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Scampo at The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

4.5
4.5
2940 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in the heart of Beacon Hill, the former Charles Street Jail, is Scampo Restaurant.
Conveniently located to MGH, TD Garden, The Liberty Hotel, Historic Beacon Hill and The North End and The West End of Boston. Lydia Shire, the James Beard award-winning chef and pioneer of Boston’s culinary scene is the Scampo Chef along with Executive Chef Simon Restrepo. She had opened her own restaurants, from the departed Biba, Pignoli, and Excelsior Chef Shire later took over the historic Locke-Ober, where once women weren’t allowed to eat in the downstairs dining room to Scampo, which debuted more than a decade ago in the Liberty Hotel.
A culinary destination created by legendary chef Lydia Shire and the Lyons Group. 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 translates to “escape” in Italian.
Escape to Scampo

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-2100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lydia Shire & Simon Restrepo

  • Private party facilities

    There is private completely or semi-private which separates the private dining room in 1/2 and the area is separated with large wooden room dividers. Our Private Dining Room is a warm beautiful space here at Scampo. The Beauty of the room is that you are not tucked away in a wine cellar or in a room with no windows. This room is a part of the excitement of being at Scampo. You are in a private room though still part of the evening. We would personalize the menu and add a photo or logo or title of your choice. Chef Lydia Shire asks that you choose a maximum of four choices per course. This provides perfect execution of your dinner event from our kitchen. At Scampo the guest experience both from a culinary and service front is paramount!

  • Private party contact

    Carah McLaughlin: (617) 536-2100

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Cross street

    Cambridge

  • Parking details

    Valet service is offered. Street Parking is available. Fee from The Liberty Hotel for Valet Parking is 35.00Garage Parking is available at Mass General Hospital

  • Public transit

    Located directly across the street from Charles/MGH stop on the red line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,940 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Because of the snowstorm my husband and I were unable to host a birthday dinner for my daughter and friends. They went with out us and
  2. MC

    MarianneC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Menu recently changed-food was good but many of my favorites were no longer available. The burrata was straightforward mozzarella, served with unripe tomatoes. Bolognese lacked flavor. Calamari was outstanding, as was the carbonara. Waitstaff was definitely stretched.
  3. AM

    AlisaM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible cafeteria food don’t eat here period!
  4. PH

    PaulH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent but service was a bit slow, despite there not being many diners.
  5. DE

    DEBBIEC

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Atmosphere was nice. Waiter was ok. We were a table of 6 and 4 of our dinners came out cold
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and environment
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We we were seated next to the private party area which was loud with a crying baby for the duration of our dinner. My daughter and I both ordered dishes with lamb, however the lamb portion in the meal was very small, not worthy of the price of our entrees.
  8. MD

    MaryD

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Waiter kept pulling his mask down to speak. Important to reinforce mask wearing.
  10. CN

    CNote

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Food was exceptional and so was the service!
  11. CM

    CMDMFD

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We especially loved our server. Everything was wonderful.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptional. I had the striped bass which was cooked perfectly and delicious. I also had the clam chowder which also delicious. I would highly r recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  14. D

    Delish

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Outstanding food and drinks along with professional, courteous, kind waitstaff. A+
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brian was our server. He was attentive, he explained the menu so thoroughly, and he was personable. He was easy to talk to, personable, and every recommendation he had was spot-on! Brian is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. RC

    RichardC

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and food! Thank you
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and great food
  18. NR

    NashR

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    My duck dinner was very raw even after cooking it twice, it had no flavor or yummy taste.
  19. JM

    JosephM

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Dover sole was delicious but way over priced. At best it was a $35 dish.
  20. GH

    GwynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 old friends enjoying a pre-Christmas dinner — food was exceptional, service great. We had such a good experience!!
  21. RB

    RogerB

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I had three total failure courses. Lydia Shire would be embarrassed. Mushroom soup was gray, tasteless lumpy gravy like you’d buy at a grocery store. My swordfish, which I order 2/month in restaurants as a favorite, was smelly as if not fresh and when delivered with its accompanying sides had slid halfway off the plate—fully half of the plate was clearly once covered in food and now almost bare while the other half had food piled up spilling over the edge. Then the pecan cake for dessert was far too dense. Three of the six diners had good meals; two others’ experienced mixed success.
  22. LM

    LiamM

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Threw out all three dinners/leftovers (more than half of each meal was saved for leftovers). Initially offered to make two of the three meals again to make it up to us... rather than the three meals. As if the three people at the dinner table who had saved meals for lunch tomorrow would somehow share each other's food at different apartments? Then they instead counter-offered their own offer to give us no food and discount our bill by $40 ($250 total bill). Overall it was a really simple thing that should have been done correctly the first time (pack up the leftovers when directly asked). And there was a really simple fix (just make new ones). But they kept nickel and dime-ing us with the solution (we'll make 2 of 3) and then coming back with a less satisfactory solution (we'll give you no food at all, but instead refund you for one meal). I was trying to be accommodating by agreeing to their initial offer of 2 instead of 3 meals. I get it; mistakes happen. But it wasn't a great experience paying $250 and feeling like the manager was trying to find a more and more advantageous (to the restaurant) solution. We used to go there all the time with family and work. Seems like saving the cost of the meals to risk future business makes no sense... especially when you made the mistake in the first place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Very difficult to hear though. Very loud
  24. JD

    JenniferD

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    What a cool spot! Came in for a girls night out of 7. Restaurant was full. Menu was very unique, lots of great options. Food was fresh, delicious with lots of great flavor. Two complaints, waited over 10 minutes for our waiter to approach the table to take drink order, he was not attentive to us at all throughout the entire meal. When the check was placed down, there was a 20% gratuity added. . . we paid it, but felt it was definitely not warranted.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a treat at Scampo. Our server, Jill, made it extra special, with just the right mix of friendliness & attention.
  26. KM

    KarenM

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Scamp for lunch. It was a wonderful experience from our arrival and greeting by the valet to a warm welcom as we entered Scampo. Our waiter was attentive and extremely pleasant. The food presentation was nicely done and tasted delicious. The restaurant decor was pretty. we will visit again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  28. C

    Chrissyremix

    New England

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a delicious meal at Scampo. Lobster pizza is very good. Had the brick chicken, while others with me had Bolognese and swordfish, all delicious. Scampo margarita was a great drink. Will be back.
  29. JE

    JeanE

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was extremely helpfull in explaining the specials etc, He recommended the lobster ravioli and he was right on. It was light, lots of lobster and a delightful sauce. Two other members of the party had the haddock special and the Chilian sea bass. All were exceptional and 6 happy people left Scampo with definite plans to return another time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were fantastic!!!
  31. N

    Natalie

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food was outstanding. The venue was rather noisy which may be more related to the Holidays and the early hour that we went. I was disappointed in the service. The staff delivered three of our four meals. After waiting for a few minutes, I was able to find someone to ask about our fourth meal, which was delivered after another four or so minutes, at which time most of our food had cooled off. I suggest that if there is a delay in an order, communicate it to the party, and offer an apology when bringing the delayed meal. I was disappointed.
  32. AB

    ABrasco29

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Normally love coming here for the holidays, the ambiance is perfect for holiday get together. The food has always been great but frankly was not impressed. Found to be very so so. My bolognese was soupy and the price Was very $$ for so so food. Dining room was packed. Very loud.
  33. C

    Ceffy

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is our favorite restaurant in Boston. Duck fat fries. The best. Great pastas and a wonderful as atmosphere. Scampo makes me wAnt to move to Boston
  34. PJ

    PamJeanB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience eating at Scampo. We had both lunch and dinner at Scampo on a Thursday in December Service was inpeccable, friendly staff from when you entered to when you left. Quality of the food was 10 star, presentation lovely, perfect temperature, length of time to receive food, and an appropriate wine list. We will be going again whenever we are in Boston.
  35. e

    erine

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was outstanding! Great ambiance as well
  36. ML

    MichaelL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance.
  37. P

    Peter

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very energizing and fun environment; lots of celebratory groups on a Saturday night! Interesting and abundant food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Are at the bar and the 2 girls serving were spectacular. My glasses were never empty and service was impeccable. Food was good, mushroom bisque a tad under seasoned, garlic bread limp but the lamb dish was amazing. Spicy hot and perfect. I’d hand out and have drink with the bartenders any day and people watch from the bar. Fun night.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday dinner
  40. P

    Paprilcook

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lydia and her team have done it again!!! We had a fantastic evening last Friday night. Having worked with her in the mid 80's at the Bostonian Hotel, she hasn't lost a beat. What still amazes me is that her refined palate keeps getting more refined. The Lamb Sirloin, the Dover Sole, the Pork Chop and the Swordfish were all exquisite on their own yet so different and unique. Not only that but they were ALL cooked to perfection. That's hard to do day after day and year after year all the time. Yet Lydia makes it seem easy and effortless... which I know from experience that it is not. Thanks again for another unforgettable meal!!!! Love You

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-2100.

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 2940 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cambridge

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet service is offered. Street Parking is available. Fee from The Liberty Hotel for Valet Parking is 35.00Garage Parking is available at Mass General Hospital

  • Public transit

    Located directly across the street from Charles/MGH stop on the red line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lydia Shire & Simon Restrepo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-2100

  • Private party facilities

    There is private completely or semi-private which separates the private dining room in 1/2 and the area is separated with large wooden room dividers. Our Private Dining Room is a warm beautiful space here at Scampo. The Beauty of the room is that you are not tucked away in a wine cellar or in a room with no windows. This room is a part of the excitement of being at Scampo. You are in a private room though still part of the evening. We would personalize the menu and add a photo or logo or title of your choice. Chef Lydia Shire asks that you choose a maximum of four choices per course. This provides perfect execution of your dinner event from our kitchen. At Scampo the guest experience both from a culinary and service front is paramount!

  • Private party contact

    Carah McLaughlin: (617) 536-2100

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