Centini Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
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199 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian

This was one of the city's hottest tables when it opened in 2002 and its take on fine dining and service have only improved with age. 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 Mediterranean cuisine abound on the large menu. The sleek dining room is complemented by additional rooms that can be closed off, a feature that makes Centini a favorite haunt of the city's corporate players seeking privacy.

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What 199 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good. Our waiter was excellent. Didn’t rush us out the door. Too the time to talk to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant, some of the best quality food that I’ve had in a long time - a must try

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Cook on scallops was perfect and our pasta entree’s were great as well,still one of our top favourite places for Italian

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Standardryan
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow wow wow. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Calgary! 10/10 recommend!

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

I sent my comments directly to the owner. One of the worst dining experiences ever. So bad in fact that I left no tip. I’ve eaten there often and always enjoyed the experience but this last time was terrible. On the positive note, the meal was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It was Valentine’s Day... people were really packed in. We had a table right beside the door and very close to another table so the ambiance was not what we were hoping for. The food was ok. Main course was better than appetizer or dessert. Service was quite good considering how busy it was and our server definitely was working hard.

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Casey
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really loved the food, the server was really nice and informative, and despite it being Valentines Day our food came in a reasonable timeline. My only dislike was how close we sat to other tables (about half an arms length).

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GaryS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Nice place , food was good. Waiter was very helpful. It was a busy night.

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CindyC
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day with some friends, the food and service was fantastic.

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VaughanP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Was very busy but all good. Thx

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vipPeggyV
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner in a beautiful restaurant with great service. A wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A birthday celebration. Great food and service.

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LBarnes
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was fantastic. I wish I could remember his name so that I could give him the praise he deserves. He did a wonderful job in making us feel special , he was so personable and attentive . Even though the restaurant was very busy with no empty tables, and many large tables no once did he seem rushed. The food was awesome. I have eaten here many times and never have I had a bad meal. The kitchen always impresses. The place was very lively which is what I expected since it was the time for Christmas parties and I think there were a couple going on at the time.

We had a wonderful time.

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vipPFood
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas tradition

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and a nice setting join an evening out. Seafood linguine and Dover sole we’re excellent, and desserts we’re delicious (crème brûlée, tiramisu and cheese cake). We’ll be back (again)!

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vipmartine
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice dinner with friends, service was very good and friendly food was very good

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HayleyB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Ordered tagliatelle - taste was great except for the pasta they served was fettucini noodles. Service was so-so. Tables right in front of the kitchen were high traffic, wasn't a very romantic setting. Overall it was ok - overpriced for the seating space.

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BestItalianFoodinYYC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are excellent. One of my favorite places for a great meal and great service. Would highly recommend for a date night or special occasion.

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BrockB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Class meal, class service and we had fun. Wine list should have more Canadian content.

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BeverlyN
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second visit. The food was amazing. Price point a little on high side. But I have no complaints about the service or the food.

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4Eats
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining in advance of a theatre booking. Time sensitive but the staff and kitchen made it work as they always do.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Hostess is didn’t get to take our coats even thought we had taken them off. Only after we asked did she take them. She confirmed our reservation where I had noted we were going to theatre and celebrating a birthday. Restaurant was empty and tried to seat us at an undesirable table at the front door. Service after that was adequate. Food was very good.

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vipRajA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Food was not served in time for concert so we had to stay hungry all evening. Restaurant made no apologies.

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vipElizabethD
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Pre-theatre.

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luvaruba
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal with great service.

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viperic
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent as usual. Food was on point as I would expect from Centini.

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vipBlessed35
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place for Italian cuisine. The service was cordial, friendly and prompt. The prosciutto board was a great way to start and the veal scallopini was tender and flavorful. We loved our meal and will be back whenever in Calgary.

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vipLeeD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and incredible service!

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vipmargot
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The food is authentic and absolutely top-notch. Very pleasant and efficient staff. Great all around 👍🙂👍

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vipBunny
Calgary
72 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had lunch here with friends from out of town. Very impressed with food and service. Also lots of gluten free options. Going back for dinner!

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vipKeeleyM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

My fiancé and I went for a date night and wanted to try something new. We arrived early and were seated immediately..there were very few customers but the service was quite slow but once our server came he was very engaging. We ordered our food but found the food very tasty but the portions were a little small. Hubby had an appy and a main and he left hungry and he’s not a huge eater.

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vipGoodeats43
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredibly delicious food, wonderful service and a great place to celebrate a special occasion!!

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Jimr
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for for any occasion.

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vipJacquie
Calgary
70 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My daughter has been visiting me from Vancouver. We ate out many times - she said it was the best meal that she had in two weeks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Haven’t been to the restaurant in probably 5+ year. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the food. I cook myself; better than most chefs and I would have to say everything was genuinely on point. Price is reasonable and service was pretty sharp as well. Very solid by my standards no question!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice spot. A bit pricey.

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vipLarryW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

The food was very good; however, the service was not. Our waiter clearly would have preferred to be somewhere else. Attention to detail was not there. I hope it was an off day for them. This place should be amble to do better than what we experienced. I would go back for the food but probably won’t due to the poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing brunch experience for Mother’s Day. Pastries and pasta exceeding expectations.

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vipluclaverdiere
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

We chose to go to Centini’s for Mother’s Day Brunch.
I have been to Centini’s for dinner a number of times and loved it. But this time was a mess.

Made a reservation and was there fairly early (due to our kids needing naps). Even though we were the first people there, we were given a table back beside the bathrooms and not in the beautiful front dining room.

Service was really poor. Even trying to flag a server for a coffee top up was difficult. It took three tries to find a pepper milk or salt grinder that either had salt or pepper and even functioned.

The food definitely wasn’t up to the dinner standards.
Maybe they had a junior guy in the kitchen for this “special” service.

The baked goods were by far the highlight. They should open a coffee shop with those things!!

I know I’ll be back to Centini’s but I’ll stick to dinner, where I can be more confident in the product.

FAQs

Centini Restaurant & Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Centini Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 269-1600 ext. 0.

Centini Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Centini Restaurant & Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://centini.com.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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