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About Carino Riserva

Carino Riserva is an Italian and Japanese fusion restaurant located in the Mission neighborhood in Calgary Canada.

2206 4th St SW
Calgary, AB T2S 1W9
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Japanese, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am, Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
22nd Ave SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 454-7668

Website:
http://www.carinoriserva.ca/

Carino Riserva Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Love this place. Even when I misread the menu and got something I wasn’t expecting, it turned out to be beyond my expectations. The service was excellent as always and of course savourily wonderful. One of my favourite restaurants always that never disappoints.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Fabulous, creative Japanese-Italian fusion. Every bite was delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

2nd time i have been here. Food is amazing and the staff wonderful

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is not a traditional Italian cuisine restaurant. The dishes are a blend with Japanese and might be worth an experiment to determine if you like it. The food was not bad, just not what we like which is more true Italian. The carbonara as an example was not like any that I have ever had. The Pork was cooked perfectly, but the rest of the plate was not what I would have expected from the name.

We also ordered sushi which was wonderful and pure to the cuisine.

Again, this is a restaurant to experience and decide if it is your taste.

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food3
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Have been there several times . Definitely one of my favourites for good food and good value .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very cool concept...a fusion of Italian and Asian

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always one of our favourite places! Consistently wonderful.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was okay, not much special, we had the Duck Duck it was fried rice with a duck leg, the rice part was very salty and the leg meat was very dry, couldn’t finish it, we told the lady but she didn’t do anything about it, in other restaurants we’ve been to if we weren’t satisfied with the dishes they would either cook it again or take a discount off the bill, but this restaurant seems she doesn’t want to cuz they were too busy? We also had the mussels didn’t know that it came with fries we ordered fries on side additionally so we had too much fries, she could of let us know the mussels come with fries so we wouldn’t need to order extra. Also had the Riserva salad and the curry risotto, not much special didn’t wow me. There was not much service there was only one lady she was too busy we had to wave at her every time to get her attention. Only thing we like was we had the window seat it was a bit more spacious. The price wasn’t worth the experience n the food, it would be better to go a block away at Mercato, i would not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service is the best !

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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious and creative! Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Absolutely amazing!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of our favorites in Calgary. Never had a disappointing experience in the dozen of so times I have been here. Genuinely great and creative food prepared by great chefs. Its all about food here not show.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service, and the food was amazing!! Great for date night!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Could not be happier with our meal, definitely will be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

When a friend told me about this Japanese Italian fusion restaurant I wasn’t sure what to expect. The food was great. The staff was very pleasant. It’s small but friendly. Well worth a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Disappointing. Slow service, not bad. 1 server for entire restaurant, I suspect is not the norm. He was pleasant despite being busy.

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food3
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday dinner

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 1, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Spicy
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food4
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Carino Reserva delivers a fusion of hearty Italian cuisine balanced with a delicate Japanese sensibility - quite eclectic and clever and in my opinion, it takes a master. From the seasonal pumpkin salad to the risotto made with Japanese rice, it was delightful. In my opinion, the food is a great value, especially for the level of execution. Portions are elegantly right-sized. So good. So very good. If you've not been, expect to be pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was wonderful but service was extremely slow. It took at least 20 minutes before we could order a drink (wine) and once we got that another 20 minutes before we ordered our meals (by flagging down the waitress). There was only one waitress working and she was doing her best - the restaurant was full to capacity and I saw many others vying for the waitress' attention. The food however was delicious. Everything we ate had such wonderful and some unusual flavours. We enjoyed our wine and meals but before I return the service would need to be a lot more prompt and attentive.

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food4
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service2
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My guest changed the meeting time 3 times in a matter of 30 mins, so yay for Open Table being so easy and convenient to make changes. But after all that and after 20 mins of still waiting for my guest(and not being in contact), I left the restaurant. It was one of those days where I just lost patience. I was disappointed because the food certainly smelled very good. The front person was very cordial and understanding and I appreciate still issuing the points. Hope to come back with someone more dependable! From what I could tell from watching the restaurant in action, I don’t think you would go wrong here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Such friendly owners and staff ! Fresh smartly interestingly prepared food. Fresh arugula on everything. I love it!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food here is great, unique combinations and delicious. This was our second time here (first time was over a yr ago) and still enjoyed the menu. For appetizers we had the spicy mussels with frites (light-med heat, really good), duck appetizer (very small, could have skipped it). For the mains, seafood pesto gnocci (very good) and duck leg ramen (again great flavor and not too salty, get it w gnocci as the noodles are just udon) and a steak combo (really worth it and good). Prices comparable to other casual fine dining restaurants. Our server was a bit awkward (short haired lady, didn't know the specials of the night and made them sound unappetizing said one item that was deep fried was 'kind of like a chicken nugget' - who would ever order that if it were described that way?) but friendly, not overly present though. Small, unique restaurant, worth a try if you haven't eaten here before.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

So. Damn. Good.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our first visit a pleasant surprise. We look forward to dining here again.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Phenomenal food with friendly service and reasonable prices. A true gem!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This was our fourth or fifth time and still love the place. But we did notice something different in the ambiance. Usually we are greeted with a warm and inviting hello and when we leave, one of the chefs would run to the door to open it for us and thank us and bow. It always felt like they knew us personally, which of course they didn’t, but it felt like it. Anyway, there was none of that this time and it was a little disheartening, they didn’t know us anymore, 🙁

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fantastic and unique dishes! Love this restaurant... we’ll be back

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A nice restaurand in a great location. The menu choices are impressive and the food was very good. The music was too loud to have a conversation over dinner. Would have liked dessert but we had planned only 1.5 hours and our food was very slow coming out.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had an excellent meal with great service. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great place to go on 4 th st sw. Good food and fun atmosphere .

One of my favourites in Calgary

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 22, 2017

As usual, Carino delivers. Food is always great, no complaints.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service by Edwin! Variety of dishes and fusion flavours are amazing

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food as always. Tasting menu was excellent. Love this restaurant and never had a bad meal ever

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Never disappoints.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

In a word: excellent! There is no need to say anything more.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

4th time here. Perfect meal every time. Fabulous service-considerate, discrete and efficient. The food...divine. Beautiful presentation and flavours that sing. Portion sizes are just right. A table of 4 - we each had a different menu item and each person raved about their meal. Duck done to perfection, gnocchi SO tender and delicious, scallops with perfectly al dente risotto... I highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Good food good service good price point but i have to say the air conditioning wasn't great. Would still go back and plan to on a cooler night to enjoy it even more.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This place never disappoints, it's always delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun
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