- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Overall a nice meal! Classic Italian, could maybe use a little more adventurousness.
Martin is always so kind & attentive 👍
So pleased Buffo has reopened. Such a pretty room, with a good menu and decent wines Great escape from the Mall or a nice adult choice before or after a movie.
Caesar Salad was excellent. Dressing was not loaded with garlic. Lasagna was the best I have tasted having been to many Italian restaurants. My husband had the Chicken Parm and really enjoyed. Tiramisu was excellent. Portion size was appropriate and so was the pricing for a restaurant that makes the sauce and pizza crust from scratch. No msg.
One of our favourite restaurants in Calgary. The service is always incredible and the food is consistently delicious.
I crave the amazing salads and will return time and time again!
The Manager is so friendly & helpful.. the food is so amazing 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Music loud but we appreciated the hostess spacing the guests apart and giving us a room in back (sound and social distancing). 2 of the 4 orders perfect. However, penne was not good. 2 orders of penne. 1 was an error but my guest too polite to speak up. Other than that a perfect evening. Wine (Italian) was great.
We made our second visit for Buffo’s Wednesday specials. This time we had friends with us. We all enjoyed our time together there. We enjoyed the quiet, attentive service. The food meet our expectations and was well prepared and presented. The music was considerably louder than it really needed to be. A not uncommon fault in too many restaurants.
We were very pleased with the overall dining experience and hope that the restaurant succeeds. We were there on a Saturday evening when many of the well established restaurants were fully booked, but Buffo wasn't very busy which is worrying. I hope the location (i.e. attached to the Chinook Mall) doesn't put people off. The food was excellent and the service was very good. Definitely recommended.
I had never heard of Buffo. A friend recommended it. It was great. The meal was wonderful, they made a side salad just for me the flavour of the dressing was unique and very tasty. The people was so very pleasant and helpful. Even though everyone wore a mask your could tell they were smiling. I would rate the whole experience at 115%. I will be back and will tell my friends as well. Thank you Buffo!
Caesar Dressing was salty, we reordered with dressing on the side. Otherwise food was really good.
I hate to sound like a grumpy old lady, but the music was too loud and it made conversation very difficult for a table of 4 women. We asked to have it turned down and they did lower it a bit, but not enough to help. There was also a lot of noise from the fan in the kitchen. The food was nicely presented but far too salty for our taste. The service was very friendly. We likely won’t return even though the location is good for us. Disappointing.
We had a lovely meal, with beautiful surroundings. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
Went for lunch with a coworker and the service was amazing - our server was so patient explaining their gluten free options. The gluten free bruschetta was amazing and so was the pasta. Very impressed with the overall experience! I wish I remembered the servers name so I could give her credit for being so awesome :)
Always great, and glad its back. A few of our favorite items (mussels in tomato sauce and squid ink risotto/pasta) weren't on the menu anymore. But we enjoyed the osso buco and seafood pasta along with some delicious negronis and appetizers. We'll definitely be back, and hope they bring back some of those other menu items.
My post on Facebook:
Hi my Calgary peeps. If you want an amazing Italian food experience, you must check out Buffo at Chinook Centre. Their pastas and sauces are made in-house as well as their pizzas. Wednesday is $10 pasta and half price bottles of wine, you can have a glass and a bit and take the rest home. Thursday is $10 pizza. We’ve never had a bad experience there. Before covid, lunches were packed, today only 3 tables 😢. You won’t be disappointed.
Great food, great ambiance & great service! Totally 5 stars!
The service is superb, food is great and the interior design is impeccable. You're like in an expensive restaurant in Europe!
We had the pimento penne, and both our meals were incredibly salty, almost inedibly so. Tiramisu was good though.
I love the food! All I expect from an Italian eatery (food quality, customer service, unique and memorable) are met at Buffo. It's a rare gem in SW Calgary with ample parking for those who don't like going to Downtown/17th Ave/Kensington like me.
Beautiful restaurant and friendly service. Food and cocktails were fantastic.
Great to have this gem re-opened. The food and the service were outstanding.
Looking forward for when they have a full menu again
Great service and great food.
Finally returned after various lockdowns. Pleased to say the food is still excellent and the service fantastic. Loved the calamari, lasagna and seafood pasta. I recommend this restaurant if you enjoy delicious quality food and reasonable prices. Did I say Italian food? Bliss!
Always friendly service and great food!!
Fantastic Italian food! Pasta made in house!
Perfectly spiced, you will enjoy every mouthful!
Wine selection was impressive!
An amazing house Italian red!
Date night with the hubby was exactly what we needed after a long day. We chose Buffo for its great YYC Food and Drink Experience menu and it over delivered!
We ordered the bruschetta and charred romaine. So yummy with the sweet and savoury combination of veggies and apple slaw. The brisket and gnocchi was exactly the comfort food I needed after a long day. The brisket was so flavourful and the creamy buttery gnocchi was a great compliment (we were sharing our menus). The dessert sticker toffee with warm spice was amazing and the cardamom cake was reminiscent of my grandma’s Norwegian baking. Comfort and nostalgia!
The food was amazing and the restaurant was lovely and our service was exceptional. Roxanne was friendly, warm and professional. Roxanne clearly loves being of service and it shows. What a delight!!!! Looking forward to going back to Buffo soon.
Food was ok at best, charred romaine lettuce was quite small and minimal goat cheese.
Pasta was al dente and I appreciated that.
Desert of sticky toffee pudding was ok.
I saw reviews with high ratings which is why I chose this for lunch. More surprised after my experience as I didn't think it deserved the accolades. Maybe its just me.
We came in for YYC Food and drink experience because we tried it last year and were very impressed and again this year it was a fantastic experience food and service was awesome a very great value for only 30.00. Thank you very much
Decent food overall; the decor and look was quite nice and service was adequate. Issues were more with the food and drinks. The coffee was lukewarm and bitter while the sangria tasted extremely watery.
The food itself was fine but overall lacked flavour. While not an awful experience overall, there are cheaper and tastier options for Italian all around Calgary.
The service was average, the gluten free pizza was OK and it became quite noisy the longer we stayed.
More gluten free options would be great.
It met expectations. Although I wish this sticky toffee pudding was better. I have had better so it is hard to not compare. The staff were attentive and the ambience was great. I would go back there for the staff and the ambience along. Plan to go back for Sunday dinners.
A little disappointed that we went with the YYC Food Experience menu. We would have gotten more value for less with the regular menu! Also $16 drinks are absurd. Otherwise lovely staff, cozy decor, and delicious food.
We chose the Food Expo menu which was excellent value. The strawberries and cream, however, didn’t materialize and we got cake with strawberry jam in the middle instead.
Food was mediocre at best. The desert was something that seemed to be out of a box. Disappointed.
Terrible service, very poor quality food, and very over priced for what you get
Tucked away on the 2nd floor of Sak's, and accessible from the west parkade, this is a very charming little restaurant to meet friends, or refresh yourself after shopping at the mall. The service is excellent - all servers were friendly and helpful. I must admit I have had better Italian pizza and tiramisu, but for the location and the cost, I think the menu is very good. Nice wine list, too. Comfy seating and nice decor, my group of friends and I felt welcomed right away and had a nice visit; no need to shout - just had lovely conversation and dinner. I think this is a great food option for the area and I'll definitely be back. Thanks!
Brought our nephew out for his birthday. We have been to Buffo’s before, and enjoy the ambiance, food and service. We started with calamari and buffo bread, the calamari was fantastic, the bread a bit tough. Our main course - the guys had clams on white wine sauce, which was very enjoyable, I had the pasta special- linguini carbonara- which was a bit over done. I had had this dish the previous Tuesday and it was exceptional, so I was some disappointed with the dish this time. Overall my nephew had a very pleasant experience at Buffo’s.
You can order delivery directly from Buffo Ristorante using the Order Online button. Buffo Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 351-2316.
Buffo Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.
Buffo Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.
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.