Cardinale

4.7
622 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Cardinale - An Italian Joint located in Victoria Park. Hand-crafted cocktail, fresh pasta, locally sourced meats & produce paired with fine wine.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Natorti
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the service was outstanding. Food was so tasty! Would recommend. Best food in Calgary I’ve had.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in the city. Staff there always a good time and quick to help.

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JulieG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Amazing food! Six stars if I could!!!

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MelaniaA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was amazing till the end , our server saw the number on our bill , we ordered an appitizer and 3 pastas . As it was happy hour on pasta they were 50 percent off: he told us that he shouldnt have let us in . We gave him a good tip , over 25 percent . So basically a tip on the price it would have been full price . That was sad , it was a nice evening till then , it really put me off .

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vipMeghanG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mortadella and calamari 👌🏻

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vipGail
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great last dinner out before the inside dining restriction start again. You can never go wrong with any of the pasta dishes!
Highly recommend!

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vipLinnea
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food and drinks. Our waiter was fun, quick and not intrusive. Had the best martinis, pasta and salad. Everything was great but it’s not a cheap night out. For 4 people, two who shared an appetizer and entree the bill was $600 and that’s two bottles of wine.

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vipAmandaH
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cardinale is one of my favourite spots. The food is fantastic, the room is cozy and the team goes above and beyond to make my dining experience memorable. It always feels like I’m dining with friends regardless if I’m there socially, for business or on my own.

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MichaelC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, wonderful food, great atmosphere. Exceptional experience. If you're looking for amazing Italian food, Cardinale's is the place to go.

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ChristyS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local authentic Italian cuisine with amazing service. More importantly they had amazing gluten free options and it was the first time my husband as been able to eat out for Italian and loved every bite of it. It was priceless for us and we will definitely be back.

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SarahD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was really looking forward to eating here. That being said, it is overpriced and simply not worth it. The lasagna I had was subpar, mostly tasteless. My boyfriend’s tiramisu also wasn’t the greatest. What bothered me though was that our waiter didn’t seem to have a lot of knowledge of the menu. He told us the beer we ordered was $9, when in fact it was $12. Asides from that, the menu said the tiramisu was $9 when in fact, we got charged $10 for it. I also knew from following the restaurant on social media that pasta is 50% off after 9 pm (we went at 9:30 pm because of this), and no one mentioned it to us at anytime. Had I not known from social media, I would not have known at all. Normally when you go to a restaurant, the first thing they do is mention their specials at the moment. This was not the case here. Based on our experience, I feel like this place just wants people’s money, and not in a transparent way. It is also not worth it (taste-wise). Won’t go again.

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PastaLover
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Half-priced pasta after 9 pm daily, good value.

The seafood pasta and the Lasagna are my favorites.

Weekends are busy there, reservation is highly recommended!

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BOPO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food, Service was above average and lots of drinks and wine selection.

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PriyaK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! We went for my partners 30th birthday and it was really magical! Graham gave us incredible service. We got him to order our wine and food for us, he knocked it out of the park. The veal and tiramisu were huge stand outs for us. The value was fantastic for the quality of food we received. I genuinely would have paid more for the experience we got. Ask the team about their amaro selection after dinner - it was the perfect way to end our meal. I could not recommend Cardinale enough.

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vipKyleW
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing. Service was great. Would always recommend.

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JohnT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice room and terrific meal and service. Nice atmosphere and crowd

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vipSheppie
Calgary
223 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing night! Fantastic food, service and ambience.

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JasonR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food wine both very good .wood go back for sure. Can't wait till restrictions are lifted

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vipAldwilson
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while but glad we returned. New menu items were excellent and Graham provided exceptional service and food suggestions as always. SENSATIONAL

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MelanieK
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful evening. Our server had specials and offered thoughtful suggestions for us to try.
A great evening, comfortable, relaxed and excellent quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine! Out of six dishes tried, we loved the meatballs and squid ink pasta the most. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and fun! We will definitely be dining there again.

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Narnies
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall food was underwhelming. Very salty and one note of flavour.

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vipStarrtanis
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graham was amazing!! Food was great! Will be back soon!

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AnnaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite Italian spot! Service/Food/Wine is all great!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good and tasty.

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SandyN
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time at Cardinale the other night. Our server was so friendly and helpful. The food was amazing as per usual:-)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was extremely lovely! Food is well made with amazing flavour! I would highly recommend bringing friends here for some delicious Italian food (:

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DustinC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Food was awesome, server was friendly and personable.

Will literally be there all the time

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was very good but server was very quiet.

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Fro95
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Came back for a second time because of the delicious pasta. Food is very filling and portion size is just perfect. Will be frequenting this place and recommend to all locals!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience!!! The food was so delicious,,,we love it ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cardinale! The staff is always amazing, the food is always on point, and Graham mixes one of the best Negroni’s in the city. It’s always at the top of my list for a place to go for a night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant good food, we would pick something with more variety on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service and food were excellent!

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SamL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Graham and his team helped us have the perfect intimate evening. Great food and drinks and the perfect atmosphere. Really appreciate the covid measures they’ve put in.

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cindyw
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari is amazing

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AngelaR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the kale salad, full size gnocchi and tiramisu. All were awesome, simple and traditional with good quilty ingredients

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Cardinale
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, and great value. Would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of lockdown

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CraigC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been 5 times, never dissapointed. Good for intimate dinners or groups.

FAQs

Cardinale does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Cardinale is rated 4.7 stars by 622 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.