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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 77 78242
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Scalinis Samoa, our restaurant is air-conditioned, maximum...
Welcome to Scalinis 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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    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
A must for all Italian food lovers

When we found that Joe had opened Scalinis in Samoa, we simply HAD to go. His previous restaurant in St Helliers in Auckland, NZ, was a favourite and well frequented. And knowing it was placed as no 2 on Tripadvisor gave huge reassurance. The food is awesome - especially if you enjoy Italian. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
George C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When we found that Joe had opened Scalinis in Samoa, we simply HAD to go. His previous restaurant in St Helliers in Auckland, NZ, was a favourite and well frequented. And knowing it was placed as no 2 on Tripadvisor gave huge reassurance. The food is awesome - especially if you enjoy Italian. The spaghetti marinara was superb - fantastic... More 

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Raglan, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Average meal, my fish was slightly overcooked. Enjoyed the way Samoan food was combined with European,, eg the Taro and palusami stack with steak.

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My first review of this fine restaurant after many visits. I take all my overseas visitors to Scalinis and when a seasoned traveller tells me after the meal that that was the best food he has tasted anywhere in a long time which is high endorsement indeed. I totally agree of course! Scalinis sets very high standards in everything, the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Visited two nights running with different groups so we're able to try a couple of combinations. The menu covers the preferences of most patrons with the normal selection of seafoods , meats and vege dishes. Wine list is not extensive but well priced and will meet the needs of most. Entrees within the groups included sashimi , mussels and meat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Absolutely enjoyed our lunch here. We had the Rib-eye steak with the whole fish and green bananas. Beautifully cooked, worth the money. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and recommended the best meals! Beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went with a group of five (four picky adults and a child). We found a number of very good appetizers (the cheese selection was to die for), several delicious entrees and a memorable cheesecake dessert. Very high quality food (although a bit of a drive to get there).

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

By far the best cuisine we had while staying in Samoa! Highly recommend the garlic pizzettes & the desserts were absolutely divine! If you have a smaller dinner the flambe bananas are a large dessert if uou have room left after a sumptuous main meal or a smaller decadent option of creme brulee with an irish coffee is fantastic too

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Apia, Samoa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Scallinis is undoubtedly one of the top quality restaurants in Samoa with cuisine that will rival fine dining anywhere. A wonderful treat to end that fabulous holiday in Samoa

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is my third holiday in Samoa within the last 11 months and it's the third time I have had an amazing dining experience. Each course was delicious or as my kids would say "party in my mouth". I would thoroughly recommend the seared tuna salad. Service was faultless.

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North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant is well known by the locals and came highly recommended. Our meal and dining experience didn't disappoint. Joe and his team gave wonderful service and were very attentive. The food was delicious and our only disappointment was being unable to return before we left Samoa. Ah well .... next trip!

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Address: Cross Island Road (between Samoa Outrigger Hotel & Insel Fehmarn Hotel) | Moto'otua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: +685 77 78242
Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
Cuisine: Italian

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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 77 78242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to Scalinis 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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