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“The best Italian restaurant in Central Ohio”
Review of Scali Ristorante

Scali Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 113 Restaurants in Reynoldsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This restaurant defies the slogan "location, location, location." Tucked away at the end of a strip mall, it is the most unlikely location for one of Central Ohio's best restaurants and clearly the best Italian restaurant. I have lived in Rome for one year, and to go to Scali is to return to Italy without the hastle of customs and a flight! The food is excellent, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is excellent. A family run restaurant that you will want to return to. Make sure to make a reservation and don't plan on eating a hurry as Italian food is meant to be enjoyed.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We have lived in Columbus for the past three years and Scali's has been our routine stop for hand-made Italian food without question. Excellent food and service. Frank - the owner - in between cooking will visit all the tables and if you would like he will pick a wine from his considerable collection from Italy. Try the brascioli or lasagna as a main course - stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer are the best!!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Every chance we get we go to Scali's, they never disappoint us. Always make reservations if you don't they do now have seating at the bar and kitchen. I suggest asking your server what the specials are upon arrival. Their specials are truly a special and they normally run out. So make sure to get your order in early. We receive their emails weekly that tell you about their specials. It is truly the closest thing to being in Italy.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We love this restaurant. Everyone is so cheerful, the food is fabulous, the chef/owner greets you as you dine. We can't stop going, even though it's a little too expensive to eat there twice a week (as I'd like to). You have to get on the email list & be tempted with the latest food options. We'll continue to go regularly. It's a great restaurant.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I have probably eaten here over a hundred times over the last 20+ years. I used to eat lunch at Scali's several times a week as it was close to my job. Now, it's a bit of a drive, but try to get there every couple of months for dinner.

In all these meals, I have NEVER had food that was other than excellent, and their prices are really good, especially compared to some of the "upscale" Italian restaurants whose food is certainly no better. In the beginning, this was a well-kept secret, but now I would suggest reservations if you are going for dinner. Anything on the menus is good, lots of specials that change each day, and leave room for the dessert. The Tiramisu is wonderful...

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