I wrote about one of my previous Scalini’s visits here, after reading this Mr Gourmand decided he might like to try the restaurant out for himself. When the lovely British weather decides to play nice it’s lovely to sit outside having dinner with a nice cold glass of wine.
As you can see I got my wish, we actually had a lovely warm day so the Family Gourmand headed up the road to Scalini’s
Mini Gourmand and myself had the Potato Skins (£4.75) which were served with a Garlic Mayo and BBQ dip, we both struggled to keep Mr Gourmand’s fork out of our plate though!
Mr Gourmand went for the Bruschetta Pommodoro (£3.75) this didn’t look as impressive as the one Mini Gourmand had on our last visit, I can never understand how restaurants can’t keep up the same standard of food, a little balsamic glaze and a bit of rocket can make a dish look so much better.
Mr Gourmand’s main course was the Ravioli Di Granchio (£8.95) which was pasta parcels filled with Ricotta and Crab. This was an unusual dish for Mr Gourmand to pick as I’ve never seen him order ravioli, he found the pasta to be cooked perfectly and the sauce complimented the filling.
Mini Gourmand picked the Lasagna Al Forno (£7.95) which as always was far too large for her but she did make a good effort to finish it (Mr Gourmand did actually help her out)
I picked the Rustica Pizza (£7.50) which was topped with tomato, goat’s cheese, roast peppers, rocket and parmesan. This was a delicious pizza and surprisingly filling.
On Monday – Thursday all day, Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday 12pm – 6pm and Sunday 6pm – 10pm Scalini’s have a meal deal special where you can enjoy 2 courses for £5.95 or three courses for £6.95
Scalini’s can be found at:
61 Osborne Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne.