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We are open! We are located in downtown Calgary and offer relaxed fine dining Italian Offers fresh caught fish and seafood handmade pasta and AAA Alberta Beef. Consistently rated one of the best dining establishments in the city. We also offer delivery services through our own store at centini.com. Third party delivery is also available through DoorDash and SkiptheDishes. Centini is one of the top spots for corporate dining and has several private rooms which can be booked.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, International, European
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Free Wifi
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All reviews pasta puttanesca salmon lemon tart bread white tablecloths highly recommend this restaurant visiting calgary food was amazing server appetizers garlic canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time dining at Centini and the service was very friendly. We were seated at our table and after 20 minutes asked the maître d to find our waiter. 25 minutes after we were seated our waiter finally appeared and we placed our order....One hour later we received our appetizers, $22 for 3 scallops, $22 for a tiny dinner roll sized escargot pastry. Another hour passed and we received our $34 fettucine (way too salty), and a $38 4oz-piece of overcooked chicken. Our bill with wine and a tip was $336 and I have no problem spending money on good service and food. Very disappointed and my wife good naturedly ribbed me and said we should have dined at Caesar’s or Villa Firenze instead.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been huge fans of Centini’s for years. Having said that, our Monday experience was disappointing. The appetizer order was ‘confusing’, the pasta was too salty, the lemon tart tasted ‘day old’ and the chocolate soufflé was more like pudding. We’ll be back one more...time to see if they’re back to the excellent food that we’re used to.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed September 28, 2023

I had dinner here with a small group of colleagues and spouses. The menu is extensive, lots of reasonably priced wine options by the bottle, great food — try a salmon or charcuterie board (or two) — and impeccable service! It was a great evening!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 8, 2023

We manged to get a table without a reservation during the Calgary Stampede - result! The restaurant was very busy and appeared to be under staffed. The waiters still did a good job and provide us with good service. The food we ordered was delicious...Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 6, 2023

My wife and I were in Calgary, decided on Italian and Centini was close so we decided to go there. We've been to Italian restaurants before but this one tops the list. We had green salad, the salmon platter and the seafood linguini and all...the food was excellent. The linguini proved that pasta can be prepared and can taste wonderful without adding garlic or hot spices and the salmon was some of the best we've ever had which says a lot since we're from the West Coast. The server, Brad, was friendly and courteous and he demonstrated that he puts the needs of his customers first. He made helpful suggestions and was happy to allow us the time to decide on what we would have for dinner. We didn't feel rushed yet we also didn't feel ignored. The ambience of the restaurant itself was also good, the white tablecloths are a nice touch and the place has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely visit it again the next time we are in Calgary.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 28, 2023

Fantastic dinner , exceptional service … one of the better restaurants in calgary for sure , lots of gluten free options as well

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

Following a three week trip across British Colombia this is the best restaurant we visited. Quality of the food, professional service and interesting Italian menu.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022 via mobile

Caprese salad was very good, outstanding. Parpadele and wild boar ragu was really good. Tiramisu was average. Bread Was good, olives were not.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 8, 2022

I went here in the summer while visiting Calgary. Modern and relaxing restaurant. The servers are great and attentive. Pasta is an absolute must, especially the bolognese and you can even see from your table them making it!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

We have wanted to try Centini forever. We finally pulled the trigger for our anniversary! We were blown away with every aspect of our experience! Our server, Shama, was friendly, knowledgeable and very fun! She recommended several wine choices only after we had chosen our...appetizer and main courses. Everything paired very well together! The food was amazing. We started with the pan seared calamari puttanesca with white wines! Then we had entrees: seafood risotto and beef short rib ravioli! Again, we tried different wines! For dessert, we couldn’t decide so Shama recommended the share platter of three. Now, many restaurants, when doing a shared platter, the sizes are miniature compared the regular dessert. Not at Centini. We received three full size desserts. They were delicious. They included lemon tart, carrot cake and crème brûlée! At the end of the meal, we asked Shama if she would take our photo and she suggested a spot other than our table! There is beautiful art everywhere and we loved the photos she took. Centini is 5 star all the way. If you have not experienced it yet. GO!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2021

Excellent Italian restaurant with impeccable service and delicious meals. Beautiful tables with white tablecloths. Cozy atmosphere for a romantic meal

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

We went for dinner as a family and the meal was very good. The scallops and prawns was excellent and I definitely would recommend it,

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

Had an evening meal recently. Loved it! We felt a bit underdressed when we arrived- but the hostess didn’t seem to mind. Our server was excellent and attentive. We both had the seafood linguini. So flavourful and full of clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops. The...sauce was delicious and the serving size was decent. We had ordered an appetizer but the server forgot to put our order in. We weren’t too concerned, we still had plenty to eat. We also shared the lemon tart for dessert. So yummy and freshly made. I can’t wait to be visiting Calgary again- definitely going back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 9, 2020 via mobile

We ordered food for delivery this week and it was wonderful! It was delivered at the right temperature (pasta was hot, lemon tarts were cold). We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Thank you!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

Just finished eating at Centini and the food was not worth the money, spent 92.00 for two orders of short rib ravioli (12 ravioli) and a bowl of soup this was without any wine or drinks. It was small and quaint but hard to hold...a conversation due to how loud it was. Service was not what you would expect out of a restaurant who is attempting to attract a higher class customer. Still hungry and need to order something else now due to the very small portions. I suggest Ruth Chris or maybe the Keg for date night, better food and a lot better service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
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