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“Proper Italian fare but limited menu, taste just average.”

Chianti Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #231 of 3,512 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
Calgary
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Proper Italian fare but limited menu, taste just average.”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The renovation has spiffed-up the place though it looks considerably less Italian than it used to.
They still serve bread with oil and vinegar before dinner which is nice. There's a limited wine selection which bummed me out though the wine chosen is of very good quality.
Portions are good-sized though menu selection is limited. Everything was fresh but the spice was quite subdued.
Good place for lunch though I would stick to Rea's, Olive Grove or even Olive Garden for dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Tamara G
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English first
Cranbrook, BC, Canada
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Families and Celebrations”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Each of Chianti's Calgary locations has developed its own character and clientele. This restaurant in the N.E. seems to attract more young families, and young adults in general.

The food is plentiful, reasonably priced, and served promptly. The noise level precludes it from being a location for a quiet tête-à-tête and qualifies it well for small groups out to have some fun.

On this visit we were not surprised to see the restaurant close to full before 6 pm, but very surprised that there wasn't a 7 pm rush on a Friday night. Again, the young families are in and out earlier than one would expect from a more fashionable dining crowd.

If you are in the mood for informal, tasty, and filling, this Chianti is a good choice.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank AOW_EANx
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St. Albert, Canada
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Never Disappoints”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have been ordering large take out orders for my kid's sports teams for several years from Chianti and it never ceases to amaze me how consistently FANTASTIC the food is! They are so organized and helpful and the portions are enormous. Value for money, tried and true, I can't say enough about our satisfaction year after year. I haven't dined in the restaurants in Calgary but we go to the one on Whyte Ave in Edmonton all the time (fabulous).

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank TravelMamas
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Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful as Always”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

I went there after they did their renovations on a Monday night. Gotta love the prices of the pasta. Excellent service....and the food, for the price excellent.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank David A
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice family restaurant”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

I ate here with my wife and two boys based on other positive reviews from TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed and generally had a good eating experience. It was Friday night and the restaurant was fairly full although we were seated right away. The service and food were quite good and well priced. Only some minor complaints/comments:
- It has been unseasonably warm here in Calgary this week and the restaurant was a bit hot inside. Some ceiling fans would fix this.

- It was quite loud but we expect this when eating at a family place.

Overall we would go back.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank jjparks
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