Cilantro

4.6
970 reviews
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Canadian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was unreal! Always enjoy coming here!

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Was really disappointing......have been longtime frequenters to the restaurant but since the renos, it’s changed. And not for the good.
The ambiance in the restaurant is poor; the white walls give it a stark feeling and odd light. They also changed the menu and took off some favourites. Long gone are the one-page daily specials.
The hostess and server were also poorly dressed for a restaurant of this caliber; almost like they were on their way to he Stanpede after a rougher night out.
Food was mediocre; not ‘wow’ but ‘meh’.
Sad but will never reckoned again and will not go back.

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely. Great place to celebrate an anniversary!

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JK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service. Awesome food. We sat at the wood; bartender (Mike)!was friendly, appropriately social, very helpful, and had great product knowledge.

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FF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is constantly fabulous! The service is good and the staff are knowledgeable. The overall vibe is classic and elegant but not too stuffy!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best mussels EVER!!!!!
First visit here and we are so excited for our next time there.

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining experience! Thank you Cilantro, you never disappoint!

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HT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I was really looking forward to trying out Cilantro based on all the rave reviews I've read. We ordered the mussels which came in an amazing sauce that I wanted to dip everything in. The bison tartar was good but I felt like it was a bit one note. The bread basket with the honey butter was totally not worth it. The bread was mediocre with the honey butter saving the dish. The caesar salad was tiny and was barely enough for two people so between the 6 of us we each got like two bites each for $14 worth of salad. I mean lettuce is cheap I think you could afford to throw in more lettuce which would have helped with the excessive amount of dressing. Next was the chicken and pancetta pizza which was so dry I had to chug a whole glass of water just to get through one slice which tasted like cardboard. The black pepper linguine pasta had a nice sauce but the pasta was too thick and heavy so the delicate sauce didn't hold up very well against the starchy tasting pasta. The elk gnocchi was pretty good, the elk meat was super tender and flavorful although the gnocchi was a tad on the soft side. Overall I was disappointed and wouldn't recommend it to others. Maybe their summer menu is better but the current menu leaves much to be desired.

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MH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service.
We were seated next to the patio doors and this was a cold area to sit.

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G
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The upstairs of the restaurant is warmed by the wood burning pizza oven. Early evening was a good time to visit, so we could have a good conversational time.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was amazing. He was informative in providing options to my friend who has dietary restrictions.
I find the dinner menu towards a higher end price though , so I opted for a pizza. Flavour was great, although nothing special, really. I tried my friend’s gluten-free pasta and it was my first time trying gluten free pasta and it was delicious!
Again the service was great , ambience is cozy, but the food is kinda mediocre. I would still go back to try something else on the menu for sure! :)

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U
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

We ordered two salads and the pear and Gorgonzola pizza. The Caesar salad serving was small. The beet salad was unspectacular. The pizza crust was soggy. The wine was very good. The service was excellent. The noise level was deafening... party at front table extremely loud and the noise carries. Unfortunately for us. We went for the food, so won’t be in a hurry to return.

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p
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing and Lauren made it extra great!

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RC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

There’s a reason Cilantro has been around so long. They don’t do a lot wrong. Our server was a bit slow getting us started without taking drink order for 25 minutes. Otherwise, everything was great.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. This is a regular restaurant for me to entertain clients and I always know that the food is great and that my clients will enjoy.

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o
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

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SC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent dinner. Always lives up to our expectations. We’ve been coming for years. Great service from the waitress too. Really enjoyable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. We had the Tempura Prawns and the Bourbon BBQ Bison pizza with creme brulee and peanut butter pie for dessert. Every bite was delicious - we will definitely be back!

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BZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I always love coming here

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J
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our last supper in Calgary after coming to Cilantro for thirty years.

Best ever.

Farewell

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JR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

My boyfriend and I were both sick after eating at this restaurant. I will never eat here again.

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

Fantastic service, great food. It was our first experience but definitely will not be our last.

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P
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and ambience.

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EG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Great service, nice ambiance ......average food. Overall a nice evening

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

Always fabulous at Cilantro!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great wine

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KR
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We hadn't been to Cilantro for a while and were pleased to find the great food and nice people we always knew were there. And they have good no-alcohol beer which my dude likes, plus good wine for me!
And an incredible tempura prawn appetizer that we shared, but it was so good, I'm planning on going back and making that my meal, with some salad on the side. And Cilantro knows what to do with meat -- a filet mignon that was the perfect size and cooked perfectly medium-rare. AND braised bison short ribs. It's not an inexpensive place to eat, but the food's so good it's worth the $ it costs. I posted our dinner with pictures on our facebook page and lots of people visited. Weird, the only picture that will post is the filet mignon even though they're all under 5 MB. We finished with dessert -- a recommended banana cheesecake that was super good and a crème brulée that was also super good, and just the right size!

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked a table for six for a birthday lunch and most of us picked the lunch special which included a side salad (spinach, very tasty), fettuccine (their homemade chorizo is awesome) and desert (peanut butter pie - yum), enjoyed some nice Italian red wine and then a cappuccino to complete the meal, everything was delicious and very full. The Christmas decorations are so pretty and the service was perfect.

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great place, great food. Can be quite loud at times

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SH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Haven't been to Cilantro for a while, and it definitely won't be that long for my next visit. Amazing lunch - great service, outstanding fresh foods. Just a great experience (as always!). Had the Sea Scallops Risotto - was amazing.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Booked this a month in advance, when arrived we were taken upstairs to sit at the bar. It’s was not what we expected for a reservation a month in advance. The bartender was great but busy with serving the bar and drink orders from other tables . Was disappointed with the experience food was good. Problaby won’t be back or recommend as there is way better restaurants in the area

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d
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is where we go for special occasions. Always. Of course, we go 'just because' as well. Never disappoints.

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TD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food Service was exceptional. You can never go wrong here.

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AE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cilantro never fails to provide a fabulous dining experience.
Knowledgeable, pleasant and efficient staff combined with creative and delicious food make for a very enjoyable evening.
I highly recommend Cilantro. You will not be disappointed.

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M
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We met for a quiet lunch with good friends. The food was great, our server friendly and helpful, and of course, the ambiance made it extra special.

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S
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit to Cilantro and it will not be our last. This was a supreme experience. Our server was outstanding and made some great recommendations for us. I had the mussels for my appetizer and they were the best that I have ever had. They are served in a black bean sauce that is outstanding. I could eat that every day for the rest of my life. My wife had the caesar salad and it was perfectly dressed and the combination of fresh romaine and kale was extremely good. My main course was the bison short rib and it was excellent. Highly recommend Cilantro for any occasion.

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R
Calgary
90 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We started with the kale caesar salad and then had the black pepper linguine pasta - delicious! Great service and perfect ambiance. Cilantros is a tried and true Calgary hot spot!

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DD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening! The food and wine was fantastic!
Ambience was lovely, we weren’t rushed and the staff were great!

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KN
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Started feel bad right after the meal and was sick soon after.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The food was very good, the service was great, and the dining area was extremely cozy

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