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
I ordered the bruschetta, and for its pr ...
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.
Remain consistent week after week, month ...
Remain consistent week after week, month after month. Great service, management and of course food! Suitable for a date with your honey, get together with friends or a business luncheon/dinner. Will keep coming back! Good work Scopa!
Service was attentive, however we had to ...
Service was attentive, however we had to let the server know right away that we were not in a hurry, as diners around us were being served very quickly, then left. Scopa does not appear to be the kind of restaurant where one should be hurried through their appetizer, main course etc. , however on this particular evening the Servers were talking, and serving extremely quickly, like they needed to get onto the next table. This was a turn off, as the food was flavorful and prepared well; thus, needed to be savored, not gobbled down like fast food!!! A second server appeared once we announced that we were not in a hurry, and this slowed things down somewhat, to a reasonable comfort level, to relax and enjoy our dining experience. We walked to Scopa, as we live nearby; this was our first time there for dinner, and we were surprised at the amount of people at the restaurant!!! Perhaps the servers did not expect such a crowd on this particular evening! We felt rushed, like we needed to eat and run.
Anyway, the food was great, but just slow your servers down somewhat in order for patrons to enjoy each course, with time in between to digest!! They are an energetic group, but must also realize that there is a wide range of demographics that will expect a different type of service, instead of the frenetic fast pace, that perhaps a 'younger crowd' might opt into!
We have been to Scopas 5 times in the pa ...
We have been to Scopas 5 times in the past 6 months, we live near by which i believe is what Scopas focuses on. The kids love it as do we. Menu is good, pizza is very good, as is pasta and short ribs, usually one feature fish the halibut was very good. We will be going back for sure
It's been about a year since I have been ...
It's been about a year since I have been there and the menu has significantly changed. It's not as good as it used to be. Very little pasta options now. They used to have a pesto pasta which was amazing and it's unfortunate it's not on the menu. My friend ordered cannelloni and it was cold so it had to be sent back. The service was great but we were not impressed with the food.
We try to frequent this restaurant as mu ...
We try to frequent this restaurant as much as we can, really enjoy the atmosphere service is great! Food is good as well. Brought our friends here for the first time, they absolutely enjoyed it! Will definitely return!
The service was fast and professional. D ...
The service was fast and professional. Despite the place being busy on a Saturday, everything arrived quickly, and the staff was able to accommodate substitutions without a fuss.
Expensive for the portion sizes, but undeniably very tasty. Not a place I'll go regularly, but I enjoyed the visit.
The service is hit and miss. I think th ...
The service is hit and miss. I think the hostess hates children, because she is always giving our son the evil eye. The food is great, pasta sauce is always fresh. Our last visit we made the economical choice, a first for us, to order salad and pizza and fed our family of three no problem.
Excellent Italian in the NW! The servic ...
Excellent Italian in the NW! The service and attention to details was fantastic.
The dinners were generous portions and very fresh ingredients were presented. One distraction - the salads were a bit on the expensive side. Yes they are about 4 cups of greens; however, using prosciutto instead of bacon doesn't make for an $18 Caesar salad. Since there was no side salad option, bring a dining partner who will split this one with you to make it a better value.
I found the beets and trout a nice addition to the winter menu. There was a good selection on the menu overall and again, the service was fantastic.
The food and service were good. I had th ...
The food and service were good. I had the Carbonara and it was very tasty. My friend was impressed with the pizza. My other friend had the pork tenderloin and she said the meat didn't have a lot of flavor, no seasoning on it, but liked everything else on the plate. We will definitely be back!!!!
Pizza con Funghi was delicious, with jus ...
Pizza con Funghi was delicious, with just a hint of truffle oil, and Spaghetti Carbonara was spicy and creamy and authentic!
Our server, Casey, was fun and interesting and "eclectic" (her word 😁), which added to our enjoyment of our birthday celebration. We tend to be sort of silly, and she indulged that silliness!
Second visit was a little disappointing ...
Second visit was a little disappointing compared to the first due to my pasta dish swimming in oil. Server was not friendly unlike previous server. Still would go again to give them another chance as my first time there was fabulbous
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.
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