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“Intimate atmosphere , great food and very friendly service”

La Brezza Ristorante
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Ranked #34 of 3,529 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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!
Toronto
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“Intimate atmosphere , great food and very friendly service”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I were visiting our son and fiancé in Calgary and since it was our 30th wedding anniversary, they wanted to find a nice restaurant to celebrate at. As they had only recently moved to the city we relied on Trip Advisor and La Brezza was listed as number 1 so we gave it a try. We were forewarned that the outside of the building my put us off so we were not phased when we arrived t what looked to be someones post war era home.
Once inside we were treated to great service in a very intimate atmosphere . Since the restaurant is quite small, I would recommend reservations as it fills up quickly. Overall the food was very good and reasonably priced and the friendly service exceptional. We were even treated to a Limoncello by the owner Marcus when he came to talk to us at the end of dinner.
Would definitely encourage anyone looking for Italian food to visit La Brezza when in Calgary.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, great service”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Meaning to try this for years. The restaurant is small but very cute. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the food was delicious. More than anything, would recommend for the service and attention shown by the staff and owner. Great overall experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, family atmosphere”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Be sure to call ahead for a reservation as this is a busy spot. Atmosphere is friendly, not special. Like eating at someone's home.

  • Visited August 2013
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Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“My husband and I loved our dinner here!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We found this place through trip advisor. Voted number one restaurant. We felt like Italian so we thought we'd try it out. it is in an old house. It is very nice and cozy inside. Don't let the outside turn you off. We started off our meal with wine and delicious homemade bread with balsamic and olive oil for dipping. Next, we shared the mussels. They were sooooo goooood. The broth they came in was amazingly great! I could of licked the bowl. For the entree, I had the veal with a creamy mushroom sauce, pasta with a nice tomato sauce and some veggies. My husband had a smoked salmon and shrimp pasta dish in a rose sauce. Both meals were delicious. The dishes came out very hot and fresh. After our meal the owner came over to our table to ask how things were. He was a very friendly fellow and he made his rounds to the other guests. For dessert we shared creme brûlée , my favorite! We will definitely be back at this place. From the cozy atmosphere, to the delicious food, wonderful wine and excellent service you can't go wrong here.

  • Visited August 2013
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our waiter was great, service was awesome. Food left a little to be desired. Swordfish was a little fishy tasting, and and mussels were very gritty. Drinks were good. Might give it another try if we're in the area.

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