Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown
Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown

Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (12)special occasion (10)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (6)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Amazing!
    Spike88
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We were going for something fancier than what we are used to and this place definitely was that! Amazing food, great piano player, romantic, all around an awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family night out
    Foodieshan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We decided to try out Allegro downtown as we haven't been i a while. We walked in and the first greeting we received was after 2 staff walked by. A quick hello would be nice. We had a reservation and there were tables with place settings open but we were led to a table that wasn't made up. Our server was not very present with our table although she seemed to take better care of other tables. Food was delicious except lamb shank sauce was overly salty. Server never did QC our table so hubby was stuck with it. No one came to offer coffee or dessert (which we wanted) so we asked the server who sat us to bring our bill and called it a night since our server wasn't around. A few tweaks to service and this review would be different.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YaYa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food. Our server was outstanding with a wonderful and upbeat personality. Would like to have better access to parking, as we do not frequent downtown so often, so options would be helpful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Crazy4food
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service and meal were excellent. Our waiter was very in tune with our needs. The food what can I say. One of the best Italian Restaurants in Edmonton.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place for Average Price
    CanadianCouple
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my girlfriend and 4 friends to the Downtown Allegro for a fancier evening and requested that we be in view of the piano keys. They had a roomy table ready for us right behind the pianist so it felt like he was playing just for us. Our waiter (friendly bearded fellow) was knowledgable and professional and made it even more enjoyable. 3 hours flew by as we enjoyed the live music (requests welcomed by the nice pianist), drank wine and ate filling dishes and deserts that all tasted great. (Bathrooms are also clean and have nice touches like mouthwash etc) In the end, it didn't cost anymore than an average dinner at Cactus Club or Boston Pizza or Earls but far more memorable and pleasant. Thanks Allegro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    ReviewManVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The grilled salmon with risotto was good and the tiramisu was nice and not too sweet. The highlight was the prawn appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Skip
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Thank you, thank you. What a wonderful find. It amazed me that we had never eaten at Allegro Downtown, and yet this restaurant has been a fixture for years. From the moment we entered the front door, until we left the front door, 3 hours later, it was such a wonderful experience. Our waiter Troy was such a pleasure to have him serve us. The flavours, food, wine, and friendship are to be a lasting memory.....until the next time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    enjoyable dinner. very good food. excellent service. will return
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pasta
    Pasta1Pasta
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very excellent pasta, sauces and meats!!!!! Wine pretty good too!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I am a mixed-up diner! Great food.
    Blissgirl2
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First, my apologies to Allegro Italian Kitchen DOWNTOWN. When I reserved, I thought we were going to Allegro in Parkview/Crestwood and just now realized my mistake. When we arrived and announced "I have a reservation", Rico and staff were so accepting of our party of 3 they did not doubt our claim that we had made a reservation. We were seated, and promptly waited on. And the food was so very good! My sea bass was the BEST sea bass I have ever savored. Sweet, moist with a fine crust on the top and bottom. Fresh veggies. Excellent wine, excellent service, professional staff. And we could talk and hear one another. What a treat. Thank you Crestwood Allegro and my apologies for missing downtown. Next time. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    lmcoconut
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great service:friendly and helpful server. Delicious food: we tried two very tasty pasta dishes. Nice patio: we had it to ourselves so it was a pleasant, quiet spot to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a bad little spot
    culturechampion
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was good, ambience was nice. The service was a bit slow and a bit unattentive, but there was a large table monopolizing the majority of our server's attention.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown reviews archive.
  • Lovely way to turn 30
    Ecolion
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It was very quiet for a Monday at Allegro. My family and I were the only diners in the restaurant, there were some people sitting outside. By no means was this a bad thing. It was a really nice experience. It was like the restraunt was rented out for the party. The food and atmosphere is always great. The service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    we had a reservation for Sunday night at 6:30 table of 5. I called them to let them know we would be there at 7pm was running late. when we arrived our table was not ready. Only one waitress working.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodjunkie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was delicious, first time eating here and was pleasantly surprised, sometimes when you try new restaurants they can be disappointing, but not allegro! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Allegro has always been on my top list and I was excited to go back after 5 years of being away from Edmonton. Jack remembered my special order and cooked it to perfection. (You can order whole wheat pasta) Everyone I was with loved the food and said they would go back. Thanks Jack!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Evening!
    Lady
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner! The food was delicious, you could tell the ingredients where fresh and good quality. We had Calimari with a homemade dipping sauce and the Ziti Con Polo was awesome! The waitress was genuinely friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a business lunch!
    eejim
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Good, reasonably-priced, reliable food with fast, friendly service and a no-rush you out the door attitude. Reasonably quiet with great access to government offices makes it easy to come into town and have a pleasant business discussion over lunch with a group of 2-6.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delight
    SimpleCitizen
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We decided to try something new for our tenth anniversary and were delighted with what we found at Allegro. The food was delicious, of course. The ambience was relaxing and without ostentation. The music, too, was wonderful - a unique mix of genres that perfectly suited the restaurant and was played at the perfect volume, something I've never seen mastered before. Our server played a significant part in our overall enjoyment. He was respectful, amiable, and always watching out for our needs, but never intrusive. The last time we ate somewhere with that blend of quality in food, service and atmoosphere, we were in Europe. Lastly, Allegro was within walking distance of our hotel. I'm already including it in my plans for next year.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    Satisfied
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I can always count on a great meal, great service and the ability to talk with my guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NPP1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Allegro has really good food, and great service. It is a regular lunch time spot and being able to make reservations through open table is really convienenent. Insalata de Pollo is one of my favourites, their pasta and sandwiches are excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happyeater!!!!!
    Itsa10
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Upon arriving the restaurant was busy and alive, that is a good thing...the server was very friendly and bubbly,that is a good thing,...she was very helpful with advising on meal selections and tending to us regularly...the atmosphere was comfy and warm..all 4 of us truly enjoyed our meals and have recommended this spot to many of our friends. Nice to find a small gem in this city that you would go back to....keep up the good work!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steady on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My wife and I have been eating at Allegro regularly, for 12 years. It's a great spot for a luncheon meeting or for an evening out with friends. The food is always excellent, and the complimentary steaming hot dinner rolls are always light and wonderfully tasty. Service has some variance from server-to-server, but is mostly good. We will certainly continue to visit Allegro regularly. As always, well done, Jack!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, cute place!
    Berskyboy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was great, cute place, good for groups, not really for kids, but my 4yr old played
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It took us a while to get our order taken and for the food to come out. The food was pretty good however too full of spices. It was almost too spicy to eat. My family and I all got different meals and appetizers and they were all quite spicy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded Expectations
    Zedm
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I are having continued success finding the best of the best on open table. Our local pasta place had closed and we had struck out in an atmept to stay in our neighborhood so we made a reservation at Allegro. They had no issue making a few minor sauce adjustments for us [since she is pregnant, certain smells are out!]. The food was fantastic and the service was second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allegro Friday dinner review
    catlover
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Myself and my friends come to Allegro frequently for years, never disappointed, always satisfied!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good evening
    chad
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food was great, I had veal topped with eggplant and tomato sauce and it was great. Good caesar salad as well. The service was a bit slow because they only had one waitress working and there was a table of 12 but she was still very good, talkative and personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM - A must try!
    foodisgood
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Allegro has amazing food, wonderful service, and the best balsamic and olive oil for bread you have ever tasted! (you have to try it to see what I mean, they put a spin on it that no one else does!)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food Great service what more could you want Thank you
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great meal
    Lozen
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Still one of the cities best Italian restaurant. Highly endorse Allegro Italian Kitchen
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Dave
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food For any Pallet
    Imagine2
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Veal
    ReviewManVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    Dano
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piano player was stellar
    michellefVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighborhood Gem.
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favourite Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    RachelD
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I went during the downtown dining week and chose off of the $25 menu. I was disappointed with the meal we were served as the caesar salad was made with mostly the stalk of the romaine lettuce rather than the green leafy part and the dressing did not taste as if it was made in house and tasted as if it came out of a bottle. The rest of the meal was fair but nothing that I would want to pay for when I can make as good or better at home. The great review of the restaurant that was hanging in a picture frame above our table is about 20 years old. An update to food and decor is needed for this restaurant. I don't plan to return to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food. Salad was a big
    CrazyWookiee
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate