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Carino

4.8
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402 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 402 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Caitlin
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 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
6 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
3 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!

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Raeganb
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. The duck nan ban with gnocchi is something we’ve been ordering for years. It is amazing, as well as the pan seared scallops with mushroom risotto - fantastic.

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CaroleY
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant-- inventive menu, very attentive and kind servers, great atmosphere!

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ChristinaP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible find! We had an awesome date night and were surprised and delighted by our food - from presentation to taste. I love the idea of Italian and Japanese fushion and Carino did not disappoint.

If the weather is warm get something by the window so you can enjoy a nice indoor/outdoor feel.

We will be back ... again and again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice dinner out for a hot day! The window table was really nice with cool breeze. I could just sit there and enjoy nice meals forever!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really cute place with a chill vibe! Loved that they had calpico on the menu cause it’s one of my favourite drinks. We ordered one appetizer and two dishes and it was a lot of food for my boyfriend and I. The sushi tacos were a little underwhelming, but still delicious. The duck udon however was AMAZING. Both my boyfriend and I loved it. The broth was rich but not insanely heavy, and the duck meat was falling off the bone. I’d highly recommend it. After those two came the risotto special for that day and I was really full already so I couldn’t eat much of it. There were so many flavours that just worked together and the i lira in it really gave an interesting texture.

A little pricy for me, but since it was a special date night for us, it was definitely worth it! I’d come again. :))

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MayL
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dishes - I had seafood pasta , no cream or cheese, very light and tasty. The duck confit udon soup was refreshing and not salty. The gyoza/ lasagna dish was delicious- lots of cheese and meat. My husband truly enjoyed that. The value was good overall

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MissionM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, consistent and the reason why I've remained loyal to Carino. Thanks for tge fabulous dinner.

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vipJonathan
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Twiggy went above and beyond to ensure we had the best dining experience. She recommended tremendous dishes and kept checking in on us. Highly recommend the food and would definitely come back just for the great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food and wine pairing.

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vipPJMfoodie
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Can’t miss. Menu is stellar and the preparation is outstanding. Wine and beer list is limited but what’s on there is good. Go for the mussels and frites appetizer. Their seafood special is a go to.

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vipValentine
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, courses paced very well, excellent service!

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Garlic
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and very safe for indoor dining with wide open windows and staff that were very respectful of hygiene and spacing.

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vipLisaS
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, was surprised server didn’t wear a mask.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the new space. Food was as delicious as always, we ordered the Taco Trio and Seafood Pasta. Service was fantastic and you can tell everyone there takes pride in their work. Looking forward to coming back again.

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YYYY
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Japanese Italian fusion. Lamb rack is my favorite.

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Tinssss
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece and I loved Carino! The food was so good and our waitress was nice and friendly. We will definitely be going back as there are so many other things on the menu I would love to try!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful variety of food, if you are a fan of Japanese or Italian cuisine you have to check out Carino.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going

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DarleneO
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

OMG! Why have we not discovered this place before now! Carino is a quaint little restaurant. Service was top notch and that means a call out to Erin for taking such good care of us. The food was absolutely the best surprise of all! The wine list was exceptional. Everyone in our party tried different dishes, each person thought theirs was the best! Step out of the box and try something different. Italian and Japanese Infusion, you're going to love it!

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DaveA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We don't come here enough. The chef/owner is imaginative and very efficient. I would highly recommend this restaurant (in its new space) to anyone. The new location should allow him and his staff to really expand and showcase what honest fusion cuisine can be!!
Side note: two of our staffers ate there, bookend our visit and raved about it. One was a four top with two young adults and the other was a four top of mature adults. Everyone was very impressed.
Cheers
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mghann
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magdalena and the whole crew who were working the day I went were incredible. Such wonderful, kind and attentive servers. I ordered the Kaiseki, and everything was absolutely delicious.

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ChrisMatthew
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We decided to try this restaurant based on raving reviews from friends and the public. We were disappointed although some of the dishes are quite good. The mussels appetizer has a very nice spicy tomato broth. The Agedeshi mozzarella was nice as well. The gyoza dinner on the special menu was disappointing, the dumplings were actually cold inside! The $49 steak was very ordinary and nothing special so we did not think it's a good value. The worst was the ice cream puff dessert. The puff pastry felt very old and not fresh at all!

The restaurant is also very understaffed with only 2 servers for the whole place. The servers tried very hard but they were too busy to even refill water and it was not easy to get their attention.

Overall we were not impressed but I am willing to give it another try perhaps on a less busy night.

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vipSteveS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Carino.

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CarolT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

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vipValentine
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great new location is more spacious!

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Shay
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fusion. Lots of favor and depth in each dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. The ambiance and the food were great

FAQs

Carino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-7668.

Carino is rated 4.8 stars by 402 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.