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Rea's Italian Cucina

#74 of 2,856 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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431A 41 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2N4, Canada
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Rea's for my son's 16th birthday. We ordered the smoked salmon and calamari appetizers which were superb. We then had two pizzas which were absolutely amazing. Great authentic Italian food. Our server was genuine, sweet and efficient. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank LovetheGiraffe
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Rea's last Friday with friends who were first timers. The consensus was great food, ambiance and service! Started with the calamari - lightly breaded and tossed in marinara - simply delicious. Tender and flavorful. The antipasti platter was equally good - a nice combination of cheese, charcuterie and pickle. The boys shared a pizza - Rea's special -... More 

Thank Scampy11
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mike and Alfredo always take great care of us, i can get in even when there packed as usual, you must try their pizza, I like the seafood pizza.

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

True Italian. Atmosphere, wine and food. Vitello Piarda (veal) and the Michaelangelo Special (Smoked Salmon) Pizza were both delicious. Truly a place where the staff and owner are out to please the customers. We would definitely return to enjoy again.

1 Thank katiemr2010
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Never had a better Italian meal ever. Classy staff who pamper you. If you leave hungry, it's your own fault.

Thank neonblazer
Calgary, Canada
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely date night at Rea's and now have another great restaurant to add to our favorite list. The restaurant is in a semi-industrial area of NE Calgary in a building that doesn't have that much curb appeal. Don't let that stop you though. The interior is warm and inviting as are the staff. We had a great... More 

Thank Andrew B
Airdrie, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Seems like an odd location but I like it as I can get to it easily off Deerfoot and have never had a problem parking. I wouldn't chance it and always reserve as they are a busy place and you don't want the disappointment of just showing up and finding out they're full. I have eaten here quite a lot... More 

Thank Darryn M
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We met at Rea's for lunch. At first it was quite empty but by noon the place was alive and the great Italian food was flowing! The food is delicious and buns with butter accompanied the meal. Friendly and helpful staff made the meal go very smoothly. I highly recommend this lovely spot!!!!

Thank FoodieGenieA1
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Went to Rae's on April 15 2016 with a group of 6. We were seating right away and drinks came in a timely fashion. Menu wasn't overly big, which is nice to narrow down choices. We split a plate of Linguini Tutto Mare as we had eaten an hour and half previously. It was outstanding!! A little spicy but very... More 

Thank Kanadian2016
Cochrane, Canada
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365 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

A true Italian meal in a spot that is a hidden gem in a quasi-industrial area on north central Calgary. Had the house specialty pasta, which was a seafood laden dish that was tender, fresh, tasty and filling...there was easily enough pasta and seafood for two people! Hadn't eaten here in 20 years but it is still outstanding! Recommended!

Thank Mark D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431A 41 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-230-7754
Amazing Italian dishes that are authentic, fresh, and homemade. For quality food at these prices, you can't go wrong.

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