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Scalinis Restaurant

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Cross Island Road | Moto'otua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 77 78242
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is very unassuming - until the food is served. It was delicious! Definitely a nice surprise as I am big on atmosphere and usually that helps the dining experience. The meals here were divine. I will definitely go back.

Thank iakopofamily
Norfolk Island
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful meal at Scalinis after reading some great reviews on trip advisor. The staff were so nice and looked after us so well. The meal was fresh and the flavours were great. Vegetables fresh and cooked to perfection and the steak just as we asked for it. Pleased they offered a glass of my favourite wine as... More 

Thank Poinciana54
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch and the food was amazing..seafood platter is a must.pork belly is tender.this place is fine dining and really taste..try it if you're near.

Thank Age P
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Drove past this restaurant on our way to another restaurant that was closed but thankfully this restaurant was not. The food was amazing. Great service from the waiter to the owner and was blown away by the great tasting food. I would happily come back to this restaurant time and time again.

Thank Mari_Lina2013
Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Saying that, make sure you call and make a reservation. This place is superb for Italian crusine. Very roomy, the menu is well thought of and the prices is very affordable. Loved the ambiance and the service was great. The chef and owner came out to make sure we were alright. Love how management and chefs can take the time... More 

1 Thank junior2017
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had the seafood platter a couple of times at Scallinis and it was great! By far the best meal we had in the city. This is a place with ambitions and you will fit in here more in a dress than yoga pants. Locals go here to celebrate it seems.

2 Thank Marie H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The quality of food and service here is the best in Samoa. Joe and Amanda oversight the selection, preparation and presentation of food to a degree found in the best restaurants in Australia and New Zealand. Staff are efficient and courteous and there is a fair selection of wines to accompany any meal. For dessert, the affagato is without peer... More 

1 Thank Robert L
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great service, superb food. the fish dishes are excellent, and the creme brule dessert too. Comfortable A/C. A short taxi ride from the centre of town. Well worth the visit, although a little pricey

2 Thank David W
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This place is open on Monday night, where as some other local restaurants don't, so its a great Monday option. I found the space a bit sterile, but the air con is great. Food was very good, and service quiet and professional.

Thank Jen-n-bill
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Nice bread, a very passable rose wine; little extras done for a bub in tow so very family friendly. We went for the lobster ravioli but the pasta and flesh were somewhat dry, perhaps overcooked. Excellent sauce and salads though

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Seafood, Fusion, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Island Road | Moto'otua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
  • Phone Number: +685 77 78242
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?