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 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
Our server was really great. She was kin ...
Our server was really great. She was kind and quite efficient. The kitchen was a little slow for a late lunch on Saturday but our server more than made up for the delay. Food was really tasty when it did arrive.
She is an example of what servers should be like at better restaurants in Calgary. Service at Scopa is top notch. A very classy touch after hearing about my mothers birthday. They've created such loyalty for our family and friends.
Went there to celebrate a birthday. We s ...
Went there to celebrate a birthday. We shared appetizers, salads and then pizza in three courses. Also enjoyed a bottle of wine. It took two and a half hours and was a pleasure. Our server was very personable and when we said we wanted a long, leisure lunch, she paced our meal perfectly.
The food was excellent. The ingredients were very fresh and tasty. The restaurant is a bit on the noisy side when full but we could converse easily. Not for a romantic dinner but great for friends.
Will definitely go again.
The food was outstanding and the service ...
The food was outstanding and the services was good.
A bit pricey for a neighbourhood restaurant.
The website gave the impression that the ambiance would be high end classy however it was and the servers dressed like we at The Keg.
The ambiance and service were good. The ...
The ambiance and service were good. The four of us all had some derivative of the Chicken or Veal on noodles, done 4 different ways. The veal and chicken were extremely dry, and just overall devoid of seasoning or flavor. obviously the place is going downhill.... What a pity, we used to really enjoy it.
This is my second dinner at Scopa's and ...
This is my second dinner at Scopa's and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. Food was great and we were there on 1/2 price bottles of wine night (bonus). When I made my reservation I let them know that it was my husband's birthday and they actually noted that and wished him a very happy birthday. We'll be going again but maybe not eat as much next time.
I brought out of town friends to Scopa a ...
I brought out of town friends to Scopa and we all loved our meals. The caprese salad was beautiful and amazingly flavourful. Way too much for one person so the three of us shared it as an appetizer. My go-to dish is the tagliatelle poppette, the tomato sauce is intense and full of flavour and the meatballs are moist. I've dined at Scopa several times and have never been disappointed. Can't wait to go back!
Love Scopa. It's our "girlfriend get tog ...
Love Scopa. It's our "girlfriend get together" spot for a few years now. Always have a great time and love the food (especially the calamari) . Casey is a FANTASTIC server (we change tables just to sit in her section).
Sadly one our neighbourhood favs has bee ...
Sadly one our neighbourhood favs has been consistently lousy the last 3-4 times I've visited. Bonterra group has made significant changes to the food and quality of ingredients since Scopa was loved by all.
What is even more shocking--I hear the same about Lina's which Bonterra group owns as well!!
We've been to Scopa a couple times and i ...
We've been to Scopa a couple times and it's always nice - like any restaurant they have some dishes that are more memorable than others. I would always recommend the gnocchi and the Panna cotta, the wine selection is great and while the season is probably over for it the patio is great too! We will definitely continue to come back!
Great ambience inside and outside. Fabul ...
Great ambience inside and outside. Fabulous patio. Service is excellent. Wide variety of menu items. Delicious pizza. Some liberty taken with menu items...what is written in the description may not be entirely what you are served, but the food is good, and is prepared fresh and served hot.
Very disappointing! The antipasto was pr ...
Very disappointing! The antipasto was prefer good. But the veal piccata was not good. The lasagna was massive and overwhelming. We asked for it to be packed up because none of it was eaten because it was so large, but our waiter never brought it back to us. Money wasted. Definitely not an Italian restaurant worth bragging about.
Great authentic Italian food, superb, fr ...
Great authentic Italian food, superb, friendly, attentive but not overbearing service, wonderful casual ambience. We had the bruschetta for the table for a starter with 5 or 6 different toppings and this was delicious and fresh. Then each of us (4 people) had different entrée's and all were to-die-for! Would highly recommend Scopa - if you go, you will not be disappointed!
I am sorry to say that I did not enjoy m ...
I am sorry to say that I did not enjoy my meal at all! I had the calamari! My husband did enjoy his chicken pizza. I also was not satisfied with the choice of 5 oz or half litre wine amounts. Why not offer the standard 6 oz or 9 oz. For one person to enjoy a beer and stay within alcohol limits is fine, the other person having 5 oz for ? $7.50 doesn't satisfy. The previous time we were there , I had gnocchi with truffle oil, which I really enjoyed and was looking forward to having it again. Instead the only gnocchi was with chicken cacciatore which was about $24.00. Last year we took an overseas guest there and we all enjoyed our meals. After this meal, I am sorry to say that I have no urge to return.
Went to Scopa Friday night for an improm ...
Went to Scopa Friday night for an impromptu catch up with a girlfriend. As usual it didn't disappoint. It was a lovely warm evening so we sat outside and loved the patio. Surrounded by greenery and very private even though it is on the main street. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and just genuinely nice. Food was incredible. We shared the meatballs and aranchini and split the chicken pizza. It was all amazing. Top class food. For dessert we had the tiramisu and the chocolate cheesecake. I would have given the food a five star rating had it not been for the cheesecake. The tiramisu was superb but the cheesecake was underwhelming and very complicated. Way too many things happening on the plate and the flavours did not all work cohesively together. Overall A fantastic dining experience and will be back again soon.
We all had your salmon special which was ...
We all had your salmon special which was disappointing . The fish was over cooked and dry. Unfortunately this is the second time we have been to your restaurant and experienced the same thing . Our initial experience was with dry , over cooked Artic Char. Not sure we will be back .
I love the food here! It is always amaz ...
I love the food here! It is always amazingly flavourful, with fantastic ingredients. If you bring an appetite, it would be a great place to order multiple courses with wine pairings. The open kitchen makes the ambiance a little more casual and accessible to families or larger groups, but it has also been great for dates and special occasions! The staff is very courteous & professional, and the service has always been 'just right' (always there when you need it, but not overly solicitous). Take a risk and order something new - it has been worth it every time.
We found it super loud and really hard t ...
We found it super loud and really hard to have a conversation due to the noise level. Three of us had veal which was ok, not overly flavorful. The pasta was great and the service was good. One bottle of wine and dinner for 4 was $200 not overly good value
We enjoyed our "find" for good Italian f ...
We enjoyed our "find" for good Italian food at a reasonable price. We seem to always look for Italian restaurants with outdoor eating options for our birthdays which are during the summer so we were delighted to eat at Sopa for the first time. And it was nice to enjoy good food at a reasonable price.
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