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Centini Restaurant, Calgary, AB

Centini Restaurant

4.6
4.6
450 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

19:00


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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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 450 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Pre/post theatre

  • Calgary

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. LP

    LeslieP

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. LL

    LadyL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Syrley

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

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

    Shivers

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    $15 for a very small, mediocre Caesar salad. Limp romaine. Linguine vongole was a large serving but sadly tasteless for such a classic Italian pasta dish.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian in Calgary! Try the handmade veal tortellini pasta is beyond amazing. Service is spectacular. Can’t wait to go back!
  6. CL

    CindyL

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great venue for business lunch meetings. It's quite that we can actually hear one another. The food always taste great! I was surprised with the good size portion of food you get and the meal is priced very well. It was the first time my guest dined at Centini and I know they will come back. Centini is the restaurant I always take my guests too!
  7. D

    Della

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! I’ve had pasta at other high end restaurants and I was disappointed but the pasta was perfect here. Also highly recommend the beef carpaccio, was amazing. Surprisingly large portions for all the dishes too.
  8. R

    Reviewer

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    We were going to the Jack Singer. Arrived in plenty of time however our meal arrived 10 minutes before we had to leave. Very disappointed in the service
  9. PT

    PaulT

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food quality is very good .... but it can take a long time, so not ideal for a pre-show meal, despite its ideal positioning close to the Arts Commons and Jack Singer Concert Hall. We had a table at 5.30 for a show that started over the road at 7.30 pm and hoped to be able to enjoy 3 courses and a coffee. However the food was slow to arrive - there was a 45 minute gap between first course being cleared away and the second course arriving, so we had to give up on dessert and coffee. If you want to eat before a show, then get there very early or stay on a diet! The food we had was extremely good when it arrived, and no doubt we will go back, but on a night when we don't have anywhere else to be....
  10. IC

    IvonaC

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always come back to this restaurant. It is always excellent!!
  11. C

    Cleo10

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Central, clean, good service, dining area not huge- tables tucked away. Open kitchen concept is good. Expensive for what it is.
  12. G

    Gastronome

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and a nice wine list. Friendly and efficient service. 5 star s.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Evening. Everything was superb. I typically don’t eat bread but couldn’t resist the starter with oil and vin on the table ~ So delicious. Our meals, wine and desserts were outstanding. The Tiramisù was fabulous! Highly recommend checking this classy vibe out! The service was also very good. Nothing to complain about.
  14. AF

    AlexF

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Centini is a favourite of mine for important key clients. It is elegant but not overstated, quiet and has excellent food and attentive not in your face waiting staff.
  15. GP

    GoPSU

    Montana

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I ordered Chicken Piccato and the chicken was tough and a little dry. Needed more sauce and they need to pound the chicken. The service was very good.
  16. GL

    GaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Next time in area will be going back. Thank you
  17. MC

    MCanada

    Calgary

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good wines by the glass. Unfortunately this time I did not see much seafood in the “seafood linguine”. Excuse my redundancy. Hopefully this was just a one time issue since I really enjoy this restaurant.
  18. DP

    DanP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been dining at Centini's for years and have never been disappointed. The menu offers a good range of options and the food is deliciously prepared. The service is also quite good. Centini is our favourite.
  19. c

    catherinam

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An enjoyable experience.
  20. a

    albertaguy

    Edmonton

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pleasant evening. The soufflé is worth waiting for.
  21. LD

    LorenzoD

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding restaraunt. The food, the service, the attention to detail is always first class. The best restaraunt in Calgary hands down. Fabio, Chevonne and Myles understand the art of fine dining and creating the most incredible experience for you and your guests. Bravo and Grazie mille
  22. j

    jimd

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always been big fans of this restaurant and it didn't disappoint.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    service was very poor. yes it was busy however server didn’t see how our meal was didn’t ask if we need anything until we asked for something such as another glass of water. food was blah. nothing special. we weren’t even given bread at the table when i was told by the host that we were supposed to have some. it was a disappointing experience. sadly i don’t think we will return to the restaurant
  24. JS

    JeromeS

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu offers a great selection with numerous seafood options. Meal tasted great. One of the best wine lists in Calgary. Service was impeccable.
  25. R

    Reetu

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was alright, it didn't blow my mind. It's entirely too costly for what you receive. Additionally, there was a bug in one of the drinks which put a damper on things.
  26. E

    Epidelite

    Calgary

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    One meal was good - the Dover Sole. My full rack of lamb was tough as leather. I asked for pink/rosy and it arrived oozing blood. I didn’t complain as my friend’s sole was quite good. For the price of the lamb and Centini’s reputation I expected better for my dish. The giant scallops were medium sized but very well cooked. I liked the sauce. Enjoyed my Vesper cocktail! Waiter was excellent. Next time I go to Centini I will stick to fish!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely upscale restaurant that we picked on google , walking distance from our hotel. Love pasta and all is made fresh by the restaurant. Highly recommend!
  28. TG

    TwyliaG

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really great service , amazing food and just a fabulous experience!
  29. HF

    HappyFoodlover

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a Tuesday night the restaurant was not very busy and the service was very attentive and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed every one of our 3 courses, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The crab and avocado salad was delicate, refreshing and delicious. The calamari puttanesca was a very generous portion and the broth was nicely flavourful with olives and anchovies without being too bold. Our entrées, the seafood pasta and black linguine, were both so delicious and packed with seafood. We opted to take home portions of our entrées to save room for desserts, and they didn’t disappoint. Profiteroles and crème brûlée we’re both amazing and topped off our meals wonderfully. In all, our meals and dining experience were excellent! The only unusual thing for such a fine restaurant was the limited bar choices. There is one beer on tap and no specialty cocktails, but many bottles of wine and a handful of wines by the glass. A modest selection of mixed drinks were available by request. Not the usual but workable. Centini is a fine choice for a fine meal!
  30. JS

    JeromeS

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressive menu with lots of selection. A wide variety of seafood items on menu. Wine list selection is way above what might normally be expected in Calgary. Service is great. Dining is spread over several rooms, so tables are well-spaced and noise level is very low.
  31. S

    Shekar

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding service, food, ambience and overall experience.
  32. d

    davidl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    There was a table for 8 next to us, all Orientals, very noisy when not eating, so did slightly spoil our nice evening Dave L ew
  33. JK

    JohnK

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tom was spectacular. The food was excellent comfortable atmosphere. All the staff was friendly and attentive
  34. AS

    AlissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing & the staff was friendly. Would recommend
  35. C

    Calgarian

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and excellent food. Our experience was positive but we felt that we were seated too close to our neighbors. We definitely would recommend Centini!
  36. CA

    CARLD

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Worth the visit for the nero di seppia homemade linguini (bosco e mare) alone.
  37. CC

    CharlesC

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation, looking for an Italian restaurant near our hotel and picked a winner with Centini.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They did not have a full menu available and we had to substitute our main dish’s.
  39. EP

    EventsPro2022LB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I haven't been there for a long time. It was a cool oasis coming in from the 8th Ave Mall! Service for the entire meal was very attentive and accommodating. We had only appetizers for our lunch visit, but seeing Fabio there, I am sure that anything beyond the appetizers would have been amazing. I'm looking forward to coming back for dinner!
  40. C

    Casey

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service! Only drawback, a little crowded and awkward for people with mobility disability. Staff tried hard to make it easy but there just wasn’t enough room.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff 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 4.6 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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