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Bar Il Calice

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Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
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Via Clavature 13/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236523
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London
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411 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a fairly big lunch, my wife and I just wanted a plate of mixed meats and cheese in the evening. So guided by a couple of reviews, decided on Il Calice. Our mixed cheese and salami plate with “hot-bread” was OK but nothing more. The selection of meats and salami were decent; if not the best quality. There was... More 

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london
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Whether you're inside or outside the good and service is great. Yes they are busy and things do take some time, but when you see how many customers they serve throughout the day you can't help be impressed. The good here is fresh and delicious. There is a reason why the meat & cheese platter is a specialty. We went... More 

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Thank lilithLondon
Prague, Czech Republic
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We really enjoyed ourselves in here. We ordered a lot of food and tasted different kind of dishes. The only negative aspect was the lack of staff, so it took a little time to be served, but it was worth it.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

While traveling solo, I had a nice lunch of tortellini alla panna and a generous glass of cannonau wine. There is outside seating where I enjoyed watching people go by. Very good food, wine and service.

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Thank dmhirsch
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

And very popular with locals (I think we may have been the only tourists) arriving in a steady stream on a very busy Saturday in what is anyway a very popular part of the city right amongst the fantastic food shops. We ate a tagliatelle with ragi and a tortelloni with asparagus and ham, washed down with the local Pignoletto... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Il Calice stands out in a crowded area of restaurants because of its impeccable outdoor service: quick but not rushed, friendly, professional, a delight to watch and experience. Great menu. The food delicious. Prices reasonable. Not to be missed!

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Thank PeeWang
Copenhagen, Denmark
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265 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very popular location with outdoor service and upstairs indoor seating. Starters were fine but the main dishes less so. Friendly service. No seats on the toilets which customers had difficulty in flushing. Had we stuck to what most of the locals were eating (selection of cold meats with cheese, I believe it colud have been a better experience.

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had an inexpensive dinner, sharing a large shrimp salad, lasagna bolognese, tagliatelle ragu, water, and wine for only 45 euros. The restaurant is outdoors, on busy Via Clavature. We were amused at the street vendors selling lighters in the shape of a toilet, along with other trinkets. Just a firm "no" was enough to send them off to the... More 

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Thank Donna B
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Average food (starters above average, main course below), nice service with good smile, good atmosphere and music

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Mission Viejo
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of the bar and restaurant district off Piazza Maggiorre, you eat on the second floor. Choose a table next to the windows to enjoy great people watching as you eat. We ate here twice and thought the eggplant parmigiana and the lasagna were excellent and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Clavature 13/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 236523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?