener - additional hot water was offered when we asked for our bill. That being said, our order was taken and food was delivered without much emotion or interaction despite our attempts to engage her. My chair, due to the placement of our table was repeatedly knocked by every server that passed without apology. What was very uncomfortable was she stood over us less than a foot away as we paid our bill with the credit card machine - awkward!! Please walk away and let us do our thing like other great restaurants!
We'll be back since the food was so good - but will request a different server.
While the restaurant couldn't avoid it, a child at the next table let out a scream that would have won an Academy performance in a horror flick - all while the parents sat and enjoyed their meal.
I love scope, but my last visit I ordered my usual gnocchi, and found it with a strong tomato taste and less the usual cacciatore flavour. Very little gnocchi was served and very few pieces of chicken (which by the way tasted reheated). I hope this is not a new recipe.
We went to Scopa for my birthday. No one had never been before, and we were all very impressed with the quality of the food, the service and the ambience at Scopa. The meatball appetizers, Risotto balls and Veal entrees were delicious! Thank you for a wonderful evening.
The food was sub part at best. We went for new years. My husband pizza was bland and average. I had the veal saltinbocca and it was bland and overcooked. The pasta was swimming in
oil and there was more kale on the plate than anything else. That was also covered in oil. The best part of the meal was the wine. We won't return.
I ordered the bruschetta, and for its price it was horrible. The crostini was not even homemade bread. It was definitely store bought. In Italian there called fette biscotto. I can even buy them at Linas. Secondly the tiramisu was awful. It was to creamy and had chunks of ricotta in between. Not very good.
Definitely a disgrace to Italian cuisine. Trust me I know I lived there for 20 years.
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