I grew up in NY state, I lived there for 15 years and was raised in the Restaurant industry. Calvino's defines the greatness of fine privately owned restaurants. Void of any corporate bureaucracy which renders restaurants stagnant and boring, Calvino's is a THE hidden gem Toledo. The Pizza is by far the best in Toledo, hands down, no competition. The service is always very timely and personable. This place doesn't have to sugar coat their appearance with eclectic paints, table settings and decorations - it's just quality ingredients combined with skillful Italian cooking. Restaurants like Caio, Zia's and Biaggi's could learn a lot from these little private restaurants. Cudo's to Calvino's!! I'll be taking my GF there again very soon.
I recommend the Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, or one of their FABO Calzones.
Pros: Best Pizza in Toledo, Great Service.
Cons: Not enough people know about Calvinos.
The food is outstanding. We have tried the pizzas, stromboli, lasagne, some breads and every item was just great! They give you free bread to snack on while you wait for your food and it is delicious.
Cons: narrow and funky stairs
I have eaten at Calvino's and also had Calvino's food brought in to work from a company we work with. The food both times has been out of this world. The food is hearty and filling but doesnt sit in the pit of the stomach fullness. It seems everyone who has lived in Toledo knows about this small little place. We had okay service at the restaraunt. The portions are big!!
Pros: Quiet and cozy
Cons: not as much parking
This is one of a handful of places in Toledo worth eating at more than once. It's kind of funky because you have to go up stairs to the small dining room, but believe me, I've gone up on crutches more than once. It's worth that much effort.
Although I almost always get pizza, other entrees are top-notch: calzones, lasagna, salad with roasted veggies.
Oh, and try hard not to over indulge on the tasty bread, made from pizza dough that they bring before you're served. It's really carbohydrate over-the-top and really yummy.
This is one of the best restauratnts in the city! Every time I go there I order extra food because the leftovers make for a special treat. If you want a great meal, quiet dining and excellent service, this restaurant is for you.
Pros: food, service, menu