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“A pleasant change” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sali

Sali
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sale, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A pleasant change”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

We have just got back from an excellent week in Calella. Having found Sali on our third evening we found it indeed a pleasing change from the over priced restaurants on the seafront. You enter through an old passage way that was used for fish salting, into a very pleasant terraced courtyard dining area. The menu is not extensive, but everything on it is done very well. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the prices reasonable. Would recommend it to any one visiting Calella.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Greybeard6
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely spot with good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

I'm very surprised by the previous review as our meal this evening was faultless as was the service. This was our first visit as we hadn't previously realised what a beautiful courtyard they had at the back of the restuarant. My husband chose 'amazing stew in old wine' (lovely title) but was a little taken aback when the waitress mentioned that it was actually braised cheek which neither of us had had before. But he'd no sooner said this than the waitress dashed off and came back with a small sample for him to taste (delicious) which is not something which many restaurants would bother to do.

We shall be back there before we go home especially as their menu is a little different from what's on offer elsewhere in the village.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sammysgranny
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Brittany
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

On high hopes from the reviews written we went to Sali on our last night in Calella. On arrival were delighted with the lovely courtyard surroundings and the staff were attentive at first. Menu seemed to be a bit different from the usual in Calella and we were really looking forward to a nice last meal however as soon as the food started to arrive we realised it was just yet another overpriced mediocre restaurant which is typical of this area. Food was totally uninspiring, flavourless, frozen chips etc etc. Curry was the best bit but nothing special. Gazpacho was nice also but yet again nothing special. The rest was just really poor. Could cook it at home with your eyes closed. Very disappointing indeed and not cheap. Will stick with Xado!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Abbaye
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Brilliant -- even for vegetarians!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

You'd pass Sali from the outside, but it's a hidden gem. A beautiful courtyard with tables outdoors and indoors. The menu was varied, EVEN FOR VEGETARIANS!!! We ate the aubergine and Parmesan starter (delicious) and pastas for main courses (excellent). Not cheap, but no dearer than not so good restaurants on the sea front. We wish we'd found Sali earlier on our trip.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mary M
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A bit different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We hadn't visited Calella for a number of years. The Sali was a favourite with the kids back then for good pizza and the table football! This year we returned and ate at the Sali on two occasions . It had moved upmarket with good food, well presented and a range of dishes from an excellent curry through pizza or fish to a great steak.
It is not cheap but the every popular courtyard and excellent service along with the well cooked food made the experience worthwhile.
Reservations were necessary.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ColB_UK
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