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“food so good the noise is excusable”
Review of Scampo

Scampo
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Ranked #90 of 3,272 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cambridge
Transit: Located directly across the street from Charles/MGH stop on the red line
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.
Reviewed 15 August 2009

It is certainly true that this place is loud as hell and the attached bar is swimming with obnoxious hipster/eurotrash types. However that is all swept aside by the fresh, vibrant food coming out of the kitchen. The 'elephant ear' is a must have for anyone visitng, or for locals who have not yet tried it, i'm still thinking about that thing 3 days later, absolutely fantastic. The pizza is good as well, though the 'ear truly set the bar very high. Those in our party gave high marks to the porkchops and crab, the steak was thought to be a step down though. All in all this place is a must try. Can't wait to go back. Real pricey though.

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Reviewed 1 August 2009

Scampo is truly one of the best restaurants
my family & I have been to. The atmosphere
the waiter & most especially the food were
perfect!! The mozzarella was outstanding &
the corn agnoletti with mushrooms was superb!!
I wanted another plate of it when I was done!!
We also had the spaghetti bolognese & cod were
also out of this world.

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Reviewed 28 June 2009

Absolutely delicious!!! Lobster pizza...housemade mozzarella...roasted pinapple with housemade ice cream...mmm...

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Reviewed 15 June 2009

My pasta entree (gnocchi) was very good and my wife's was as well. Dessert excellent (vanilla pineapple and molten chocolate). However, the "heirloom" tomato app wasn't so great -- a little crunchy. They can do better. Service was very attentive but not smothering.

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Reviewed 2 June 2009

I'll just say that I can easily see how Scampo was named one of the best new restaurants of the year (2008) by Esquire.

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