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Brava Bistro

723 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B6, Canada (Mont royal)
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Ranked #113 of 2,896 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Bistro, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Mont royal
Cross street: 7th Street
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Cochrane, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I just walked up the menu looked good we had the tuna sandwich and the flat bread all was season very well and cooked to perfection! The server we had was funny and very attentive, there were not a lot of tables full. I would absolutely go back when I have the chance!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Lovely, informal restaurant, with relaxed atmosphere. Ordered the only soup available but it was too salty. No other soup to replace. The mussels were great and a reasonable size, enough for a main meal even though it was classified as one of the starter dishes. Service was efficient and friendly. May try another visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went for lunh recently. Just walked up looked at menu seemed interesting. The service was decent staff was quite polite. The food was interesting. I had the tuna sandwich, it had alot going on, many toppings. I expected alot of flavour intead it was very boring, very little spice or flavour at all. My coworker ordered and appetizer and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Wow I feel really bad , I recommended this to a fiend from out of town because the reviews looked good. The duck I had was under cooked and stone cold , the service was laughable as we had three different servers .

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bravabistro, Owner at Brava Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Corky Please contact me regarding your experience. I posted a response to your copy of this review on yelp and have not received a response. I would like to invite you to try us again. I am uncertain why you are posting the same review on several different sites and psuedonyms without allowing us the chance to fix the... More

Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to Brava to celebrate two birthdays at once. Everyone thought their meals were very good or excellent. Service was efficient and friendly. Had a gorgeous Italian red with our meal. Only small complaint was the noise level -- bit hard to hear each other. Wouldn't hesitate to go back and maybe sit outside next time.

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Redding, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Made the reservations by phone, the next day while driving there, we called to get the exact address and we were told hey were closing for a private party. Poor communication between employees - the person took the reservations not knowing of the private party. Too bad - we really wanted to try it

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was here recently for dinner. What more do I need to say - fantastic food and fantastic service, as always at Brava Bistros.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

A Sunday night, Father day at that & I had no idea how hard it is to find a place to dine. Starting down town blink closed, catch closed & on & on we decided to hit 17th ave & open for suggestion or please just open. I had been to Brava before but mid evening cocktails. Most welcome to... More

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Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I went for my birthday lunch and enjoyed it immensely. I am not easily pleased when dining out but found the portions to be larger than average, the quality was above average, and the wine menu was vast and reasonable. I highly recommend Brava Bistro.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated our daughter's 32 birthday here and had a fantastic evening. Service was impeccable, food terrific and wine choices stellar. Yes, it is not cheap but in Calgary when you fine dine you pay. We had lamb, beef tenderloin and halibut and they were all very, very good.

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