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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:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:am - 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
I met a friend for lunch which was delicious as usual. Our server was helpful & attentive. Scopa has become our favorite neighbourhood restaurant (although our neighbourhood is North Haven). Unfortunately, Scopa can be quite noisy, especially at dinner time but the quality of the food makes up for that.
It was a busy Friday night, so when we arrived and asked to have our reservation changed from 2 people to 4 they were very accommodating. However they didn't seem to handle the service very well. We didn't see our waitress much and it was hard for her to hear us with how loud it was. Their portion sizes were very random. I ordered the $25 ravioli and got 11 small pieces of pasta. My brother who assumed he wouldnt be full off of the $20 lasagne order a pizza as well to supplement. However we were very surprised with the large portion that he received. I understand the difference in technique and work that goes into the different dishes, but one of us is bursting at the seams while I am over here starving. I don't care who you are but if the words "we should stop at mcdonalds after this" are said then it was not a good experience. Take all that and add the fact that I had 2 flies in my beer (which I didn't notice until i was almost at the bottom so there could have been more, unfortunately they didn't help fill me up....) I can say we were less then impressed. I will add that the ravioli was delicious I just wish I had more of it.
This is a great neighbourhood restaurant, luckily it's in my neighbourhood. The food is delicious, they have an interesting wine list and the servers are always very helpful. Like all good restaurants, it can get quite busy so I would recommend a reservation if you don't want to wait or have littles!
This was our first time at Scopa and we were disappointed unfortunately. The service was good with food coming quickly. However, the overall food left you with something to desire. It wasn't overly flavourful. The Arincini Balls were cooked nicely but the sauce was not flavourful, the ceaser salad was okay but nothing special, the calamari was alright but again lacking sauce. The steak was okay but had an odd sauce that overpowered. And unfortunately the restaurant seemed to have a fruit fly issue.
The food here is ridiculously over priced, and coming from a very italian family I guarantee this is not even close to authentic italian. It tasted good, but not worth it at all. Ordered the pasta with clams, clam portion was large but the pasta was such a small amount! Its just pasta, I don't know why you can't serve more. Food was fast but our waitress was grouchy, I'll never understand how such a nice and costly restaurant has worse service than East Side Marios.
Also parking is awful, the lot only has space for 5 cars and street parking is permit only so be prepared to hunt for a spot!
2 of us enjoyed the Wednesday lunch cocktail special - loved the sangria! We each had a pizza, pancetta for my friend, the genoa for me - delicious and substantial, we took lots home with us. Our server was friendly and helpful and attentive, the patio (on Centre Street) is amazingly private and quiet and comfortable.
Overall the food was amazing and the alcohol was top-notch but it was a bit expensive and portion sizes on both the good and alcohol were small for the price charged. Would recommend to somebody wanting a nice dining experience who has a few dollars to spare.
Scopa is a wonderful restaurant with good Italian cuisine and very reasonable prices. Our waitress was fabulous and very understanding when we asked to move tables as there was a child next to us who was shrieking. I almost went to talk to them as even with a table on the other side of the restaurant her shrieks hurt my ears. When my own did anything like that years ago we left the restaurant immediately; she learned quickly to behave. The patio is a good addition and was obviously well-used that evening. Keep up the good work!
The food and service was satisfactory. However we were seated by the window. My guest noticed about 10 dead flies on the window sill. Your staff removed the BUT within minutes two more dead flies fell from the shutters. Obviously NO cleaning of this area has been undertaken in weeks!! Very poor impression.
We come in here fairly often. Good Italian food. Had the burrata bruschetta topped with white anchovy, which added nice tangy flavour to the tasteless but creamy cheese. I opted for the genoa pizza which was excellent. My partner had a humungous portion of lasagna- also very tasty.
Good consistent quality food.
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