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La Brezza Ristorante

4.7
952 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location - once the owners house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness.

You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. See you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am to 2:30pm;
Dinner: Open from 5:00pm 6 Nights a Week
Closed on Major Holidays (and Mondays)
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Phone number
(403) 262-6230
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ashraf Chouchene
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Private party facilities
Private Parties can book our lower level dining room with up to 16 people, our main dining room for up to 50 people or the entire house! A private area in our main dining room seats up to 12 people. Everything inbetween is always welcome!
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Private party contact
Manager: (403) 269-6000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Ave & 9th St NE
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Parking details
Parking is free in our private lot and free on the street after 6pm and on Sundays and Holidays.
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Public transit
Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant.

C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
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Special events & promotions
We welcome all of our special events and are flexible in customizing a dining experience to match your event. We also host special events of our own from time to time so please be sure to check our website at www.labrezza.ca
Additional
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 952 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food and nice staff

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Waiter was friendly and helpful with the menu.
Portions were of good size.
Flavors were bold and authentic.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service, good food, accessible parking. Considerate of customer and so nice that the owner often comes to check on everything and make sure that you are content and happy with the meal

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Very good service. This is the second time there. Nice welcome. Had the minestrone soup and the egg plant to start, very nice. Then had salmon which was slightly over cooked, yet flavourful. Wine was well paired.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful experience! We felt like we were visiting old friends because they are so welcoming and friendly. The food is amazing and a good price point. We wil definitely be back

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was absolutely wonderful and the staff were amazing from the moment you walked in. The staff were friendly and attentive. I arrived much earlier than the rest of my party but the staff checked in with me and even offered getting an appetizer while I was waiting. The only thing was that the restaurant is located in a house, so it was a bit cozy. I didn't find the tables to be overly crowded or anything, there was room to move between tables. The food was fantastic, every single dish was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. I will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was some of the best Italian we have ever had
Our waiter Ryan gave excellent recommendations off of the menu and the daily specials

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My husband and I love this restaurant! The calamari is phenomenal and the mains are delicious too. It’s a staple of ours for date nights.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The restaurant is located in a trendy area in Bridgland.
The service was excellant not only by the waiter but also the owner.
It was a warm friendly environment with great food!
We will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love this quaint neighbor spot. The owner and staff are always top notch!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had an outstanding meal! Everything from the bread to the dessert was amazing. Service was impeccable too. I certain place to revisit when we return to the city!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

At La Brezza, they make you feel like family. It is cozy and comfortable and the food is amazing. We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

everything was excellent - nothing more to add to make 50 characters

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and the friendly service!
Will go back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I would highly recommend La Brezza. It was my first time dining there and the food was amazing. Best Italian I've had thus far in Calgary. Our waiter Michael was friendly, knowledgeable and provided attentive service. We had the Calamari as an appetizer; by far the best calamari I've ever had. My entrée was the fettuccine carbonara; it was delicious, large portion. The bruschetta and bread were fresh and also very good. It is a cozy place and the owner will come around to introduce herself giving it a family feel.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

A wonderful example of home style Italian cooking that will send your taste buds to Italy without needing to buy a plane ticket to transport the rest of you.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Everything was tasty from the appies to the dessert. We started with the mussels and calamari. You cannot go and not get the Calamari. They are not your traditional battered and deep fried, they are left natural with a little bit of a spicy sauce. the entrees were great and we had Crème Brule which is the owners grandmothers recipe. The parking is tricky in a truck however there is parking.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Our waiter was very attentive to our elderly guests.Food arrived on time and was excellent ! I am sure our guests will be back, I know we will.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My wife had her company’s Christmas party there and loved it, it was the first chance we had to try it since, and I am glad we did.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I had not been to La Brezza before and I'm pleased I gave it a try. Service was wonderful, wine was good and the food was tasty. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very romantic ambience, friendly & knowledeable server.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic! Loved everything! Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very tasty food. A bit expensive but high quality and great, romantic atmosphere.

Marco was hilarious and added to the whole atmosphere and feel of the place.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I would recommend a double door to keep the cold out.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Can't say enough about how amazing our experience was. Food was cooked traditional and from generational recipes.
We will be back.
Micheal was knowledgeable, kind and genuine. Thanks for accommodating and looking after our evening. Well done!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent! Our favourite restaurant ! Always exceptional!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was outstanding.
Had some apps and the lunch special.
Apps were great, the special was hot and very tasty.
Excellent

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We enjoyed our visit and our server Mike was excellent! Timely and friendly, and knew the menu well. Thanks for a great evening~!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic food, genuinely nice & conscientious server.
Was nice to look out onto First Ave & see the foot traffics - a European feel to it.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Phenomenal as always. Marko, our server, picked our wine, meals, and expertly shared in conversation making us feel like part of this beautiful family. Can not speak more highly of this wonderful restaurant

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I had lunch with a friend for the first time there in many years (decades) and was very impressed that the quality I recalled from earlier years was still there. A different Marco now but the quality of food and service are very much in place.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

La Brezza is a local gem that provides authentic Italian cuisine in good portions. If you like a flavourful meal, you can't go wrong with their menu.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Started with calamari and then went with the lunch special. Never disappointed, always consistent. A staple in Calgary!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Spot on choice for authentic Italian food. Micheal is extremely friendly and good at his job. He will always tell you the specials to a T , really draws a picture in your mind with the descriptions of food he has to offer. Would recommend it to anybody.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Arrived late for our reservation but they found us a table that worked out perfectly. Had a wonderful evening of great service and food. Look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was excellent, the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was very nice, like dining in somebody's home. The food was exceptional, very nice presentation, flavorful and the portions were perfect. I will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

la Brezza was okay... the staff really made it sound so amazing but it was average. My pasta was kind of bland. My biggest issue was the staff. He was so pushy, wanted my wife to order something other than the lasagna because there was better stuff on the menu. He would not leave her alone until she tried my calamari even though she doesn’t like calamari. He even offered to buy her meal if she tried it, which she did, and he didn’t.
Just wanted a quiet nice meal in our neighbourhood and ended up feeling a little bullied by this particular staff.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner and a fun evening in the cozy lower dining area . We were a little noisy, so it was the perfect spot for our group. Many thanks for the delicious meal and the superb service. This is a true gem!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was awesome as usual.

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