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, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian Ratings and Reviews
Overall very expensive for a small steak ...
Overall very expensive for a small steak & salad with no hot vegetable or potato. The wine was also expensive for a 5 oz glass - Yes we noticed the smaller 5oz compared to the standard smaller glass of 6 oz served at other restaurants. $3.50 for a cup of coffee is outrageous! The cheesecake was delicious , but again$10.00 for a very small portion. When I compare to other similar quality restaurants your prices are very unreasonable for such small servings. The best part of the evening was our friendly waiter Chris.
We have eaten at Scopa previously & real ...
We have eaten at Scopa previously & really enjoyed everything, this time around the food & service was average at best. They have done a nice job on the outdoor patio and the current menu does not have any real pizzaz. Will come back again in hopes of a better all round experience.
Loved it!!! Food was really great...giv ...
Loved it!!! Food was really great...giving it 4 stars....ONLY because we didn't really like the calamari with the odd sort of flour used. Would really give it 4.8 stars out of 5. Can't beat the service here. Amazing!!!
Fabulous food, friendly staff and great ...
Fabulous food, friendly staff and great atmosphere! For appies we had the Polpette (meatballs) and Carpaccio. Both were exactly as they should be. The meatballs were huge and slightly spicy with a super flavorful tomato sauce (great to dip bread in!). The Carpaccio was so yummy! For mains we had the Carbonara, Lasagna, Gnocchi and our 8 year old had the kids spaghetti with tomato sauce. They were all great hits! The servings are a very comfortable size (we each took 1/2 our entree home, after having had the appies). For dessert we tried the cheesecake, tiramisu and our son had the kids brownie. All were perfect. We've been here several times already and it's quickly becoming a favorite for our family.
First time at Scopa's the food was incre ...
First time at Scopa's the food was incredible and the service was great also. We were very impressed by the quality and quantity of food. My wife has put Scopa at the top of our list of restaurant to go to in Calgary. Will definitely go back again.
Scopa continues to be a favourite of our ...
Scopa continues to be a favourite of ours. The food has always been good - well prepared and tasty. The pizza is also good. On Tuesday they have a ½ price special on selected bottles of wine. That makes for good value.
The food here was excellent and the serv ...
The food here was excellent and the service was extremely good. Our waiter was very friendly and was able to make conversation with us. The food came out very quickly and was delicious for the price. Would definetly recommend for date night or just trying something new!
From the time we called to book our rese ...
From the time we called to book our reservation, our evening was awesome. I had asked for a quiet table which we got, and just happened to be the table I was hoping to get while looking online at Scopa's website. I had also mentioned that it was my wife's birthday, and it was acknowledged very nicely. The atmosphere, food and service were top notch, as was Laura our waitress, who shares the same name as my wife. We will be back. Thank you... D&L
Tuesday wine nights
Always good food but on our recent visit there was no bread left & the wine we ordered was out of stock. Since there are only 3 select wines on for 1/2 price wine night, it was surprising that Scopa wouldn't have plenty of stock on hand.
It wasn't a big deal but typically most good restaurants will offer substitutes or something when the first 2 things you order are not available.
Now comes the tough part
When Scopa first opened it blew the doors off! It was fantastic! Now that it's established....it seems to be slipping. The unique flavors are vanishing and it is becoming rather run of the mill. Lunch earlier this week was "ok". Nothing more. Veal picquatta in a brown sauce was a bit odd, as well as over cooked. And the magic Caesar salad is now ordinary. Bring back the original Scopa!!!!
I have been with family and friends 4 ti ...
I have been with family and friends 4 times. Each one a pleasure. the ambience is a perfect blend of trendy and cosy. Bonterra has been my favourite restaurant for years and I see the same attention to detail and quality here.
This was a birthday dinner that was Ok. ...
This was a birthday dinner that was Ok. Half price wine night brings the otherwise overpriced bottles down to a normal amount but without that deal I would probably pass on the wine list here. The entrees were consistently good if not a little cool on the temperature. Portions are just right and the quality is there. I would have liked a little more attention from our server who never offered pepper and sort of disappeared after the meal was served until a dessert menu was brought over. Overall, this place is okay. It's not going to knock your socks off but if you're in the area and in the mood for Italian it's worth a try.
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