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“A NICE SURPRISE” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Brezza Ristorante

La Brezza Ristorante
990 1st Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T3E 8J3, Canada
403-262-6230
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Ranked #3 of 2,878 restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $28 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1st Ave & 9th St NE
Transit: Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant. C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
Description: La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location - once the owners house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness. You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials and you can even indulge on Sundays as we are one of the few local restaurants open 7 days a week. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. See you soon!
kamloops
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A NICE SURPRISE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We didn't know where to dine and through tripadvisor we found this great restaurant which is in a nice little house. When we pull up we weren't sure what we were walking into as there is a big bill board sign out front that reminded us of a tacky restaurant, how wrong were we. Once we sat down a very young lady came over and we thought oh my she isn't going to know a thing about the menu, wrong again. I think her name was Jessica and she was a wealth of knowledge on the menu as well attentive to everyone she served. The food was so good we didn't venture to another restaurant on our second evening out, we went back to them and again enjoyed our evening out. Had the same delightful server and this time the one of the owners came out to say hi, the other was cooking. Had the veal masala and the zabaglione dessert, fabulous.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bergen, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Too night we have had a lovely evening with friends in La Brezza Ristorante in Calgary. The food and service was excellent. We also liked the atmosphere in the restaurent. We felt that we was invited home to someone as guests. Outside the restaurant do not look like a exclusive place, but that changed when we entrer the door and stepped inside. Of You are visiting Calgary, this is a place You must visit.

Annie and Marion from Norway

  • Visited June 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Excellent 2013 Father's Day dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very good food, service, decor, atmosphere - nothing really flash, but everything done really well, leading to an excellent evening. No rush to get us to leave, so we sat and chatted, drank coffee, chatted with the owner - a nice end to a nice meal. Reasonably priced, although that could rise if you got into the wine.

  • Visited June 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Good italian food in a cozy house in Bridgeland. Marco is a consumate host. Portions are generous and always remember to save some of the foccacia (made in-house) to sop up any sauce left on your plate!

Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“yummy yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have gone to La Brezza a few times and have never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious, with a wide variety of different kinds of meals. The service is also quite good. The owner makes you feel very welcomed anytime you dine at La Brezza, always says hello and chats with his guests.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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