RestaurantsLondonChelseaSW3

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Summary

£92
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Studiously old-school trattoria in the backstreets near Harrods, which “pleases a glitzy crowd with huge portions of yummy old-fashioned Italian fare” and “waiters who are always friendly and ready with a smile and a joke: it’s always packed”. “You’ll also be surprised how many celebs have visited”, as the dozens of colour snaps pasted to the wall testify. The formula is still thriving after more than three decades, to the extent that a Dubai spin-off launched in 2018. “Just know that it’s not cheap”… as no doubt you’ve already guessed.

Summary

£88
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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 two years ago), and “when busy, it’s pretty much shoulder-to-shoulder”.

Summary

£88
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
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Scalini Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Scalini Restaurant in SW3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Scalini restaurant.
J B
Fun loud and lively place. Reliable Italian...
Reviewed 2 months, 21 days ago

"Fun loud and lively place. Reliable Italian staples. The Milanese is best in class. "

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Merlin D
Eye wateringly expensive for an Italian res...
Reviewed 10 months, 22 days ago

"Eye wateringly expensive for an Italian restaurant. Portions tend to be enormous however.If you can afford to eat here they assume your are starving.Great atmosphere and service."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£19.50 £38.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 12.50%
1-3 Walton St, London, SW3 2JD
Opening hours
Monday12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:45 pm, 7 pm‑11:30 pm

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