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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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Details
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

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Authentic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 13, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was awesome as usual.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing service. Amazing food. I recommend !!!!!!!!!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

It is authentic. It is one of the best Italian restaurant in town.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Organic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The staff is very friendly. Food is good, but not as good as it use to be

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Rediscovered this hidden gem about a year ago. Great food, cozy atmosphere and great service. Have been back many times in the past year.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Relaxing & fun atmosphere to share lunch with a friend.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We took our granddaughter for a birthday dinner and as usual the food and service were exceptional.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was surprised to discover that they were still open, as i had heard that "Marco" had passed. Truly was not sure, when we booked what to expect?......It was awesome! The staff, from when we entered till departure were pleasant,energetic, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was fresh, plated well and tasted great. Thank you for the adherence to the taste and ambience standards, that i feel were there when Marco was still with us. I would recommend "La Brezza Ristorante" to anyone for any event where the quality of the meal is important.

Marco would be proud!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We've been going to La Brezza for over 20 years and are never disappointed. The staff is amazing and the food is incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food is always good! Great food and excellent service our go to restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Noise was excessive. Party of 8 only drank and created distraction by being very loud and boisterous. Restaurant is vey small staff could have seated this party in a less central location. Staff paid little or no attention to other patrons. Definitely not up to previous visits

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food at the restaurant was great however it was very dark with two overhead lights being out, so dark we could not read the menu without a flashlight. There was a larger group which was extremely noisy in the small space causing our visit with relatives to be very difficult. Even tho the food was good along with the service I would not recommend this restaurant if you are intent on having a visit with companions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our meal was very good. From the moment we walked in we were greeted warmly. Our server, Dinne, was great. We were the last ones to leave and at no time did we feel rushed. Highly recommend La Brezza. The food is as good as ever!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food and service. Quaint location and parking available.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was an exquisite dining experience. The service was top notch. Every bite of pasta was mouth watering. The Caesar salad is the best I’ve ever tasted. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service were wonderful! Open Table said there were no tables available at the time we first selected, but the restaurant didn’t fill up. Think it’s an Open Table problem that is hurting reservations - i’ll Call resto directly next time

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Friendly people; the owner took her time to talk to the patrons which added a personal touch to the dining experience. The eggnog cheesecake was to die for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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