classic - great food, great service
Make reservations if you plan on going on the usual Thur-Sat nights. We tried to drop in and as usual - the wait was long, as they had been booked up. We love the food here and they specialize in making what you want. My GF has a gluten and egg alergy - try finding a place that accommodate that - that doesn't include salad or chicken without the bun...
As usual, Marco (the owner) was pleasant and made the rounds to say hi. His staff were great, quick and pleasant. The meal was awesome. Perfectly cooked pasta.
We will be back and booking with Opentable is a great way to save time and a phone call.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Italian food I ever
The best Italian food I ever had..... Tasty food, great customer service.
Parking space is tight though....
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Turned out to be a good choice for lunch. Quiet enough to allow discussion. Serving size was about right.
Each of us had linguini vongole, one red sauce and one white. Both very good.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu with gluten free options
It was our first visit to LaBrezza and though we arrived early and before the restaurant officially opened, we were welcomed inside to a table and offered the opportunity to enjoy some wine while waiting for friends. Having lots of time to peruse the menu, the entree choices were varied and well priced. One companion required gluten-free options and the servers were very knowlegable and explained that many of the menu items could be prepared gluten-free for her. The wine list was limited in offerings and the most inexpensive offfering was $45.00 for their red house wine , which was very acceptable. it was a lovely experience and I was surprised to see an almost full house on a Monday night. The sign of a great restaurant. Suggest reservn's.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Little treasure in Bridgeland
At first arrival, La Brezza looks like a simple house with not much going on. Once you enter, the atmosphere changes to lively place full of happy diners. La Brezza offered excellent home-made pasta and generous portions - great value and taste. The owner Marco was not only helping the staff, but entertaining with old stories and witty comments. The service was slow, but this was due to short staff and unlikely to be a recurring problem. If you want an mazing meal and a little fun eating it, La Brezza is your next dinner spot.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent place to take a
Excellent place to take a business associate. Service was very good and the food was fresh and very flavourful. Overall an excellent evening.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate!
We came to La Brezza to celebrate our son's convocation and it was a great choice. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. The owner Marco made us feels like friends he was entertaining at home. Wonderful evening.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
It has been a while since
It has been a while since we had been to La Brezza and we regret that it took us so long to return. Once again it is the excellent service, great food and a leisurely dining experience. Marco once again showed what a great host he is. We will be back soon!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful food... great option
Free parking. If you want to impress without breaking the bank... This itanian fair is an excellent choice.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had not been to La Brezza for a number of years and were hoping that the food and service had not declined since our last visit. Everything was exactly as we remembered and we thoroughly enjoyed every bite! It's such an intimate setting and the service and food were so good that it felt like we were special guests in someone's home. We introduced our teenage grandchildren to this special little place and they loved it and want to introduce it to their friends. Thank you Marco and staff and we look forward to more visits.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
June 28 2013
Marco, the owner is very friendly and down to earth. I went for lunch on Friday June 28, 2013 and was not disappointed. Service was great, the food was very good and there was no pressure to order wine or alcoholic starters or appetizers. Great experience.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sea food be eaten
The restaurant was quiet with few people when we arrived, but did full up. Although it did get hot and almost stuffy, the servers were quite attentive to our water. We started off with the calamari, and I ate almost half of it! It is a pretty big portion, worth it! however, we didn't quite finish our entrees because of this. I would definitely recommend it. My spouse had the rack of lamb, which was delicious! I had a chicken parmigiana, which is usually my favorite, but I found it wrapped in an egg batter, which was not enjoyable. It tasted like scrabbled eggs, soggy as there was no crispy outside, and by the time I scrapped off the batter, left little chicken, and little appetite. We will definitely return. Even just for calamari
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neighborhood gem
This little restaurant located in a small house in Bridgeland is a perfect spot to get away from busy downtown Calgary. Our lunch was delicious and the service was excellent despite the fact the place was full and they were a little short-handed with staff.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only complaint my husband and I have is the lack of AC. It was so hot and with getting hot(in temperature) meals made things worse. The did eventually open a window but didn't seem to make much of a difference.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I went to dinner at La Brezza on Friday. We each had the house red wine which was very very good. The starter bread is to die for! We had the calamari to start, it was amazing! Calgary's best as far as I'm concerned! I had a fettuccini pasta with smoked salmon, baby shrimp in a rose sauce. I think it's my new favorite pasta! My boyfriend had chicken Parmesan, which was very good! The service is very professional, and you won't leave hungry! You definitely get what you pay for at La Brezza!!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the Linguini Mediterranean,
I had the Linguini Mediterranean, and it had huge scallops and jumbo prawns. Flavour and portion were excellent. We also tried the Calamari which was tender and a good size as well. Bruschetta was fresh and to die for, but beware spots of freshly pressed garlic which can be quite spicey. Bread was ample and fresh. We also had the mussel appetizer which was tasty, but we did find 3 unopened ones that we had to discard. My wife's dish from the backside of the menu (chicken with prawn) was a little too salty though. Marco the owner made a brief visit to introduce himself and give a brief history of the house. Nice guy. Waitress was friendly and attentive. This was our first time to the restaurant, and we found it a nice experience.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small dining area, so tables
Small dining area, so tables are packed a little more tightly than I prefer. Service was good, food was well prepared and portions were generous.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Food in Quaint House
The food here is always delicious, and I just love Bridgeland. I have had the pleasure of dining here a few times. This was my one-year-of-dating-iversary and it did not disappoint. I had one of the two specials - the swordfish, and it was delicious. I asked for the pasta sauce spicy, and it was no problem as it is created especially for each guest. The waitress even brought me a small dish of chili peppers so I could spice it more to my liking. We started with the calamari which is the best in the city easily. It isn't breaded; instead it's in a delicious tomato sauce and absolutely melts in your mouth as it is cooked to perfection. The restaurant is in what looks to be a qaint old house with limited seating, so make a reservation!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE WENT FOR DINNER AND THE
WE WENT FOR DINNER AND THE FOOD AND THE WINE WERE EXCELLENT...VERY GOOD ITALIAN.RESTAURANT ......THE BEST IN CALGARY.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the food was great, the cannelloni portion was a little small but good.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family-run Italian Food
The food was fabulous, as was the personal service. A Gem - if you want real Italian food in a homey atmosphere --- this is the place for you.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant
I was with my wife in this restaurant it was a good experience , it had a good time with delicious food ever . I will back to eat in this place before I leave Calgary.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back SOON
The food was fabulous! I was very surprised by the quality of food and the flavor. The bruschetta and calamari are a must! WOW. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family (already have).
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date night dining
We like to eat out on Friday's for what we call "Date Night". The experience we had at La Brezza was really nice. The menu online suggested that they had gluten-free options, which for an Itallian restaurant surprised us. The staff were very knowledgable about gluten, so we felt very comfortable eating there despite our allergies. The food was excellent, the service prompt and friendly and the overall experience very enjoyable. We will definitely reserve a table again for another Date Night!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Brezza great food/great service
My wife and another couple had a very enjoyable evening at La Brezza last Saturday. The food was very good and reasonably priced and the service was excellent. The owner (Marco) made a point of greeting us and the overall atmosphere was friendly and intimate. We'll definitely go back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome as usual
Very good food, only complaint was that it was slow this time
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marco is very enteraining. 27yrs history @ that location says a lot given the transformation! Good Italian Fair - would recommend! A beautiful culinary experience! Best Calamari in Calgary!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summer birthday dinner
Marco ensures his restaurant treats everyone special. His personal conversations with everyone in the restaurant and making their dining experience memorable. This dining experience is very personal personal, add to that the great food makes this a wonderful dining experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
So far it's the best carbonara I've had in town. Service was good. Quant little house turned into restaurant. The owner Marco was very nice and personalble. Taling the time to have a small chat with every table. I've already decided what to try next time.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our new favorite dining spot
We've been to La Brezza a few times, celebrating birthdays, anniversary, and 'just cuz'. The service is always impeccable, the food masterfully prepared and plated. The wine list has a wide variety of whites, reds, sparkling wine and bottled water if that is your wish. The owner, Marco, walks through the restaurant making sure everyone is happy with their food, beverages and service. Our last visit was with my step-mom, her son and his lady, who are from San Francisco, and dine out often. They were very impressed with the whole evening, and said next time here, they'd like to go to La Brezza again. I would happily recommend La Brezza to anyone looking for a good meal, and great ambience.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Dinner, food and service.
Great Dinner, food and service. The owner was friendly and a great host.
We did find the restaurant a little too loud. But will recommend La Brezza.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time and won't be our last. Food was amazing and the owner comes to beach table to make sure your food is good and your having a great time. Loved it
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our meal-very friendly
Enjoyed our meal-very friendly service and great food.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bruschetta to die for
LaBrezza for lunch...bruschetta and chicken caesar salad...fantastic!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian Fare in Bridgeland
Delightful evening and great food. The ambiance was excellent and service was very attentive. The only criticism is that the selection of white wines was very limited; red wines were much better represented.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations @ La Brezza for 4 people, for 5:30. At first sight we didn't know what to make of the little house on the corner, but we were warmly greeted at the door and seated immediately even though we were early, our appetizers came out very promptly after ordering and were excellent (bruschetta&calamari). Our main course came out promptly as well and was fabulous! Dessert, more wine, and coffee followed. Everything surpassed our expectations and more. Our waiter was a perfect compliment to our dinner, he couldn't have been better(I'm sorry I don't remember your name) you were awesome :-)
Best birthday dinner ever!!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic restaurant, great
Fantastic restaurant, great service and delicious food.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first visit and
This was my first visit and I will definitely be going back for more. The food is fabulous, the service was great and the atmosphere is quaint and cozy. My favorite Italian place in Calgary for sure.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This ristorante is outstanding
This ristorante is outstanding but I am reluctant to extent too much praise for fear that too many others "discover" the top quality for and service. The environment / dining experience is outstanding if you need to impress and the food is worth any visit anytime.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lives up to reviews on urbanspoon
Excellent meal! Checked out Urbanspoon to find a new returning to try in calgary. We arrived in the city and found it easily, the food was excellent just finished dinning in New Orleans the past mth and the food here could stand shoulder to shoulder with the place. Will definitely be back to try other dishes.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly Great Value
Food was excellent though it took a while to be ready. The ambience was great, not too noisy and cozy. Waitress was very attentive and tended to our requests fairly quickly. All in all was a wonderful night out and will definitely come back again and also recommend to others.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A first time at la Brezza and we were so very impressed. The owner was in and came to our table after we ate which was very impressive. As restaurant owners ourselves we appreciate the personal experience it is nice to know who represents the company.
The meal and appetizers were amazing I was very impressed. This is a definate repeate for us!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time going to La Brezza and the experience is always fantastic. The food is delicious, it's quiet enough for people to have a nice conversation, the service is pretty damn good and the overall restaurant is worth it.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good restaurant. Too much hype
We heard so many good things that we expected too much. The food was very good but not great. The service was great and Marco made us feel very welcome. I repeat, the service was excellent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Dinner
Although we've lived in Calgary forever this was our first trip to La Brezza. It's an interseting experience. Marco makes you feel like you're dinning in his home. Our food was great as was the service. Meals are a little slow to arrive, so you need enough wine to carry you over. Loved the food here.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Calgary's best restaurants!
I would honestly recommend this restaurant to anybody looking for great food and a great environment in which to enjoy it. Marco (the owner) is a fantastic guy. You can really tell that he not only really cares about his restaurant, but also and especially his customers. You feel like you're part of the family at La Brezza, I haven't hesitated to recommend this restaurant to anyone, it's fantastic, and the calamari is to die for!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Business Lunch for Four
Business Lunch for four was professionally served starting with making guests comfortable, discreet service and excellent food.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an awesome experience.
We had an awesome experience. Food was fantastic, very friendly atmosphere, will go back again.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I went to La Brezza based on online suggestions. It did not disappoint! With two young kids we rarely have a chance to fine dine and spend one-on-one time together. We drove in from north of Edmonton for a two night getaway and this little dining gem complimented a very great time in Calgary. Although the weather was less than desirable (the night of the blizzard), the service and food made for a great time. Thank you La Brezza!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
just like i remember it
I haven't been there in 20 years and the restaurant looks the same....the food is very good and the ambience is perfect for a cozy Italian night.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM