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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pasta

Tuesdays is the best day to go but of course it is busy because its cheaper that day! I like that you can order half plates so you can try more than one thing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed with our recent visit. Last visit was probably 20 years ago .before the Chianti,s on Macleod Trail was built. At that time we considered Chianti's on 17 Ave to be one of the best value Italian restaurants around. Of the four persons at our table , three of us were very disappointed with our meals. The only person... More 

Thank Sydney J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Tuesdays is the best day to go but of course it is busy because its cheaper that day! I like that you can order half plates so you can try more than one thing!

1 Thank BornToTravelBrit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank YYCGourmet
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank pmcleanschmalz
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Thank MichelleLiang
Cochrane, Canada
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42 reviews
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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 

Thank Brigitte H
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18 reviews
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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.

Thank Slopes1
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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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank Leila K
Airdrie, Canada
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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 

Thank Dan H

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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?