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Cafe Chianti

4.5
623 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Relax in our cozy restaurant and indulge your inner gastronome.
Enjoy one of our signature cocktails or explore our climate controlled wine cellar.
We offer a large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, pizza and chicken dishes.
2 separate dining rooms are available for private parties from 15 people up to 65, extensive bar selections with a deep wine cellar specializing in Italian, French and Californian wines.

Proudly serving you for over 27 years!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday (Lunch): 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday-Friday (Dinner): 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(902) 423-7471
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Graham Ross
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Catering
3 course dinners starting at $55.00/person
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harvey Street
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Parking details
50 parking meters within 1 minutes of the restaurant

offer limited underground valet parking in the eveings
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Public transit
bus stop 100 feet from the restaurant, connections to all of Halifax
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Entertainment
On special days / private parties
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Special events & promotions
we specialize in catering to Birthdays, Office Parties, Weddings, X-Mass parties and any other special occasion you may have for the past 27 years. If you need catering for 10 or 125 we can make it happen with ease.
Contact Mr. Jan Wicha ( catering ) 902-423-7471 or info@cafechianti.ca and leave your contact information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Melanie 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing, can't wait to go back to Halifax so we can return to Chianti and try different menu items. The lamb stuffed raviolis were delicious and so was the veal! Definitely must try's!

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Foodie168 (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and great food, enjoyed our dinner very much!

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IanR 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent ambiance, service...perfect place for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent. Our waiter, Jay, was excellent. We'll be back!

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LouisW (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant. Our server, Sunny was fantastic and the food was amazing. Highly recommended.

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AwayWithMyHoney (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A local favourite that never fails to please. Great food and service.

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LauraS (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The decor and menu selection could be classified as outdated by the pessimistic but I prefer to view it as classic and familiar. I feel the restaurant is "owning" the sort of stereotypical Italian restaurant image and doing a darn good job of it, too.

Our waiter was perfect, attentive without being overbearing at all. We were invited to ask any questions we may have had. He was also very gracious about us using a groupon for a discount.

The only flaw was we both felt parts of our meals were slightly overdone - my spaghetti and his risotto were both a bit past al dente but not soft enough to ruin the dish. Everything was very well seasoned and cooked to perfection otherwise. The lemon cheesecake was especially delightful.

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SuzanneD (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good food as usual. Had the seafood linguine which is the best. Had purchased a groupon for a meal for two which includes appetizer, main, and desert. It’s important to note that for those you have to pay tax on the full amount of the meals, not the groupon itself so it ends up not being as good a deal as you think. Prices at Chianti are on the high end and food quality is at par with that.

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AnnaW (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal and a lovely evening. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and exemplary team service!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I found the prices outrageous. My main course of Cannaloni with veal was burnt. Found portion very small. I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We have dined here before and loved it but this time not so much. On this visit, the service was excellent but some dishes were just ok. We ordered the escargot and calamari to start and while the calamari was delicious, I found the sauce the escargot came in was kind of blah. It needed salt or some zip added to it. We had the seafood linguine and the blackened haddock as entrees. The linguine was good, not great, and the haddock was a thin end piece so while the blackened seasoning made it flavourful, the overall dish was a disappointment. The vegetables (carrot, peppers, zucchini) that came with the haddock were delicious and cooked perfectly. However, for ~$100, We probably won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

It was my first time experiencing duck. It was fantastic. The ambiance is perfect and the food is fantastic. The waiter we had was the nicest man we had ever met and we will certainly be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

My wife, son, his girlfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Café Chianti on Tuesday evening. It was my wife's birthday and the restaurant staff made it very special including candle lit desert. Two ordered from the "dine around Halifax" menu which was great and offered good value. I enjoyed the lobster bisque, which contained surprisingly large portions of lobster. Initially I thought it was a little pricy at $15, but it was really worth it. My strip loin steak was done to perfection, medium rare. It was tender and had a great grilled flavour. Veggies were hot and crispy. A nice basket of fresh warm bread was provided at no extra charge. I would have enjoyed a little horseradish with my steak, but it was not available. The presentation of the meal was impressive. We took pictures! Overall, the best meal I have had in Halifax recently.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Every trip we make to Halifax includes a dinner at Cafe Chianti. The food is superb, the service is friendly and attentive and the ambience is refined. Perfect for a special evening! The only drawback is lack of parking.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Had to remind waiter that a birthday request was requested at time of reservation

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I had the steak and it was just perfect! the wine was also very good. The only critique I have is the tiramisu was in a small glass and for the price I thought we should have gotten more. It tasted ok but I've actually had better for less money. Overall, though the experience was great and I'd definitely recommend the place. In fact, we already bought a coupon for a couple of our friends who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Notimpressed (Atlantic Canada)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

100$ a plate was not even close to being worth it. I was expecting a lot bigger and better quality meats for the price. The taste wasn’t bad just the portions and cuts were not worth 100$ for a meal. I should have went to the Bycycle theif if I wanted to pay money like this and got a real 4 course meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We Went on New Years Eve - Expensive fixed menu we were not warned about when we confirmed reservation with restaurant - given poor seating, squeezed in next to bar close to TV and not in main restaurant area.
However, Food was excellent - especially crab cakes and service prompt and friendly. Would go back on a regular menu price day.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Thank you Scott for the amazing service. The seafood linguini is absolutely incredible! Great wine selection, will for sure be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

It was OK bur my wife's entree was not so good the Seafood Linguini was great as were the appetizers. The desserts were not worth ordering at least the coconut gelato, dry flaky and not a good taste. Wine was fine. A bit of a disappointment this time but will try again as in the past it was much better!

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BigKingDaddy (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Cafe Chianti has a good reputation and they lived up to it for my wife's birthday dinner for 10 of us. The food was terrific and the service was attentive and professional. We will definitely go again before long.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a scrumptious dinner, and the service was very attentive. My only complaint is that the dining room was very busy that night, and it was quite noisy. It was a bit difficult to have conversations with other people at the table.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Hadn’t been to Cafe Chianti in many years, so glad we visited again. Th e food was excellent..we will definitely return with friends.

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BernW (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was good. If gluten-free fettucini or linguine were offered instead of penne, I would have enjoyed the carbonara more.

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EllenK (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Always delicious food! The service is friendly, and courteous. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The ambiance and variety of menu items makes this a perfect spot for a romantic evening. The mood was perfect and the food was delicious. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

A consistently good restaurant in the south end of Halifax. The proprietors have extensive experience in providing very good food and service in a charming, relaxed atmosphere. There is good choice on the menu and a very good selection of wine. Definitely worth a visit for lunch or dinner. Excellent choice for small groups or dinner parties in a private room secluded from the main restaurant and bar.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

It is a lovely room with well spaced tables. The menu is creative and all selections were excellent. Our server was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

First time I was ever there..Won a gift card through facebook and took my son there for his 19th b-day. We both loved it..The food was awesome, very tasteful...The desserts were to die for.....I had a lemon cheesecake and you can actually taste that the lemon was freshly squeezed.. Can't wait to go back!

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