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La Brezza Ristorante

#15 of 2,818 Restaurants in Calgary
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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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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
Great little find

Here for family wedding and found this little place for a family supper. Great service Thanks to the owner for stopping in and asking us what we really thought of our meal

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The calamari was good but everything else was rather bland. We shared a Caesar salad; the menu states that the dressing is homemade but there was definitely no garlic or anchovies in it as is normal in a traditional Caesar dressing. I then had the Fettucine Alla Brezza and it was also very bland - a few big pieces of... More 

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Timmins
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Here for family wedding and found this little place for a family supper. Great service Thanks to the owner for stopping in and asking us what we really thought of our meal

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For years we've been coming to La Brezza. My husband and I had the pasta, very bland not tasty and pricey. Disappointing in light of the passing of owner Marco. We will likely not be back.

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Portola Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

La Brezza at 990 1st Ave NE in Calgary is a small, casual neighborhood restaurant serving lunch and dinner. It’s an indoor restaurant and not noisy. Not fancy, good portions, and good service. Entrees range $18-25 for pasta dishes and 29-34 for steak or salmon. Lots of tempting choices My wife and I had dinner at La Brezza and really... More 

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mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a penne with home made sausage and it was truly outstanding, first class service and nice ambiance. Great wine list too.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been to Italy several times and this is by far the most authentic Italian food I have had outside of Italy. The staff was very friendly. I spoke to the owner and the chef "Mamma Angela" came out from the kitchen to say hello. It is off the beaten path in Calgary but it's worth it because you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went to La Brezza for Valentines day, the menu was preset, the food was just OK. My steak had gristle and was over cooked, my veggies were mushy. I understand that it was valentines day, and they were swamped, churning out the same menu for everyone, so that maybe I got someone elses steak.The atmosphere, is that of an... More 

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Campinas, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We picked this place because of the trip advisor. We were lucky because it was early and there were some table left. Otherwise I don't think we will be able to eat. The food is great just a little bit salty. The dessert is good. We choice tiramisu and finished in 2 minutes. The host was very nice. Feels like... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The place is very cozy. The service is very good. The owner is lovely. The food is ok. I had the caprese salad and it was good, and I had the cannelloni, and the best thing about it was the tomato sauce. It suppose to be stuffed with cheese, mushrooms and beef but I didn't taste or see any mushrooms... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Writing this is sad, we did our research checked the reviews made reservations online (which asked if this was our first time) and selected yes.We asked our server Micheal about gluten free options and selected our choice. We expected a wait for the food as the advertizement stated everything fresh from scratch. When served my wife queried is this gluten... More 

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Additional Information about La Brezza Ristorante

Address: 990 1st Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T3E 8J3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-262-6230
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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