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La Brezza Ristorante
La Brezza Ristorante

La Brezza Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.labrezza.ca
  • Phone: (403) 262-6230
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am to 2:30pm; Dinner: Open from 5:30pm 7 nights a week Closed on Major Holidays
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ashraf Chouchene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Parties can book our lower level dining room with up to 16 people, our main dining room for up to 50 people or the entire house! A private area in our main dining room seats up to 12 people. Everything inbetween is always welcome!
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (403) 269-6000
  • Special Events & Promotions: We welcome all of our special events and are flexible in customizing a dining experience to match your event. We also host special events of our own from time to time so please be sure to check our website at www.labrezza.ca

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Ave & 9th St NE
  • Public Transit: Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant. C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is free in our private lot and free on the street after 6pm and on Sundays and Holidays.
A word from La Brezza Ristorante
La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location - once the owners house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness. You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials and you can even indulge on Sundays as we are one of the few local restaurants open 7 days a week. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. See you soon! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "I don't know what "fit for foodies" means so this is my input. I found it a little cramped but not so bad that I couldn't get around. This negatively affected the ambience but not hugely. The service was great and knowledge of food and wine was excellent. The food itself was way above normal and I would highly recommend it to everybody. I don't know about all the other categories listed - they seem kinda silly to me."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Outstanding spicy calamari appetizer and veal scallopini and chicken parmigiano entree classics are perfect"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in Calgary by far and one of the best I have ever been to anywhere. Food and hospitality. Service and am quality. I could go on.... A must if you are in Calgary."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A friend of mine said that this place is a must however my husband and I must disagree. The appetizers and the wine list was very good however we where disappointed with our entry. We both had the pasta with different sauces and both sauces where both bland and not noteworthy. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at La Brezza but will not be our last! Both our meals were exceptional. The calimari appetizer was delicious."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant, would highly recommend, fantastic food and great staff."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Pasta was watery didn't taste the same and I used to order the same thing all the time, asked for chicken in it and didn't get it, all 4 glasses were filthy with food in them, asked for a new glass and it came dirty as well. Not impressed and this was my favourite restaurant :("
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Although we live in Calgary this was our first visit to this restaurant. The food was exceptional and reasonably priced and the staff were friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend this restaurant and we certainly will be repeat customers now."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. It has great food and great people. I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for an amazing dining experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Pros: Food did not disappoint; calamari was awesome (not covered in battered and rubbery) and came with a great sauce. Wife had tons of clams in her linguine and my arrabiata was very good. Everything tasted fresh and the portions were pretty generous. Cons: Felt forgotton the whole night. Waited 10 minutes after we sat down before being offered water. And each course took quite a while to come out. What was most baffling was that the table next to us got all their courses ahead of us, even though we had ordered first by a good 15 minutes. Seating was so tight that everyone kept kicking my chair as they walked by. Not a relaxing and comfortable dining experience. After nearly 2 hours, we got out of there and said "no thanks" to dessert."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A nice dinner experience with delicious home made italian pasta. A square table for four is a bit tight. Prefer the rectangle table by the window. Good for early dinners as the palce was almost empty bu nine pm."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The mussel appetizer is wonderful. I was a bit skeptical to order carbonarra but I was very pleased with the dish. Really delicious. Not enough pasta came with the chicken parm, but I was full from eating too much of the bread anyway. No room for dessert. This restaurant is terrific."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We felt the wine list by the glass was disappointing. Otherwise we enjoyed our evening and will certainly return when we are next in Calgary"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was just what we were looking for. Friendly staff. The owner was very interactive with the guests. Perfect spot for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I was surprised when the owner showed up and start talking with us!! It made me feel like I was home. The food was delicious too. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends & family."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Good calamari and good wine does not make up for pricey meals, bad service (missed ringing in 1 meal which ended up being 40 minutes later), and to compensate, we were offered free tiramisu, which we had to leave it was so old. When the manager goes off Stampeding, the staff obviously are lost! Eating Not Always A Treat!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good food, great service, friendly atmosphere, it feels like you're at home in mama's kitchen sharing in the laughter. Photos on the wall of Italian landmarks, and Italian music playing quietly in the background gives an authentic feel to the restaurant. Quiet corners for private moments, areas for larger parties ensures everyone is accomodated. Marco the owner stopping by at each table for a laugh and a handshake makes one feel welcome. The food was tasty, hot, and served with a smile. All in all a great place to spend an evening, for a special occasion or just because."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Got a reservation at the last minute and were SO impressed with this neighbourhood delight! Dined with an Italian and he was over the moon! Bruschetta a tasty starter and all our meals were delicious! Michael, our waiter, was busy but attentive and personable! Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Based on online reviews I had read, I was really looking forward to visiting this restaurant. The service was very slow (two hours for a one course meal), the food was decent, and the ambiance was not what I thought it would be. I was looking for a place to have a romantic date night and this was not the place for that."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have eaten at La Brezza for many years food is always great, great prices well worth the visit . Would recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a very pleasant dinner in a nice, cozy, home-like atmosphere with excellent food and nice house wine. The service was also excellent and the owner made a special effort to say a few words to everyone, making sure they were having a good time. Would recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is average but the service is good. Having said that, the bruschetta and calamari are very tasty. I ordered the fettuccini vongole and they did not cheap out on the clams! A nice touch is that the owner will come to every table to see how things are going. He's very friendly with a great sense of humour."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Service and food was excellent. Menu has a great variety of selections."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Used to be one of our favorites. This time was disappointing. Had an 8:30 reservation; they turned the music off at 9:00. Was a bit like eating in our own kitchen. Escargot and tomato was ok. Light sauce would be better. Chicken and seafood - same thing. Red sauce smothers seafood and chicken. Bread was good. Service was OK."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Took my dad for Father's Day with the family. Everyone's dish was perfect except my moms. She has the Veal Parmigina. The batter was like fried egg instead of breaded... I know everything is hand-made there so I guess there's more room for differentiation... Bruschetta was awesome and the Escargot was to die for!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Hosted 3 other co-workers for dinner at La Brezza. My meal and two others were excellent and the service was very good. However, there was one member of our party who ordered the veal, while the rest of us ordered dishes that took a little longer. His veal dish was very tough and overcooked and he sent it back. Unfortunately, we were billed for the dish and instead were offered a free dessert (none of us chose to have dessert). I would have preferred a gift certificate for a return visit to give them another try."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was great waitress made excellent recommendation."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The starter soup could feed 2. Food great, scallops cooked nicely but could have used more color."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Good Food, noise level high, quietus down when eating"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Good food service was very good would definately tell friends to eat there. The owner Marco always comes by the table to see if everything is ok"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have had a bad experience with lamb and a good one but the lamb here was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I forgot how good the food is here. We will be back for sure. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Classic Italian fare and small but good wine list. Pasta and Scallopini (veal and chicken) done in a variety of ways in classic style. Not a foodie restaurant but if you crave Classic Italian the food is very good."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was tasty. Service was a bit slow; and the table was rickety. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The service was friendly and attentive but slow for getting the bill. Food took awhile to come. Veal was tough and the sauces were good. The swordfish was well prepared. The owner stopped by the table. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My wife, son and I had a lovely Mothers Day dinner at La Brezza. As always, the food was delicious and the service was great (much quicker that the last time we dined there). Overall it was a great dinner and experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were wielded past the bar into narrow staircase which led into a dungeon, I mean basement! This should not be a dining option! Our table was by a "charming" basement fireplace, but the smell of gas leaking from it did nothing for me or my head after an hour! The room was tiny & noisy as they crammed 16 of us down there. The waiter seemed on a mental vacation. The food: difficult to eat; it arrived tepid and worse flavourless! I asked for parmigiano & doused it! I left the pasta & half the chicken. The sauce on everything was literally canned crushed tomatoes blah; not exactly fine dining or culinary art! It felt like they ran out of sauce & quickly had to open a can of crushed tomatoes to make do. Needless to say, we'll not be back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "you know this was a place i was looking forward to for Long time because i have heard talk that celebrities dine at la brezza. the wine is over priced for a place where the menu was limited. i was going for the veal and they were out of veal. are guest wanted clams and they were out of clams.i asked the waitress to send over someone in charge . it took awhile and a bunch of stares in our direction but a girl did come by. i thought forget about it. had dinner and left unsatisfied."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Being serenaded by a steel drum was not what we expected at an Italian restaurant, but somehow, it worked! What a fun evening! Right from our arrival when we were greeted by the enthusiastic owner, we knew that La Brezza would live up to its' reviews. The food was phenomenal- calamari app delicious (a bit spicy...). Carbonara was decadent, veal parm was wonderful. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in we were made to feel like every staff person there was dead set on making everything just right. And it was! Right down to the steel drum player. I really appreciate that they let you create your own buzz, rather than having a "buzz in a can" that so many places seem to think is necessary now. Lovely food, charming setting, professional & friendly staff!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014