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Il Chianti Restaurant

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277 20 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 1R1, Canada
+1 403-230-3014
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My partner and I tried to go to Rea's Italian Restaurant but we had no reservation so this place in little Italy (?) was a pleasant surprise. The dining room was modern and elegant but casual. Families, couples and small groups dotted the room. The wine was reasonably priced as were the menu items. Our waiter was very efficient, friendly... More 

Thank Johanne Y
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had the opportunity to sample an array of menu items starting with: calamari fritti, not my favourite item but that's my palate, nothing to do with the food : pomodoro, excellent :scaloppine alla chianti -AMAZING!! :chocolate volcano cake, maybe a bit dry but still delicious. The atmosphere was unhurried, service excellent and price reasonable for the quality we received.... More 

Thank Missglobalgoddess
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I love to eat Italian food especially if is well made and I was delightfully surprised here! My family recently took me out for dinner and this is the spot where we went to eat. I had never been there before but was ready to take a chance. Wow, what a surprise when I walked in the door, quaint little... More 

Thank Judith M
Oakbank, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

in short, you can't find a place that'll compliment the food with the wine they offer - anywhere local. The family is the business! You're welcomed & seated by the daughter - mom is a server as well, and pops is the MAN in the back making the food you desire. As with most of pure Italian restaurants, your meal... More 

Thank Val M
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just had a family celebration dinner at Il Chianti. It was the start of a long weekend and most tables were full. Busy. Good. The front of the house staff handled things beautifully and the food coming out of the kitchen was what we have always come to expect from our favourite Italian restaurant in the city!

1 Thank GaryJ113
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband and I decided to try Il Chianti based on the online reviews, only to be totally disappointed. The service was good and friendly, but not anything to write home about. Restaurant was clean, small, not overly cozy, but nice. We ordered the sausage appetizer, the sauce was tasty, however; it was simply sausage in a bowl of tomato... More 

Thank L M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

say hello to an understated Italian Restaurant that is run by the family with really good food. Take your time and make a reservation.

Thank Rod F
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My family visited this restaurant and had outstanding service. We had young people with us, age 16, 19 and 20 with us and they all loved their meal. I had the special of the day - chicken parmesan and found it very tasty. Gnocchi was a very large serving! Most noteworthy was the very welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. We had eaten... More 

Thank CagaryFamilyof4
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We've been dining here since 1983. Seriously, this is the best Italian restaurant in Calgary. One of the best anywhere we've traveled to whether Alberta, Westetn Canada, NW US OR Europe. As good as or better than in Italy. Really, try it.

Thank Michael S
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I have gone to all of them eating the same food and this is the better one. They are accommodating and this location makes their own buns. The Willowpark location doesn't. Willowpark brings in their buns and its not as good and their cooking is not as good. It used to be the 17th ave was the best location but... More 

1 Thank Doreen-Ann L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 20 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 1R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-230-3014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?