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Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

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1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C8, Canada
+1 403-229-1600
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Hands down the WORST Italian food I've eaten in Calgary. I ordered the Chicken Parmesan and Bruschetta. The chicken was horribly overcooked and chewy and tough, as though it had been sitting under a heat lamp for 5 hours. The Burschetta was flavourless and served with some sort of weird corn-bread sort of thing, instead of on a proper baguette.... More 

Thank Rain G
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This is the list I made while at the restaurant because I was so frustrated: - Water glass smelled like bleach - Walmart paper napkins - Bread was sawdust - Italian salad was terrible - dressing tasted like Kraft and who puts boiled egg on an Italian salad, said anchovies literally a sliver of anchovies. Didn't even finish it. -... More 

Thank Marque M
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

The mussels were tastyin white wine andgarlic sauce but were so small it didnt fill you up. The calimari was great. Not chewy or rubbery. Service was great. Very freindly blonde girl with tats was great. free focascia bread was nice touch

Thank Gibber1968
Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Four of us just had dinner at this restaurant. The service was OK, but the food was really underwhelming. Seriously, I would say what once was a good place to eat has become the "Denny's" of Italian food in Calgary. Don't waste your money here. Many other great Italian restaurants in the city.

Thank 254bryan
Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great for a night out if you don't feel like cooking. Reservations are required as they do seem to be busy most nights. The food and atmosphere was ok nothing spectacular but a good night out.

Thank Machiavellii
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

This was the first time I had visited this restaurant in several years. We had good service and all pastas on the menu were half price (on a Monday). Free parking (after 6:00 pm) is available in the City of Calgary lot behind the restaurant.

Thank Barrie-The-Fiddler
Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2015

The staff greeted us warmly and our server was kind, attentive and offered us good suggestions. The atmosphere was nice, and the restaurant was clean. The price was somewhat higher than I expected for the value, but nevertheless, I would recommend Chianti Cafe overall.

Thank Mdinsac
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Reviewed November 13, 2015

Very disappointed with our recent visit. Last visit was probably 20 years ago .before the Chianti,s on Macleod Trail was built. At that time we considered Chianti's on 17 Ave to be one of the best value Italian restaurants around. Of the four persons at our table , three of us were very disappointed with our meals. The only person... More 

Thank Sydney J
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93 reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

Tuesdays is the best day to go but of course it is busy because its cheaper that day! I like that you can order half plates so you can try more than one thing!

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Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely terrible experience. Have eaten out in most of the Italian restaurants in Calgary and can confidently say this was the worst Italian restaurant I've ever been at, both in terms of service and food quality. To begin, we were given a plate of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. No bread. We had to ask for that. Our server didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-229-1600

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