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Calzone Essential Pizza

21 Dickinson Quay | Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WG, England
+44 1442 265100
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (32 reviews)
“calzone” (60 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
21 Dickinson Quay | Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WG, England
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11 - 20 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had the meat feast pizza - very salty and a bit of a slog getting through a medium size. Processed ham and sausage hinted that this was ready prepared and simply heated through. Best value was the sparkling water which was a generous 750ml bottle...More

1  Thank davbut
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Nicely located by the Apsley Marina, but a very hum-drum offer. Not an extensive menu, no nibbles, no atmosphere, and not even a 'thank you' or 'goodbye' when you leave. Another reviewer loved the free limoncello, but they must have run out both times we...More

1  Thank Mansosa
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Resembles a school canteen in Italy but food & service is good. Excellent menu choice and clearly good ingredients used. My younger son who is 17 particularly likes this place and the free Limoncello after the meal!! Best to book, is popular especially at peak...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had a meal here last Friday. Very friendly staff and good food. I had the chicken Leonardo, amazing amount of chicken, all well presented. My wife had the beef Lasagne, and although she left some it was no reflection of the food, it purely her...More

Thank boboneill
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went there yesterday for a family lunch, 5 adults and 4 kids. We were very well accommodated as we needed a large space. Food was very tasty as usual and the service was great even though the place was busy. Great location, good food and...More

Thank shenharji
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We ordered the bruschetta for starters. My friend commented that it tasted a little like a cheap garlic bread ciabatta and she was right. The pesto was the sort you get in a jar at the supermarket for £1. The chopped tomato on top was...More

Thank alanphair
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lovely location on the bank of the canal superb stop for summer bike ride lunch or supper. Great seafood salads, pizza's and pasta. Lovely service and ample portions

Thank kaypiper
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Just returned from a lunch time meal on a Saturday. Place was empty when we arrived and only two other tables occupied while we were there. We have been here many times and always enjoyed the meal and service. However, this time to start with...More

Thank crislin16
Reviewed 2 February 2017

After being told that this location was excellent we decided to give it a bash for our Anniversary. We decided that it would be a good idea to book in advance and it was a good job that we did. The place was buzzing when...More

Thank Les B
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I have to say I have been to a lot of Italians over the years but in my opinion this has got to be one of the best I have had. Great service. Great food and very reasonable in price

Thank Simon S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My daughter is gluten and dairy free. Do you have options other than salad?
6 June 2017|
Response from calzoneessential | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, we do Gluten-free Pizza Base. unfortunately it's not Dairy Free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dickinson Quay | Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 265100
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