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Cafe Chianti

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652 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We were in the back room - atmosphere not so great back there would have preferred a seat in the main dining room but understand as they were extremely busy,

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A great choice in downtown Halifax. Not-to-difficult street parking, excellent service and really great food

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My meal (special strip specia), was tender and excellently cooked, Very little fat to cut off. My wife's on the other hand, same special, was way too much fat and tasted like cardboard. Waiter was excellent as was the escargot, mussels and dessert. I found out too late or you would have heard about her experience before we left. We have been going to your restaurant since back in the 60's at the location around the corner.

-----Sharon and George Holmans---------

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As we have come to know Cafe Chianti over many years, one thing for sure is our expectations are met and exceeded. The food is excellent as is the service and atmosphere. Highly recommend Cafe Chianti with hesitation. Dean & Kim

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a very enjoyable outing. Great food and great service. Will be returning.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great night out. Lots of great menu options including many GF options. Will be returning for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

An outstanding dinner with excellent food and service. We will be back!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was not very good. The pre dinner bread was hard and not fresh. The calamari was not very good as were the main courses. Overall quite dissapointing.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great ambience, wonderful service and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food served by professionals in a pleasant atmosphere.
Well worth visiting for special celebrations.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I took my 13 year old daughter for a special jaunt to Halifax and I must say that our dinner at the Cafe Chianti was the highlight of our weekend. The moment we arrived we received a genuine welcome and the service the entire evening was warm and professional. Add to that the fact that the food was amazing and the lighting, table settings and decor created a perfect atmosphere. My 13 year loves sorbet and considers herself a sorbet connoisseur and she said it was the absolute best she's ever had. We look forward to returning!

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Have been to Cafe Chianti a few times and never had any issues. This visit we sent the calamari (not fresh) and creme brule (grainy texture like pudding) back. The main course was passable but not overly exciting. The service was quick efficient and the the waiter looked after our concerns without hesitation. Found out main chef was on vacation so we will return and give them a chance for redemption.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The service was lovely and the food was delicious. I’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was very good. I always like it there. They were busy this evening & they were a bit slow, but we didn't mind. We weren't in a hurry.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We were seen to promptly, even with a very large group arriving just before us. Our server was professional, friendly and helpful. He was attentive to our needs without hovering. The food was excellent - we all had very different main dishes. The only slight disappointment I had was that the sauce for the risotto balls was not as good as I remember it from two years ago. A small, first-world problem for me indeed. The prices are in line with upscale Italian restaurants. We will return.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It took a while to place our order but the service was excellent overall.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went for dinner and as always enjoyed it immensely. Scott waited on us and service was impeccable. The food was delicious and lots of choice. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Cafe Chianti hides its charms from the outside. The restaurant is in a modern building with a relatively plain street facade, but step inside and it feels like a classical Italy. The decor is a tad heavy but, again, classic, with plenty of space between tables for intimate conversation. There are some delights on the menu, too. Arancini balls are a favourite, as is the asparagus wrapped in proscuitio, with a fried egg! Sounds strange but it is delightfully flavourful. We skipped the pizza/pasta options and went with the seafood crepe and the duck. I wasn't wild about the mushroom rissotto but that's a personal thing - my wife loved it. Desserts were both lemony and light - cheesecake and panna cotta. And to make the evening even better, we had used Groupon to get a fantastic bargain on the meal. Well worth it for a lovely date night.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Well worth the drive and the service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The gluten free minestrone soup was excellent. It was a nice treat as I have not had minestrone soup in quite a while being Celiac. I ordered the lamb shank entree for dinner, gluten free. I was told the sauce had gluten in it when it was delivered to the table (even though it was marked as gluten free in the menu) and that the chef had prepared a gluten free sauce for me instead. The sauce was a very dark brown, almost black which made the meal look very unappealing. The lamb was not very tender and the sauce creates an overall unpleasant taste to the entire meal. I was disappointed with this as it was my first time here and for my birthday at that and the rest of my table seemed to enjoy their meals greatly.
I chalk it up to ordering the wrong thing but the meal has no where to go but up in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First time at Cafe Chianti, for our group of four. It was a warm, friendly, inviting atmosphere. Service was great, thank you Scott. The food was delicious. We all had a different starter, main and dessert everything was of excellent standard.I look forward to our next trip to Halifax so we can visit again.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service was fine. Food was average. My wife’s fish was overcooked and my pizza was bland. Wine list by the glass was just ok. Overall, there are lots of other options to choose from in Halifax.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great food and great atmosphere. The staff are attentive. Try the shrimp appetizer- it was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Our server was great.....very professional and friendly at the same time. Chicken under a Brick was fabulous. Only weak part was the Caesar salad......not creamy or very much dressing and could not taste any anchovies.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Café Chianti's ambiance is lovely, service is above average and food is always fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was delicious and service was professional ! Eaten there before; love the place !
Cheers Maurice

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great meal! Very conscientious about allergies. Pleasant ambiance. Very friendly service!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with friends, the service & food were excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We are from USA and we're in town for weekend. Recommended to go here by Inn owner. It was pleasently good. Real Italian food but the portions were very small on the entree section. One of every veggie too. But food taste was good. If you are in town and need a pleasant meal, go here.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and exemplary team service!

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3.0Dined 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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