Villa Firenze
Villa Firenze

Villa Firenze

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.villafirenze.ca/
  • Phone: 4032644297
  • 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

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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Villa Firenze reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (38)romantic (32)good for groups (31)notable wine list (19)great for lunch (17)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best Italian in YYC.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great service, people and words cant describe the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had a group of seven for dinner, mid-week. Top notch service, great good and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magnifico!!
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This restaurant is a gem! Superb service and food! Relaxed Atmosphere. If you want authentic Italian pasta and delicious home baked bread, this is the place. We were a party of 8 with varied tastes and everyone enjoyed everything they ordered! Reasonable prices and extraordinary value. The portions are large and the wine list is great! Free parking available as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to Villa Firenze countless times both in small and large groups, and have never been disappointed. The owners have been here forever and this adds to the experience as they will go out of there way to make your visit special. Simple menu, outstanding staff and great food cooked from scratch!! If you need to modify your selection there is no hesitation and no extra charges. This has been a family owned business since its inception and it shows with the quality of food and the attention to detail. Truly a remarkable spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had the bruschetta and cannenolli and both were fantastic! Always have great food and wine here! The service is also excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Miss the Opportunity
    Tpound
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    An excellent evening. Service was excellent. Food selection is more than expected. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The service and food at Villa Firenze is always exceptional. The delicious portobello mushroom appetizer is second to none. Special dietary requirements were accommodated and the server was knowledgeable and friendly. Best Italian restaurant in Calgary!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favourite Resturant in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Villa is my favourite Resturant in the city. It has been since the first time I went and likely will continue to be into the indefinite future. #villathehiddrngem #bridgelandnative
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • August 28, 2014
    LindaandAl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a Thank-You dinner for 5 wonderful people who help look after our home when we are out of town - sometimes months at a time. Villa Firenze's atmosphere and services were outstanding. Would absolutely recommend this restaurant to any and all. Wonderful for our group of 7 and I'm sure it would also be great for a couple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as ever!
    rccalgary
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Enjoyed another great evening with another couple this week! Food and service were excellent. A true gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't have asked for more!
    Mon236
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We have heard so many great things about Villa Firenze from friends, we were so excited to finally try it and went in with high expectations. Villa met all of our expectations and more. The service was outstanding, the ambiance was warm and inviting, and the food couldn't have been better. We haven't had the pleasure of eating authentic Italian since we were it Italy... This really brought us back. One secret is you must ask for the portobello mushroom, this paired wonderfully with the homemade focaccia bread. We will definitely be heading back and can't wait to try more delicious dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    KGrigg2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was brought to Villa Firenze by a friend and the food was just amazing! I took my husband there for the first time a year ago there and he absolutely loved it! We were just there last weekend and celebrated our 1 year Wedding Anniversary and a birthday and the experience and food were again just perfect. We definitley need to be going there for often!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Villa Firenze
    Neglected
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Telling everyone about the bad time at Villa Firenze. We were a table of 4; one of the first tables to arrive (5:45 Saturday). Bad service because were were still waiting for our bread when people who arrived after us were being served their meals. Never going back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jude
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a group of 7 . We really enjoyed the food. The chef had some wonderful specials. We have been there twice now and would go back. It is a small little gem that has great Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We chose three different meals. The gnocchi pesto al panna was mediocre at best and the vitello alla Villa Firenze was described as "off-putting". The third choice of penne alla marinara was considered very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amberabou
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    One of mine and my husbands favorite Italian restaurants on calgary! Always great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Dinersnoteaters
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rabhaugh
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Most enjoyable, perfect for any occasion, great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Well priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent; service so so
    Kellyo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Yycdiningguy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best appetizer and caesar!
    Cupcake
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    SteveH
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and atmosphere
    Jules
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very quaint, warm and intimate atmosphere. Service always excellent. Food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Bridgelandian
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - even greater service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and atmosphere
    vejy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent as always
    stephendedalus
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!
    bunn
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • and again...and again...
    calgaryfoodfan
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with Friends
    CalgaryFoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch
    rhplunch
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    the service was excellent and the food matched or exceeded the service. Nice quiet location without the buzz of downtown locations
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still outstanding!
    happyretireee
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • customerdining
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner.
    Phin
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simple food with sophistication
    CHYLVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So excellent!!
    MissMoneypenny
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The entire experience was absolutely fabulous! Ricardo, our waiter, made the evening extra special. And the portabello mushrooms are a must have!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 76 reviews are from the Villa Firenze reviews archive.
  • Delicious
    Brende
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable
    starlight
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night at Villa Firenze
    yycfoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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 !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Kass
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, wonderful service - intimate yet genuine! If I had a restaurant I would want it like this!! Kudos to all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet