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Villa Firenze

610 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0B6, Canada
(403) 264-4297
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Ranked #186 of 2,833 restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: between 4th St NE and Edmonton Trail NE
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85% Recommend
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Reminiscent of a furniture show room with uncomfortable seats, it generates a high noise level even when less than full. Our service was good, but the food was quite bland and average. Typical of Calgary, it's very pricy for what you get.

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Calgary, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

There were four of us for lunch on a cold January day. We arrived shortly before noon and there were only a few people in the restaurant. The service was attentive throughout the meal. Two of us ordered the daily special (a type of crepe) and two ordered the stracciatella, which had a subtle taste but was not particularly warm.... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The owner waited on us personally and there were at least 2 others to make sure our glasses were always full. Appi's ordered were the bruschetta which was amazing!, the olive oil they used was so fragrant and full of flavour and the portobello mushroom in cream sauce which I was assured was also amazing. We tried the special which... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We recently had dinner at Villa Firenze. Overall the food was solid but standard Italian fare. Nothing special, and in fact the pasta on some dishes was over cooked. Not such a bad problem, except that we were paying top dollar. The bill was $300 for 4 people, and we only had 3 glasses of wine and no desert. To... More

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went here last night to celebrate a friend's birthday. We arrived with reservations at 7pm and did not leave until after 10pm. I would suggest reservations as it can get very busy here. The food and service were both top notch. It has been many years since I ate here. This is high-end Italian cuisine. Yes it is expensive but... More

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Caroline, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

On a recent Friday evening, we found ourselves at Villa Firenze on the spur of the moment and without a reservation. Luckily, we arrived quite early and they were able to fit us in without any problems. We had a great service from the waiter who quickly gave us the rundown on the specials of the evening. The food, when... More

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

My family and I visited based on the reviews. We were extremely happy with our experience. We had different selections from the menu along with wine, coffee and deserts. The food was excellent and the service from the family owner/operators was warm and friendly. We'll definitely be back.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

No, this isn't a review for breakfast at Denny's. I'll start by saying I've been going to Villa Firenze for over 20 years. Returned this week for my birthday dinner (great place for a cozy, intimate dinner- nice ambience).Waiter was nice, albeit a little inexperienced or poorly trained. (See title). Disappointed that we didn't get the olive oil/balsamic vinegar that... More

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I went to Villa Firenze with his parents for his birthday and all I can say is… wow! It was delicious! From the moment we walked in the service was excellent and the food was amazing from the first bite to the last. We ordered the special, portabella mushrooms to start which came along with their house... More

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Calgary, AB
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My boyfriend picked me up and we had an amazing Valentines lunch in this relaxing, romantic, peaceful restaurant! We started with the Portabello mushroom.. you have to try this!! OMG so delish.... i will be going back for that appetizer again for sure! Our meals were fabulous, the wine was perfect and service super!! Highly recommended.

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