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, including our sour dough focaccia bread produced locally by Annie Garcia. 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 for festive weeks

Wednesday 15th 10am-4pm

Thursday 16th 10am-9.30pm

Friday 17th 10am-9.30pm

Saturday 18th 10am-9.30pm

Sunday 19th 10am-3pm ( serving coffee and cakes only... and wine!)

Monday 20th closed

Tuesday 21st 10am-4pm

Wednesday 22nd 10am-9.30pm

Thursday 23rd 10am-9.30pm

Friday 24th 10am-3pm

Closed 25th 26th 27th Dec

Open for coffee 9am-12pm on 28th 29th 30th 31st

Closed 1-2-3rd January




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Simon Parkes you are one in a million. birthday surprise day! I may like to turn 40 more often and it’s not even Christmas Day yet!
Has had an amazing personal shopping experience, ‘pretty woman style’ in Fairfax & Favor Holt thank you Gemma Drew I felt so specially. I have been completely lost for words, for once!
Followed by a gorgeous Italian meal Il Calabrese and treated like royalty by the owner.
Then arrived home to a delivery of some beautiful flowers!
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Classic Italian treats available individually or as a hamper xx come browse our wares!! 🌲🎊🌲🇮🇹 ... See MoreSee Less

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We are taking reservations

 for advance bookings for lunch and

dinner, please be aware, due to volume of customers we are booked up approx 3 weeks in advance for evenings at present.