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Scalini's Restaurant

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Cross Island Road (between Samoa Outrigger Hotel & Insel Fehmarn Hotel) | Moto'otua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 777 8242
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Scalini's Samoa, our restaurant is air-conditioned, maximum...
Welcome to Scalini's Samoa, our restaurant is air-conditioned, maximum seating for 70 people inside & 20 people outside. The menu is a la carte, & we can offer set menu options for large bookings. Reservations recommended. Open for lunch: Mon - Fri 12-2:30pm & Dinner Mon - Sat 6-11pm, Closed Sundays & Public Holidays. Visit our website to see our menu and contact details. Your hosts: Joe & Amanda
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still Great

Second time here and the service and food were excellent both times. Just out of the busy part of Apia on the cross island road so easy to find. Clean and tidy. The only down fall was no imported beers at the time we went. Not a worry as the local brew is fairly good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Glenn G
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Second time here and the service and food were excellent both times. Just out of the busy part of Apia on the cross island road so easy to find. Clean and tidy. The only down fall was no imported beers at the time we went. Not a worry as the local brew is fairly good.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A truly wonderful experience & food was magnificent. Recommended to us we went along with high expectations.... we were not disappointed. The seafood antipasto was superb & the Spiced Ribbed Tuna was the best seared Tuna I have ever had. Fantastic value for money. If you want fine dining in Samoa this is the place to go!

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our last night of our 10 day stay in Samoa. We had tried to eat at Scalinis the night before but they were full but glad we persevered and returned the next night to sample the excellent fare, lovely cool atmosphere and great staff.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were four for lunch. The aircom freezing cold and so the whole atmosphere in the restaurant, which is a bit outside of Apia. The pasta was nice but not "aldente" and the sauce too creamy for italian taste. We had fish as main: two fish were o.k. but the other two over cooked and dry. The service was not... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Highly recommended seafood restaurant in Apia. AC, modern, perfect service. A bit pricy but definitely worth your money.

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Apia, Samoa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We hosted our office dinner at Scalinis last week which was a great success Although a few of us had been before the reaction of our five staff and their partners was a great treat as they were offered a fine example of fine dining with great service and delicious food beautifully presented and delectable in taste and texture Our... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Celebrated my 40th Birthday here while on holiday at the recommendation of the staff at the Orator Hotel. Excellent Meal and atmosphere. Great value for money. A true gem to find a restaaurant of this quality in Apia

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Westport, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had lunch here. I'm not a big sea-food eater, so the idea of an Italian style lunch appealed. But, we had to wait a while for our food and I'd ordered an eye-fillet steak. True to Italian form - they couldn't cook it. Ordered medium-rare and got a fairly rubbery medium. Not sure if it was the beef, or how... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Took my wife here for last night dinner in Samoa. The kids at hotel with babysitter so we had a date. The only thing left was for the restaurant to deliver? and it did..The waiting staff deliver great service and the food quality and variety is the best in Samoa, by a mile. Fantastic and thankyou.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to Scalinis as we recognised the name from St Heliers in Auckland and it turned out the owners had moved Scalinis to Apia ! We went twice during our 5 day stay in Samoa. The food is delicious and doesn't disappoint, the staff are friendly like we found with everyone in Samoa. I highly recommend eating here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cross Island Road (between Samoa Outrigger Hotel & Insel Fehmarn Hotel) | Moto'otua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
  • Phone Number: +685 777 8242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 33

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

Welcome to Scalini's Samoa, our restaurant is air-conditioned, maximum seating for 70 people inside & 20 people outside. The menu is a la carte, & we can offer set menu options for large bookings. Reservations recommended. Open for lunch: Mon - Fri 12-2:30pm & Dinner Mon - Sat 6-11pm, Closed Sundays & Public Holidays. Visit our website to see our menu and contact details. Your hosts: Joe & Amanda

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