il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar

4.6
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870 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

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

DD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 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.

JM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 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.

SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 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

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word EXCELLENT

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

s
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 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.

PM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice cozy restaurant, great food

G
Houston
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and great service.

JR
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Not a bad place. Food was good, not great. Ambiance was drab. Service was outstanding. I would go back for a regular meal but definitely not for any holiday or special occasion.

JD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. I'll be back with a bigger party.

CW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had with stellar service and ambience. The recent remodel of this restaurant is gorgeous. Highly recommend anyone that likes great food, atmosphere, and service to pay a visit soon!

OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Never felt so rushed at any restaurant ever! Prize fix menu was overpriced and appetizer was cold. Bad experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

I guess I was expecting more traditional Italian food for our valentine's dinner, but that was not so. The management was awesome, the food was hit and miss. The appetizers were awesome, then the main course was not great. The menu had lots of fancy words that meant basic things. Atmosphere was nice but not over done. Each small table has a chair on one side, and a long couch which was kind of awkward to sit at during dinner. Overall it was just alright.

EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Not on Valentines Day, as the set menu was disappointing and there was no notice on the website or follow up phone call to confirm the reservation that it would be a set menu.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very positive. Enjoyable dinner. Great atmosphere. Good food. Readable price.

G
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food ! Great service ! For sure we will return it.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took the family there for our son’s 19th birthday and as always they did not disappoint! Have never had anything bad there! Food is always fresh and delicious, staff is always great and the ambiance is amazing! We will definitely be back once again!

SM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The bar service was unfriendly. Our waiter for the evening was great. The restaurant was so loud as they allowed a large group of young boys to completely run throughout the restaurant while their uncaring parents sat upstairs drinking away. Those parents should be ashamed of themselves. I will probably not return. The restaurant should also be ashamed to allow that to happen.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

What great service! They even left a hand written card on our table for our anniversary. Made it extra special.

MM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always one of our favorite go to restaurants. Really nice wine list and meals that stretch the traditional norms. Service is outstanding. I highly recommend il Calabrese!!

C
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great as usual, best Italian on the DFW Metroplex. The gnocchi to die for. Ciao

LD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there to celebrate my Daughter's 29th birthday. The card was nice touch.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, Thank you so much!.

VR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the service and the food.

NO
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for providing a lovely birthday lunch for my friend. She, nor our other friend in attendance had not been to your restaurant before and were both quite impressed with the service, food and atmosphere.

J
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has become my favorite Italian restaurant in DFW. My third meal here and it has not let down. Great authentic Italian options with in house made pasta, even with gluten free options! The only recommendation I would have is to improve the wine selection, especially for Italian wine options, both by bottle and glass. I highly recommend il Calabrese Ristorante for anyone who loves or wants to try true authentic Italian food!

R
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner with friends

S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service... such a beautiful place to dine.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Quiet evening, great food and wine. Will be back again.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Loud overall. I’m Italian and from NY and it seems to get what you could find in any neighborhood establishment at a reasonable price in NY, you have to pay through the nose for in the DFW area.

d
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We could not have asked for better.

TK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service as usual. Make reservations before you go for a seamless experience.

E
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and wine selection

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday, which I had noted on reservation. When we arrived, they had a birthday card on the table and before we had a chance to ask about dessert, a wonderful chocolate bread pudding and ice cream was delivered to the table, candle and all.

LC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian restaurant that I’ve ever been to.

A
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful dinner and experience at Il Calabrese. Great for when you just want good food and treated to a night off from cooking or an for extra special occasion.

R
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a delightful surprise. I have lived in the area for awhile and drive past, never knowing what a great dining experience awaited.

Food and the experience is upscale, and they are certainly a cut above the usual Southlake restaurant.

Well worth the meal and experience.