Cardinale

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CAN$30 and under
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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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4.6
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EarlC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular destination for us, food is always great and the atmosphere is fantastic

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foodygoo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We were seated in a small room shared with a birthday party. In the time of COVID, we felt very uncomfortable, as friends were walking around and visiting without masks. Claudia, our waitress, was so helpful and understanding as she found us a new table. The team was great to help us, but I wish the situation was avoided in the first place (how could that group make such a large reservation?). The whole restaurant felt very crowded and I probably won’t be dining in while COVID measures are in place. (The food is absolutely fantastic though!)

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PatrickM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and fresh food
I highly recommend .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our experience at Cardinals was exceptional! The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is incredibly personable. For appetizers, we ordered the calamari and the broccolini dish. The calamari was some of the best we’ve had and was very unique. The broccolini was very tasty as well and came in a fragrant sauce. We ordered the linguini as an entree to share. The staff was very accommodating to diet requests. Overall, we had a lovely time! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for 1/2 pasta after 9pm and holy it was incredible. The Linguine Carbonara was to die for. We also got the Mafalda but I personally wasn’t the biggest fan because i don’t like onions but everyone else liked it! Our server also recommended the calamari which was a little unique compared to other calamari I’ve had but I would order it again! All the drinks were also hand crafted to perfection. I think this place is a little overlooked and would highly recommend to anyone to check it out!

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daily special was amazing flavor and cooked perfectly (beef cheeks with roasted veggies). Menu was very limited (due to Covid I believe) but food and our waitress Jennifer were great.

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vipbrunch
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the calamari which was soooo good, more like slabs of squid rather than rings. All of the pastas were great and they were accommodating to our food preferences (gluten free for some). Only thing is that their dessert menu is very limited so wish they had more options there. We sat on the patio and it was great. Very sheltered and cozy.

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Cait
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian restaurant. Perfect for date night.

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JohnT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the atmosphere is fun and energetic. Great Italian food!

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FrancoN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food and great atmosphere. Our server seemingly disappeared a few times, but overall excellent experience.

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KaitlynI
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went at 9:00 for the half price pasta! It was excellent, we will be visiting again soon. We also ordered the calimari 10/10!

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JordoLL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo delicious, felt safe dining her during the current situations and can’t beat 1/2price pasta! Definitely would recommend!

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karla
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the building itself is gorgeous and the atmosphere and ambience gives it a really good dining experience. The food was delicious but the service was even better. Our food was accidentally brought to the wrong table. Not a big deal. They were quick to bring us another one and offered free desert. We did not want the desert since we were so full from our apps and entrees but they brought it out for us anyways to take home. My friend and I that went are both servers so we were very understanding but regardless of the situation they still went out of the way to make sure we were leaving with a positive experience. Desert or not, the situation was handled very well and I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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YYCDUDE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants in the city. Incredible friendliness and attentive staff that makes you feel like family. Generosity like I have never felt anywhere else. The food is top tier; tonight I had the best calamari of my life. Bar boasts one of the best cocktail lists in the city inspired by potentially the best Italian collection of liquor in Canada. You owe it to yourself to visit this restaurant.

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Chymbo
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and location. Must go for high-quality Italian comfort food. Highly recommend the homemade focaccia and gnocchi.

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MistyF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Not worth the money and social distancing was not exactly up to par.

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vipAldwilson
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Graham and his team provided exceptional food and wine. Claudia was an outstanding server and treated us very well.

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DuncanC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! The food was prompt and incredibly delicious. Service was spot on also.

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vipOskar
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Patio is lovely and staff is fantastic ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

On calling ahead of the dinner, the manager made a commitment to me that he didn’t honor once we got there. We had a discussion and as a result the service was poor and attitude even worse. We won’t be returning or recommending any time soon.

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vipdisappointed
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s become one of my favorites. Always 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice dinner on the patio.

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vipStephanie
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from beginning to end was incredible. The server was attentive without being overbearing, and were incredibly knowledgeable on the food on the menu. First time at Cardinale and will definitely be back.

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April12
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Cardinale. Unfortunately COVID-19 has done a number on this restaurant as it was empty. The menu had been significantly reduced from what was posted online, so we were disappointed that the items we had wanted weren't available.

All that being said, the food and cocktails were delicious. The service was excellent and their patio was lovely.

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Catherine
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Mojitos were awesome as well!

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vipRick
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating with our daughter...the banter with the owners/wait staff made the evening. Laughed and laughed. Then to top that, the food was delicious and large portions (as promised by our server...it's the Italian way). Cocktails were fun and inventive. Great spot will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Cardinale. Food, cocktails, & service are always top notch. Beautiful space as well.

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MichelleB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best calamari I've ever had, delicious pasta and lovely atmosphere

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CaitlynS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and dining experience, the food NEVER disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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KelleyM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and simple food. Great for sharing. Service was great. Pasta was fresh, and delicious.

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Bunky
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The calamari was the best ever! Ordered the carbonara and broccolini...delish 😋

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BenH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were good. Server was super nice. Great place for a date.

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daria
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, waitress forgot my plate but made up for it with dessert. True customer service :)

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denise
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Would never go back. Service was appalling. Our server had the personality of a wet blanket, could have cared less. My husbands food came and it was covered in a sauce we specifically asked not to have. When they brought it back, they informed us they had “rinsed off the sauce’ WHAT? And the sauce was still on a portion of it. Too many great places in the city to bother with this one.

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vipAldwilson
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the city!

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DaleH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lasagna was killer good. Also the tomato salad. Great place for dinner.

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Didn’t fetch the servers name but she was amazing! My boyfriend and I had a great first experience and will be back !

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CindyD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cardinale has the best Italian food!! Service is incredible and we always have an amazing time here. Try the calamari - it’s to die for :)

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Cardinale is rated 4.5 stars by 560 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.