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Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown
Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown

Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.allegroitaliankitchen.ca
  • Email: info@allegroitaliankitchen.ca
  • Phone: (780) 424-6644
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jack Menghisteab
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Piano music every Friday & Saturday, and on special occasions. Located at the heart of Edmonton city, Allegro Italian Kitchen downtown sits right off Jasper avenue and has been a part of Edmonton's dining experience since 2002.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking located on 109st as well as 100th avenue. After 5pm there is customer parking at the rear of the building.
A word from Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown
Allegro's menu reflects the best from Italian food



Allergo, as most of you know, is a musical term that means lively, and the restaurant rendition run smartly by Rico Ferri and Jack Menghisteab certainly lives up to its namesake. Allegro offers a completely separate concept with a warm, intimate restaurant featuring the best dishes. You can refer to our menus for a list of dishes available at Allegro.


Allegro Italian Kitchen has received rave reviews for its contemporary design, exceptional meals and all-around wonderful dining experience; In the summer, you can dine inside or out on the patio and savor one of many mouth-watering meals, including pasta, chicken, risotto and many more, and a selection of fine wines. The live piano music makes this dining experience unique with a beautiful atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I had dinner at Allegro. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. Most of all the food was outstanding. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I have been a custome of Allegro for many years. It always provides consistent, well executed any dining. We have used it for our group lunchins and have never been dissapointed by the service, food or the way we are treated. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a nice intimate space for a special, business or casual dinner or lunch."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Service was top notch. Had the daily soup which was amazing!!! Ceaser salad was fresh with plenty of anchovies. Great tender melt in your mouth pasta. Great tiramisu as well. No complaints. Come on saturday nights as there is a piano player on site,"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good value for money quality dining. The brandy veal was mouthwatering. There wasn't any room left for dessert but their traditional beer was quite good."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had the steak and chicken, and both were excellent. It was a special occasion, our 10th anniversary, and everything pretty much met our expectations for a nice night out, good food, and good atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "First visit there, and now added to my list of fav restaurants in the city. It was flavourful, amazing, and overall just delicious. My mouth is watering, just writing this review. Definately, one of the best in the city."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Allegro is a fine Italian restaurant with good ambiance and great food. My only complaint is that it is a pain to find parking near by."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good Food. Salad was a big portion and desert at the end Panna Cotta was excellent. Entree was tasty, filling, but not as memorable as appetizer and desert. But still very good, and highly recommend! Came here on downtown dining week for the dinner set menu."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've been to the restaurant twice recently and both times received excellent food and service. The portions are huge, and what I boxed up made for a light dinner. Had the chicken panini which comes with a salad and side of pasta in a spicy sauce. Would not hesitate to revisit, maybe for dinner next time."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Allegro is always popular with the downtown business people but they manage with great efficiency to seat you quickly. The staff is attentive without being bothersome. Food is always great!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Almost like being in Italy with a Canadian twist. Except for the bread buns were definitely Save-on food variety. (and not meant for dipping into balsamic vinegar. ) Service was excellent. Entrees and appertizers were awesome. Not a place for steak as it was tough."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The title says it all, Edmontons Hidden Gem and not just because it took a little effort to find the place. I went to Allegro to celebrate my four year anniversary and the restuarant and staff definitely made it memorable. It's a quiet, quant restuarant. it's a small intimate space so it wasn't overly crowded or loud. The lights are dimmer making it more romantic, Our waiter was amazing, he was funny, professional and could recommend anything from wine to spices on your steak. The food was amazing, the flavor, texture of every bit makes you thankful you get to take the left overs home...that is if there is anything left over. I would recommend this place to anyone, anywhere and would go back for any reason to have a romantic night out."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I took my date here for valentines days and even though it was only our second date she told me it was the best valentines day she's ever had. There's live music (a pianist), a romantic setting, and the entire staff was friendly and professional. The perfect place to sweep her off her feet."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was our first time to this downtown restaurant and we were very pleased with the quality and quantity of food as well as the personal and attentive service. We were made to feel very comfortable and all enjoyed their meals very much. We look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I enjoy Allegro for lunch occasionally. Food is reliably pretty good, can be on the salty side. It tends to be crowded and noisy at noon, it the wait staff are professional and pleasant, and get everyone fed in the allotted lunch hour rush. I feel the prices are too high."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Good place for business lunch."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Allegro is a great place for lunch with colleagues. Lots of selection, delecious food, and decent service. The only reason this is not five stars is because service can be slow at times during lunch - so I would recommend going between 11 and 11:30. I had the Penne Diavolo, which is actually one of my favourite pasta dishes of all time. If you like eggplant, it is well worth trying!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was great - there with everything you need but not intrusive or bothersome."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The penne with Italian sausage was very good but slightly spicy, and the prawns with orzo was slightly too salty though otherwise excellent. All other dishes were perfect, and the ambiance was very pleasant."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food, pleasantly served. Soups and sauces particularly good."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I've been to Allegro many times for lunch and their menu is fantastic, as is the food, service, and ambiance. But I recently tried it for dinner and was disappointed that a pasta kitchen does not have a vegetarian pasta option on the menu other than salad. The server was great and let our table order from the lunch menu so I would definitely go back but I would like to see an interesting vegetarian pasta dish for dinner."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "i work for a company very near by and we have been going to allegros for years. over the last 6 months the food has really declined. My canelloni when i came in was very tough to the point where it seemed that the pasta was under cooked. we had a newer waitress who was very slow and that could have been forgiven however she failed to inform us that after several years of us always getting free refills on soda that Allegro now charges for each refill. It cost me $7.00 for two very small glasses of pepsi which where 3/4 filled with ice. Very dissapointing. If she would have advised us refills were at a charge we would have not ordered soda at all. When we discussed this with a veteran waiter he was very unapologetic."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Lunch vs Dinner. It was very relaxed, good atmosphere and excellent service. Was able to order something from the lunch menu instead of the dinner menu and appreciated how that was accommodated.Nice, clean, small classy place for various occasions or just for relaxing.Got a table in the private dinning area which was most comfortable and relaxing and were able to be a bit loud and not disturbing anyone else.I definitely would return to try more dishes. We all enjoyed it including the service which was friendly and timely as well as accommodating.I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.Recommend some more salad items in the menu for someone who is watching their weight and trying to eat healthy."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Still one of the best Italian restaurants in town . Service and Food are great"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Found dining in the room off of the main dining room excessively noisy."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Server was very personable, food was amazing, perfect setting for a romantic night. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "This was our first time at Allegro, and we'll definitely be back! Cozy and comfortable, an excellent pianist playing in the background, lovely choices on the menu, and everything we ordered was delicious! Agga provided friendly, professional, quiet service and was very helpful in helping us make menu choices. So pleased that they offered a gluten-free pasta, which was truly delicious.The owner greeted us, and bade us good-bye, which was a nice touch. Parking is an issue, but apart from that, this could be our new favourite restaurant! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "OMG!!! Best Italian restaurant I have ate in and some of the best service I have ever had. I loved the look of the restaurant, piano playing in the background a nice touch, amazing food and great wine, and the server was fantastic. Will be back again for sure and have told all my friends to check the place out."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our party was very impressed with the various menu items and excellent service provided. Clare was very attentive and knowledgeable, and our meals were absolutely delicious. Parking was readily available on a snowy evening, and we can't wait to try the patio area in the summer. We will definitely return on a Fri/Sat evening for the piano interlude, and will recommend this wonderful restaurant to our friends. Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We had a lovely dinner at Allegro with great service. Shared the boconncini salad, big enough for two, had the Chilean Sea Bass...it melted in your mouth, was outstanding,,,,we also had the rack of lamb.,..also very very good...dinner for 2 with 1/2 litre of wine, no desert around $120"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "As always an exceptional dining experience with great service and delectable food selections."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Excellent meal. There were 6 in our group and everyone enjoyed their selection!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I took some of my staff there for an appreciation lunch. They all enjoyed the food and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "I had the mouth-watering prawns and seafood linguine with clams and muscles. Spicy, but not too spicy. The portions of seafood to pasta ratio was heavily for the seafood. The cheesecake was standard and nothing special. Recommended."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Allegro was the perfect complement to our wine. The perfect choice for our night. ...the food was good, the staff was friendly, and the prices reasonable."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Allegro never lets us down! The food is always excellent, the service is fantastic, the ambiance is wonderful. We return again and again and we are never disappointed. Jack and his staff are second to none! We were there on a Saturday evening the last time and the pianist was tremendous. As you can see - we simply cannot say enough in praise of Allegro Downtown!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Table of 9 took forever to get more drinks and dessert menu. In fact we ende up serving ourselves more drinks from the bar because the wait time was horrendous. Worst part of the experience was that they dried cutlery at the bar and made a huge racket in the middle of dinner service which completely killed the ambience. Food is good, maybe the server was off...?!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food is wonderful.......and filling - didn't need much suppoer after the great lunch!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013