500 Cucina

4.2
440 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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About

LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY
Classic Italian dishes with a fresh spin, specializing in hand made pastas and pizza
3 time winner of Thin Crust pizza in YYC Pizza
Food* Friends* Family

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 1100am - 12:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 460-0797
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 9th Ave and 9th Street SE Inglewood
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Parking details
we also have heated underground parking available
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Entertainment
Live music every Saturday
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Special events & promotions
LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY
Check out WWW.500CUCINA.COM see who's playing
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

excellent spot 'before theatre'; service quick & food hot & tasty. Pasta dishes delicious. Parking tricky so leave time to find a spot.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We ordered the malbec from the wine list. They brought us a much cheaper malbec and didn't bother to mention it. We did not have a waitress come to the table for 20 minutes after we arrived. I had to go ask the hostess. The food was mediocre at best. The restaurant was full so perhaps understaffed. I wouldn't go back. There are too many great places to eat in Inglewood.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

First bite of my main dish and I thought I was back in Italy, the sauce on my pasta was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food. Great service. Will be back for sure.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was great - our server Samantha was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

First time here. Went for lunch. Apparently they are changing the name of the place and menu items. I'll try it again when they change over.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I liked the food options - quite diverse. I also liked that there were choices for different types of seating, e.g. high stools, bar, and 'regular/low'.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had four steaks. One was way under cooked. Which was ordered as med rare. They took steak back and cooked instead of making new one. Then no offer to make up for issue. It was steak pasta special and the pasta was flavourless.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day date with my boyfriend ...was flying out of the country that evening and took him out for lunch as close to his work. Service was top notch along with quality of food and ambiance etc

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Been here many times and have never had a bad experience. Food is excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a great place to go, might be my favourite restaurant in Calgary at this price point.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Seafood in pasta was old tasting, one pizza should have come with arugula and instead they used spinach because they ran out of arugula and they decided not to tell us and just took $5.00 off bill instead after we noticed. Probably won't go back.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent dining experience

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

From the moment we arrived we felt special. Our waitress explained the menu showing us the most popular items. We chose according to her recommendations and the food was incredible.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Steak special was cold (obviously cooked well in advance of ordering) and chicken breast slices in the pasta dish were rubbery.

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2.0Dined on December 5, 2017

This was strike 2, second time disappointed and wont return to see if 3rd time is a charm.
The first time it took 2 hours for lunch, thank goodness both bosses were with us but it cost us $75 in a parking ticket due to the extremely slow service. This last time the staff were great at hearing our request to be out within the hour ...... thank you so much for that!
The food was good (although the panini was just a bun with 1 small slice of meat) the delivery of the food from the kitchen was pathetic. The first of the three pasta dishes came out first, 1 -2 minutes later the other 2 pasta dishes came out followed by the side of grilled chicken for a salad order then 2 minutes later we received the two orders of panini's with salad (remembering they weren't in a press, just a bun) and then 1 -2 minutes later the salad finally arrived ........... What the heck ?
Music choice for lunch was also not pleasing, hard to have a conversation, more appropriate for happy hour.
Too bad, the food is quite tasty but with so many other amazing restaurants in the neighborhood I think we can find a better alternative for our office lunches.

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2.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Only after our order was made, and we waited to receive it, that then we were notified that is was to be served with an alternate topping because they were out of one of the ingredients. They had none of the draft beers listed available. Coffee beverage needed to be reserved because the cream was curdled. Waitress completely forgot about the 2nd drink order.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Pleasant place. Pizza quite good

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2017

We were surprised at how high the bill was just for lunch

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The pizza was awesome and definitely the highlight.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We always come there for supper after an art opening at our gallery in Inglewood (The Edge Gallery). We find the service is excellent as is the food! It is within our budget as we are treating our staff and visiting artists.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

We had excellent service, the server was there quickly to take our drink order and food order. The food arrived hot and was delicious. We had Penne Arrabiatta and Fettucini. Gelato for desert was also very good. The restaurant is quiet so we could have a conversation without having to talk loudly.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

We ended up having to get our food boxed up as we had to get to another engagement and it was over an hour before our food came out (after prompting) . It was blamed on another large table and didn't take responsibility for the lag in time. Otherwise service was good, food was tasty when we reheated it later!

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

atmosphere was nice, a little loud as there were two/ three tables of larger groups. pasta choices were awesome. server was attentive and the kitchen staff was friendly, thanking us when we were on our way out. good environment overall

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and lovely place to eat anytime! Great date night place and fantastic food!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been here numerous times. The food and service is always stellar

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall it wasn’t bad. The service took quite a while but we are patient and the server was friendly. One of the chefs called in so we couldn’t order the 5 course meal which was why we booked in the first place. They were out of pretty much every main course which left us with choices of pizza or pasta. The food was good but did take a long time. The meat and cheese board was lacking and overpriced in my opinion, the truffle fries were excellent. Likely wouldn’t go back based on this experience. The ambience was nice.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great time at 500 Cucina. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine selection, even bringing us samples of a wine we were interested in. We had 500 Fries, Arancini, pizza and pasta. Everything was delicious and so flavourful! We were a bit disappointed to learn that they weren't serving a couple of their main dishes that night and when we ordered the Rochetta Pizza we were told they weren't serving that either. Even with these issues I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good Italian food in a great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Second time dining here. Can’t say enough good things. Wonderful food, ambiance and service! We will be back.

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1.0Dined on October 16, 2017

I was very excited to go to 500
But the waitress came 4 time to tell me that we are out of this and that , then again then again and again
It was very annoying 4th time we just got up and left

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely restaurant with great food and great service. WIll be happy when the live music comes back.

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Disappointed that the restaurant was out of chicken, halibut, muscles, clams at 5:30 pm on Saturday. Waiter was responsive and professional. Shrimp linguine and shrimp appetizer was good.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We had the 5 course Chef's menu. Every course was exceptional! All of the food was perfectly seasoned, delicious and looked beautiful on the plate. The portions are generous, and we left completely stuffed and satisfied.
I have already recommended this restaurant to others, and I will be back again for sure!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Gnocchi was delicious. Very tasty food, not what I would consider authentic Italian food but definitely worth it!

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

This restaurant has become a staple for business lunches. The food and service is great and out of the hastle of downtown and parking fiasco/expense

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

ONCE AGAIN ... I really NEEDED my “500 CUCINA fix” ... my steak was TRULY OUTSTANDING and the usual atmosphere and service added to the pleasure ... See you again soon !!!

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

I thought the patio was nice other than our extremely wobbly table. Service was good although it was awkward eating olives with our hands and not having anywhere to put the pits or a napkin to wipe with. The server eventually came by and fixed this after I asked. I thought it was a tad overpriced for what we were getting, especially the drinks. All in all pretty good but really, any Italian place that doesn't give you bread when you sit down immediately goes on probation in my books.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a lovely night at 500 cucina. The restaurant was very busy was a lot of energy. We ordered the caprese salad, gnocchi and formaggi pizza. Everything was delicious and service was excellent. We would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Went for a girls night out meal and had a great time, the food was awesome and the wine was delicious. The server could have been a little more attentive.

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Very underwhelmed. Spent $200 with tip for a family of 4 and we just didn't feel there was value or quality to support it. Spaghetti and meatballs were bland but pizza and appetizers were fine. Had hoped for a much better experience.

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