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Scalinis Restaurant

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Seafood, Fusion, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
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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: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Welcome to Scalinis Samoa, our restaurant is air-conditioned, with maximum...
Welcome to Scalinis Samoa, our restaurant is air-conditioned, with maximum seating for 70 people inside & 20 people outside. Our a la carte menu is a fusion of Samoan & New Zealand flavours, with a hint of Italian. We have 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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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
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Scalinis is a place for great food and great service in Apia. The staff are attentive and friendly and the menu, while not extensive, has enough variety that, combined with the quality of cooking, makes you want to come back to explore the rest of the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
KevinDwyer1956
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Scalinis is a place for great food and great service in Apia. The staff are attentive and friendly and the menu, while not extensive, has enough variety that, combined with the quality of cooking, makes you want to come back to explore the rest of the menu.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to reinforce the fact that this one of the best restaurants in Samoa if not the eastern pacific. Service was outstanding Cuisine and choice of local fare was excellent Desert was perfect Was looking forward to finish off with a nice Expresso but was bitterly disappointed with the coffee they were using or how it was made Everything... More 

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Thank Kiwiholidays
Scarborough, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied choice with many local favourites given an interesting twist. Friendly chef/owner who chatted to us. Seemed popular as busy on a Monday night. Both of us really enjoyed our starters & mains, nice decor.

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Thank Lesley L
Apia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

loved Scalini's fettucine....and their bread is just out of this world...also go for the salmon it is divine....got to be one of the places to try out if you're in the country.

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Thank ApiaTraveller
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unassuming little restuarant that was recommended by the owner of our resort - and rightfully so! The food was simply delicious and the service was perfect. I will be back the next time I am in Samoa. Highly recommend!

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Thank Angelique E
new hampshire
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was a wonderful meal, only wish I had time to go back again. My left overs sure were enjoyed also. Would highly recommend Scalinis

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you're on the Island, Scalinis needs to be on your list as one of the places to eat. You can not leave Samoa without dining here!

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Apia, Samoa
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Home made pasta, atmosphere is lacking a little, but the food wow. This was the highest recommended place to us by the expat locals.

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tasmania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Scalinis is tucked away in a leafy suburb ten minutes by taxi from the centre of Apia. It featured an excellent wine list and modern varied menu. Waiters were attentive without being overbearing and explained the local specialities with ease. It was busy so bookings would be advisable. It made a pleasant alternative from our little hotel restaurant.

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Thank olive81
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A very pleasant atmosphere for a family dinner with kind and friendly staff. I always ask for their fettucine/penne vedura! Sometimes it's not on the menu but it's always what I order and the chef never disappoints. They also have an amazing mushroom risotto. If you're vegan, ask for no butter and cheese. Even without the dairy, it is still... More 

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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 7 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion, New Zealand, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to Scalinis Samoa, our restaurant is air-conditioned, with maximum seating for 70 people inside & 20 people outside. Our a la carte menu is a fusion of Samoan & New Zealand flavours, with a hint of Italian. We have 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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