Involtini Ristorante

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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.

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

What 365 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Exceptional service. Food was decent but not great value for the price.

W
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great atmosphere, great service, great food, great dinner experience.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Ran out of the 'special menu', no options for Chicken or vegetarian. Still charged the same.

C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Went on Valentine's day 2020. What a terrible experience. I've heard a lot about this place and it has generally been positive. They used to advertise on the Fan960 and that goes in my car all day so I've heard the name many times. Not sure I'll go back.

We reserved a seat for 6:45 months in advance but because they were backed up for over an hour we didn't get seated until after 8:00PM. It was infuriating that we watched other people get in before us they we knew had reservations after us. Nobody knew what they were doing. The staff in the front foyer, that was jammed full of people waiting for tables was clearly not communicating with the staff in the restaurant. By the time we did get seated the young lady that sat us (presumably she'd take a lot of abuse because of the gong show that was going on) was miserable. The menu was hand-written and quite limited. It had none of the items on the regular menu and there wasn't even a pasta option. It's an Italian joint without a pasta main? We didn't stay upon seeing the menu so I can't comment on the food. All in all, just a negative experience from start to finish.

LR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dinner choice. The food is very tasty and the service is terrific

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines day

c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

It was Valentine's Day and we were asked to be at the restaurant by 5:15 pm for the early sitting of their set menu for the occasion. We arrived at 5:00 and were seated right away. Our waiter came to the table and told us that they were having trouble printing the menu and asked for our patience. At 5:30 he came back with a hand written, photocopied menu. We accepted that things sometimes go wrong but wondered why they would wait until the last minute to print the menu.
Things went from bad to worse. We placed our order. The fig salad was excellent, but the appetizer of mushroom in puff pastry had clearly been microwaved as the pastry was soggy and the content of the tart was still cold.
Then we waited and waited and waited for our main course. The waiter periodically came by to say the kitchen was busy and our meal would be up shortly. It was finally put before us at 7:05 pm! The duck was overdone and the vegetables cold. We passed on dessert and left the restaurant at 8:00 pm.
We have dined at this restaurant several times in the past and the food and service has been excellent. Valentine's Day was very disappointing indeed. Not sure we will go back any time soon.

D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

We arrived for Valentine’s Day, we were seated with no menus, we ended up getting a handwritten menu, which some parts which were illegible. We didn’t get asked what we wanted for food until
20min in but we were served drinks right away. We didn’t get our starting bread until half way through our appetizers, salads were good. However, our next course was pastry with shrimps which were soggy and cold. We arrived at 5 and didn’t get our main courses till 7:13. We were hoping to leave early as we had a previous engagement for 7:30. We ordered our deserts but had to leave because the latter. Overall the food was not worth the money and disappointed with the lack of service and speed considering when we ordered, there were three other couples in the restaurant but it took hours for the food to arrive.

k
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere

JL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It has been a long time since we have dined here and were very happy to see that the service and food was as good as it was earlier Thank you we will be back soon

CP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A birthday outing. We were treated like family. Definitely will be back.

AE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

it was a rather Great Unexpected discovery the ambience was wonderful the service was great the food was very good and of course a good value I would certainly return

JM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Involtini Ristorante is always a wonderful experience. Their food is fantastic and the service is exemplary! Our family goes to Involtini's for all of our special occasions and we've always loved it.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Problems with heating on a very cold night. Service was very good so that compensated! Food was also good

T
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food.

MM
Calgary
79 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Just lovely!

R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My mother’s 80th bday dinner

KG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I chose to go back to this restaurant because of a very yummy dish I ate previously.
Unfortunately our experience was very bad and it happened to be on New Years Eve. I have a great life aside and complaining about food seems so minor but this is a review I was asked to make.
We had a friendly waiter,but, was at the mercy of the slow food in the kitchen. We were as he put it “that table with all the issues”
Three of the choices upon arrival we gone, pizza appetizer was undercooked and boring, olive dip on bread was congealed with some cheese, one shrimp with a watery (strawberry)? sauce to start, my fish was a square of rubber, honestly! As much as I can appreciate veggies with a crunch these were quite raw. My husbands dinner was pushed aside,that in itself is a miracle. The salad and soup was pretty good.
What hurt the most was the bill at the end, overpriced for the selection. Sorry, K

P
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

New Years set mid-Italian based menu with several choices of appetizers, soup/salad, main, desert. Very good service and recommendations.Large well prepared and cooked choices over a 2 hour period. Staff was polite, easy conversationalists and added to the experience insuring customer satisfaction. This is an oasis of excellent Italian recipes and enjoyment. It was an enjoyable evening.

m
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very consistent over the years.

quiet, good service, reasonable prices

F
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal with excellent service

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife’s 40th birthday. And what a great choice for a great meal. Food was fabulously cooked to perfection, service was top notch.

RB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed the Granny Smith's Pork from the Senior's Menu and the small Bolgonese Pasta from the Pasta Menu. The Pork dish was cooked perfectly with an ample serving of 4 vegetables... the pasta and meat balls were delicious with an ample serving as well. This is our second visit and will definitely return sooner than later!

S
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The ambiance very relaxing.

JC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great to be able to bring our own wine on Monday with no corkage. Big thanks for a great evening

CG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our go to place for a gals get together. Food is consistently good, and the pricing is fair. Decent house wine (red) as well. But dinner took us two and a half hours, after we ordered - really long wait for the first course and the mains to get to our table. And for the second time in recent history, they didn't have any veal to serve, and didn't bother to warn us, until after the fact. We all had to change our choices. Top that off with missing bread, while the olive and balsamic sat in little dishes at our side. Yes, we could have asked for it, but we were all a little astonished that the servers never noticed the oversight. We arrived at 6, before the place was full - maybe 3 tables in use, including ours. Don't know what was going on, but something was off on this visit. Food still good, cheerful servers, and we weren't in a rush so no harm done. But one more visit like that, and our love affair with this place could end - especially if they're "shorted on their veal delivery" again. Twice makes you wonder if they even bothered to order it, but have left it on the menu.

JL
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect restaurant if you live in Oakridge and don’t wish to venture out to downtown or to the very busy Macleod trail. Great value, great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and pairing with most dishes. Flavours were fresh and the food was hot. I would recommend for a nice past dinner and or any special occasions.

h
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. This is a small, locally-owned neighbourhood Italian restaurant that we go to on a regular basis.

CT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

I ordered diet pop. I was offered a refill for my diet pop. I was charged almost $7 for 2 glasses of diet pop. I can buy an entire case for that amount. That's really a cheap trick. Most places charge $3 for the pop with free refills. They got my money this time but I won't go back.

JH
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambiance is great. Food was fresh and well-prepared. The Asparagus Fries are a unique appetizer and we tried two different Involtinis - Salmon and Pork - and they were excellent. Maddy our server was prompt, pleasant and professional and the two young 'men in black' kept the water glasses full and offered a refill on our bread basket - all appreciated.

The only reason why it is not a full 5-star is that it seemed to take a long time - 45 minutes - for the main dishes to come out of the kitchen. Maddy indicated that 'dinner would be here soon' but it was still another 10 minutes after that. It was a Saturday night and they were moderately busy and we thankfully were in no particular hurry. However, the time for the dishes to arrive became noticeable and we concluded that we might hesitate coming here if we were on a schedule [i.e. heading downtown afterward for a show]. Other than that, a pleasant experience with a generous carafe of house wine and a deserved reputation as a 'neighborhood gem'. It is Oakridge! We will go back.

BW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the evening with our friends and the food and ambiance helped.

P
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere is old Itanian and on the quiet side so it is good for people wanting to talk. The service was very good not over the top but more down to earth and friendly. The food was good and reasonable value.

DD
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. I think it would be a lovely place for a wedding reception or Christmas party. Quaint and cozy.
The food was fresh and came to us hot. The wine selection was perfect with our meals(which was the house red merlot).
The service was fantastic and staff was friendly and attentive.
Thank you!

JH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful food and great people. Locally owned and operated.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Their homemade bread is amazing and they’re very generous with it. Risotto was fantastic, pizza was to die for and the staff were exceptional. New family favorite.

o
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We showed up for our reservation and the kitchen was closed.

GJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. Our waiter was brand new - his first night at Involtini. He was very attentive and anxious to to do his job well - and he did. We were very pleased wit the evening.

M
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff always makes you feel at home. Never a rush, quality of food is always very good in our experience, we have been coming here for several years and never go away disappointed.