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“Great choice for good, casual Italian food”

Chianti Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #94 of 2,440 Restaurants in Edmonton
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Queen Alexandra
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great choice for good, casual Italian food”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were in Edmonton for two nights and ended up going to Chianti on both nights. The first evening we went for dinner - it was freezing out and we started with Minestrone and hot, complimentary bread rolls. Yum! Perfect for the weather. We both chose veal, although we picked different sides; the kitchen seems prepared to be endlessly flexible to accommodate your preferences for the sides. The portions were large by our standards, but the food was so good I left nothing on my plate. We were impressed with the friendly and efficient service and the spacious heritage building makes a great spot for a family restaurant. The second evening we ended up going again after a somewhat disappointing meal in a supposedly much more up-scale restaurant left us unsatisfied. On this occasion we enjoyed the house's spicy marinated olives and used more of the delicious bread to mop up the olive oil. The next time we're in Edmonton we will definitely go again. Hearty and tasty food, generous portions, gracious service, intriguing ambience - try it!

  • Visited March 2014
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Alberta, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Another go-to tradition on Whyte!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Chianti's is a decades-old fixture on the Ave, and well worth the trip. Excellent pastas at thoroughly reasonable prices - especially on Mondays and Tuesdays.

My personal recommendations are the Fettucini Supremo and Fettucini Du Chef.

Excellent waitstaff and atmosphere, particularly in the spring/summer with their outdoor patio. This is a place that is good for dates, business lunch or just casual feedbags with friends, any time of day.

  • Visited December 2013
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Edmonton, Alberta
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great, Affordable Italian Cuisine”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are a 25-minute drive from Chianti's and find ourselves frequently heading the car in that direction.
Chianti's is in the artsy university district and has a casual, funky atmosphere. They serve a great selection of very tasty Italian cuisine at very affordable prices. IF you happen to hit their pasta frenzy nights which happen most Mondays-Tuesdays, they offer $9.95 pasta entries, $1.99 caesar salads, and $1.99 chocolate mousse dessert.
You simply can't beat that for a delicious Italian meal.

Visited January 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
333 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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“A Family Favorite”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have visited the Chianti Restaurant on Whyte Avenue many times and always have had a consistently excellent meal. We also find the prices reasonable, the ambiance authentic, and the service excellent.

Visited March 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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“Enjoyable food and atmosphere”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Some friends and I came here for lunch on a weekday. It was a very enjoyable and relatively stress-free experience.

The service overall was very good, and the food was just wonderful. I was especially impressed that the restaurant was able to customize orders for those who have specific dietary requirements, so that no one in our party felt left out or unable to enjoy the cuisine. I also was impressed that one could order 1/2 orders of pretty much everything on the menu.

Given the service, good food, and the ability to tailor your meal to work for you, this is a place I would recommend visiting again.

  • Visited January 2014
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