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“Great atmosphere, great food, great piece of Italy in San Diego”
Review of Caffe Calabria

Caffe Calabria
Ranked #34 of 98 Coffee & Tea in San Diego
Price range: US$3 - US$15
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Description: Caffè Calabria is North Park's longest serving cafe/roaster with a full service bar Wednesday through Sunday. Enjoy Italian drinks, antipasti and desserts in addition to pastries and panini. Perfect place for a drink or meet-up spot to start the evening or to wind down a night in San Diego's popular neighborhood of North Park.
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great food, great piece of Italy in San Diego”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

This place serves Neapolitan style pizza from a wood-fired oven. We really enjoyed the thin crust and different pizza options. Our table sampled the Diavola, Margherita DOC, Prosciutto e Arugula and the Bianca, all of which were quickly finished off. For dolci we shared the Mezza Luna. As a Nutella lover, this was heaven -- they're like mini calzone filled with Nutella and served with gelato. The ambiance is lovely too -- feels very authentic Italian. While we were here for dinner, the place is probably better known for its cafe. The owners roast their own coffee right on the premises, making it some of the best coffee you'll taste in all of San Diego. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the vibrant North Park neighborhood.

Visited December 2011
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English first
CA
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent casual dining experience”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Great atmosphere, food, and service. Had Salumi Misti, Quattro Stagioni, half liter of Rosso da Tavola, Affogato for desert, espresso, and cappuccino.

The only suggestion I could make on the food is that the pizza could go a bit longer in the oven to get the middle of the crust more crisp, but I realize that that could blacken the outer crust which could put some customers off.

Only disappointment were the coffee's - the espresso was quite bitter and the cappuccino was more latte like in that it seemed quite short on the foam end. Having just been to Italy in September, we were hoping for better.

However, it was still a great evening (wonderful food), and we will definitely be back to give it another go.

  • Visited November 2011
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Really nice place. Excellent coffee and good location”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We don't live very close to Caffe Calabria, so it's a bit of a trek to get there. But it's a favored Sunday brunch treat. The coffee is excellent and the espresso is prepared just right. The location is fun and the barristas are friendly. Great place.

  • Visited October 2011
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