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“Great food --rude owner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Brezza Ristorante

La Brezza Ristorante
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Ranked #35 of 3,490 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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!
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food --rude owner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

For our overnight stay in Calgary we selected this restaurant to have dinner. Did our homework thru TripAdvisor just to be sure. Cousy little place; local neighborhood gem! The bruschetta had a delicious kick! The homemade sausage is fantastic in the pasta with a rich red sauce. For dessert had the zabaglione... Mmmm! (And I'm not an egg yoke type person). Our server was courteous and very attentive. However, the owner (and we know it was him because of the article framed by the front door with his picture), did not stop by our table not once. He went around us numerous times (counted 4), visited or stopped at all the other tables to check on the experience or the food. But not at ours. This is specially bad if he made eye-contact but did engage in conversation. I don't know why, other than I guess we needed to be of the "right" color... Beware "brown" people are not welcome. Most unfortunate because the chef is amazing!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chad K
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Calgary
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The is the best!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

The best of the best Italian restaurants in Calgary. I love the food and the owner is great!!!!
I always leave here with a full tummy and a smile on my face :-)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gotapresent
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Calgary
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just the right place for a celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I chose La Brezza after hearing about it for years. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it any time. We would also recommend that you make a reservation, it fills up fast!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank macksonthemove
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a fantastic gem !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the mood for the best Italian food in Alberta, try La Brezza. Eggplant parmigiano, calamari and linguini unbelievably good.

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Macau, China
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“Very good steak in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Introduced by Tripsadvisor, which is rated at the top of Calgary restaurants. It is not located in the centre of downtown, but a quite nice neighbourhood. Many roadside car parks available outside. La Brezza is a small house at a corner, quite easy to locate. Very good atmosphere with a lot of wines. I love the steak, not easy to find better in other places. The service is good, but only one waitress when I was there. Not a big issue because the restaurant is small. Price is ok at medium range in town. Good for dinning with 2-3 persons, chatting with delicious food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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