Calavinos

★★★★☆

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  • Brunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic Dining
  • Special Occasion Dining

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Italian cuisine is by far my favorite style of cooking and because of that I am extra critical of Italian restaurants. Calavinos is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta; in addition, it is an ideal place to take a date. I took a date to this cozy, charming and welcoming Italian restaurant. The staff was friendly and attentive from the moment we walked in the door. As my date and I enjoyed each others company the music quietly played in the background and the candle light atmosphere helped set a romantic mood.

Although the staff was attentive they were not overbearing, they allowed my date and I to enjoy our meal and conversation. The lasagna I had was mouthwatering and literally melted in my mouth. Each bite was as full of flavor as the first. I highly recommend Calavinos.

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★★★★☆

Italian cuisine is by far my favorite style of cooking and because of that I am extra critical of Italian restaurants. Calavinos is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta; in addition, it is an ideal place to take a date. I took a date to this cozy, charming and welcoming Italian restaurant. The staff was friendly and attentive from the moment we walked in the door. As my date and I enjoyed each others company the music quietly played in the background and the candle light atmosphere helped set a romantic mood.

Although the staff was attentive they were not overbearing, they allowed my date and I to enjoy our meal and conversation. The lasagna I had was mouthwatering and literally melted in my mouth. Each bite was as full of flavor as the first. I highly recommend Calavinos.

Pros: Friendly and attentive staff

Cons: Parking is limited

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This is my first review of any restaurant as i was looking forward to a good meal on my birthday and instead i had to settle for this. The food was not very good although there were a couple of things that were ok. The artichoke hearts fried in batter were somewhat tasty. The atmosphere is very casual and not really a good date place / romantic restaurant. They also had live music (that i was told when making the reservation) and it was ok though a little bit loud. The performer was very opinionated and proudly stated that she will move to Alaska if her man Barack did not win the election. It was completely uncalled for and is never justified when performing. I ordered the eggplant parmigiana which was not good. The eggplant was cooked fine but the fettuccine pasta was very undercooked and stuck together like a cake. Waitress did not even inquire why i left more than half of the food. We paid and left but we will not be going there again anytime soon.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is my first review of any restaurant as i was looking forward to a good meal on my birthday and instead i had to settle for this. The food was not very good although there were a couple of things that were ok. The artichoke hearts fried in batter were somewhat tasty. The atmosphere is very casual and not really a good date place / romantic restaurant. They also had live music (that i was told when making the reservation) and it was ok though a little bit loud. The performer was very opinionated and proudly stated that she will move to Alaska if her man Barack did not win the election. It was completely uncalled for and is never justified when performing. I ordered the eggplant parmigiana which was not good. The eggplant was cooked fine but the fettuccine pasta was very undercooked and stuck together like a cake. Waitress did not even inquire why i left more than half of the food. We paid and left but we will not be going there again anytime soon.

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Calavino's has been open in Oakhurst for several months now. It suffers from being in the "hidden section" of businesses set slightly back from the main intersection, although Matador is there too and does just fine. Every time I run past Calavino's in the evening, it seems to be empty. We have eaten there once and thought it was fine: nothing out of this world, but fine (except the mushroom balls, which were unpleasant).

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★★★☆☆

Calavino's has been open in Oakhurst for several months now. It suffers from being in the "hidden section" of businesses set slightly back from the main intersection, although Matador is there too and does just fine. Every time I run past Calavino's in the evening, it seems to be empty. We have eaten there once and thought it was fine: nothing out of this world, but fine (except the mushroom balls, which were unpleasant).

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Just had a wonderful Sunday evening diner at Calavinos with my family, including a two-year-old and grandparents. The food, service and atmosphere were spot-on: the pasta tasted freshly made that day, the spinach was cooked perfectly and the fish (tilipia) was flaky and nicely seared. Our server (Calavino, herself!) was especially gracious to my son -- letting him eat the restaurant's entire stock of Saltines. I was a little worried this spot wasn't good for kids, but they have a great deck, coloring books and kids' meal. This seems like the perfect spot for a nice Italian meal with family that isn't way too expensive.

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★★★★★

Just had a wonderful Sunday evening diner at Calavinos with my family, including a two-year-old and grandparents. The food, service and atmosphere were spot-on: the pasta tasted freshly made that day, the spinach was cooked perfectly and the fish (tilipia) was flaky and nicely seared. Our server (Calavino, herself!) was especially gracious to my son -- letting him eat the restaurant's entire stock of Saltines. I was a little worried this spot wasn't good for kids, but they have a great deck, coloring books and kids' meal. This seems like the perfect spot for a nice Italian meal with family that isn't way too expensive.

Pros: Food, service, outdoor deck

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Our party of 20 met at this fine restaurant and had a wonderful experience. I met with Lisa and Calavino to plan the rehearsal dinner. They both went the extra mile to please. We decided on a variety of appetizers , several different entrees, salads and dessert. We also selected some delicious wines.
Our family and friends sat around a large table ( Old Italian style), and ate and drank our way through all the different courses. Many of us sampled each other's food choices and had a blast comparing and savoring.
Food had been carefully prepared by Calavino and you could tell that dishes weren't just thrown together in a hurry. She definitely has a passion for food! We found out later that the produce was organic and purchased from local farmer's markets. We also managed to stay within budget.
Eating at Calavino's is like going home to family.

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★★★★★

Our party of 20 met at this fine restaurant and had a wonderful experience. I met with Lisa and Calavino to plan the rehearsal dinner. They both went the extra mile to please. We decided on a variety of appetizers , several different entrees, salads and dessert. We also selected some delicious wines.
Our family and friends sat around a large table ( Old Italian style), and ate and drank our way through all the different courses. Many of us sampled each other's food choices and had a blast comparing and savoring.
Food had been carefully prepared by Calavino and you could tell that dishes weren't just thrown together in a hurry. She definitely has a passion for food! We found out later that the produce was organic and purchased from local farmer's markets. We also managed to stay within budget.
Eating at Calavino's is like going home to family.

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I've been to Calavino's more than five times now and not once have I been anything less than completely satisfied with the service, atmosphere, and--most important of all--the food. Though I prefer the turkey meatloaf, which is delicious and unlike anything I've ever tasted before, I've also been able to sample almost everything from the menu. There's not a weak spot on it.

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★★★★★

I've been to Calavino's more than five times now and not once have I been anything less than completely satisfied with the service, atmosphere, and--most important of all--the food. Though I prefer the turkey meatloaf, which is delicious and unlike anything I've ever tasted before, I've also been able to sample almost everything from the menu. There's not a weak spot on it.

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