Involtini Ristorante

4.2
299 reviews
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Involtini is the home of Northern Italian Inspired Cuisine - "Built from the Sauce Up". Only the freshest herbs and market vegetables reach our kitchen along with locally sourced quality seafood, meats and cheeses. Your dining experience will be enhanced with unique wines provided by JWebb Wine Merchant. All dinners are prepared from scratch so may take a little longer to make to guarantee a mouth watering experience. For those patrons who require gluten free items, we are pleased to inform that 95% of our menu can be made without gluten. Join us for dinner tonight. A warm European ambiance awaits you.

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Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Sat 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 299 People Are Saying
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MD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Finding a restaurant where the food and service are good and it is quiet enough that you can have a conversation with your friends without shouting is a real pleasure. Involtini is one of these.

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EG
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my friends to celebrate a birthday on a Sunday night. The service was great but not intrusive. I had the salmon involtini. It was delicious! The others had the pizza and salad and enjoyed both. Not a huge wine selection but what we had was just fine. We enjoyed a complimentary dessert to share to honour the birthday. Will definitely return.

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EF
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the decor food was excellent

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JJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time to Involtini. Reading some reviews online tried this neighbourhood gem. We had few disappointments. Being a Tuesday night as we expected it wasn’t busy but that meant our waitress had lots of time to serve us attentively.
The food was very good and pricing was reasonable. We will go again.

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m
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always good, very consistent. Moonshine Monday is the best deal ever.

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MM
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Again, a great little place to come to for excellent food in a beautiful space with a great ambience and perfect for a intimate date or a lovely getogether with friends or family.

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SR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gerry and his Team were exceptional!

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WS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go pretty regularly and have taken out of town relatives & friends the last two times - they were very impressed. We have been lucky to be served by Gerry, one of the best waiters in Calgary as far as we are concerned.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. Quality made from scratch food at a reasonable price. A varied menu with something for all, even the picky ones. Service very efficient. Would highly recommend for all Italian Food Lovers that enjoy the unique and interesting.

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S
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience
Food was delicious and very well presented

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TH
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice atmosphere, yummy food. Bit pricey.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal Neil helped us out again and the service and food was amazing. Even with my gluten free requirements they did a great job.

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BP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice to introduce members of our UK family to Involtini's and why we use it to celebrate special occasions - always memorable!

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W
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Lovely waitress.

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D
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal at Involtini. We selected the lighter menu, which proved to be more than enough for us. The mushroom soup and the salad were both very good. I chose a chicken dish which was very nice, but the sauce could have been a bit thicker for my taste. My wife chose veal that she found most enjoyable. The staff were very informal and this added to the ambience - no false pretensions.

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RP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was St Valentines day, the servers were rushed off their feet, we waited a long time for service, but when it happened it was all good. We had the salmon from the Special menu. Delicious
Ross

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent but our server seemed inexperienced possibly pressed into service for Valentines Day.

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NT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Normally i would recommend. I'm guessing that because this was Valentine's Day the service was sub-par.
Norm

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JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great Valentine's dinner. Service was a 4 only because of how busy they were. Love this place!

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SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute little restaurant. Prices were a bit high; I would only go back for special occasions. It was a little confusing who our server was as the person who came to our table kept changing. It took a long time for our food to arrive at our table, but we did visit on Valentines, so a longer wait is expected.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine's Day! What can I say, very busy. Hardworking staff, personable and friendly. Excellent food! The Duck l'Orange special the best. Varied choices. Great neighborhood venue. You must try!

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SY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was our first time at this restaurant. Unfortunately, we did not have the fine dining experience that we anticipated. In honesty, the table service was poor. e.g. When we inquired as to the soup features, the waiter replied, "It's on the menu." It then took 1.5 hrs to get our meal. The hosts seemed to be in a state of confusion, prices reflected fine ding but the food did not, it lacked any significant flavour. The calamari was particularly poor. We send this as constructive feedback, but I'm afraid we won't be.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on valentine's, restaurant was very busy, food was great, the duck feature my wife had was superb, my chicken dish was wonderful, had great flavors and loved the stuffed prawns in it, service was excellent, considering how busy it was, we were both impressed, it was a bit noisy, but expected with so many people there. I would recommend this restaurant, we will be back.

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JE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very cold in the restaurant. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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WS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had excellent service with great food!

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MM
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, a great place to meet with friends for good conversation (you can hear yourself think!) and great food. Service is excellent, menu varied, food delicious...what more could you want.
You need a night out at Involtini

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1
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected, excellent service and food. Remains a lovely neighbourhood choice.

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M
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, but not great and it was a very long wait.

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TL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a nice time and dinner at the restaurant. They seemed to be a bit understaffed and the dinner was a little slow. When it came time for desert the waiter that seemed to be taking care of the whole restaurant suggested that we not order desert as it didn't sound like we would receive anything for a very long time. That was unfortunate as desert would have been a nice finish to the night.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

My boyfriend and I in our twenties, and obviously the demographic of this restaurant is an older crowd, probably due to the higher prices. This was okay with us, as we were treating ourselves to a night out. Our server was an older man, who treated each table around us with respect and no sense of urgency/annoyance, we felt we were treated differently. Each time we ordered something, the server ensured to remind us of the price of the dish or drink, as if we couldn’t afford it. He had zero interest in serving us but changed his demeanor when approaching other tables.


Beside the service, the restaurant was clean, decorated accordingly, and while the food was moderate, it lacked flavor, and was confusing for the price. I ordered my main for $30 which was a pasta with a garlic sauce and it had3 large prawns, 3 scallops, and 3 mussels. My boyfriend ordered another pasta dish that was also $30, it was smaller than mine and only had 3 shrimp compared to my 9 pieces of seafood, for the exact same price. This was disappointing.

Besides the poor service we continued to tip 20% on our over$100 meal. We are both servers, and this experience was not worth our money.

Altering your service depending on the age of the customer because you may believe that they would not be able to afford or tip to your wishes, is how you have people spitefully walk out on tabs or not tip at all. We tipped you anyways to prove that we are good enough to eat at your “expensive” restaurant and could afford it just fine.

We won’t be back.

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J
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Just ok...everything was over cooked and quite bland. First time in years I had to add salt!

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RL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent locate on and plenty of parking. Food was absolutely delicious and good portions. The service was friendly and professional. The table location was poor, lots of patron and server traffic. The restaurant was full and noisy, hard for two seniors to hear and converse. Overall it was a pleasant evening.

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K
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow...but it was New Years , however waited 45 minutes between appetizer and entre. Halibut was over cooked and swimming in sauce.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

New Years Eve!

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H
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Birthday dinner for 7 of us. Wanted to find a quality Italian restaurant so decided to try this one based on others reviews. It was not easy to find, the entrance is in a pizza place so we weren’t sure we had the restaurant. Very tiny restaurant and basic decor. The service was good. The food was average and nothing special. It was pleasant but I wouldn’t return.

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GP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had booked the reservation for 5 for 7:15 PM and when we arrived we were informed that there was only one item left on the specialty for the evening. The wine we selected from the wine list was also not available.
Pretty pricey for smallish portions but tasty nonetheless.

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GM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a party of 4 on a bring your own wine Monday (no corkage) so excellent value. Our waiter apologised right away that due to school exams he couldn't get any of their wait staff in - just him and the restaurant was busy. . He said there would be delays but did keep us informed to status. The ambience is excellent, no music, just hubbub of people chatting. Food as always was great & nice & hot when it came. Our favourite restaurant & also our friends from Signal hill who always want to come to Oakridge to eat there.

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M
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Calgary. The food, wine list and service is really excellent. If you haven't Ben you are missing out of a wonderful experience. Relaxed atmosphere and service. Do not expect to dine anď dash.

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OT
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a little busy with a big party in the other room and they were short staffed. But th3 food is always good and the time passed quite nicely.

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RG
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Must have been an off night. Group of eight and six of our dishes were very bland.

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