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
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!
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.
We were treated so well at Scopa! We had ...
We were treated so well at Scopa! We had a glass break on our table (our fault) and the staff could not have been more helpful and kind to us. The food is always great - Spaghetti alla Carbonara is a personal favourite - and the atmosphere is a perfect balance between cozy and funky :) Thanks Scopa!
I met two friends for dinner at Scopa, a ...
I met two friends for dinner at Scopa, and we had a great evening. We had exceptional service by our waitress, Sam, and the food was wonderful. It's a great place for sharing pizzas, and salads, and the like, and, of course, wine!
The outdoor patio is beautiful, and on a nice afternoon, or evening, it would be very pleasant.
I have been several times for lunch in the past, and I will most definitely keep going back for more.
Scopa is hands down our favorite Italian ...
Scopa is hands down our favorite Italian restaurant in Calgary. As always this visit was tasty, with wonderful service! If you are a group of four or more and the restaurant is able to accommodate, we highly recommend the Chef's tasting. We do this whenever the restaurant can accommodate and it is delightful!
Went here on a weekday night for dinner ...
Went here on a weekday night for dinner on a sunny day. Sat outside; the place had a open wooden cover and umbrellas, but there was still a lot of opportunity for direct sun in your eye. This was a problem for me and many of the other customers. Food was food; my husband had veal and I had an entrée salad. We had desert and the cannoli's were acceptable. Service was good. Overall a pleasant experience.
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