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“surprise birthday awesome”

La Brezza Ristorante
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Ranked #36 of 3,547 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $28 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1st Ave & 9th St NE
Transit: Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant. C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
Description: La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location - once the owners house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness. You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials and you can even indulge on Sundays as we are one of the few local restaurants open 7 days a week. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. See you soon!
calgary
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“surprise birthday awesome”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I planned a surprise for my wifes 60th birthday. Had invited 12 others. There wasn't a guest there who didn't stop raving about the food all night and even now. Marco,the owner took care of every last detail and the night was perfect. I myself am a chef and the food was phenomenal. First rate. I booked the private room and the service was top notch.I would Highly recommend this place to anybody looking for a superior meal.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Graeme R
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Marco A, Owner at La Brezza Ristorante, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.

We love that you took the time to tell us about your experience at La Brezza Ristorante.

We were pleased to hear you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon.

Thanks and have a great day

Marco
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome family celebration dinner!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

The food was excellent with an extensive and varied menu. Server was attentive and helpful with wine and food choices. The location is a converted house and the atmosphere was warm and cozy, it felt like you were at someone's house for dinner. Marco, the owner was out greeting and chatting with people throughout the evening.
The food portions were generous, the pasta sauces flavorful and my salmon special was cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, there is something here for everyone.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Anne-S2012
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Marco A, Owner at La Brezza Ristorante, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.

We love that you took the time to tell us about your experience at La Brezza Ristorante.

We were pleased to hear you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon.

Thanks and have a great day

Marco
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Very very poor”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We booked this restaurant on the basis of Trip Advisor rating and were left very, very disappointed. The food was very poor, atmosphere wasn't great and the service terrible, it's like they were just trying to get everyone out do they could close the place up, heaven knows how this gets top spot in Calgary :( Stay away!!!

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9 Thank Extremesportathlete
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Calgary
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time or money”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

A group of us booked this restaurant based on reviews from Tripadvisor. Worst restaurant any of us have been to in a long time. The service was surly and the food ordinary. There are many very good italian restaurants in Calgary. This isn't one of them.

  • Visited December 2012
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8 Thank Calgaryfoxy1
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Calgary, Canada
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“Date night or Family-style at it's finest”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

There is no doubt that La Brezza has a fantastic ala carte menu and that anyone would be happy with their offerings of fine Italian, but what I love about La Brezza is the Family-style meal. At La Brezza, you can request a meal to be shared amongst your table, tonight, there were six of us. The server asked us if there were any alergies or 'dislikes' and went to the kitchen with our request for a family-style meal. The kitchen provided a price for a 5 course meal to be served family-style (large dishes for all to share) and away we went. Incidentally, if you aren't into family-style, you can still get the kitchen to prepare you a multi-course meal off of the menu plated individually. So, our meal consisted of: Bruschetta, Calamari and Eggplant strata, Spagetti ala aglio e olio with Mussels, Lobster & Lamb served with seasonal vegetables, finished with Tiramisu. Everything spectacular. Marco is a fantastic host and visited our table a couple of times. And needless to say, some Lemoncello made it to our table at the end of the meal to aid in digestion. As it would be in Italy.
La Brezza is a truly special experience, whether it is just a couple or a larger group. Thank you, Marco, thank you Rose. This was a great holiday season gathering for 6 old friends.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank ChikNo1
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Marco A, Owner at La Brezza Ristorante, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.

We love that you took the time to tell us about your experience at La Brezza Ristorante.

We were pleased to hear you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon.

Thanks and have a great day

Marco
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