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Scampo

#68 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
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215 Charles St, Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA 02114-3001 (Cambridge)
+1 617-536-2100
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Malta
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

One of the restaurants at the liberty hotel in Boston. Italian food in an American environment. Spacious has outdoor seating. Food is very good and nicely presented. Good choice of wine . Three covers including deserts and Italian wine 430USD. Restaurant also serves pizza and has a bar. Reservations recommended. Was busy even on a weekday .

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Beaumont, Texas
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155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

We ate lunch here and had a salad and lobster pizza. The pizza was out of this world delicious. The restaurant is located in the Liberty Hotel and we were told the name means "escape" which goes along with the jail motif of the hotel. Nice atmosphere and I highly recommend the food.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

The dining room and bar area is a gorgeous, modern space, full of happy young people. It is great if you are looking for upbeat and vibrant, but be aware it can be very noisy. There is a much quieter outdoor patio if you want a more relaxed atmosphere. Scampo bills itself as Italian and it does have some traditional... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Group of 6 for special Boston trip (2 of us live here) and wanted a special place to entertain our guests. Reservations are only taken 30 days in advance. Ordered several appetizers, including one of the specialty pizzas to share. Everything was as described, appropriate temperature and service was expertly timed. Group had swordfish, pasta, pork - all wonderfully prepared.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here one night, food was good , the atmosphere was very good and the restaurant is very well presented the service was lacking that personal touch.

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Belfast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Staying at the Liberty Hotel and thought i would give Scampo a try for Sunday Brunch .A colleague back in Belfast recomended the Lobster Pizza ...Im not a big pizza fan ..but the lobster Pizza is The Best Ever . The lightness and flavour of the base defy definition .The flavours and texture of the topping are simply heavenly .... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Scampo is a really fun restaurant with great service, fun cocktails, and a great menu. We started out at the bar for a drink. The bar is a good size and the overall feel of the restaurant is fun. For dinner, I had the salmon which literally melted in my mouth with a side of spinach. The salmon was probably... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Food excellent, service acceptable but not as good as the food. What no review had prepared us for was the noise level. Are we showing our age? Having to shout to be heard over the overall level of background noise detracted from the enjoyment of the excellent food.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We went to Scampo to celebrate Mother's Day. The service I found lacking with the servers showing no enthusiasm or personality. At the beginning of meal they bring bread sticks, which were delicious. We ended up waiting a while for the main course to be served. While waiting, we asked for some more to be brought. The small portion that... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We went here on a Saturday for Brunch/Lunch. The atmosphere is lovely and its a fun place to go if you want to check out the unique Liberty Hotel. The food was very good as were the cocktails and wine selection. I had the pappardelle w/ tender lamb meatballs which was delicious,all the ingredients were incredibly fresh. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Charles St, Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA 02114-3001
    (Cambridge)
  • Public Transportation: Located directly across the street from Charles/MGH stop on the red line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-2100
Description
The stunning first floor restaurant in Boston’s Liberty Hotel, Scampo, is a culinary destination created by legendary chef Lydia Shire and The Lyons Group in April of 2008. In Scampo, Shire’s reputation for defying tradition translates into Italian-inspired cuisine unrestrained by borders, drawing on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East. Scampo is a reflection of Chef Shire: bold, red and full of energy. The contemporary space features shiny copper lanterns, a glowing orange bar and seating overlooking the mozzarella bar. 

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?