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Buon Giorno Ristorante Italian

Mont royal
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823 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 244-5522
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Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 31
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy Atmosphere and Mama's Cooking!

Felt like we were in the old country while eating here. Quaint interior, efficient server (not very friendly), and wonderful food. Four different dishes and we each shared a bite to check out their offerings. Everyone meal was delightful and offered in a simple presentation. Pasta was a bit dry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
Cathie M
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Boise, Idaho
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Stettler, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wait staff was excellent on one of their busiest nights of the year. The calamari in spicy tomato sauce was unlike the typical calamari with tzatziki but equally as good and a popular dish there. Veal asparugus was equally as amazing. The cream sauce was delicate but rich and flavorful without relying on spice for the flavor. Asparagus was perfectly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

While visiting family in Calgary there were many other Italian restaurants we could have chosen but I am glad our choice was this one. We had to wait to get a table as the restaurant was packed and I can see why now. There were four of us dining and not one of us were disappointed. The atmosphere is buzzing... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Felt like we were in the old country while eating here. Quaint interior, efficient server (not very friendly), and wonderful food. Four different dishes and we each shared a bite to check out their offerings. Everyone meal was delightful and offered in a simple presentation. Pasta was a bit dry but expect they do that in Italy. I know we... More 

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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Simply put, Buon Giorno is one of my fave restaurants for Italian cuisine. Bit of a throwback in terms of decor, style and service, but in a good, retro- traditional authentic sort of way. There's a noisy European vitality to dining at Buon Giorno that always pleases me. Of course the bottom line is that the food is consistently top-notch.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We discovered this hotel while walking along 17th. What a great choice! My son had the Spaghetti Carbonara and loved it. I had the lamb, which was divine. My only complaint was the lamb portion was very small (which is why I'm only giving this review 4 stars). What we loved was the excellent service and the ambiance. Our server... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We decided to try their specials at $18.00 each. We had a large salad consisting of greens, tomato, cucumber and vinaigrette dressing . The veal came with either pasta or vegetables. The plate was delicious and looked scrumptious. The only problem with the stuffed large shell pasta with ricotta cheese and spinach in tomato sauce was that there were only... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Overall, I enjoyed the experience. The waiter was very friendly and was polite. I had the veal chop with pasta and a salad starter. The food was well prepared and the price was reasonable. The atmosphere was pleasant with many couples and groups of all ages. I'll definitely dine there again.

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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excelelnt Italian lunch menu - food felt authentic to us. The patio is small and on a busy street (for myself, the road noise was unpleasant, but for others they might enjoy the busy location). Service was good, but a bit too "casual" for a weekday lunch (it will take you more than a lunch hour to enjoy a meal... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Wasn't in the mood for Italian during our last night in Calgary but this place had one of the fewest waits and the rest of the group was down for it. My hesitation quickly turned to enthusiasm after finishing the pasta with a generous amount of seafood and the fresh grilled chicken breast. Really friendly and attentive staff was also... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was with my husband and daughter, hanging around 17th Avenue, looking for somewhere to have an early dinner. We decided to go to Bon Giorno since we had been there in the past (about 8 years ago), and it was fabulous. We arrived early, just after 5 and were greeted with fast-turning, confused faces from the staff all huddled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 823 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mont royal
  • Neighborhood: Mont royal
  • Phone Number: (403) 244-5522

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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