La Brezza Ristorante

4.5
997 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 997 People Are Saying
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4.3
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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time going to La Brezza, but I had heard good things for quite some time before hand. We were not disappointed! The service was fantastic, and we followed the recommendations of our server which were excellent. We were a little tight for time as we had theatre tickets after dinner and the restaurant accommodated our request for slightly quicker service without a hitch. We will return and plan to allow more time to fully savour this dining experience.

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RS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

You must try the calamari - it will change your life!!

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J
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, starters of bruschetta and calamari all the way through the entrees were right on in terms of taste and temperature. Service was equal caliber to the food quality. Marco made an excellent recommendation on the wine. Great place for relaxed and casual dining in fine Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices. We’ll be back!

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RE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love the relaxed feel and charm of this restaurant. Feels as though you are having a wonderful dinner in a good friends home. Marco was our waiter and he couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. Our group of 4 had individual dinner choices and everyone was blown away with the dishes ! The Calamari appetizer was amazing. The Rippasso classic Italian wine paired wonderfully with our meal. Don't forget to try the Cheesecake for dessert.

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OT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The Calamari was the best I’ve had in the City I just felt the main dishes were a bit over priced for the quality, nothing was bad it just wasn’t amazing. Service was fantastic great staff!

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BT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was everything fabulous.
Appetiser definitely I would recommended calamari amazing ,only was little bit not enough portion.
I had lamb was delicious but for me the grave was little bit salty( but everyone have a different taste). As a price for the food litter bit expensive and yes we will be back for sure we like this place. Very cozy atmosphere. Owners very friendly.
Thank you

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect evening!!!!!!!! Delicious food, and the service was amazing!!!! Enjoyed both people helping us. Very obvious , they LOVE what they do!!!

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BR
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We are never disappointed with La Brezza and last night was no exception. As always the service was exceptional and the food great. We will be back again.

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BV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always...always first class! Marco carries the tradition on as a host with a zest and flair!! Filomena, well she is endearing and truly authentic!!!

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KC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been a customer of La Brezza since it opened (1980). Still a favorite.

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P
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A very good experience overall. The food was first class. Just missing some quiet background music. Thank you.

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k
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Not much for atmosphere but food was better than average. Not impressed by badly water-stained wine glasses. Would never use glasses like that in my home and certainly not for guests paying $ for a bottle of wine.

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z
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food could have had more flavor it was very bland. Hard to justify expensive prices. Nice atmosphere great service,but the food needs work

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GJ
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal at La Breeze. Had the Chicken Pescatore. The sauce was fantastic.

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L
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As always, the food was wonderful with welcoming and kind service.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved our dinner! Our pasta was warm but it should be piping hot! That is our only suggestion for improvement. We will definitely return.

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SS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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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M
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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DS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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HK
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific staff! Super friendly. Our party of six people went away full and very pleased with the food. Going back soon!

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SK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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DI
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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SC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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PL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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F
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine if you want the real stuff.

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KC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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BH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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GB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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K
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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RT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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SH
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

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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D
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

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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TP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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BK
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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