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Buon Giorno Ristorante Italian

#193 of 2,866 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Mont royal
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823 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A1, Canada
(403) 244-5522
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Winnipeg, Canada
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the location of this restaurant and the red and white checked table clothes on the small outdoor patio were very inviting. I had the sausage rigatoni and found it quite homemade tasting. My daughter and her boyfriend had chicken parmiggiano and said it was pretty good but my homemade version was better :) Dinner rolls are too big -... More 

Thank Kim B
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends took us out for a special supper. Reservations were made but didn't appear to be needed. We order two special and two meals off the menu. Our waiter was part of the downfall. Service was very slow took over 45 minutes. Food was ok but not memorable, meals came with a small portion of meat, a rather blan starch... More 

Thank BoatmanCalgary
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162 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this resto on the suggestion of a friend and also the b&b owners where I stayed a block away. In my home city I live near an Italian area and we have excellent Italian food at just about every restaurant. Buon Giorno was not excellent. I didn't want anything creamy so ordered a simple spaghetti bolognese which... More 

Thank bellesque
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been long time patrons of the restaurant. We always choose Buon Giorno for birthdays and special occasions. We found out last night that new owners had taken over. I'm sorry to say we didn't find the meals as tasty as before. It definitely wasn't exceptional.

Thank SuzieQ333
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463 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a long time since I visited this restaurant but since 17th Avenue is so close we decided to drop in...fortunately there was room for us to sit on the patio watching the people and the traffic! A bit noisy with the motorbikes going up and down, but otherwise very pleasant. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful... More 

Thank skychaserCalgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family here for supper on a Sunday night. The place was really busy but the super short hostess seated us right away. The waiter was very fast with the menus and brining us our drinks, he was also very knowledgable about the menu and helped us select some very nice appetizers and when they came to the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my usual lunch time haunts when visiting Calgary for business. Its like an old style family run Italian we use to have everywhere back in England before the chains took over. Great home cooked food, good selection and daily specials, must have eaten here 5 or more times in last couple of years and never once... More 

Thank rugbyno9
North Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant! We moved from Calgary and while visiting on holidays we returned here for dinner. All our favorites tasted exactly as we remembered, all excellent. We started with the muscle cream soup, Caesar salad, and then our main courses were: Involitini Portifino, Pescatore Linguini (excuse spelling mistakes), Spaghetti Bolognese, and two penne with pesto sauce. Incredible food... More 

Thank cdYVR
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The food here is great, and the service is fantastic as well. You definitely get the Italian feel, and it is a great place for couples as well as groups. Wouldn't bring kids here. It's more of an adult atmosphere.

Thank Andrea N
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Buon Giorno has been a favourite of ours for years and a go to for a great eating experience- great food, well priced and always exceptional service. We are sorry to see George and Gabriel go but hope to see then resurface elsewhere. Until the property is redeveloped we hope the new owners will not destroy the Calgary Italian gem.

Thank Bill5203

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mont royal
  • Neighborhood: Mont royal
  • Phone Number: (403) 244-5522

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?