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Caldesi in Marylebone

Restaurants, Italian Marylebone
Caldesi in Marylebone

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There's a fair bit of flexibility at Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi's Marylebone Italian - a ground floor bar-cum-café keeps things informal, and a first floor restaurant offers a la carte options for those after something a little smarter. There's also a cookery school in the mews round the back, and they even organise cooking holidays in Giancarlo’s native Tuscany, should you fancy a jaunt.

The ground floor venue concentrates on accessible Italian dishes – think caprese salads, bresaola, fritto misto, spaghetti alla puttanesca and veal Milanese. They're served alongside Campari cocktails, bellinis, negronis and a house chilli vodkatini – made with homemade chilli vodka and extra dry Martini. Sunday brunches here prove popular.

The upstairs dining room is a little more ambitious, with dishes ranging from North Atlantic scallops with textures of Jerusalem artichoke to tuna tartare with trevigiano, fennel and pomegranate salad, braised lamb shank alla Romana and a black ink taglioni with busara prawns, chilli, garlic and tomato. A short selection of champagnes is the only concession on an otherwise all-Italian wine list divided by region. 

Caldesi in Marylebone says
Join us in our 'Little Corner of Italy' in Marylebone and enjoy the finest authentic Italian dining. Seasonal eating using the best produce with dishes from all over Italy from TV Chef Giancarlo Caldesi who has written many books on the food of regional Italy and starred in the BBC series 'Return to Tuscany'. This is a gem of and Italian restaurant with the feel of a bar/restaurant as you find off the Piazza del Duomo in Milan. The down stairs Caffe is a bustling, busy place Ideal for a quick bite, cocktail or coffee and pastry Italian style, the upstairs restaurant is more relaxed and the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or business lunch. When the weather is good there's also tables outside for those wishing to eat al fresco. We are proud to have many Italian regular customers who see our restaurant as a 'real Italian' and take pleasure of eating food as they would have enjoyed at home in Italy. Having been established in Marylebone for over 20 years the Caldesi group also includes a restaurant in Bray on Thames and runs the famous La Cucina Caldesi cookery school. The essences of all that we do is 'authentic Italian' both in food and service.



Address: 118 Marylebone Lane
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube
Price: Main courses £11.50-£21.
Opening hours: Bar Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat. Lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-10.30pm Sat. Main courses £9-£16. Restaurant Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat.
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