Cafe Chianti

4.3
830 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Relax in our cozy restaurant and indulge your inner gastronome.
Enjoy one of our signature cocktails or explore our climate controlled wine cellar.
We offer a large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, pizza and chicken dishes.
2 separate dining rooms are available for private parties from 15 people up to 65, extensive bar selections with a deep wine cellar specializing in Italian, French and Californian wines.

Proudly serving you for over 27 years!
What 830 People Are Saying
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MissySze
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

To start the night off, the restaurant didn’t see our reservation for 10 people. They were quite busy but luckily, they had space in their lounge area for our group. Our group was also late getting together so we didn’t mind that we had to wait until almost 8:00pm to get our table. After sifting down, we had ordered a drinks, it took a little while to get our first round. Although, we were a large group (total 8 people showed up for dinner) we had ordered our food, some had appetizers before their mains but our mains took over an hour before it was served. A few of us ordered the ‘special’ of that evening, turns out there was only two ‘left’ and three of us ordered. Still, we waited quite a while to get our food. Finally, when the food came out, the food was PURE salt. I changed my ‘special’ which was a striploin into a tenderloin meal, added the side of shrimps and scallops and everything - the steak, shrimps and scallops was SO salty, it literally left a bitter aftertaste. This was common between everyone else’s dish - just salty. Also, my steak was cooked to a medium instead of a medium rare but after waiting so long - just not worth it to complain. The cut of the tenderloin wasn’t great either - pretty gritty. The restaurant ‘normally’ closes at 9:00pm but we were there until past 10:00pm so even when we were finished eating, none of our group wanted dessert but there wasn’t an option for another round of drinks because they were already closed. The only person who had dessert was the one who complained about the saltiness of her lasagna and had the dessert as her main over getting any other main dish replacement. I’ve dined here before a month prior for a business meeting and it was good, so I recommended it to my out of town friends since it was a special occasion for us to get together again after 10 years, but this experience was just a disappointment and the food expectation was terrible. Only good thing was our server was very friendly and professional.

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SeanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary at Care Chianti.

thank you

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BepD
Atlantic Canada
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a special evening! The food is excellent, the service is wonderful, and the room we were in is very quiet.

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DavidI
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Two hours to get our main. Forgot one order. Food was not tasty and overpriced

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BepD
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal, and the service was outstanding.

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ABAinNS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, service and value.

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vipSpago27
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, home made ravioli. Very generous portions. Awesome dining experience. Have been going here for a very long time. Highly recommend

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Sandbag
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Great service
Will return, one of my favourite restaurants in the city.

SG
SharonG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waitress made the evening very special . The food was spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Once seated everything was great. But there were a large number of people waiting at the entrance for a table and we were not able to socially distance with others without being outside in the cold. Also we had to wait 15 minutes beyond our reservation time. Perhaps they need to leave more time between reservations to ensure the table is ready on time which would reduce the wait line at the entrance.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Chianti is an amazing restaurant. Best fine dining in Halifax. The food, service and ambiance never disappoints!

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NickiT
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. One of the best steaks I’ve had in my life!!

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ARDENTTRAVELER
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Valentines - food was Delish and good social distancing -
Music was a bit too loud but truly a good experience

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Irish
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing fresh pasta dishes, authentic Italian, great wine list.

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DominicD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a first experience for my spouse and I, and we truly loved it. We will keep Café Chianti at the top of our list for eating out. Excellent all around!

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BrentH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After 10 years in Halifax it's still our favourite place for a nice dinner out!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven’t been here in a long time, but it used to be one of our favs. After tonight, it’s back on our list of fav places to go. Our server was lovely and the food was just as good. We both had the arugula salad and it was delicious! I had the butternut squash ravioli and Glen had the spaghetti and meatballs. We both really enjoyed it. A lovely night out. ❤️ we will be back soon!

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WayneA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant setting in a historic downtown building. The food and service were top notch.
Will go back and would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Saturday evening meal (x5), on the 2000 second sitting. Good table, socially separated and a nice warm room. Lots of choices and food was well presented and of good quality. This restaurant is quieter than the busier part of Halifax but we liked this. Recommended

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viplisaN
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Again a stellar performance from the kitchen and staff. I can’t gush enough about the new vegetarian pasta options. Food is always too notch and service likewise. The environment is clean and Covid 19 in tune. I as a cancer client I look forward to takeout as our Covid numbers rise.

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viplisaN
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new fall menu has added an extra veggie pasta. The ravioli was so rich and yummy. The cocktails were well made and wine selection as always, well rounded. Love this restaurant, for me best Italian in Halifax.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent. Great service, great food

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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JimK
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience! Never disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

My dish wasn’t great seafood pasta but they had burnt the garlic so very bitter taste.

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MichelleC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It was great, not our usual great, chicken was a bit dry and the food wait was a bit long. However, still my favorite restaurant. Blackened Haddock was awesome! Thanks to our waitress, due to the wait, had an extra glass of wine!!

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Cakes99
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the table by the window. Quiet spot. Tim, our server, was excellent! Always a great meal!

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WRFG
Atlantic Canada
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner

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dksci29
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were just amazing and the food was wonderful

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TheBigFizz
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, great service, great ambiance and we will be back!

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ABAinNS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic Italian fare, very flavourful, served with attentive service and a commitment to the little details. The pasta dishes are highly recommended, and not a morsel of pizza was left on anyone's plate.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant-great atmosphere and the best Italian cuisine in the city!

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AkbarKhan
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to eat, good food service and ambience

BW
BeeWebb
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We eat here fairly often. It is loud, especially in the large dining area. We prefer to sit on the bar side where it's a bit more intimate and quieter. Service is hit and miss...sometimes friendly, sometimes not so much, sometimes very attentive and sometimes too busy for one server at seemingly too many tables. Food is always delicious though.

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and ambiance decent prices too :) we bought on groupon but woukd def go back :)

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Kathy
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great restaurant with food that is consistently well prepared, and the service is terrific. It is a great place to take a date, or your family for an elegant evening out.

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ShandaG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our evening and meal at Cafe Chianti. The wine, food, and service were wonderful! My boyfriend and I felt we had an intimate yet relaxed and private setting as we were given the option to sit by the window next to the bar. This made for a perfect date night! The highback chairs were classy and comfortable. Highly recommend the lobster ravioli. It was to die for!

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RichL
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice dining experience.

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BepD
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice meal. We always enjoy the ambiance at Cafe Chianti.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, full restaurant on a Saturday night. Tasty drinks, and delicious food. Welcoming staff

FAQs

Cafe Chianti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cafe Chianti is rated 4.3 stars by 830 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.