La Brezza Ristorante

4.7
1030 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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!

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

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JD
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent place for authentic Italian food. We had mussels to start. it was the best tomato sauce we've ever had. Wife had the Pescatore, prawns were huge and perfectly cooked. The spaghetti it comes with was light, buttery and delicious. I had the Carbonara, the sauce was light and the pasta was perfectly cooked. The pancetta and cheese gave the dish a nice salty and savory kick to it.

The service and ambience was top notch. They give great service and are excellent with recommendations and pairings for wine. The ambience was dimly lit and private with very low noise level. The place was busy but not crowded or loud. It was warm and inviting.

Lastly, the dessert and prices were spot on. The Tiramisu was fluffy, airy and potion size was great for sharing. My only criticism would be to add more coffee liqueur to the dessert. And the prices for each dish is spot on. The taste and potion size was worth every penny without being too expensive. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent. The food was tasty but very expensive and small dishes - too many other places to choose from to spend so much here.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, great food. A bit pricey but would go back on special occasions.

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KB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an excellent dining experience at La Brezza. Food is delicious, fresh, local and exceptional. Staff is attentive and so lovely to talk with between courses. If you haven't been yet, give yourself a treat and do it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Filomena is a gracious and lovely host. Angela’s cooking is second to none. The calamari is the best in yyc!!!

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PH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first visit to La Brezza and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Was a tad higher priced but worth the extra~ Sitting at the front was a cool when the door opened and was a little tight around the tables. Will definitely go back and also book a group for special occasions. Thank you La Brezza!

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

They have the best Caesar salad, but a little pricy.

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GN
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice quiet restaurant with very good food

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H
Calgary
57 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food good service good time

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YY
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Took my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner. Food was excellent, the server was perfect. Will be back soon.

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CT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hadn't been there in a few years but it didn't disappoint! Food was great!

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SA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LaBrezza is one of the best Italian restaurants I know of.

A family business who cares and tends for each person as if they were visiting their home.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food tasted absolutely delicious! I would recommend this family owned restaurant for any special occasion!

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OT
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A real gem, had a great lasagna and enjoyed speaking with the owner and one of the staff. I will try to return since its such a nice place with great food and fantastic people running everything.

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MM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was great. Will definitely be back. Best calamari in the city!

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H
Calgary
57 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Finally a restaurant that knows how to make a proper Vodka Paralyzer. Food was excellent Service exceptional

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always.

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JH
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Totally recommended

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MM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal, outstanding service. Thank you so much.

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good cause it always is here. Just felt really rushed to get out. When I go fine dining please don’t rush me. We had our mains within 40 minutes of getting there. Had I known when we ordered our mains that they would be out within 15 minutes I would have delayed things. Our server should have been a little more in tune. As well, we were celebrating our daughters 21st birthday and we told our guy it was a special night and all and absolutely nothing. Could care less. Lots of restaurant options in Calgary and not sure I’ll come back anytime soon.

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G
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Italian fare! They have the best sauces in the city. Don’t miss the calamari! Great pasta selection, and excellent menu, beef, lamb, chicken and fish. All delicious!!!!

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food was cold, portions were small and quality for a restaurant that has been around for this many years was beey disappointing.

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BG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There were four people in our party and we all chose a different item. All of the meals were excellent, well presented and tasted great. I had a veal dish and it was exceptional. We highly recommend the calamari appetizer.

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YY
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was over priced for the calamari and the Caesar salad. The stuffed chicken that was the special that night was just ok as well. The server was quite unpleasant and rude. Almost asked if he was having a bad day or if he just had a bad attitude overall. Would rather go to Mercato or even Cibo for better quality food and better service.

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F
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very tasty, cocktails were good. Ambiance lovely. Service great! Overpriced. Veal special $38. Two small pieces of veal (4-5oz), 1/2 cup spagetti and 1/2 cup veggies. Very small portions. Cappuccino was 4 oz..$6. Tiramisu 2"x 2.5" piece $10.

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OT
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot with quality food and service. I will be back!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Quiet, cozy, perfect for a classy dinner date night. The food was delicious as was the waiter’s suggested wine pairing. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visiting from UK - Great restaurant and amazing food. Head server was fantastic and knew the menu top to bottom. Calamari was out of this world. Highly recommend

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e
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our go to place! The food is very Italian but not in the heavy sense.
We were celebrating friendships that evening and the staff were great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Marco was outstanding, the food delicious and a very nice establishment. We will be definitely returning for more! Try the calamari, you won't be disappointed.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommended. Very delicious with excellent staff

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F
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our first date there and try to go back every year about the same time. Great food. We try something different each time and haven't been disappointed yet. Not an extensive wine selection, but they've all been good choices so far.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
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
18 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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