About Involtini Ristorante

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.

107-2515 90 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2V 0L8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm. (currently closed Sundays until January)
CLOSED DEC 24 - 25 - 26 and JAN 1st

Cross Street:
24 Street SW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 281-2482

Website:
http://www.involtini.ca/

Catering:
We can cater to any event at your house, place of business or other venue. A menu can be styled to meet your tastes and budget.

Parking Details:
Lots of parking in mall.

Public Transit:
On 90th Ave west of 24 St SW

Executive Chef:
Jason Verhagen

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Moonshine Monday - Every Monday you are welcome to bring in your own bottle of wine (with no corkage fee charged) to enjoy with your dinner. A $20 per bottle corkage fee is levied per bottle of wine you bring during the remainder of the week.
Tipsy Tuesday - All wine bottles priced 1/2 off!
Winesday Wednesday - Every Wednesday, receive a 9 oz. glass of your favourite red or white wine served by the glass from our wine list and pay the price of a 6 oz. glass.

Catering and Events - Let us cater your next event, big or small at your home, your office or any venue of your choice. With a separate, private dining space inside our restaurant, we can host parties of 45 – 50 people or 75 – 80 people when you reserve the entire restaurant. Let us take care of you with UNLIMITED MENU CHOICES.

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98% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Authentic (11)
Casual (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
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Notable Wine List (5)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

We are regulars at Involtini and always enjoy the food and the friendly service . Gerry and Tammie are the owners and they make everyone feel welcome. We recommend Involtini to friends and we bring people visiting Calgary from out of town on business. We've organized business Christmas parties there and they've been successful both times.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for a Date night and had a great experience. Kitchen was backed up a bit as they were full but they let us know immediately and still took great care of us.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to this restaurant for the first time on NYE. As such, the menu was a fixed 5 course dinner. The gnocchi appetizer was amazing as was the warm spinach salad! The Amuse Bouche was interesting as the flavours were unique but not very traditional. Beef tenderloin was slightly overlooked for our taste but still good. Desserts of chocolate cake and cassata were nice finishes. We were surprised by the flavours of all the courses as we were expecting a more traditional meal but we did enjoy this one. We will have to return to try the regular menu!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

A great neighborhood restaurant! Friendly staff, of course we've been going for so long it's like we are almost family. The New Years Eve set menu was fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a comfortable favourite for dining. High quality ingredients and beautifully presented. Over the years tried many different dishes and find it tough to choose, have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I ate here based on the good reviews. The service was incredibly slow. We were there for nearly 3 hours to have an appetizer dinner and dessert. The server was friendly enough but the slow service really killed that aspect. My beef was supposed to have blue cheese in it but really it was my blue cheese that had a little bit of beef. Blue cheese as an overpowering flavor and that's all I could taste in my entire meal. I couldn't even tell you what kind of meat was wrapped around the cheese because I couldn't taste it. My wife's dish was overly consumed by sauce to the point where you couldn't tell what was underneath it. She had the veal with lobster sauce and I had the beef involtini. The wine list was nice and that was probably the best part of our evening was sipping on that bottle of French wine. We ordered the baked brie which was absolutely drenched in a syrupy type sauce and it was all you could taste. It took away from all the flavor of the Brie. The tiramisu had some kind of a Berry sauce poured over it which really doesn't mix well with the coffee flavor that the tiramisu should have. My wife had some kind of wrap with ice cream in it and strawberries over top. It was so jammed with ice cream and was served so hot that the ice cream literally melted into a pool of Milky goo. At first glance the Ambiance in the restaurant is incredible and we were very excited. However the extremely slow service and the subpar food disappointed us and it was not worth the money. We had read that it was a Hidden Gem but perhaps it should stay hidden. Based on my first trip there I'm not sure I would spend my money to take a second trip there for dinner to see if maybe it was an off night.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food here is out of this world good. Had the involtini (chicken) last time and it was so good. Everything is excellent from the pizza to the calamari. The atmosphere is soft and romantic and the staff are great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent as usual. We went with of friends (their first visit) and they loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is one of our favourite restaurants. Food is excellent and the owners always make you feel welcome and special. Watch for specials during the week which only increases the value!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and service. So impressed with our server, he was the only one working and did an amazing job.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We like the seniors menu but feel that dessert should be included. The veal dish was nice however, too sweet. Caesar salad not too great but the other one offered was marvelous.
We are seniors from the area and fine this a nice venue in our area.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great as usual. Love the family feeling from all.
Merry Christmas

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent! Delightful service and wonderful food!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very good restaurant (food and service). Lobster risotto and Chicken Involtini was delicious. Nice choice of wines. Only complaint was that we were stuck in a corner table and it was very tight seating and claustrophobic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I had another lovely meal at Involtini. I had the beef tenderloin and he had the salmon Involtini. Both meals were amazing. Service was a little slow as they were very busy but we didn’t mind as we were relaxed and enjoying our time to chat over drinks.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We shared and enjoyed the asparagus baked "fries", the beef involtini and the pear/prosciutto pizza. All were very delicious. The staff were very friendly, professional and attentive. I would recommend this place for take out pizza or a nice eat in meal.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We always choose from the "seniors" menu (soup or salad with a main course) and it's always just right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food and great staff. Very nice ambience! The Italian food was handcrafted to perfection. It was an artwork and very tasty!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food, service, and atmosphere were all impeccable. Very friendly and very warm. We will be there in the future!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food is made when ordered so takes a bit of time but well worth the wait.
Mushroom appetizer is amazing! Our food was done exactly as requested and was very tasty. The desert menu is small but very good.
Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Could not have picked a better place to go.
Great food, great service, just an overall great experience!!
We will certainly return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 1, 2017

we go every year for our anniversary and they treat especially well!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Celebrating Mom’s Birthday. Superb everything, as usual!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent lighter fare menu. Superb item choices priced at $25 per meal.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great birthday dinner

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was very good. Service was friendly, but a bit forgetful and a little too informal for our taste.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time but felt at home. Great meal awesome service. Must be the best Italian in Calgary.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful, as usual! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent service, gluten free options were great. Good iItalian comfort food & lovely owners

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We have been a few times, and have always really enjoyed the experience. This time was no different. Service was really good, food was tasty and the experience was really good. Great neighbourhood restaurant. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great spot to relax and enjoy good food, you never feel rushed between courses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very good food, always consistent. Lovely relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My Mom took me for my birthday treat! Superb - as usual. We do not go anywhere else because the food is ALWAYS great here.
Salmon Involtini, Port and Tiramisu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great restaurant, has become one of our favorites, always great food and very friendly staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 19, 2017

When the door from the waiting area to the restaurant opens, you walk into a comfortable space for dining and wine. Windows are heavily drapedand there is nothing of the oirside coming in. Is just yours and about 10 other tables. The specialty here is the scalopini, either veal, beef or pork. You have to try it. Mushroom risotto and Lamb shank are also very good.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful evening with friends from out of town at our local restaurant. Great martinis, excellent wine, and the food - amazing. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for great atmosphere and excellent service, food and wine second to none!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We go to this restaurant often and always enjoy the food. More often than not, we eat from the light (seniors) menu, which includes a soup or salad plus main course. Favourite is the salmon with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables! We often take business people from in town and out of town and they are always complimentary.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was our second trip to Involtini's in the past year. The previous meal had been a really good food at a decent price with good service and also close to home so we thought we would give it another try with a family member from out of town.

This time however the service was substandard right from the start of the night. The server was erratic in his attention to our table of three. The restaurant was more than half empty but there was a table of 10 that took all of his attention.

Our appetizers took about 20 minutes to arrive which seemed fine with the pleasant conversation around the table but then it took another 50 minutes for our entrees to arrive and when they did, one of the entrees was completely wrong. The waiter seemed to think that since it took so long to come out that we should just accept the error and eat the wrong meal. When we refused and sent the meal back, it took another 20 minutes to get the right meal. The server never really apologized and offered a complimentary glass of house wine while our host ate his meal. Our meals having been eaten and cleared already.

In the end, the food was good but the service so bad that we don't think we would risk a meal there again. Unfortunate that a local restaurant would lose a chance to win regular business with service like this.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is a great restaurant, we really enjoy Monday evenings with Neil.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I ordered the special which was snapper with crab and a cream source. It was flavorless served with very cold vegetables that should have been hot.

They gave my father the wrong item and after saying so.ething 2 times offered to take it back.

This restaurant was definitely not worth the price and the service was average.

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