Carino Riserva

4.7
274 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Carino Riserva is an Italian and Japanese fusion restaurant located in the Mission neighborhood in Calgary Canada.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Japanese, French
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am, Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 454-7668
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
22nd Ave SW
Reviews from verified diners
274 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
14%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.5
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely and super exceptional as always! Tonight we were able to also secure us some creme brûlée for dessert which was fantastic! Fave place ever!

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VA
Calgary
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Italian/Japanese fusion food- specials always good and interesting, price good for the excellent quality

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M
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Inventive creative fusion menu matched with great wine and hospitality. I could dine here weekly!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent meal. Server was very good given she was so busy. It was a very hot evening and no AC evident so temperature in room was regrettably uncomfortable .
None the less, I will definitely go there again

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Calgary
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Quaint restaurant with AAAAMAZINGGG food. The chef was able to adjust our meals to meet our diet restrictions. Will definitely come back!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good overall

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CG
Calgary
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I must say this place was amazing . The food was just to die for and the staff were all friendly and so warm . It makes a lovely change to have amazing food that’s not like the other chain restaurants around ! I would highly recommend dining here!

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K
Calgary
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Top quality prepared by the owner and his team. Food is always consistent and the service is good. Will continue to return again and again!

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JB
Calgary
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were very disappointed as the last time we went (in Bridgeland location) it was a fabulous experience. There was only one server on & although she was lovely, there is only so much one person can do with a full restaurant. Our appetizers were delicious. Our mains were just mediocre. They need to get an other server on for busy nights.

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g
Calgary
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was terrific as always. Very interesting. Great value

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s
Calgary
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mothers day

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c
Calgary
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is definitely my favourite date night restaurant. The food is amazing, never been disappointed. Service is also great, it is evident they appreciate your patronage, and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday Dinner. Superb food & Service.

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JN
Calgary
5.0Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING. Well deserved 'best fusion restaurant' by Avenue Magazine two years in a row. 3 of us ordered from the menu and 1 did the tasting menu. Every single dish was delicious. Lots of flavour, beautiful presentation, you can tell the effort put into creating the menu. Creative and simply just tasty. Must try, will return.

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KF
Calgary
4.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants to visit. Intimate, warm environment with great service.

Highly recommend it!

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OT
4.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Good food, slow service

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C
Edmonton
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

My girlfriend and I can eat quite a bit. We ordered the tasting menu for one and an extra appetizer (spicy mussels, amazing broth) and we were stuffed! The dishes were unique and delicious

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R
Macau
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The tasting menu during Calgary taste are fantastic!

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B
Calgary
4.0Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

So, we liked everything about this restaurant. However... the restaurant allowed a family with two toddlers in, and these little hellions screamed and screamed (one or the other) for at least 45 minutes. My wife mentioned to me the other day "I don't think I'd go back there, probably because of the screaming kids." While this may not be logical, _nothing_ about this great restaurant suggests little kids should be in there. For the owners, I'd suggest making it an adult-only restaurant. I have four kids, so I know it can be hard to take kids out. However, I would _never_ take my kids to a cozy italian/japanese fusion restaurant. So while the Carnio may gain some business from the odd family, it pretty much lost ours. (I should note, when I say screaming kids I mean it was difficult to carry on conversation at our table of four). So the ambience would have been a 4/5 or a 5/5 if not for the background noise.

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TM
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a great date night! The staff were extremely inviting, felt like we were treated like family! The food was beyond amazing !!!

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Even when I misread the menu and got something I wasn’t expecting, it turned out to be beyond my expectations. The service was excellent as always and of course savourily wonderful. One of my favourite restaurants always that never disappoints.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant in Calgary. Every bite was a delight for the senses. We went for Valentine's dinner and they had a special 4 course meal. Each of them was glorious, can't wait to go back.

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GS
Calgary
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous, creative Japanese-Italian fusion. Every bite was delicious!

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd time i have been here. Food is amazing and the staff wonderful

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P
Calgary
3.0Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This is not a traditional Italian cuisine restaurant. The dishes are a blend with Japanese and might be worth an experiment to determine if you like it. The food was not bad, just not what we like which is more true Italian. The carbonara as an example was not like any that I have ever had. The Pork was cooked perfectly, but the rest of the plate was not what I would have expected from the name.

We also ordered sushi which was wonderful and pure to the cuisine.

Again, this is a restaurant to experience and decide if it is your taste.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really fantastic meal. Japanese Italian fusion was done beautifully. Washrooms are small, as is the whole place, but food and service are worth the squeeze

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M
Palm Springs
5.0Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been there several times . Definitely one of my favourites for good food and good value .

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service!

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p
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very cool concept...a fusion of Italian and Asian

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TT
Calgary
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always one of our favourite places! Consistently wonderful.

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S
Calgary
2.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food was okay, not much special, we had the Duck Duck it was fried rice with a duck leg, the rice part was very salty and the leg meat was very dry, couldn’t finish it, we told the lady but she didn’t do anything about it, in other restaurants we’ve been to if we weren’t satisfied with the dishes they would either cook it again or take a discount off the bill, but this restaurant seems she doesn’t want to cuz they were too busy? We also had the mussels didn’t know that it came with fries we ordered fries on side additionally so we had too much fries, she could of let us know the mussels come with fries so we wouldn’t need to order extra. Also had the Riserva salad and the curry risotto, not much special didn’t wow me. There was not much service there was only one lady she was too busy we had to wave at her every time to get her attention. Only thing we like was we had the window seat it was a bit more spacious. The price wasn’t worth the experience n the food, it would be better to go a block away at Mercato, i would not recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service is the best !

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S
Calgary
5.0Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and creative! Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!

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J
Calgary
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorites in Calgary. Never had a disappointing experience in the dozen of so times I have been here. Genuinely great and creative food prepared by great chefs. Its all about food here not show.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, and the food was amazing!! Great for date night!

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Could not be happier with our meal, definitely will be back.

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RT
Houston
5.0Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When a friend told me about this Japanese Italian fusion restaurant I wasn’t sure what to expect. The food was great. The staff was very pleasant. It’s small but friendly. Well worth a visit.

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DC
Calgary
3.0Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointing. Slow service, not bad. 1 server for entire restaurant, I suspect is not the norm. He was pleasant despite being busy.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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