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Why Not Italian

Southwest Calgary
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156-555 Strathcona Blv SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
403-240-4129
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Calgary
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197 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a number of years that we had not been to this restaurant. We have been going there for more than twenty years on a regular basis, but because we had rarely in recent years frequented the Strathcona area, it had been a while. On a recent Thursday night we decided to give it a try, and realized... More 

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Thank GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We have been coming here for years and the food is always consistently delicious. One of my favorite places to go for Italian food. The staff is friendly and the service is great!

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Thank amh0lbr00k
Calgary, Canada
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We came back for dinner and had the special on that evening's menu and it was really nice. Nice place, service and really good food! We'll be back!

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Thank 2Calgarians
Albufeira, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

The food is always great here. Cory the waiter is always attentive. We've been here tons of times and the food is always fresh. The Gamberetti appetizer is the best in Calgary. Love the Linguini Pescatore red sauce and the Combinacion platter with veal Parmesan and veal cannelloni and fettuccini Alfredo all on one plate is to die for. Trust... More 

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Thank karl r
Cochrane, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

The food was fantastic but found service a bit too slow. I think they have to add a couple more staff members.

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1 Thank Lianna2014
Lloydminster
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner at 5pm. Great food Huge portions Priced right. Restaurant filled up quickly. 2 waitress to serve 2 levels in restaurant. Food came reletevly quickly. Took forever to get our bill.

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1 Thank Steve R
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a popular restaurant with a good reputation in the local community. It has a nice selection of Italian fare, including Italian beer (but no Prosecco). I was there for a late dinner sitting on a Saturday night, which was nice because it's a fairly large, open room and it gets noisy so the later dinner was much quieter.... More 

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Thank Michelle R
Alberta, Canada
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257 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A friend of ours who lives in the area took us to this restaurant recently as he regularly eats here. I felt that the place needed a bit of freshening up - awkward steps to one part of the restaurant that were definitely in need of repair and not the cleanest place I have ever been to. When we first... More 

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1 Thank Aldergreen
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Went here as one of my staff was retiring. The place was clean and the server was very friendly. It was around 6:30 pm on a Thursday and ended up about half full. There was only 2 servers and 2 people in the kitchen that night so service was a little slow for drinks. The appetizers and the food was... More 

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1 Thank awbear
Eastend, Canada
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice atmosphere, but very small portions for the higher end prices. Restaurant was mostly empty at lunch time so was a bad sign. Service below average-server spent a lot of time talking to the other patrons while we waited and waited for the bill.

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1 Thank Tannis T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156-555 Strathcona Blv SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Southwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-240-4129

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