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We are a lively and casual café and accept reservations after 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday. We look forward to seeing you soon!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Great spot for a delicious breakfast or dinner! Check out their new menu - Highly recommended!
Hi Jenn - thanks for this review! Hope to see you again soon!
I love Alforno! ❤️
Had their very tasty mushroom pizza and a glass of their house white which is very good.
I try to come here once a week - it’s my fave spot in Calgary for breakfast, coffee, dessert, and dinner.
Their staff is always so nice too!!
Hi Jenn! Thank you for the accolades and visiting us! I also love the mushroom pizza. See you next time - Brittany.
Enjoyed our meal. The staff did a good job working with the covid restrictions to make it safe but as personable as possible.
Hello, thanks for the feedback and joining us last week! We hope to see you again soon.
Great place to catch dinner, food is very delicious and service was great. Would definitely return to order the carbonara again.
Hello, Andrew! Thank you for visiting us! We're so glad you enjoyed your carbonara. We hope to see you again soon!
Fantastic restaurant with delicious food and great service!! Love this place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just an afternoon latte. ❤️
Thank you, Jenn! It's always our pleasure to have you in. Whether it's for a cup of coffee or a meal! We look forward to the next opportunity to see you again!
The food was delicious and our server was exceptionally friendly :)
Hey, Luis! Thank you for visiting us. We hope you enjoyed your evening with us and hope we can see you again soon!
This cafe is great for a bite to eat with friends as the food is awesome. The service was alright but it tended to be a little more on the loud side. There wasn’t any wifi which was frustrating for doing work. I would come here to dine but not as a casual cafe experience
Hey, Kurt! Thank you for coming in. We are both a a bustling cafe and a restaurant so we do not offer wifi at all times so we can accommodate all guests looking to join us. So it may be likely you visited us when we do not offer wifi. We hope there will be an opportunity to see you again!
We had an outstanding experience! The wine and pizza was great! Caio gave us an amazing service, as always! Thanks also to the waitress (I forgot to ask her name) who was very kind and friendly!
Hey there! Thank you for coming back in. It was our pleasure! We hope to see you for some pizza again soon!
Very slow service. Took 15 minutes to get our wine because they couldn’t get the bottle open. Then took quite some time to place our order despite menus being put to the side. Food was good and came to the table in a reasonable time. overall below average experience and would not recommend
Hey, Heather. Thank you for your time writing in to us. We apologize for the wait on your service and will speak to our team so this does not happen again. If there is anymore we can do, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. We sincerely hope there will be an opportunity to see you again soon!
I made a reso but it was almost as though they didnt know. Extremely loud, cramped and slow service. I used to love this place.
Hello, Ashley. Our apologies that your recent experience with us did not meet your's, or our, standards. We will pass along your feedback to the necessary teams so we can ensure this does not happen again. We hope we have the opportunity to see you again!
I loved the Alforno salad but wasn't so freaked with the baked salmon. the service was really good
Hey, Brenda! Thank you for your feedback regarding the salmon. We hope there will be an opportunity to have you join us again!
First time since the start of the pandemic I had the opportunity to come back to my favourite place. It did not disappoint!
Thank you for coming back in to visit us- it's been so long! We look forward to our next visit!
Their salads wouldn't make me come back, but the pasta would
Hey, Lisa! We regret to hear you didn't enjoy the salads. We will pass it on to our culinary team. We hope we can see you for another bowl of pasta again soon!
Food - especially the pizzas were delicious. We were on the patio which has the unusual benefit (in Calgary) of being on a quiet street. Great experience.
We're glad you enjoyed your meal with us, Greg! We also enjoy sitting on the quiet patio when we can. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
The cafe was very good and will definitely come back again.
Thank you for coming in! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
The place is nice. Staff is friendly and care about the customers. Breakfast was delicious.
Thank you, Nidia! It was our pleasure to have you join us. We look forward the next opportunity to see you again!
Great place to go! They have excellent customer service. I’d definitely go again.
Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
I tried the yyc food and drink expo feature menu tonight. The salad and entree (pappardelle) were nice. The caramel cheese cake was very ordinary. Overall, a satisfying dinner.
Hey, there! Thank you for joining us for our YYC Food & Drink menu and we appreciate your feedback. We sincerely hope we will be able to see you again soon!
Thanks to the crew, they made everything excellent ooo
Our pleasure, Sharhan! We hope we can see you again soon!
Special. Delicious. Go there. You’ll thank me.
We do thank you!
I’ve eaten here many times and it seems like the quality has gone down. The toast is sliced very thin and the potato rosy I was soggy. Otherwise everything was as expected.
Hey, Kathy! Thank you for your feedback- we regret to hear you feel this way! We will look into this further with our culinary team. If you are ever dissatisfied with your meal, please let us know and we would be happy to rectify it for you!
It is always a pleasure to dine with my daughter at Al Forno. It would be nice to be able to substitute the glass of wine on the Tuesday / Thursday special menu for a dessert. Apparently, the manager is ok but the tilt doesn’t allow it...
Hey there! Thank you for your feedback regarding our new feature. Just so you know for next time, we can offer your daughter anything from our non alcoholic cold beverage case!
I may not recommend because I had high hopes for Alforno. It turned out to be good, but not excellent. The risotto that I ordered was okay. It wasn't very flavourful which I was expecting it to be. Anyhow, my friend like his dish.
Hey, Anniel! Thank you for your feedback regarding your dish, we've passed it along to our culinary team. We hope it was brought to our attention at the time so we could rectify it for you! We do hope we will be able to see you again soon!
I come here almost every week, sometimes 2-3 times per week. The food is always excellent and the service courteous. I will be back next week.
We always enjoy our visits! We'll see you soon we hope ;)
Great evening. Very tasty food. The service was attentive and accommodating for all special dietary needs. Thank you Alforno. We shall be back!
Thank you for coming in! It's always our pleasure to accommodate our guests. We see you soon I hope!
The food was AMAZING, the service was quick and friendly, and just the overall appearance was a modern but comfortable setting. Will definitely recommend to friends, and go again myself:)
Thanks, Jennie! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to next time!
Went for breakfast band to try the featured hot chocolate. Everyone enjoyed their food!
That's great to hear! We hope we can see you before YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is up!
Probably my favourite pizza joint in the city! Get a table by the fire, warm and cozy. Thanks for accommodating that request.
Hey, Jakob! Our pleasure. So great to have you in for some pizza. We hope we can see you again soon!
Manager went above and beyond when the food was slow by bringing bread and checking on us often.
Thank you for coming in! We regret there was a lag but pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope we can see you again soon!
Wonderful server (Alice) and wonderful manager (Sonia).
Thank you, David! We are big fans of Sonia and Alice as well. We look forward to seeing you again!
Loved the chocolate boxes at the end of our meal on Valentine's Day - thank you for a wonderful experience!
Thank you for spending the special occasion with us 💓 We hope we can see you again soon!
Service was good, food was excellent!
Thank you very much!
Great service. Loved our brunch choices. My son didn’t want the eggs that came with the breakfast waffle; would have been a bonus if price was reduced a bit. And if using a reservation system, hostess shouldn’t be telling us they’re overbooked with reservations. But they still found us a decent table, in a timely manner.
Hello, there! Thank you for coming in and joining us. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to our relevant teams. We hope we can see you for brunch again soon!
Their hot chocolate for YYC Hot Chocolate Fest was amazing! Brunch is fantastic, great atmosphere. Definitely worth checking out and I LOVE that they take reservations.
Thanks, Lisa! We're so glad you liked the More S'Mores- we can't stop drinking them ourselves! We can't wait to see you again!
Went here for my birthday brunch with 10 other girls. Service was AMAZING. All the food came out together & coffee cups were always full. Highly recommend for a delicious meal + relaxing vibe.
Thank you for joining us for the special occasion. It was our pleasure to take great care of you and your friends. We hope we can see you before the next birthday!
I have been here several times. Early 5pm-ish during week days is the best time to enjoy AF's tasty food in a relax environment.
Thanks, OysterLove! We always enjoy our visits. We sincerely look forward to the next one!
This is by far my favourite cafe in Calgary! The location is amazing, the food is great and the atmosphere is perfect!
Well now you have us blushing! Thank you so much, Grace!
Server was really sweet but food was alright. And when we asked to move us to a better table because our was way too tiny to even fit our food, they didn’t let us. Even though, those tables were empty.
Hey, Shay! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback. We believe what may have happened is that you asked to move to a table that was being reserved for another guest. We do appreciate you sending in your feedback regarding your meal and we have passed it along to our culinary team. We hope there will be an opportunity to see you again soon!
Back to Alforno for a dinner out on a cold Saturday evening. Managed to score a table near the fireplace which was lovely. The food was great - we had a pasta dish rigatoni in a tomato meat sauce (the pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauce flavourful) and the Blue Walnut pizza - nice toothsome crust with excellent toppings. Dessert was a piece of the in house made carrot cake. Our server was personable and helpful throughout our stay. All in all a nice evening out. Kudos to the staff at Alforno!
Thank you for joining us for a hot meal! We're glad you enjoyed the dinner with us, that is a great combo! We hope we can see you for another meal soon!
Overall great breakfast experience.
You can order delivery directly from Alforno using the Order Online button. Alforno also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-0308.
Alforno is rated 4.6 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.