Welcome to Il Calabrese, Franklyns Yard, Holt. Opened in dedication to my mother, Concetta, who was born in Ciro’ Superior in the province of Calabria. She is a very youthful looking octogenarian who has always been dedicated to her family. We honour her with a taste of Calabria, in Holt!

We use as many local suppliers as possible for our stock ingredients, The salami and cheeses are of course from Italy, and so are our wonderful Italian wines and spirits. We also source some great amalgamations such as the Sabatini London gin, with Italian botanicals. We shall always seek and find new products to keep il Calabrese an interesting place to visit, and to taste new Italian sensations.

Our Pizza is made in house with Concettas' dough recipe, and cooked fresh to order, our menu will no doubt grow and change as we go along, giving the best possible offering to our customers.

Here at Il Calabrese we want you to have a good time enjoying good wine and good food, in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.  Good service is our maxim, and we shall look forward to welcoming customers returning and new to our little taste of Italy!

Robert Antonio Mills



Opening hours June

Tuesdays and Wednesday 9am-4pm

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am-9.30pm

We shall be opening on Sundays 11am-3pm for the Holt Market Days

Opening hours in June may be subject to change at short notice pending staffing levels.



1 week ago

First Class from start to FinishCharlotte, Simon and Mathew have all got First Class People Skills, Passion and tons of abilities. The Restaurant was warm, great decor and immaculately clean inside and out. Fresh herbs in boxes at the walls outside of course lovely lighting great atmosphere also a locked toilet spacious immaculately clean and outside away from tables. To use you had ask for the key was on in Italian Keyring. Simon was cooking that night, fantastic Passion for his food which he was Fabulous Proud of the ingredients etc. I went on his recommendations, we ate at 5pm because he was full booked. We eat out not that often as most restaurants in our price range are not good, also we can cook much better. As I was a cook in many years ago. We eat out at one restaurant at home which is one of Antônio Carlucci, which is Very Good. However ll Calabrese was in a different Class, without a shadow the Best Italian I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating at. It reminded me of the Family restaurants in the small Villages in the south of Italy, which were plastic tables and chairs outside peoples houses but it was all about the Food, really over seven Ingredients. Cooked when you ordered with, Love, Passion and skill in my humble opinion that’s what’s makes these restaurants the Very Best. Most Definitely II Calabrese is the Very Best I’ve eaten at in Britain, the people of Holt are Very Very Lucky to have it on there door step. The team new everybody’s name when 6pm came, we sat outside. I asked are they regulars and everyone that night was, the four nights we were there from 1800/18.30 it was fully booked, they were turning people away who were just walking up to enquire about a table, however many booked for lunch time. That tells You all You need to know. I give it 12 out of Ten. Also if we passing though Lincolnshire, I will take a detour to Holt, Norfolk that is for sure. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👏👏👏👏👌👌👌👌They also accommodated me who is a wheelchair user, with no fuss at all ... See MoreSee Less
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01263 479325 / info@ilcalabrese.co.uk

We are taking reservations

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