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Abruzzo Ristorante

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402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada
403.237.5660
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Italian

Menu was very authentic - portions are a little small but very tastey. Wine selection is outstanding and the deserts are true Italian. I had the cesar salad and muscles (two sides), my husband had the steak, brother in law had pasta and his date had the veal. No complaints from our table. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
oysterchick
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Bowser, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I love to dine out on a very regular basis. We have experienced most of the fine dining restaurants in the Calgary area and have enjoyed many excellent dinners! However, our favorite based on food, atmosphere and service has been Abruzzo's for over 10 years. We have had many celebrations there and always recommend it when anyone... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Have been to Abruzzo Ristorante several times. All of the veal entree's are excellent. Also have had the scampi as an appetizer which was also very good, The service has always been very friendly and paced very well for a relaxed evening out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After 10 days visiting my son skiing in Revelstoke we spent 2 nights in Calgary. I checked TripAdvisor for restaurants and found a Pizza Gaga rated 2nd so we went there To find that it was just a pick up pizzeria with a few tables for eating there! I wouldn't call that a restaurant by the way! We remembered we... More 

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Calgary
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The family create a wonderful quaint Italian restaurant. On this occasion we went for lunch with friends. Joe and Lorenzo always make their customers feel part of their circle of friends. The wine list is extensive, the complimentary brusheta introduces the taste buds for what is to follow. The Minestrone soup accompanied by warm fresh bread is perfect for the... More 

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Bowser, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Menu was very authentic - portions are a little small but very tastey. Wine selection is outstanding and the deserts are true Italian. I had the cesar salad and muscles (two sides), my husband had the steak, brother in law had pasta and his date had the veal. No complaints from our table. It's a quaint very romantic restaurant. There... More 

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Calgary
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We were there on a Saturday night. When we made reservations, I wish they would have said that we were the only single table in the restaurant. There were two large parties that took up the rest of the tables and they were very loud. Nothing the restaurant could control. Only slight complain was that the food was a bit... More 

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Calgary
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7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have to start this review by saying that the food was mediocre. Being vegetarian there wasn't much for me on the menu but I'm used to it so I ended up having the spaghetti napoleatana. Spaghetti, tomato sauce, you can't really go wrong. My fiancé ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce and the mussels for two appetizer plate (which... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

after reading the reviews of Abruzzo we really didn't know what to expect - the reviews were "all over the place". Happily we found a great place to eat Italian food. We were seated promptly; we had our bruschetta right away; the waiter was prompt and helpful; the food came quickly and was hot. The cannelloni was as good as... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 403.237.5660

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