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“Littlee gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Calzone Essential Pizza

Calzone Essential Pizza
Ranked #36 of 158 Restaurants in Hemel Hempstead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $19
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Herts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Littlee gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

This restaurant is lovely in the summer, when you can sit outside next to the canal, or in the winter when you want to feel cosy with a bottle of red wine.
The food is very nice. Portions are huge and the price is very reasonable. I still haven't found a better pizza anywhere, but i am fussy!
Favorite item on the menu is the garlic bread with cheese (the size of a small pizza!) and the paella though the salads are pretty tasty too!
The staff have always been friendly and if you are ordering a delivery the food arrives hot.
definatley worth a try.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great canal side venue lovely on warm summer evenings. Good service and nice food at a very reasonable price. Well worth a visit. Mark

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark H
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Hemel Hempstead
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Canal Side Restaurant - good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

We go here for family get togethers.
Nice location - good service and reasonable prices.
No easy car parking is a minus point

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank JohnT-Hemel
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

We tried this restaurant because the weather was nice and we wanted to sit outside and make the most of it. We made our reservation about 6 hours before we wanted to go on a Saturday and had no problem. The staff seemed very friendly and were happy to recommend a dish when I couldnt decide between three on the menu and I wasn't disappointed. The paella is amazing and the pizzas have lots of cheese! We were so full because we had so much food that we had to have some boxed up to take away with us! We thought it was a reasonable price aswell. We enjoyed it so much that we returned the following week and can't wait to go back with family to let them try it! I would say there was only one negative point about our second visit and that was when we arrived we stood around waiting to be seated for a good few minutes before anyone acknowledged us but as the weather was so nice it didnt really matter too much. It's right on the canal so it's in a lovely location.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MichaelaChris
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Gave them another chance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Better meal there today , love the location on a sunny afternoon ...but to be honest anitalian restaurant should really do better , the bought in pizza bases are just not necessary and the anaemic caesar salad really was the best , even the chicken breast looks like it has been bought in already poached ?? , and six pounds for a large peroni !! Who would have thought the papermill would be the cheaper option !

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