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La Brezza Ristorante

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990 1st Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T3E 8J3, Canada (1st Ave & 9th St NE)
Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant. C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
+1 403-262-6230
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's...
La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location - once the owners house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness. You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials and you can even indulge on Sundays as we are one of the few local restaurants open 7 days a week. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. See you soon!
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Service

From the moment you walk into this room you feel special. Great atmosphere, amazing food and a feeling that you are dining somewhere special. Service is friendly and professional and a great evening out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Kevin H
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

From the moment you walk into this room you feel special. Great atmosphere, amazing food and a feeling that you are dining somewhere special. Service is friendly and professional and a great evening out!

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Calgary, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Have never been to La Brezza so we choose this place for Mother's Day. The place is small so not enough room to move around. Our table was very nice considering it was by the entrance - appreciated the fact there was a curtain between the entrance and our table. We were a party of 7 and we all chose... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to La Brezza Restaurant for a romantic anniversary dinner last September. We were disappointed with the layout of the restaurant and how close the tables were located to each other. We cannot afford fine dining, but thought this place would comparable. The service was okay. The food was okay. We do not plan on returning.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I like to try new restaurants so we gave this one a go. We made reservations for the Friday, the restaurant is very small so would recommend these for weekends. We read the reviews and the calamari starter came highly recommended so we of course ordered it. It was very good, although not the best I personally... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went to La Brezza for dinner and had a wonderful server who was very accommodating. The meal started off great with an order of calamari and bruschetta but was very disappointing once the main courses arrived. We all had different pasta dishes and they were all quite bland. They clearly use very fresh, high quality ingredients but the dishes... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had never been to La Brezza so thought we would try it out for our anniversary. Got a horrible table in a corner stuck behind another table that made you feel very claustrophobic. When we asked if we could have a table elsewhere we were told they were all reserved by special request. Service was slow. Took a long time... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After phoning around for a place to enjoy mother's day, we picked La Brezza because they didn't advertise a set menu like many others. When we arrived, we were presented with their set menu for the evening. Strike one. Our server was very pleasant and we enjoyed a nice bottle of Chianti Classico which was delicious. For the $50 /person... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Whenever we visit Calgary, we make sure we book a table at La Brezza. They have good Italian food. The owner Marco was always very attentive and friendly. We didn't have a chance to eat there since he passed away, I hope his legacy continues.

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Calgary
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food wasn't bad, it just seemed bland. I had read some positive reviews on tripadvisor, so we went out with another couple for dinner. The bread with balsamic was a nice start. The other couple had the calamari, stating it was a little spicy. We had the mussels, which were prepared nicely, although the bruschetta was a little lackluster.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

If you like being looked down upon while trying to enjoy the meal you ordered, then this is the place to go. The new person in-charge (former owner's wife) was very snooty and acted (i would almost say racist, but i'll give her the benefit of the doubt, considering she "was married" to a person of color) as though we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 990 1st Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T3E 8J3, Canada
    (1st Ave & 9th St NE)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant. C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-6230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location - once the owners house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness. You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials and you can even indulge on Sundays as we are one of the few local restaurants open 7 days a week. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. See you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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