We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Lina's Italian Market Cafe

#129 of 2,890 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northeast Calgary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2211 Centre St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2T4, Canada
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 109: English reviews
Level Contributor
53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

All things Italian. This is an Italian deli with a small seating area. The porchetta and other sandwiches are amazing. Goo and interesting pizzas and other hot foods to go or to eat in. Good espresso. Great baking. You should probably eat before you start shopping. So many good things! Fresh breads reasonably prices, fresh pizza dough, Zillions of cheeses.... More 

Thank snyrseartista
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I went there to grab a panini and few grocery items. The panini was OK. I cannot say it was delicious. I looked at the pizza they serve: the crust was too thick to be Italian! In the grocery department, there are much fewer selections than, let's say, 12 months ago. And everything seemed to be more expensive than at... More 

Thank jhqpinto
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

the Italian mamas serving the food don't know the meaning of a lite lunch...always have a spicy italic sausage with baked potato wedges & tomato sauce, great...followed by desert & a illy coffee....

Thank Emax0442
Calgary, AB CANADA
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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
Level Contributor
247 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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
Level Contributor
307 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

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
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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
Level Contributor
253 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
392 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Travelers who viewed Lina's Italian Market Cafe also viewed

Calgary, Alberta

Been to Lina's Italian Market Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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 NW, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-277-9166

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lina's Italian Market Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?