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Il Sogno
Il Sogno

Il Sogno Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilsogno.org
  • Phone: (403) 232-8901
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Saturday 5:00pm - close Sunday closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Robert Fedosoff
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Corporate Meetings/ Luncheons/ Dinners, Wine Tastings, Winemaker Dinners, Birthdays, Weddings, Special Occasions, Customized Menus

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meredith Road NE/ Edmonton Trail
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking adjacent to restaurant, street parking is available, and additional parking is available at Eisenberg's Furniture next door.
A word from Il Sogno
Il Sogno is an upscale Italian restaurant located in the heart of the historic DeWaal Block in the community of Bridgeland just minutes away from down town Calgary. We welcome you to come and experience our contemporary menu influenced by the flavors of Italy while enjoying richness of the IL Sogno dining room. Accented by pre-existing 14 feet pressed tin ceilings and original hardwood floors, this historical venue provides the perfect ambience for a memorial dining experience. Lose yourself in both style and comfort while indulging in exquisite food and exceptional service. Il Sogno has received a great deal of recognition Most recently, Il Sogno was recognized with the “Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence”(2006, 2007), “Top Fine Dining in Calgary” (Where Magazine, 2006), “ Most Romantic” and “Worth the Splurge” Restaurant (Avenue Magazine’s Annual Food Awards, 2008) and CAA/ AAA “4 Diamond” rating.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We chose Il Sogno since it was open on a Monday and was listed as Calgary's "Best Italian" by recent reviews. In reality, it's more Italian inspired, not classically Italian, but it is excellent food!! The highlights of the meal were scallops with hominy...simple, and a perfect combination of flavors...and the desserts. Normally my husband will share his creme brulee, but he wasn't inclined to feel generous with this one. Luckily my carrot cake was heavenly, so I didn't feel deprived ;-) Our server was an absolute delight--we were the last to leave, so he regaled us with a few neighborhood stories and other dining suggestions for the future. He would be enough to get us to return, even if the food hadn't been so delicious!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Four of us, 2 from Toronto and 2 from local, always enjoy quality food and service. This restaurant delivered both. We had wine, appetizers, salads, pasta, and of course dessert at the end. The server is knowledgeable about the food and his job. Also, very friendly. Overall an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. Food, service and ambience is always exceptional."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is an exceptional restaurant. The food is creative, delicious and well served. The server was helpful, decisive and could also anticipate our needs. The restaurant has been in business 14 years and one should try it. They will not be disappointed. The price to value ratio is also very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is one of my wife's favourite places. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is great and the food is outstanding. I had the beef cheek which was so tender. Their wine list is quite large too. The only thing is the menu doesnt change too much, but it's a great place to go for an anniversary dinner or some other special occasion,"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The staff were very friendly and accommodating, and the food was uniquely prepared and tasty, although on the pricy side for our budget. (Mains $29 to $32. We like to try new places and enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is delicious. The service was amazing. I'd recommend Il Sogno to anyone."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Il Sognol is consistently the best. the quiet room so you can enjoy the food and your guests is rare these days. the food and service is superb."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our first time at this little hidden gem in Bridgeland. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived and were seated at a quite table for four. Our servers were attentive and we were not rushed to place our orders. We were there for over 3 hours enjoying every course. The chef did a beautiful job with all our meals and they were all delicious. We would defiantly recommend this restaurant and go back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was great but not very big portions. Waiter was terrific, very patient when answering all our questions. A little disappointed in the menu selection, expected more choices. Would love to hear some Italian music while dining, too. Overall a great dinner, great service and great food!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her 40th and we really enjoyed ourselves. Great food and service."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "One of the best restaurant meals I have had in awhile. We took our 2 teenage sons for Father's Day and initially they thought it was a bit fancy for them but they LOVED the food as did we!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was our 15th wedding anniversary - even noted to the waitress and NOTHING. In the past, they used to send a glass of sparkling wine or anything but this time NOTHING. We are not going back. The waitress was so busy - we were just filling in time as she looked after bigger tables. My scallops were good but the hominy tasted like nothing - cardboard. For $32 it should taste better than that. VERY disappointing. The wine sommalier was fine and did a good job. Somehow we just felt rushed - almost processed. It was not like that in the past. We've come for dinners with friends/family celebrations and this was not the same. Maybe this is why it is now on Groupon. Disappointing to say the least."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were a group of seven trying the restaurant for the first time. I ordered a starter size caprese salad and wanted 3 scallops beside it as I wasn't very hungry for a full meal. Not only was the food not good, but the bill for what I ordered came to $41, after leaving a tip, it was almost $50,which is ridiculous for what I got. If the food turned out good, I may have felt slightly more OK with the ridiculous price but unfortunately not a single one of us enjoyed our meal. We ended up going somewhere else for dessert because it was just that bad. I asked the entire group if anyone would come back and it was a unanimous no. Would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "For the price, nothing really blew us away. The calabrese was bland, the "risotto" with the scallops was bland and the texture was mush, the fingerling potatoes were over cooked. There was no offer to remake anything or take any corrective action by the service staff. We were simply informed they "let the kitchen know". We were able to hear entire conversations by the kitchen staff, including subjects I wouldn't have been surprised to hear in a bar, but are not appropriate in fine dining. The server brought us our bill with our final course, before we had indicated that we were finished, and then brought the machine to have us pay in the middle of the course, which I found to be quite rude."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is an extremely high end restaurant that has been very average the last two times I've attended. Where once you came away thinking 'it's expensive but well worth it', now it only seems expensive. Still better than lots of places, but a shadow of its former self on the food execution side."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The ambiance is nice, food is okay, service was great"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service and meal at this neighborhood restaurant was very fine indeed. Basically if you take traditional dishes and dress them up you have the menu. It is very interesting and the tastes are very delicious."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This was our third dining experience at Il Sogno in 3 months. Our first evening was the best, food was delicious, service attentive and friendly. Saturday was awful. We had the same server as our first evening, Maybe be wasn't in the mood but it was poor. We felt ignored and wondered & the restaurant was not that busy. We weren't offered bread, we had to wait a very long time to order our appetizers and we had to corner to server as he re arranged the window curtains to order our appies. The lamb was chewy, the appetizers were okay. We were there with friends that evening as we raved about this restaurant and so they were really looking forward to it as well. We won't be going back! I'm sorry but this was below our expectations. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant quite a few times and love it. This time we took friends for their first visit. They too enjoyed the food and the staff..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our experiences at Sogno have always been very good. The room was full so others must think the same way. This visit we seemed a little rushed by our server.....though she was very pleasant. As a diabetic I'd like to see something on the desert menu I could actually eat..........berries??"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed Il Sogno. The prices are very reasonable and the food and service were equally exquisite. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A perfect celebration! Great service....food was outstanding an amazing all round night! We started with rabbit ravioli, tortellini and a salad as our starters...mains were lamb and halibut - both were delicious and we ended the night with their chocolate "cream" and carrot cake for dessert. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "2 Beef items on a 4 course meal. Flavours only OK. Nothing stood out except the dessert, but NOT for the good. Strange green dessert with off tastes. Both of us returned the dessert."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Special birthday deserved special food. Tried the chef's table with wine pairings. First class."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food and service from Rain. There was a wine tasting going on in the other room and they were using a mike so it got loud at times."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our waiter tried hard but the kitchen was VERY slow as there was a Vine and Dine group there that night. Too bad as we expected great things from Il Sogno! One pasta dish was even half cooked and had to be returned. The replacement dish was fine. So we are in no hurry to go back!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing. It's a great place to go for a date night if you want to toss on a dress shirt and dress pants (for guys) or a cute, not casual but not formal, dress (for girls). Romantic setting if you go later in the evening when the sun has set as there is dimmer lighting and a candle at each table. The leek and mushroom portofolgio was fantastic, would definitely recommend it :)"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I went with a group of 9 and I am the only picky eater but the chef was able to prepare something specific to my asking."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I selected this restaurant because in the past we had great dining experiences. It was our 32rd wedding anniversary on May 1. We were both disappointed with the quality of food. I ordered the prawn pasta dish. The prawns were overcooked, the sausage was dry, the pasta was cold and there was minimal sauce. My husband ordered the lamb leg which was lacking flavour. The lamb meatballs we ordered for an appetizer also seemed to be lacking flavour. Sadly, we will not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Good food, great service...excellent value. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Our experience at Il Sogno was exquisite, and we hope to return for a special occasion in the future. The level of service and quality of food was superb, and we would surely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a memorable experience."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Found this place on a local news article of the most romantic places to dine in the city and boy was it true! Exceptional food and service in a friendly environment. Can't wait to return for more! "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The staff was very welcoming, and we were seated promptly. The menu, although not extensive, has enough variety of appetizers, pasta dishes and entrées to please most diners, we felt. The halibut was nicely seared and rested on a tasty potato & cabbage base. Dessert was delicious - carrot cake served with cinnamon ice cream. There are a couple others I'd like to try. Wine list by the glass was adequate for our taste. We agreed that we would like to return to try other dishes. Service was efficient & friendly. Décor was a bit sparse, but it was great to be able to talk to the person across the table without having to shout!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the ambience was nice and the food was good...but the food wasn't THAT good considering the price. We've both had meals that we have enjoyed more for half the price. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "What a great experience. We told our waiter we had to make the theatre and he made sure our dishes came out on time. He was a great waiter as well. We had appetizers and they were very filling, not too mention delicious! I had lamb meatballs which were wonderful. My daughter had a shrimp pasta and the pasta was so fresh. My friend had the calamari and loved the sauce. The wine list was extensive and featured great by the glass choices as well. Thank you Patricia! We vow to come again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Il Sogno continues to impress with delicious food, a great new menu and excellent service. We intend to return often."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It was our 5th wedding anniversary, and I tried to find a special place to share some good moments that we could remember in the future. I sure made the right choice. First of all, the waitress was the best!! So natural and knowledgeable ... Also she was very helpful. My cell phone was almost dead, so I could not take any picture, but she brought a charger! So nice of her. And second, the wine list was not too large, but sure they had very good wines. We took a Pinot Noir from Napa Valley. Outstanding wine. We took the Chef's surprise choice, so they brought 4 courses, all of them mouth watering, and with very special flavours. All in all, a gem in Calgary. We will come back. That's a fact."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very tender and flavorful steak, and the gnocchi was also very tasty! Nice place, but some artwork and Italian musica would make it so much more "Italia!""
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Predictably good meals & service. Daily specials, were indeed "special". Kitchen never disappoints."
    Dined on 3/31/2014