Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

4.7
2797 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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Menu served all day featuring brunch and dinner specials crafted by Lydia Shire.

What 2797 People Are Saying
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vipElsaK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Great server. Hostesses can be a little more attentive and kind. We had a 7:15 reservation, I called to let them know and they said no problem. When we arrived we waited about a half hour to get seated.

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Heycyn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely hands down the best food and service we have had in a long time! Stellar! Can’t wait to go back!

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MarkB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening at The Liberty Hotel and Scampo. We enjoyed a cocktail prior to dinner upstairs in the lobby bar area. Wonderful service from Erica and then made our way to Scampo for dinner. Our waitress, Gina, was outstanding and the food scrumptious as always. We will be back!

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vipTChrosto
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food a d the service was wonderful. Our waitress, Holly, was helpful and the consummate professional

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vipNoviceFoodie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the garlic bread - mind blowing!

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DavidZ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was phenomenal, good wine and cocktail list, not particularly cheap but certainly reasonably priced compared to similar restaurants in the area.

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DavidL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian, the waiter was a pleasure and extremely knowledgeable.

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vipSteveM
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for a very nice meal. Have enjoyed Scampo 4-5 times since they opened and I have never been disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood/Italian restaurant at the Liberty Hotel!

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ELLG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The steak I ordered was greasy. I was not given a steak knife and it took quite a while to attract the waiter’s attention to get one.
He never refilled my water glass- and it’s not like it was a busy night

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! First experience and will return if staying at the hotel.

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vipJenniferA
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s 22nd bday and graduation from college

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vipRuthe516
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The pizza came out cold, but was tasty. The pasta carbonara was really tasteless. Expected more

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Bit overpriced. They kept opening the door to the back of restaurant right behind us and it was freezing.

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Mhealy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the dishes that we ordered were very good. The lobster pizza was delicious. Portions were nice sized. The seating was very comfortable and the service was great. Would definitely go back...

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Trish6
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Cool ambiance, but as a table of 4 our dinners not served all together. We waited 5-10 minutes for 2 dinners to come. Sauce on plate was dried and food looked as it it has been sitting out. That said Sea bass was good, pasta good. We arrived restaurant 5 minutes early and were seated about 10 or 15 minutes late. I can chalk that up possibly to COVID restrictions? Our server was polite, helpful and professional, but the timing of food served apart like that was a major missing. The hotel is cool, as a former jail. I’d highly recommend a drink at the bar Clink, but I can’t say I’d recommend dinner at Scampo with other great restaurants in Boston. Could have just been an off night though.

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Dbost
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, nice vibe. Only minor issue- the igloos were set up outside, so anytime the door opened for people heading outside you'd get a blast of cold air. However, in these times, it's understanding that some people want to dine outside and the restaurants are trying to survive with less occupancy. Overall, we had a nice night and will definitely return.

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LetyamilC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely come back.

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vipDent
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always
The staff is extremely attentive and well versed on the food and wine menus. The staf adheres to all the covid guidelines as well and it was an overall wonderful experience.

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336rock
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service , handle covid protocol very well, food was very good , service attentive and prompt
Seated at the bar ,

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MrSuzy
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

My husband and I both ordered the same steak and his tasted like a container of salt fell on it. When we asked for a replacement they said they ran out of steak which was really weird because it wasn’t close to closing and it was a weekend. He ultimately ended up with pasta and while we understand things happen it wasn’t really handled well. Would not go back.

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vipVictoriaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our first server was late in coming to us and did not tell us of specials or anything A second server came and took our drink order. Then he first one came back and again asked us for drinks. When they came out they were taken to the wrong table.

Fortunately Gina became our server after that and she was wonderful!

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DLindsey1
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful dinner and the service was top notch!

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MariaH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipDanielH
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LizB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
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 on 19 February 2021
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!

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 2797 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 bookings at the moment.

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