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Scalini's

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429 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 9810
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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there for a lunch on Sunday, the place was busy but we found a table with ocean view :) We had starters (Tomato + Mozzarella) that we originally found a bit expensive but then when we tasted... ..conclusion: it was worth it! Then we had main: pastas (one seafood and one vegetarian) Both were just excellent, size of... More 

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Thank Mazsola3
Auckland
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This is a casual licensed restaurant, loved by the locals because there is no pretense. If you want silver service, this is not for you. Food is great and my group of 6 had a wide range of courses from the menu from full a la cart style dishes to Pizza all with an Italian style. Go there to enjoy... More 

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Thank gplim
Burton, Ohio
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Not easy to find good Italian in our opinion.... Scalinis is EXCELLENT. We've had the veal scallopini several times, spaghetti bolognese for the first time last night, chicken parmigiana, tortellini, steak salad.... the sauces are homemade and the food and service are outstanding!!! Great little neighbourhood restaurant tucked away in St Heliers just opposite of the playground!!! Nice to have... More 

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Thank Dishcbd
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We arrived after getting some negative comments about the place from a few friends whose been there and weren't too impressed so we thought we'll try it out as I've been there a year ago and it was fine. A bit tight in there but the food was fantastic. I tended to ignore the noise coming from the kitchen as... More 

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Thank NgaKairua
Auckland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We are locals and love Scallinis, we went on New Years Eve and were not disappointed. Great food, good service...Michael checks everything is okay and the food was good. Love the steak here it is the best ever.

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Thank CessUnd
1 review
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Both times we've been here (first time was 2 years+ago) we've had the same experience. It's reputation of being a nice restaurant by the beach is not what we've experienced. Last night as we walked in the owner/manager shouted at a young, female, member of staff in a very aggressive manner. He gruffly pushed past our party to find a... More 

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Thank Louise S
Burton, Ohio
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

EXCELLENT MENU! True Italian, great quality food!!! Love the traditional and new dishes. Great balance. Kids loved the king Prawn linguine and their ravioli dishes. I loved the veal scaloppine ... bit sweet and rich (masala wine) but SO DELICIOUS!!!! Good quality!!!! Will frequent there often!!!

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Thank Dishcbd
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

A group of 10 went to Scalini's for a Birthday Dinner, Monday night. We order 8 different main courses, and everyone enjoyed their meal, the food was fantastic. We did take some wine and bubbles no BYO charge, the Owner bought out the flute glasses no problem. We also purchased some wine from the Restaurant. Te Awhanga Red was superb.

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Thank Lorraine1811027
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Went for dinner with five other business ladies and the food was not nice. Couldn't eat my lasagne as it had water round it. When I complained to the waiter who then told the owner the owner came over to our table and I was standing at the time and he grabbed me by the arms shook me swore at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Great food and they allow BYO wine, which is real bonus for keeping costs down. We've eaten here many times, it's our boys favorite restaurant. My fave is the fettuccini al pollo. Enjoy.

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Thank NZ4ofus

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 9810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?