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Rea's Italian Cucina

431A 41st Ave. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 2N4, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
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Ranked #85 of 2,897 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
Description: Amazing Italian dishes that are authentic, fresh, and homemade. For quality food at these prices, you can't go wrong.
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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A group from our office stopped in for lunch after reading the good reviews. We weren't disappointed. The menu offers a wide range of dishes over a range of prices. The lunch special could be had for $30 and it sounded like quite the meal, but we didn't try it. The spaghetti carbonara I ordered was tasty, but basic. The... More

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155 reviews 155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

One of the fellows from work was moving on and he got to pick where to have lunch and he selected Rea's What a great pick, the pasta was delicious and the Tiramisu and cappuccino were awesome. It's no wonder why this family run restaurant is always packed. I hope to return soon.

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Montreal, Canada
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141 restaurant reviews
764 helpful votes 764 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

WOW! Rea's is a place you can't go to just once. You'll love the warm and friendly family atmosphere, comfortable and cozy surroundings and a little touch of sophistication. There are plenty of Italian dishes on the menu to choose from for even the pickiest eater. Plenty of great wine choices too but you can't go wrong with their white... More

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

First time we went my husband took for me for our anniversary as he had been there previously on business lunches. Could not believe where it was located so thought it was a joke...however it is truely a hidden gem. I recommend making reservations as a lot of people are finding out how great the food and the service is.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant proves without a doubt that you can't judge a book by its cover. The outside isn't much to look at, but the inside is the real deal. Every dish from start to end was awesome. I highly recommend the lasagna and tiramisu. Everything tastes homemade and is rich in flavour and aroma. Make sure to finish off with... More

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Vermilion, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

A party of 4..we all enjoyed the house red wine, Caesar salad and our veal and tortellini meals. Very tasty! Our server, was very friendly and outgoing! Made us feel very welcomed! And she has an awesome voice, singing a solo Happy Birthday, at a nearby table. We will be back again!

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

What a surprise! A family-run Italian restaurant behind Centre Street on a lot with car repair shops. We started with very tasty home-made sausage in tomato sauce. I followed with penne arrabiata which was rich and flavourful. Two others had the fettuccine with smoked salmon and were pleased. On a Monday night most table were full but we still had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Seems to be on an industrial estate. Fairly small inside but very busy with only two waiting staff. They could have done with help. Had nice ravioli but didn't think much of the bruscetta. Waiter managed to knock my beer over me but he did bring me lots of napkins and another beer about 20 minutes later. Almost served another... More

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141 reviews 141 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This place does it right. Family run, very friendly, and outstanding food. Bread was very good. I had penne bolognese, not meat sauce, but true bolognese. It was excellent. Good pasta as well. My companion had penne with vegetables and she said it was excellent. I also saw a large number of other things on the menu I would have... More

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was here with coworkers for lunch recently as my one coworker thought we would really like it. We sat upstairs, so I cant comment much for the downstairs decor. The upstairs decor was tacky - but I think intentionally so. I mean, if you plan to paint the Mona Lisa on the wall, surely you cant take yourself too... More

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