Cilantro

4.6
946 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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.
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

Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Looking to spend NYE with us? We will be hosting a special three- and five-course ticketed dinner event with menus crafted by our talented culinary team here at Cilantro. For more information and to buy your tickets: https://cilantrocalgary.com/2018/11/23/new-years-eve-dinner-cilantro-2018/

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 946 People Are Saying
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EG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great wine

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KR
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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 17, 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 11, 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 10, 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
1 review
Dined on October 25, 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
38 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
82 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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 13, 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 7, 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 30, 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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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No wait for our reso, great food and a great wine suggestion from our server!

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AM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

None of us had been to Cilantro for a long time; however, years ago, both couples went often and enjoyed Cilantro very much, so we all were looking forward to our dinner. We liked the new look and enjoyed our waiter, who was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The wine list seems to be very long and not very well organized, but we were happy with our choices. To the food: the bread on the cheese tray might have been a "warm" baguette once, but it was hard and room temp by the time it got to us. It was readily exchanged for a few slices of more rustically cut bread (room temp which was fine). The warm olives were warm, but we thought they had been warmed either too often or too long -- they were all wrinkled. However, things improved. The beet salad that two of us shared was very good and well presented. The pizza, risotto, and two pasta dishes were all quite good and were enjoyed. The four of us (two couples) decided that we might -- individually or together -- go back to Cilantro again and give it another chance. Perhaps we'll try lunch next time.

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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
2 reviews
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
3 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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