San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne
500, 26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 0N2Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: CAN$30 and under
San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.tastesanremo.com/
- Phone: 4032510998x
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11am-2pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
- Executive Chef: Michael Edgar
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- 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 for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
A word from San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
- Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
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San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 20, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (20)romantic (16)kid-friendly (14)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (11)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/14/2014Our reservation was for a Sunday to celebrate our grandson's 20th b'day. We were surprised with a pasta and pizza menu, however everyone enjoyed it and would return for pasta Sunday. It would have been nice if the restaurant could have provided a small dessert for the b'day boy.Special Features:
- Good food, terrible serviceApril12Dined on 9/12/2014The title says it all! Waited 20 minutes for our wine and had to ask for bread. Dirty dishes were left on our table until I handed them to the waitress and asked her to clear them. Service was I attentive and low. Food was delicious as always though!I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/9/2014All the food was overly salty... from appetizer to meal. Chairs feel worn out. You sink in them & can feel the wood support frame. Told we could not sit at a booth due to reservations yet during the whole time we were there, nobody ever filled those seats. This is the 3rd and last time we will be going. We have never walked out satisfied.
- HarleyDined on 9/6/2014My wife, her friend and I enjoyed a delicious meal on Saturday. We thoroughtly enjoyed the quality and value of the Chef's Special. Service was excellent, staff was very friendly. Another fantastic visit to a local favourite. Outdoor dining was really nice. Great job as usual.Special Features:
- What happened?OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/30/2014We have always enjoyed our dinners at San Remo but this time was quite frankly diabolical. The servers were dressed completely inappropriately and could barely raise a smile. We had the Saturday night chef menu which was a joke. Overlooked salmon placed on frozen peas was barely edible. Our server merely looked at us when we expressed our disappointment. Not once did we see anyone who resembled a manager. We did not make a fuss...but we will not be back & will recommend to others not to go there either.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/28/2014The menu has improved significantly compared to the almost exclusively pasta menu previously - I like the increased choices including halibut and veal chop.Special Features:
- Quite goodSebastianSaintVIPDined on 8/25/2014Very pleasant dining experience. The food was good and not overly pricey.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- this chef knows what he's doingMMMDDined on 8/23/2014San Remo is consistently good but tonite's Chef's Special was outstanding. It started with a piece of salmon, nicely cooked, and served over a bed of pearlized couscous with nectarines and some sprouts; main was chicken breast pieces wrapped around deliciously roasted duck meat and decorated with a saskatoon berry reduction and the berries along with some veggies and topped off with decadent lemon tart for dessert... all for the low price of $30. Every course was large enough for me and some tasting room for my husband too! The portions were very good, the food delicious and beautifully presented. My husband had the rib meal....looked like it had to be trucked in, the portion was so big! Once again, a well prepared nicely flavoured dish.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/22/2014excellent as always even, with my food allergies (dairy)Special Features:
- Good experienceacpyrusDined on 8/20/2014I feel like this restaurant could be really good if they made a few minor changes. The servers were great. The food took quite a bit of time to be served - we were timing and it took them 45 minutes to serve appetizers from the time we ordered. This could have been disastrous since we had young children with us. Fortunately, they served a basket of bread while we waited. My main issue is with the menu itself. It seems like they are trying to be like all of the other Neopolitan pizza places, but come up short. The dough is not crispy or flavorful enough. The toppings have too much unexpected sweetness. My arugula beet salad was 95% arugula with a few shavings of beets. Tough not to compare it with Double Zero's amazing beet salad.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It's not there anymore!TansayDined on 8/18/2014Open table confirmed our reservation and sent us a reminder the day before. We got there. The restaurant was closed! Permanently? Windows papered shut... What happened? I can only submit this review by ticking a box for every question. Needless to say they don't apply! If your special occasion is to "fail to show" this is it!Special Features:
- Truly an experienceEatsoutoftenDined on 8/16/2014Although service was a little slow at first. (There was a wedding dinner, so I think that presented a challenge) but once orders were placed, food came in a timely manner and presented a formidable dinner experience for my guests. I highly recommend the Gnocci, the braised rib, the prosciutto platter or any of their oven baked pizza. The only thing that lacks to me is the wine list. Understanding that the concept stays traditional Italian, I would like to see some California wine there.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place to eatOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/12/2014The food at San remo was fantastic and the attention and service we got was excellent .Special Features:
- LocalDined on 8/3/2014The food was great, service good.there quite a few kids and it was louder than usual. An enjoyable evening .Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 7/27/2014We went to San Remo for their $10 pasta night and it was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant (try the Chicken Parm) :-)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food.Higman63Dined on 7/21/2014I found the food and service to be exceptional. The atmosphere was a little disappointing given that there were quite a few families with smaller children. I would not think of this restaurant as a "kid-friendly" type of dining. My wife and I left the kids at home to have a quiet dinner out. On the flip side; it is nice that families can enjoy great Italian food.Special Features:
- san remoOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 7/21/2014we will, definately, be back to SanRemo. A little noisy, on our recent visit, as there were plenty of children running around. We love children, just not the parents who don't make the little ones behave. Food and service was very good.
- Great Neighborhood SpotJennaGDined on 7/20/2014Food is great, service can vary. $10 Pasta night is great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, even better servicetarabearaDined on 7/19/2014I am confused as to why other reviews are saying this place has bad service. Our experience was great, our server was on the ball and lovely to interact with. The servers were very down to earth and seemed like genuinely nice people. The good was good, nothing special, but it was still good. I would go back because of the great service and the good food.Special Features:
- AmazingYummyMommyDined on 7/18/2014Just wanted to write a note saying how great the service and the food was, this was my second time here, my first was for the $10 pasta night ( amazing value for home made pasta) This was a ladies night out for our Wine and B*!&$ club and it was exceptional. They even have beautiful bar height tables on the very private patio with natural gas bonfires built right in. The food was incredible ( try the popcorn as a starter) and the desert was to die for. All very home made and very fresh ingredients. Try this place and you will not be disappointed!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Momof2Dined on 7/18/2014Salads were disappointing but the pasta dishes were better. Other locations may be better but we won't be returning to this one again.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved itobonpalaisDined on 7/17/2014Loved the experience and will go back. It is great to have such a lovely place with excellent food on our backyard.Special Features:
- Disappointing foodFormercustomerx2Dined on 7/10/2014We have been at this restaurant, plus the one in Garrison Woods, numerous times and the food has always been great. We had out of country guests staying with us and they wanted to try some Italian food. What a mistake at this MacKenzie Towne location. It was a pizza night so we ordered four different pizzas, none good. CANNED mushrooms were used on the mushroom pizza, ugh... Crust burnt on another. Very little pepperoni on another. Prosciutto just placed across the top of another after the pizza had been cut. We were totally embarrassed to have taken our guests there. So sad that a once good restaurant has gone so downhill with the food quality. Thank goodness the wait staff were nice..
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/7/2014Yvonne was fantastic. .. very friendly and accommodated our extra requests like mussels for an appetizer since it want on the $10 pasta night menu. we will be back! !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great birthday dinnerJodyDined on 7/7/2014Everything was fantastic, as usual. Don't know what else to say. Pair your favorite fish or chicken pasta with some Sokol Evolution!!!! Family had gluten free items, which were substituted at no extra charge. This place is 5/5Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Ladies Lunchlsj321Dined on 7/7/2014I wanted to take my friends for lunch and had seen that San Remo was open and so we went there and had a lovely time. The food was excellent, service friendly and ambiance perfect for us to have a nice long visit! I'll go back with my husband next time! :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Rich, delightful flavoursSplurgeonceinawhileDined on 7/2/2014We loved our meals. the Carbonara Pasta, the short rib open faced sandwich and the Sausage Spaghetti. The did not lack at all in flavour or portions. Don't eat there if you are in a hurray. The food takes a bit longer but is well worth it for its fresh and delicious qualities.Special Features:
- Okay but not wonderfulNsmbdmDined on 6/30/2014Food was okay, great service, might go again on 1/2 off pasta night, not for full price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was ok, wait was not!dinner2Dined on 6/30/2014We went with 3 children and 3 adults. The restaurant is nice, good layout and Ambience. We ordered our food, however it took 1.15 hrs to come to our table, and with that the it was slightly burnt. It was good enough to eat however. The server was so nice and sweet and apologized for the delay, but when you have to entertain 3 children for 1.15 hrs while they wait for their food kind of spoils your dinner.
- Quiet location, veggie optionsVegheadfoodieVIPDined on 6/28/2014Everyone in your party will find something good here. Reasonably pricedSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Ok neighbourhood restaurantPatron123Dined on 6/20/2014Food was just ok. Meatballs were undercooked but server was quick to ensure that we did have to pay for them. Halibut was good.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Over-all - just "good"spartacatDined on 6/20/2014Service was great, food was good. It wasn't fantastic. Pricing is a little pretentious for what you get. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was great!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/15/2014Went there for Father's Day with 3 kids. Food was FANTASTIC, atmosphere was GREAT! Would go there again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sambucca shrimpZinnDined on 6/14/2014The samba ca shrimp appetizer might be the best in town! Gluten free options nice to see and gluten free crackers very nice.Special Features:
- We liked itOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/13/2014We saw some negative reviews, but booked anyways. We both had pasta and each dish was very large. I had to stretch a bit when I came home! Our server was Isabella and she was great. If you are looking for fast food, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a great supper in about 1.5-2 hours, this place is great.Special Features:
- EatsoutoftenDined on 5/22/2014Great food, you have to try the Gnoochi poutine. Fantastic. There pizza specials are great, right out of the wood burning stove.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 523 reviews are from the San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne reviews archive.
- Great neighborhood standbycgyguyDined on 5/18/2014We were a group of 6 with 5 adults and one child. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. Italian bread with hummus was a great touch to start. The only complaint was the Caprese Salad was just cut up wedges of tomatoes and chunks of mozzarella, it did not live up to other Caprese salads at other restaurants. You cannot beat the $10/pasta (Sundays/Mondays) deal and the fish, short ribs were all well received at the table. We could see ourselves going more often for their pasta specials.Special Features:
- Not Great for Mothers DaySEGEATSDined on 5/11/2014For an Italian restaurant I was expecting more pasta and risoto dishes. The appetizers were great We have been to San Remo before and enjoyed it, but this time the service was not great and the sauce on two of our dishes was minimal so the dish was dry.
- Great findAndiDined on 5/11/2014My husband took me here for my birthday dinner which also happened to be Mother's Day. It was fabulous. The food was delicious! The wine was wonderful.. And the service was also great. We will definitely be returning.Special Features:
- Can't Beat Sundays HereOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/11/2014If you haven't been for Sunday $10 a plate dishes on Sundays, you are missing out.Special Features: