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Abruzzo Ristorante

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402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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539 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

And that won't happen again! Passing by , this time We said STOP! Ambience small, cozy! Reception was friendly. Server was immediate, and accommodating. Wine list was adequate, altho did not see a Rose! Caesar salad was very fresh and tasty. Italian house salad also tasty. Carbonara--very good. Cannelloni--excellent. Bolegnese --full flavours. All were appetizer sizes, filling and well priced.... More 

Thank alan a
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As long as you will be able to ignore the staff you really can have a great Italian food experience. We enjoyed our starters, really had a great main course, and even an impressive desert, but the waitress almost spoiled our evening.

Thank erikdehaas
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The food is usually quite good, but the staff is unwelcoming and rude. The hostess can barely smile and the servers are unwelcoming and not very pleasant - especially considering how often we eat there due to its proximity to the office.

Thank Brozzzi
Fort McMurray, Canada
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We just found this little spot while out for a walk. Stopped in for dinner and all we can say is....if your in Calgary be sure to make this one of your stops for dinner. Lorenzo was very welcoming, served an amazing meal, treated us to dessert when he found out we were from Fort McMurray. Having gone thru the... More 

Thank ftmacholiday
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Lorenzo and Joe always take great care of us...prices are exactly where they should be,based on large portions.You won't leave hungry. surroundings take you back to a home style restaurant in ITALY... loose your self, quite and romantic!

Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Took my wife for a romantic Italian dinner, food and service was great.We had a glass of prosecco and antipasto to start. My wife had the fettucini alfredo and I had the spaghetti bolognese. We finished off sharing a bowl of tiramisu for dessert. Perfect evening.

Thank Alan J
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Awesome dating place. Service was very good and food was just perfect. We had a little too much food as we had an antipasti (starter) for the two of us before our main dish (big portions). For antipasti we had Vongole (clams in spicy tomato sauce) and main dishes that we shared Linguini Pescatore (baby clams, fresh mussels, calamari and... More 

Thank victorero
Shawnee, Kansas
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Ask almost any native of where to go for Italian dining in Calgary and they will immediately say Abruzzo. It is situated in a quaint and inviting looking building amongst the much taller structures. Was warmly greeted (even with no reservation) and seated at a nice table. Ester was exceptionally helpful with recommendations. Some of the entrees are a bit... More 

1 Thank Russell M
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Food is consistently excellent...comfortable and pleasant environment, nice decor and courteous and accommodating servers

1 Thank Parkers7427
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

My review is based on one visit and here is goes... Positives: complimentary bruschetta very nice, good service nice location. Negatives: the place is a bit run down, far too expensive for what you get. Main course veal in mushroom sauce pretty plain and not particularly exciting $31 and below average breast of chicken for over $20 plus a bottle... More 

1 Thank Alexloewenau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 403.237.5660

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