Cafe - Bistro


Tımarcı Sokak No: 1 Galata


Scalatta is a new restaurant on the ground floor of the Barnathan Apartments, which date back to 1892. The restaurant with a modern ambiance offers rather traditional Turkish menu enriched with some Mediterranean delicacies.

Scalatta takes its name from the etymological roots of the name Galata. Some historians believe that Galata is of Italian origin, because the region was favored by the Italian seafarers during the Medieval Age. It is possible that “Galata” comes from the Italian word scalata (climbing) or calata (downward slope) or scala (stairs) because of the steep slope (or stairs) leading to the coastline where Golden Horn opens to the Bosphorus.

This steep central pedestrian axis, (called Yüksek Kaldırım in Turkish –high pavement) in English) still connects the Galata port to the Galata Tower and further to the Pera (Beyoğlu) district.

  • 7am - 10pm