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Villa Firenze
Villa Firenze

Villa Firenze Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.villafirenze.ca
  • Phone: (403) 264-4297
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our main dining room has total capacity of 90 people. It may be broken down into two semi private rooms; the veranda room with a capacity of 35 people, and the main room with a capacity of 55 people. Our veranda room is ideally suited for business lunches and cozy personal meetings. In addition to our main dining room, our banquet room with a capacity of 100 people is specifically designed for larger private banquet functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Nicastro (403) 264-4297

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 4th St NE and Edmonton Trail NE
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Villa Firenze
Since 1991 Villa Firenze restaurant has provided a welcoming, elegant, and reliable dining experience. It is renowned for its signature Portobello Mushroom dish, and its fabulous home style Italian cooking.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I went to Villa for an after show meal and were completely satisfied. The service was excellent, the food couldn't have been better. This is a nice, cozy and romantic, albeit a little noisy, spot that we will definitely return to."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Most enjoyable, perfect for any occasion, great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Well priced."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Unfortunately we had a server that had only been then for a few weeks. Got drink order wrong. And really wasn't that great at cleanup, etc. We've been to this restaurant many times in the past and really noticed the difference in service."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for a date night. I honestly can't think of anything that could have been better. The service and food were absolutely impeccable. I can't recommend highly enough!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Loved the portabella mushroom appetizer! My husband had the sea bass special and loved it. Enjoyed my pasta but there isn't one option that includes vegetables. Sundried tomatoes or capers isn't enough of a vegetable as noted by our waiter. Best ceasar (drink) I've ever had! Great atmosphere and will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Went with my wife mid-week for our anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is very nice for a relaxed evening without getting too fancy or pretentious. The greeter and server were very friendly and made us feel comfortable. The Portabella Mushroom appetizer is too die for and highly recommended!! The homemade Tiramisu was a nice treat. It was also nice there was a parking lot that seemed secure within the restaurant's lot. We would return without hesitation."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Very quaint, warm and intimate atmosphere. Service always excellent. Food is amazing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our evening at this nice little restaurant. The service was excellent, the ambience very nice and the food was good. The traditional ceaser salad was nothing too special, but the home made spinach pasta along with shrimp, brusheta and sauce was excellent. The portions were large and my wife's risotto with scampi was good. We would go back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had a very nice dining experience at Villa Firenze. There were 5 in our party and each of us had a very good meal. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. All in all we had a great night at Villa Firenze and will return again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food and overall ambiance were amazing and probably the best Italian restaurant we have been to! Unfortunately once we were sat it seemed as if we disappeared into the background. Our waiter continually walked by without talking to us as we sat waiting for our drinks. When our waiter did finally manage to talk to us he was friendly and knowledgeable, but continued to avoid checking on us. The server working nearby ended up clearing our dishes and even getting us the bill, which it took 20 minutes to receive after finishing our meals and having them boxed up by the server next to us. Overall an amazing restaurant which we would be excited to go back to, hoping to get a different server who is a little more help to make it a perfect eve."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a group lunch (6 of us) and, as always, the food, service and ambience were excellent. We started off with some appetizers with the highlight being the portabello mushroom appetizer - this is a must have!! The portabello mushroom is drenched in a white sauce which is just awesome. Everyone mopped up their plates with the bread. The entrees all differed for everyone but suffice to say - everyone was full and happy by the end of the meal. Great service (the owner served us personally) - would not hesitate to come back again!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I've been back several times over the years and am never disappointed. The portabello mushroom smothered in a brandy cream sauce is a must for any meal. And the tiramisu the best I've ever had (despite going on the hunt for better in Italy on my honeymoon and gaining 12 pounds in the process!). A great spot for an evening with parents, friends or a romantic night out."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place has become a favourite for my wife and I. Food is always fantastic and so is the service. The food is consistent and always comes out very hot. Nothing is more satisfying to me then a meal that stays hot till i'm finished eating. We loved it the first time and every time since. We will enjoy this restaurant again and again and again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I selected Villa Firenze based on the reviews online. What a nice surprise. Their Portobello Mushroom appetizer was fantastic! The meals were generous and tasty. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "the service was excellent and the food matched or exceeded the service. Nice quiet location without the buzz of downtown locations"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Had dinner at this restaurant for the first time in many years. It's just as good as I remembered. Portions are generous, and my friend and I both thought our meals were delicious, though we needed a take-out container for the remainder. Our waiter and other staff were very helpful and we enjoyed the wines they suggested too. There is a good reason why this restaurant is still around."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Mushroom appetizer was fantastic as was the calamari and shrimp. Unfortunately the appetizers set a very high expectation for the main course and the pasta dishes didn't really measure up for such a highly reviewed restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I chose this place on a whim to host the first meeting of my parents with my fiancee's parent's. It's location was close to central calgary and was easy to find from the #2 HWY, since some of our party was coming in from South of Calgary. The ambience, taste of the food, amount of food, wine, and service were exceptional! This place is a family run business with people that just want you to enjoy the food as much as they do. The service was professional, yet very fun and engaging. In result, our dinner was fabulous and would definately recommend anyone to go here."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Villa Firenze is one or the finest Italian restaurants in the city. The food is simple, but the flavours are sophisticated. The service staff was polite and friendly, and the restaurant was generous with their portions. The pasta was cooked perfectly and their renowned stuffed Portobello mushroom was flavourful, even winning the non-mushroom lovers over."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The entire experience was absolutely fabulous! Ricardo, our waiter, made the evening extra special. And the portabello mushrooms are a must have! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food is always delicious and those mushroom appetizers really are to die for. Love Love Love this place. The staff are always very attentive and I adore the mom (prior owner). She always takes the time to have a visit and always makes me laugh. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a favourite of ours for at least two decades for the simple reason that we can depend on it for good food, consistently offered, in a pleasant atmosphere - same owners, many of the same wait staff."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have been to Villa a few times now, and the food and service are always consistent. The atmosphere is perfect for friends to enjoy great wine and good food. Try the mushrooms .. they're amazing !! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful service - intimate yet genuine! If I had a restaurant I would want it like this!! Kudos to all!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Never disappoints! Always quality food. Authentic and unpretentious. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "For someone who does not eat out alot, this restaurant was recommended for a special occasion place to go. We asked for a quieter seating area for two as it was to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We were placed right in front of the walkthrough for the kitchen and bar area (not what I consider quieter....) However, service was attentive and the food that did not take long to arrive was very good. It was highly recommended to try the Portabella mushroom appetizer - it was very tasty, though pricey for only one mushroom. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went years ago, and really enjoyed it. Finally had the chance to go back again, but the food was not as good as we expected. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "service was good. food was average and expensive. We all got upset tummys the next day. Not a good experience."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Wonderful Anniversary dinner at Villa Firenze. Such attention to the finishing touches on presentation and interesting specials. Always great service and fabulous food."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A great little restaurant off the beaten path, so hidden, you could drive by it. But you wouldn't want to, what a hidden gem! Great menu, great food selection, could use a little more on the wine choices. Service was fantastic and specials were spectacular, must have the Portabello mushroom appetizer. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have learned that recommending a resturant to friends and family never works for whatever reason. Villa Firenze was recommended to us, so much so that the recommenders insisted in coming with us. Every plate was delicious (there were many), we waited on by the owner (which I think is typical) and pride was apparent in every aspect by everyone. I will have no trouble recommending Villa Firenze to anyone and not worry in the least of it not working out. I will be inventing Special Occasions just go back again and again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was incredible! mushroom appetizer was excellent!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant and everything was delightful - from the wonderful service to the exceptional food and information. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was acceptable. However we were a couple surrounded by foursomes and eight some tables who were being served by the same server. Our service was extremely poor ( for example we never did receive balsamic and olive oil for our rolls). I suspect that the level of service was due to a larger gratuity from the larger tables. Do not see ourselves returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We are never disappointed when we visit. Food quality is stunning, just can't say enough. Service is impeccable - we are treated as family. This is our favorite Italian place in Calgary."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "As always polite friendly service, and fantastic food"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I have started to frequent this restaurant more lately due to easy commute to and from downtown, available parking, prompt service and a very good menu selection as well as very good daily features. I also have an allergy which they easily accommodate."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • " I have dined here several times and never had food that was not great. Staff is knowledgable and helpful. Seating is in big common rooms without dividers so not an intimate setting and gets a bit noisy. In a commercial area Edmonton Trail and a Memorial so no view. But central location make it easily accessible if your party is coming from many parts of the city. So in short.... It's the food! Always awesome... "
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A pleasant surprise - it felt like being back in Italy and eating at a family owned restaurant where the food is fresh and lovingly prepared. Portions are generous and the vegetables steamed perfectly. Guests were all nicely dressed, the Chianti lovely and the overall experience charming. We had memorable family dinner."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I booked this Villa Firenze for my wife's birthday dinner and having been there before thought it would be good to go again, The first time we went we were quite impressed with the quality of the food and overall ambiance. But this time we went it had seem to have lost some of its appeal, food didn't seem as good as the time before and the service was really slow. There were five of us in the party and the table we were seated at was in the corner right next to the walkway through to the kitchen!!! This was not a relaxing spot to eat at and this table should be removed from that location."
    Dined on 3/14/2014