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Cardinale

4.8
4.8
906 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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Booked 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 11:30-11:30 Saturday 4:00-11:30

  • Phone number

    (403) 264-6046

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steven Dowdell

  • Private party facilities

    Cardinale is perfect for all types of events from intimate family gatherings to weddings to corporate events of all types. Private & semi-private rooms, both indoors & outdoors, that can be laid out to accommodate parties of all sizes as well as a variety of menus to fit all tastes and budgets.

  • Private party contact

    Jared Kichula: (403) 714-2090

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    3rd Street SE

  • Parking details

    Parking is located on the North-west corner of 12th Avenue & 3rd Street SE just kitty corner to the restaurant. We offer free parking while you dine at the restaurant. Due to parking restrictions in the area we request that you don't leave your vehicle in our spots after you leave the restaurant so our guests coming after you have somewhere to park.<br />

  • Public transit

    One block North-East of the Victoria Park - Stampede station. <br /><br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Menu

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What 906 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Italian

  • Calgary

    Best Value

  • Calgary

    Italian

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  1. FT

    FrankT

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent authentic Italian fare. My go to for Italian

  2. JM

    JadeM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere! Would defiantly recommend.

  3. S

    Scott

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Great food, staff is always knowledgeable and helpful. It’s my favourite place to get pasta in Calgary!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Playoff hockey

  5. KW

    KohlW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hannah was amazing and gave us great recommendations, amazing food and drinks !!

  6. F

    Firebird

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and beverage menu. It was so nice of them to check what are plans for the evening were so that we could have time to eT and not feel rushed. Will definitely go back.

  7. P

    Phil

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent quality, service and ambiance, we will be back

  8. GH

    GregH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great staff, very accommodating. Perfect choice for pre-game dinner and drink. Good vibe, highly recommended ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  9. MW

    MiltonW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    Great meals in the past, not good at all this time. Service was very slow even though we told them we had a concert to go to, and had allowed 1hr, 45 min. After one hour, 30 min still waiting for meal. Wines and applies were delicious as always, but the meal was not good. Way too salty and a couple of dishes were skimpy. I can only hope there were new staff serving and in the kitchen, and that it will be better when we go back which won't be for quite awhile. We do like this restaurant and would be sorry if the slide downhill was more than a one off.

  10. NL

    NatalyaL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great wine selection! Menu is small but obviously perfected because our food was amazing. Staff was the best, very inviting. Lighting was chefs kiss

  11. SF

    ShannonF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Was a great dinner with a friend. Enjoyed sitting at the bar, however , was a little tight right next to where the servers pick up their drink orders. Probably should not have the extra set at that end. Really enjoyed the staff, very friendly and welcoming. Food was very good, a bit pricey for the portion size. Especially the burrata salad. Although amazing to eat.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Visiting from Dallas. Great food and service!

  13. C

    Conrad

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is fantastic and the food delicious.

  14. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious, cocktails delightful, staff friendly and helpful; ambience warm. I very much enjoyed my dining experience and I will be returning with friends

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing! One of the best meals I’ve had in recent memory; everything we ate was delicious! Live a little and save room for the Tiramisu!

  16. NB

    NinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic. I come here all the time and I tell anyone visiting town to go there.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Randy was a great server

  18. AM

    AmberM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great spot. Went for a pre-game meal and it did not disappoint!

  19. CL

    CalL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always good. Randy, our waiter, did a great job.

  20. RK

    RebeccaK

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went there for a birthday. The food was delicious, the service attentive and friendly. The only (small) downside was a larger group seated at a nearby table who were fairly loud, but we still had a great time. Would definitely go back.

  21. TS

    TerrenceS

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Calimari was very good. Generous portions. Lasagna and squid ink pasta was good.

  22. MM

    MnMyyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really exceptional meal last night. From the burrata to the zuppe di cozze!!

  23. SS

    SueS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What an amazing service experience, so professional. Highly recommend

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go to Cardinale regularly and they are predictably good, very good Italian wine list, knowledgeable and friendly.

  25. AB

    AmanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time. They were very accommodating! Thank you!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waiter was amazing and so nice, the food, yummy!! I’ll be back!!

  27. s

    snow1984

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was great. We went before the flames game and it was perfect. Will definitely go back.

  28. OG

    OldGoalie33

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The BEST place for unpretentious fabulous Italian. Superb wine list.

  29. m

    memorableoutings

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    It is just ok, super noisy and tables jammed in, casual to a fault, good service and food, overall good.

  30. AG

    AmyG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant we ate at during our stay in Calgary. Food was absolutely outstanding! Drinks were excellent, and servers were wonderful. Top notch Italian!

  31. YY

    YYCStory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our group goes out for meals weekly to try different places around the city. Cardinal is the best Italian any of us have had. The staff were very knowledge and hilarious to chat with. The food was the best Italian for that price anywhere in Calgary. Overall was a great experience, I’d love to know what the butter they serve the focaccia bread with is! Definitely would go back for a group meal or a date night.

  32. B

    Brittanyo

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food and service! Would definitely come to Calgary again for this place🙂.

  33. T

    Trela

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    The space is very lovely and our server Hannah was very polite and sweet. We had cocktails to start and they were very underwhelming, nothing remarkable about them . We shared the carne curdo , prosciutto and the burrata. The Carne was Smokey and I’m not too sure why , the smoke didn’t add anything to the dish if anything it masked the flavour of the meat , the prosciutto was very basic , equivalent to grocery store prosciutto. The burrata was fine , just fine . The food wasn’t bad it just wasn’t remarkable . The music seemed like an odd choice . It was very loud and didn’t match the space at all, it was more what you’d expect to hear in a crowded sports bar. Our server Hannah was great , all the staff in fact were polite and well dressed / groomed . We won’t be returning to cardinale simply because we didn’t see the value .

  34. RK

    RobiK

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    It was a busy hockey game night but the food was very good.

  35. SH

    ShaunaH

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very outstanding food had by all in our party, especially the calamari. It was busy there so glad we had a reservation. Cocktail menu is fun and has great choices. Will definitely be back!

  36. SR

    StacyR

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Gnocchi was gummy. Service was inconsistent. Placed a drink order and was almost finished with meal before it came. Waiters seemed nice but appeared “slammed”.

  37. EW

    ElaineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, service was great. Will definitely be back!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Food, Drinks and Service.

  39. C

    Copelan

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was incredible!! We went before the flames game and it got pretty busy, but it was still a great ambiance!

  40. ME

    MarkE

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had a very nice dinner. The room was a little loud but that’s the clientele at the time. Excellent service. Food was delicious.

FAQs

Cardinale does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Cardinale is rated 4.8 stars by 906 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for Cardinale

401 - 12 Av SE Calgary, AB T2G 1A5

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd Street SE

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 11:30-11:30 Saturday 4:00-11:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is located on the North-west corner of 12th Avenue & 3rd Street SE just kitty corner to the restaurant. We offer free parking while you dine at the restaurant. Due to parking restrictions in the area we request that you don't leave your vehicle in our spots after you leave the restaurant so our guests coming after you have somewhere to park.<br />

  • Public transit

    One block North-East of the Victoria Park - Stampede station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steven Dowdell

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 264-6046

  • Private party facilities

    Cardinale is perfect for all types of events from intimate family gatherings to weddings to corporate events of all types. Private & semi-private rooms, both indoors & outdoors, that can be laid out to accommodate parties of all sizes as well as a variety of menus to fit all tastes and budgets.

  • Private party contact

    Jared Kichula: (403) 714-2090

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