Calici

4.3
149 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Calici, we look forward to seeing you soon.
What 149 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely staff and outdoor heating + cover

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DeborahM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening onWednesday. The welcome was very warm, attention to our needs excellent, and it was such a pleasure to be served very good food and wine. We look forward to coming back I. The new year when we Hingis hopefully return to normal. Thanks too for the panettone, much appreciated.

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OUTSTANDING
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Truffle pasta is amazing!

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Gorillalilla
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I returned to Calici, the restaurant has renewed the menu given the winter season, keeping some classic dishes.

Cichetti as an aperitif and a cloud of fried zucchini together with CINTA Senese Ham

Tonight I ate a very good octopus with polenta .... very tasty and tender. Eggplant parmigiana ... amazing, was hot full of taste and very good backed


the "Orecchia di elefante" that is the Milanese-style veal cutlet, very good, to my husband, a Milanese by adoption, it seemed to be back home.

Porterhouse steak of real Tuscan Chianina, matured for a few weeks, was very good, tasty and very tender, perfect cooking

the classic Italian artisan panettone with Chantilly cream is very good, dessert for the Xmas time

The choice of wines is always of a high standard, I took a nice Spanish wine, nice full body and rich in gentle tannins, next time a nice full body Barolo.

I'll be back shortly for sole .... and a good glass of fruity white

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MiraD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local spot, amazing wine selection and great food !

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Frances
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for getting the heaters for outside. It makes it possible for us who are shielding to have a restaurant meal outside.

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DeborahM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We had a really lovely time. The food was good, not great, but very nicely served. The wine was just right. Your staff are very charming and very well trained. We needed a bit of help getting in, and they were spot on.

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rekhac
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was not fresh at all. everything was out of jars and packets,I may as well cook at home.

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Karen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was pretty good - came in timely manner. Nothing great or over the top.

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DinerL
London
25 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service as always ... not sure I'm sold on the tiramisu tart but looking forward to coming back in December

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and lovely setting with super friendly staff.

Calici
Responded on 4 November 2020

Dear DavidL, Thank you for your brilliant review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Calici team

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PaulT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely evening in a very good local restaurant. Delicious food and wine, sensitive service. The only fault was the strip lighting for the wine display next to our table. Far too bright and distracting.

Calici
Responded on 3 November 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind review and you feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Calici team

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vipSuRE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Lovely local Italian!!

Calici
Responded on 31 October 2020

Dear SuRE, Thank you so much for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Calici team

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SarahE
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous restaurant that respets the required distancing without making a fuss.

Food is great too.

Calici
Responded on 29 October 2020

Dear SarahE, Thank you for your brilliant review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Calici team

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ChristianL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience with fantastic service.

Calici
Responded on 23 October 2020

Dear ChristianL Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy to see you enjoyed your visit! Best wishes Calici team

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food and ambience. Maybe little bit less light it would be perfect in the evenings

Calici
Responded on 29 October 2020

Dear Laura, Thank you for your kind review and your feedback! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Calici team

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LalageM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. Efficient friendly staff. Good good and wine. Spacious area.

Calici
Responded on 16 October 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for your brilliant review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Calici team

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Crabbie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Starter dull. Main course excellent (crab linguine). But the loud 'disco' style music a real turn-off. Can't return because of that, sadly.

Calici
Responded on 9 October 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed our crab linguine and your comments have been taken onboard. Kind regards, Calici team

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Cormac51
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent quality food in particular I enjoyed the doughnuts with pistachio filling served with a cream. Portion size was perfect. I had salmon for mains and the accompanying vegetables were delicious. Service was friendly and prompt.

Calici
Responded on 9 October 2020

Dear Cormac51 Thank you for taking the time to review Calici. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and service with us and look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Calici team

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sandram
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great addition to local restaurant scene. Staff were very professional, friendly & observant of current health guidelines. Only one issue with an item we ordered which did not come up to expectations as described on menu. Otherwise all was good.

Calici
Responded on 9 October 2020

Dear sandram Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us! Kind regards Calici team

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vipHappy
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Calici
Responded on 30 September 2020

Dear Guest Thank you! We hope you enjoyed the celebrations and your meal. Best wishes, Calici team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food was average and served cold. The restaurant lacked atmosphere and customer service questionable

Calici
Responded on 30 September 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your experience with Calici. Customer feedback is very important to us and if you do wish to return please email us at reservations.belsize@calici.co.uk so we can ensure your next visits lives up to expectations. Many thanks, Calici team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time for our wedding anniversary., specially thanks to the waitress, that really took care of us and her special attention/message when we had the desert.

Calici
Responded on 26 September 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your brilliant review! We are so glad you celebrated a special occasion with us and have passed on your kind words to our waitress Adina. Best wishes, Calici team

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Vmenu
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit disappointed not to have been able to book a table outside despite booking early, but food and wine excellent as ever.

Calici
Responded on 23 September 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and wine at Calici. If you would like to sit outside in the future please give us a ring and we will do our best to accommodate to your requests. Warm regards, Calici team

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SebastienL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good menu, the current discount at lunch time from Monday to Wednesday works very well

Calici
Responded on 24 September 2020

Dear SebastienL, Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and our Eat out to Help out discount which is also available at dinnertime until the end of September. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Calici team

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vipAleurophile
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, food, wine, service, all excellent.

Calici
Responded on 23 September 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your brilliant review! We are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Calici team

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AH29
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Second visit to Calici, staff were polite and welcoming. Food however was a little on the cold side. We ordered the mushroom risotto and crab linguini and both arrived warmish. We didn’t feel comfortable to say anything as staff seemed to be quite busy and we didn’t want to make a fuss. Tiramisu, served as a birthday dessert, was a little watery. Was a little disappointed as my first visit was really good. Perhaps it was just a busy night?

Calici
Responded on 23 September 2020

Dear AH29, Thank you for taking the time to review Calici. Providing guests with fantastic service is of upmost importance to us and we are happy to see you found our Front of House team polite and welcoming. We are disappointed to hear that it did not live up to expectations on your second visit. On future occasions please do not hesitate to let us know if you are not satisfied with the quality of the food and we will ensure that any issues are rectified. Warm regards, Calici team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Noisy large group of young drunk diners unfortunately spoiled the atmosphere

Calici
Responded on 23 September 2020

Dear Guest, We are sorry to see that you felt your evening was disturbed by another group of diners. It is highly important to us that our guests enjoy the ambience of our restaurant and knowing this we did offer you an alternative, quieter table on the other side of the restaurant. Thank you for your review. Kind regards, Calici

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Lauraweho
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Also clear effort to make a few vegan dishes which is great

Calici
Responded on 14 September 2020

Dear Lauraweho Thank you for your brilliant review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the new vegan additions to our menu. Kind regards, Calici team

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partydiner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This place has replaced the excellent XO and was a great place for a quick pasta post cinema. Great wine selection and the pasta was very decent for the price. But it could be better and fresher. Service was also friendly and efficient. But wish the decor and ambience was a bit cosier. Very bright lighting and a very big space so just didn't feel very intimate. The decor feel a bit cheap

There is a real lack of chain restaurants in the area and this does a decent job. But could be so much better with a few tweaks. I would recommend if needed a quick pasts in the area as there isnt much better around there

Calici
Responded on 14 September 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the selections of wine, food and service at Calici. Customer feedback is very important to us and we aim to create an environment where guests can feel comfortable and enjoy the ambience. Your feedback has been taken onboard and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Calici team

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Bagelwitz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great ambience and great food. Will definitely return! Loved the crab linguini dish and the zuchini fritti!

Calici
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Calici team

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Maya
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Will keep returning. Thank you

Calici
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your brilliant review! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and food at Calici. Best wishes, Calici team

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vipMBLON
London
55 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Initial impressions are not great - the space feels a bit cavernous and the music is loud. However, the friendly (if slightly erratic) service and the decent food and wine soon make one feel more comfortable. I would stick to the pasta and starters - the main courses are very hit and miss - but if you do, you'll have a good meal. There is room for improvement, but as a pleasant local you could do much worse.

Calici
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Your feedback has been taken onboard and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Calici team

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SarahE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As usual our meal was excellent.

The seating was well socially distanced but I did have a concern that not all the staff were wearing facemasks.
That was a bit off putting.
Best wishes
Sarah Edwards

Calici
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear SarahE, Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Your feedback has been taken onboard, and we can assure you that the Calici team are following government guidelines to manage the risk of COVID-19. Thank you again for your review and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Calici team

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Davidm
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxing decor. Good tasty food friendly service. My companion objected to 12.5% being
service being charged . however as we got £20 discount from the taxpayer she decided against complaining.

Calici
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear Davidm, Thank you for your good review. We are glad to see you enjoyed your experience at Calici and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Calici team

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Devonia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prefer the back of the restaurant against the wall as it is a little less noisy. If I was younger I would prefer the other side.

Calici
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear Devonia, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Calici! On your next booking please remind us of your seating preferences and we will ensure you enjoy your meal in a quieter area of the restaurant again. Warm regards, Calici team

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DeborahM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delicious lunch, lovely food, wine and good service.

Calici
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear DeborahM, Thank you for your brilliant review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best wishes, Calici team

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DanR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice ambiance and decor in the restaurant. Enjoyed the live music. The menu looked great with a number of tempting dishes. Unfortunately, the food itself was fairly bland, under seasoned and fairly unexciting.

Calici
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear DanR, Thank you for taking the time to review Calici. Although we are happy to see you enjoyed the ambience and service on your visit, it is disappointing to hear that the food did not live up to expectations. Customer feedback is highly important to us and we have passed your comments forward to the management team. If you do wish to return, please contact us at reservations.belsize@calici.co.uk so we can ensure your next visit is of a higher standard. Kind regards, Calici team

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TedM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, etc was all excellent, just a little noisy at times as nothing to absorb the sound. Will definitely be back!

Calici
Responded on 31 August 2020

Dear TedM, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Calici team

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Charlie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Managed to get a booking through Opentable. Which was no mean feat because all the local restaurants were packed with people eating at the government’s expense. Service was excellent and the food was good, if a bit slow. The only slight annoyance was the wine. I asked for a verdicchio but failed to give its name. The wine was excellent but, when the bill came, I realised I had been given the more expensive of two bottles on the wine list. I didn’t begrudge the higher price because the wine was excellent, as I say. I mention it only because something similar happened the first time I visited this restaurant. My foolishness of course, but I’m surprised the waiter did even mention the fact there was more than one verdicchio.

Calici
Responded on 28 August 2020

Dear Charlie, Thank you for your brilliant feedback on the service, food and wine at Calici. We are very happy to see you enjoyed your visit. Your comments on the wine list have been passed onto the waiting staff and we will work to ensure that future communications highlight the many varieties that we offer. Thank you again, Calici team

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FAQs

Calici does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Calici also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7435 9888.

Calici is rated 4.3 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.