Carino

4.8
429 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Carino is an Japanese and Italian fusion restaurant located in the Mission neighborhood in Calgary Canada. Japanese taste with Italian twist and vice versa.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 429 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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MichelleL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, went 2 days in a row cause it was soo good.

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Mesopotamia
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pros: best restaurant in calgary.

Cons: you'll go somewhere else and be like, oh i'll try this! Then you'll just wish you were eating at carino instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was interesting, the mozzarella ball things were bland. Had the 29 dollar seafood special and it was not worth the price. Had very little seafood in it and wasn’t happy with it.
Gyozagna was interesting but mediocre at best flavourwise

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KhalK
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very unique! Loved it

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vipKurtMc
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is amazingly delicious and the head server is amazing with his knowledge of food, wines and tea. By far one of my favorite places in the city to eat.!

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DarleneO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our hidden secrets! The food is always amazing, never had a bad meal. Always the best and when you leave, all you’re thinking about is when can we get back here. We have tried most of the menu and all have been delicious! If you have never done the Saturday Ramen soup, then you are really missing out.

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ColinB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carino is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is creative and delicious. Overall the restaurant is very well priced for the experience they deliver. The service is always the best, Josh specifically is fantastic. Incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about their food, wine, sake and especially tea.

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vipDaisy
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, lovely presentation. The service was exceptional.

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TerryH
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took awhile for the appy to be served. The food was outstanding and ambiance perfect. Loved the food and the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic!!! The seafood pasta special was amazing.
Great menu

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Tobo
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some dishes took a little bit longer then expected but definitely worth the wait!

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch, highly recommend to anyone who eats food. Will be going back to try every item.

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vipPJMfoodie
Calgary
112 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went back to dine in, post-COVID restrictions. They haven't lost a beat! Their curry seafood risotto and seafood pasta specials are excellent. Josh in the dining room always looks after us.

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Starnic
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They made the Japanese and Italian fusion work! Very interesting food. The appetizers were absolutely amazing. The entrees, still good, but not blown away like the early dishes. The service was truly amazing! Love the atmosphere as well.

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Aminhas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious! Great date place. The desserts are not on the menu but if you ask the server they will tell you - creme brûlée was perfect!

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BrockH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I think it would have been helpful to have another staff on to support all the people there

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to Carino many times and have never been disappointed.
We always recommend it.

They are doing an excellent job during these difficult times. They're concern for their customers is obvious.

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pikachu
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for first time visitor to Carino. They make adjustment right away after notifying server of the appetizer and they fixed the issue right away. What an amazing service they are so pleasant to deal with. The scallop risotto dish was full of flavours and it is top notch quality for this divine dish. It is an unique experience for sure with Japanese/Italian fusion crossover. Must try if you are looking for an unique experience.

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vipPinkGirlyNurse
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service!!!

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nm486
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food is definitely very interesting and different. Very much enjoyed our food. Service was a bit slow, took almost 15 minutes for a server to even come by and take our drink order!

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MeganK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, ambience, were all top notch. I’d highly recommend!

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JayL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. Josh our server was very knowledgable and gave great recommendations

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vipPJMfoodie
Calgary
112 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This is one of our favorite Calgary eateries. A true neighborhood gem. The food is exceptional and the quality is reliable; our 'go to' favorite dishes never disappoint (the "special" seafood dish, and the pescatore with curry risotto). We like the spicy tuna tartar as an appy (we recommend it) and at times have the tasting dessert (it has 3 small items that are easy to share).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food always exceeds expectation and is done in the most interesting and creative ways. This is anything other than ordinary. Taste sensation with a twist.
The selection of teas and knowledge of the waiter is the best I have experienced in the city.
If you want to have a memorable experience from the moment you walk through the door you need to make this a regular.

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GaleB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food very reasonable

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Caitlin
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are top notch! Unique concept - highly recommend the gyozagna.

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JC11
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! Super unique dishes and really good service.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for my birthday a while back because I love this place. Food was amazing but definitely understaffed and the server seemed stressed the whole night. She typed in the wrong dish which was unfortunate since it was what we were looking forward to the most but it was okay because it was still yummy. I sympathized with her as I work in the industry until one customer told his friends that his dish looked different than last time (it wasn't a negative comment.) I watched her shake her head, very rudely tell him they changed the plating and proceed to roll her eyes as she walked away. I wasn't the only one who noticed she was annoyed as the guy had to let her know that he actually liked the new plating. At the end of the meal, I was excited to have dessert but was then informed that the chef was busy and we would have to wait a while, followed by a "so no dessert?" I would've appreciated a choice but I felt pressured to say no. Overall delicious but sad that that was how my bday meal went.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an amazing dining experience. I absolutely loved the food and the service. It was an unforgettable dining experience

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vipmilesp
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back the food and service was amazing!

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Brad
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, terrific value! Great for date night.

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vipBretH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the waiter was polite, friendly and very informative and made the entire experience standout. The food was very good, and had a wide variety of flavours and was even better than anticipated.

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Lace
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, the food is incredible. The atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming but still very neat polished. Wonderful place.

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LaurAndJer
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Partner and I have been coming to Carino for about 2 years and we have never been disappointed! They have great dishes made with great ingredients. The staff have always been so kind and informative when it comes to their menu and items. I highly recommend the Gyozagna or the Spivey Duck “Nannan” Soup!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always dependable, delicious and interesting dishes

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vipCimoc
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. The seared scallops on risotto was exceptional.

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ShelleyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! Amazing food and great location.

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AdamG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great experience, our server was great. She was outgoing and suggested what we should have to drink/eat which was very appreciated. Out tea specialist was very thorough and was extremely knowledgeable on the topic of Japanese tea. It was very intriguing and the tea was worth the money spent. Overall great experience. Will definitely be coming back.

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mymai
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had their risotto special and it was so good. Lots of flavor 😋, however the salmon was a bit over done. Otherwise amazing!

FAQs

Carino does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Carino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-7668.

Carino is rated 4.8 stars by 429 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.