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Lina's Italian Market Cafe

#122 of 2,856 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Northeast Calgary
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2211 Centre St. N., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Calgary, AB CANADA
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So loud and so busy but so good. Closest thing to real Italian in Calgary. Sandwiches pizza dessert and lasagna the best you can find.

Thank PickyBrat
Calgary, Canada
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234 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm seldom disappointed with our visits to Lina's Italian Market. We usually start with a cappuccino for Ma Kettle, quickly followed with a doppio (double) espresso for Pa. I don't bother even looking at the pastry counter, even though it is loaded with fresh baked, decadent, and sinfully delicious treats from the old world, at least not right away. I... More 

Thank Mapakettle1
Calgary, Canada
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299 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you enter the place you already have a feel that the food will be good. The place smells fresh food. There are a great variety of soups, pastas, Italian food in general, espresso coffees and desserts. Everything very fresh and with a hint of home made. I had a Minestrone soup and I can tell that it was very... More 

Thank vvdantas
Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After my trip to Italy, I have been searching for a good cappuccino and I have finally found it! Simple, delicious and fresh food. The doughnuts are to die for!!!

Thank roxycuty
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I couldn't believe all the goodies all over the store!! Baked goods, cheese and meats...yummy. Don't forget to have a coffee at the table that awaits you.

Thank Moparonthemove
Abbotsford, Canada
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253 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here when we were visiting family in Calgary, first of all to buy ingredients to make an Italian dinner for our hosts, but also, to treat ourselves to some of the goodies we saw available here. We knew it was popular with the locals as it was packed. Thankfully we found a seat and got to enjoy some of... More 

Thank Barb F
Lethbridge, Canada
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364 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Lina's is not really in the league of the magnificent new Italian Centre Market but it still has much to recommend it. It's much smaller and older than the new southend competitor and its tiny parking lot is an absolute nightmare to navigate, but you will find a decent selection of Italian goodies. I will say that the cannoli are... More 

Thank metaungulate
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The atmosphere is super, feels like in a shop in Italy. Great deli, bakery and lunch area where the food is always delicious. I usually have the pasta of the day but my son likes the paninis. Speaking a little Italian helps get a bigger portion.

Thank Gord S
Riga, Latvia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian market together with cafeteria. In Market can find big variety of Italian foods. Fresh foods, canned foods etc. All great quality foods. Wonderful variety of cheeses and smoked meats, sausages, olives, fresh baked bred, cakes, pastas etc. Some household items as well - like dishes and kitchen tools. Cafeteria: daily specials, pastas, soups, pizzas, beverages(as well as alcoholic),... More 

Thank Tinshi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

great for a coffee and pastry (or lunch). Great food, kitchen and gift shopping. I always pick up the small cannelloni and some fresh fruit.

Thank breefairweather

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2211 Centre St. N., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-277-9166

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