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About Cilantro

Freshening up for its 30th Birthday, Cilantro will be closed from January 1, 2018 until February 2018 due to renovations in the casual and cozy restaurant. The renovations will focus mainly on updating the main floor by including new seating, tables, light fixtures and updated colour scheme. We are refreshing it to be a bit more stylish and casual, while still retaining its rustic character and charm.

The menu will be receiving a small refresh as well, as Chef Lancelot Monteiro moves to a more Canadiana style menu by incorporating more elk and bison from CRMR’s own game ranch, as compared to Southwestern California fare. The menu will continue to focus on flat-bread style pizzas and fresh house-made pasta, but infused with CRMR’s signature Rocky Mountain Cuisine.

Complementing the menu is Cilantro’s award-winning wine menu designed by Brad Royale, CRMR Wine Director, as well as a new cocktail menu that will focus on classics with a twist.

338 17th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0A8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian, Pizzeria, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - close, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - close, Closed Sundays & Mondays

Cross Street:
4th St SW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 229-1177

Website:
http://www.cilantrocalgary.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot available and street parking and public lot nearby. Private lot is complimentary for those dining at Cilantro. Please register your license plate with our hostess.

Executive Chef:
Lancelot Monteiro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cilantro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (17)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
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Bar Seating (3)
Fun (2)
Seasonal (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My family and I we spend New Year eve at Cilantro and dinner was awesome
This is my favourite restaurant and I’m waiting for special opening after the renovations in January and February 2018

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Such good service, weather was super cold so we almost had the restaurant to ourself!! Food and wine was amazing

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We loved the restaurant, especially the upper level was cosy. Service forgot to tell us that they had run out of one of the ingredients on the specialties platter, which was kind of annoying since we were so looking forward to it. No special apologies, no reduction in price or other effort I make it up.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Atmosphere was ruined by jersey wearing patrons talking loudly about restroom gender bylaws.... what a let down.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

It is ideal place for business lunch although I enjoyed having dinner with my family in the evening couple times. The food is great, wine list endless, overall nice, cozy spot in convenience location.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful restaurant that I have been visiting for more than 25 years. Continues high standard, knowledgeable servers, great wine list, good food, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Never eaten before, but saw some of the reviews, and wanted to taste the pear and gorgonzola pizza - very creative, and tasty ... mmmm. Service was great, and we had nice bar stool seats in the back. I would like to come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We hadn't been to Cilantro's for a few years. Decided to come back to an old favourite and were not disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and spectacular service! Will definitely be back and will recommend to colleagues and obviously friends. Thanks for all your amazing recommendations, we loved everything.

P.S sorry for our rowdie husbands 😉

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It's always great and has been for decades. I now live in Vancouver but visit Calgary regularly and try to experience Calgary's evolving food scene. While there's many great restos in Calgary, Cilantro offers a fair priced wine list with reasonable depth as well as excellent food offerings in a lovely two-story older building, with an outdoor deck. The mushroom soup is hearty and perfect for those cold Prairie nights. The pear and cheese pizza is a long time favour and three out of five of us had it and weren't disappointed. Our waiter was outstanding. He loved his job and it showed. He seemed to magically just show up when we needed him!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sister restaurant of the now closed Divinos. Such a disappointment as the food was very poor. The menu selection and preparation cannot compare to other dining experiences in Calgary. There is no desire to return and no recommendation given.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good food and loved the fact that our waiter let us choose the pace we wanted to get our courses. However, halfway through our meal we lost our waiter to the rest of the tables when things got busy as the evening wore on.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was amazing and service was great as well. I see a return trip to this restaurant in my future.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good food and nice ambiance.

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food4
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall, nice place with good service. Food was good but not great. Found it to be overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Hi my family and I we made the reservation for 5 to celebrate my sister in law and Brother 67 anniversary and mine B day and we requested table upstairs !
After 10 days I received message on answering machine that our table was moved down stairs cause there is a party of 18 celebrating B day ?
We did have good food that night but our table was next to room where waiters used frequently so it was lots of traffic at our table
So we will not be returning to your restaurant again as I think this situation wasn’t handled properly and with class

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 1, 2017

An excellent and comfortable place for a meal with friends. It is not noisy. Some excellent wines and knowledgeable staff. Parking in the back even with the 17th ave. construction going on.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was very good. I had a pasta dish that was piping hot, which is something that I am often disappointed with in other restaurants. If I had to be critical, the pricing of the pasta is a little high given the size of the serving and in comparison to the meat entrees. The service was excellent. The server was very friendly and did not make us feel rushed even though our reservation was quite late. He was very attentive and anticipated our every need. The dessert menu was a bit sparse but varied. Overall we had a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Enjoyed great food and service at Cilantros. We dined on muscles and pizza - delicious. The only thing that good use improving is the lighting. With such low lighting It’s diificult to read the menu - voiced by both the old and young members of our grouo.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was extremely good and our server Dustin was very attentive and knowledgeable. we had 2 appetizers, drinks and 2 entrees. The overall cost for the night was very low compared to the level of service and the quality of the food, we will most certainly return!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The parking is ridiculous and needs to improved. The construction access is not very well signed.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Soup - over peppered
Pork chop - burnt and over cooked

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service and food were the good parts. Odd wine list...no middle ground. Expensive wines were over priced. Server attempted to help us navigate through list. Seafood pasta was good however I was longing for more seafood. Most enjoyed their main. Time to spend some money on the décor. Restaurant has been open for 29 years and have not updated décor.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Mediocre food, great service. Wouldn’t go back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Last Friday evening my daughter and I booked a patio reservation. We had a lovely evening, noshed on pizza, salad and a shrimp appetizer. unfortunately the wasps also wanted to share some of our meal , so we switched to a table near the window. Our waiter was sweet and charming and happily accommodated us when we requested another table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. Service and food incredible.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and service were excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Service, food and drinks were excellent. The place is very cozy and can be suitable for a romantic dinner too

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Organic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 20, 2017

This is one of my favorite Calgary restaurants. Unfortunately my most recent experience was not up to the usual food quality and service excellence.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, great service - Anita took care us and made sure we had everything we needed. Extensive wine list with lots of carefully chosen gems - no mass production vineyards and a good selection of wines from off the beaten path.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Kudos to our server who handled many demands and criticisms calmly and graciously.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Nice relaxing dinner

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very pleased. Every dish we ordered was great. Service is composive yet friendly. I love the fenced patio, very intimate and wonderful. Only thing I can point out is the bathroom doors but it's a fairly miner point. I think this place is a good choice for everyone.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent as always.

We were bothered by many wasps. They do need to find the wasp nest and get rid of it or put up some decoys. The traps just attract more wasps

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Poor, inattentive service killed our experience. We waited far too long, every step of the way.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

I enjoyed the Pear & Gorgonzola Flatbread; was delicious. The Strawberry-Rhubarb Italian Soda was the perfect drink to enjoy on the patio. Excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As one of the older spots in our city, I must say I have never been let down.
The patio was just lovely, the food terrific and our service wonderful.
Keep up the great work

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Incredible service all around. Not only was our server attentive and welcoming, but the rest of the staff on shift were such qualities as well. They went above and beyond to make our dinner enjoyable and memorable. The patio was beautiful and we were handed out comfortable blankets once it started too cool down. The food was remarkable and you could tell care was taken into consideration for each dish.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Hadn't been in some time. Have always loved the food, location, patio etc. Service from greeting to waitress was excellent as always. But was not impressed with meal and cost for it. Hopefully a one off. Will try it again but going in with a negative view in a city in recession and full of choices...

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent food at a reasonable price for two eating out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fun
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