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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Pork & veal, arrabiata, bread crumb, grana padano, toasted foccacia
Food as always is good but not so much variety. Drinks a bit and pricey.
It was great!
It is a unique atmosphere. Our first time dining in - we do prefer the patio but weather dictates otherwise! The server was professional and efficient. We look forward to dining again on the patio
Very good service and nice ambience. Quality of food is ok though. We ordered the seafood pizza, it was good but I wished there was more toppings. The Caesar salad wasn’t as expected, as it didn’t come with romaine hearts but with greens, the dressing had no taste, the salad was dry and I felt like eating grass.
The food was amazing and the service was great! All the staff were so attentive and friendly. Only came to Alforno for coffee in the past, but I will definitely be back for dinner again!
The food was great. The wine was even better and it was there house wine. The service was fast and very friendly
Great place to eat, food is always fantastic - carbonara was a little saltier than usual but still good.
Our server Megan was excellent
And made the evening special
Great at providing all the options
Had the pasta and wine special
Potions considerably smaller than the regular meals we have had
They should have a traditional pasta dish with meatballs and sauce they have everything but
Thanks for the feedback.
Alforno was an unknown to me and my guest. We showed up last minute looking for a place to eat and weren't really sure about this spot to us. We gave it a shot, and glad we did.
Entry past the initial cafe/bakery style is the actual restaurant that was clean, bright, well lit, and a great spot for dates and table dining. The only thing that I didn't like was the limited seating due to plexiglass still in place for Covid restrictions, but this was not the fault of the venue.
The place is busy with a wide range of clientele including children, and the food is great. We had the octopus pasta, soup, salad, and some wine. Though nearly done our meal, the wine we chose still didn't make it to our table. I had to ask if it was coming, and the server told us she was sorry but it was sold out.... it would have been nice to be told immediately so we could have made other choices. We still ordered the house wine which was good, but some sort of concession would have been in line for the time we waited, and the missed opportunity here. A mention to our server prompted no reaction, which was honestly disappointing.
Still, everything else was great, and I'd likely be back to try other menu items, and the cafe grab and go.
On exit I noticed it was owned by the Teatro Group. GREAT operators and legendary establishments.
Hello, we really appreciate the insightful feedback. We apologize there are a server error in not addressing your wine selection being sold out. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon!
Very clean area and friendly staff but the food was amazing. I love my first visit at this restaurant.
Great day to be there.... half price wine bottles
Great deal, $21 for pizza and wine! Super yummy, and nice patio area.
Amazing food and service. Great mood.
Was not expecting it to be a small dinner spot but it was still nice!
Menu wasn’t up to date.
2 drinks tried weren’t good
We love the pizza and pasta from Alforno... Our favorite guy is the fun guy :-)
Meatballs are great. You will want to try for sure.
Always a great meal and value. Love alforno
Great experience at Alforno. I ordered their pepperoni pizza (regular with honey drizzle) and my wife ordered the gluten free mushroom pizza. One of the best gluten-free crusts she’s ever had, she says. Service was friendly and prompt, and the patio is a really nice place to spend time.
Great food and service was great
Always good and welcoming. Thanks for the great service!
Restaurant was really busy, food is always good though. Recommend making a reservation weeks in advance.
It was my first time here. I was on a date. Overall, I loved the place and ambience was mesmerizing. Even the service was good. I just felt that the food quantity could have been a bit more. We had Prawn Mafaldini and it was really good. Just felt it could have been more.
Our server Tessa was exceptional
Hello, Thanks for the compliment of Tessa! We will pass it along.
The food was amazing! My friend and I both ordered the short rib pasta and the manager came out and explained to us that there wasn't enough left for two orders (we were there late) so instead they added meatballs to the dish to make up for it? The pasta was incredible and I loved their flexibility! I will definitely be back!
Hello, Thanks for visiting us, and glad you enjoyed the Short Rib Pasta. We appreciate the feedback, see you again soon!
Great place, great food. Service was perfect. Def go again
Hi Justin, Thanks for joining us recently and we hope to see you soon!
Love the food and ambiance; great service too! staff are friendly.
Hi Lala Thank you for the feedback, have a great day!
Waited 10 mins for someone to help us at the main counter
Alforno is one of our favourite places to go for a date! We love everything about this place.
This was our first time back with the new restrictions in place and it felt super close to the table next to us. The screens are obviously required right now but we could hear everything the couple next to us was saying. It also doesn’t leave too much space for the servers trying to serve the tables. This wasn’t our best experience here.
Hi Tess, Thank you for the feedback. Sorry to hear you did not love your experience this time. The plexiglass screens we have in place follow government guidelines in terms of safety protocols required when visiting our cafe. We hope we can see you again soon!
The food was so delicious! You can tell they use high quality ingredients. Their sausage and brocolini pizza was amazing! We were sad they ran out of meatballs though. Will be back again :)
Hello, Thanks for visiting, and apologies we ran out of meatballs - hopefully you can have them next time!
Valentine’s dinner with my boyfriend, very nice! Food was excellent!
Hello, thanks for spending Valentine's Day with us!
Alforno is our go to place, may it be just to have coffee and a dessert or for family dinner breakfast, lunch or dinner. We live in the NE but because Alforno is our favorite place especially our daughter - Ayeisha, we don't mind driving downtown. Thank you to Ava for making sure we get what we need, always checking on us. Cheers! Since my daughter posted about Alforno in her social media account like way back when she was in Grade 9, most of her friends started going there, and they love it as well. Cheers!
Hi Aileen, thanks for such great feedback. We will pass along your comments to Ava. We are so happy you travel downtown to visit us with your family. See you soon!
We were placed by the window, it was freezing and quite tight!! Had to eat with our jackets on. The food was ok but quite bland.
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Enjoyed their daily specials. Good food and friendly service.
Hi Cindy. Thanks for joining us and for the feedback!
As always it was a lovely experience! The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. So nice to have the dining room open.
Hi Michelle. Thanks for joining us last week, and we hope you will visit us again soon!
We love their pizza... The Fun Guy, filled with several kinds of mushrooms, is a favourite! Stay safe, we will be back after this lockdown. In the meantime, we will take out/
Hello! The fun guy pizza is pretty fun - thanks for the feedback and we will see you soon. Thanks for your support during this challenging time. Happy New Year!
I absolutely love this spot! I usually come here for brunch, but decided to come for their Tuesday dinner and wine evening. Safe to say I was not disappointed. Everything was fresh, delicious, and extremely reasonable priced! Always my go to spot. Not to mention they have the absolute best baked good. Their bread is to die for. Feels like a piece of Europe in Calgary.
Good attention, great food , cozy atmosphere. A great place for a date or a family outing.
Hello Jesus, thanks for visiting with your family!
Great coffee!!! Awesome ambiance and space. Food was good, got the pizza, the dip and the meatball - a little pricey for what you get. Will try the pasta and one of the desserts next time and brunch. Would love to see more protein options. Will come again.
Hello, thanks for coming in and providing your feedback. We hope you enjoy new items when you visit us again!
This is one of my favourite places in the city! The aesthetic and overall look and decor of the place is stunning, their drinks are so good as well as their food! The location is also a plus since it’s not right downtown and you walk from princes island ! Took my husband here for his birthday and he said he’d want to come back next year. Our server was also very lovely !
Hi Layna, thanks for spending your husband's birthday with us, we are happy to hear he enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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 191 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.