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La Brezza Ristorante

#16 of 2,850 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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990 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8J3, Canada (1st Ave & 9th St NE)
+1 403-262-6230
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Calgary, Alberta
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the type of restaurant everyone should support. One that has been in our community for many years and has such a touching story behind it with the unfortunate passing of it's original founder and owner. The story itself is pretty touching and the fact that his wife and family have chosen to continue on with Marco's legacy almost... More 

Thank JerDog
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have recently brought a good friend of mine to this quaint Italian restaurant in Bridgeland. I had been there a few times in the past two years. While the owner has died his wife, the new head of the establishment is continuing to build upon the legacy. She is doing a great job. We were not too hungry, so... More 

Thank PDZ320
Washington, DC
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four friends who had never been in Calgary before,ate at La Brezza. Thanks to our wonderful waiter, Philip, we made it to the restaurant -- our GPS could not seem to get us there, but Philip guided us by telephone. Once there, we had a delightful meal, starting with some very good bruscetta. Each dinner loved the entree -- whether... More 

Thank RetiredinDC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I took a cab to the restaurant. It is in a quant neighborhood outside of town. The restaurant was the owners home, though not much of any home remains inside. It is bright and cheerful. The owner is the original owners daughter, and her daughter was the server. It definitely felt like a family run business. I... More 

Thank Thom S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a couple of times and the appetizers were especially delicious. Noteworthy were the calamari. It was not your typical deep fried calamari but was served with a tangy and spicy primavera sauce. Service was a bit slow.

Thank Ben_and_Sadie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were surprised by the location when we arrived as it does not at all look like a "nice restaurant". It is small and located in a nice residential area of the city. Our food was excellent as was the service. It was likely the best meal we had during our stay in western Canada. We were in a bit... More 

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saint john n.b.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had a great meal TONITE at this small Italian restaurant. The proprietor, Philomena was very welcoming, fitting us I. Despite a full house. My husband had the seafood linguine and I the linguine Brezza. Both were scrumptious. High Y recommend

Thank bestofminors
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I have eaten here a few times now and it never disappoints. The food is always flavorful and the staff has always been great. if you want some great Italian food in a cozy setting this is the place to go! Easy location to get to and have always found parking as well.

Thank jasonwV5131TP
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Incredible place with incredible food. Cool setting on the edge of downtown in an old house renovated into a restaurant. Wait staff are pros and very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Food was among the best I've had...anywhere. Any cuisine. Tough to get into for a special occasion so book early.

Thank Scott J
Calgary, AB
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

After the sudden passing of legendary owner Marco about a year ago, La Brezza continues to provide high quality food coupled with great wine in a pleasant atmosphere in the converted house. Home-made soup was wonderful, and pasta tasty too. Our favourite might just be the lasagne. Service is terrific too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 990 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8J3, Canada
    (1st Ave & 9th St NE)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant. C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-6230
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?