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“Freezer burned shrimp and overcooked penne”
Review of Chianti Cafe

Chianti Cafe
Ranked #296 of 3,664 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Southeast Calgary
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Tuesday pasta day specials, hardly any customers but serving precooked penne, soft, split, gooey

Shrimp freezer burned and rubbery

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Thank Nakodo
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place is horrible, I just can't understand why it gets so busy. My pasta was swimming in a watery bland sauce. The chairs are metal which are cold, hard and clinical. I couldn't wait to leave and I won't be going back.

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1  Thank Janet C
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had dinner here during a summer getaway. Not knowing the area, we saw the sign and took a chance on dining here. What a find!! Chianti's pastas are homemade, sauces nicely seasoned and portions generous but not over the top. Severs were experienced, friendly and helpful with menu selections. They also serve their own brand of wines. The Pinot Grigio was very nice. It was a lovely meal. We'll definitely return!!

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Thank ShamysShores2
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We usually dine here once a week. Get there early during the week, around 4:30 - 5:30 and you can get a decent table. Servers are all great, never had any problems, always friendly and bring your food hot. Great menu picks, try looking that the black board for specials. Gluten free pasta can be ordered for any item. Tired most of the veal dishes, several fish dishes, and they have been all great. Really like the choices for trying to eat healthy. Several items are steamed and not greasy. Kids like most of the pasta dishes. Wine selection is okay, but it would be nice if they added some Australian or Californian by the glass. Prices are great. This is a nicely decorated and operated restaurant. One final note, we find this location not as crowed or noisey as the 17th ave S.W. location.

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Thank Challenger01
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

No wonder this Cafe is usually near full----gourmet cuisine with very reasonable
prices, Great home-made pastas--good quality meats and chicken and sauces--
and reasonably priced wines and house wines.
Hi-lites--carbonara, spagetti and their meatballs and great salads.
Don't ignore their desserts.
Service was immediate and entertaining.
Nice patio area--when weather permits.
Ample parking, which is always a treat.
A friendly atmossphere for dining. This Cafe deserves a repeat!

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1  Thank alan a
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