il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar

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900 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
We are currently running at a 25% capacity in accordance with Texas guidelines and will still be offering Pick Up orders. We Thank you for your patience!

il Calabrese offers Italian Fare, both modern and traditional, centered on the freshest ingredients imported from all over Italy. Our full-service bar includes an outstanding wine list. Bar and patio seating available as well as private dining options.
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at this restaurant. Their food is fantastic.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! It's great to have you back!

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vipteegie
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner has kept all employees working and paid their wages even when restaurant didn’t have in house dining😃

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s graduation luncheon was wonderful! Thanks for making it so special!!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much! We're so happy to share in your celebration!

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Maurizio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service and food were great. A plus to know the cook is italian.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Maurizio!

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vipRondaL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual !

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Ronda!

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vipGoldgate
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar. We live in Dallas and enjoy visiting the Southlake community. It is a lovely town. il Calabrese is our "go to" dining place when we're in the area. This past Memorial Day the restaurant met and exceeded our expectations. The Lemon Drop and Cosmo started us off. She had the salmon. It was perfect! I had a pasta dish. Delicious! We can't wait to return. Highly recommend!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review and for stopping by to see us! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time on Memorial Day and we look forward to seeing you next time you're on this side of town!

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Bobm
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch after church on Sunday. Both the food and service were excellent.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 27, 2020

Thank you, Bob!

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StaceyN
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place we’ve eaten at in a long time. Food was amazing and service was superb.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 26, 2020

Thank you, Stacey!

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vipDonW
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable ‘social distancing’ inaugural dinner date on their patio!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 25, 2020

Thank you, Don!

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AIMEEB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the drinks, the pasta, the dessert and the service! We felt welcomed the moment we arrived! The ambiance is so contemporary cool and upscale Italian! Our waiter was so attentive and knowledgeable! Everything is made in house and you can tell the quality.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 24, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DWhite
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service experience and amazing food.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 24, 2020

Thank you so much we cant wait to have you back!

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been here since it was renovated. A much different feel but still nice. The food is exquisite. The staff was very gracious and accommodating.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 19, 2020

Thank you, Wendy! We hope to see you again soon.

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txfunmom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the perfect place for an intimate date or a group. The service is exceptional and they pay attention to details. The food quality is top notch and authentic!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to have you back soon.

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GregJ
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food and service were exceptional as usual! Il Calabrese is one of our favorites!

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JefferyC
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always outstanding and love the cocktail list. The whole staff is friendly and attentive. Love going there for amazing Italian food!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 12, 2020

Thank you, Jeffery!

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TeamDe123
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food didn’t have much flavor.

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BerwinDiner
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and this time was no exception. Despite masked workers, everything was wonderful. Welcome back!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to have you back soon.

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tanvi149311
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Homemade pastas with nice wine collection. Elegant ambient with quality service.

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SusanH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first post quarantine outing. I felt very safe being there. The restaurant was following every guideline and taking precautions. I thought they went above and beyond to make everything safe while still making it a very enjoyable dining experience. They were awesome!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 8, 2020

Thank you, Susan!

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vipDHunter
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the lifting of the Shelter in Place Order we elected to dine at il Calabrese on May 2nd. While the number of diners was light, the ambience and food were outstanding. Chef Luciano Salvadore and staff made it a special evening. The food was fantastic! Southlake, West Lake, Grapevine, Trophy Club and Flower Mound - il Calabrese is a gem and we need to support it during these challenging times. Why drive 30 minutes to Dallas when we have the BEST Italian Restaurant that the Metroplex has to offer. Do yourself a favor - get out, get back to living. That can start with a great evening at il Calabresse!
Chef Salvadore, thank you for another great outing!!!

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 8, 2020

Mr. Hunter, thank you so much for your review and for coming out to dine with us Saturday. It was a pleasure to have you in and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good. Very nice attention to social distancing. One of our favorite spots!

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Michael
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! I would definitely recommend this place to friends.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on May 4, 2020

Thank you, Michael! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipShannanC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

phenomenal vegetarian gluten-free pizza! Seriously the BEST pizza ever and you couldn't tell it was healthy! I added the "beyond-meat" meatballs (vegetarian meatballs) to the pizza and it was over the top amazing! My friends got other dishes and theirs were amazing as well!

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JeffG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The food and wine was great, and the wait staff were excellent. They made a real effort to insure that our celebration was special.

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Ranjan
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good selection of food and drinks. Attention to detail by the owner and chef is a nice touch. Very conveniently located for both business as well as casual dining. The lighter fare is also very good, fresh ingredients. The bread was fresh and hot with delicious condiments.

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vipBryceM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! I will definitely be coming back. I would recommend to anyone

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Wahine
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renovations are nearly completed. Luciano Salvadore, owner and chef was able to come out and greet us. A kiss on each cheek, the true Italian way! Buona Serata.
Complimentary Focaccia is always a great starter. We shared plates of Risotto with white asparagus, so creamy and delicious, the season doesn’t last long...get it while you can. Followed by Branzino con Spinaci E Granchio and Bistecca. Delightful dinner washed down with a bottle of 2014 Gaja Promis. Finishing the evening by traditional Tiramisu. A very nice way to spend Saturday evening! Buon Appetito!

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vipnono
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We miss Luigi but still one of our favorite restaurants

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vipJONATHAND
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special Southlake restaurant. Beautifully decorated and fabulous food and service.

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Robbert
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Had the white fish on chard. Fish was under cooked and half raw and the chard tasted bad

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vipDallDiner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a meal at il Calabrese on a Saturday Night, with a 7 pm reservation. Arrived and were seated immediately. My wife and I each had a Caesar Salad, then she had the Taglierini Pepati Con Gamberi and I the Rigatoni Con Pollo. All was very good. We will be returning again.

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JerryM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisitely flavored, perfect coming from the kitchen. Our waitress was unobtrusive, but timely and attentive. This was a very romantic, finely presented experience. Even better now than the last time we were there.

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ShawnH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love il Calabrese for special occasions and an occasional treat. Food is excellent, terrific bar service and nice environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of all meals was very good. Service was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just outstanding, service was impeccable, perfect ambiance. Owner walks around and greats, got to use my rusty Italian on him, not a whole lot of real Italians in Texas, awesome time, a perfect evening out!!!! Would recommend you try this place, you will not be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word EXCELLENT

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, good atmosphere, a bit noisy but overall was good.

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shawnh
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went there on Valentines day with an an 8:15 dinner reservation. After waiting an hour for our table, we then realized a set menu and set price for dinner after we were seated and ordered drinks. NO one told us it was a set menu/price. Every dish on this set menu (5 entree items) had cheese in it which I am allergic to. Such limited options. Unfortunately, I had to pay high price for a meal that I couldn't even eat. The other side items that I did eat were not very good. Food for wife was served cold and not good. Seemed like cafeteria style food with this set menu idea. Even the dessert that was brought out was lame. Server seemed stressed and over worked which probably contributed to the lack of a smile. I have eaten here before and thought the food and service was good. I highly recommend avoiding it on Valentines day.

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PascualM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice cozy restaurant, great food

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Gelby01
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great service.

FAQs

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 251-8798.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

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