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Scali Ristorante

1903 State Route 256, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-8105
(614) 759-7764
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Ranked #2 of 91 restaurants in Reynoldsburg
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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39 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Just left Scali's with full bellies and joyful hearts. The host and waitress treated us like family. My husband made the comment "We must be dead, because only in Heaven could food taste this good." Hands down the best food we've ever had. Waiting for our meals was acceptable not only because we came in on a busy Friday evening... More

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Columbus, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Scali's is in my view, the best Italian restaurant in central Ohio. Their food is very authentic Italian cuisine. It took me a couple of years to find this restaurant and when I did I rarely go any place else for Italian cooking. It is a shame most people in this area do not know real Italian cooking. Many of... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I recently had both lunch and dinner at this restaurant and was delighted both times. The food is wonderfully prepared and genuinely Italian. We had pastas, steak and chicken entrees. They were all very good. I've not found another columbus restaurant that prepares italian food anywhere near this good. The owner is also the head chef and he personally visits... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Called in on a Saturday night. The restaurant was pretty busy, we had reservations although we were running late, they kept the table for us. Very impressed with the two mushroom starters we had and the special squid ink infused seafood pasta, also had the 3 grilled fish special and a cheese tortellini, two very good desserts all washed down... More

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Columbus, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food at Scali did not live up to the hype. I arrived at 5:30 p.m. and while the dining room was not overly full it took at least 5 minutes before anyone even approached me to seat me. Not sure whether my being a solo diner had anything to do with that. My server arrived at my table about... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and I are re-locating to the Columbus area and were looking for a non-chain restaurant for dinner. Scali was close to our hotel and we could not have made a better choice. I love family-owed restaurants and even more so when you feel like you are sitting in the kitchen as your food is prepared....you can literally eat... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We first ate here when we moved to Columbus over ten years ago - friends brought us and we were very glad they did! Family run place where the chef/owner pays attention to his customers and the open kitchen is his orchestra. All dishes prepared to order, fresh and hot and never disappointing. Great for couples, family or a date... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I hadn't eaten here in years. My memory of the food was excellent. Four of us went to dinner and each of our dishes had a red sauce. The sauce tasted straight from a can -every single dish. I would not return. I had to do overall rating based on our food. People lovely. Our food was poor

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Columbus Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our staple on a Friday night, Scali's. They have the best authentic Chicken Parmesean. If you ever catch them when they have their Sunday Sauce you won't be disappointed. They have the best red sauce I have ever had in an italian restaurant and we always order more. We love sitting at the bar watching the team cook as we... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were in town for a local Basketball tourney in Pickerington, OH. There was a 45 minute for a table but we are offered the last two seats at the bar. When in doubt Leave The Gun, Take The Cannoli. Open kitchen allows you to see everything going on behind the scenes, I highly recommend this place for a date... More

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