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The 5 Best Calamari Restaurants Near Detroit

Updated: July 27, 2022

Are you crazy about calamari? Visit these Detroit restaurants for great calamari salad, pasta, and more! We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of calamari spots. Treat yourself to salt and pepper squid and spicy calamari at these top Seafood options in Detroit.

Find the perfect Calamari spot

Giovanni's Ristorante

Italian, $$, DetroitItalian, $$Detroit, Oakwood Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Italian

    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Detroit's 3 best spots for fancy Italian fare

    Hoodline, 2019

La Noria Bistro

Italian, $$, DetroitItalian, $$Detroit
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

El Barzon

Mexican, $$, DetroitMexican, $$Detroit
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Italian spots in Detroit

    Hoodline, 2019
  • City Seeker

    Best Italian Restaurants in Detroit

    City Seeker

Downtown Louie's

American, $$, DetroitAmerican, $$Detroit, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Pop's For Italian

Italian, $$, FerndaleItalian, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Visit Detroit, 2020

    Metro Detroit’s 9 Best Italian Restaurants with Patio Seating

    Visit Detroit, 2020

How did we curate this list?

Choosing the right spot for Calamari can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 11294 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Detroit and 792 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Visit Detroit, City Seeker and Hoodline had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Visit Detroit - Metro Detroit’s 9 Best Italian Restaurants with Patio Seating, City Seeker - Best Italian Restaurants in Detroit and Hoodline - The 5 best Italian spots in Detroit. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. If your next meal is in any of these ten restaurants, the Calamari aficionado in you will rejoice.

Frequently asked questions

Giovanni's Ristorante, La Noria Bistro, and El Barzon are the highest-rated late-night spots for calamari in Detroit.

Giovanni's Ristorante, La Noria Bistro, and El Barzon are the highest-rated calamari spots that are good for groups in Detroit.

Downtown Louie's is the highest-rated calamari spot for a pick-up order in Detroit.

Giovanni's Ristorante, La Noria Bistro, and El Barzon are the highest-rated calamari spots for dinner in Detroit.

Giovanni's Ristorante, La Noria Bistro, and El Barzon are the highest-rated calamari spots to get a quick lunch in Detroit.

Drink pairing tips for Calamari

  • The perfect complement to grilled sardine


    When having grilled sardine, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Grüner Veltliner, a popular white wine.

  • Chenin Blanc with your yellow tail

    Chenin Blanc is sweet and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

Interesting facts about Calamari

  • A big feat in 2005

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s Calamari fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

  • National Seafood Month in The United States

    seafood lovers in The United States indulge in seafood come October to celebrate National Seafood Month.

  • A taste for luxury

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $3,082,610 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, bluefin tuna?

Parking tips

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