La Brezza Ristorante

4.5
980 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered to be one of Calgary's finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location - once the owners house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness.

You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. See you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am to 2:30pm;
Dinner: Open from 5:00pm 6 Nights a Week
Closed on Major Holidays (and Mondays)
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Phone number
(403) 262-6230
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ashraf Chouchene
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Private Party Facilities
Private Parties can book our lower level dining room with up to 16 people, our main dining room for up to 50 people or the entire house! A private area in our main dining room seats up to 12 people. Everything inbetween is always welcome!
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Private Party Contact
Manager: (403) 269-6000
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
1st Ave & 9th St NE
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Parking Details
Parking is free in our private lot and free on the street after 6pm and on Sundays and Holidays.
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Public Transit
Bus #9 stops next to our restaurant.

C-Train, Bridgeland/Memorial
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Special Events & Promotions
We welcome all of our special events and are flexible in customizing a dining experience to match your event. We also host special events of our own from time to time so please be sure to check our website at www.labrezza.ca
Additional
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 6:45PM

What 980 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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4.2
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband has been raving about La Brezza since he last visited with some higher ups from work. We decided to give it another go for a date night - a rare opportunity. The calamari was excellent, but the rest of the food was mediocre, at best. As an Italian, I was most disappointed in their bread offering and their pasta. I expect an intimate Italian restaurant to at least serve fresh Italian bread and fresh pasta, not store bought and over cooked. The veal that I had was quite tasty, but the veggies served with it had no flavour at all and we’re again, over cooked. My husband had a beef tenderloin that was quite delicious and tender but it was served with mussels that were barely edible. We did end the meal on a high note with the cream brûlée- delicious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Just awesome - all I can say. Everything was great!! I came for my favourite- fettuccine carbonara and I was not disappointed! I love this place!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Tried out La Brezza on a whim and it was phenomenal. Service by Michael was great - friendly and attentive - and the food was amazing! The calamari is a must order and is possibly the best calamari dish I’ve had. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

A great little family run restaurant.
Great staff, good food, excellent service.
Would highly recommend for those looking for good Italian food in
a relaxed casual atmosphere.
We will go again the next time we are in Calgary.
Your Saskatchewan patrons 05Jul18

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner and time there. We had a relative in from out of town and wanted a place we could visit and socialize. The atmosphere was great and we were able to carry out conversations easily (10 of us) and hopefully not disturbing other patrons. The server was excellent and the owner spent some time with us as well.

We sampled a great deal from the menu and everything was great.

I live in the far NW so it is a ways away but well worth it.

I had booked for 6 originally and called a couple hours early and they were able to accommodate 10. Not sure if they can always do that but they did for us :).

Doug

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Neat atmosphere with great food served by friendly, with-it people who enjoy what they are doing. Not a place that is trying to outdo the fancy, dimly lit national chain up-scale restaurants. A place that has a more intimate setting that attracts repeat customers through the food and service offerings. Hopefully the gentrification of the district will not force La Brezza from their location.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Enjoyed our waiter and food. Took grandkids and they were treated very well.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We enjoyed our lunch at La Brezza and the hospitality from Filomena was wonderful as always.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Authentic Italian cuisine if you want the real stuff.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I love how welcomed I felt as soon as we walked into the building. Also seeing everybody greeted in such a friendly and professional manner made me want to be apart of the community. Our service was inviting and easy to interact with. The food was perfectly proportioned and I can't wait to try more items on the menu. Evert bite left me wanting more. I highly recommend trying out LA brezza as is will be our new favorite spot!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We hadn't been to La Brezza for a few years. We won't wait so long before we return. Delicious food and happy service.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Easy to make reservations. First time customer. Love the smaller, family run type of restaurant. The service and the food was fantastic. How could we not have known of La Brezza before?!!! Marco was our server and host. Thank you to him and all the staff for a delicious and fun evening. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Have not been there in years. Great real italian food unlike the chain places. Small and quaint.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our server was fantastic and helped us order everything when we couldn’t decide, food was all hot and delicious, super cozy atmosphere, it got a bit loud since it’s small but had a great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

excellent food and service, wine ( by the glass) a bit pricey, had a nice quieter table in a corner, owner came by to inquire about the dinner and chat with us before we left

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Another great meal at La Brezza! They always make you feel like you have been invited to a friends house for dinner and the food is top notch!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

A girls night out made very special by Marko, who chose the entrees, the wine and my dessert. Followed by a delicious espresso. Excellent dining experience. Haven’t been in a while but won’t wait so long to visit again! Thank you all!😀

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We had booked our dinner reservation as we noticed white tablecloths on the photo on the website and wanted an elegant location to celebrate a special anniversary. There were no tablecloths or special atmosphere but we had driven a long way and decided to stay anyway. We ordered brochetta and sent it back twice due to finding a hair twice, once in the brochetta and once in the bread basket. It was replaced for a third time with multiple apologies but no discount offered. We did not ask for the brochetta to be replaced or a discount but normally some type of compensation would be offered. Our Caesar salad was tasty as was the cannelloni. Lasagna was ordinary and store-bought pasta was used. The waiter and owner were very friendly and service was good. Disappointing overall for our anniversary celebration.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Thank you for asking for feedback. We had a dinner at La Brezza Ristorante on May 5, 2018, which included appetizers, main courses and a dessert. The staff was friendly and the owner came to talk to us. However the food was ordinary, not remarkable at all. It was a kind of fare you would expect at a budget Italian restaurant, however the bill was quite substantial. So, my overall impression that it’s an overpriced restaurant with the mediocre tasting dishes. I am not coming back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I had the crepe special and it was a substantial portion for me. So I had the pleasure of taking one of the two crepes home for lunch for the next day. It was a plump, well-stuffed crepe with a lot of chicken and a wonderful flavour of mushrooms. The vegetables were a good portion too, and tasted much better than vegetables should taste! I love this place; I never have an issue with any food I eat here. Oh! I almost forgot the cheesecake! Chocolate! Delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Love this place! The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The employees are friendly and work hard to please. I definitely recommend this place and plan to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Visiting my elderly Uncle. Had a wonderful meal with amazing service.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Went for a date and observed others on dates but also families and small groups. Excellent food, service and value! I am not usually too impressed with dining out places (most lack service, quality or value) but LaBrezza knocks it out of the park with all three!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

They were short staffed, waited too long for our food and one dish was not good.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Mains were great (pastas). The Capresse salad was dissapointing

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food and service were amazing! We had the Fettuccine a la Brezza & Fettuccine Carbonara both with the added chicken. SO YUMMY! We would most definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food, friendly personal service, nice atmosphere, always a good dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Good food and nice staff

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Waiter was friendly and helpful with the menu.
Portions were of good size.
Flavors were bold and authentic.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great service, good food, accessible parking. Considerate of customer and so nice that the owner often comes to check on everything and make sure that you are content and happy with the meal

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very good service. This is the second time there. Nice welcome. Had the minestrone soup and the egg plant to start, very nice. Then had salmon which was slightly over cooked, yet flavourful. Wine was well paired.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful experience! We felt like we were visiting old friends because they are so welcoming and friendly. The food is amazing and a good price point. We wil definitely be back

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was absolutely wonderful and the staff were amazing from the moment you walked in. The staff were friendly and attentive. I arrived much earlier than the rest of my party but the staff checked in with me and even offered getting an appetizer while I was waiting. The only thing was that the restaurant is located in a house, so it was a bit cozy. I didn't find the tables to be overly crowded or anything, there was room to move between tables. The food was fantastic, every single dish was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. I will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was some of the best Italian we have ever had
Our waiter Ryan gave excellent recommendations off of the menu and the daily specials

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My husband and I love this restaurant! The calamari is phenomenal and the mains are delicious too. It’s a staple of ours for date nights.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The restaurant is located in a trendy area in Bridgland.
The service was excellant not only by the waiter but also the owner.
It was a warm friendly environment with great food!
We will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love this quaint neighbor spot. The owner and staff are always top notch!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had an outstanding meal! Everything from the bread to the dessert was amazing. Service was impeccable too. I certain place to revisit when we return to the city!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

At La Brezza, they make you feel like family. It is cozy and comfortable and the food is amazing. We can't wait to go back!

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