Delicious food,with lots of
Delicious food,with lots of selection, great service, loved the online reservation system. Chafe chianti is a real gem.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our dinner Serve
We really enjoyed our dinner
Server was efficient and friendly
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The fast service coupled with
The fast service coupled with exquisite food is all I need to help me recommend and return to cafe chianti. Was a pleasure, and filling experience. Thank you cafe chianti.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
So So Experience!
I have been to Cafe Chainti before and the food has been fantastic along with the service. On this occassion, my friend and I went there and she ordered the calamari as an appetizer. It was so salty she could not eat it. It was given back to the waiter who asked if we wished the kitchen staff notified. She said yes. She did not get an apology from anyone about the apetizer and they still charged her for it even though she could not eat it. I tried it and took all the batter off and it was extremely salty.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had dinner there this week
We had dinner there this week for the first time, to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. He really enjoyed his meal and the atmosphere. Thanks to the restaurant staff for making it a great night!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
As a group of 7 for lunch,
As a group of 7 for lunch, we enjoyed top quality Italian cuisine, seafood being a specialty, friendly service, good wine selection, reasonable prices.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and service
We really had a great experience at this restaurant; fodd was very delicious in just the right proportions and one could not ask for a better waiter. We will definitely dine ther again!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing and great
The food was amazing and great service. highly recommended.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant night out
A date night and we were not disappointed. I think that the restaurant has a really nice atmosphere and is well laid out. For for a night out with friends or just a night out with your wife/husband you will not be disappointed.
The food was very good but not fantastic.....it was on the verge. We split a caesar salad to start. the crusted cheese tweel was a nice addition and we enjoyed it. I like to try caesar salad wherever I go and this was above average but not the best.
Off of the menu, I really enjoyed the seafood pescatore. They did not skimp on the seafood and the dish was seasoned nicely. 3 nice sized scallops, 3 shrimp, and a couple of nice chunks of lobster... gotta like that. The linguine had a good bite so the dish was one
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have always loved Cafe Chianti,
I have always loved Cafe Chianti, the food is so dependably superb. The new ambiance is definitely different from the old location, but still very enjoyable, much more sophisticated.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal. Lovely evening.
Great meal. Lovely evening. Service and food were very good.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Convenient, well recommended
Convenient, well recommended for our group of working professionals meeting for the first time, and very fine food. Thank you!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyed immensely though not
enjoyed immensely though not full so unable to get true picture
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I looked at your lunch and
I looked at your lunch and dinner menus but I see there is also a full restaurant menu as well with pizza and beef stroganoff etc. If theses items aren't on your lunch or dinner menu when are they available???????????.
Great experience, will be back. T
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant dining experience.
Cafe Chianti is a neighbourhood gem in the South End of Halifax. The ambience is relaxing and quiet. At the same time, it's accommodating to group dining.
The food served at this restaurant is absolutely great. I loved the Transylvanian Goulash - full of flavour with a good amount of acid so that it's not too rich.
If there is a minute detail to improve, it would be the Calamari appetizer.
The Calamari was served with tasty sauce drizzled overtop. I wished the sauce was off to the side so that we can appreciate the full flavour of the Calamari. Plus, it's a little more romantic to have the sauce to dip.
Overall, I've had a pleasant experience dining at Cafe Chianti. I would return to this establishment again.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Café Chianti was a very memorable
Café Chianti was a very memorable visit. We had purchased a voucher for a credit towards a meal at Café Chianti, which we used before going to a local play. We had not visited this restaurant for some years and were intrigued by the new location.
We were both very pleasantly surprised and pleased with the overall experience we enjoyed.
We have both vowed to return to Café Chianti as soon as possible to stay longer and enjoy the ambiance, great food and wine.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, well presented
Great food, well presented and very enjoyable save a table of loud loud loud people who forgot they were not on the soccer field.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st time experience excellent
I took a group of 8 for dinner. We all enjoyed our dinners and found the restaurant to be among the best we have visited in Halifax over the last five years. Italian and seafood dominates the menu.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, rustic atmosphere!
Great food, rustic atmosphere! Will dine here again for sure!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'll go back
The server was outstanding, and confident about the menu offerings (something I always appreciate), and wasn't hesitant to recommend when asked. The wine list was served on an electronic menu, and provided a decent selection of suitable wines. The server also assisted us with our wine selection. We weren’t disappointed. The food was amazing, well prepared and presented. We were served mains moments after we finished our apps. I had the signature linguini seafood dish, rich, abundant in seafood, and larger than necessary. Yes, I'd go back in a heartbeat. The prices were suitable....three of us each ordered appetizers, a main dish, dessert, a bottle of wine and a few martinis all for a little over $200.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service at Cafe Chianti is top notch... we have never been disappointed!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, excellent
Very good food, excellent service. Better for larger groups. Not cozy for a couple,although we would recommend it. We have been to noisier spots that were cosier. Might be the open concept.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian at its Best
Very pleasant greeting on arrival and had our reservation to detail.
The restaurant is very well laid out.
Large room for private functions separate from main dining area allowing for relaxed dining.
It is also tastefully decorated with high ceiling.
I-Pad for wine list and cocktails. So easy to use because it is set up that way.
Caesar salad done like no other, plus not loaded with dressing. Calamari absolutely the best, flash fried.
So many more appetizers to try and based on the two we had we look forward to returning
Main courses were so tasty , full of flavor, and well sized portions. Dessert was homemade and delicious.
Service was excellent .
We would highly recommend.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new menu
A reliable go-to spot with a great new menu. Good food in a comfortable environment. Was initially disappointed to hear that some old favorites were no longer on the menu but the new items did not disappoint. We'll be back again soon.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Chef New Menu
Very nice new menu. Good wine parings. Main dining room is a little close, but noise level is tolerable.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely italian café
The calamari appetizer came highly recommended by our waiter and did not disappoint. The wine list was extensive and we did appreciate the option of sampling a few wines before ordering. The special of the day was salmon, halibut and lobster. My wife had salmon. Both dishes were amazing. The only disappointment is that neither one of us had room for dessert.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 Celiac in our party, but
2 Celiac in our party, but all went exceptionally well - we will be back for the next celebration!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was prepared deliciously well and the service was excellent. They made us feel very comfortable and our waitress spoke my native language Swahili which was a very nice surprise! Good job and keep up the good work!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to the Chef
My favorite menu item had been removed, but our server told me that they had the ingredients to make it, they did and it was fantastic :)
Thank so much.
Our server was very helpful...was slightly sarcastic but mainly good.
Food was great!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had not been to the restaurant in its new location, and were looking for a nice place to go on a Friday night. Our meals were delicious. I especially enjoyed the chef's special of fresh cod and scallops. We happily brought home leftovers which we enjoyed the next day.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem on Barrington Street
Often a high end restaurant has a feeling of 'pretentiousness' about it. Not so with Cafe Chianti. The service was superb. My waiter was extremely thoughtful and knowledgeable, never making me feel 'dumb' because my knowledge of wine is so limited. And the food! I had the Cesaere and the Bolognese, and I can honestly say it was the most delicious food I have ever tasted. If there's a special someone in your life and you'd like to so something really special, by all means take them to Cafe Chianti!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality and Delicious
A wonderful new chef for Cafe Chianti with a varied and creative menu. The ravioli was absolutely delicious but too rich to finish. Order a salad for a starter with pasta to get a more balanced meal! The scallop appetizer was also very good but too heavy on the bacon in the bed mixture of mushroom and arugula, which overpowered the other ingredients and was far too salty (and I love bacon).
These are minor complaints as everything was wonderfully presented with care and attention. Other meals at our table were enjoyed by others too. The service was excellent and the dining room very lovely.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Many restaurants in Halifax purport to be "world class". Whether Café Chianti actually is, who knows, and who cares? But it is, without doubt, the finest restaurant I've been to in Halifax (and I've been to most) and better than many I've been to in the world (though I acknowledge, I have still much to see). Simply put, Café Chianti offers excellent food, a wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly staff and a wine list that, despite the absence of Col D'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino as promised, offers a fine section from which to choose. It was my first time to dine at Cafe Chianti, but won't be my last.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Liked everything about it. Our first visit since it burned down a few years ago, and I have to say I like the original location a little better - cozier, smaller areas, etc. The chef was very accommodating to special requests (basil sauce on the mussels? no problem). The waiter was a genuinely pleasant young man. Great food, reasonably priced.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for an evening with adult Children. Food was exceeded our expectations. Great flavours and good imagination. I had beef capriccio. Very good. My wife had Asparagus starter. Very good. She had gnocchi and I had halibut special on risotto. Both very good. Not a 5 star place due to the extras to make a 5 star place but 4.95 stars for the food. Try it out
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, appealing though this visit a
Hi, my wife and i have been going to Chianti's for the past coyple of years. The service has been consistently good and the food the same. This past visit was a bit noisier than usual but that was to be expected for a busy evening. I noticed on light that has those newer flourecent bulbs giving off a horribly glaring light which was very irritating when out for a romantic meal. The service was very good considering how short staffe they were for such a busy night. We will be going back again, it is a favorite!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good wine list
a excellent menu
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ended up at this restaurant after other plans had fallen through, but I'm glad we did. It was my first time there and the atmosphere was amazing. You feel like you're dining in a fancy living room which sets a very nice ambience for a nice sit down dinner. The wine list had a lot of options which was great. Our server was very nice, though I felt he could have been slightly more attentive. The food was also very good. My one problem with it was the my steak tasted like half of it was overdone slightly while the other half was cooked perfectly. All in all, it was a nice evening out and I would return to try more of their menu.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We make Cafe Chiante a regular
We make Cafe Chiante a regular spot when special people come in from out of town. The food is delicious and the staff is more than accomodating and friendly. I have been eating at Cafe Chiante for many years and it has never disappointed.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. Wine list was decent. Atmosphere nice.
Service was lacking. Wine glasses were often empty. Staff not the friendliest. Mix up with a card - my fiancé had called ahead to order champagne for me & my ladies, was told it was ok, then my friend ended up paying as they didn't collect all of the info to process the card. Frustrating.
I had heard great things so had high expectations but feel they weren't met.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic dining experience.
Fantastic dining experience. The food and service has jumped up a level with the new Chef.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening
Each of the four of us who dined at this restaurant ordered a different main and shared two apps among us. The calamari was extraordinary! The special was loaded with fish and seafood - apparently wonderful flavour (I didn't taste this one) and great presentation. The four cheese pizza was a hit as was the grilled Caesar. The halibut was moist and very flavourful.The rack of lamb, also enjoyed by one party, was very tasty. A restaurant to frequent. Have been there several times since the arrival of their new chef. The other couple has made it a go-to spot when they come in to town.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious DIning Experience
Cafe Chianti offers an exquisite dining experience amid warm and inviting decor. Every dish, from appetizer to dessert was wonderfully tasteful and beautifully prepared. Our server was attentive to every detail, including spending a lot of time discussing wine offerings. Cafe Chianti if probably one of Halifax's best!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
they have hired a new chef and the changes he has brought was reflected in our meal.....awesome !.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Service, excellent food. Would go back again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We selected Cafe Chianti for our daughter's 19th birthday because she loves Italian food. We had not eaten here before but because of the positive reviews thought it would be a wonderful place to celebrate. We made a reservation and were very glad we did, as even though it was a Sunday night, the restaurant was very busy. The food, ambiance and service was all very good and I can easily recommend Cafe Chianti for celebrating special occasions and look forward to eating there again.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pork tenderloin was outstanding. It was crowded so perhaps not ideal for a quiet, intimate meal but overall the atmosphere was good and the service was wonderful.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy an evening with friends at Cafe Chianti but this last visit was particularly outstanding. Service is always friendly and very good. The food was perfect and very generous. Perhaps this is because they have a wonderful new chef since we were there last who came from another italian restaurant we also enjoyed very much. We would highly recommend the rack of lamb anytime. The menu also offered fresh local line caught halibut, It looked wonderful and both the diners who had it said it was fresh and flavourful. Our fourth opted for spaghetti bolognaise. The portion and meatballs were huge and delicious. Fine wine list and great special coffees. You have to try this great spot.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM