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Abruzzo Ristorante

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402 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1Z9, Canada
+1 403-237-5660
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Calgary
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350 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My brother and his wife came to Calgary and wanted to take us out for good Italian fare. I selected Abruzzo. My brother claims to be an expert on fine Italian dining. He was extremely impressed by the quality and tenderness of the veal in his Parmigiana dish. His wife loved her Cannelloni. I had Veal Marsala, which is not... More 

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Calgary
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350 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Ihad guests visiting from the USA on business. I ordered Veal Marsala (which is for some reason no longer on the menu but they are happy to prepare and serve it). One guest enjoyed a Chicken Abruzzo specialty dish with pepper sauce and mushrooms. The other had Veal Saltimboca. The veal here is the highest quality I have ever tasted... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

My Fiancé & I were visiting Calgary & were looking for some good hearty italian food at reasonable prices. We found Abruzzo & decided to give it a try. What a great decision! The food was wonderful & there was enough on our plates for leftovers. The restaurant is cozy & classy and waiter was so freindly & helpful. We... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you don't give Lorenzo and Joe a chance you have done yourself a disservice. We had lunch that included a caprese salad and the lobster ravioli with shrimp. Both were superb. Will be going back for supper soon and you should too. Try the prosecco with Aperol to warm the palette to start.

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Thank MyTyGy
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Atmosphere: Slightly dated, and located in a small house, no natural light due to no windows. Food: Appetizer 1: Scampi in garlic butter: Traditional dish that the chef knows intimately and is served with fresh hot home made rolls; 5 out of 5 Main Course: The Tortellini Tartufo with a light truffle sauce is one of the highlights on the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere. Service was very good. Food came hot and in good time. Very tasty! Was recommended by friend and suggestion was right on. Would definately go again.

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calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 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.

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Thank erikdehaas
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 403-237-5660

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