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Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

Italian, Pasta
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1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 229-1600
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian Food

Casual Italian and definitely a family style restaurant with everyone packed in. Good service, but food is a hit and miss. Typically not hot enough, but large portions. They do serve you quickly. Very reasonably priced for what you get.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely terrible experience. Have eaten out in most of the Italian restaurants in Calgary and can confidently say this was the worst Italian restaurant I've ever been at, both in terms of service and food quality. To begin, we were given a plate of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. No bread. We had to ask for that. Our server didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Fresh pasta and great lunch specials! It's a place where I can go casual or for business and get great value for my money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Such a good place to eat. Especially when you are just driving by and looking somewhere that's good to eat. I recommend it to everyone!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

NOTE: CROWFOOT LOCATION I love good food made well...it makes me happy. That eye rolling, "oh my God" moment that you come to the realization that what you have just tasted is, perhaps, one of the best things you have ever eaten. That is not going to happen here. Almost what I would call a "bait and switch" tactic. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Casual Italian and definitely a family style restaurant with everyone packed in. Good service, but food is a hit and miss. Typically not hot enough, but large portions. They do serve you quickly. Very reasonably priced for what you get.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Waitress didnt even know what was on the menu. Menu changed paata was soggy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice atmosphere,great food and great service! it was a very enjoyable experience and no hassles with parking either!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Good inexpensive italian food in Calgary. The chefs' special is always tasty and the complimentary bread with balsamic and olive oil is good too. I enjoy any of the pasta dishes, but a especially fond of the homemade canneloni. Can be busy on the weekends, but tables turn over quickly, so you dont wait that long. Good for kids and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We go here regularly on Mondays for lunch. They have all pastas on for $8.99 Sun through Tues. I enjoy their tortelinni Romanoff. We also enjoy the pasta with the curry sauce. Great value for your dollar.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's been about 3-4 yrs since I've eaten here and it seems to have gone down in quality. We brought my 88 yr old mother here to celebrate her birthday. I ordered off of the "pasta frenzy" specials which go on sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. I ordered the fettucine supremo which comes with smoked salmon, and scallops in a light... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: (403) 229-1600

Price and Cuisine

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?