Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

4.7
2753 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 and Alex Pineda. 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2753 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.7
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DLindsey1
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a wonderful dinner and the service was top notch!

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MariaH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food and service. Found the place a bit noisy.

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vipDanielH
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience again ! Even with Covid. Ask for Brian - he's fantastic.

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LizB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first visit to Scampo. We were out for a date night. The wait staff was quick and friendly. The food was delicious and just the right amount. The price was reasonable too.

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vipEvanSaun
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best meal I’ve had in boston since august. Blown away by the quality. We had the burrata peach salad, Chilean sea bass, and the duck, and all were better than any restaurant we’ve dined at in months, including mistral and Sorellina. Cannot wait to go back to scampo, although we might just do takeout next time!

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Bethany
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate in an igloo and it was wonderful. We had the pear pecorino ravioli as a starter and it was melt-in-your-mouth perfection. I had the chilean sea bass as a main and my husband had the steak-- both were absolutely delicious. I wouldn't change a thing. We enjoyed this meal more than anything I can remember in a very long time.

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GayleC
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice evening after a year without being in a restaurant! Delicious and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brian our server was excellent! Food was delicious!!

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ATJerry
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Entree included a blood-red rare steak, I ordered Medium. Steak went back twice. Rare both times. Waiter was great, saw the problem both times and apologized. The skewered lobster was like eating crusted rubber band and so small it could be eaten it one bite, maybe two. Scampo, If you can't cook a steak, Twice! why did you charge me for the meal? I left it to be thrown out.

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vipJamesF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was really good, portion size was on the small side. Service was amazing.

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VikK
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Challenging time for restaurants and the folks with them. They are doing their best. Think the supply chains are not as robust as the food was less fresh that from prior times. The mozzarella was somewhat more harder and the sauce a little more salty. Small quibbles but that what's 5 star is about.

Food and ambiance was over nice, the bread rolls were warm and toasty. The pizza was rightly done. The staff was attentive.

Look for the starters to choose from, they are almost always a good choice.

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Cbishdmd
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Husband’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, excellent service, thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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vipcuttingartist
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot in a cool hotel

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thomast
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything was fabulous from start to finish a five out of five ,kurt our waiter was great;Iwould highly recommend it!

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kimb
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter and the food was fantastic.! The fries in Duck fat and truffle oil are to die for.

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TimothyM
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Pricey, but for a special night it was delightful.

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KristinS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous and safe service, delicious food, and a lovely atmosphere.

We have not dined out much because of Covid, but we felt very safe here with distanced tables and a very clean space. Our server was patient and kind and helpful. The restaurant is beautiful and calm and our food was wonderful. We had: mozzarella/tomato/basil salad, spaghetti carbonara, lamb pizza, ravioli with pork and ricotta, and a lovely bottle of Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso Riserva and finished with Blood Orange sorbet topped with a delicious biscotti. Delizioso!

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Leeanne
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I thought the duck was tasty, succulent and tender but perhaps a bit salty.
I made a mistake ordering the mozzarella/tomato salad because it's more of a summer salad and winter tomatoes aren't great. I don't remember if there was a soup option but that would have been a better choice.
I wasn't expecting so much food... I couldn't fit in a tiramisu although I'm sure your desserts are delicious!
Overall a good experience. I'm so glad I didn't need to venture out of the hotel for a satisfying meal.

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JoTiger
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scampo is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere in the country. All the food is perfection. I kept asking for more bread so I could sop up every drip of the vodka sauce on my ravioli. Then I said I didn't have room for dessert but my husband did and ordered the bread pudding with gelato and it was to die for! From bread to appetizer to main course to dessert -- it was all heavenly. Expensive? Yes, but worth every penny!

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vipPaulR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second visit to Scampo ... and this one was just as enjoyable as the first. Great food, wonderful service, and a fun atmosphere! We'll be back.

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vipLauraG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere, food and service were amazing!

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PeteR
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Found the menu limited and pricy for what we ordered.

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VanessaF
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum! Great for a romantic dinner for 2! Service was attentive.

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JeanW
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing! Favorite restaurant in Boston. We had the duck and the sirloin which were incredibly flavorful and delicious.

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Jane
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is amazing. I was dining alone after my daughters surgery, and was needing comfort. The menu was so varied and tempting and all the food was so delicious. The chef even sent out a complimentary order of tempura green beans. A special shout out to my waiter who was so welcoming yet professional. The spacing was perfect and I felt very safe with indoor dining with all their precautions. Five stars is not enough. I will definitely come back with my family.

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vipJasmine
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect...we sat at a table instead of the high top. Servers were awesome...helped with wine selection (we got the super Tuscan). For an app, we got the green bean tempura-light, not greasy and delicious sauces. For dinner, we got the eggplant ravioli, waygu beef with a tempura half lobster tail-all dishes excellent!
The appointments, plating and presentation were superb.
Can’t wait to go back again!

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AydanM
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

The food and service were amazing. However, I was in outdoor seating which was not great for the winter. The heater did not warm us much and it was pretty dark and not great ambiance outdoors.

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vipBostonfoodie38
New England
34 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Scampo is a solid high end Italian option for Boston.

We had another great experience this visit except an over cooked pork chop. The Alex salad, garlic bread, and duck entree were all great. Regarding the pork chop entree that I had not ordered before, the waiter said the chef’s recommendation was medium rare, which is what I prefer for high quality pork. He did not put in a specific temperature, since I agreed with the chef’s recommendation. Unfortunately, the pork chop came out cooked medium well, white all the way through and a tad dry. Most people still seem to prefer overcook/dry pork for some reason, so I am not completely surprised it came out overdone. The entree was still good with the over cooked meat, so I did not return it.

The waiter was very attentive and friendly as they always are. He comped us a nice dessert for the pork chop mixup.

We will definitely be back but will ask that meet temps be entered on our orders going forward.

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KatjaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place. Brick chicken was so good I may have to travel to Boston again. Felt very safe even during covid time,

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EveScott2021
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An evening of perfection!
Fabulous food and service that was beyond our expectations.
Holly was our server and she made our experience extraordinary. We are looking forward to next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

bread and butter was not good

Waiter was the best

Didn’t like table next to waiter computer and kitchen entrance

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Riri
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got lobster pizza, light potato gnocchi cosa nostra and brick chicken. Everything tasted really good!! We also went around 4.30pm so it was really quiet (which was really good especially because of COVID period).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, tremendous service!

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vipAMGOMG
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Scampo, our server Brian was very attentive but not overbearing, provided excellent recommendations, and was genuinely funny. We’ll definitely be back to Scampo on our next trip to Boston. Definitely recommend the brick chicken for dinner and the garlic bread.

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Olivia
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious! Perfect evening. Was pleased with the offerings & accomodations for gluten free menu items.

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vipkcmickey
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner there. Had prix fix 4 course meal. Every dish was great! Had the duck and sea bass.

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vipMariaO
New England
38 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scampo is the best! Food, service, cocktails, ambience is fantastic. Spaghetti w cracklings and hot pepper is my go to . Cocktails are expertly crafted. Wine list is superb. Service is top notch. And occasionally Lydia floats around the dining room keeping a watchful eye on her guests .

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SarahB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and pandemic protocol!

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Birthdaydinner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Waiter was awesome

FAQs

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

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 2753 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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