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Café Chianti

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Let our Executive Chef create for you the divine tastes of Italy using only the freshest of seasonal ingredients. If you are looking for a location to host a private event, celebrating a special occasion, or just want to dine in one of Halifax’s top restaurants, call or reserve online via our website today for your taste of Italian cuisine.
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Chianti was a wonderful spot to host a retirement party for 60 guests earlier this week. The food, service, staff and atmosphere were all amazing. Kristy was excellent to work with in the planning of our event, and we couldn’t be happier with the...results. Wether you are planning a large event, or just an intimate dinner for two - Cafe Chianti is an excellent choice.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 1, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food! We had the arancini and calamari as an appetizer and both were delicious! Our mains came out hot and tasted so good, we couldn’t leave a crumb on the plate. Service was great and very professional! 10/10 would recommend coming...here, for any occasion!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2022

Our hosts and servers were both prompt and professional. Table visits were well timed, with wine and water top ups. Appetizers were fresh and the salad crisp. Our mains were Seafood Linguini and Garlic Roasted Pappardelle, both delicious and in generous portions. an overall excellent...dining experience!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

Very disappointed with the menu. As an Italian restaurant the offerings were very limited. There didn't seem to be any tomato based recipe offerings. The atmosphere was nothing like the original restaurant. We were seated at a table for two next to the kitchen and...restroom even when I indicated a special birthday event upon booking.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022

I would highly recommend Cafe Chianti. My husband and I were visiting Halifax and went there for our anniversary dinner. The service was excellent. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend the mussels to start. My husband...had the steak and it was So flavourful and tender. You could’ve cut it with a bread knife. AwwMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

Cafe Chianti moved to the waterfront and opened a deck they call the Pier Pub. We went just after they were opened and they were disorganized and mediocre. Fair enough, new location and all. Tried again tonight, Wednesday evening beautiful late summer. Sat down at...7:50. Given menus and welcomed. Inside restaurant operates. Server waits 10 minutes and tells us the Kitchen is now closed. We’d have been happy with a Caesar salad or bread and nachos. No luck. Offered only drinks and feeble apology. Two strikes. Won’t go back to bat here.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

We were in Halifax for a few days, and decided to try this restaurant. Great food, nice location on the water & prompt friendly service. I would recommend sitting on the patio if the weather is suitable. Super view of the harbor! We ate early...(5:00) as we had an appointment at 630, and were on our way by 6:00. Nice experience.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022

The new Pub located at the end of the cruise ship terminal and attached to the Cafe Chianti is well worth a visit. We were there for lunch about a month after the Pub's opening and were impressed with the quality of the food and...the very friendly atmosphere and service. The P.E.I. Mussels were perfectly done and served with a tasty garlic butter sauce - there must have been 20 or 25 of them in the bowl. The Fish and Chips were just what you want and expect in this traditional pub dish. The batter was light and crispy and the chips were spot on. The six beer taps included a good variety of options. We had the Stella Artois and Garrison Irish Rose (a local craft beer). Give this new place a try - you will be glad you did.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

Great new location on The Waterfront with boats passing by George's Island . Chianti's decor is casual elegance while The Pier Pub sports a welcoming Bar and seating area . We had dinner with friends at Chianti recently and definitely will be back .Great food...,and the service was excellent , and extremely accommodating .Congratulations to Roger and Kristy .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner and evening out celebrating our wedding anniversary.The service ,from the moment we made our reservations with Chrissy was very warm and personable . We enjoyed excellent service from the wait staff . Our meal consisted of local...beers ,Cesar salad , Warm Focaccia Bread , Roasted Garlic Pappardelle and Gnocchi . All arrived at the perfect temperature, excellent portion size, and were delicious. The restaurant has an amazing view of Halifax Harbour and has an enjoyable atmosphere .We look forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022

We got a nice quiet spot with great view of the harbor and George's island and lots of windows, great atmosphere. The service was fantastic with friendly attentive wait staff. We enjoyed a leisurely dining experience with delicious calamari starter, then halibut and seafood linguine,...all spectacular. Whether intimate dining or large group, you could not make a better choice. We are looking forward to returning.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

Cafe Chianti has moved to the pier where the farmers market used to be. It reopened after complete renovation yesterday evening. I was privileged to eat there with my husband the day before opening. Chrissy and her husband are charming, welcoming, delightful owners. The new...venue, overlooking the harbour is tastefully decorated in a modern style and quite different to Barrington Street. It is light and airy with plenty of windows. The new menu wasn’t available as we were a day early but the mussels and the haddock were delicious and cooked to perfection. The service and price were both great. If we lived in Halifax we would be regulars! Well done, good luck with and welcome back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed December 7, 2021

Honestly could have not had a better evening out. The service from the moment I walked in was very warm and courteous. Drinks were tasty and just as I imagined from the menu. Food was the perfect temperature, great portion size, and completely delicious. Great...atmosphere to be with family, and would even come here for any type of work folks. Totally recommend and will be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2021

Service was excellent, Christie and her staff were more than accommodating. They recommended certain wine options, (which were excellent), and entrées. The appetizers from the mussels to the bruschetta were superb. The atmosphere was fun and inviting. A place we will definitely re-visit.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 30, 2021

The service staff were very attentive and polite adding a nice touch of class to the evening. The food was so good. The ravioli exceptional. Atmosphere was cozy.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Yes, Café Chianti is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Café Chianti is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4