San Remo Ristorante - Garrison Woods
San Remo Ristorante - Garrison Woods

San Remo Ristorante - Garrison Woods

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tastesanremo.com/
  • Phone: 4036855727
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am to 2:00pm



    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jenna Bazzana
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: San Remo Ristorante now shares with you our tastes that have made our restaurants so successful. Whether it's a wedding, in home dining or a corporate event, our extensive services will make your event truly memorable. Please contact directly at catering@tastesanremo.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We are able to offer our entire dining room for use by single parties. It is ideal for receptions, Xmas parties and larger corporate events. Seating is up to 65 people with up to 80 for stand-up receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Lana 4036855727

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 34 Avenue SW
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available behind the restaurant in our private lot.

    Plenty of free street parking is also available.
A word from San Remo Ristorante - Garrison Woods
San Remo Ristorante specializes in the creation of innovative Italian cuisine served in a contemporary, intimate atmosphere, ideal for the special date or dinner party. With influences from Italy and a fusion flair, San Remo's cuisine is simple, yet elegantly delicious. Come enjoy our warm, classic atmosphere and allow us to give you a fantastic dining experience.
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San Remo Ristorante - Garrison Woods reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (11)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (2)Show More
  • Sad
    CowtownVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We heard that this restaurant is closing soon. We will miss our neighbourhood italian gem of a restaurant!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This establishment can be both a very formal dining experience or a casual event. The meal was fantastic and rivals any of the other restaraunts I've been at in the last few months. Our waitress was very accommodating and not pushy and came to our table only after we were ready to order our food. Great wine selection and a beautiful presentation when our meals came.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great meal
    Boone52
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and service was great. One of our party is celiac and San Remos has lots of options to chose from. The outdoor patio so great. Nice neighbourhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was excellent but meal delivery VERY slow. Restaurant had a small lunch seating, we all ordered salads and it took a crazy long time. It was very tasty when it finally got there but...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • willvisituagainsoon
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Our 2nd experience @ San Remo was unsatisfactory. Food mediocre, Ribs fatty, few Prawns, too much Pasta (entrees). Sun glaring in eyes (seating by patio door facing out) no other tables available.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not that great
    MickVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Ordered wine from a limited by the glass selection. Eventually was told they were out. Ordered another glass - it was corked. Got "lucky" on the third label but was never asked if I wanted another. Lamb shank was room temperature at best. Sent it back. New version was somewhat warmer but skimpier on the vegetables and polenta. Learned that Sunday and Monday are $10 pasta nights so there probably wasn't an experienced chef in the kitchen. We were comped a tiramisu and 1/2 my entrée was taken off the bill . . . as if it was a common occurrence.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • San Remo night out
    Golfygirl3
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I had supper here with some friends the other night. I have eaten here before & the food is always good. One of the reasons I hesitate to come back to this restaurant more often is the lack of parking. There is some street parking & some limited parking at the rear of the restaurant however this night it was full. The service, wine list & quality of food is very good. We all had a pasta dish & the food was plentiful & tasty. They have recently changed their menu & there is a large selection of appetizers but a more limited selection of entrees. This restaurant is a nice dining option in Marda Loop.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually great but not this time
    Paul
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've visited this restaurant about 15 times and for 14 of them our experience has been great but going on Father's Day was a mistake. We asked our waitress if the kitchen could make the chicken and artichoke from their usual Sunday/Monday menu because our kids like it. She said she would ask, then some other lady comes back and tells us the kitchen can make it but they can't charge us $10, it will be $20. Just something she didn't need to address, nor was it appropriate. The lime in my sparkling water was bad, based on how dry the lime was to start I'm guessing it was sitting out for quite some time. Then we had a pasta dish we hadn't tried before and it was flavourless. A busy night but 40mins waiting for our food was little long.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    JOLES2
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Always impressed. Would encourage others in the neighborhood to try out this lovely location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiberlove
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Good service, terrible pasta dishes. We ordered three different ones, not sure what the tastes were to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very impressed
    SheppieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was our first time here and will not be our last. Everything was fantastic. Thank you so much for an awesome night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    Annie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Luckily San Remo's is in the neighborhood, so I get to frequent it regularly and enjoy its consistently high quality food. I had a chance to introduce some friends from Killarney that were thrilled to try it and hear about $10 pasta night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint find in Garrison a hit!
    Lovinfood
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great lunch for 2 with online coupon and wine. This will be a spot I go back to for sure! The pasta combinations were so delicious as was the Caprese Salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint!
    Foody
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Have been to this restaurant a number of times, and have been happy every time. I ordered something new this visit, a salad with salmon, and it was delicious. The salmon was cooked to perfection. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 462 reviews are from the San Remo Ristorante - Garrison Woods reviews archive.
  • Good with one reservation
    Chinook
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Sam Rermo seems to be following a Calgary trend -rushed service. I get that they don't want customers "dawdling" for 3 hours over a meal, but service was rushed.but You scarcely had time to fork the last lettuce leaf from your salad when the plate was whisked away and the next course had arrived.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Our server was lots of fun and met all our requests. We shared three appetizers for lunch and they were all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Very good lunch - perfect size and very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Tansay
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Friend and I went for lunch on a Monday; our first visit, but won't be our last. The service and food were very good. The salmon on my salmon salad was cooked absolutely perfectly. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Liked the look of the other menu options. We'll return especially as we discovered that many of the offerings could be served gluten-free -- important to my friend. NOTE: Website says restaurant was closed on Mondays. Obviously out of date!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great casual spot
    Dodi
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Good food, quiet atmosphere and great service. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality evening
    Lynn45
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food and service were very good .we haven't been to this restaurant for some time but will definitely put it on our priority list. Good value and pleasant level of noise..allowed for conversation with friends catching up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable
    willvisituagainsoon
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    First time diners at San Remo. Enjoyed an early lunch with old friends. Service excellent, attentive but not hovering. Presentation attractive, prepared as requested, good quality ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic experience.
    Ladybug
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I booked this restaurant at the last minute for Mother's Day and it was fantastic!! Everything from the appetizer to desert was delicious. I had the braised short rib and it was the best I've ever had. I don't live in Calgary but if I did I would be at eating at this restaurant regularly. Loved it!!! P.S. The service was excellent. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and beyond
    Liam
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My Fiance and I went to San Remo in Garrison Woods a little over a month ago and had a less than favorable experience and ended up leaving some negative feedback. The manager Lana read the review and contacted me to go over the negative experience we had and invited us back to give San Remo a second try. So we did last night and wow! what a turn around we fantastic service and the food was amazing! I just want to say these guys are awesome and definitely went above and beyond to make sure my fiance and I had a great experience at their restaurant, and Lana if you are reading this you rock!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not great
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Poutine and gnocchi appetizer was not great. The gnocchi was deep fried which was gross. Had the mushroom tart but there was way more Yorkshire pudding than mushroom. Duck confit was very tough. I think if you stick to the pasta then it's better but we wanted to try something else as we usually have pasta. Noise level is brutal in there as always. You can barely have a conversation. We had a gift certificate but otherwise I wouldn't spend my 200 on a meal for two again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good good and service
    Robertson
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The food and service were once again very good. We have been away for six months so the menu changed. The menu changes were good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I have had better steak sandwiches. The meat was little rare and tasteless. I had the most boring salad with it! Lettuce out of a box with dressing. Not a nut or a cranberry to make it interesting.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CalgaryFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Pasta night on Sunday is always a good value! A nice place to take the family on a Sunday night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Merlinsmom
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    San Remo is my favourite restaurant in Calgary. The food and service is really great and it is always so warm and comfortable to dine there. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighbourhood Surprise
    BrenEdVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We took friends who are native Calgarians and they kept asking us "how did we find this wonderful restaurant?" Wine selection was a bit limited, only 2 bottles of what we ordered in stock. But the rack of lamb was delightful, pasta perfect and portions just right. We always love our nights out at San Remo!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A classic dining room
    TimG
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We really enjoyed the San Remo. The staff were excellent. While the restaurant was very busy, you were never left alone for long. The three of us each chose a salad and pasta. Very nice. I had the three mushroom pasta and it was very flavourful. To start, we shared an antipasto plate that was well done. Prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the food etc.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Execellent
    THEB
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    First visit to San Remo. Food and Service was excellent. Will go back for sure. No issues at all - 100% positive experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific meal
    cannuckVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We always go to the McKenzie town site for convenience however were in the vicinity so decided to eat at this restaurant. Great service, great food (as always)..... a good time. The decor is warm, subdued, and adds to the relaxed ambiance, to complete the very enjoyable dining experience. I cannot fathom the negative reviews by a couple of the other diners on this site. Great value as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were promptly greeted and courteously, the restaurant is a smaller space though it was not overly loud, very comfortable. The appetizers ordered by the table were a hit, we had the Prawns, the Samplers of Bruschetta & a Stuffed Mushroom. We had various pasta dishes that were met with unanimous approval . Service was well-timed and friendly. If I lived in this neighborhood I would likely be a regular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood bust
    Roos
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The menu is very limited so there is not much selection which is not always a negative if it means the food they do offer is well done. We ordered a pasta that was over cooked and over seasoned,the swordfish special which was not bad, and the beef tenderloin. The steak was not seasoned and was piled on top of two carrots a piece of undercooked yet wilted broccolini.(I am not sure how you manage that) and an over puréed spoonful of tasteless mash potatoes. The steak itself was tiny (maybe 5 oz. but I doubt it) and a bit fatty and tough. We left at 7:30ish and there were only 3 more tables occupied and I can see why. The food was poor quality and very over priced as a result. The only bright spot was the server. I would not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian at its finest
    Genmgr99
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This is a great little restaurant for Italian food. Everytime we have been here it has been great, fantastic food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch!
    Kenn
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Took my wife there for our anniversary -- didn't disappoint on any level! Our server was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive. Oh, and "Monday night pasta night" rocks!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its rare that I can choose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Its rare that I can choose anything on the menu as I have a gluten allergy. They are incredibly accommodating and the food is so good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    Jennifer64
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    San Remo can be counted on for consistently good food and service. I go there for lunch with girlfriends and my teens for a special lunch. I can have a very nice lunch for well under $20 (glass of wine not included) It is quiet enough for easy conversation. I hate restaurants where the music overwhelms. Tables are spread out enough that you are not forced to listen to others conversations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great mid-week Dinner at San Remo
    RedheadVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We had dinner on a Wednesday evening and took advantage of the 1/2 price wine! The food was very good and we had the best service! Very enjoyable and highly recommended. They have many gluten-free options as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately this wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Unfortunately this wasn't the best experience. My second time there and the first was much better. My daughter had the chicken dish which was soaked in oil. The antipasti platter had what appeared to be 'old' prosciutto and the Caesar salad leaves had to be cut with a knife. Waited for drinks and had to ask the Hostess and drinks brought to the table were incorrect. It was a busy Friday night, so can understand that part, but all in all I'm not sure if I'd return. Thank you. Elaine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate