il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilcalabrese.com/
  • Phone: (817) 251-8798
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luciano Salvadore
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a private room that seats parties up to 16 total guests. A semi-private area that seats parties up to 26 total guests. We also offer private seating in our upstairs dining area that may accommodate sit-down parties for up to 60 guests and cocktail/happy hour events of up to 130 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Megan Olsen 8172518798x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Carroll Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet during dinner hours as well as self parking.
A word from il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
il Calabrese, an Italian Fare centered on the freshest ingredients imported from all over Italy. We offer an array of modern and traditional Italian dishes that are sure to please every palate. We also offer a wine selection that is as unique and seductive as the dining atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (22)fit for foodies (18)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (14)neighborhood gem (14)notable wine list (13)good for groups (13)hot spot (5)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Osso bucco mucho Ono
    Steveo
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We really like the decor, service was good, prices are reasonable, and it's perhaps the only restaurant in Southlake that serves Osso Bucco.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and atmosphere
    Mel81true
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I took a friend for her Birthday and they seated us right away. The cheese board was delicious! Then, our food came out and we both enjoyed every bite. The service was great and the restaurant was quiet and dimly lit for the evening. Very calming, enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was especially outstanding. We enjoyed the evening as we celebrated our friend's birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay service and not great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The place looks very cool from the outside but the tables are small (we had a party of 8), the service was just okay (we asked for water 3 times) and the food was okay for some and just bad for others. I had the steak as did one other person in our party and it was a very cheap cut. I would go back for drinks at the bar for the ambience but that is about it.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd visit
    Rozel
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We came back for our anniversary dinner. As always staff is friendly, service great and food fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way down hill
    DragonMike
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The quality of the food dropped off significantly since we last went under the old name. There was almost no else in the restaurant during dinner. It was really sad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slake19diner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great new Southlake neighborhood gem restaurant. Great food, service and atmosphere. Soooo happy to have this new restaurant in Southlake
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under new management
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I'm excited that this beautiful restaurant has new management. I look forward to revisiting soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice!!!
    TomnAndrew1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We just randomly selected this restaurant because it was on the way to the hotel. What a great place it turned out to be - the staff was fabulous, the food amazing. My partner continues to rave about the dinner - we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good italian in southlake
    SLdinersVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    love the new menu and the changes to the restaurant. All of our favorite are there but the new items are really great. Everyone seems really energized!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great location and a lot of potential. Bar & outdoor dining seemed more appealing that indoor dining. Food was good, but not great. Menu limited compared to other Italian restaurants in it's class. It's hard to tell who they are targeting. If it's high end Italian then don't serve pizza. Overall I was not impressed and probably will not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • il Calebrese now thatsgreat italian
    jefelang
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    There are some great authentic italian restaurants around Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club and Westlake. This takes italian to a new level. It has improved on its predecessor by keep a few favorite but focusing on something no other italian spot has- authentic rustic italian as an elegant meal. The atmosphere is amazing- for the entire metroplex. The service is spot on. Try the magnificent Tentazione della Osteria for an appetizer. Cheese, meats and honeycomb are each complimentary and wonderful. The bourbon braised pork shank and the sea bass with spicy orange are both fantastic. This restaurant is the perfect addition to the area- go support this wonderful new venue and give all the chains a rest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change with new menu
    SLdinersVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We loved the new three fresh appetizer and the pepperoni bread is always a favorite! Cioppino was really great. Salads are fresh and generous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal!
    drzach
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I'd driven past this restaurant many times, but never had found a good opportunity to try it out. It's apart from the Southlake Downtown area, so it never readily sprang to mind when thinking about local nice restaurants. My wife and I recently dined there for our anniversary, bringing our 2-year old along. The food was excellent, even the kids' cheese pizza (my son plowed through it happily). I had an Old-Fashioned, which was a bit on the fancy side but expertly mixed. The staff all seemed on the young side (I don't think I saw a single person over 30), but they knew what they were doing, and took good care of us the whole time. They even offered a free appetizer if I shared a photo of my meal on Facebook. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food & atmosphere
    kdbensonVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Celebrating my daughter's 26th bday. Have been many times when it was Patrizios and actually thought the menu selection was better now that it's Il Calabrese. Caprese salad was good. Mediterranean Sea Bass, Chilean Sea Bass were both very good and were cooked perfectly. Orecciette Alla Calabrese was very good too. They brought out a piece of cake with a candle which was nice and it was delicious....not sure what it was but the cake was light so maybe it was a tiramisu? Will definitely return! Had a nice downstairs bar and I think they also have an upstairs bar. Will return sometime for a drink too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great First Date
    mmmmgood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The hostesses were very friendly and allowed me to choose a table. Our waitress was personal and very knowledgeable about the menu choices. We had wine, appetizer, dinner and dessert and everything was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian
    Eatfresh4
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came to celebrate my hubby's 40th birthday and we brought our kids (elementary age-no littles). Not really a kid place, a little too upscale in our opinion. We had to ask what was available for them to eat since there were no kid menus. The building is pretty, a little noisy, and the service was just so-so. There was metal rock playing which just seemed weird at an Italian restaurant. Our waitress was nice, she just seemed busy, and with the price tag I expect a little more attention. For the birthday: they said happy birthday, but that was it. My husband was happy not to have the attention. The food & drinks were good. Order off the specials menu, our best stuff was from there, and leave the kiddos at home :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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