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“Best experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Casa d'Italia Ristorante

La Casa d'Italia Ristorante
2820 Centre St NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Northeast Calgary)
403-276-2094
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Ranked #36 of 2,878 restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $20 - $49
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
Description: La Casa d’Italia Ristorante is family owned & operated by Nick & Pina Ricioppo & family. We believe in serving Italian food the way it was meant to be – simple dishes made to order with fresh, quality ingredients served in generous portions. We are proud of our Italian heritage, the food and the wine and want to share that with you. Without being pretentious. Without being ostentatious. Just being real and true to what Calgarians should expect from a great Italian restaurant.Nick & Pina Ricioppo arrived in Calgary in 1968 and have been proudly serving authentic Italian cuisine ever since. After a brief retirement, they were pulled back by their desire to share their passion and to feed Calgary’s dining public with the real Italian food they crave.La Casa d’Italia – Classic, Authentic, Italian. Proud recipients of the “Ospitalità Italiana Restaurant Quality Seal, the 2011 Calgary Choice Award for “Best in Fine Dining” and the 2012 Consumers Choice Award for "Italian Restaurant".
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We started to come to this restaurant when our other favorite Italian place closed and the place is great. We try to go as often as we can.This is family owned and operated establishment and I'm not exaggerating when I say that every bite of food was made with love - it was delicious !!! The best part though, is that the food is fantastic and is consistently awesome. We have never gone there and had a less than stellar meal and therefore is always one of our first places we go when we have friends in town.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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calgary
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Italian food, like mama and papa make YUMMMMY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Even though im Hungarian.... Wow, have been there twice with friends. I had the same main both times, Penne Putinesco (spelled wrong sorry). It contains anchovies, and im allergic, but no worries, everything is made to order. Pasta cooked to perfection, that dish is just the most wonderful thing to hit my belly in years. I ate the entire plate. My hubby had the pasta carbonarra, and thought it was the best he has ever had since his first try in Italy. We had the home made bruscetta as an appy, simple and marvelous!!

We had a really nice bottle of Italian wine, Could not do dessert, we were stuffed.

Both times we were lucky enough to sit by the fireplace, so lovely. The staff ... fantastic, and everyone pitches in. Its like you have 4 waiters. The chef comes out regularly to say hello..you really feel welcome, and feel like they are glad you came to eat.

I just love the place. You will not be dissapointed

  • Visited March 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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Anna R, General Manager at La Casa d'Italia Ristorante, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind and generous words about our restaurant! It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your experience and that our style of service is appreciated by our guests. The Penne Puttanesca is a personal favorite of mine and love that you enjoy it as much as I do (even without the anchovies!). Thank you again and we really look forward to seeing you here in the future!
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Calgary AB
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Perfect Pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Did you know they offer a limited Take Out service?

This arrangement worked great for our family as we had a busy evening but wanted well made Italian food. Two kinds of Spaghetti, a penne pasta, and veal dish and we were good to go! Pick up was quick and easy. More importantly, all the main dishes were still warm upon arrival home. Portions were just the right size.

We also shared two frozen desserts for a sweet ending.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anna R, General Manager at La Casa d'Italia Ristorante, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We're so glad you were able to enjoy our food at home! When our guests order take out we do our best to ensure that it's prepared as you arrive so it's at it's freshest when you get home! We're happy to do this for you any time, just give us a call. Thanks again so very much and thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience. That means a lot to us!
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“Fabulous Italian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We chose La Casa from its Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed! The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. My husband and I love Italian and are pretty picky about our Italian restaurants. We never thought we would find an excellent Italian restaurant in Calgary but we did! The owners and chefs came to Calagary in the 60's and serve authentic family recipes. I had their original recipe of prawns in vodka sauce and it was delicious. My husband loved his veal dish. I don't know the name of it, but it was wrapped in proscuitto. Our two servers couldn't have been nicer. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a fabulous Italian meal. We liked it so much that we may return tonight to try a pasta dish!

  • Visited March 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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Anna R, General Manager at La Casa d'Italia Ristorante, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you so VERY much for your generous and kind review of our restaurant. We take great pride in what we do and really appreciate it when our guests take the time to tell us and others about their experience. My parents (the chefs) have been preparing Italian food since before they arrived here in Canada in 1968. They've retired once before but were drawn back in for their love of the food and to indulge their desire to share what they do best with the diners of Calgary and of course with our out-of-town guests. We look forward to being able to serve you again! Thanks so very much.
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Good food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

had a quick dinner Penne and meatballs, wanted spicy sauce which was not so, they had dried chillies for that added heat.
Sauce was taste paste was a little over cooked but eatable.
Servers where professional and very attentive, I would return based on the service alone. I would try a different dinner on my nest visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Anna R, General Manager at La Casa d'Italia Ristorante, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Hello and thank you for your comments, we really appreciate your taking the time to write! We're sorry you didn't "feel the heat" with your pasta - spice is something that's so personal and tough to gauge for each guest's taste. My father has dried his own chilies and we found they were far too hot for most of our guests so we've gone back to "regular" chili flakes. We do have fresh jalapenos on hand - just ask us and we can perhaps add those to your dish. We also offer them fried with garlic and olive oil and they're fabulous that way. We look forward to seeing you again!
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