Pacini Calgary South

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Pacini's menu is a succession of dishes, each one as appetizing as another, including some truly unique and exclusive foods. With no artificial trans fats, they are naturally exceptional. There are pasta dishes for every taste, always cooked al dente, pizzas cooked according to a specific Pacini process that prevent the emergence of artificial trans fats, tender and delicious grills, and extraordinary desserts. Buon appetito!

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Sun 6:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Fri 6:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 6:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

What 53 People Are Saying
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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Calamari tasted good, just a little chewy!
Cream of carrot soup was a little bitter
Alfredo sauce was a bit too dry but tasted very good! Although the ravioli crema rosa was not a real rosé sauce! Overall it was a good experience and I would go a second time to try different options!

LH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our experience dining in. The ambiance is awesome. Excellent customer service. We enjoyed every minute hanging out there.

LG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Thought we were coming to a special occasion restaurant for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Instead it could have been a regular family restaurant - kids running around definitely took away from the atmosphere. Decor is tasteful and looks like it could be a higher end restaurant but the menu brings you back to reality. Grand finale was the dessert menu on a single plastic laminated sheet!!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

r
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good; the service, the food, the ambiance, value for money. It's likely that we'll eat at Pacini's again.

EZ
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Server did not introduce himself or tell us about the bread bar. (Luckily we’d been at the north restaurant before). He also did not bring soup out before the meal. Food was fantastic Restaurant facility is new and nicely decorated. Thanks

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for this 5 star rating despite us dropping the ball a bit on our service. We hope to welcome you back soon to our Pacini Calgary South.

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OT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were the only ones seated in the restaurant. A new couple arrived and the hostess sat them at the table right next to ours. We understand that maybe they wanted all of us to be in the same section, but it was unnecessary to have us both sit at tables right next to each other where we could clearly hear each other's conversations. We don't mind sitting next to others in a busy restaurant, but when the restaurant is empty it's not necessary. This is why we rated the ambience lower.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on November 18, 2019

We for sure agree. Thank you for this feedback. We hope we did enough to still earn a return visit :)

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L
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Love the bread bar, found the portion of cod extremely small for 27 bucks. Bottom was also soggy. The server felt bad and did a great job trying to fix it. Service was great.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thank you for the positive review despite challenges faced. We are happy to hear our server was able to rectify the issue. We hope this experience was enough to see you again at our Pacini Calgary South :)

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CM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the bread bar is a cool idea. Our server was very welcoming, efficient and very helpful with our food choices. First time visit and we will definitely go back!

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on October 26, 2019

Awesome! We look forward to having you back, thank you for the great feedback!

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AL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a nice place to get together with friends, family for a great meal ..

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on October 26, 2019

We appreciate the positive review Alison! We hope to see you again soon at our Pacini Calgary South.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Highly recommend.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on October 26, 2019

Thank you for the high recommendation. We definitely look forward to serving you again! - Pacini Calgary South Team

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Google Maps had a hard time to find. Once in the space, it was bright, the staff very friendly. The bread bar was excellent. I have never heard of tomato butter, excellent. No pressure, we had a pleasant visit.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on October 26, 2019

Being located in a new development can sometimes give trouble with GPS, but we appreciate your persistence to find us :) Thank you for the overall pleasant feedback. We invite you back anytime.

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JR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Daughters birthday, not sure if our waiter was trying to get us out as quickly as possible but we had 3 courses in and out in an hour. We started with bread bar which the kids love and our main course arrived while we were there, he brought the dessert menu halfway through the main course and the bill arrived seconds after we got our dessert. A little too pushy with all his suggestions. Been to the same restaurant in Banff and I think I’ll wait to go back to that one before I visit Pacini again

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on October 12, 2019

Sorry to hear about this John. Usually our service is on point and we for sure apologize for this situation. We hope that despite it, we will get another chance to prove that this was an exception. Kind Regards, Pacini Calgary South Team

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Ordered the chicken soup. Swelled so much into the large bowl, too many ingredients, no broth left. Sent it back. Ordered the Caesar Salad, didn’t eat that either.

The unfortunate part was the server didn’t ask if anything was ok, or up to standard. It almost seemed like she was avoiding it. Still charged for it all. Will never eat there again.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on October 12, 2019

Definitely sorry we did not live up to expectation on this occasion. We did take the soup off the bill and we did remake the salad, after this was also sent back to us. Anytime food is sent back, it means we did not fulfill our obligation to the customer. We aim to do better in the future. - Pacini Calgary South

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was fantastic and quick.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on October 6, 2019

Excellent review, short and sweet :) We hope to see you again here at our Pacini Calgary South!

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BP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was not the greatest, service was great though...

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on September 28, 2019

Sorry we did not hit the mark 100% on this occasion. We hope we did enough to get another shot here at our Pacini Calgary South :)

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was a nice evening out - great food!

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on September 21, 2019

Thank You for the kind words. We are glad you had a great evening out with us and hope to see you again. -Pacini Calgary South Team

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OC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Had a small issue with our order not being what we expected from previous times we have been there.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on September 21, 2019

Sorry to hear about this mishap on this particular visit. We hope that we can make it up to you on the next one! In any case, we are really thankful for the positive rating. -- Pacini Calgary South Team

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DP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. The ambiance is great, service was excellent, and the food was wonderful. Would definitely return!!

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on September 21, 2019

We really appreciate these 5 stars! We really look forward to welcoming you back to our Pacini Calgary South sometime soon!

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OC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an incredible dining experience for breakfast. I challenge you to test this establishment against your regular "go to" and you will be amazed. The menu is excellent, and the value is incredible. You will not be disappointed. Not to mention the service is top notch. Our server made us feel like family as she took care of our every foodie desire.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for this great review and kind words regarding our service! We welcome you back anytime, perhaps for dinner or lunch :) Pacini Calgary South Team

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TW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! We'll definitely be back!!!

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback. We really look forward to having you back at our Pacini Calgary South!

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YY
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Truly the most disappointing pasta dinner...lasagna consisted of layers of under cooked pasta sheets with little meat sauce or cheese. The cannelloni was made with under cooked pasta sheets as well and a rather bland ricotta cheese filling. Should have asked server if cannelloni was made with the traditional crespelle.
The gnocchi was hard lumps of flour dough, nothing resemblinge the soft fluffy pillows potato dumplings it should be.
Bread station has to the biggest joke ever played on diners!
The bread is the frozen cheapest grocery variety paired with unrecognizable butters out of a pail.
Only thing good was the cold Kokanee Gold priced a little steep at $9.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on August 31, 2019

Although 1 star reviews are quite damaging and we see this review to be quite harsh, we appreciate you giving an honest interpretation of your experience. We hope that if you ever come visit us again, we can do more to impress. Kind Regards, - Pacini Calgary South Team

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L
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner out with my wife. Service was great. We especially enjoyed the bread bar that was really neat and unique to try the different breads and butter's and toast them on the grill.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback Liam! We welcome you back anytime to our Pacini Calgary South!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice new restaurant to vidit

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to see you again here at the Pacini Calgary South.

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TS
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Food was not good. Cold. Congealed sauce. Store bought frozen meatballs. So disappointed.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on August 5, 2019

Terribly sorry to read about this experience. We have sent a private message and hope to learn more about how we failed in this specific instance and would love to get another chance to redeem ourselves.

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J
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing — Jocelyn was fantastic! And the ambiance is amazing as well — what a beautiful restaurant. However the food just wasn’t up to the standard that the other reviewers seem to have enjoyed. Perhaps because it was Stampede weekend and the regular cook was away??

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on July 20, 2019

Thank you for this feedback Jill. We are glad our service and atmosphere was up to standard, just so sorry the food didn't live up to expectation. We hope you will give us another try so we can prove this experience was an exception :)

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RB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fun idea with the bread table & assorted spreads.
Great idea with the appealing artist inspired menu sheet.
Caring attentive waiter. We will go
back again soon!

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on June 30, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We hope to see you again very soon here at the Pacini Calgary South.

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s say lunch. Server was great.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on June 19, 2019

Happy to hear you enjoyed Father's day with us! We hope to see you again soon at our Pacini Calgary South.

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HB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and super attentive to our needs. Food was amazing! Our kids enjoyed the bread/toast bar!

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on September 28, 2019

Always awesome to read feedback like this! We hope to welcome you again at our Pacini Calgary South.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. However, I find the portion sizes incredibly large for one person. Is there a chance to make smaller portion sizes for smaller appetites?

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on June 30, 2019

We are glad you had a lovely evening with us! We are sorry our portions are too large, please ask your server the next time you are in for some lighter appetite options :)

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TB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New restaurant in a hotel. Food was good. Service was good. Was very quite on a Sunday night, I'm sure it's busy during the week for happy hour with the businesses in the area. Will go back.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank You for the positive rating and recommendation. We look forward to seeing you here again at Pacini :)

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LP
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best service and special treatment for my friends birthday! We will be back !

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on June 12, 2019

Awesome to hear you enjoyed your birthday with us! We look forward to seeing you again here at Pacini.

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OC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most Excellent place in Calgary for breakfast!

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on June 9, 2019

We will take comments like this all day! Thank you for the great rating.

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was Tuesday morning and was very quiet.
We liked how we can toast on our own. Food was good. Like to try weekend brunch next time

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on June 9, 2019

Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to seeing you at our Pacini Calgary South for brunch :)

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CK
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great evening out with friends for dinner at Pacini. The food from the bread bar, appies, mains and desserts was very good. Our server, Angie B. was phenomenal and went above and beyond. Looking forward to going again.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on May 30, 2019

Always nice to read reviews like this. Happy to see we hit the mark on this occasion and we look forward to seeing you again here at the Pacini Calgary South!

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JD
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch and plan on returning to check it out for dinner, also could be a good spot for lunch when shopping and visiting IKEA.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on May 15, 2019

Awesome to hear you enjoyed our Mother's Day Brunch! We look forward to a future visit :) Pacini Calgary South Team

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JY
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good, not outstanding though, we got our meals before getting our appetizer. It took a while to get drinks, but more so the bar tender rather than our server who was very polite and accommodating. I would try again.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on May 15, 2019

We are sorry for not hitting the mark completely on this recent visit. We appreciate this feedback and hope we can do better next time :)

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

New menu is disappointing

CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the restaurant is a great atmosphere. The kids and grandma loved the bread bar. What made our experience so much more enjoyable was Evan T. He is a phenomenal server. Very friendly, knowledgeable, funny and attentive. We will definitely return.

Pacini Calgary South
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback and shout out to Evan! We hope to see you on future visits here at the Pacini Calgary South.

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w
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Well, sorry to say this was a real miss. So disappointed with this new place. If you want microwave-dinner quality food, this is it. You would be better off staying at home and putting something in the microwave. Totally mushy pasta and very tasteless. Big portions - yes. Extremely poor quality - yes. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. No one told us about the bread bar. We had to ask - What is that? Again, not telling your customers about the restaurant is not a good idea. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and ambiance is good. You have got to do better than that to get repeat customers.