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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
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.
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.
We had stopped in the first time hoping for some gelato. We weren't disappointed; they had two flavours of gelato and two of sorbet. Delicious!
On the way out we spied a table having pizza...it looked great...so we returned two days later to try it out for ourselves. Again, we were not disappointed. It was as great as it looked; great chewy crust with great tasting toppings. We also tried one of the salads and finished with dessert. Equally tasty!! Our server advised us on portions sizes and was dead on. It was the perfect amount! We will definitely be back to try more of the menu.
We have been eating here for many years, even before you reopened as Scopa. For the first time i had the margherita pizza, and did not really like it much. I prefer that type of pizza with tomatoes on it. I thought the sauce was bland with too much garlic, and i find the buffalo mozarella tasteless also. My preference would have been regular moza, or a mix of mozarella and asagio or something similar. Or perhaps you could have a plain four-cheese pizza in addition to the margerita. Anyways, i may be the only one to think this about your pizza, but i figure if no one gives feed back you will never know.
We went to SCopa for valantine's Day, a busy night for sure, but they spaced the tables and timed reservations well so that it ran smoothly. They had a special menu (along with the usual menu) which included Tuna carpacio, a seafood pasta and lamb on a vegetable puree. We shared them all and they were perfectly prepared. We had a wonderful evening.
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