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“Disappointing - had high hopes!”

Scalini Ristorante e Pizzeria
Ranked #33 of 173 Restaurants in Altrincham
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sale, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing - had high hopes!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Recommended by friends, the place has crammed too many tables in so it is like Bedlam. Wine recommended by waiter was dear and tasteless. Food only average and overpriced (£26) for a chop!! Won't be returning

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Normally good”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Have visited this restaurant numerous times and always had a wonderful time. Went for a family celebration and sat downstairs for the first time. The normal service was really slow and not the same atmosphere as upstairs. Did complain and did receive apologises and free drinks. If booking request a table upstairs.

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had been enticed in to the Deli next door a few weeks ago - and the food there was excellent and traditional Italian fayre.

So we decided to give the restaurant next door a go. We sat downstairs as upstairs was full - upstairs is the place to sit if possible as a better atmosphere.

Excellent service - very friendly.

The food was very good - marinated anchovies to start (Excellent) and Mozzarella encasing another unknown cheese (Very good). The fresh pasta was amazing - especially the Pappardelle with Porcini mushrooms.

The bill came to £80 for 2 - with a £20 bottle of wine, two starters, two pasta main courses, 1 side salad and two coffees. More than we had expected, but it did all add up.

Overall, not a cheap throwaway meal out, but an excellent experience and would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic Italian meal in Altrincham.

  • Visited August 2013
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
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“Great Pizza - and lots else”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a coffee at the ajoining Deli on our way home from shopping, such nice staff and good coffee, we then bought some bread baked by the chef.
The next chance we had we went to eat at the restaurant, we had very fresh authentic Italian food, the best we have had locally. We look forward to our next meal!

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Its a real winner”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Took my family and parents for dinner hear last week. Its a difficult site for a restaurant as its on a strip which is difficult to park on and the local roads get full. Another example of the council making life as difficult as possible for local business. But enough of how the council are killing off the local economy and on to the food at Scalini's which is fortunately a very different story.
Firstly the atmosphere. You are immediately made to feel comfortable. The place is unpretentious and friendly but very well run in an unobtrusive fashion. The bread on the table is simply delicious. I resisted the starters but my Dad wisely did not and enjoyed a delightful beef carpaccio. I couldn't resist a taste and next time its three courses for me please. One of the dishes of the day was grilled fish which proved popular at our table and we were not disappointed. Side orders of chips and fried courgettes were a great complement to the main course. We were all very happy with the very generous ice cream portions for desert. The mains were washed down with a very crisp house white.
All in all the meal was faultless. The place is run by ex San Carlo staff and they have managed to transplant that restaurants high standards to a very welcoming restaurant in Altrincham. They have a deli and coffee shop which has just opened next door and I am off there for a snack tomorrow, cant't wait. If you live nearby then this is the best Italian in the area currently and you would be mad not to try it. If live out of area and want the best Hale and Altrincham has to offer then this has got to be on the top 3 list and currently my number one.

  • Visited August 2013
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