About Involtini Ristorante

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

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
24 Street SW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 281-2482

Website:
http://www.involtini.ca/

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.

Parking Details:
Lots of parking in mall.

Public Transport:
On 90th Ave west of 24 St SW

Executive Chef:
Jason Verhagen

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Private Dining

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.

Involtini Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Authentic (10)
Romance (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (7)
Casual (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten-Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
Lunch (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Pre/post-theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

We have been a few times, and have always really enjoyed the experience. This time was no different. Service was really good, food was tasty and the experience was really good. Great neighbourhood restaurant. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Great spot to relax and enjoy good food, you never feel rushed between courses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very good food, always consistent. Lovely relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My Mom took me for my birthday treat! Superb - as usual. We do not go anywhere else because the food is ALWAYS great here.
Salmon Involtini, Port and Tiramisu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great restaurant, has become one of our favorites, always great food and very friendly staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 19, 2017

When the door from the waiting area to the restaurant opens, you walk into a comfortable space for dining and wine. Windows are heavily drapedand there is nothing of the oirside coming in. Is just yours and about 10 other tables. The specialty here is the scalopini, either veal, beef or pork. You have to try it. Mushroom risotto and Lamb shank are also very good.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful evening with friends from out of town at our local restaurant. Great martinis, excellent wine, and the food - amazing. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for great atmosphere and excellent service, food and wine second to none!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We go to this restaurant often and always enjoy the food. More often than not, we eat from the light (seniors) menu, which includes a soup or salad plus main course. Favourite is the salmon with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables! We often take business people from in town and out of town and they are always complimentary.

Tags: Authentic
Food4
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was our second trip to Involtini's in the past year. The previous meal had been a really good food at a decent price with good service and also close to home so we thought we would give it another try with a family member from out of town.

This time however the service was substandard right from the start of the night. The server was erratic in his attention to our table of three. The restaurant was more than half empty but there was a table of 10 that took all of his attention.

Our appetizers took about 20 minutes to arrive which seemed fine with the pleasant conversation around the table but then it took another 50 minutes for our entrees to arrive and when they did, one of the entrees was completely wrong. The waiter seemed to think that since it took so long to come out that we should just accept the error and eat the wrong meal. When we refused and sent the meal back, it took another 20 minutes to get the right meal. The server never really apologized and offered a complimentary glass of house wine while our host ate his meal. Our meals having been eaten and cleared already.

In the end, the food was good but the service so bad that we don't think we would risk a meal there again. Unfortunate that a local restaurant would lose a chance to win regular business with service like this.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is a great restaurant, we really enjoy Monday evenings with Neil.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I ordered the special which was snapper with crab and a cream source. It was flavorless served with very cold vegetables that should have been hot.

They gave my father the wrong item and after saying so.ething 2 times offered to take it back.

This restaurant was definitely not worth the price and the service was average.

Food2
Ambience3
Service2

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been here previously and had wonderful food and fantastic service...unfortuntely this time we did not. Food and service equally unsatisfactory

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Celebrated here with family from Ontario who had never been. Glad to show off our local gem. Superb all round.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The food was alright, but aiming towards richness instead of taste. I was not impressed with the service, but the wine was fantastic.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent dining experience! Involtini Ristorante was recommended to us by friends and family members as a great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would recommend it to others!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

Food was excellent. Staff was there, but not there. They weren't in your face, so you could enjoy your company.
Pricing of food and wine was reasonable.
Definitely go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 1, 2017

My husband I went here for dinner for our wedding anniversary. The food was good and the service was impeccable! The waiter was outstanding and knew the menu very well. The atmosphere was very relaxing and quaint. I highly recommend the sticky toffee bread pudding!!! Delicious! We will definitely be going back!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great food & personable service. Questions answered with a smile. It's clear the owners care about their customers & the food they make.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent service, fantastic food, relaxing atmosphere, quite, not overly pricey , for fine dining

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We have been going to Involtini since it first open and have always had a good meal and a good evening out. Special neighborhood place worth during to if you do no live in SW calgary

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Dinner and service was good Caesar salad was horrible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Very good value and food choices in a pleasant ambiance with ample time to enjoy a meal and a good conversation

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Mom and I enjoyed the lighter fare menu this evening. We never think of venturing further than this restaurant, our neighbourhood gem. We always saying "congratulation to the chef", no matter what our choice.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Organic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 28, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our first dinner out after having a baby to celebrate our anniversary. We both had the 9oz for the price of 6 oz wine special and shared the asparagus fries as an appy. He loved the pork Involtini and I liked my chicken risotto. Great food and close to home!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This was my third visit for dinner and each time it's been very good. The Salmon Involtini is my favourite and the cannelloni is also delicious. The service is good in that you never feel rushed. All in all, it's a nice and cozy place for a delicious meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great family run restaurant with very good menu options

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 15, 2017

A very friendly welcoming atmosphere complimented with good food and wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My husband and I had to wait over an hour for our meal. They were understaffed. The waiter kept appologizing. We almost left without eating.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Always love the creative cuisine. Hardly ever go anywhere else any more. I think I will just work my way through the menu!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We love this place! 10 minute drive from home, great food, superb service, really good daily specials.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Involtini just never disappoints us. Took our neighbours there for dinner. They said it was the best pizza they had ever had and he was 84. It must have been good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Server not very attentive, didn't have a very professional personality. 2 out of three entrees was ok. 4th meal, we wanted to substitute pasta for the veggies, and was told no it would be no problem, at $5.00 charge. The order was changed to a pasta dish, which had so much sauce, you couldn't taste the pasta itself. The dish was sent back. By thIs tune, he no longer wanted anything else. We were accommodated for dessert by allowing us to reduce the size of the dessert st a reduced price and a free dessert was brought for the person who sent their meal back. Smaller meals were on the menu at a reduced price, which was great. Salad sharing was done in the kitchen and nicely presented. Although this restaurant was recommended to us, We would not go back. We were expecting a fine dining experience, and were disappointed.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Lovely meal. Excellent specials tonight. 3 of us celebrating my husband being retired 3 years!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyed the evening very much. The food was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 14, 2017

All four of us were very happy with the food we ordered. The beet spinach salad was delicious. I had the smaller portion of the cannelloni & it was a perfect size & tasted great! The service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is a hidden gem for sure! We arrived for an 8:30pm reservation and the restaurant was close to full with most tables already enjoying their meals. The food and service was outstanding! My partner had the veal scallopini and I had the beef Involtini and we shared a side of mushroom risotto. Everything was very satisfying and I will certainly return. The other dishes we saw being served looked as equally appealing as ours! Our server (wish I remembered his name) was exceptional in food knowledge and attention to detail.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Our favorite neighbourhood restaurant. Always good.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was a great authentic meal. The best Osso Buco that I've had in quite some time.
The staff was friendly and well versed in the meals and wine list.
I would recommend this spot, as the best value around. I now have to try the world famous pizza!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Mom will not let me take her anywhere else for dinner. She loves the Senior Menu lighter fare choice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Organic, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Delicious, and quick service. Neil was are server, and awesome. It was Monday, which meant we could bring our own wine with no corkage fee..even better. Two of us had the salmon(maple) that melted in our mouths!! We tried fried asparagus as an appetizer,now my new favourite appy. Cannot wait to go back!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic

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