RestaurantsLondonMaryleboneW1

survey result

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very good Italian family food is served in a buzzy atmosphere” at chef Giancarlo Caldesi and his wife Katie’s Marylebone flagship – “all the classic dishes are available”, accompanied by an “interesting wine list”. The couple also have a country restaurant in Bray and a cookery school, while Tuscany-born Giancarlo has written a healthy cookbook following his diagnosis as a diabetic.

Summary

£73
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful pasta prepared on site” is the highlight at Tuscany-born chef Giancarlo Caldesi and wife Katie’s long-running Marylebone headquarters (they also have a country venue in Bray and a cookery school). Fans reckon it’s “always a treat to dine here – it’s traditional Italian with attentive and authentic service”.

Summary

£73
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just a delight” – this long-running Italian in a “nice location” on a Marylebone corner has spun out into a cookery school and a string of cookbooks from Tuscan-born chef Giancarlo Caldesi. But praise for its cooking was more reserved this year, with some feeling it is rather “standard and underwhelming” – maybe it’s simply just too pricey.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Authentic and exceptional” Italian cuisine, with “classics done well” alongside “seasonal and Tuscan specials”, hits the spot at this family-run Marylebone venue. The upstairs dining room “can be a bit austere if less than half full”, and there’s also an informal bar and café downstairs.

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Highchair,Portions
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No dress code
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Caffè Caldesi Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Caffè Caldesi Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Caffè Caldesi restaurant.
George S
Long established and competent if unexcitin...
Reviewed 4 days ago

"Long established and competent if unexciting Italian."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.50 £28.00 £5.50 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 13.00%
118 Marylebone Ln, London, W1U 2QF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:30 pm

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