Enjoy one of our signature cocktails or explore our climate controlled wine cellar.
We offer a large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, pizza and chicken dishes.
2 separate dining rooms are available for private parties from 15 people up to 65, extensive bar selections with a deep wine cellar specializing in Italian, French and Californian wines.
Proudly serving you for over 27 years!
Always consistent. Great service, great food
Great food and atmosphere!
Great overall experience! Never disappointing.
My dish wasn’t great seafood pasta but they had burnt the garlic so very bitter taste.
It was great, not our usual great, chicken was a bit dry and the food wait was a bit long. However, still my favorite restaurant. Blackened Haddock was awesome! Thanks to our waitress, due to the wait, had an extra glass of wine!!
We love the table by the window. Quiet spot. Tim, our server, was excellent! Always a great meal!
Excellent birthday dinner
They were just amazing and the food was wonderful
Great meal, great service, great ambiance and we will be back!
Classic Italian fare, very flavourful, served with attentive service and a commitment to the little details. The pasta dishes are highly recommended, and not a morsel of pizza was left on anyone's plate.
Amazing restaurant-great atmosphere and the best Italian cuisine in the city!
A great place to eat, good food service and ambience
We eat here fairly often. It is loud, especially in the large dining area. We prefer to sit on the bar side where it's a bit more intimate and quieter. Service is hit and miss...sometimes friendly, sometimes not so much, sometimes very attentive and sometimes too busy for one server at seemingly too many tables. Food is always delicious though.
Beautiful setting and ambiance decent prices too :) we bought on groupon but woukd def go back :)
This is a great restaurant with food that is consistently well prepared, and the service is terrific. It is a great place to take a date, or your family for an elegant evening out.
Enjoyed our evening and meal at Cafe Chianti. The wine, food, and service were wonderful! My boyfriend and I felt we had an intimate yet relaxed and private setting as we were given the option to sit by the window next to the bar. This made for a perfect date night! The highback chairs were classy and comfortable. Highly recommend the lobster ravioli. It was to die for!
Nice dining experience.
We had a very nice meal. We always enjoy the ambiance at Cafe Chianti.
Great atmosphere, full restaurant on a Saturday night. Tasty drinks, and delicious food. Welcoming staff
Incredible food, wonderful staff. Quite close quarters with little room between tables, so it feels crowded and loud
We have been to Café Chianti a few times now and it hasn't disappointed us yet. Our food was excellent as was the service. We enjoy going to Café Chianti and will definitely return again.
Enjoyed the food, had a great night, always do there!
Great service been there a few times. My wife and I both had steak hers was great but mine had a lot of grizzle but was still good. Look forward to going for another meal there.
It was Valentine Day so naturally busy. Due to traffic problems, we thought we would be late so we called ahead; they said a few patrons were in the same boat and thanked us for the call. We got there about 5 min late and were immediately shown to our table. Service and recommendations were great; prix fixe menu was a little rich but seemed a good value for what was on offer. Would totally recommend Cafe Chianti, especially for a special meal or anniversary.
My favourite restaurant in HRM. The food is delicious, service outstanding!
Great food and staff
Service was excellent and food was delicious. I had the halibut and substited their cream based sauce with a lovely salsa that the server suggested when I told her I couldn’t have cream. We will definitely return.
Our server was very courteous, the atmosphere was very relaxed and the food was amazing!!! Our table was ready for us when we arrived for our reservation.
Amazing food & great service!
We made a reservation for our entire extended family on Christmas Eve and received a confirmation email only to be left with no place to eat on Christmas Eve because the restaurant was closed!! !
Food was absolutely delicious. Amazing service with a quiet and intimate atmosphere
The food is delicious. Mussels, scallops, halibut...great seafood, great accompanying risotto (both mushroom and lobster).
I would definitely recommend Café Chianti and will go back when I'm in Halifax. My meal was delicious and the ambiance was lovely.
My main complaint was your customer service was not great. Had to call on a server three times. The servers appeared to be run off their feet so I’m not blaming them. You definitely more staff to keep up with busy times. We all felt neglected. Took almost an hour just to be served our beverages. Had it not been for our reservation/Christmas dinner we would not have stayed.
Christie our server is always excellent. The food was really good. I had the seafood linguine, as per Christines recommendation and she did not steer me wrong.
Classy interior, great service, and delicious food. Cape Breton seafood chowder is highly recommended
The restaurant is one of my favourite places to eat. I dined in the restaurant three nights in a row and had something different to eat each night. Excellent service. Looking forward to eating in the restaurant some time in August of next year. I hope lobster bisque is still on the menu!
All members of our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, cuisine and excellent service. I had the seafood chowder followed by the pan seared scallops. Others in our party enjoyed their selection.
Another fantastic meal. My suggestion is to get a cup of the seafood chowder if you plan on having it as a starter. It’s plenty and a bowl is a meal to itself !
Pizza is delicious and our server was very friendly and attentive.
Cafe Chianti is a restaurant in Halifax that has been around for decades. In its new location on Barrington St, it has maintained its excellent level of service and consistently delicious food. While it is prices are not low, you still feel you get value for your money, which is hard for any restaurant to achieve. We have dined all over the world, in every type of restaurant, at many different price levels, and we still feel Cafe Chianti surpasses many of these experiences. Its staff is well trained, and very professional. We will continue to dine there when we want a special experience, and a wonderful meal. Bravo to this iconic Halifax restaurant for maintaining excellence when many of its competitors are simply maintaining only a mediocre level of service and food, and are rarely consistent from visit to visit.
Cafe Chianti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Cafe Chianti is rated 4.7 stars by 885 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.