Cilantro

4.5
927 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
A true classic, but with a twist. Our culinary team has created a menu with an unconventional Canadiana flare. We offer nightly features with our specialties being flat bread style pizzas, fresh homemade pasta, crisp salads, as well as soul warming entrees.

Cilantro proudly features Alberta’s first wood burning pizza oven imported from Italy in 1988 as well as a fully enclosed patio that is surrounded by white lights above in the trees and luscious Virginia Creepers.

Complementing the menu is Cilantro’s award-winning wine menu designed by Brad Royale, as well as a cocktail menu that will focus on classics with a twist.

Nightly Features:

Tuesday: Cocktails with a Twist - $ 8 classic cocktails with a twist.

Wednesday: Chef’s Feature Pasta

Thursday: Boards & Wine – 2 glasses of wine + a charcuterie board for $30

Friday: Cellar Nights – We open a rare wine to be poured by the glass. One bottle only.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Pizzeria, Wild Game
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - close, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - close, Closed Sundays & Mondays
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Phone number
(403) 229-1177
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Lancelot Monteiro
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
4th St SW
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Parking Details
Private lot available and street parking and public lot nearby. Private lot is complimentary for those dining at Cilantro. Please register your license plate with our hostess.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 927 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and amazing service. Lindsay was attentive and personable

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P
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

The noise from the kitchen upstairs was so loud we could not carry a conversation. The banging of pots, pans and dishes was just unbearable

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was excellent but food quality was only average (one entree arrived cold).

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OT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing!!!! We enjoyed the food but would say that the best part of the dinner was the waitress. She was attentive, upbeat and prompt. Thank you for a great evening!!!!

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cilantro’s patio is the best place to be. Always great food and service.

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j
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Not only was everything perfect, the staff seem to work very well together. Hands down one of my favourite spots in Calgary.

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TR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was a good restaurant tho I was not blown away as wxpected

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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The only negative was the flies enjoying our outdoor dining experience too.

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GC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing. Best mussels anywhere.

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MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I do not like the white wine list. Please add a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and came so fast! The staff was super friendly, we sat on the patio which was beautiful. Can’t wait to go back ☺️

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The patio was beautiful ! The food was great ! I am celiac and I had a pastas gluten-free dish and it was flavourful - and I didn’t get sick !!!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Will be vack

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LG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We’ve been many times and be food has always been good...but it was amazing this time around. Great flavor. My only comment was that our server was having an off night. She was knowledgeable and friendly. I truly believe she just distracted. Lots of forgotten items etc.

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff was knowledgeable, the food was very tasty and well prepared. We had the Bison short ribs and the cod, they were both excellent. The chocolate peanut butter pie is awesome, we shared one piece and it was a perfect end to a great meal.

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SC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We went here for our Anniversary dinner & were quite disappointed with the food! My pasta was not cooked enough. We have dined here many times before & seems like it has down hill. Also the wine list was set up strangely and seemed very expensive.

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LH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, as was the wine. Our server was lovely and had a good knowledge of the wines. The outdoor patio is delightful and intimate. There is parking in the rear of the building but she sure to register your plate with the restaurant. Worth the drive but certainly not a value play.

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DF
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The patio was beautiful and very comfortable. The servers came around with blankets for anyone who wanted them. The food was excellent, the servers attentive and professional, and the environment warm and inviting.

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OL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasant haven in an out of the way part of Calgary slightly away from the glittering high rises. The patio is funky and informal with a young easy-going staff, excellent drinks, and an imaginative bistro menu. We liked it a lot and would go back.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most amazing meal I've had in a very long time! The staff is so personable as well. A must see!

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MO
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We ordered 2 cocktails at $12 each & at our table of 4 we ALL thought they were terrible & a waste of $. The food is pricey, and although it tasted good it was not a generous portion--we left there hungry.

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R
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cilantros is always a reliable choice: Great Food; Excellent Staff and Wonderful ambiance. I always recommend to friends and family

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KS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We wanted to sit on the patio, but the weather didn’t cooperate! But it was lovely!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

“Excellent” as always !! The place never changes in that the decor may but the service and food .. the overall ambiance ... is and always has been ...amazing !!

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MP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I was surprised that there was confusion over our reservation [ since I had reserved and confirmed via OpenTable ] especially since the restaurant was half empty anyway.

Food was good ( as usual), but I was not impressed with the “very ordinary” service.

Decided to go to Alforno (Teatro Group) for desert and coffee ...

I was a little disappointed; this visit was not as positive as several previous visits had been. I hope this doesn’t indicate an overall decline in service ...

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KN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very good and the server;excellent. Made recommendation on wine that we appreciated. We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. the upstairs was quiet and we appreciated being able to talk and hear one another and not the whole rstaurant

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TO
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a perfect birthday dinner with friends! Excellent service, excellent cocktails, excellent food, outstanding wine. Oh my, the wine. Thanks to Sommelier Brad Royale the wine was perfectly paired with the food we ordered. Love this place!

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T
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Nice pizza oven Not the most creative options Poor crust
Pepper linguine tasteless
This place had gone downhill...
Wont be back

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AH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

lovely as usual and appreciate the warm reception and customer service . Food was outstanding - one of my favorite eating spots in Calgary

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a
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food above and beyond, service is amazing so attentive. Thank you

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CA
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Met friends here for outdoor dining. Very good service and food. Thought wine prices by the glass were pricey but by bottle much better. Pizzas are great! Gluten free options were offered which were appreciated. Will definitely return.

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NL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. We all left dinner hungry after sharing an appetizer & each having our own main meals. Expensive when considering the portion size.

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HC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I havent been to Cilantro since the renovation, it looks amazing! I came with my boyfriend and parents for a belated Mothers/Fathers day. Amazing wine list and great cocktails. The food was cooked perfectly. Service was super friendly too

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy dining at Cilantro.

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R
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I had not been to Cilantro in quite some time and wanted to give it a try for a get together with friends. We had booked the patio but unfortunately due to the weather, we had to change our reservation to indoors. The service was great and food very good. We started by sharing the pear and gorgonzola pizza and the buffalo mozzarella. Between the group we had the roasted cauliflower, mussels, tomato and mozzarella salad, and the black pepper linguine. Everything was flavorful and well presented. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was great and the food was delicious! Such a cool ambiance and atmosphere. Loved watching our food and drinks being made! Thanks :)

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OT
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great patio , food was NOT as good as previous

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the meatballs!

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BM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the BEST food in the city! Everything we’ve had at Cilantro has been full of flavour and super fresh, we also love the amazing wine selection and super cute patio outside! Perfect for date night but I’d go for any occasion ;)

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JW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure going to cilantro. we've been 6-7 times in the last 8 years and it has never disappointed.

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