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1 August 2014
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Caffe Caldesi

020 3641 5842

118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF

£49.00 Italian Marylebone

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  • Wine: £19.75
  • Champagne: £44.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-10.30pm

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The Caldesi way is generous, with broad culinary brushstrokes covering much of proprietor Giancarlo’s native Italy. With a few coveted tables under its red awning and many more spread over two floors inside, it has the jolly buzz of a well-established, confident operation. The street-level coffee bar provides a lively backdrop for fixed-price lunches of, perhaps, fritto misto followed by hake with aubergine caponata, or you can head upstairs for a longer (but sometimes surprisingly riotous) dinner with wine from the all-Italian list. If some find the food quotidian, at least Caldesi’s cooking has character, reliability and a high comfort factor – from linguine with tomato, garlic, chilli and cream to the house tiramisu. Service has warmth to spare, and just the faintest hint of swagger. The owners also make time to run a cookery school nearby.

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  1. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    Stella C.

    Good for a business lunch

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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  2. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    Radhika J.

    Caffe Caldesi

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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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  3. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    NW
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 1

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  4. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    GH
      Gold Reviewer  (77)

     
    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  5. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    WSN
      Silver Reviewer  (22)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  6. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    Ben S.
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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  7. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    Robert B.
      Gold Reviewer  (66)
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  8. Caffe Caldesi

    118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
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    Noreen C.
      Silver Reviewer  (13)
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  1. Published : Wednesday, 8th January 2014

    The Food Judge :: Caffé Caldesi

    I’ve been going to Caffé Caldesi for years. My office used to be around the corner and it was one of my regular haunts, for somewhere reliable and mid-priced. I’d always choose the downstairs, where two courses at £14.50 and three at £17.95 is good value, especially in this part of W1. Downstairs, my more regular haunt is more casual. I once spotted Bill Nighy there. I found it quite distracting. Upstairs, where we were on this occasion, is a little more formal and in the evening, slightly more sedate...
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  2. There are so many Italian restaurants in Marylebone, or London for that matter so choosing where to eat can be a complete hit or miss, more often than not I end up regretting spending my hard earned cash on mediocre Italians. So with Caffe Caldesi just around the corner from my work I decided it was time to give it a go. Every time I walk past it’s completely jam packed, so they must be doing something right...
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