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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 #64 of 2,832 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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44 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
516 helpful votes 516 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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64 restaurant reviews
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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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Food is always top notch. It can get pretty busy, so either come early or make a reservation. Casual atmosphere, not stuff at all.

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Went to Rea's for a birthday celebration and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. Would definately recommend this quaint little place.

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