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Scalini Restaurant

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85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 0303
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 21:30
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a quite wonderful restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed and yet focused on what matters -- the food. Everything I ate was heavenly -- eating alone, I'd taken a book with me to read, but there was no possibility I wanted distraction from the food. Looking around me, everyone looked happy -- including the families with small children who... More 

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Thank eahobby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. It's disabled access is excellent and I was able to enjoy the wonderful setting. The service if quick and very friendly, the food beautiful, I had sea bass cooked to perfection followed by tiramisu gorgeous and a fantastic range of wines to keep any palate happy plus some lovely cocktails! I would recommend... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our work night out always has to be scalinis and tonight was no different, starters, mains and desserts were all delicious, couldn't fault in any way, staff were on hand all the time and even though it was really busy there was no delays in food arriving or anything.. definitely worth a visit, it's a restaurant you would be better... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Daughter gifted us with a voucher for Scalinis, we went on a Friday night and it was quite busy but we were seated right away, good choice of menu and when our food came was excellent, the only problem was our starters were served to another table in error and our mains then arrived, the staff couldn't have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal here. Well priced, and very well cooked and presented. Staff were lovely and helpful too.

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Thank LuxorRobbo70
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Italian food that you can get in Belfast. We have been there so may times that we have lost the count now. The only downfall is that the service can be slow at times but great place for authentic Italian!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight for a family dinner. Great food, lovely staff and super atmosphere. Hard to beat this restaurant for good wholesome Italian food. Never disappoints. We love it!

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Thank Saintfield_Mum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited scalinis last night hadn't been in a few years and wow the place was fantastic food and service was top class the fact that the place was absolutely packed is a sign of how good this restaurant is can't wait to get back

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Thank Roy G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first visit to Belfast and I used Tripadvisor to check out restaurants before we arrived. Scalini was top of the list and it certainly is worthy of this as we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Restaurant was busy for a night early January, food was plentiful and well presented. We would certainly recommend.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to visit here regularly before children, but find the sister restaurant, villa Italia, a better venue to go with children. However this was a rare child-free night so we decided to return to Scalini instead. We weren't disappointed! The restaurant is very cosy and staff are welcoming. I opted for my favourite Italian meal, spaghetti carbonara & it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 0303
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?