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Scalini's

#210 of 1,003 Restaurants in Cardiff
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Wedal Road | Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Scalinis no more

This restaurant as it was has now closed down. There is a new restaurant in its place which seems to have launched in the last few weeks with a new menu. The menus looks enticing and varied and the place is now called Fish and Field.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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English first
Cardiff
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant as it was has now closed down. There is a new restaurant in its place which seems to have launched in the last few weeks with a new menu. The menus looks enticing and varied and the place is now called Fish and Field.

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MERTHYR TYDFIL, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have visited Scalini's several times over the past few years but my recent visit was very disappointing. Since the change of ownership the 'specials menu' has moved away from good basic Italian food to something more adventurous and the main menu seems to be very over-priced. The portions were small and my chicken dish was salty with very few... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was my birthday celebration, with eight adults and my four year old granddaughter. We all received excellent service for our early evening two course meal and I added a children's meal for Millie Haf, so she felt extra special. The food was enjoyed by all of us and we didn't go for desserts as we were all full. The... More 

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been to scalinis a couple of times over the last 18 months, with older relatives for family get togethers,no real big deal,but on my last visit i was completely surprised by the change, much to the aghast of my older relatives!! Gone is the dowdy decor, and the 70's run of the mill menu and arrived is something... More 

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London, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited a few Sunday's ago, on a whim. From memory, we were told that they'd just started opening on a Sunday, but it was still quite busy. New owners, recently taken over and I overheard them discussing their plans. Restaurant was clean, comfortable and well maintained, with modern, bright decor. I often worry about taking the kids to a 'fancy... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Me and partner visited here, as we have lived on the lake for the past 5 years and never visited, we usually go to city road, or crwys so we thought we should try it as It had good reviews, my partner rang all day Thursday to book a table, nobody answered, he rang again Friday no answer and he... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been regulars at this restaurant for 9 years and have enjoyed many good meals. New owners took over 3 months ago and have changed the menu. We have eaten here three times since then and all meals have been Very average but we kept trying hoping they would improve. Today we had Sunday lunch there and I have... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

After years of living in Cardiff, have often heard this place mentioned but never been, so decided to give it a go & was really expecting great things after reading the reviews. We visited on a midweek evening - the restaurant was as quiet as a morgue & had about as much atmosphere. Lukewarm greeting, (too) bright lights, dated decor,... More 

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Cardiff
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited Scalini's with the new owners in place. After many years of regular visits to the old establishment it was always going to be difficult not to compare. Overall the visit was ok but not as high quality as before. On previous visits the fish and meat specials were brought out to show diners prior to ordering. Prices were... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having been here for the past 9 years; it is a breath of fresh air that the new owners are both ex 1st class chefs who are passionate about continuing the success of the restaurant and taking it to the next level in its evolution. Food - excellent, the fishcake on a bed of peas MUST be tried. Prices -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wedal Road | Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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