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$$ - $$$Italian, , European
401 12 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A5, Canada
+1 403-264-6046
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gamberi” (3 reviews)
“pappardelle” (3 reviews)
“gelato” (2 reviews)
Italian, Canadian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 12 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our first stop here since the restaurant name changed. We enjoyed great service. The pasta is superb, but a little bit pricey I felt. All seven of us really enjoyed the flavours in each pasta dish. I shared an insalata with my wife...More

Thank GPaCalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Cardinale at least 3 times now. Each meal has been a great experience in presentation, taste, value and originality. The service is impeccable attentive, professional but not intrusive. Fabulous wine list and all at reasonable prices, particularly for down town. Exceptional...More

Thank pytkas2005
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I heard of this restaurant from a friend and decided to give it a try and so glad I did. The service was TOP notch without being annoying. We ordered the Gnocchi, Carbonara & a seafood pasta which was all amazing. We raved about the...More

Thank AimeePaulR
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We ate here the other day. The restaurant is a nice space, you can hear yourself and it is nicely appointed. The servers and manager are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The menu is not huge but has good variety. The wine and beer list...More

Thank gajgmusic
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We ordered the Polpette and Gamberi as appetizers - 5 pieces in each which was perfect as were a party of 5! Delicious! All the pasta dishes were amazing so it was hard to pick, but the Pappardelle (fabulous meat sauce) and the Mezza Maniche...More

Thank GlobeGirl4EVR
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Everything we’ve eaten during our past four visits has been fantastic. Favourite dishes are the shrimp baked in salt, and any of the pastas, which are made in house. The wine list has something for everyone, taste and price. Cute bar for those who just...More

Thank TrevorR746
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

The food here is simply terrific. There are lots of interesting dishes, and most have tons of flavour, especially the seafood pasta. There’s an unexpected spice to it that really elevated it! The drinks are creative and pretty interesting as well- give this place a...More

Thank thejcsuperstar
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We have been searching for a new favourite restaurant and this may be it! The fresh bread is to die for. We shared an antipasto appetizer. Loved the “smoked in house” olives. The seafood linguine was QUITE spicy but very delicious and the pasta is...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed December 24, 2017

My partner wanted to come here for his birthday. After a bit of a mixup over the reservation and a particular request, all of which was ironed out immediately, we settled into a nice evening starting with a glass of Prosecco followed by more cocktails...More

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Having been to Cardinale once before (and having a great experience) I was looking forward to going again. Unfortunately everything I loved about it last time crumbled to the ground during this experience. I booked a reservation, knowing on event nights they are very busy....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 12 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A5, Canada
    (3rd Street SE)
  • Public Transportation: One block North-East of the Victoria Park - Stampede station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-264-6046
  • E-mail
Cardinale – an Italian joint – was named after the classic Italian cocktail, the Cardinale. Our goal as a restaurant is to bring Italian cocktail culture, and classic Italian 'red sauce joint' dishes to the public with an interesting modern perspective.
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