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“Dinner before concert”
Review of Il Gallo Nero - CLOSED

Il Gallo Nero
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Mission
Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Dinner before concert”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Stopped by with a large group (8) before a concert at the Saddledome. We had reservations. After a bit of a glitch, 2 of us parked at the restaurant and only 1 vehicle per table, assume just in advance of Saddledome events, so I had to move my vehicle. Not sure it is fair for a table of 2 to get a parking spot, and a table of 8 to get one parking spot, but whatever. Watch out for others (to their credit II Gallo Nero had warned us up front when we made the reservation, only 1 vehicle per table).I had the halibut daily special and it was good, well cooked, maybe a little too much sause, but still very enjoyable. Everyone else who ordered the special also had great things to say, no one had a bad meal. Well done. The atmosphere is good, although the restaurant was packed in advance of the event, however the service did not suffer. The server and kitchen team are obviously use to handling large crowds being fed in a short time, and did not disappoint.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank David B
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  • English first
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English first
Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Wine and ambiance”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great smaller place, close to the Saddledome. We stopped here for a quick drink before an event. Even though the place was packed the staff were wonderfully accommodating and wanted to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. We sat at the bar and it was very fun. I'll be back

Visited January 2013
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Thank 4bigdogsCalgary
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Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Consistently very good Italian”
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Good pasta and veal selection. Daily features are always good. Never a bad meal in many visits. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food, odd service”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Food was very good, priced almost a bit high for location compared to other very good Italian restaurants in the main core but the service was odd. Have been there a couple of times and last time experienced confusion as to who is serving who, wait staff who have forgotten they were to bring something, and the owner who comes across as being a bit haughty and impatient but is still passionate about the restaurant. It is quite loud inside due to open concept with hardwood floor and little to dampen the sound but on a non busy time the ambience is nice.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank MKH000
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Place for an excellent relaxed dinner.”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Gallo Nero is what I would call a comfortable favorite. The food is consistently excellent, the service is terrific, but also wrm and friendly.
The restaurant serves Italian/Mediterranean cuisine. Many, many people tell me that the Lasagna is the best thy have ever tasted, anywhere, including Italy. For years the owner, Claudio, resisted putting Calamari on the menu, but they have it now and it is excellent.

Gallo. Nero has a good wine list, not overpriced. There are no table cloths, so it is more relaxed and informal, but the food is great! If there is a hockey game on, this restaurant is packed because it is located lose to the Calgary Stampede Park and the Saddledome.

I have eaten here so many times that I think I know the menu by heart. I have never been disapointed. Great dinner with good wine will run about $75.00 per person.

Enjoy!!

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank George B
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