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About Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar

Blending fine dining quality with small-town comfort,
The Italian Farmhouse offers fresh, contemporary Italian cuisine within a cozy,
farmhouse style atmosphere. Whether you’re stopping in for a hearty lunch after
coming off the trails, enjoying a romantic night out in our dining room
or relaxing with friends on our summer cedar patio,
we look forward to serving you at our Farmhouse!

20 Balsam Ave
Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Tues 4:30 p.m -9:00 p.m Dinner
Wed 11:30 a.m-3:00 p.m Lunch
Wed 4:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m Dinner
Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m Lunch
Thursday 4:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m Dinner
Friday 11:30 a.m - 9:00 Lunch & Dinner
Saturday 11:30 a.m to 9:00 Lunch & Dinner
Sunday 11:30 a.m to 9:00 Lunch & Dinner

Cross Street:
White Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 949-2750

Website:
http://theitalianfarmhouse.ca/

Catering:
Our wonderful menu can be customized for your group event or party! Please speak with Pamela to inquire about making us your next catering option.

Public Transit:
Sorry, no public transit is currently coming to Bragg Creek- yet!

Executive Chef:
Josef Wiewer

Private Party Facilities:
We have two beautiful rooms to hold your family event, wedding, or anniversary party. Our dining room holds up to 56 guests, and our Bistro side can hold up to 35 guests. The option to book partial or full private rooms is available.

Private Party Contact:
Pamela Risk : (403) 949-2750

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (34)
Good for a Date (26)
Cozy (22)
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Special Occasion (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Casual (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Scenic View (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We love the Italian Farmhouse. Unfortunately our last few times we have been let down by the reception. It has caused us to cancel reservations. The service and food is great as every time we go. The reception don’t seem to care for the customer and are not very helpful. 7/10 overall.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Sat in a private room which was very nice, but right by the bathroom. Some of the people at our table could smell bathroom smell. That wasn’t too pleasant for them. Tried to close the little curtain which didn’t help much. Other than that our experience was excellent!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I can't really comment too much on the menu as we had a set menu for New Year's which was fantastic. Most of us ordered the beef tenderloin which was enjoyed by all that ordered. The wait staff was friendly but maybe a little overwhelmed as the food took quite awhile to get to us. Our reservation was 5:15 and we were there for 3 hours but again well worth the wait. Love the ambience and the different colour of plates etc. I would definitely recommend and would definitely go back for a regular meal to see if it is just as tasty and to see if service is faster.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent service. The food fresh and flavourable. Great selection of beer and wine. Casual and cozy atmosphere. Made for a great date. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent experience. Had first time patrons with us that say it is a must return place!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

LOVE the Italian Farmhouse! It just keeps getting better. The menu has so much to offer and the nightly specials are amazing.
We went for a very casual pizza night and the goat cheese we chose and sausage was very tasty.
Staff is good and well-trained; friendly, efficient but not annoying.
A beautiful drive too. Waaayyyyy nicer than the same old in the city. But sshh- don’t tell anyone.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our first time at the Italian Farmhouse but it will not be our last! Our waitress was amazing, the food was delicious and the decor was beautiful with all the seasonal decorations. We're looking forward to summer and checking out the patio!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We took our staff for an end of year celebration to this restaurant. We were nervous about the drive but the food, wine list and cocktails at the end made it worth every moment. We had a 3 course meal complete with wine and cocktails and were pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the bill was at the end. All the staff were friendly and very accommodating. We'll definitely be dining here again and recommending it to everyone we know.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Organic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I have always been thrilled with the quality of the food & portion size. The service is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is warm, romantic and relaxing. They have a beautiful outdoor patio and their location feels nestled in the woods.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was great. We would have loved the option to sit on the dining room side where we've eaten dinner before and the experience was very much more special because of the views. This is what bring us here. So, if lunch customers could enjoy the dining side that would be perfect. No views on the lunch side unless you get a front window. Again, food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We meet our friends there quite often because we all love everything about it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Stopped by for some Desert. Love going to the Farmhouse.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was always, the Italian Farmhouse does not disappoint! Coming from Cochrane, there is a bit of a drive; however, it is well worth it. Great menu and the staff look after you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I like the atmosphere, the service. I am impressed by Joseph's history in Bragg Creek in carrying on a good tradition since the original owner Walter Trunzer introduced the Bavarian Inn. His professional knowhow and management is excellent and shared by my guest as well.

I look forward to invite relatives, friends and business associates in the future.

Thank you,
Siegfried Beckedorf

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Our server was great too!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great server, good food, one more dessert on the favorite list.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, great service. Would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Outstanding food and service family friendly!
This is our 2nd visit and it was amazing! No need to go into the city and worth the drive from TV!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved our experience there for our romantic dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really enjoyed our evening. The only disappointing part was our dessert. We didn't enjoy the cannoli but our waitress noticed this and removed it from our bill, which was great (we didn't even have to ask). Otherwise our food was very tasty - we shared two appetizers and really enjoyed the meatballs and risotto balls. All our entrees were delicious. Thanks

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Consistent excellent quality of food and service! Well worth the drive!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Authentic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lighting makes you feel like you are in an interrogation room. Should have dimmers to soften the lighting.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Went with a group of friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent with just the right amount of attentiveness.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great evening, food was exceptional, service very good as well. Was somewhat disappointed with where we were seated - hallway outside the bathroom which is the connector between the entrance and one-half of the restaurant. Did not appear overly busy so not sure why we were sat there when I had made reservations. Otherwise was a great evening!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A disappointing dining experience. The food was bland, the service, while pleasant, was inattentive (soup was served without spoons, servers had to be asked twice while the soup cooled!) An 18% service charge was added to the bill because we were a group of six! A group of six dissatisfied customers who are unlikely to return.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is my second time here and it definitely did not dissapoint. This restaurant is cozy, sweet, charming, homey and wonderfully whimsical. It is the cutest little place tucked away in the woods, perfect for a romantic date or a special family dinner or a girls lunch/dinner. The food was also absolutely fantastic! My husband and I enjoyed our evening here after a long week at work tremendously. Thank you! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. I cannot wait for my next visit to the Italian Farmhouse in Bragg Creek.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at the Italian Farmhouse and can highly recommend the lamb and the duck! The restaurant was warm and welcoming, beautifully decorated and had an impressive menu. It was hard to choose.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We discovered the IFH restaurant about 2 years ago and it has become our favourite go-to choice ever since for birthdays, anniversaries or a wonderful lunch. The food never disappoints. The ambiance whether inside or out is ideal, warm and cozy in winter, airy and cool in summer.
It can be intimate, or as one would expect an Italian family dinner to be, somewhat boisterous and somewhat noisy (but in a good way).
My one critique re our last visit was a lack of beer choices or it could have been a lack of knowledge of what brews were available. Although my 3rd choice was served in a 'Peroni' glass, apparently IFH does not serve this fine Italian beer. I know, picky picky.
I would recommend taking a beautiful drive along highway 22 to Bragg Creek and top it off with a great meal or lunch at this fine Italian restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fabulous! Delicious food especially the butternut squash risotto!!!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Enjoyed everything about our meal. We would recommend it to friends and loved the atmosphere and décor.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Everything was absolutely fantastic. Food was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It took too long for our server to initially greet us and take our drink orders. This was uncomfortable as we were a party of 6 and 18% gratuity is assumed in billing. We ordered coffee after our meal and that was also taking an unusually long time so we cancelled the coffee order. It turned out they were making a fresh pot so communication would have been helpful. The food was delicious with many gluten free options. We were sat close to the open door and it was quite chilly.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was the first time I visited the restaurant and I had high expectations based on the location and website. I had family visiting me in Calgary and thought it would be nice to drive out to Bragg Creek for dinner. The establishment is nicely situated in the trees and cosy inside. The pizza was good, but shell pasta dish that I tried was pretty standard fare and was quite small for the price. The artic char special was nice enough fish but was served on a bed of broccolini that had tough and chewy stalks. The food and service were okay but, to be honest, I probably would not make the drive from Calgary again especially to visit this restaurant.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 22, 2017

All perfect

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Consistently good. Very happy to have a restaurant like the Farmhouse in my neighbourhood.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We took my parents who were visiting from England, after having several recommendations. Unfortunately our experience was not that great. We seemed to be seated at a lovely table, but unfortunately it felt like we were in a corridor as loads of guests for a private party arrived and were stood behind us for a very long time. This also seemed to affect our service as our waitress didn't know we were there and therefore waited a long time to get served and a long time for our appetizers to arrive. The food was pretty good when it did come. Overall was disappointed as it looks a lovely location and wanted to take my parents somewhere different and unique. Maybe we just caught it at a bad time.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is a lovely place to dine. On a warm day the verandah would be lovely.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was there about 2 years ago and had the most amazing ceaser salad ever, but this time it was just an average ceaser. Disappointed with that but my appetizer and meal were awesome. I had the Aglio which was a roasted garlic bulb with gorgonzola cheese and peperanta on baguette and the ravioli all'aragosta e gamberi which was the seafood stuffed ravioli with a zambuca dill cream sauce, so much flavour. I will definitely go back!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very personalized treatment by the chef, always a great meal, wonderful setting!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

It's worth the drive from Calgary for a special occasion. (The drive is beautiful and come early to enjoy the incredibly quaint little hamlet of Bragg Creek.)
Italian Farmhouse has it all.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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