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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Calgary

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Calgary? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of French 50 Bakery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (35)
CAN$30 and under
French / Canadian
Okotoks
About the restaurant
French 50 Bakery + Artisan Pizza
***Reservations are accepted for Evening Dinner Service only***

(Brunch/breakfast is cafe style - order at the desk and we will serve your table, first come first serve).

Specializing in handmade pastries, rustic sourdough, delicious brunch, and artisan pizza dinner service.

Our bakery, cafe & restaurant is located in a 1910 refurbished home on historic Elma Street in Okotoks downtown district.

Great casual vibe, friendly service, and really good food - large three season heated patio space.

Top review
JolaH
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
A favourite place for us. Great service and outstanding food and wine
A photo of Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave restaurant
4.8
4.8 (636)
CAN$30 and under
Indian
Calgary
About the restaurant
Moti Mahal requires patrons to wear a mask upon entering the restaurant, as well as while moving about the restaurant. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

For parties 6 or larger, please call us at 403-228-9990

Top review
Ramonevip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
The food was fantastic as usual. We’ve been going to this restaurant for years. We originally would go to this restaurant and the waitresses would all be wearing Sarees and there would be a large bowl of Sen Sen by the door for people to help themselves. (Several years ago now but it was so nice). Restaurant could use a little update to attract more patrons now and maybe more candles. But the food speaks for itself, delicious!!!
A photo of La Hacienda restaurant
4.8
4.8 (104)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Tapas / Small Plates
Calgary
About the restaurant
Seek out and find 'La Hacienda', an upscale speakeasy that provides and intimate and cozy setting to enjoy signature cocktails, tapas, wine, champagne, and our signature...Tequila. Hidden in the heart of Marda Loop, this lounge is beautifully designed to create an energetic yet laid back atmosphere that allows you to have an upbeat evening with friends or a romantic date night. Receive a password, find the payphone, then find yourself warmly welcomed into an incredibly unique dining and drinking experience.
Top review
Toth
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Absolutely fantastic place to go for Tequila drinks! The mixologist was on point for each drink. The level of service was fantastic! The charcuterie board was delicious and fed 4 adults easily. I highly recommend this place and we will be back to try more drinks.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A photo of JINBAR restaurant
4.7
4.7 (503)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Korean
Downtown
About the restaurant
At JINBAR, everything revolves around showcasing our high quality, Korea-inspired food. Our carefully selected drink menu is designed to complement our complex flavour profiles. Our open kitchen and pizza bar ensure we are not keeping any secrets from you as you can see your food being prepped every step of the way. We strive to use true ingredients to create true flavours and provide you with a true experience!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
My favourite restaurant! The cocktails are all a hit. The sharing plates are so good. Chef Jinhee Lee knows what’s she’s doing and takes you along for the ride
A photo of UNA pizza + wine - Broadcast restaurant
4.7
4.7 (261)
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Aspen / Strathcona / West Springs
About the restaurant
UNA Pizza + Wine is a neighbourhood restaurant serving Californian-influenced thin-crust pizzas and food, hand-picked wines and as much local product as we can get.

For bookings of more than 6 guests please call the restaurant at (403) 453-1183 ext. 2

Please note that all reservations will be allocated 2 hours to dine with us. If your group requires more time please inform us when you are seated and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

We look forward to hosting you!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
The sangria, appies and food (pizza, gnocchi, black forest dessert) were excellent. The service was fantastic with water and wine glass refills without asking. We really enjoyed our 31st wedding anniversary dinner there. Although we were wished a happy anniversary by our waitress.which was nice, they could even increased the experience by offering a complimentary anniversary drink or dessert.
A photo of Toscana Italian Grill Mahogany restaurant
4.7
4.7 (21)
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Calgary
About the restaurant
Welcome to Toscana, a cozy family-owned restaurant where warm hospitality meets authentic Italian flavours. Our inviting atmosphere sets the stage for memorable gatherings with friends and family. Start your experience with handcrafted cocktails in our lounge area, then indulge in a taste of Italy in our elegant dining room. At Toscana, we invite you to savour every moment and every bite as we welcome you into our culinary family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Adam our waiter was excellent. Knowledgeable on what wine pairings to each meal. He was kind and patient with the kids.
A photo of Toscana & Greek Next Door restaurant
4.6
4.6 (768)
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Calgary
About the restaurant
We are your little taste of Italy! We dedicate ourselves everyday in preparing fresh seasonal ingredients and creating homemade dishes to give you the highest quality Italian food in a cozy environment. Toscana is the perfect venue for any occasion. We have semi-private rooms that can accommodate up to 140 people. We also cater and offer delivery for large home or office parties!
Top review
Linda
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
We love this restaurant and brought our out of town guests there, and, once again, we had a wonderful dining experience.
A photo of Moxies - Shawnessy - Test Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (313)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Calgary
About the restaurant
At Moxies we love to keep things fresh, that’s why we’re shaking things up at our Shawnessy location with the introduction of our first-ever Test Kitchen.

We’re embarking on an all-new culinary adventure and we want your input as we test all-new plates and re-imagined recipes to go alongside the untouchable favourites that made us famous.

Moxies restaurant is a contemporary casual restaurant offering a globally inspired menu and hand crafted cocktails in a vibrant and interactive atmosphere. Moxies has over 50 locations across Canada and 6 US locations in Dallas, Houston and Miami.

In addition to the new menu, our Test Kitchen offers local craft brews batched exclusively for this location and integrated hospitality technology in to the service. The goal of our Test Kitchen is to test every aspect of our restaurant and ensure we provide each guest with a truly satisfying dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Great experience! Food was out quickly, everything tasted really good! Desserts were awesome.
A photo of Vendome restaurant
4.6
4.6 (437)
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
Kensington
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Sunnyside, Vendome has been dedicated to bringing the surrounding community fresh fare and familiar faces for now over a decade. Situated in the historic building “The Vendome Block”, we honour tradition by supporting our community through the use of local farmers and artisans. From the heart of our kitchen comes refined mediterranean-style dishes, as diverse as the community of which we are so honoured to call home. Fresh is the cornerstone of Vendome’s offering, from binge worthy brunches to unique pastas, salads and handhelds. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Loved it for a long time. Now even better. Had the mushrooms on sourdough. Would go back for it.
A photo of OUR DAILY BRETT MARKET & CAFE restaurant
4.3
4.3 (47)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
Calgary
About the restaurant
Our Daily Brett Market & Cafe offers a chef-driven dinner menu featuring locally sourced, innovative dishes. The café boasts a curated cocktail selection and an extensive natural wine program, highlighting organic and biodynamic wines, catering to a refined palate with a focus on quality and sustainability.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing event last night guys. Our fave place in the neighbouhood! Xx
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