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Scalini Restaurant

85 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 0303
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tiramisu” (13 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 1 week ago

After a day of sightseeing, we selected this restaurant because it was within walking distance We both had pizza. The food and service were both very good.

Thank MTLcyclebuff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food ,great service and great atmosphere would highly recommend .Not expensive medium prices .So good weren't two nights on the trot . Do not miss this one .

Thank limnaria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going here with the perception that I was going to dine at an Italian Restaurant ie: old ristorante style. Wrong! It is as much an Italian as the chippie down the road. You go here to get your dinner to get fed. Nothing special about...More

Thank KazzaCarrickfergus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively traditional surroundings, an old tenement disguised as a rural Italian ristorante. Great pizza (9/10) . Excellent service and good value

Thank MFWilson59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to go for dinner one night. We split a bottle of the house wine and enjoyed wonderful pasta and appetizers.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Scalini for at least 10 years and I haven’t had a bad meal yet. The food is lovely, the service is excellent and the atmosphere/decor is great. If you are looking a nice friendly place to go for great food...More

Thank Hamo1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Belfast and went to dinner at Scalini and the Carbonara was the best I have ever had. It was melt in the mouth delicious. The price point was budget friendly. I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Belfast 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷

1  Thank Kristi P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back in Belfast once again and again a visit to Scalinis with to catch up with our family. The food as always is excellent and good value. The service was quick and efficient and the restaurant has a buzz about it without being noisy. You...More

Thank paulfox826
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 11 including children. Service was excellent. Staff equally attentative to the children as well as adults which was a real bonus. Delicious food was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Good portions at reasonable price. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called at short notice to see if Scalini could accommodate a party of 11 (2 families with 7 children between us). This was for a Saturday night around 8pm. They were great. We got a table booked for 8.15pm and when we arrived they...More

Thank Lorraine M
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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