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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
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.
we had a lovely time and the food was fantastic. not sure what it would be like dining outside when the traffic was heavier but we were there on a long weekend monday and it was fine. my only complaint was the music. it was just plain weird. lots of barry white and other 70's makeout music. just doesnt match family dining or frankly any dining. need to class it up a bit guys. we will go back though no matter the music. sooooo good.
This is not the first time for us at Scopa and for sure will not the last! We loved it, and celebrated our 20th anniversary there this week. Took the kids as well, and everyone loved their appies and mains! Service was stellar, and food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The kids had the linguine and clams in white wine sauce (no leftovers!). I had the mushroom pizza with proscuitto (had leftovers but sadly forgot them there!) and hubby had the carbonara. Delicious and overall a wonderful evening out for us with our kids.
Thanks Scopa!!! We will be back for sure!
Great service, price, food and ambiance. Parking is limited, but other than that the restaurant is comfortable with an authentic Italian eatery feel. Great food served in a well coordinated, timely fashion. The restaurant is in a quiet older neighborhood. We went on a Saturday evening and we were pleasantly surprised by the relaxing, friendly atmosphere.
Disappointed with the food. My main course was Luke warm to cold. After sending it back it was still the same coming back to me. The server/kitchen mixed up my appetizer with another person at the table (we had both ordered the same item) it was all served on the one plate to me. They realized their mistake and came back to tell us, both appetizer was on the same plate for sharing..... obliviously trying to cover up their mistake. They should have told us the truth and fix the issue. I sent the appetizer back to be split with the other guest as there was no other option offered.... they should have made a fresh one for my guest at the table and not have divide the plate I had been eating from... gross overall not impressed.
The parmigiana that my friend and I had was very good but my friend didn't like the salad that came with it. She thought it was too lemony. My other friend had ordered his steak sandwich without onions and it came with them. The server took it back to the kitchen and replaced it. My husband had the pork tenderloin which he enjoyed. Our server was not very personable or friendly. I've had better service in my previous visits. The tiramisu was very good. I'll definately go back to this restaurant.
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