Pubblico Italian Kitchen

4.4
144 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Upstairs seating is available upon request based on capacity. Please leave a note for the restaurant if you wish to dine upstairs.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen offers a truly authentic Italian experience, set in a modern atmosphere designed by Paul Lavoie.

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 144 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NIKOLINA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Will be back again with my family.

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Anne
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Enjoyed our evening very much.

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Jelly
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waiter was very professional and food was outstanding

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Renbukai
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really good food! Fun environment, would definitely recommend.

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ElizabethA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very good nice decor great service delicious barata

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Breezy
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour prices were reasonable.
All of the staff, especially Grant, were very attentive and friendly.
Delicious appetizers , try the Arancini, delicious!
The performer was really great. Many people were singing along, and some dancing on the patio!
Overall we had an wonderful time and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The appetizers were amazing. Pasta was very heavy on the sauce. Pizza dough was very tough but tomato sauce was tasty. The music playing has a heavy metal station. Really took away from the experience. Server was new and didn’t have a lot of answers to our questions but she did come back with the information.

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shelinaw
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service and awesome general dining experience

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GaryH
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t wait for the upstairs patio to be open. We really enjoyed our happy hour and dinner.
Service was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All of the staff, especially David Nixon, were attentive and checked on our table regularly. Everyone was very happy and pleasant and our meal was very good.

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Pamela
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family from out of town

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is not bad, but unmemorable and soul-less. Service was good. Can-con classic rock music made for bad ambience. Expensive for what it is. Will not return.

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ManinderG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Good was delicious, service was excellent.
Will definitely go back and recommend to others.
Thank you Publico staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Patio was great! Service was amazing. Will be going back for sure.

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vipFoodie123
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately this is NOT authentic Italian. Great service though and nice enough place. But the food is not worth the price. But thanks for being friendly - good service goes a long way. Just need to work more on the taste and flavours! 👍

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your feed back. I'm sorry you feel that we do not serve Authentic Italian Cuisine.. The items on our menu come from several regions, I can assure you they are authentic. We worked hard on developing menu items from all over the 20 regions of Italy. As we move towards the third phase of reopening, it has been difficult to source some items due to Covid. Hope to see you back once everything is 100% open.

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MariaM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a fun experience at Pubblico. Great staff, amazing food, and a beautiful environment. A wonderful place to spend time with friends.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the review:) We love our restaurant.. excited for our future:)

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Rachelle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food presentation, quality, service, and overall dining experience was outstanding. Deserving of a Michelin Star!

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your review, can't wait to have you back:)

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vipGr8foodie
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overall the service felt a bit clumsy but this was day one after Covid shutdowns so we’ll see on the next go. Food was very tasty and the cocktails were outstanding. My only complaint was the Gnocchi Aragosta. The appetizers and salad were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. First Friday after third wave lockdown,place was hopping but the service was top notch. Wine was fabulous, food delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you thank you!!! we are just getting back to our regular routine.. Hopefully nice reviews like this will keep us going:)

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ManishaK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Me and my boyfriend had an amazing experience at Pubblico. Our server was very friendly and made some awesome suggestions. The food and wine was absolutely delicious and I will definitely be coming back next time I visit Calgary. I can't wait to tell my family and friends in edmonton about this restaurant. Definitely giving this place 5 stars!!!!

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vipMarco
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic patio!! Food and cocktails are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was not as pleasant as experienced before. Food was not warm, drinks were not cold. Vibes weren’t as energetic.

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PrivateReviewer
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food. Waitress was also friendly. I would definitely recommend it but it's a bit pricey

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JerrodP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my girlfriend and myself first time dining here. It was incredible. The service was topnotch and the food was amazing. Great portion sizes for what you pay for as well. We will most definitely be back!

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ToddC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Wednesday so it was 1/2 priced Wine and Pizza night. Both were great. Sat on the patio and had a great evening.

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vipCraigM
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a comfortable setting. Terrific patio. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have mixed reviews of our experience.
The start of the evening was very off-putting.
We had a reservation, through open table. The manager acted as though we did not have a reservation and that were walk ups expecting a table out of the blue. The experience was very confusing as we did have a reservation and it was showing on their reservation screen. The manager was extremely rude during what should be a greeting to the restaurant.
We had reserved a patio seat (as per the covid recommendations), we were later offered a seat inside the restaurant....
There were open tables on the patio, the manager said the tables for were reservations ( we did have a reservation) honestly felt like we were being filmed on a spoof show, kept looking for a camera.
I personally wanted to just walk away.

My friend insisted we still try it out... I complied because it was Friday and I really wanted a drink.

Our server was great, Courtney, she redeemed the night for us.

If you want to try somewhere where the management makes you feel like an inconvenience, this is your spot.
The sad part is that he has a son who works there and he has trained him to be just as rude as him.

DB
vipDeanB
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, especially the prosciutto burrata

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing, amazing service and food! Don’t wait book your reservation now

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RonG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the family for a nice dinner just before the latest COVID lockdown. The restaurant had all tables occupied and we were lucky to have reservations. We were more than pleasantly delighted by the generous portions and rich flavours. We had appetizers, pizza and the seafood pastas. Server was knowledgeable and entertaining too. Recommend Publico Italian and conveniently located

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vipBurgerlover
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as usual. Loved the burrata. Our daughter had the pizza off the kids menu and it’s really good as well. We will definitely order take out during this next shut down.

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DavidC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We used to rave about this place with the previous menu. We remembered some stand-out dishes like the goat cheese stuffed zucchini flowers and the boar ragout pasta (I think it was a ravioli).

So after coming back to Pubblico with my wife for the first time since the new menu we were excited. Having said this, we were warned by 2 other couples that Pubblico had gone downhill since the new menu. Regardless, we decided to give it a try. We noticed the menu was a lot more traditional; the menu had less flare and simpler pastas which was not necessarily a bad thing. After all, taste is king.

First course we got the pepperoni pizza. Unfortunately, the crust was just not up to par; it was cardboardy and too thick for a traditional Italian pizza. You just cannot expect to put out a good italian pizza if you don't have a brick oven.

Second course, we had the Lobster Gnocchi. Not many positive things to saw. First off, there was only a handful of gnocchi and they were absolutely swimming in sauce. "Would you like some pasta with your sauce" is what we said to each other. Unfortunately, there was lobster detritus in the sauce. Gritty lobster shell, tendon, and tons of that transparent shell that exists between the lobster meat and exterior shell. We couldn't take a bit without getting some foreign lobster grit in our mouths.

Lastly, we ordered the boar chop. Now, I'm not a stickler for service but the pasta (primi course) and the boar (secondi course) both came out at the same time. Anyone who appreciates fine italian dining knows that primi and secondi come subsequently and not at the same time. We were put off by that as our boar chop went cold as we ate our gnocchi. Anyways, the boar chop was fine. It was served with a gorgonzola demi over some vegetables. There were no complaints; everything was cooked fine but having said this, a boar chop is an easy piece of meat to make shine. This dish was too simple.

I would come again if the owners got the old chef back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. A real gem in the Marda Loop neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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MichelleK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The gnocchi was amazing! My husband loved the pizza

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a nice evening. The food was excellent!

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Allgoodintheend
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend dining at Pubblico. My girlfriend and i found the attention provided by our server Jeremy to be friendly and intuitive, getting us what we needed just as we needed it. The food was flavourful, filling and with flair. I would definitely return to soak in more of the intimate ambience that this establishment has to offer. Great date choice!

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GaryM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, timely delivery of courses from kitchen, manager checks with the clients and cares about you experience

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winegal
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed at Pubbico. Food and service ALWAYS excellent.
We went on a Wed. which is 1/2 price pizza night - delicious. Will be back again soon!

FAQs

Pubblico Italian Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pubblico Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 455-0753.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 144 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.