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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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London, Canada
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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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.

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Calgary, Canada
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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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Calgary
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10 restaurant reviews
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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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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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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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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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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21 reviews
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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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Address: 402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada
Phone Number: 403.237.5660
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Italian

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  • 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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