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San Francisco Restaurants

Scala's Bistro

  • 432 Powell St. Map It
  • Union Sq.
  • Italian

Updated 01/30/2015

Fodor's Review

Smart leather-and-wood booths, a pressed-tin ceiling, a menu of rustic Italian (and a few French) dishes, a steady hum of activity—it's hard not to like the big-city feel of this hotel dining room. Fritto misto of shrimp, squid, and fennel; orecchiette with spicy sausage and broccoli; and a grilled pork chop are among the evening's hearty choices from chef Jen Biesty. The room is open late, making it a welcome destination for pizzettas and dessert—with sweet successes like the Bostini cream pie and Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! (a chocolate creation of mousse, pecan crust, gelato, and sauce).

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Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 432 Powell St., San Francisco, California, 94122, United States

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Updated 01/30/2015


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By Donna_M

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Jan 20, 2007

best fish ever!

We ate here in Aug. 2006 when in town for a wedding. My husband had sea bass and said it was the best he ever had! I can't remember what everyone else had but it was all good. We had a nice round corner booth for our party of 6 ( we had to change our reservation from 2 to 4 to 6 as family members kept inviting themselves and the hostess was very nice about it!! ) Would definitely recommend it!

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