Involtini Ristorante

4.4
233 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Involtini is the home of Northern Italian Inspired Cuisine - "Built from the Sauce Up". Only the freshest herbs and market vegetables reach our kitchen along with locally sourced quality seafood, meats and cheeses. Your dining experience will be enhanced with unique wines provided by JWebb Wine Merchant. All dinners are prepared from scratch so may take a little longer to make to guarantee a mouth watering experience. For those patrons who require gluten free items, we are pleased to inform that 95% of our menu can be made without gluten. Join us for dinner tonight. A warm European ambiance awaits you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
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Phone number
(403) 281-2482
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jason Verhagen
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Private Party Facilities
We offer a private dining area for 20 up to 50 people at tables of 6 to 8 patrons each. Depending on the party size we can offer a reception area with cocktails and appetizers prior to dinner. Special menus can be created for your function.
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Private Party Contact
Gerry: (403) 281-2482
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Catering
We can cater to any event at your house, place of business or other venue. A menu can be styled to meet your tastes and budget.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
24 Street SW
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Parking Details
Lots of parking in mall.
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Public Transit
On 90th Ave west of 24 St SW
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Special Events & Promotions
Moonshine Monday - Every Monday you are welcome to bring in your own bottle of wine (with no corkage fee charged) to enjoy with your dinner. A $20 per bottle corkage fee is levied per bottle of wine you bring during the remainder of the week.
Tipsy Tuesday - All wine bottles priced 1/2 off!
Winesday Wednesday - Every Wednesday, receive a 9 oz. glass of your favourite red or white wine served by the glass from our wine list and pay the price of a 6 oz. glass.

Catering and Events - Let us cater your next event, big or small at your home, your office or any venue of your choice. With a separate, private dining space inside our restaurant, we can host parties of 45 – 50 people or 75 – 80 people when you reserve the entire restaurant. Let us take care of you with UNLIMITED MENU CHOICES.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Sat 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 233 People Are Saying
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4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The meal was delicious. I thought there was a more extensive menu than other Italian restaurants we have been to. Some items that were new to me.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Mom and I are never disappointed with our meals at Involtinis. Their creativity and menu choices continue to inspire us. Great food and really friendly, accommodating staff. We love this neighbourhood gem.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We were disappointed by the Veal Involtini, it was ground veal. It should say on the menu. I think the price was high for this meal.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Very taste food
Ordered the mushroom Marsala appetizer but it had a very strong ,sweet maple syrup flavor ,was not what we expected , not what we wanted.

The Frutti did Mara pasta indicated in came with a lemon basil butter SAUCE, but in fact it was a broth.The soup spoon confirmed it was broth.
Still very tasty but somewhat disappointing
Service was exceptional and we will return
and clarify menu items next time.
Well worth the visit!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Nice reliable place wiht lovely service.
Perhaps the menu could be updated a bit?

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Didn't know about this little gem of a restaurant until recently. Cozy little place, with great ambience. Food was absolutely delicious! The sauces are rich and flavourful. When we mentioned it was our first time, our kind server offered a free appetizer on our next visit - we will definitely come back!

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Father’s Day dinner

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We love this restaurant. Great people and great food.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Awesome as usual!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great dinner with a friend

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Exceptional! The fresh halibut special was outstanding! Also the calamari, veal and lobster were amazing . Had a great time! If you haven't been, you should go!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I absolutely love this little gem. Great space and ambiance. Quite for easy conversations. Fits all types, casual, business, romantic, groups, etc. I have taken many friends and family here and they never disappoint. Service is slow as they make everything fresh but it allows time for conversations and a relaxing evening out. Always a great meal with personalized service and they never rush you out. Try it, I guarantee you'll agree.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our favourite restaurant in the south part of Calgary. Never disappoints, good selection of northern Italian inspired food along with nice selection of wines.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We love going to Involtini, but our last experience wasn’t as good as usual. We both had the Pork Involtini and it was smaller than usual, pounded way too thin and the pears inside were rock hard. The sauce was delicious as always and the veggies were cooked to perfection. We will go back as it is one of our favourites and hope that they return to their usual quality.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We had a lovely dinner. Great food and great wine. Attentive and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Involtini is our go to place when we want something close to home. Jerry and Tammy are welcoming hosts and we know we can depend on a great meal with great service. This is a neighbourhood treasure and recommend it highly for a quiet evening with friends or family.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Good food , convenient location, reasonable prices, great young server.

No Oaked Chardonay which we would have preferred.

We will be back to enjoy Delightful entre menu !

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My wife and daughter and I were looking for a nice place to celebrate a birthday. We like the menu on Open Table so made the reservation and headed over. The food was very good - warm bread, large portions, and good flavours. The service we received from Neil was excellent.

We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

What a lovely place to meet and eat
The ambience here makes the place...the food elevates the experience.
Ask for the lighter menu if you want a slightly smaller portion...it still comes with an appetizer and a main. Everything is made in house, even the delicious balsamic for the bread.
So many delicious things to choose from. Your tastebuds will thank you.
So will your ears....it isn't noisy like a lot of places today.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Been here once a year for the last couple years for my wife’s birthday. They didn’t have the simple things ready. Upon ordering we found out they didn’t have meatballs ready which seemed odd to us.

The server seemed flustered and made a lot of errors.

We recommended this place to a lot of people in the past but I don’t think we would go back based on our last visit.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They treat you like family. Good food. Nice ambience. Good size servings. Senior menu is great. Great pizza.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our occasion was niece, grand niece were moving to Nova Scotia --- Grandpa was going to drive plus there was the addition of a large dog to go too. Departure date was last Sunda y and it would pretty much take a week to drive there.... So not to interfere with packing and so on, Auntie Sharon arranged for dinner on the Tuesday night..... it was delightful.......... thank you to everyone concerned...

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Involtini is a decent neighbourhood location. It could be sooo much more with the addition of some spice, garlic and zip to their offerings.
Sauces lacking “something” ... garlic???

Prices are high for pastas ( $20 for a half-sized shrimp linguine dish - Murray’s Firecracker ).
Caesar salad this week was like it came from a bag and lacked freshness.

Service was sloppy at first; waiter was in such a rush he splashed some of my 9oz white wine as he “flew by” to serve it.

Sticky Toffee is AMAZING!

Decent but could really be something due to its great location.

Sort of hit-and-miss.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We celebrated some birthdays and an anniversary. The food was very good as was the service. An old favorite of the family. Come whenever we're in town.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My Husband and I had such a great time. The food was amazing and the service was as well. Will definitely make this pretty little restaurant one of our favourites!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Tammy and Gerry do an excellent job of keeping Involtini current in what they offer on the menu and the quality of the meals they serve.
AlwYs enjoy an evening out at Involtini. Definitely worth giving this restaurant a try! A great gem in Oakridge!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints!
The menu, the service and the presentation is top rate!
We will be back soon!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was delicious but not hot however busy night and we were compensated which was appreciated.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic food and a great atmosphere. Gerry and Tammy seem to make everyone feel like they’ve known them for years.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fine Dining, excellent ambiance ... amazing time for a first Visit ....and excellent food !

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We are regulars at Involtini...the food and the service are always great. For the very first time, my entree was cold but we love the place so much that we won't let this one off stop us from going back :-)

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Love this restaurant but unfortunately service was not good this time around. Hope for better in the future, but the food was delicious

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

This was a very special occasion and a special announcement. The service and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoyed the quaint restaurant! Friendly service!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

One of my favourite small restaurants in Calgary. One of the traits of European restaurants is that you are not rushed (a meal can last hours), and there is no rush here. One of the reasons we like it. Food is always great and staff is always very friendly. Have been quite a few times, and will continue to go as long as Calgary is home!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I can't believe we have been living in the sw for so long and haven't been to involtini earlier. Since the first dine we already returned twice more. The offerings are superb. Doesn't matter if we ordered appetizers, mains or the pizza dishes all came with hearty portions, concise prep and a combination of traditional and innovative tastes. Truly deserves the title neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxed setting with wonderful service. Food was very good on the whole although my dessert left a lot to be desired. Starter of roasted brie with maple syrup and caramelized onions was a nice fusion of Canadian and Italian. The main courses (we both tried different Involtinis) were nice but not spectacular. My desert was a let down. A poor crepe wrapped around a lump of ice cream. The orange peppercorn sauce was fine but there should have been less than half the amount of ice cream. I am a big eater and only got through half.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I chose this restaurant after reviewing some sites and I am so happy with my experience. They were friendly, professional and had great recommendations. I can't say enough good things. I have found a new place to celebrate with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

First time visit for an early Valentine's Day dinner. Good reviews on OpenTable were confirmed. Great service. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The reason I am impressed with every meal I enjoy at Involtini’s is because the dish is hand crafted for me after I place my order! Fresh food, beautifully created and plated. No wonder I do not go elsewhere!

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