La Brezza Ristorante

4.3
1172 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
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!
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DisappointedDad
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past several times, but all food was cold to luke warm at best for whole table, pasta had starchy water running everywhere (even a dish water taste at times ), vegetables were stone cold for all and had to follow up with server a couple of times on requests. They were not super busy either, so a bit inexplicable. But who ever was cooking was far off the needed mark for a $400 meal.

Very disappointing.

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Jeneas
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had arrived on time. It was a great experience! Staff and ownership were incredibly accommodating and wonderful with us. Food was so incredibly tasty and well presented. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We celebrated our wedding anniversary today and chose this restaurant for our dinner. There were 4 of us and our reservation was for 6 pm and we arrived right on time. We noticed that it took a little longer than usual to get our drinks but we were in no hurry. Our server took our food order at 6:25 (we noted the time as we got a call at that time). We finally asked at 7:25 when our food would come and were told that it was being plated right now. It was only at that time that a gentleman, who we believe to be the owner or manager, came by and and told us that there was a large group in a separate area and this was the reason they ran behind. It would have been nice if this was explained at the time of ordering. I also would have expected that the staff would have kept us informed while we waited. The food was good but the experience left us not feeling like we want to come back any time soon.

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vipRodGod
Edmonton
38 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was fantastic and our service was second to none. Would definitely go back

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vipRicD
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. As a long time Calgarian I’m sad to say this was our first time here. We have been missing out on one of the best little places in town.
Must haves:
Calamari
Cannelloni
The Carbonara
Great service with great food makes for a great place to dine!

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eatingout
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately the food was a huge disappointment.

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vipFisher
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant for a cozy Italian meal. Service was warm & genuine. Food was excellent, perfect place for an intimate, somewhat casual evening out.

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JillF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, good food and nice ambiance. Didn’t feel rushed at all.

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vipHutch
Calgary
100 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was not very attentive to our table There were only a total of 3 table for 2 servers. Overall this was not up to the usual standard

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ShonasTastes
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of six dined at La Brezza on a Friday night. The service, food and ambiance were all amazing. You must try the appetizer calamari and brussels sprouts! Everyone raved about their pastas and proteins. I highly recommend dining at this quaint Italian restaurant in Inglewood. You won't be disappointed!

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Jacqulynn
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was ok. Good for an everyday experience i guess, but i wouldn’t go back.

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MayaK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The restaurant may have been a bit understaffed and so the service was slow and not as attentive as I would have expected. The food was fair but given the restaurant's reputation I expected it to be better. Do yourself a favour and drive up Edmonton Trail to Rea's as for the same price you will get better service and fantastic italian fare plus bread! I really wanted to like La Brezza but it was a bit of a let down. Perhaps a bad night and I might give them another shot down the line.

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Trevor
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Exquisite food and wonderful service!
Already looking forward to coming back!

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DonT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at restaurant and was impressed with the staff and food. We're committed to supporting local entrepreneurs rather than restaurant chains. Will definitely be coming back.

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ErinLam
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me and my husband had the calamari, penne. We were there in the evening, so we had a candle light dinner, it was very cute. The food was over and above good food, even the free bread was amazing. Our waitress was very friendly and personable, she made our experience all the more better. Over all, I loved my experience at La Brezza, it felt like a little family dinner. 10/10!

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KeithB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, food was very fresh and tasted great,place to go for great Italian food

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EllenL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We used to love going to LaBrezza. Unfortunately, since the untimely passing of Marco, the restaurant's main owner/operator, the food and the ambiance has not been the same. We have been back a few times, but the food is not as good as it had been and, while the waitress was nice, we felt like she was rushing us so we left sooner than we had planned. We are sad for the family and would have continued to go back, but the food and service are not worth the cost so we probably won't be back.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is small cute and very enjoyable. Food was tasty and exceeded expectation. Very happy

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ColleenS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Always our first choice for Italian.

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MatthewM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Calamari and shrimp were great. Unfortunately they were out of mussels.

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jerryww
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious but portion sizes were small. Reasonable prices but amount of food served was minimal. Order an appetizer for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and table were great. Loved the outside table and large patio. Server was great. Attentive but not too present. The chicken Parmesan was a B though. I wouldn’t sent it back but it was lacking. Very flavourful but a little overcooked/dry. The plate should have included a second vegetable. Perhaps some roasted potatoes or a bit of pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food

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DanL
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We have been to the restaurant a number of times before and always loved the food and our experience. This time the food tasted good the portions had just been cut massively. I don’t generally leave dinner feeling hungry and this time we did. There was about 10 rings of calamari and the chicken parm came with half a zucchini cut in half and roasted. Zucchini was rather flavourless and the chicken parm was good but used to be a proper meal and this time was definitely not that. The music that was played was way too loud and obnoxious for dinner and just annoying to try and talk over.

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Twinkles
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening amazing food.

Had appetizers and mains.

Portions could’ve been a bit larger

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vipHutch
Calgary
100 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server appeared to be uncertain about the menus and was not experienced ( my opinion) Overall dining experience was not up to previous dining experiences .The patio diners were diverting waitstaff from the inside diners

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever! Stop what your doing and book at table!

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AndrewW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable evening sitting outside on a warm summer evening with friends. The food, wine and service were very good and we hope to return soon and try some new dishes.

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DarrylC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good dining experience. I saw this restaurant about 2 years ago and wanted to try it. I wasn’t disappointed. From the friendly staff to the fantastic food, it was everything I expected! Thank you for a great anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great time, sat on the patio, very nice staff. Only thing I didn’t like is the fettuccine carbonara was literally half the size of the penne. Also doesn’t seem to be quite as classy as it once was. I miss the days when the waiter pulled your chair out and put a napkin over your lap when you sat down. 👌🏻👌🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was generous and delicious. Small issue was my red wine was served warm. The day was sweltering.

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Jason
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

When you get seated in an empty parking lot beside a busy street, you should prepare yourself for the worst. We were not prepared. The Linguini Scoglio came with 4 unopened mussels (expertly arranged) — and between 3 people who ordered the same entree we found 1 clam (yes, 1 clam in all three plates). The menu said “clams”, so maybe they’ll consider changing it to “clam?” after reading this review.

When you put so little seafood on a plate, it doesn’t take much effort to check that it’s cooked, safe and well prepared. The night wasn’t a total loss, the McNuggets I ate as a consolation on the way home were expertly prepared.

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vipDHMsopinion
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot for a casual intimate dinning experience with family, friends, or colleagues. We recently enjoyed the outdoor dinning experience on the temporary parking lot patio conversion. This would make a great permanent patio given the view and the paving stones. The weather was perfect, contributing to the outside experience. The restaurant remains one of my go to favourites. I have always had a solid experience every time I have been to La Brezza Ristorante over the last fifteen years or so.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a Rez. Showed up on time. Someone sat us. There were only 2 other tables seated and yet we sat for 15 minutes with no water or menu. We will never go back.

So disappointing.

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GaleB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service highly recommend thanks jeff

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KLCo
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Glad to be back after a year. Need to bring back the mussels appetizer and veal dishes.

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AnnaE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Italian fine dining with excellent beverages and an old-world family charm. We loved meeting Mauritsio and his mom and felt like old friends before we left. Get a seat by the window to enjoy people watching or enjoy the spacious patio.

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Beau
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Brezza is a family-owned gem in Bridgeland, bringing together excellent food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. We had calamari in tomato sauce as a starter. It was cooked perfectly, not chewy, and the sauce was spiced nicely to our tastes. We both ordered the chef's special, salmon with roasted zucchini and pickled vegetables in a slightly acidic wine reduction. There was a nice char to the salmon and just enough sauce. We passed on the dessert as we were already quite satisfied with our appetizer and entrees.
We never felt rushed and our server was there just at the right times. He was very pleasant, as were all of the staff. We will definitely return to try some pasta and/or lasagna.
Last night, La Brezza was literally our shelter from the storm as Calgary got pelted with hail and flooding during a thunderstorm!

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vipHutch
Calgary
100 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The level of service was not up to previous ( pre lock down #3) levels. Lots of new staff. The food was also somewhat lacking as rated to previous reservations. The price appears to be somewhat higher as well Hopefully things will get back past levels. We will be back. The patio ( parking lot) detracted from the level of service and ambiance.

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Debralee
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Filomena for a fabulous night out with the girls!

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La Brezza Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 1172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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