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“Scalini's, Botanic Avenue, Belfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scalini Restaurant

Scalini Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 1,043 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
Description: Scalini is an Italian family run pizzeria restaurant in the heart of South Belfast & within walking distance of Queen's University & Botanic Gardens. Since opening in October 2001 its popularity has grown to become one of Belfast's favourite Italian eateries. A Mediterranean glow welcomes you on entering the doors of Scalini - not just in the warm ochre hue of the décor but also in the welcome from our friendly staff.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Scalini's, Botanic Avenue, Belfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

The food was very nice. I had Chicken Caesar Salad and Pollo Pizzaiola. It was a bit crowded and noisy, but the staff managed to serve us, though it took a while.

When I asked if there was a lift, they showed me to it, otherwise I wouldn't have known it was there - likewise the toilet which could be reached without climbing stairs.

Overall it was a good night out.

  • Visited January 2014
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“A restaurant where...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

...you have to wait twenty minutes for a table tells you something when you realise it is on three levels and holds a lot of customers. Quite substantial menu, reasonably priced, attentive waiting staff. All you need.

Visited January 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Service - Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

A very good looking restaurant, very well set out and welcoming - It came recommended and did not let us down.
Food, wine & service very good, can't fault it - I will return on my trips back to this great city.

  • Visited October 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great value food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

there was a hum of conversation, a smell of fine food, a family atmosphere, birthday parties, etc. We had not booked but were seated immediately. We drank cider and Shandies. We ate lasagne, salmon. seafood linguine. All polished off and enjoyed. Tiramisu to follow. Mmmmmmm! Lovely.

Visited December 2013
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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“Good service, great food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

We had a very pleasant evening meal during a one night stopover in Belfast. The menu is very inventive with a few additions to a standard Italian restaurant. The food was cooked beautifully and very tasty. Very friendly service from all the staff.

  • Visited December 2013
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