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About La Brezza Ristorante

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!

990 1st Ave NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8J3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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)

Cross Street:
1st Ave & 9th St NE

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 262-6230

Website:
http://www.labrezza.ca/

Parking Details:
Parking is free in our private lot and free on the street after 6pm and on Sundays and Holidays.

Public Transit:
Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant.

C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial

Executive Chef:
Ashraf Chouchene

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!

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (403) 269-6000

Additional:
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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

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Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 6:45PM

La Brezza Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Romantic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (14)
Casual (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and amazing staff! It's a pricey place, but it's worth it for a special occasion. It was a bit noisy when we arrived, but after some tables left it became quite pleasant. The calamari is the best we've ever had. Definitely a must try.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We’ve been out of country for a couple of years and used to frequent this place before we left. We heard of Marco’s sad passing while we were gone and wondered if it changed...we were not disappointed. Marco’s wife and team have kept his memory alive in the food and ambiance. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had the best time. Our servers were AMAZING and the food was delicious! Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We will be back for sure:).

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was amazing. We arrived and had to say nothing. We were greeted with the knowledge of who and why we were coming. Server was great. Funny and on top of things at all time. Suggestions were tasty. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Most of ays had fish with pasta. Good Italian dishes. Wine paring was excellent and spot on.
Would definitely come back.
Thanks

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always a terrific night out with friends to enjoy a great meal in an awesome atmosphere.

Michael and Marco were the best hosts.

See you all again.

Mike Kingston

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic again! Great food! great service! great value!

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic food, great wine list, and friendly staff the best service for sure ...such a great place, always a pleasure to dine there, our neighborhood restauant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

service was very good, attentive, food was good- we were seated in the front room of the restaurant which was very cold- the staff were very nice and placed a heater to warm up the room- that was very appreciated

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were joined by a couple. We had such a good time. Food was great as was the service. Cannelonni and great bruschetta

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I loved the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, however, the feature red wine was expensive.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good quality food and they treat you like family (well liked family).

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and service were excellent to begin with, but after dinner the owner came and talked to us, she was very nice, we got a delicious Tiramisu and a picture to remember the occasion, couldnt have asked for a better 1st anniversary date.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall everything was good, but the calamari appetizer portion was very small and not worth the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I've been to La Brezza a few times and it's usually my first choice if I'm craving good pasta, wine and a nice, cosy atmosphere.

The past few times I've really noticed just how welcoming and lovely the staff are. They all came over to wish me a happy birthday when I was there over the weekend. The service itself is really good- not too much, not too little. And everyone just seems like genuinely nice people.

The food always hits the spot, I've never been dissapointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious and our waiter provided good service. My only damper to the evening of the place was the manager. A good friend recommended this place and gave me a gift card. However, because of receiving a gift card, it came across by the manager as though we weren’t worth greeting compared to the other patrons. He had no problem greeting and making sure other patrons we enjoying their experience and on top of that was quite abrupt with us as we were waiting for the bill once he realized we had a gift card. Unfortunately I don’t think I can recommmend this place.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great but alcohol was too expensive. My suggestion would be to allow patrons to bring there own wine with a small corkage fee. Won't be back until there is a price reduction or change in alcohol philosophy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent meal, authentic italian dishes. Calamari is a must try for sure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were there for our anniversary and the staff made it a very memorable evening along with that the food very well prepared and presented. Ambients was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was great! Very friendly staff. The calamari is the best we have ever had!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had chicken Marsala last night and while the sauce itself was very , very good, the chicken was quite tough. I was surprised. If a close friend had not been paying as a treat I would have complained. The noise level was too high for me as well.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing food! Carbonara was melt in your mouth. Small and cozy. Can't wait to go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Celebrated my wife's birthday at Le Breza today. Enjoyed a delicious Italian meal coupled with excellent service. Highly recommended. Great for any occasion.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great service and authentic Italian dishes. i had the linguini vongole in the tomato sauce and it was exceptional. others had the cannelloni and linduini in a white sauce with salmon. both were enjoyed and the salmon was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent spot to catch up with a friend or hold a business meeting

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 8, 2017

There is a reason why La Brazzaville has been around for many years. Excellent authentic food and wonderful service.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Amazing food. This is your typical Italian family restaurant business where the grandma puts up her best food out. We were lucky to actually meet her and her daughter (hostess) and talk about their experience - very welcoming people. The waiter was also one of the nicest we ever had.

The atmosphere is great, very cozy and quiet for a good relax time, perfect to just sit down and enjoy some of the best Italian food you can have. The food is not just Italian, it is really good... simple, sophisticated, and well thought through... the flavours were amazing. As my friend said, it satisfied her Italian shot of food she was looking for.

Was a very good experience and very relaxing, certainly will do it again and try more of their signature dishes. They have a wide seafood variety that I still have to try out.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

We enjoyed our anniversary with a very nice meal and a great bottle of wine.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Having being there on several occasions the food was superb as usual. The appetizers although fantastic tasting were a bit small for the price. Bread to soak up the sauce was a great idea, too bad it arrived after the Abbeys were cleared from the table. Being a rum Drinker it was noted that they only had one dark rum available and it being of the cheaper kind, I had to drink something else. With the fine dining made available I would have thought some better rums could be offered? perhaps Lemon Hart and/ or Appleton, overall though a wonderful dining experience as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our section was extremely loud, but that wasn't really the restaurant's fault, the young gentlement at the next table was very, very loud, so we had trouble hearing each other whenever he was talking. Food was excellent. The service was a little disjointed. The server brought meals for my son and I, then one for my husband with the wrong side, then he brought the correct side for my husband, and then finally he came back with my daughter's meal. My idea of good service is that we are all served at approx. the same time.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very nice evening , food , service, great local for Bridgeland

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was excellent as always. The bruschetta and calamari are always a great choice for appetizers, and they didn't disappoint this time either. The crepe style cannelloni is also a great choice as the fresh pasta makes the dish quite unique. My wife had the baked salmon, which was also a great choice. Topped off with the Zenato Ripassa wine, it made for an excellent meal.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Overall a very good restaurant the we pleasant and the food was excellent we will definitely come back

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Pleasant experience as usual. It has been a couple of years since I have been here for lunch

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Haven't been here for many years. Because my son and daughter live in the area they gave us a gift certificate and finally put together a birthday dinner which we will remember for a very long time. Our dinners and the chosen wine was beyond mouthwatering. What a beautiful night. Everything was superb!!!! Thank-you all!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We have been patronizing the restaurants for years. The late Marco Abdi who founded it was a man with a big heart.
His widow and mum in law still give us the same delicious home cooking truly Souther Italian stlye.
They engage with the patrons and we are like family.
The seafood linguini is better than those in Milan, Rome and the Amalfi coast.
Want real Italian food look no further.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lovely meal and hospitable staff. Enjoyed the whole evening! Will be recommending to friends !

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 1, 2017

La Brezza is always a dependable stand by for reasonable Italian. There is no adventure in the food or the wine list but this restaurant can be counted on to deliver pretty reasonable and inoffensive food for a reasonable price.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very disappointed. I took my niece for her birthday lunch. Having just started working in the area I was looking for something nice. I had read about the previous owner and decided the place would be perfect. It started out good; however, after we placed our orders the waiter came back and said the ovens were not working, so not only could we not have pizza, Panini's were out too. This left soup, salad, or heavy pasta for lunch. We were offered the dinner menu, but this too I felt would be too heavy. We originally were going to share a salad, and without thinking, the waiter brought us a salad without considering that this order may change. The manager stopped by after our meal and seemed oblivious to the incident. After we told her, she said sorry.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Service was polite but slow.
The restaurant was not busy when we arrived for our reservation. We waited 25 minutes for a caprese salad, then another hour before our entrees came. The bruschetta did arrive swiftly and it was DELICIOUS. A table of two that came in 20 minutes after we ordered our entrees was served their food before us.
The Management apologized for the wait and offered us free dessert, but we had already been in the non-air-conditioned restaurant for more than an hour and a half (most of that time waiting), so why would we wait even longer? They comped our two appetizers instead and we left. The food was okay, but not worth the price and DEFINITELY NOT worth the wait.
The Manager told us that a table of two will always be served their food before a table of four, but not when that table comes in 20 minutes AFTER we have ordered. I guess we shouldn't have made the mistake of bringing our well behaved and extremely patient kids with us?
In 23 years of marriage, this was hands-down the WORST Anniversary dinner we have ever had!
Our Waiter apologized profusely, and the restaurant tried to make up for it. Maybe this was just an off night, but we won't be back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was excellent as per usual. Servers were friendly and upbeat. We brought some friends who had never been here. The draw back was the air conditioning was not working and made you feel like you wanted to eat quick and get out of there.
Same for the table beside us.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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