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Centini Restaurant, Calgary, AB

Centini Restaurant

4.5
4.5
488 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
A warm welcome awaits at this iconic Italian restaurant in downtown Calgary. Consistently well-executed food and relaxed, professional service rule in this contemporary dining room. Daily fish deliveries, hand made fresh pasta, an in-house bakery and attention to the nuances of authentic Italian cuisine abound on the large menu. The sleek dining room is complemented by additional rooms that can be closed off for privacy.

An online store for takeout and delivery is open on www.centini.com. The restaurant also offers a catering menu for home or office delivery.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 269-1600 ext. 0

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Our full lunch and dinner menus are available for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. We are on several delivery services and encourage guests desiring delivery to use our own store at www.centini.com. We offer delivery throughout Calgary. Thank you and we hope to be of service to you in these difficult times. Chevonne Centini

  • Private party facilities

    Centini is a stunning location for private events. Overlooking the Glenbow Museum and 1st Street SE, the stylish and elegant space is adorned with an extensive collection of contemporary Canadian art, fine furnishings and tableware, and offers the flexibility to accommodate groups of all sizes.

  • Private party contact

    Chevonne Miller-Centini, Owner, Centini: (403) 269-1605

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    1st Street SE (McLeod Trail S) & Stephen Avenue

  • Parking details

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge encourages parking at Telus Convention Center. However, as of June 2020, this lot is closed. We are recommending Indigo Lot #209 on Centre Street with the entrance just south of 7th Avenue. It is a short walk from this lot, past the Hyatt Hotel to the restaurant (2-3 minutes).

  • Public transit

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge is located 1 block south of the LRT stop on the corner of 1st S.E. and 7th Avenue. and has multiple bus stations in close proximity.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. j

    jayro

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dope service. Great food.
  2. BB

    BrettB

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    food was just okay and the service wasn't great. had to ask several times for the waitress to refill wine from the decanter she left away from the table. took a while to get drinks but food came fairly quickly
  3. SA

    ShelleyA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Not one of the six of us felt that the the quality of their meal was good. We are used to high end dining and this meal was definitely not in that category. One entree arrived after everyone else was finished. That meal really should have been complimentary. We do not want to hold the waiter responsible - he seemed a bit inexperienced and he’ll get the hang of it with some training. The restaurant itself is lovely but there is a disconnect between the ambience and the food.
  4. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Centini is consistently delicious with great service. Would always recommend and will return.
  5. CH

    ClaudiaH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was friendly even though we were late for our reservation. The food was very good. Definitely want to go back when we are not rushed for time.
  6. DB

    DonnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Centini for the first time and the experience was wonderful. We sat right in front of the kitchen and thoroughly enjoyed watching the chefs at their finest. We shared the escargot to start, which was amazing. I had the veal tortellini which was rich and full of flavor and W had the white linguine vongole. It was full of clams and a very large portion that he could not finish it and had the leftovers the next day. Our server was Bec and it was her first day and we couldn't have asked for better service. We highly recommend Centini and can't wait for our next visit!!
  7. TP

    TomP

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Good atmosphere. Nothing outstanding.Solid 4 out of 5.
  8. AL

    AllenL

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our dinner experience at Centini was very good. The service and the food were very good and the restaurant decor was pleasant. They were pretty full with 3 large parties but we had no problem having a conversation without raising our voice.
  9. LN

    LNnn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and ideal for Business conversations.
  10. S

    Sam1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I went to Centini for a late lunch and as we were the only customers it was odd we were seated in the back corner. I would have expected a better table, however, the service and food overall were good.
  11. KW

    KenW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere...exceeded by a superb menu with great food choices. Service was excellent.
  12. A

    Anonymous

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Pretty disappointed with our server for our meal. He was unprofessional and really took away from the delicious food that we enjoyed.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good but pricey. The waiter was new and did not seem to know that a steak knife should be set for the red meat not fish service.
  14. R

    Raha

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was perfect and the service outstanding. Overall a very pleasant experience. Thank you
  15. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was having a business lunch with several different people scheduled to attend…various issues impacted arrival and departure times for the various guests but the staff managed it all without a hitch.
  16. L

    Littlewally

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was great and the restaurant was very attractive. We could speak and hear each other. Great evening, will go back for sure
  17. N

    Nichole

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brooke was our server, absolutely fantastic and attentive to our needs and questions. Not only that, she allowed us to attend our other evening event and kept our wine and coats in coat check for us. An amazing atmosphere, wine list and of course the food was second to none. I will definitely be back to Centini! Nichole Windblad Director, Producer and Owner Art Market Inc.
  18. A

    Aquasnt

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food Great service Sana kept us on time as we theatre tickets. We will return
  19. IP

    IanP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. It was a delightful evening.
  20. CM

    ChrisM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tom our waiter was excellent. The timing of the food delivery was perfect. The wine selection paired perfectly with the food and was priced at the lower end of the menu. The food as usual was excellent. My wife loves Sea Bass, although it is no longer on the main menu it was the special. The sea food is always cooked perfect. The scallops and seafood linguini we also spot on. We did miss the short rib ravioli that is no longer on the menu. Table was little close to the kitchen as both of the larger dining areas were occupied by larger groups, so we did not get our usual table.
  21. LB

    LonaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place. Will absolutely be back to try more amazing dishes
  22. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Top Notch Service! Highly recommend!
  23. RT

    RobertT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food but the wine list is pretty expensive. Very few wines under $100 and most over $150.
  24. AM

    AmberM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Centini's food and service are always top notch. We chose them to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. Excellent service, delicious, high quality food, and a calm and relaxed ambiance. Fantastic evening.
  25. H

    Holodny

    Calgary

    318 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    318 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food with professional table service. OK value for quality of the meal.
  26. CF

    CarlaF

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was delicious, but my portion for a lunch meal was too large.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were only there for appetizers because we were attending a show at the Jack Singer. This caught the waiter by surprise, but he attended to us very well. The food was delicious, a little pricey, but very good.
  28. CF

    CathyF

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous evening food & service Cannot wait to return
  29. GB

    GlennB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food of course, outstanding server, cant recall his name but I feel he is Russian?... very attentive and such a warm soul. 👍🏻
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to share a bottle of wine and fine dining
  31. LT

    LynnT

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was remarkable and the ambience was perfect. We will definitely be back.
  32. RP

    RitaP

    Calgary

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The six of us celebrating a 50th birthday. The same group, only larger, had gone for my birthday. We received free desserts. This time we did not. Perhaps I had to ask? For my birthday the waiter volunteered. I did mention we were celebrating a birthday.
  33. BI

    BrendaI

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were outstanding. Our serving staff was new but worked very hard to ensure good service and she found answers to our questions right away. The fire alarm in the building was a minor disruption in an otherwise stellar and comfortable dining experience. We will be back often!
  34. P

    Purelight

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Old school restaurant that has been around for years, so tried to support them. The service was decent, but the food and wine was really disappointing - average at best.
  35. j

    jennifert

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The food and atmosphere was great. However, we found our server abrupt and rude. Also, percentage tip option started at 18% which I thought was high given our servers attitude.
  36. t

    tonys

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    no complaints or suggestions. Excellent as always ...
  37. C

    Classic

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before an evening at the theatre Calgary. Food, service and atmosphere was great and they had is out in a timely manner.
  38. LP

    LeslieP

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not as good as I remember from past occasions at Centini. Our mains were delayed and then when they arrived they not hot, barely warm. Not the greatest value as I expect more for the money.

    Centini RestaurantResponded on September 26, 2022We are sorry for the warm dishes. We are having a draft problem with the AC that the Convention centre controls. We are working very hard to rectify the problem. We realize that it is a serious problem. It shall be fixed by the end of today. Fabio Centini Please contact me.

  39. LL

    LadyL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, a gem of a waiter!!! Will definitely return and have recommended already
  40. S

    Syrley

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    When I want a great dining experience, I go to Centini's, where I know I will get it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Centini Restaurant using the Order Online button. Centini Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Centini Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 269-1600 ext. 0.

Centini Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 488 OpenTable diners.

Centini Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Centini Restaurant

160 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Street SE (McLeod Trail S) & Stephen Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge encourages parking at Telus Convention Center. However, as of June 2020, this lot is closed. We are recommending Indigo Lot #209 on Centre Street with the entrance just south of 7th Avenue. It is a short walk from this lot, past the Hyatt Hotel to the restaurant (2-3 minutes).

  • Public transit

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge is located 1 block south of the LRT stop on the corner of 1st S.E. and 7th Avenue. and has multiple bus stations in close proximity.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 269-1600 ext. 0

  • Catering

    Our full lunch and dinner menus are available for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. We are on several delivery services and encourage guests desiring delivery to use our own store at www.centini.com. We offer delivery throughout Calgary. Thank you and we hope to be of service to you in these difficult times. Chevonne Centini

  • Private party facilities

    Centini is a stunning location for private events. Overlooking the Glenbow Museum and 1st Street SE, the stylish and elegant space is adorned with an extensive collection of contemporary Canadian art, fine furnishings and tableware, and offers the flexibility to accommodate groups of all sizes.

  • Private party contact

    Chevonne Miller-Centini, Owner, Centini: (403) 269-1605

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