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“Great food, great service, great price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Pizzeria Bar Lido Calypso

Ristorante Pizzeria Bar Lido Calypso
Lungomare del Convento, 89861 Tropea, Italy
0963603322
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Ranked #6 of 98 restaurants in Tropea
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great service, great price”
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 price is amazing - where in the UK can you get a litre of wine for £4 and a freshly wood-baked pizza for £4...?

Visit or regret it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Was better last year”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Swindon
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“A must visit restaurant when Tropea”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, good price down by the beach”
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 gamberoni (big prawns) were delicious and there were a lot of them. The waiters were friendly and hard working and there was no problem with the bill. Yes, for some people the place might lack a bit of atmosphere, but Italians consider it very important to be able to see your food, more than fairylights and candles.
It's always a good idea to check your bill and mistakes can be made but I don't think it's right to imply in a review that they were deliberately trying to cheat you unless you have evidence.
So, to sum up, Calypso is a good place to eat if you are down by the beach. And perhaps some reviewers should get their facts straight before giving a 1star review.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“pepperoni pizza with no pepperoni, over charging. Be WARNED”
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 Euros. Had I not looked carefully I would have missed it. Last time a checked the 3 and 9 button on the keypad was very far apart. After I confronted them about it they gave me change back.

BE WARNED.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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