Carino Riserva

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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Carino Riserva is an Italian and Japanese fusion restaurant located in the Mission neighborhood in Calgary Canada.
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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Trust the recommendations. You won’t be disappointed.

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PR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Didn't know what to expect "Japanese Italian Fusion" we love both cuisines... it was an explosion of flavors at every bite ~ delicious... Trying to guess the flavours, herbs scents made for a fun evening!
Our first time but definitely not the last!

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Carino is one of our favorite places to eat, its small and intimate with excellent food and service.

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RC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent fun take on a fusion concept I have not seen before. Every dish was excellent, I reccomend try a variety and share!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service always kind and ready. The place is very unique and gives this cozy vibe that makes the experience more enjoyable.

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V
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so delicious, although on the saltier side for me, but still delicious. They wait for you to finish each dish before serving you another so your table doesn’t get super crowded. It does take a long time, but you get to enjoy every bite of every dish you order.

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AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went there for the first time for my birthday . Fantastic food and great service . Will definitely be back .

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LT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carino was as always great. Loved the dinner specials and so glad to try new stuff once in a while. I always try to make at least one trip in when I am in the city and you guys never disappoint!

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B
Calgary
56 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time at this restaurant. Excellent service and unique selection of menu items. Not too much to offer if you are on a gluten free diet but they try to accommodate. Would definitely eat here again!

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RM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carino was fantastic! Amazing food and service. Their vongole is the best in the city and their duck is to die for. The wine selection is top notch but I guess that’s expected when the owner is a sommelier!

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T
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an incredible meal here, wish we had found it sooner. We will be back. Word to the wise, whatever they offer for the special of the day....order it!

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was amazing. Make a reservation because they had to urn people away

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SR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went on the Thursday before Good Friday for our anniversary. The restaurant was busy, but not too loud to have a conversation.

The menu online was out of date, but the new one was every bit as enticing. The daily specials also sounded delightful.

We had Tacos 3 ways to start split between the two of us. I asked the server if we should order two portions, but she assured us the single portion would suffice, leaving us room for the delightful food to come.

My wife had the pan seared scallops on mishroom risotto and I had the Seafood Curry Risotto. Both were amazing. Massive portions too. We finished the evening with the chef’s suggestion dessert. Which was three magnificent morsels to perfectly round out the evening.

Our server was attentive, friendly, and clearly loves the food there, so was able to recommend items for us. We’ll definitely be back.

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KF
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience once again. Mussels were amazing!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was good but the service was slow.

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H
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Wonderful food...incredibly noisy though!

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J
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good experience. Food is very good. Tried some new food. Great tasting. Love it.

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LL
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and love the Italian & Japanese twist!

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KC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! My friend and I loved every dish we got. Definitely coming back to try more

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurant at Calgary and just can’t stop from returning for more. No foodies shall miss out this best kept secret~

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J
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I booked this restaurant nearly two weeks prior to our reservation. In that time, the Menu changed to a Prix Fixe arrangement that (unfortunately) included, among other things, Duck and Foie Gras. I chose this place for Valentines Day. My experiences in the East had me know that this particular course would be chewy and greasy.
Part of me can get my head around this selection, but I was a bit annoyed that despite confirming our reservation the day before, and arriving right on time, it was treated as though we were a surprise. We waited at the front door in full, awkward view of the other diner’s for 12 minutes to have them put cutlery on an already-cleared table. My one “special request” was for nought, and we were seated next to the freezing front doorway.
I have been here a few times before and it will likely be a while before I try it again. Not worth the $100+ per head.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Valentine's Day set menu was amazing. Really like the gyozana and companelle with wagyu meat sauce and truffle oil.

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LT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This dinner was amazing it was my friends first time to try and he enjoyed it alot. I took pictures of all my foods and I had so many people ask where I went. I'm sure there's gonna be at least 10 people coming there way. The food was so good and hot good flavours. I would recommend this place over and over again. Everything on the menu is worth trying.

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice, unique little restaurant. Portion sizes a little on the small side and could have been more seafood in my dish, but very nice flavours.

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D
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This restaurant is best on week days. We have been here a few times on the weekend and with only one server it becomes overwhelmed and mistakes happen.

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OT
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Food was inventive and well executed. Service was good even as it got busy later.

This is a regular place for me and never fails to deliver

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food, creative yet simple, really good quality and good quantities too.
Nice and perfect service, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy a great cuisine - fusion between italian and japanese food !

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GB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I recommend a try for this restaurant. It’s likely you won’t be disappointed. It’s Italian with Japanese flavour. I enjoyed the meal and would go back, but I also went with a good friend so that was a highlight too. Of the two appetizers, gyonzaga (?) and Agedashi Mozzarella, I preferred the mozzarella. Expect to pay $50 pp without drinks.

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c
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Definitely our favourite restaurant in Calgary, never fails to impress. Service is amazing too, we had to wait a few minutes (we were a bit early) and we were treated to some nice sparkling wine while we waited. They really appreciate their customers.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and food was great

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OT
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us all had something different. All the dishes were excellent. One ordered Duck Duck and said it was the best he's ever eaten. Wines were a bit expensive but selection was decent.

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AC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very unique dining experience. Highly recommend the lamb

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PB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fabulous meal, everything was excellent once again, thank you so much!!!!!

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V
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

great meal as always... tasty and beautifully presented!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really goood foood, service was fast and nice small place

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AA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, slow service but worth the wait. I will go back and would highly recommend.

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OT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good. Different twist to Italian. Or Japanese, depending on perspective. Excellent service. Food came hot, which is how good food is to be presented.

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GC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice inventive menu with unique flavour combos in a cozy room. Friendly service.

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SW
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was fantastic with great attention to detail. The food was delicious with a great selection of different cuisines.

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J
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really love the food, waitress is great but if she could smile would add the last star to the service. I will definitely visit it again.

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