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Cafe Chianti

1241 Barrington Street | Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y1, Canada
+1 902-423-7471
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 28 min
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1241 Barrington Street | Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café Chianti was our 5th night out of the 2018 Dine Around experience , they have all been great meals, from Pizza to Beef Tenderloin. With one week to go, this one just moved into top spot. Server was busy, but always close and available....More

4  Thank fredmate2018
Reviewed January 14, 2018

I was at Cafe Chianti twice already and I love their food!! iIrecommend this restaurant to all who love fine Italian cooking. The service if excellent. Thank You Cafe Chianti!

Thank awodz
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Used to go the Cafe Chianti years ago. Can’t believe I have not been back since they rebuilt. Great ambiance, super friendly and competent service, not too intrusive and really good food. My husbands escargot sauce was so tasty we were both mopping it up...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed January 12, 2018

We went to Cafe Chianti for a date night and it was fantastic :) the food was awesome as was the wine! I had the manacotti and my partner had the steak, both were very good...We went on a Sunday night so it was quiet....More

Thank Donalda M
Jani T, Owner at Cafe Chianti, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Hi Donalda thank you for your comments and I will make sure they are passed on to the people on the front lines, thanks, Jan

Reviewed December 10, 2017

Café Chianti consistently provides a selection of good Italian cuisine in comfortable surroundings. There is also a charming bar area plus the private dining area which is excellent for private dinner groups. Definitely worth trying for either lunch or dinner.

Thank georgeamalec
Reviewed November 21, 2017

The food was great, dinner included fish, pastas, meat. Great decor and delicious food. A good place for a company dinner. Well positioned on Barrington Street.

Thank krof
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Took my son’s swim team here for supper. 5 Guys. It was a nice evening. Had a variety of Italian staples, everyone seemed very happy with what they ordered. Personally had the tenderloin and half a lobster. Great dish. Steak was perfect and the half...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

This is a real five star restaurant —especially for NS. Service, ambiance and amazing meals. My favourite is the ravioli with lobster, and the calamari is to die for! One of few places in Halifax where they either know enough, or care enough to actually...More

Thank lanawl
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

The food is wonderful with many gluten free options! Very good size portions as well. The service is very professional and efficient.

Thank SonyaPineo
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Great food in a folksy comfortable location. The owner stopped by to say hello and was a charming gentleman. I had gnocchi with mussles as an starter. Very good food and very relaxed environment.

Thank Linda C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $27
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Barrington Street | Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y1, Canada
    (Harvey Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-7471
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Enjoy superb Italian cuisine in our stylish Old World setting. Large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, lamb and duck dishes. 2 Separate dining rooms available for private parties up to 65, extensive wine cellar. Proudly serving you for over 30 years!
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