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Scalini Restaurant

85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 0303
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (72 reviews)
“pecan pie” (8 reviews)
“profiteroles” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and exceptional service. Many thanks to our waitress Monica and barman Patrick. If you are ever in Belfast definitely pay a visit to Scalini!

Thank Aoife M
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I ate here for a first night in Belfast the food was fabulous great service very tasty and a nice atmosphere the staff were polite and the service was excellent !

Thank Pippie2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during a recent visit to Belfast. On a wet and busy Saturday night, a queue of waiting unreserved diners was handled quickly and efficiently. Despite the place being packed, the food was excellent and the service friendly. Prices were reasonable and...More

Thank IKF48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of tables and lively atmosphere, without being too noisy. Attentive staff and tasty food, which comes piping hot and in generous servings.

Thank Franshar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend away in Belfast, friends who live locally booked this restaurant for us all and we weren’t disappointed. The food was excellent, arrived quickly and the service was efficient without being intrusive. Food ordered on our table was 2 children’s meals: pizza (happily swapped the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious, had spaghetti carbonara and lasagna and was the best meal we tasted in Belfast. Kind and friendly staff, highly recommend.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had my usual pasta Torinessa. It never lets me down. Staff really helpful. Terrific food each time I go. I and a regular customer and that's because the mal we get is always fabulous.

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place and we really enjoyed our meal. Food was very tasty and the service was great, will defiantly retu4n the next time we’re in Belfast.

Thank miserablemary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment we walked through the door we were instantly greeted by a smiling, charming young man with a good sense of humour, which is often in short supply these days! The seats were comfortable, the ambience was pleasant and as we were heading out...More

Thank Bobbikins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the meatballs for starter which were home made with an excellent tomato sauce on top. My main was Pork Involtini (my only comment was that the pork was quite dry, although the stuffing inside was superb) both washed down with a cold Peroni....More

Thank fred146
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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