Cafe Chianti

4.7
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Relax in our cozy restaurant and indulge your inner gastronome.
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!
What 884 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Great service, great food

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JimK
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! Never disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My dish wasn’t great seafood pasta but they had burnt the garlic so very bitter taste.

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MichelleC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!!

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Cakes99
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the table by the window. Quiet spot. Tim, our server, was excellent! Always a great meal!

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WRFG
Atlantic Canada
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner

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dksci29
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were just amazing and the food was wonderful

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TheBigFizz
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, great ambiance and we will be back!

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ABAinNS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant-great atmosphere and the best Italian cuisine in the city!

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AkbarKhan
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat, good food service and ambience

BW
BeeWebb
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and ambiance decent prices too :) we bought on groupon but woukd def go back :)

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Kathy
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShandaG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RichL
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining experience.

BD
BepD
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal. We always enjoy the ambiance at Cafe Chianti.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, full restaurant on a Saturday night. Tasty drinks, and delicious food. Welcoming staff

JM
JackM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible food, wonderful staff. Quite close quarters with little room between tables, so it feels crowded and loud

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MartinM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MichelleC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, had a great night, always do there!

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WayneG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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KevinF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HeatherC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in HRM. The food is delicious, service outstanding!

HW
HeatherW
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AnnaKayC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & great service!

NM
NicoleM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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!! !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Amazing service with a quiet and intimate atmosphere

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vipRobD
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is delicious. Mussels, scallops, halibut...great seafood, great accompanying risotto (both mushroom and lobster).
Thanks.

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JackieL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I would definitely recommend Café Chianti and will go back when I'm in Halifax. My meal was delicious and the ambiance was lovely.

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CClarke
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipHungrygak
Edmonton
121 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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ChrisM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy interior, great service, and delicious food. Cape Breton seafood chowder is highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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okcdiner
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NoelF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
Great place.

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Kathy
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just as I remembered! Great food, service and atmosphere. Our waiter was fun and engaging but wasn't in your face. Lovely meal with our Scottish cousins. Thank you.

FAQs

Cafe Chianti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cafe Chianti is rated 4.7 stars by 884 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.