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I Scalini

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Balagne, 20220 Sant'Antonino, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 47 12 92
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Great view

Lots of stairs to the top of the hilltop village but worth the climb for the sensational 360degree view from the top of the world. Food very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2013
Pauline and Ian T
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Must be place, the food, the view and the atmosphere was perfecet. Food not for kids. Price not so cheep but worth it. Will refer my freinds here

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Lots of stairs to the top of the hilltop village but worth the climb for the sensational 360degree view from the top of the world. Food very good

1 Thank Pauline and Ian T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Even if the food was mediocre, the view itself would have earned an 'excellent' rating from me! But the food was quite good also, and the 'big salads' really were quite big, with a good variety of Corsican delights! We struggled with high winds that day (fine for us, but not so much for 3 year old!), but it was... More 

1 Thank debsferguson
Sun Valley, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The hilltop village of Sant'Antonino is something out of a fairytale - and I Scalini is out of this world! The owner operators, Jean-Luc and Patricia Lucchetti-Bouhet are warm and welcoming and Patricia's unique decor adds to the charm. Everything is fresh and local, including the olive oil I enjoyed with the fresh bread, which I also used to sop... More 

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Davos, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch there and it was great. A unique decorated restaurant on top of a unique village. The food was good too. Pâté scalini and a lasagne du jour. The waiter was amazing. But it was for lunch and a little bit early in season. The restroom was a big surprise!

1 Thank iNDone
Smiths Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We visited Sant'Antonino on Thursday October 4, 2012. A highlight of our visit was I Scalini at the top level of this beautiful village. We had a light lunch - a pichet of red wine, a salad, some bruschetta and a couple of espressos. The food was good, the prices reasonable, the two guys running the place were great, the... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Interesting proposal of what I would qualify as 'world cuisine' (sushi, coconut milk/ ginger jumbo shrimps, calamari, sirloin, etc. ) The cuisine was good, not thrilling. The bread was really not good, they need to improve that. Other 'don't like': they accept dogs. My friend had our neighbors' dog lying on his feet. Starter and main dish and 2 glasses... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

This is the only restaurant I tell my friends that they must visit when on vacation in Balagne. I'll guarantee they will not be dissapointed. The village St. Antonino on the small mountain is like taken from the story about Don Quijote. The restaurant is placed on the top of the village with a spectacular view 360*, to the mountains... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

I Scalini is in a gorgeous position, at the summit of this hill-top village, with stupendous views across the Haute- Balagne. I can't say that the food is exceptional, but we had great mountain salads, with charcuterie, apricots, figs, cheese and some baignets. I think that it's the best salad I've ever had. Admittedly, I don't often order salad. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balagne, 20220 Sant'Antonino, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Sant'Antonino
  • Phone Number: +33 4 95 47 12 92

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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