il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar

4.5
713 reviews
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Italian
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 amazing as the dining atmosphere.
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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just one note there was water damage in the roof right above the bar area but other than that would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family

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DC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was very good! Nice twist on some old favorites!

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CC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, friendly staff. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Usually enjoy this restaurant... this time it was just okay.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food and very nice wait staff. We have come a few times before and the food and service always top notch.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was awesome and the service was fantastic. Can’t wait to return.

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Update: The manager has worked with me to fix the over charged error. They have fully refunded the charges and apologized. They have also asked us to come back and try again.

I still stand - on my review of the restaurant - it is lovely looking. The food was good. Portions were moderate - so thankfully nothing to feel bad about wasted food. Prices were well within reason for ambiance and presentation.

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Could not ask for more.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Menu has been updated with less options. Good food overall but a little pricier than it used to be. Wine list is pretty decent as it’s always been.

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N
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Staff was exceptional. Atmosphere is excellent for family and special occasions!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I reserve my 5-star food ratings for truly exceptional meals, but Il Calabrese was a great meal with FANTASTIC service (thank you Holly)!

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome place in every way; but ease up on the salt in you main courses.

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SB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and efficient staff. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable. Overall experience was excellent.

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Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting menu, that reminds me of my favorite Italian restaurants in Manhattan. I enjoyed this experience and plan to try again.

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BJ
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was good but not great. Seemed each disk was a bit salty and otherwise fairly plain.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience and would come back

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LS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had the pizza appetizer and it was delicious! All entrees were excellent and everyone agreed we would come back again. Our server was a little slow since there were only a handful of people in the restaurant when we arrived but the food was so good we didn't mind.

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D
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. My food was good but the Canaloni was a bit dry. Otherwise wonderful place for brunch or a special occasion.

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1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I had been here for lunch and loved the atmosphere! So I suggested a date here on a Friday night. I wouldn’t do that again. It was really loud and the waiter was running around a lot and very distracted.

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DE
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal; Alvin was a very friendly and helpful waiter.
My wife felt very honored with the birthday bread pudding!

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A
Cleveland
37 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was our first time there, booked on Open Table last minute. We sat outdoors; lovely space. Service was very slow and server absent. We never had our water glasses refilled; had to flag server down and ask for bread then had to flag him down again to inquire about the accompaniments because he didn’t explain on delivery(most upscale restaurant servers do). I had to flag server again and ask for another drink for myself and husband. Restaurant GM, an older gentleman, was observed going to each table and asking if all was going well...he skipped our table yet went to the tables on either side of ours. We are a mixed race couple and unfortunately have experienced this in past...the restaurant business succeeds by serving up delicious food and more importantly exceptional service; although food was good, the level of service was quite disappointing. I’m not certain if we will be going back. There are many dining choices in the area to explore.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on April 11, 2019

Hello, The team here at il Calabrese would like to apologize for the service you received during your visit to the restaurant. What you have described definitely does not meet our standards at all. I will be reaching out to you privately to hopefully discuss your experience a bit further. Thank you, Gina

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LF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great & service was even better!

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, we enjoyed the tomato mozzarella salad w pesto, Capesante Alla Saba (scallops & spinach) & wood fired margherita pizza. The house cabernet was wonderful. All was delicious & our server was attentive & pleasant.
Will will return :)

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QQ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We passed by and thought, let's try it. We were not disappointed. The staff was friendly, the decor was ritzy and the food was amazing! If we were ever in town again, it is a sure stop!

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JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times. It never disappoints! Service is superb. Food is amazing. The ambiance is classy. I always highly recommend. We will be back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised. Very good food, attentive and friendly service, and relaxing ambiance. Kudos! We’re so happy to have found a new restaurant.

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BM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with a group of business associates everyone enjoyed their meal and service was excellent.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Pasta was over the top!

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G
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter (Alvin) did a great job. We always enjoy our Sunday brunch here. Good selection. Good coffee.

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SR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was fantastic...at least the food we actually got. All of our issues were with the service. Our server was nice and friendly but was missing for most of the evening. And the restaurant was not busy at all when we got there but was busy when we left. We had to ask for a wine list. It took forever to get the wine that we ordered. We ordered an appetizer of calamari, Caesar Salad, and our two entrees. The calamari came out before the wine - but it was delicious. Perfect texture and flavor and not too much breading. Then the entrees came out. We never received our salad. We told the server and he apologized but didn’t offer anything to make it right. The entrees were great. I had the cannelloni and my husband had the salmon ravioli. I can’t recall the exact entree names. Then we were not even offered a dessert menu or asked about dessert. He just brought the check. Another frustrating thing is that the manager walked around the entire time but never stopped at anyone’s table. Pointless. The best part of the service was the lady that refilled the water glasses. We never had an empty glass and she was always smiling and seemed genuine. Gotta work on the service because not even great food makes that experience worth it.

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar
Responded on March 13, 2019

Dear ShelleyR, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear the service was lacking during your visit to the restaurant. We are currently trying to get some more insight regarding your experience. Would you be kind enough to share a bit more regarding your server? My email is gina@fruitionhospitality. Or I would be happy to discuss through the OpenTable forum. Thank you in advance for you consideration, and for your valuable feedback. Best, Gina

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there - really love this place. Great staff and food!

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C
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, close to home and great staff

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AJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group enjoyed the private dining room this past weekend. The service, food and wine selections were all outstanding! We will be back!

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RF
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice meal, service, and table.

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ST
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food!

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CW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very fancy dining room and bar. They have a great wine selection too. Highly recommend!

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DV
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic authentic Italian restaurant. Very creative and flavorful menu. Excellent selection of wines.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, drinks and fun!!

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TA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only draw back was that we were seated at a table with the round cushioned sofa under the glass globes. That sofa made us girls sink down and our food would have been nearly in our faces. So we sat in the chairs and made the guys sit there. They were taller but they still sank down a lot. So maybe fix that sofa. Other than that it was outstanding in every way and we will be back!

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AM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have actually come to il Calabrese twice in the last week. I came for my first time ever a week ago with one of my friends to celebrate my birthday and so enjoyed everything that I HAD to take my family to experience it as well. il Calabrese is one of those places that no matter what you order, you can't go wrong because everything is delicious. The fresh, house made pasta is so noticeably better than regular pasta, the fresh sauces and ingredients just add to the tastiness. The overall ambiance is really nice without feeling stuffy and overly ostentatious. All the employees from the valet to the hostess, waiter to the manager were friendly and attentive. When our waiter got busy with multiple tables, the hostess and even the manager were sure to check on us and get any refills that were needed. To finish out the night, our waiter brought a complementary bread pudding to celebrate my birthday. Now, I will say, I NEVER order or enjoy bread pudding but I tried some to be polite...SOOOOOO DELICIOUS!! There was just the right amount of crunch on the outside of the piece and the little bursts of raisins and dark chocolate were fantastic. il Calabrese is certainly a new favorite and we will be back many times to come to continue to try all the delicious dishes!

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