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“The McDonalds of Italian.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Fiore Cantina Italiana

Fiore Cantina Italiana
638 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Mont royal)
(403) 244-6603
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Ranked #352 of 2,927 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Mont royal
Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The McDonalds of Italian.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The quality, presentation and overall taste of the food is comparable to a cheap, fast food burger. Would never return.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fab Family Feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Great dinner tonight in the bright Calgary sun. Tortellini Bombay was excellent. The new menu additions were great and we really enjoyed the fonduta appie - enough for 4. Bread is still lovely and fresh and made for you!

Visited April 2014
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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had a group of about 15 of us from work today (not a business lunch though - more social) for lunch at Fiore Cantina. Everything was just perfect! The service, and remember we were a large group, was excellent. And certainly all around us other diners were getting their food in a timely manner as well. I was impressed that all our appetizers arrived together, as did our entrees.

Our food was great value, well presented and hot! We had a number of soups and appetizers that were all good. I can highly recommend the mushroom caps and the crab cakes! I had the chicken parmigan, and it was delicous, and I appreciated the vegetables with it, which were crisp and colourful. Quite a few of us were able to take some of their meal home for supper or lunch tomorrow as the portion sizes were very good.

We did not have room for dessert, but thankfully we found room! The creme brulee was a hit, as was the cheese cake and crumble.

Cost: we were dinignon a Tuesday, so some of the group had a pasta special (all the last page menu pasta sishes are $9.99 on Sunday thru Tuesday) and the most expensive item we had was my meal at about $17. And it was huge.

The dining room was bright and really clean and well laid out. And very attractive! We were seated in a long table, but yet we were able to carry on conversations and enjoy each other.

Comments for the group were - awesome idea coming here! Expecially one person who must eat glutton free. They were thrilled to hace plenty of choice, so had a soup, a great main course and desert.

And parking was NOT a problem. We had plenty of on street parking right in front. We had to pay thru park plus, but we had coe out in 3 vehicles so was quite reasonable. This was a weekday lunch, but there are times parking is free. And a couple of blocks south on street weekday parking is free....we are told by one staff member who lives in the neighbourhood.

I can't wait to go back! I highly recommend this for a family out dinner any time, or for work lunches. But there are plenty of tables that have an intimate feel so I can see hubby and I might head on over for a nice meal out. By the way, I dont like pasta! But the menu had some alternatives and there were good veggies.

So we had an awesome lunch and I cant wait to go back. Thanks Fiores for good times and good food!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Waiter was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Went back to revisit Fiore's with a group of 3 a couple weeks back. Upon entering the guy at the front said to sit where ever, to which we replied, somewhere away from the door. He was stunned we actually wanted to be seated...quite odd.

That one criticism aside the rest of the experience was fantastic. We were eventually seated at a lovely table in the back that is very private and comfy. Our waiter was a well dressed gentleman who was prompt to greet us and take our drink order. We opted to get an order of bruschetta, it was well presented; the bread was toasted and seasoned, the mix was the usual vegetable chop but all quite fresh and nicely marinated. The balance of oil to liquid was perfect.

Mains were brought out quickly while the waiter was very attentive (he brought new drinks and coffee refills right on time)to our needs. They had pasta, I had the Ceasar salad with chicken and all three dishes were great! Everything was seasoned just right, though the parmisan and fresh pepper was welcomed.

We didn't have long that night so we skipped dessert.

Prices are fair, location is amazing (right on the strip and across the street from the iconic Western Canada high.) the service is great and has really improved.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bellevue, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very nice. Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went in the late afternoon and had the whole place to ourselves. The food was very good as was the service. The food was a bit slow coming out of the kitchen considering we were the only ones there. The location is good and was within walking distance to where we were staying.

Visited September 2013
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