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“Come for the red sauce!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Piccola Napoli Ristorante

Piccola Napoli Ristorante
Ranked #157 of 3,490 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Southeast Calgary
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Come for the red sauce!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice place--quaint, nice decor, good staff.
I ordered the lasagna...and was disappointed. It's 6 or 7 layers of noodles with little to nothing in between--very dry and dense. The worst part is that it wasn't heated thoroughly so the corners were still cold. Yikes. The only thing that saved this dish was the red sauce. Of all the Italian places I've eaten at, I can say this is my absolute favorite red sauce! I'll come back for sure, but will order just some spaghetti with meatballs...smothered in red sauce!

  • Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Calgary
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great ambience, fine Italian cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We dine at La Piccola Napoli for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine's Day. They recently re-decorated and we were impressed by the contemporary new look. Over the years, proprietor Pasquale has come to know us and greets us and our guests warmly. All pasta is fresh and tastefully seasoned; the veal scaloppini alla marsala is tender and flavourful. Service is friendly, attentive and unrushed. This is one of very few restaurants where one is treated like a welcome guest rather than a customer.

Unlike many restaurants, La Piccola offers a quiet, charming atmosphere for adult celebrations and conversations. They do not tolerate the kind of noisy, badly behaved children who have ruined many a special evening for us at other “fine dining” restaurants.

Reservations are recommended, especially during evenings when live entertainment is offered. Bon Appetit!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelTipsCalgary
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Devon UK
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

We took family we were staying with as a thank you. They often come here and so recommended it as a good place to go. The food is delicious and well priced. Despite what other reviewers say I found the staff very polite, helpful and the amount of attention they gave the table was just right. We had a great evening.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jo A
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
“Amazing Food & Ambiance!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

What a charming little restaurant :) The food was fresh, hot & flavorful.... It was a wonderful night shared with my special someone. The service was amazing from the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left. Very helpful, knowledgable and fun host and waiter. Also there was a live guitarist playing and the mood was overall very romantic. Really enjoyed the evening and would highly recommend going.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NatalieClaireCole
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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Live music, excellent veal, excellent dessert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We started with Kendall Jackson Merlot wine and started into veal entrees, parmagiano, pizzaiola and Milanese. Then everyone had dessert: raspberry sorbetto and crepes with apricot jam and whipped cream. The highlight was the live guitarist playing "golden oldies" for the appropriate audience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank QatarJoe
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