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“Excellent place to eat in Calgary” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Brezza Ristorante

La Brezza Ristorante
990 1st Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T3E 8J3, Canada
+1 403-262-6230
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Ranked #7 of 2,772 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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!
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent place to eat in Calgary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our meal for four was delicious. Italian wine and a nice friendly atmosphere gave us a wonderful evening we will remember for a long time. We suggest you book in advance on busy nights.
Car parking can be a problem.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wounderful exsperience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Wounderful warm atmosphere, staff is great, manager really tries to creat an atmosphere of home. Quite enough to talk. Good food. Wounderful time would recommend anybody to come here.

  • Visited October 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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Pincher Creek, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of my Favourites.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Amazing and authentic food (this coming from someone who lived in Italy), and great service. The owner is always super friendly, visits all the tables to make sure everything is satisfactory and has been more than happy to send a free limoncello or two over on special occasions. La Brezza has become one of our favourite restaurants. I definitely recommend it.

  • Visited October 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An excellent Calgary experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My mother was visiting Calgary and we wanted her to have a great restaurant experience. It was every bit as good as we hoped, a gregarious and cheerful owner, great staff. Seated immediately without waiting. Charming interior, not too large and not too crowded. Good part of town, oh, and the food was delicious.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Worthy lunch spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A couple coworkers and I decided to try the famed La Brezza for lunch on a weekday and we all agreed that lunch was really good. Not necessarily exceptional but definitely worth what we paid when the bill arrived. We tried the bruschetta and calamari to start and both were fresh and quite full flavoured. The calamari was supposed to be one of their signature dishes and it was good - a little rubbery for my tastes but my friends enjoyed it. The sauce the calamari is tossed in is why I ate more of it than my friends. I had the pasta carbonara and it was quite a dish. Heavy and rich the way it should be with tons of flavor. If you want a hearty pasta dish give this one a try. Nothing to complain about with La Brezza, there is great food here.

  • Visited September 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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