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“The diner is transported straight back to the 1960s, not least because of the breadsticks and very old-fashioned service” at this traditional Italian, close to Harrods. “No doubt because of the location, it’s not exactly a bargain” – the “pricey food, although good, does not quite live up to expectations” – but it’s popular (opening a branch in Dubai last year), and “when busy, it’s pretty much shoulder-to-shoulder”.
“If you’re looking for a rock-solid, traditional Italian restaurant, then look no further”, say devotees of this “loud but great fun” outfit, just “a stone’s throw from Harrods”. There’s a “fabulous atmosphere” and the menu, which is “just what you would expect”, is “executed with complete assurance”.
“I love Scalini’s!” – this “buzzy” (perennially “noisy”) stalwart on the fringes of Knightsbridge is “a great, traditional Italian”: “it’s not the best food in the world” (“respectable but at stratospheric prices”) “but the staff are super, the atmosphere is fun, and it’s not pretentious or showy”.
“Being always full and a bit cramped only adds to the atmosphere” of this “old-fashioned” Italian on the fringes of Knightsbridge. Arguably this is “safety first” cooking and there’s no doubting the “sky-high prices”, but “you’ll eat well” and it’s “great fun”.
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
1-3 Walton St, London, SW3 2JD
|Monday||12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:15pm|
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:15pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:15pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:15pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:15pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:15pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:15pm|