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Ristorante Pizzeria Bar Lido Calypso

Lungomare del Convento, 89861 Tropea, Italy
0963603322
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Ranked #8 of 98 restaurants in Tropea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The pasta was good but not life changing. The prawns were a bit mushy for me. The servers were incredibly friendly so I liked that aspect. This restaurant was one of the better ones I visited in Tropea but the town is very touristy and most of the food I found was average, so the high reviews surprise me.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited Lido Calypso 4 times in three weeks... The pizza was THAT good. Impossibly thin crust, puffed to perfection and then toasted and crispy with mouth watering tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. Great prices, fantastic service, friendly waiters, and really, the best pizza I've ever had in Italy or anywhere else in the world. We had pizza at a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I came here last year when I was doing an Italian course and one of the reasons I wanted to return with my husband was Lido Calypso. The previous review says it perfectly and I concur; they have got it right here and its now one of my husband's and my special places in the whole of Italy. We too... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

After a few days back from our holiday in Tropea I had thought of how to describe the quality and overally experience of this restaurant. Being my 34th trip to Italy and eating at several of London's michelin starred Italian restaurants regularly I feel in a fair place to judge this restaurant and the only way to describe the cooking... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ignore negative reviews, especially the one regarding a stupid american asking for a peperoni pizza and getting peppers! peperoni is peppers in italian... anyway... if you visit tropea (and you should) then you simply cannot afford to miss Calypso. It's on the beach, the staff are really helpful and friendly, the food is fresh and very very authentic, plus the... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Not sure if it was just an off day, but I found the staff to be rude, and the food very average. The vongole pasta was nothing great...not one vongole attached to the shell...an indicator of how fresh and immediate the pasta was made. Salads were very basic & dull. Sorry, but we loved this place last year, very dissapointing.

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

What an amazing experience, I would urge anyone visiting Tropea to come and eat at Calypso. The Food is AMAZING, Service is IMPECCABLE and the beach setting is STUNNING. An absolute MUST for a sublime dining experience.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

First, to the reviewer previously complaining that his peperoni pizza didn't have peperoni on it, but only peppers, I suggest he might try and learn a few words of Italian before his next visit, or at least buy himself a dictionary, because peperoni IS ITALIAN FOR PEPPERS! I went to Calypso last night - we ate very well - the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Decided to visit after good reviews. Was very disappointed. Order Salad and pepperoni pizza. Pizza arrived with no Pepperoni but instead green pepper (pepe verde). I complained and they explain that is how they make it. When I got the bill, it was for 13 Euros. I paid with card. But they gave me a credit card bill of 19... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

If you appreciate excellent homemade food, a wide range of fresh fish dishes, served by delightful, charming and fun waiters in an excellent location on the beach front, then look no further than the ‘ Restorante Pizzeria Bar Lido Calypso’. We have visited Tropea 5 times and we are planning our 6th visit with many more family members. During each... More

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