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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:00 PM
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Cardinale

4.4
109 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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Cardinale - An Italian Joint is located in Victoria Park. Hand-crafted cocktail, fresh pasta, locally sourced meats & produce paired with fine wine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11:30-11:30
Saturday 4:00-11:30

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Phone number
(403) 264-6046
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Steven Dowdell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Street SE
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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.
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Public transit
One block North-East of the Victoria Park - Stampede station.

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Special events & promotions
For information on our private dining spaces please view our website at www.cardinale.ca or we can be reached by email at info@cardinale.ca.

Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 109 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was great! I am disappointed that you charge for bread, in my opinion this should be free especially when paying high amounts for smaller portions of pasta.

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topherdunlap 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I've been to Cardinale a few times now for work lunches. I would highly recommend it to anyone for business, a date or a pre-game dinner. The room was a bit cold on this visit but this doesn't seem to be normal. It is February in Calgary after all.

The food was excellent & the service was very good. I'll certainly be back and will recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had dinner here after the Flames game. It was not a full restaurant, but the food didn’t disappoint! Not our first time here, but is always good! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food, the food, the food! Everyone at the table gave fave raves, and we’ll all be back. Service on a busy game night was excellent, and the Suspiria cocktails kept us laughing!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's day dinner. Good 4 course meal. At one point the music was really loud but they turned it down later in the night. Food tastes great, portions a bit small

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warrenJ (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was mediocre. Service was attentive and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Although the food tasted delicious, it was not served hot.

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vipValuemaybenot (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This was my third visit to Cardinale, but the first for dinner. The ambiance is fantastic and the convenience speaks for itself if you are attending an event at Stampede Park or the Scotiabank Saddledome. The food was delicious, but I cannot get past the value question. Having visited Italy three times in the last two years, Cardinale is failing on "authentic" by charging $6 for bread. Every restaurant in Italy makes bread an essential - and included - part of the meal. At $24 for every pasta, it is definitely at the top end. While I can understand the price point for the linguine with seafood which two of my dining companions enjoyed, my noodles with tomato sauce did not warrant this level. It left me asking if the one-price-for-all concept was just for the convenience of the staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall the evening was great. Had some drunks to start and a bottle of wine with dinner. Started with a sampling of 3 starters and shared 2 pasta dishes before dessert. Service was great. Could be the best I've seen in a couple years in Calgary. Worth taking a Chance, you won't be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service as always. Really liked the new design. Congrats Jared, Aja, Graham and Steve!

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JennB (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Panacotta for dessert was the highlight! Delicious lunch, comfy tables and great service.

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Hockeyfan (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good but quite pricey and menu is pretty limited

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Adrienne (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a business meal here and the ingredients of the food had potential but it didn't come out hot and didn't seem fresh. It tasted bland and as if they had pre-made it the day before and slapped it together. My colleague and I were left disappointed and the restaurant offered to remove one dish off of our bill after we paid. It was awkward and we didn't accept the refund as they said for us to come back another time and have a meal on them which is super sweet but why would we come back even if free? They used to have great food here and now I am not sure I want to go back.

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CatGM (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful service and excellent cuisine! Everyone was very knowledgeable about wines to pair with our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

As good as I remember

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vipMisterFoodieGuy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Service, food and experience were all very good. I’ll be back!

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Jlydia (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was awesome! Had a group booking there and they took great care of us! We all enjoyed our food and the cozy enviroment. Cocktails were also unique and delicious!

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ChrisVu (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Can't say enough good things about the attention to detail /service at cardinale. I was planning a suprise birthday dinner for the wife, and Graham and his team went above and beyond to accommodate the 18 person group. I had to make adjustments to the reservation, and the team was helpful every time (calling me back to verify/clarify/confirm). The service for the large group was top notch, wait time for food was minimal and well timed. They will serve and cut cakes for a fee, but the service accompanied with the fee is well worth it. Would absolutely come back.

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experiencingLifeTogether (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

My wife and I almost had the whole place to ourselves since we had an early lunch date

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