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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Reservations, Seating, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

This is a prix-fix meal. The owner/chef prepares a new meal for each night he is open. It will be an excellent Italian selection. There will be several wonderful generous courses. This is a tasting exploration. The seating is limited with family style service. Call...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Nurses night out, 11 of us seated comfortably. Danny, the host greets us with warmth and charm, opening our wine bottles and provides glasses. First comes soup, fresh warm bread, then perfect antipasto, after we’re through each brought separately, beans an greens, peppers, mussels, broccoli...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Dinner last night at Trattoria Calabria on Culver Avenue was nothing short of AMAZING. Danny is a great chef and wonderful host. Food by courses: vegetable soup, garlic bread, broccoli salad, antipasto, mussels, sausage & rapini, eggplant parmigiana, bow tie pasta with meatballs and an...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019

Absolutely amazing food! I love that there are no walk ins. I love that it is special and that you need to plan ahead to enjoy this very special thing. Today, food is often cheap and quick. Not here. Here you take your time. You...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 17, 2019

We visited Trattoria Calabria the evening of July 13, 2019 as part of our annual trek to Utica NY for the Utica Boilermaker 15K and 5K races. We visited with our daughter and her wife since both were also running in the races. This was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Thanks Danny for a memorable evening and nine courses over a couple hours. Great pasta and salads the night before a long run Keep at it and we will see you again soon. Eggplant plus chicken and meatballs. Just WOW!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 16, 2019

If you like Italian food , and a seemingly endless supply of it you'll love it here. It is served in courses so plan on being there for about 2 hours. Danny is a great guy and very funny! For the price you pay it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Danny made me feel special. The food was delicious, garden fresh and exciting. The tomato on the antipasto where treated with fresh mint from the family greenhouse. Special broad leaf dandelion greens that are cooked to perfection. Of course the signature eggplant dish that is...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 18, 2019

What a unique experience! If you're looking for an authentic dining experience, outside the mundane, look no further. Family style, home cooked Italian food served over several courses. You can taste the time and passion that went into each course. We were so lucky to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Lots of people rave about this place. It is quirky and to me very strange. The Italian food was good, but that's about where it stops. The owner proceeded to sit at our table and ask personal questions and then share the information with everyone...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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June 3, 2019|
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Response from lynnl716 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard that you'll have to pay for all of the reservations-- that didn't happen to us though. I'd find someone else to fill in!! But call Danny to be sure.
January 7, 2018|
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Response from lynnl716 | Reviewed this property |
Its a real experience-- reminded me of my grandma's home cooking and it's a casual atmosphere. Not somewhere to go week after week, but a great once in a while place. Danny is a great cook and it's a fun time!
Daniel C
June 1, 2016|
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Response from Daniel C | Property representative |
Hours are Friday and Saturday night One seating at 6 pm Reservations only Special parties call ahead
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