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La Brezza Ristorante

990 1st Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T3E 8J3, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 2,881 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1st Ave & 9th St NE
Transit: Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant. C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
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!
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89% Recommend
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Portola Valley, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

La Brezza at 990 1st Ave NE is in a small older residential house that has been converted into a restaurant. La Brezza is a very casual neighborhood restaurant serving lunch and dinner. The small cozy indoor restaurant can be a little noisy. They have a limited wine menu. Average presentations, not trendy, good portions, good service and reasonable prices.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took my wife here and had the linguini ali al olio (I believe that's what it was called). It was apparently a very traditional, classic and simple dish, and it was, but the flavor was amazing! We love the atmosphere. Every time we've come in we've felt like family. Love this place. We'll be coming here for our anniversary.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The temperature was over 85 F. The red wine we ordered was a little warm. Another server asked us if we wanted it cooled down a bit but it was too late. The food was outstanding and was a great value including the wine. The wine list was short but high quality. If it wasn't for the wine experience I... More

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Youngstown, OH
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were looking for the Calgary Zoo after landing from Pittsburgh and wanted to get some lunch prior to seeing the zoo. The first place we saw after getting off the main highway was La Brezza. We saw the sign saying "Quick Lunch." It was around 1:30 PM so the lunch crowd had left and we had the place pretty... More

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For our overnight stay in Calgary we selected this restaurant to have dinner. Did our homework thru TripAdvisor just to be sure. Cousy little place; local neighborhood gem! The bruschetta had a delicious kick! The homemade sausage is fantastic in the pasta with a rich red sauce. For dessert had the zabaglione... Mmmm! (And I'm not an egg yoke type... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The best of the best Italian restaurants in Calgary. I love the food and the owner is great!!!! I always leave here with a full tummy and a smile on my face :-)

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I chose La Brezza after hearing about it for years. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it any time. We would also recommend that you make a reservation, it fills up fast!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are in the mood for the best Italian food in Alberta, try La Brezza. Eggplant parmigiano, calamari and linguini unbelievably good.

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Macau, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Introduced by Tripsadvisor, which is rated at the top of Calgary restaurants. It is not located in the centre of downtown, but a quite nice neighbourhood. Many roadside car parks available outside. La Brezza is a small house at a corner, quite easy to locate. Very good atmosphere with a lot of wines. I love the steak, not easy to... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate at La Brezza over the weekend based on the trip advisor reviews. The food was very good, especially the bruchetta. Maybe our expectations were too high because it is rated number two, but it just seemed to be missing that something special to make it an exceptional place to eat. Worth a try but missing the wow factor.

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