We are a lively and casual café and accept reservations after 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday. We look forward to seeing you soon!
It was my first visit - the food was amazing. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Loved the decor (will be using it for inspo for my own place). Looking forward to a return visit!
Thank you for giving us a try, Emily! We hope we get a second visit ;)
My server was awesome ! She made us feel comfortable from the moment we got there to the end. Thanks so much!
Thank you for joining us, Paula! It's our pleasure to ensure you have a great evening with us. We hope to see you again soon!
Great service and good food. The only down side is that it was a little too loud. Not the best for a group meeting.
Hello there! We sure are a bustling cafe. If you wish to visit during a quieter time, we'd recommend weekday mornings until 11am and afternoons from 2-4pm. We hope to see you again soon!
Service was a little slow but the food was exceptional for a casual bite. Would recommend for date night or girls night.
Hello, Rachy! Thank you for your feedback and we apologize if your service was a tad slow. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon!
Thank you, Kingsley!
My favorite place for a brunch in Calgary! Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff!
Thank you so much! We're always happy to have you for brunch. We look forward to seeing you again!
Poor costumer service, from hosting to server and getting the check. Good food and beautiful setting. Prices are fair considering the area. Service was so bad that compromised the experience.
Hello there. Thank you for your time and bringing this to our attention. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if we may. Could you please send us an email to Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your next convenience? Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!
Very nice restaurant! We came on pasta Tuesday (by accident) where all the pasta's were $13. On top of that, we were also there for 'Summer Feast,' on their special menu. My wife got the special and I got the Crab dip and Tagliatelle. We are pasta snobs... the pasta was exceptional.
There were people around us with laptops and created the coffee shop vibe, yet sophisticated enough to be a dining room as well. It's hard to explain but it was pleasant. I like everything about this place.
Hey, Chuckmate! Thank you for coming by for Pasta Night! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed everything. We look forward to our next visit!
Overall a very good experience.
We're so pleased to hear this! We hope to see you again soon!
Prob one of yyc best casual places for great food, ambiance n amazing service. I frequent often n always am introducing new people who also become equally impressed
Thank you, Mary! We always love our visits!1
Food was terrific, as it usually is, but service was subpar. When we arrived, I was told that my reservation had already been seated, when in fact they had seated another group at our table. They then moved us to a small table right in the corner of the restaurant, which was not large enough to hold our drinks and plates on comfortably. The staff seemed fairly disorganized. However, the food is delicious which is why I keep coming back anyways.
Hello there! Thank you for bringing this to our attention so that we may review it with our staff. We apologize for the confusion and hope there is an opportunity to see you again soon!
My egg benny was overcooked, sandwich bread was so hard, and chai latte was too mild. Maybe it is a good place for a coffee and cake? So disappointed with food. Also, the tiny round table was so uncomfortable with my food. Sharing a couch with other table was weird as well. Couch seat was so low to the table as well. So busy in sunday. Many menu was sold out and food came so late.
Hello there! My name is Terralynn and I am the Marketing Manager for Teatro Group. Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback about your most recent experience. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if I may. Could you please kindly send me an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your next convenience? Thank you again for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!
An Italian place that can’t make pesto? Seriously ridiculous. The dinner food was mediocre at best, the service was the worst I’ve ever had anywhere. As a counter order place they’re fine but as a service restaurant it’s terrible. It took us 20 minutes to get the bill AFTER we reminded her that we’d already asked for it. One drink came in a dirty glass. The menu has changed but the website hasn’t been updated so half of their “signature cocktails” are gone. I will never go here again. Clearly the “servers” do not understand how to do their jobs.
Hi there , thank you for your time and bringing this to our attention. We very much regret to hear your dining experience with us did not meet our standards. We have taken the time to review your feedback with our team so that we may take this an a training opportunity. Again, thank you for your time!
Great atmosphere. Able to book brunch reservations. Food was tasty. No complaints!
Thank you for coming by, Kat!
excellent menu, nice patio, good value, great staff, not rushed
Thank you for joining us, Susan!
I love Alforno for the food and atmosphere. It’s consistently good and the desserts are as goods as they look!!
Thank you so much! We always enjoy our visits together :)
Better breakfast than dinner. Pizza was OK with the bacon and fig being most interesting. Beet salad was basic. Soup of the day was tardy and very hearty helping. Bathrooms could be better mainly for cleanliness. Table was also not properly cleaned prior to us being seated.
Hey, Judy! Thank you for the feedback regarding your visit. We will look into this further!
Took 45 mins to get our breakfast. Beautiful place. But make sure you go when you have lotsa time to wait.
Hello there! Thank you for bringing this to our attention and apologize for the wait. We can assure you it doesn't usually take 45 minutes to get breakfast!
What a beautiful coffee shop. This was a great brunch location and even better food! We had the crab omelette and brie and mushroom bennie...delicious!
Great location for a stroll along the river after brunch.
We’ll be back!
Thank you for coming by, Gail! We hope to see you around the bakery again soon!
We made reservation in advance knowing that it would be busy for Father’s Day. Unfortunately my review is based on a child that screamed and shrieked for most of our meal. I understand that kids can get cranky but after 30 minutes of non stop shrieking, we got fed up and left as soon as we could. This was not a nice date night meal. The restaurant was packed so I’m sure this affected all the diners. The sad part was that management did not even notice the screaming and if they did, did nothing about it.
Hey, there. Thank you for your time and sending your feedback about your experience on Father's Day. We can empathize that you were disturbed by the young child, but we did in fact speak with the mother who did take the little one outside to calm down. Unfortunately, we are not in a place where we will ask parents to leave because of their child being upset. We are a family friendly restaurant and we encourage guests to bring their children with them. We regret to hear this impacted your day.
I've been to Alfono many times however the staff should have asked another customer to step out. Her child (age 4 or so) was throwing a fit and screaming at the top of her lungs for a solid 50 minutes. The mother never left and other customers (5 other tables) complained verbally, as well as a few other people asked to be moved. Would hAve been much nicer if the staff stepped up and asked the lady to just step out for a bit, especially on a special occasion like Father's day
Hi, Emily. Thank you for your time and we regret to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. Just to inform you, we did in fact speak to the mother of the young child and she promptly took her child outside to console her. We are a family friendly restaurant and encourage guests to spend time with their family in our establishment, especially on Father's Day. We regret to hear this impacted your day with us but we are not in a place where we will ask guests to leave if their child is upset.
Always amazing food, service and atmosphere! I usually host a ladies meetup group here. I’ve tried most of the pizzas on their menu. Great price on Thursday’s for $13. Brunch is awesome as well! Thanks for serving us tonight Ally! See you next time! :)
Thank you so much! We're so pleased you enjoy the pizzas 🍕Did you have a favourite? We look forward to your next visit!
Great!!! Awesome foods and ambiance
Thank you so much! It's our pleasure!
I really like Alforno for a casual breakfast - the food is UNREAL yummmm! The service though is really lacking. It feels like they are not sure if they are full service or counter service...so it's kinda messy.
Just manage your expectations - if you're looking to have Teatro-Group-level service, it isn't going to happen here. If you're looking to have Teatro-Group-level food that is on the casual side, and just as yummy - you will absolutely get that here!
I will certainly be back!
Hi there! My name is Terralynn and I am the Marketing & Communications Manager for Teatro Group. Thank you for your time and sending in your review. I do regret to hear the service you've received does not meet our Teatro Group standards, as it is the same across all properties. I would appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if I may. Please kindly send me an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance!
This is a cute spot. Food is good. Service was a bit slow, for what we ordered it took a long time (avocado toast and a side of bacon). The A/C was blasting so we were freezing. But I’d try it again to see if those were just a one time thing.
Hey, Sara! Thanks for visiting us and for the feedback. It appears you visited us on a Sunday- one of our busiest days of the week, so that may have something to do with the longer than usual bill time! We strive to ensure our guests are as comfortable as possible so if you're ever too cold- let us know!
Cute little cafe, delicious food great atmosphere. Portion sizes were on the small side.
Hey, Liisa! Thank you for the feedback. We will look into this!
I often go to Alforna for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was only disappointed in the service this past time. The server came by at least 5 times to take our order even though we asked her to give us 10 minutes or so. She never even offered us a drink before asking to take our order and we had to ask for a drink first. I don't hold her responsible for this but whoever is training your servers; generally speaking they are very professional! I will always recommend Alforno.
Hello, Elizabeth. Thank you for your time and sending in your review about your recent visit with us. We hold high service standards and we regret to hear that they were not met this most recent experience with us. I have passed along your feedback to the relevant individuals to ensure this does not happen again. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this to our attention as it's through channels such as these we can improve our guest's experiences.
We absolutely loved this place! The service was phenomenal and the food even better! We will be going back, no questions asked. The vibe, the decor, the layout, the seating - all was like no other. We're fans!
This made us smile ear to ear! Thank you for joining us and for your favourable review. We sincerely look forward to seeing you again!
There pasta Tuesday specials are delicious! I'm looking forward to trying them all.
Thanks for coming in for our pasta features! Our pizza is $13 on Thursdays too ;) See you soon!
Not our best experience at this restaurant.....food was good tonight but not great.
The server, while attentive, lacked experience.
Hi, there. Sorry to hear your recent experience didn't meet our standards. We hope we will have an opportunity to have you back again to remind you why you keep coming back!
I've noticed the servers are typically young and can be great but this last time it was obvious our server had never seen anyone pour wine. Wine was dripping down the side of the glass and the carafe and then she knocked over and broke a wine glass on the people sitting next to us.
Hi, there! Thank you for bringing this to our attention so it can be addressed!
I love the location of this restaurant, and I really like the ambiance and atmosphere, but the service was terrible.
It was not busy when we went for dinner at Alforno, it took the waitress almost 10 min to bring water to the table and even more time for our drinks to arrive, I found that our waitress was inattentive and not very knowledgeable about the food when I asked her about it.
Hi, Jenna. My name is Terralynn and I'm the Marketing & Communications Manager at Teatro Group. Thank you for sending in your feedback regarding the service you received on your recent visit. I regret to hear it did not live up to our standards as we do pride ourselves on our quality of service. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if I may. Please kindly send me an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your earliest convenience. Thank you1
My fiance and I have never been to Alforno before. I wasn’t a fan of the orecchiette (a bit dry/bland) but the manager definitely went above and beyond to offer solutions and everything else we ordered was great. Portion sizes are generous and the roasted vegetable spread/dip for the flatbread is AMAZING! We didn’t have time to get dessert but they looked so good I’ll have to go back sometime soon to try them.
Thank you for joining us! We regret to hear you didn't love the orecchiette and have passed that feedback along. I'm glad we were able to do something for you in the moment so you could enjoy the rest of your experience with us! We hope there will be an opportunity to have you join us again!
I booked this brunch for our annual staff get together. When I called, I asked if we could have a table in a corner so it would be a little quieter and we could talk throughout the whole group. Our table was literally in the middle of the room. It was so loud and people on one side of the table had to yell to talk to someone at the other side, and we definitely couldn’t talk to our staff about anything because it was too loud for everyone to hear. Food was okay, not worth it for the price. The tea wasn’t super hot and the espresso machine was broken, so specialty coffees weren’t an option. The service was nothing to rave about. I wouldn’t have tipped 18% for that service, but had to as it was automatically added to the bill.
Hi, Jenny. My name is Terralynn and I am the Marketing & Communications Manager for Teatro Group. It appears you visited us during a busy Saturday brunch and unfortunately the table you were assigned to was the only one that would accommodate a large party! None the less I would appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if I may. Would you kindly send me an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
Meeting a friend for dinner. Always very good!
Thank you for joining us!
We love Alforno. The food is always good, and with having two kids they’re always so accommodating. We’ve never gone for pasta night before, it was good. Just wish there were more pasta options to choose from. Other than that everything was great.
Thank you for continuing to visit us and we appreciate your feedback in regards to our pasta menu options. We hope we can see you again soon!
Service was excellent
Thank you, Chloe! Our guest's experiences are our number one priority- I'm glad it showed!
Thank you for the excellent follow up Terralynn - I can't wait to try Alforno again!
Hey, Toby. My name is Terralynn and I'm the Marketing & Communications Manager for Teatro Group. Thank you for sending in your feedback and I regret to hear you didn't love your meal. I would appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if I may. Would you please kindly send me an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your earliest convenience? Again, thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
I have been to Alforno many times for lunch and have had an amazing experience, great food and service. Unfortunately this time we decided to the try the menu as part of the YYC food and drink experience and the main course definitely left a lot to be desired. I had been very excited to bring a friend with me who I mentioned Alforno to many times and unfortunately it didn't quite live up to the hype that day. I will definitely be back for lunch another time but not sure about dinner.
Hi, Erin! Thank you for your feedback in regards to the YYC Food & Drink Experience main course. We have passed along your feedback to our culinary team so we can look into this further. Again, thank you for your time!
I came for the food expo. The appetizer and dessert were phenomenal but the main (pasta) was pretty basic and bland.
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback and we apologize that you did not love our pasta dish. We've passed along your feedback to our culinary team to look into further!