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Abruzzo Ristorante

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402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Best Italian food in downtown Calgary

Ask almost any native of where to go for Italian dining in Calgary and they will immediately say Abruzzo. It is situated in a quaint and inviting looking building amongst the much taller structures. Was warmly greeted (even with no reservation) and seated at a nice table. Ester was exceptionally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Russell M
Shawnee, Kansas
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Shawnee, Kansas
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask almost any native of where to go for Italian dining in Calgary and they will immediately say Abruzzo. It is situated in a quaint and inviting looking building amongst the much taller structures. Was warmly greeted (even with no reservation) and seated at a nice table. Ester was exceptionally helpful with recommendations. Some of the entrees are a bit... More 

Thank Russell M
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Food is consistently excellent...comfortable and pleasant environment, nice decor and courteous and accommodating servers

1 Thank Parkers7427
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My review is based on one visit and here is goes... Positives: complimentary bruschetta very nice, good service nice location. Negatives: the place is a bit run down, far too expensive for what you get. Main course veal in mushroom sauce pretty plain and not particularly exciting $31 and below average breast of chicken for over $20 plus a bottle... More 

1 Thank Alexloewenau
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A business meeting last week took us to Abruzzo for dinner, as our guest from Houston (with Italian Heritage) always tells us that this is his favorite Italian restaurant in Canada. We were happy to oblige. As usual, Mario offered us very professional customer service. The Bruschetta which is served gratis to each diner has been changed slightly and includes... More 

Thank GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Went here for lunch and it wasn't great for a lunch place. There was no lunch menu (that I recall) and eating a full-size serving of carb-heavy pasta for lunch isn't the best thing in the middle of the day. The food quality was decent but nothing to rave about. Inside of the restaurant was a bit stuffy, maybe better... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Wanted a restaurant off the main strips with the crowds, we just happened upon Abruzzo. The whole experience was quite nice. Our server (female, but i neglected to get her name but i got the feeling she's been there a while) took great care of us. She didn't come too often nor not often enough. The food was really good.... More 

Thank Ashley S
London, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The decor ain't much, admittedly. The food and service are top-notch and worth the effort. They have a limited number of parking spots for a downtown restaurant, but it is better than having to pay the parking vultures. The menu is extensive, the service attentive, the food savoury, and the experience memorable. If we lived in Calgary, this would be... More 

Thank DJRElevenEleven
Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ver authentic yummy Italian food. Good attentive serve. Chicken and veal dishes are very good. Great ceasar salad.we opted for no desert as we both full and tired but I'm sure it would have great as well. This restaurant is a little off the beaten bat but worth the short cab ride Must try.

Thank BoomerOttawa_Ontario
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I have been dining at Abruzzo for over 10 years the best Italian I've had in Calgary with true Italian classics. The owners and staff always treat my wife and I like family and the costs are very reasonable for the quality of food. The atmosphere is very cozy and their Tiramisu is the best ever.

Thank Kim I
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian


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