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“Calabrian Diary Free Scrambled eggs and Gluten Free rolls. Whoopee!”
Review of Calabria

Calabria
Ranked #12 of 366 Restaurants in Chesterfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Calabria is independantly owned open 5 days a week. From 8am for breakfast with lunch served from midday Tuesday - Saturday(open at 9am).The extensive bar is licensed throughout and offers a particularly wide range of Italian wines. Artisan Italian beers(draught Tipopils) and cocktails help to provide a unique bar experience. A la carte dinner & Set menu from 6.00pm Thursday - Saturday(private use can be arranged at any time during the week). All special dietary requirements can be accomodated, especially when notified. We also provide outside catering to meet your desires for a unique private celebration, meeting or commercial event - Including BBQ & Roasts. Private bookings from small bites, cold/ hot buffets, breakfast meetings, wine/ beer tasting to 'banquet style' meals and live music also available. Gift vouchers also sold (£50, £25, £10 & £5 denominations) - We hope to see you soon.
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Now I am a nightmare to serve, I admit it. No, I'm not rude or embarrassing, just Wheat and Dairy Intolerant, and for most restaurants up North, down south, east, west, Wales, Scotland and probably the entire island of Ireland, that is akin to saying you have a very inconvenient and unwelcome culinary disability. It puts them on the spot, but somehow I am always the one that feels guilty for being such a nuisance. Not so at Calabria they did their very best to give me breakfast without making it essential to visit their extremely wonderful toilets. ( Go and see the mirror in the Ladies. Love it) It turned out they don't keep Soya milk, so hot chocolate was off, but the charming waitress asked where she could buy small cartons to keep in the cupboard for other dairy free customers in future. ( Most supermarkets do a single cream 250 ml carton, in case you are wondering how to cope with a dairy-free visitor.) Next problem was how to achieve their famously perfect scrambled eggs? Calabria's rich golden eggs make it quite delicious, but without cream or butter?. No idea how it was done, but the result was truly scrumptious, and it was served on a little ciabatta Gluten Free roll - which they fortunately did have in stock. My Blood orange juice was delicious, and for Himself, a mocha coffee and regular ciabatta roll with egg, mushroom and bacon. All very nicely cooked and presented. Lovely service, lovely food, lovely start to the day.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This place came highly recommended to us.
The balance of the menu was disappointing . Too much fish.
We couldn't chose a favoured starter . It was a good job they had sharing type plate options.
The main courses ( again too much fish) were all good. The balance style and presentation was very good.
A little over priced however .
By the way ....
We all like fish but I am making an objective comment about overall customer choice.
The deserts are very narrow in choice
The wines selected were excellent and reasonably priced
The Gavi of course is not being oversold here which is a good thing
The restaurant itself is rather petite/ bijoux and with a good balance of weekend diners is noisy and with the kitchen proximity becomes slightly canteen like
The staff were all solid knew their stuff and helpful and enthusiastic
Overall though given its reputation and billing in the monthly glossy magazines etc i feel there are better places to go around Chesterfield

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Booked well in advance as always busy over the weekend. Warm welcome on arrival. Plenty of choice on the menu. Food was lovely and we enjoyed our evening with friends. Only down side is the two sittings they do on Saturday night, 7.15 or 9.15, e booked for the later time or we would have had to be out before the next sitting.

Thank Lher1928
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

My partner and I visited Calabria for dinner a little while ago. Love the atmosphere here and the food was great too. Service was very good and the prices are reasonable. If you haven't been yet, give it a try!

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Thank Logman68
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Visited again for dinner before heading off to the Pomegranate to watch "The Mousetrap". Service good but relaxed (ideal for a Monday evening!) but not too relaxed as they were aware we were going to a show. Nice food, good value. Slightly disappointed with my main but husband's was great so I think it was my choice/taste rather than there being anything wrong with the food.

Always made to feel welcome. Definitely recommended.

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Thank Sairsh
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