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“Faultless Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cal's Own

Cal's Own
207 Chillingham Road | Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5LJ, England
+44 191 276 5298
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Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Restaurant/Take-Out
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Faultless Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The food at Cal’s Own is mouth-wateringly delicious.

The fact you can choose from four bases and pick your own toppings rather than pick something off a set menu is really appealing. These were no ordinary run of the mill high street takeaway pizza toppings, these babies have been prepared and thought about. I chose a white pie with mushrooms, hot Italian sausage and spinach and it was absolutely wonderful. My boyfriend had a cheese pie with Ndija Calabria (a type of spicy sausage) and artichoke hearts and was really nice too.

This place doesn’t have a licence but you can take in your own alcohol for a corkage fee of £1 per person, or they do have a good selection of soft drinks available. They do a takeaway service as well so if you couldn't get seated it wouldn't matter so much.

We finished off with sharing a massive slab of homemade New York cheesecake which was rich and luxurious. All in all, excellent.

I would say that I think this place is all about the food, there is background music going and the staff are friendly, but as you don’t reserve tables and it’s quick-ish turnaround it’s not somewhere to go for a party atmosphere, but if you’re a lover of food don’t let that comment put you off going. It’s all about good, tasty food and they have that in abundance and do it very, very well.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best calzone ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a small place and they don't take bookings so we anticipated a bit of a wait for a table - in fact we only had to wait about 10 minutes (at 8pm on a Saturday night) but the staff were incredibly apologetic even so! No need to say much about the food except that I've never had such amazing calzone - they're not cheap but well worth the price, especially when they're big enough to share! And the waiting staff are incredibly friendly and efficient, plus you can BYOB for £1 corkage per person. High recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing fresh tasty pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a group of 8 sit down for pizza, service was ok (waitress was new), pizzas were excellent with plenty of toppings! Can take away anything left in a pizza box, which is good as they are quite large! Takeaway pizzas are to the same high standard. Very good and have been back several times since!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a fantastic place to eat. The pizzas are really really amazing, the atmosphere is great, it's unfussy but very tasteful, spotlessly clean (nice to be able to see the kitchen too) and the service is very friendly and welcoming. They source their ingredients carefully, flour from Naples, tomatoes from Mount Vesuvius... Everything is of exceptional quality and you really can taste the difference those fab ingredients make. The owner chatted with us, he's a nice guy who's incredibly passionate about what he does and I think he has created something wonderful. You must eat here!

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Gem of a place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fantastic pizza. Helpful staff. And odd but amazing toppings. Love it. Definitely will be going back again and again!!!

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