Villa Firenze

4.6
569 reviews
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Italian
Since 1991 Villa Firenze restaurant has provided a welcoming, elegant, and reliable dining experience. It is renowned for its signature Portobello Mushroom dish, and its fabulous home style Italian cooking.
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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were fantastic. The only complaints would be the noise level and it was incredibly warm.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and have never had a less than excellent meal since 1991.

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BJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For over 25 years, we’ve enjoyed the outstanding hospitality, food and atmosphere of Villa Firenze. What more can I say - the Tudda Family have created and sustained a consistently great dining experience. Bravo! Bravissimo!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was amazing! Thank you...will be back many times.

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DN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value, great traditional Italian food. Vibe of a formal dining experience at very reasonable prices.

DO NOT go without having the Portobello Mushroom appetizer.... phenomenal!

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OT
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!
As my mom stated “there is a really good feeling in this restaurant”

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WR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, huge wine list. All around a great experience. We will be back

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t
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, great food, great service. Quiet dinner and absolutely worth the trip to go there.

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G
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Calgary no doubt, operated by a family that obviously cares. Unfortunately because we were not ordering wine/drinking the waitress became very disinterested in providing good service, it was extremely noticeable the table across from us received 5 star service as they were ordering wine etc. Our waitress became very nice and helpful when she was presenting the bill, that was pretty much the only time she showed any interest. She would leave while you were in mid sentence asking something about the menus, unbelievable! Out of courtesy to the rest of the staff that might have benefited from the tip I gave a very good tip, had the service been adequate or as good as the food I would have tipped to the max.

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KF
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I’ve ever had in Calgary, food was amazing, and the tiramisu was to die for!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday!!

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S
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I requested in advance that scampi be available, and the restaurant contacted me ahead-of-time that scampi was not available. I was pleased that they did this. Very important to me. The evening was great,with good food and excellent service. I shall return.

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TT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!

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SK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as always. That is the reason we return. Their appetizer specialty, the stuffed Portobello mushroom, is amazing.

My wife and I always enjoy this restaurant.

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DH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had our Xmas party at Villa and it was a wonderful night. Lucca our waiter and the food were both Great. Thanks a lot!

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere with great service.

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L
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, food and wine, it is always first class and friendly.

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BE
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and attentive service. The mushrooms with brandy cream sauce are a must every visit.

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TA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit, service and food was excellent as it always is. I look forward to my next visit.

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TS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal

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PF
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh good portions. Had the Salmon special it was grilled perfect . Try not to fill up on the foccacia bread, best in the city.👍👍

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DB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal, food was delicious. Only issue is it was very loud so hard to have a conversation

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JO
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This was the second time in 2 months that I ate at Villa Firenze. The first time was incredible, although I had requested birthday dessert on-line and the dessert was not offered. On Saturday, the service was less than acceptable and the food was horrible!! The vegetables were not par boiled but raw! My veal was tough and lacked favor. Our waitress Anna was very slow and to top it off, she got the name of the birthday person wrong!!! I was very embarrassed. I will not go back. Also, I had to ask for the birthday dessert.

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MM
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m Italian and this is the only restaurant where I’ll eat pasta! It’s fresh, silky and cooked perfectly. Good selection and nice ambiance. Their specialty is their portobello mushroom- to die for and the service is always classy!

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DW
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always food and service was excellent. It was most pleasant until a large group were seated at other end of dining room. One of our guests uses a hearing aid and the group was too loud so it was difficult for him to participate in conversation. Not a big deal as group arrived while we were finishing our main course.

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SH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Consistently great.

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JN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining here, and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out this whole time! Probably some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. We ordered the portobello mushroom with cream sauce for an appetizer and I had the pesto gnocchi and my husband had the veal parmigiana. All were so good. You could taste the freshness and everything was cooked perfectly. And the tiramisu! So light and and creamy! Oh and how could I forget the focaccia bread to start!! Wow. Just SO good! The service was also perfect, very prompt and friendly. We will definitely be coming back to try all of the other dishes!

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The servers and hosts at Villa Firenze are very friendly, genuine, efficient and helpful. My husband forgot his reading glasses and couldn't read the menu. Our server produced a pair of reading glasses for him, for which he was grateful. All the dishes we ordered were excellent, including the tiramisu for dessert. Would recommend this restaurant for good, authentic Italian dishes!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a nice place, nice food. Good service.

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LS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent appetizers and pasta dishes, good wine selection.
Many years since we had been there, we will be back.

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BR
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best dinner evening ever! The service was exceptional and personal. When I left to the washroom I returned to my cloth knapkin in a fancy fan decoration - nice touches.

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HC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was very good and depending on what menu item was chosen, some of the food was good and some less so. 2 of the people in our party had lasagna and it was sitting in a runny sauce unlike any lasagna we had ever seen before. I had penne with sausage and tomato sauce and again there was too much sauce for my liking and it was a bit over-spiced as well.
The service was very good - our server was efficient and friendly.
The decor is nice - warm and cozy, nice lighting. My greatest complaint was the noise level - it was virtually impossible to have a conversation with our table mates without really raising our voices.

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Great quality food!

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ST
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A delicious lunch with a friend. We went at 1:00 on a Tuesday and we were the only table. My only disappointment is that they charge 3.99 to exchange potatoes with fettuccini. I thought that was a little much, especially at an Italian restaurant. It was very good though.

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L
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We really enjoy this restaurant. It is my husbands favorite and it was his birthday.

My only concern was the noise level. It was very loud, having to yell across the table.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love having dinner at villa. It’s been a great experience each time. The food is absolutley amazing and staff are all so friendly, cheerful, and knowledgeable. Wish they were closer to home :)

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JO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, fantastic food, excellent service. However, I requested a special dessert when making my reservation but none was offered.

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T
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner! The sauces were delicious! Will be back.

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MV
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was very good, friendly and aptly timed.

We ordered the scampi to start and were disappointed to be told that the restaurant was out of the scampi so we ordered the calamari instead and found it to be very salty and only finished half the order. That unfortunately set the tone for the rest of the meal. I ordered the lemon chicken it was fine, nothing spectacular. My husband ordered the salmon special and enjoyed it very much. Might have been an off night for The chef.

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DO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Villa Firenze for years and we have never been disappointed with the food, wine or the ambiance. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly making your visit an amazing nigh out.

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