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Scalini Restaurant

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85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 0303
17:00 - 22:00
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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 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow...this restaurant is definitely worth a visit! The restaurant is very large but there are several different levels which makes dining feel more intimate. The decor is lovely. You are unable to make a reservation, which might not suit everybody but our party of 4 only had to wait 20 minutes for a table and that was on a Saturday... More 

Thank Sue H
Orange Beach, Alabama
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sometimes you have a craving for a particular dish. My daughter was craving lasagna, so we decided to try an Italian restaurant. Scalini was a great choice. My wife had pizza, which I tried and it was delicious, and my daughter and I had lasagna. Everyone enjoyed their meal immensely. The service was pretty good, and the restaurant surroundings was... More 

Thank Kingair45
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decor and atmosphere was really nice. There was plenty of choice on the menu. Food was excellent. & large portions. Service great too.

Thank Thebeastalways
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was great and offered (edible) gluten free options. The service was brilliant and very friendly. It is reasonably priced. The restaurant feels like a slice of Italy in Belfast and I wish I could go back there every week. They gave us free cocktails when we told them it was the last night of our honeymoon. Love, Love,... More 

Thank Ellie H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a late booking for a sat night for a party of 16 . We were all impressed with our food . It was a bit slow coming but we were a large party so didn't mind the wait too much. The restaurant has a really great vibe. Good buzzy atmosphere and we all had a really enjoyable night.

Thank Mauramon
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we have had in a long time! Went on a busy Saturday night, didn't reserve a table, was only waiting 5 minutes before a table became available. Beautiful setting, the decor and restaurant itself is amazing, very traditional Italian family restaurant setting. Menu is fantastic with a great range of all sorts of Italian delights,... More 

1 Thank Lucy W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is beautifullll ahhh, I went last year and it's amazing food💕 the setting is gorgeous and the staff are so friendly! Will definitely be back!

Thank EmmaHon123
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Scalini for 15 years, since it opened. Never been disappointed, and tonight was excellent, steaks cooked to perfection, service second to none. I just can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. If you haven't yet visited then you don't know what you're missing.

Thank Tony W
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and great prices.had drinks starters and main course for two people .not only was it delicious but less than 50 pounds including two alcohol drinks each.authentic Itilian food and pizza .would highly recommend

Thank Jeannie K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1,239 reviews
608 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to meet local clients fantastic little place food really good and terrific service couldn't fault it

Thank Martino B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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?