Welcome to Calafuria

Italian Bar and Bistro

ABOUT US



Calafuria is the Italian Bistro in the heart of Midtown,
We're open for dinner and we offer aperitivo and classic cocktails, traditional and modern Tuscan dishes, AND we're open on Sunday mornings for brunch.



OUR STORY

Chef Tim Magee opened Calafuria with his partners, and his Roman wife Cristina, in March 2016.
He spent more than 15 years in Tuscany, Italy, working in the Livorno coastal province, learning all the secrets of the regional cuisine from incredible cooks, and masters like Dutch chocolatier Paul DeBondt, artisanal gelato maker Gianfrancesco Cutelli and  Tuscan butcher maestros. His experience was a tutto tondo.

The name Calafuria was inspired by a beautiful cove, on the coast south of Livorno, where Tim and his wife used to hang out, a memento of truly happy moments.

With Cristina they ran their own restaurant Le Nuvole in the beautiful medieval town of Suvereto, where they earned their rightful place in the most important national Restaurant Guide books, like the Gambero Rosso, the Espresso and the Michelin.
Thanks to his cooking, and his wife's love for great quality wines, they also made it into the A.I.S. Bibenda, the prestigious Italian Sommelier association’s guide to restaurants.

Chef Tim then went to do a working stage at Noma in Copenhagen, at the time considered the number one restaurant in the world, where he developed his passion for foraging, preserving, fermenting, cheese production and vinegar making.




OUR FOOD

You can taste this perfect marriage of tradition and innovation in the plates Chef Magee and his excellent crew, Joe McAndrews and Shawn Neff, offer today at Calafuria. Everything is homemade, starting from the fresh pastas, to the butter, the cheese, the bread, the vinegars, the sausages, the charcuterie, of course the desserts and so much more.


OUR WINES

You’ll recognize Cristina’s touch in the wine list. Calafuria’s wines are mostly European with a focus on Italian, French and German cult producers. She likes to showcase small, artisanal wine makers that work with passion and incredibly high quality standards. Coincidentally the majority of them produce wines obtained from organic and biodynamic farming, and believe in a natural approach to wine making.
If you’re not familiar with them, relax and let the knowledgeable staff help you navigate the wine list, you will not be disappointed.

Calafuria is on South Center st., Reno
We're open for dinner Tues-Sat from 4:30 pm.
Our Sunday brunch starts at 10 am.
We're closed on Mondays.

BUONO

NEW!

SUNDAY BRUNCH


Every Sunday morning we're open for brunch.
Lots of choices for every palate, sweet, savory, we've got them all!

If you have dietary restrictions (and even if you don't!) the delicious Cecina is the one plate that will make you happy. Made with garbanzo bean flour, this crêpe is GF, and can be enjoyed as a vegan option.

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CELEBRATIONS

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE US TO HOST?

We can accommodate 40 to 45 people with a fantastic
fixed menu to more than satisfy you and your guests,
while you enjoy the unique space of the dining room and outdoor patio.

Wedding rehearsal dinners, graduation celebrations, business meetings/promotions...


Calafuria is a hidden Reno gem we would love to share with you for your special occasion.


Call us at 775-360-5175 to have us help you plan your next event.
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PLEASE NOTE

WE CAN'T ACCEPT RESERVATIONS BY EMAIL, FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM DIRECT MESSAGES

If you would like to place a reservation for dinner, please call 775-360-5175
Thank you for understanding


CONTACT INFORMATION

ADDRESS:
725 S Center st
Reno, NV 89501

 
TELEPHONE:
(775) 360-5175
 
E-MAIL:
[email protected]