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Abruzzo Ristorante

402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada (Downtown)
403.237.5660
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Ranked #454 of 2,891 restaurants in Calgary
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Some of the best authentic Italian food I have eaten in a very long time. Not a place for a large family looking for cheap pasta dishes, but an excellent choice for couples and more intimate gatherings. Prices are fair for food of this calibre. Service is warm and welcoming. Nice selection of wines.

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This linguine alle vongole with white wine sauce was truly one of the worst I've ever eaten. I was very disappointed because in past visits it was fantastic. The pasta it self was cooked to perfection as was the salmon and shrimp.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

the saying is never judge a book by its cover this restaurant epitomises that saying from the outside Abruzzo is most forgettable and even looks off putting crowded by dirty concrete buildings and an off whit facade, but what a hidden gem is inside. excellent food, wonderful wine and great friendly service, definitely one to try when in Calgary

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Calgary, Alberta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Have gone to Abruzzo's Ristorante quite a few times and the food is always very good. The service is very good as well. Can't go wrong with an evening out here. The veal and seafood dishes are very good and you never go wrong with one of their pasta dishes. I would suggest making reservations as they always seem busy... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Chicken Parmigiana was especially tasty. Service was okay... seemed like there was only one waitress for the entire dining room. That said, I will return again!

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Received a gift certificate, so my husband and I decided to use it for date night before a concert. We went early, which was great because the gentleman I had made reservations with forgot to write it down. The service was wonderful. The wine list was good, if a little pricey. Our waitress was attentive, friendly, and helpful. The only... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Abruzzo is a cozy little Italian restaurant located in a small house on the edge of downtown Calgary, just across the Bow River from Kensington. Quiet, intimate spot for a romantic meal or a nice meal with friends where you can have a nice conversation without competing with a lot of background noise. Good menu selection, I like the pasta... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I had heard a lot about this restaurant, unfortunately, my experience did not live up to the hype. When we arrived the restaurant was pretty busy and so we thought that this was a good sign, however, even though we had a personable waiter, the service was slow. The food was mediocre at best, with the vegetables being too salty... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is Incredible. From the service to the atmosphere to the food. Every time I eat here I am full and satisfied beyond belief. I definitely recommend the Fettucine Gigi and the Tartufo for dessert!

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was the worst Italian meal I have ever had and very expensive. There is no fresh pasta on the menu and the clams are from a tin (the waiter informed us of this). All the fish is frozen and meals are pre-prepared so the probably do not even have a chef, As we passed the kitchen we saw a... More

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