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Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

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) #2,229 of 3,049 Restaurants in Calgary $$ - $$$ Italian
1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C8, Canada
+1 403-229-1600
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
30 Sep 2016
“Calimario Out of the world”
2 Apr 2017
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$$ - $$$
1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Hands down the WORST Italian food I've eaten in Calgary. I ordered the Chicken Parmesan and Bruschetta. The chicken was horribly overcooked and chewy and tough, as though it had been sitting under a heat lamp for 5 hours. The Burschetta was flavourless and served...More

Thank Rain G
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is the list I made while at the restaurant because I was so frustrated: - Water glass smelled like bleach - Walmart paper napkins - Bread was sawdust - Italian salad was terrible - dressing tasted like Kraft and who puts boiled egg on...More

Thank Marque M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The mussels were tastyin white wine andgarlic sauce but were so small it didnt fill you up. The calimari was great. Not chewy or rubbery. Service was great. Very freindly blonde girl with tats was great. free focascia bread was nice touch

Thank Gibber1968
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Four of us just had dinner at this restaurant. The service was OK, but the food was really underwhelming. Seriously, I would say what once was a good place to eat has become the "Denny's" of Italian food in Calgary. Don't waste your money here....More

Thank 254bryan
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Great for a night out if you don't feel like cooking. Reservations are required as they do seem to be busy most nights. The food and atmosphere was ok nothing spectacular but a good night out.

Thank Machiavellii
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This was the first time I had visited this restaurant in several years. We had good service and all pastas on the menu were half price (on a Monday). Free parking (after 6:00 pm) is available in the City of Calgary lot behind the restaurant.

Thank Barrie-The-Fiddler
Reviewed 26 November 2015

The staff greeted us warmly and our server was kind, attentive and offered us good suggestions. The atmosphere was nice, and the restaurant was clean. The price was somewhat higher than I expected for the value, but nevertheless, I would recommend Chianti Cafe overall.

Thank Mdinsac
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Very disappointed with our recent visit. Last visit was probably 20 years ago .before the Chianti,s on Macleod Trail was built. At that time we considered Chianti's on 17 Ave to be one of the best value Italian restaurants around. Of the four persons at...More

Thank Sydney J
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Tuesdays is the best day to go but of course it is busy because its cheaper that day! I like that you can order half plates so you can try more than one thing!

1  Thank BornToTravelBrit
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Absolutely terrible experience. Have eaten out in most of the Italian restaurants in Calgary and can confidently say this was the worst Italian restaurant I've ever been at, both in terms of service and food quality. To begin, we were given a plate of balsamic...More

1  Thank YYCGourmet
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-229-1600
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