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Scalini Restaurant

) #17 of 828 Restaurants in Belfast ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, European
85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 0303
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (64 reviews)
“pecan pie” (7 reviews)
“fillet steak” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After carefully reading all the reviews, I chose this restaurant for my partner's birthday and was not disappointed. The decor is traditional Italian and set over three floors. Excellent food choices, I could have easily eaten here every day of our four day stay from...More

Thank DD611
Reviewed 3 days ago

Family outing to Scalini's for a birthday, it's been a while since I've patronised this establishment. We all had starters and mains, a few had dessert. I ordered the soup of the day, which I enjoyed, asparagus and marcepone, mains I had sea bass with...More

Thank DubbleH
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant during our visit. Waiting time was minimal and service was prompt and very friendly. We had different starters and main courses and every single one of them looked delicious and extremely well presented. The quality and taste of the food was fantastic....More

Thank PCsW0rld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scalini is a cosy, traditional Italian restaurant with lots of italian staff and a really good buzz. Always busy but good service. The breaded chicken and asparagus in a creamy tarragon sauce (pollo con asparagi) is so gorgeous, highly recommend. Their pasta is always simple...More

Thank blamonte84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here regularly and every time it's the same- brilliant. The food is fantastic. The portions are huge and if you've any room left,the puddings are divine. Great value for money.

Thank Fifi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Scalini based on trip advisor, thank you fellow reviewers, and was rewarded with a great meal in a real cute Italian themed setting. Staff were all really friendly and attentive, the food was delicious. Although I'm not an Italian food buff my pasta tasted...More

Thank MatchstickTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Scalinis after hearing great reviews, was absolutely amazing, we were seated within 5 minutes,staff friendly and helpful food was gorgeous my husband said it was the best cooked steak he has ever had, I had pasta which was also amazing, so much food...More

Thank Elese C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by Scalini's after a long day of touring Belfast. Though we had no reservation, the four of us were seated after a 15 minute wait. All entrees were good. Service was OK, not great, as we had to keep flagging down our waitress...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here regularly with family for many years and we have never had a bad meal! Can't never fault the food or service!

Thank Clareoneil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice because it was so good. If you like pizza or pasta and staying in Belfast it's a must. Enjoy.

Thank Alan D
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Nearby Attractions
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.39 km away
Queen's University
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.34 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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