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Sun, 4/22
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Carino Riserva

4.6
261 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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Carino Riserva is an Italian and Japanese fusion restaurant located in the Mission neighborhood in Calgary Canada.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Japanese, French
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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
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Phone number
(403) 454-7668
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
22nd Ave SW
What 261 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Birthday Dinner. Superb food & Service.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

AMAZING. Well deserved 'best fusion restaurant' by Avenue Magazine two years in a row. 3 of us ordered from the menu and 1 did the tasting menu. Every single dish was delicious. Lots of flavour, beautiful presentation, you can tell the effort put into creating the menu. Creative and simply just tasty. Must try, will return.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants to visit. Intimate, warm environment with great service.

Highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food, slow service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My girlfriend and I can eat quite a bit. We ordered the tasting menu for one and an extra appetizer (spicy mussels, amazing broth) and we were stuffed! The dishes were unique and delicious

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The tasting menu during Calgary taste are fantastic!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

So, we liked everything about this restaurant. However... the restaurant allowed a family with two toddlers in, and these little hellions screamed and screamed (one or the other) for at least 45 minutes. My wife mentioned to me the other day "I don't think I'd go back there, probably because of the screaming kids." While this may not be logical, _nothing_ about this great restaurant suggests little kids should be in there. For the owners, I'd suggest making it an adult-only restaurant. I have four kids, so I know it can be hard to take kids out. However, I would _never_ take my kids to a cozy italian/japanese fusion restaurant. So while the Carnio may gain some business from the odd family, it pretty much lost ours. (I should note, when I say screaming kids I mean it was difficult to carry on conversation at our table of four). So the ambience would have been a 4/5 or a 5/5 if not for the background noise.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My husband and I had a great date night! The staff were extremely inviting, felt like we were treated like family! The food was beyond amazing !!!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The best restaurant in Calgary. Every bite was a delight for the senses. We went for Valentine's dinner and they had a special 4 course meal. Each of them was glorious, can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Always one of our favourite places! Consistently wonderful.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Service is the best !

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious and creative! Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

So. Damn. Good.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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, 🙁

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

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

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